December 28, 2013

2014 80’s in the Park Festival Announced

Filed under: Upcoming Events — Real Rock News on December 28, 2013 (15:54)

Dates: September 26th-28th. Melbourne, Florida. Full details available here.

Lineup:

Faster Pussycat
Stephen Pearcy- the voice of Ratt
Jack Russell’s Great White
Enuff Z Nuff
Zebra
Dale Bozzio’s Missing Persons
Jack Starr’s Burning Starr
Bow Wow Wow
Lillian Axe
Velcro Love
(glad to have them back)
Shoot to Thrill (glad to have them back)

There will be 20 bands so be sure to check back and watch for upcoming bookings!

Tickets are just $29 for all 3 days and VIP packages are available at two for $200

2013 Report

The first annual 80’s in the Park Festival was a tremendous success! In my opinion this was the best concert to ever occur in Brevard County, Florida. 80’s music fans came from near and far and were not disappointed by the performances of the fabulous bands. Hats off to the Richard and Kyle, the promoters that put this awesome lineup together! Every band (including the cover bands) were outstanding, and the headliners packed the venue for the evening shows.

The promoters also arranged affordable hotel rates at the local Hilton, shuttle service from the hotel to the concerts and back, airport shuttles, and great food vendors.

As the official photographers for the event we captured thousands of great concert photos, meet and greets, and crowd shots. The bands were all very friendly, the staff was excellent. And for a first time out, I would say that this festival exceeded my expectations.

As Far as the performances were concerned, every band sounded as good or better than they did back in the 80’s. I hadn’t shot a “hair” band in a long time and I had forgotten how much energy they put into their performances. These bands were all over the stage, much to the delight of the fans, and the music sounded spectacular (kudos to the sound guys).

Some of the band members were people that I knew back in the 80’s when I lived in Hollywood, California. Seeing them again was such a blast from the past. Most of the bands allowed me to come up on stage to shoot while they were playing and Mark Slaughter actually invited me to come out onto the stage and get right in their faces for some very exclusive shots.

Here’s the lineup from 80’s in the Park 2013 and links to the photos from their shows and meet and greets:

Saturday Crowd Photos

Saturday performances
Katty Shack Concert Photos
Carnival of Crue (Motley Crue tribute) Concert Photos
Tommy Tutone Concert Photos
Thor Concert Photos
Stand up and Shout (Dio Tribute) Concert Photos
Quiet Riot meet and greet Photos
Quiet Riot Concert Photos
Georgia Satellites Concert Photos
Slaughter meet and greet Photos
Slaughter Concert Photos

Sunday Crowd Photos

Sunday Performances
Rock Candy Concert Photos
Turnstiles (Billy Joel Tribute) Concert Photos
Velcro Love Concert Photos
Martha Davis and the Motels Concert Photos
Martha Davis meet and greet Photos
Shoot to Thrill (AC/DC tribute) Concert Photos
Molly Hatchet Concert Photos
Molly Hatchet meet and greet Photos
L.A. Guns Concert Photos
L.A. Guns meet and greet Photos
Warrant Concert Photos

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