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Yacht Rock in Eden Mills. "Float your boat fundraiser', June 27th.

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Saturday June 27th

Eden Mills Community Hall

Eden Mills, ON

8:30pm Start

Cash Bar

$15/door (includes a free boat drink and lei)

featuring the smooth sounds of the [color:purple]Mucho Macho Djs

"Fundraiser for the Eden Mills town hall roof"

"Come dance the night away to the smooth sounds of the 70's. Hearken back to a time when Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Toto and the Doobies were in and all you needed to be cool was you 8-track and Hawaiin shirt to be cool."

What is Yacht Rock?

Yacht rock" is a name for the popular soft rock that peaked between the years of 1976 and 1984. Significant "yacht rockers" include Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, and Toto. In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In part, the term relates to the stereotype of the yuppie yacht owner, enjoying champagne and smooth music while out for a sail. Additionally, since sailing was a popular leisure activity in Southern California, many "yacht rockers" made nautical references in their lyrics, videos, and album artwork, particularly the anthemic track "Sailing" by Christopher Cross. Yacht Rock music is commonly described as, "A little bit better than elevator music!"

The foundation of the yacht rock scene was a local pool of versatile session musicians who frequently played on each other's records. This professionalism often gave yacht rock recordings a high level of sophistication in composition, arrangement, and instrumental skill.

The most popular yacht rock artists enjoyed considerable commercial success. During its peak years, yacht rock dominated the Grammy Awards, with Christopher Cross and Toto sweeping the major awards in 1981 and 1983 respectively, feats consistently derided by Grammy prognosticators.

Directions

From Toronto, Milton, Mississauga - West 401 exit Guelph Line, North to

Townline Road (32) stop sign, turn left into Eden Mills.

From Georgetown, Acton - Hwy 7 west to Townline Rd (just East of Rockwood) turn

left then proceed west past Guelph Line (County Road 44) into Eden Mills.

From Guelph - East on Hwy 7 to County Road 29. Right turn, proceed south to

flashing amber light at Barden Street (cemetery and Presbyterian Church) turn left into Eden Mills

From Fergus, Elora - South on County Road 29 past Hwy 7, turn left at flashing

amber light at Barden Street (cemetery and Presbyterian Church) .

Edited by Guest

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My folks live in thsi little town and it actually rocks. There is a crew of decent folks that love to party hardy.

I will be djing and making sure only the smoothest sounds are mixed. We are also renting extra sound gear for the hall and a giant disco ball.

If you are anywhere close I encourage you to come by you will not be disappointed.

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