First-Class Tribute Band is “cotton candy for your ears.”

Neil Young Tribute on June 16 at Franklin Opera House

Press Release


Franklin Opera House proudly presents Rust Never Sleeps, a unique, live rock show that celebrates the musical career of Neil Young. Capturing the spirit, the sound, and the feel of what can best be described as a “dream come true” concert experience, the show features selections from Buffalo Springfield as well as Young's early '70s folk-rock gems. Savor the sweet harmonies of Crosby, Stills, and Nash as well as the raging guitar duels between Stills and Young. Feel the high voltage snap of Crazy Horse as well as the plaintive beauty of “Heart of Gold.”

Based in the Greater Boston area, Rust Never Sleeps pays tribute to Neil Young and his music the best way they know how… with integrity. Lead singer and guitarist, Ken Gibson has an amazing guitar tone on his vintage Fender Amplifiers and both Gretsch and Gibson guitars. The other 5 members of the band are tip-top pros as well: Chuck Nemitz on guitar, Mike Garron on bass, Jeremy Esposito on drums, Rob Hamilton on pedal steel guitar and keyboards, and vocalist Reena Valley.

While some groups in the tribute-band genre are content with a note-for-note replication of the original recordings, a Rust Never Sleeps Show is infused with the passion and truth that comes from musicians using their own unique, creative energy to present these great songs.

It all happens on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 PM. Franklin Opera House is located within Franklin City Hall at 316 Central Street. There's plenty of free parking.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students.

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