II Big opens Lakeport summer concert series


II Big will open the Summer Concerts in the Park this Friday. Courtesy photo.


LAKEPORT – This Friday the Summer Concerts in the Park 2007 season begins, with a lineup of 10 great concerts planned for the coming months.

Leading off the summer performances is the band II Big with its class rock sound.

II Big has opened for such classic music acts as Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, Loverboy, Grand Funk Railroad, Ricky Skaggs, Joe Walsh, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, The Jeff Healey Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Styx.

The group has a new CD, Face in the Glass, coming out later this summer. They'll be featured performers at the Boonville Fair's Rodeo Dance on Sept. 15, and have shows planned for Konocti Harbor later in the summer.

Members are Aubrey Hansen, guitar and vocals; Tom Hansen, keyboards/vocals; Vince Knight, rhythm guitar/vocals; Roger Vance, bass; and Ken Ingels on drums.

The Summer Concerts in the Park are held in Lakeport's Library Park every Friday evening. The show begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the Summer Concerts in the Park, call KXBX, 263-6113.

For more about the band, contact Ken Ingels in care of Russian River Records, 468-0280; or visit their Web site, www.riverrox.com/rec_artists/2big/2big.html.