UPDATE: The answer appears to be a definite “NO”. 

Earlier today, Visalia Times-Delta broke the news that  event organizers decided to cancel the concert that was slated for August 19th at Oval Park as part of a planned area revitalization project spearheaded by Visalia Rescue Mission.  Details and discussion of the story can be found on the Times-Delta’s website here.


Following his critically acclaimed new album “Thank You Mr Churchill,”Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton will make at stop Aug. 29 at Visalia’s Oval Park. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m..

Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British teen band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His fifth solo album, the electrifying “Frampton Comes Alive!,” is one of the top-selling live records of all time.

He will be joined by Buddy Guy, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Hendrix, Clapton, Beck and Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues.

Guy’s legend has only grown throughout the 90′s and the early 21st century. Subsequent releases like the eminently satisfying “Live: The Real Deal (1996),” the daring “Heavy Love (1998)” and 2001′s “Sweet Tea” have demonstrated that Guy, while firmly ensconced in his blues roots, has always tried to keep his music looking forward—even at the risk of alienating lovers of traditional blues sounds.

Randy Bachman, a legendary figure in the rock n’ roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer, will also share the stage with Guy and Frampton. He has earned more than 120 gold and platinum album/singles awards around the world for performing and producing.

Doors for the outdoor show open at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $60 and are available at www.songkick.com

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