The two-day set included rock n’ roll hall of famers Joan Jett and Cheap Trick, as well as Southern rock stars, 38 Special.RockFest 80’s second annual festival, created by Producer Roy Anthony, took the stage at C.B. Smith Park on November 4th and 5th. The event featured some of the most iconic music acts of the 80’s including two Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett.
“We are thrilled with the outcome of our second annual event,” says RockFest 80’s producer, Roy Anthony. “South Florida’s rock culture is alive and well. We can’t wait to continue to foster its growth and provide more opportunities to see it flourish!”
Saturday started with local junior Battle of the Band winners, Mason Pace Band, whose music protégées are destined to make waves in the music world. The day continued with Stellar Revival, a Bon Jovi-approved Miami band that switched things up by providing a mix of acoustic originals and classic anthem rock. Steelhart wow-ed the crowd with their top hit, “I’ll Never Let You Go” and was followed by 80’s hairband, Dokken. RockFest veteran, Sebastian Bach, gave an unforgettable performance and then surprised the crowd by joining Robin Zander and the rest of Cheap Trick on the stage for part of their set. Bun Carlos was replaced by Robin Taylor (Robin Zander’s son) for this performance (as he was celebrating the birth of his new child) and warmed the hearts of the crowd in an iconic father-son set.
Modern Day Outlaws kicked off Sunday with a colorful, hardcore performance by Battle of the Bands winners, Modern Day Outlaws. Mr. Nice Guy followed with classic rock covers and originals sung by female vocalist, Maria De Crescenzo. Iconic rockers Jack Russell’s Great White graced the crowd with hits from their Once Bitten Album, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Female powerhouse Lita Ford owned the stage in a red leather jumpsuit as she belted classics like “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Close My Eyes.” Foghat took the stage with the electric slide guitar and showed off with hits that put them on the map like “Slow Ride.” Southern Rock was the theme for the rest of the festival once Little River Band took the stage and was followed by the Outlaws, led by original members Monte Yoho and Henry Paul. The event culminated with a closing performance by 38 Special who brought the house down with their 80’s top hits, “Hold on Loosely” and “Caught Up in You.”
The event also included interactive activations such as Muscle Car Alley that features dozens of classic cars, DJ Village that brought together Florida’s largest radio DJs for live coverage and giveaways, sponsor activations, local vendors and more.
RockFest Concerts will continue to transform the music scene in South Florida and is set to announce their next show in the coming weeks. More information about RockFest 80’s and RockFest Concerts can be found at RockFest80s.com.
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