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Discover all the Special Events Taking Place at The Mission Inn and the City of Riverside

Riverside is ideal for exceptional dining, local arts, family entertainment and exciting Riverside, CA activities throughout the entire year.  Here is a listing of the current events in our area.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Sat. September 28, 2013

The Fox Performing Arts Center
Saturday, September 28 – 8:00 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Special Guests: Big Papa & the TCB
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band from southern California. Their notable singles include "Go Daddy-O", "You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)", and "Mr. Pinstripe Suit". The band played the Super Bowl XXXIII half-time show in 1999.

The band was originally formed in Ventura, California, in 1989 by leader Scotty Morris. The band was named Big Bad Voodoo Daddy after Scotty Morris met blues guitar legend Albert Collins at one of the latter's concerts. "He signed my poster 'To Scotty, the big bad voodoo daddy'," Morris explains. "I thought it was the coolest name I ever heard on one of the coolest musical nights I ever had. So when it came time to name this band, I didn't really have a choice. I felt like it was handed down to me."

After playing in punk and alternative rock bands during the 80s, including False Confession, part of the Oxnard, California Nardcore scene, Scotty Morris founded Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with Kurt Sodergren. The band launched two CDs, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Watchu' Want for Christmas? under their own label (Big Bad Records) before getting their big break when their songs "You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)","I Wan'na Be Like You" and "Go Daddy-O" were featured in the soundtrack of the 1996 comedy-drama Swingers. From there, they were signed by Capitol Records.

Formed in 2006, local favorites BIG PAPA AND THE TCB have taken audiences by storm, "Resurrecting Cool" all across the Western US with their mixture of jump blues, rock and swing. They have shared the stage with blues legends like Robert Cray, Johnny Winter, Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya, Fabulous Thunderbirds, James Hunter and Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Check out their new CD, "SIX PACK COOL".

Call the Fox Box Office for Tickets (951) 779-9800

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