Oct. 30th-Bob Weir and RatDog Day In Geneva

Bob Weir and RatDog will play the Smith Opera House on Monday, October 30th and Geneva Mayor Don Cass has issued a proclamation:WHEREAS, The Smith Opera House’s impact on our community is immense. It is the center of the region’s cultural life, providing entertainment and education; and WHEREAS, for over 100 years people of all ages have enjoyed performing arts productions at The Smith and have been enriched by their magical power; and WHEREAS, the legendary American band, the Grateful Dead and their rhythm guitarist Bob Weir crisscrossed New York State and the Finger Lakes on their way to music festivals at Woodstock and Summer Jam at Watkins Glen; and WHEREAS, RatDog began as a side project for Bob Weir and following Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, RatDog became Bob Weir’s primary band; and WHEREAS, RatDog, also known as Bob Weir and RatDog, is an American rock and roll band that played their first show in August of 1995 and have played three other performances at The Smith since October of 2001; and WHEREAS, on October 30, 2006, RatDog will perform at The Smith for the fourth time, delighting and exhilarating its audience with their energetic and adventurous style of music. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Donald H. Cass, Mayor of the City of Geneva, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 30, 2006 as Bob Weir and RatDog Day in the City of Geneva and urge all our citizens to avail themselves of the opportunity to enjoy this performance that takes its audience to new and mystical places at each of its performances. Dated: October 30, 2006 __________________________________________ Donald H. Cass, Mayor City of Geneva, New York The proclamation will be presented to the band before the Geneva show.

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