July 21, 2022, Hope, Arkansas, Klipsch Heritage Museum Association is excited to announce that Hope native and former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee and his band Capitol Offense will play the Klipsch Auditorium on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Capitol Offense is a cover band that plays a mix of classic rock, Motown, country, and blues. The band was formed in July 1996 by the newly elected governor and members of his executive staff. They all enjoyed classic rock, and several of them were talented musicians in their own right. They drew their name from the fact that all of them worked in the Capitol building, and because according to Huckabee, “in the course of our playing, we offend just about everybody.”
Capitol Offense includes 8 musicians, one of whom is yet another Hope native, Marynell Branch. Marynell plays keyboard in the band. The remaining lineup is as follows:
Mike Huckabee – bass
Aaron Black – vocals
Gordon Caffey – lead guitar, vocals
Rick Calhoun – guitar, vocals
Chris Pyle – drums
Steve Pyle – vocals
Beckie Moore, KHMA Executive Director stated, “We are thrilled to bring home two remarkable Hope natives along with an outstanding band to play Klipsch Auditorium. What a memorable night this will be!”
Tickets for the evening will be sold on the museum website (klipschmuseum.org) beginning Sunday, August 14. General Admission Tickets will be $20 per person, and VIP Reserved Tickets will be $40 per person. Sponsorship opportunities will soon be announced.