The Belfast Cowboys, a tribute band for Van Morrison, will entertain downtown Elk River on Thursday in the Riverfront Concert Series.
Terry Walsh is lead singer and Vic Volare is the featured sax man of the nine-piece band, which concentrates on performing Morrison songs as he appeared 35 years ago in his youth.
Belfast Cowboys debuted in 2002 on St. Patrick’s Day. Highlights of their 10-year tenure include spinning off a second group, St. Dominic’s Trio; headlining BB King’s Blues Bar in New York in 2009; playing a three-hour set for 15,000 opening for the band Chicago in Stillwater in 2010; visiting Ireland in March of 2011; and playing the Moondance Jam in Walker, headlined by Kiss, in July 2011.
A special event preceding the performance will be a ceremony at 7 p.m. to certify Elk River as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon city. That’s an organization reaching out to soldiers and their families dealing with deployment to war zones.
This will be the next-to-last installment of this year’s Riverfront Concert Series, free entertainment sponsored by The Bank of Elk River and organized by Parks and Recreation.