Green River Ordinance to play Homecoming gig

October 2, 2013

A Hall of Fame 1960s rock band from Emporia returns to its roots this month to play the Emporia State Homecoming 150 Alumni and Friends Post-Game Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, in Memorial Union’s Webb Hall. Cost for the party is $10 per person.

Green River Ordinance, which was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2010, is a legendary band that features several Emporia State alumni — Glen Andrews (BSE ’71 – Biology; MS ’73 – Biology; Distinguished Alumni Award - 1991) Steve Graves (BSE ’73 – Speech) Bob Yoos (BS ’80 – Social Sciences) Jimi Pritchett (Former Student) and Robert Leonard.

Originally called The Invaders, Green River Ordinance toured the Midwest from 1966 to 1971. The band evolved from playing mostly British pop to the West Coast rock and roll, including the San Franciso sound.

On the road, the group played The Red Dog Inn in Lawrence and Wichita, the Store in Emporia, The Fireside Inn in Hutchinson, The Dark Horse Inn in Hays, The Lampliter in Salina, Me and Ed's in Manhattan, The Hilltop Club in Atchison, as well as many other clubs, VFW Halls, and armories. They played in eight states with Jackson, Wyo., near Grand Teton National Park being the farthest they traveled.

Other special guests during the Post-Game Party will be Logan Mize, who will perform a few songs before his concert later that evening at the Granada Theatre, and Elvis plans to be in the building as the Homecoming celebration is “All Shook Up!”

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