Bret Michaels and Paul Rodgers Rocked Inaugural RockFest 80’s Music Festival

April 18th, 2016 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Bret Michaels and Paul Rodgers Rocked Inaugural RockFest 80’s Music Festival”

RockFest Concerts provided two days of authentic 80’s music by more than 20 performers on April 2-3rd in South Florida

RockFest Concerts brought a two-day, authentic 80’s music experience with headliners Bret Michaels and Paul Rodgers to South Florida on April 2nd and 3rd. More than 20 prominent 80’s rock music artists performed on two stages in Markham Park.


“We are thrilled with the success of our inaugural festival event,” says the executive producer of RockFest Concerts. “We look forward to our future events. The performances at RockFest 80’s were unbelievable, the crowd was amazing and the support we had from our partners, Paul and Young Ron from Big 105.9, Budweiser, Bonaventure Resort and Spa and The City of Sunrise, as well as others, is what really made this event such a success.”


Bret Michaels stole the show on Saturday night with a high energy performance that had the crowd on their feet and singing along all night long. “Talk Dirty to Me” and his rendition of “Sweet Home Alabama” were the clear showstoppers of the evening. Bret Michaels tipped his hat to RockFest and joked with media that he was already vying for the headliner spot for next year’s RockFest 80’s. The rest of the day was filled with stellar performances by Trixter, Firehouse, Nelson, John Waite, The Romantics, Warrant, Night Ranger and others. All-girl band, Vixen rocked the stage in full 80’s glam and Cinderella’s Tom Keifer dominated the stage with his rock ballads and killer guitar solos.


Throughout the weekend, guests enjoyed a full 80’s car show, Chester’s Harley Davidson Bike Show, hair styles by Kaizen Beauty Academy, an 80’s dance party and more than 50 local vendors. Day Two closed out with the legendary Paul Rodgers who took everyone back to the 80’s with the classic hits “Bad Company” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” The rest of the day included heavier rock performances by Quiet Riot, Autograph, Lynch Mob, Slaughter, Ratt, Geoff Tate and KISS’ Ace Frehley. Sebastian Bach celebrated his birthday in true rocker style on stage, and local youth band, KRUSH, blew the audience away.


RockFest 80’s was embraced by The City of Sunrise, Florida and April 2nd was named RockFest Day by Mayor Michael Ryan. RockFest Concerts will continue to produce decade themed festivals, with the next one slated for November 2016.



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