Legendary Foghat to Play Free Concert at World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Foghat, the legendary rock band that created “Slow Ride” and other hits, will play a free public concert on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, immediately following the First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs.

The concert will begin on the St. Patrick’s Day Stage at the intersection of World Famous Bridge Street, Broadway and Convention Boulevard as soon as the parade ends. It will be free and open to the public.

Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs and one of the founders of the world-famous 98-foot parade, said, “No chairs or coolers will be allowed at the concert.”

It previously was announced that the Blues Traveler band will perform at the same site with another free public concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16, the eve of the parade.

Formed in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett and drummer Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has earned eight gold records, one platinum record and one double-platinum record. Their hits include “Slow Ride,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” “Fool for the City,” “Drivin’ Wheel” and others.

They continue to release new music every few years. They have never stopped touring and recording although there have been several ups and downs and changes over the years. They lost Lonesome Dave Peverett in 2000 and Rod Price in 2005, but Roger Earl kept banging and kicking to keep Foghat’s musical legacy going.

Present-day lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Charlie Huhn played with Ted Nugent, Gary Moore and Humble Pie, and lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett played with Wild Cherry and Molly Hatchet. Bass player Rodney O’Quinn came to Foghat via the Pat Travers band.