The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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July 18, 2014

Eddie Money is coming to Lake Tavern Saturday

CORTLAND — Eddie Money, best known for his hit songs, “Two Tickets To Paradise” and “Baby Hold On,” is playing at the Lake Tavern Saturday. The 1980s heart-throb is on the road again, and the Lake Tavern is one of his favorite venues.

“He was here a year ago,” Lake Tavern owner John Palasies said. “He has quite a following in this area.”

Palasies said he and Money had been friends for years, and that he always takes time to gig at the tavern whenever he’s on tour.

Money was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a police officer. He was always interested in music, but first chose instead to become a police officer like his dad.

Within a few years he changed careers and became a singer.

Money later hooked up with famed manager and promoter Bill Graham in California, and signed with Columbia records.

In 1977, the songs “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets To Paradise” hit the scene, and Money went platinum. In 1986 Money snagged a Grammy nomination and more platinum with the album, “Take Me Home Tonight.”

Money, whose real name is Mahoney, continues to gig around the country. During the last few tours, his daughter Jesse has joined him on stage. She sings background vocals on some songs, and definitely brings a different dimension to Money’s material,

The venue is noteworthy, too. The Lake Tavern sits on Mosquito Lake, but that’s not how it got its name. The name goes back to Daniel and Polly Lake, who started the tavern back in 1837. Palasies will have owned the bar and restaurant for 11 years in August

“It’s more like an entertainment complex now,” Palasies said. “We have a large outdoor stage, with a converted barn that serves as a bar, along with the tavern bar.

There are two shows Saturday night, and one ticket is good for both performances. Money plays at 7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m.  General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show. There are VIP tickets for $50 in advance and $60 the day of the show. These include front row seats, drink service and a meet and greet with Eddie Money. Active Military at Youngstown Air Reserve Base tickets are $10 in advance and $15 fir the day of the show.

For information on the event call (330) 637-1971 or check the website at www.thelaketavern.net The tavern is located just minutes from State Route  11 South at 6071 State Route 46 in Cortland.

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