Valley Native Steve Perry Visits Civic Park in Hanford

Hanford native Steve Perry now has a permanent seat in Civic Park (Courtesy: Brad Albert)

HANFORD, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — He’s headlined arenas across the world, but former Journey frontman and Valley native Steve Perry knows, there’s no place like home.

Perry posted Tuesday on social media that he recently visited his hometown of Hanford and the Civic Auditorium, where his dad would perform.

And just outside, there’s a bench dedicated to him.

As reported earlier this year, a Facebook group called “Addicted to Steve Perry” approached the City about placing a plaque on a bench at Civic Park.

That plaque was installed back in April.

Perry was born in Hanford and grew up in Lemoore before he went on to sell millions of albums with Journey and as a solo artist.

by FOX26 News