Alan Godage & Sundown will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m.  The series is made possible with a gift from the Staples Host Lions Club.

Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at ‘Music in the Park’

Classic country band Alan Godage & Sundown will perform at the Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m. 

Expect to hear music from country legends such as Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Conway Twitty and Hank Williams, Sr. In addition, the four-piece band has been praised for their performances of country rock; as well as 50’s, gospel and old-time music. “Our show is suitable for all ages,” Godage said in a press release.

Front man Alan Godage hails from Pierz. A classic country singer/songwriter, Godage grew up listening to country music. “By the time I was eight, I was playing guitar and singing with a band on weekends...At that young age it was clear to me that I wanted to play country music the rest of my life.”

Over the years, Godage has performed throughout the United States and recorded several albums, including, “An Inside Look,” recorded in Nashville, which features his original music. Godage has performed on cable television programs; and has opened shows for Bobby Bare, Jack Greene, Tanya Tucker, Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown and Johnny Rodriguez. The Sundown Band has backed the great Stonewall Jackson, Jean Shepard and Leona Williams. Godage has also appeared on two Grand Ole Opry sanctioned shows along with Little Jimmy Dickens, Hank Thompson, Johnny Paycheck, Del Reeves and Faron Young.

The Sundown Band includes Rick Jenkins on electric guitar; Dan Gadacz on drums; and Kevin Barnes on bass, vocals and pedal steel.

“A number of things set us apart from a lot of the other bands that are out there,” Godage said. “You won’t see my band perform in tennis shoes and tank tops or jeans with holes in the knees. As professional entertainers I feel we have an obligation to clean up and look presentable when we’re performing.” He went on to say that, “We have made a commitment to providing the finest live classic country music that we can give you. If you’re a classic country music fan I really think you will enjoy what we have to offer.”

The Music in the Park Concerts are held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. and will run through August 14. For more information on the Music in the Park series as well as the regular concert series,  check out

Northern Pacific (NP) Park is located at 625 6th St. NE. Go north on 6th St. at the junction of Hwys 10 and 210 and go six blocks. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved to Faith Lutheran Church.

The Music in the Park Series is funded by the Staples Host Lions Club. The Series is organized by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, with the assistance of the Staples Motley Public Schools and the City of Staples.

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