After over three years of planning we finally scheduled our 'Rick Cua" Tribute Show for Sunday July 29, 2018 at Barbagallo's, 6344 East Molloy Rd in Syracuse, NY. Rick Cua the 4 time Sammy Award Winner who has had 6 Number #1 singles along with 2 Gold Record Award in his amazing career to date. This event was label as "CNY Music Legend Series" first live show. It was so great finally to honor our longtime friend of so many years.
This "Sold Out" historic event included many musicians from all periods of Rick's long and wonder career including original members from the Campus Walkers, Dove, C.R.A.C. Sparrow, Celi Rain and Blues Council.
Musician returning included Dave Hanlon, Rick Chisholm, Tom Rozzano, Howie Bartolo, Bob Halligan Jr, Bob Stasko. Emedin Rivera, Larry Serafini, Tony Hooper (from Nashville), Cathy LaManna, Joe Davoli, Don Martell and Rick Cua. MC- Nick Caplan from Dinosaur Radio. Many photos were taken by Sandy Roe, Juan Junco, Lee Goodman & Dave Proia as well as three great video segment recorded by Juan Junco and each part can be seen of UTube. A Ron Wray Production.
Show sponsors included- Dinosaur Radio, Syracuse New Times, SubCat Studio, Hearth Cabinets and more, Barbagallo's and Safe Harbor Wills and Trusts. Doors opened to a huge line awaiting outside at 6 PM with the music running from 7- 9++ PM.
Song List as follows
Campus Walker- Knock On Wood, But Its Alright, Spooky, Soul Man.
Dove- Suffragette City, Locomotive Breath, Listen Here, Crossed-Eyed Mary
Sparrow- I Don't Wanna Hear It, Live Music
Celi Rain & Blues Council- That's All the Lumber, Red Motorcycle
C.R.A.C.- Ask Me No Questions, Of The Lites, Everything Man, Everything to Me.
Finale with Everyone on Stage - Hold On I'm Comin,
One of those very special Syracuse Music Historic Events honoring one of our greats "Rick Cua' that many never happen again. What a wonderful time had by all.