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Multi-Platinum Rockers Gin Blossoms Slated for Saturday Night of Smoke on the Water – Ribs for the Red Cross

The second night of the Columbia Gas Smoke on the Water – Ribs for the Red Cross will feature the multi-platinum rock band Gin Blossoms on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

Smoke on the Water – Ribs for the Red Cross takes place at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo, from Friday, July 30 though Sunday, August 1, 2010. Admission is just $5, with kids 12 and under free.

Fueled by mega-hits including "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You" and "Til I Hear It From You," Gin Blossoms have sold more than 5 million records world-wide.

Their 1992 and the multi-platinum selling New Miserable Experience featuring the singles "Hey Jealousy," "Mrs. Rita," "Found Out About You," "Allison Road" and "Until I Fall Away." They followed with 1996’s Congratulations I'm Sorry, which featured "Follow You Down" and the Grammy nominated "As Long As It Matters." The bands latest release, Major Lodge Victory was released in 2006.They are currently at work on a new CD.

Opening for Gin Blossoms will be Toledo’s own Kentucky Chrome, a 5-piece rock n' roll band that concentrates heavily on the music of the late 50s and early 60s.

“We’re thrilled to have the Gin Blossoms perform for the city this year at Smoke on the Water,” says Rachel Hepner, Co-chairperson for Smoke on the Water. “Their popularity should draw a great crowd to the event!”

It was previously announced the Mini-Kiss will headline Smoke on the Water-Ribs for the Red Cross on Friday, July 30. Additional headliners and full entertainment line-up, featuring several local bands will be announced shortly.

Sponsors for Smoke on the Water – Ribs for the Red Cross include Columbia Gas of Ohio and KeyBank, First Solar, Heartland Health Care, Mercy, Labatt Blue, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Heineken. Media partners include the Toledo Free Press, FOX Toledo and Cumulus Toledo stations K100, 94.5, 93.5, 106.5 The Zone, Star 105, 1470 and 1560.

For more information, or to purchase presale tickets please call 419-329-2619.