Northwest Indiana’s own rock music export, Troy Patrick Farrell, a former native of Griffith, returns to his old stomping grounds this weekend to showcase his latest project, Cheap Thrill. Since leaving the Region three decades ago, Farrell has spent time as a member of the national recording/touring groups White Lion, Tantric and The Gilby Clarke Band.
Farrell gives his first hometown performance in more than 30 years this Saturday when Cheap Thrill rocks the newly opened Avenue 912 (202 W. Ridge Road) in Griffith with a 7 p.m. “An Evening with…” style show. There are no support acts on this bill.
Dubbed as the “3 Man Acoustical Jam,” Cheap Thrill also features Brandon Gibbs (Devil City Angels) and Joel Kosche (ex-Collective Soul). Farrell said Cheap Thrill gives its audience an intimate evening of songs from their respective catalogs, along with songs by some of their favorite influences, while “telling the story, behind the story.” Tickets: $8 general admission. Limited VIP Tables $60 available in advance. More: drummertroy.com.