LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: (L-R) Inductee Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, and Geddy Lee of Rush perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Celebrate the music of Rush at the Dayton Masonic Center this weekend

Just weeks after the world mourned the death of Neil Peart, the legendary drummer and lyricist for Rush, the Dayton Masonic Center is doing its part to celebrate the influence of the Canadian rock band. 

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Dayton Masonic Live is set to host The Rush Tribute Project, a popular Rush tribute band, on Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 8 p.m. 

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Rush, a Canadian progressive rock band formed in 1968, is perhaps best known for their exceptional musicianship and science fiction-inspired lyrics. The Rush Tribute Project consists of Bill Heck (guitars, pedals and vocals), Sean Jones (bass, keyboards, pedals and lead vocals) and Thomas Slawnik (drums and cymbals). The tribute band covers Rush’s entire catalog of music. 

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On Saturday, Feb. 1, The Rush Tribute Project will seek to commemorate the work of progressive rock band Rush at the Dayton Masonic Center.

“The Rush Tribute Project is one of the most accurate and authentic cover bands playing today,” said event organizer Brian Johnson. “All fans of Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and the late Neil Peart will be thrilled by this tribute.” 

The tribute band will play over three hours of Rush hits and deep cuts in one single performance. To more accurately capture the essence of Rush, the band members also use vintage instruments and clothing that span the 40 years of music that the original band produced. 

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“This show is dedicated to the memory of Rush’s peerless drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.,” Johnson said. “His legacy will live on through his music.” 

Tickets range from $20 to $35 and can be purchased at etix.com. Parking will be available at the venue. 


What: The Rush Tribute Project

Where: The Dayton Masonic Center, 525 W Riverview Ave., Dayton

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 8 p.m.

Cost: Tickets range from $20 to $35

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