Best Bets: Lizard at the Dinosaur

Syracuse's cassic rock and R&B combo, The Coachmen, perform with their new vocalist, Elizabeth "Lizard" Fern, at Dinosaur at 10 p.m. Saturday May 28.

This will be Fern's first date as a full-fledged member of The Coachmen. The last time the band had an added performer was in the late-1960s and early-70s when it featured The Reflections, a soul vocal group. The Coachmen - Dickie Cappotto, C.T. Putzer, Wayne Muller, Joe Neri, Mark Wildrick, Rick Cappotto and Michael Davis - recently revamped their repertoire to spotlight Fern on several memorable "girl group" tunes and songs like "Tweedle Dee" by Laverne Baker and "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr.

Fern previously worked with The Coachmen on the show, "Cruizin' Thru the '50s Dance Party."

The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que stands at 246 W. Willow St., at the corner of South Franklin, downtown. Admission is free; dinosaurbarbque.com; 476-4937.

The Coachmen with Elizabeth Fern will also entertain from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Brewerton Family Days outside the Brewerton Fire Hall, 9625 Brewerton Road; 676-7724.

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