Back by popular demand, the Raggedy Cats will be performing summer concerts at the Marktplatz Kinder Halle Pavilion in Fredericksburg on Saturday, August 15, and again on Saturday, September 5. The public is cordially invited to come bring their lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and enjoy great music from the”good ole days”.
Admission to both concerts is free of charge. On Saturday, August 15, the concert is set for 5pm until 7pm. Concert time for Saturday, September 5, will be announced at a later date.
This will be the second year that the Raggedy Cats have performed free concerts at the Marktplatz Kinder Halle. The concerts have drawn large crowds, providing the community an opportunity for some fantastic free summer entertainment.
The Raggedy Cats is Fredericksburg’s only 40’s Swing and 50’s Rock ‘n Roll band. They have been making a name for themselves for their fabulous music and their entertaining style. Organized nine years ago, the band includes five members: Horst Klauser, band leader and saxophones; Duncan Holmes, keyboard and vocals; Gary Lachmiller, bass guitar and vocals; Hugh Patton, drums; and Beth Lewis, vocalist.
The Raggedy Cats have a huge repertoire of nostalgic romantic ballads from the 1940’s era and fun rock ‘n roll classics from the 1950’s. They play a wide variety of wonderful favorites all the way from quiet easy listening to music which makes people want to get up on their feet and dance.
The Raggedy Cats were recently the featured band for the May 31, 2009 Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance Concert in the Park in Fredericksburg which drew a crowd of over 600 people. The band is also slated to provide entertainment for the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Gala Brunch at Wildseed Farms outside Fredericksburg on October 17.