The original Midnite-Express Band is reuniting 25 years after their last performance to benefit Milestone Autism Resources.
The band will play from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the Wellington Eagles Club. The event is open to the public.
The music caps off a fun day of activities at the club. A car and bike cruise in will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a barbecue festival from 4-8 p.m. The band will then take the stage.
The Midnite-Express Band was a popular country/rock cover band that performed locally from 1981-1991. Its last performance was at Panther Trails on Aug. 10, 1991.
During their decade together, band members played at various night clubs, weddings, and festivals, the Lorain County Fair, the Medina County Fair, and Ponderosa Park with Waylon Jennings. They also shared the stage with Earl Thomas Conley and Sawyer Brown.
Scheduled to appear are Al Pasadyn, Gerald Hawley, Jeff Miller, Butch Marks, Kim Bryan, and Greg Lundy.
Milestones Autism Resources, founded in 2003, is located in Beechwood. The center helps people with autism reach their potential by focusing on education. It also provides coaching for family members.
The center conducts conferences, workshops, professional development, referral calls, and online resources to connect the autism community with vital information and each other.
For more information about Milestone Autism Resources, visit www.milestones.org.
Courtesy photo Members of the original Mid-Nite Express Band are Jeff Miller, Kim Bryan, Al Pasadyn, Gerald Hawley, and Butch Marks. Not pictured is Greg Lundy.