Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 1:00pm


Join us for an electrifying event at the Southern Rock Revival BBQ & Car Show on Sunday, June 9, 2024, in Ithaca at Lakewatch Inn (formerly The North 40). This incredible event will feature an impressive lineup of Southern Rock bands that will leave you wanting more. Get ready to rock out to the sounds of Once an Outlaw Band, featuring guitarist Chris Anderson from The Outlaws, and his all-star band. They will be taking the stage from 6pm to 7:30pm, delivering an unforgettable performance that will have you on your feet. Ithaca's Southern Rock band, Iron Horse, will pay homage to the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd with a special tribute performance from 4pm to 5:30pm. Their soulful renditions will transport you back in time to the golden age of Southern Rock. And that's not all! Don't miss the rising Southern Rock superstars, Preacher Stone, who will be showcasing their talent from 2pm to 3:30pm. Their energetic and dynamic performance will have you singing along and craving more. But it's not just about the music. Indulge your taste buds with the mouthwatering BBQ served by Lakewatch Inn. Feast on smoked Brisket, Pulled Pork, and a delicious 1/2 BBQ chicken, accompanied by a side of macaroni salad and coleslaw. And to quench your thirst, a full bar will be available, offering a wide selection of drinks. In addition to the incredible music and delectable food, we will also be hosting a registered car show from 2pm to 6pm. Get ready to admire some of the most stunning and unique cars around. Stay tuned for registration details and contact information, which will be announced soon. Don't miss out on this unforgettable event! Get your tickets now at and be prepared for a Southern Rock experience like no other. Doors open at 1pm, so arrive early to secure your spot. See you there!


CHRIS ANDERSON- GUITARIST/VOCALSChris Anderson, an Outlaw member from 1986-1989 and 2005-2018, has had many successes with bands such as Blackhawk, Grinderswitch, and his own band Rattlebone. Other accolades include writing songs, touring, or playing with The Allman Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Bad Company, Hank Williams Jr, and many more.

CHRIS HICKS- GUITARIST/ VOCALSChris “Hitman” Hicks, a member of the Outlaws from 1989-1996, then joined The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris is currently the lead guitar player, vocalist, and songwriter for the Marshall Tucker Band. He has played with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, and Greg Allman. Chris also plays with his band, The Chris Hicks Band.

CHUCK FARRELL- GUITARIST / VOCALSChuck is a New England favorite. He appears regularly with Bruce Marshall, a former member of the Toy Caldwell Band, and together are members of The Shadow Rides. He can often be seen on stage with the likes of James Montgomery, Barry Goudreau, and Jon Butcher. Some of Chuck Farrells other ventures include musicians Al Hospers, a former member of Blood Sweat and Tears, and Chris Vitarello of the Butch Trucks Band.

A.J. VALLEE- DRUMSHailing from Boston, drummer A.J. Vallee is the go-to drummer and percussionist on many platforms. He is currently touring the U.S. with One Night of Queen. Having previously toured regionally and nationally with James Montgomery, The Southern Rock All-Stars (feat members of Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot) Jon Butcher, Carmen, and Camille (Billboard, MTV’s The Hills) and boasts song placements on NBC and ABC T.V. with Boston’s own Starr Faithfull.

MIKE KACH- KEYBOARDIST/ VOCALSSouthern rock fans might recognize Mike Kach from The Dickie Betts Band, Great Southern. You can also catch Mike with A Brothers Revival. Mike be helping out while our brother Chris Hicks is out touring with Marshall Tucker ...

TIM ARCHIBALD- BASSISTBorn in Cleveland, Ohio, and Currently working with Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers. Tim moved to Boston in 1976. He formed his band Urge and played with Fly By Night, touring the South and East along with Groove Holmes, Dobie Gray, Dizzy Gillespie, and others. Archibald and John Butcher played together in 1984 on Capitol Records. He then signed with New Man to Epic Records in 1985. Soon after, he was part of RTZ with Brad Delp, Brian Maes, and David Stefanelli. For six years after that, Tim played with Peter Wolf from the J. Geils band. Tim joined Ernie and the Automatics working another six years alongside Sibby Hashian on drums, then touring with Deep Purple. Tim is also actively playing with Barry Goudreau's Engine Room.

THADDEUS LAVELLE- CONGASThad is an East Coast favorite. He can be heard playing drums and percussion with a myriad of bands across New England.


* Iron Horse Bio

IRON HORSE is a powerhouse Southern rock band hailing from upstate NY. With a career spanning over 17 years, they have made a name for themselves through their electrifying performances and setting attendance records at every show.Lead vocals are shared by the dynamic duo of Mark Armstrong and Andy Lockwood, who bring a unique blend of passion and energy to the stage. Their harmonies soar above the roaring guitars and pulsating rhythms, captivating audiences with every note.Ron Brock holds down the fort on bass guitar, providing a solid foundation for the band's sound. His backup vocals add depth and texture to the band's signature sound.Steve Peck is the driving force behind the drums, delivering thunderous beats that keep the audience moving and grooving. His backup vocals add an extra layer of intensity to the band's live performances.Shawn Manning's lead guitar skills are unmatched, delivering blistering solos that leave audiences in awe. Lisa Bloom adds a touch of magic with her keyboard skills, adding layers of depth and atmosphere to the band's sound.IRON HORSE's music is a melting pot of Southern rock influences, blending gritty guitar riffs, soulful vocals, and infectious melodies. Their songs transport listeners to a time when rock 'n' roll ruled the airwaves, evoking a sense of nostalgia while still sounding fresh and relevant.Whether they're performing at intimate venues or on larger stages, IRON HORSE never fails to deliver an unforgettable live experience. Their electrifying performances and undeniable stage presence have earned them a dedicated fanbase and a reputation as one of the most exciting bands in the Southern rock scene.With their passion, talent, and years of experience, IRON HORSE continues to push the boundaries of Southern rock, leaving a lasting impact on audiences wherever they go. Get ready to ride the wave of their infectious energy and experience the power of IRON HORSE!


*  PREACHER STONE BAND BIO;Preacher Stone first garnered the attention of the American rock World with their music appearing on 2 seasons of the FX Hit Series – Sons of Anarchy. This recognition led to a People’s Choice winning vote from fans of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man Cruise, which led to an invitation by the band, to perform on the next 4 Simple Man cruises in a row, as well as an appearance on NAHA’s Rock Legends Cruise, The Blackberry Smoke Cruise, and most recently, their appearance on the 2016 Outlaw Cruise featuring Blackberry Smoke and Shooter Jennings. These multiple cruise appearances have also garnered the band a growing European fanbase.The band heads into Echo Mountain Studios this June to deliver their 4th independent album, with producer Bruce Irvine: (Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake.) this has also ensured them an international distribution deal with Alliance Entertainment, and they currently have over 16,500 likes on their Facebook page, and over 1 million YouTube views!!! All thanks to a fan movement that refers to themselves as “The Congregation”.

RONNIE RIDDLE – Lead Vocals, Harmonica

MARTY HILL – Lead Guitar Slide Dobro

BEN ROBINSON – Lead Guitar Slide Vocals

JOSH WYATT – Drums, Vocals

JIM BOLT – Bass, Vocals

** JOHNNY WEBB – B3, Keyboards, Vocals -"May he RIP!!"

Ticket Price: $25 adv or 2 for $40