August 9 | 8 p.m.
Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.
The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. Queensrÿche built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, and Def Leppard. In recent years, they’ve consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen. Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, Queensrÿche won’t relent. In fact, they’re in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence.
Among the great strengths of Queensrÿche is the band’s diversity, from the classic metal majesty of early demo banger “Queen of the Reich” to the soaring and orchestral-backed balladry of #1 smash “Silent Lucidity.” Condition Hüman is the massive, densely layered, unflinchingly driving and consistently memorable Queensrÿche album the world demanded. Cofounders Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass), and Scott Rockenfield (drums) with Todd La Torre (vocals) and Parker Lundgren (guitar) draw power from stunning collective synergy, a renewed sense of urgency, and an overall lifeaffirming optimism. Reverent to the band’s iconic past while forging fearlessly into the future, Condition Hüman is a definitive statement of purpose from a hard rock institution.
August 10 | 8 p.m.
No band epitomizes Hollywood sleaze more than Faster Pussycat. Countless bands have adopted their look and demeanor in order to try and ride the Hollywood wave to success. Most fail. For those bands it’s a costume, an act. For Faster Pussycat it’s a way of life. They said it best in their own song “Sex, Drugs & Rock-n-Roll” off their 2006 album The Power and the Glory Hole. However don’t be mistaken, they are much more than an image. First and foremost they are a rock n roll band that has put out consistently great records and given it all on stage,
where it counts the most.
Faster Pussycat is currently working on a new EP and doing what they’ve always done, touring heavily, rocking out at every venue they play and keeping the spirit of hollywood sleaze alive and well.
The Iron Maidens
August 11 | 8 p.m.
Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of southern California’s most popular tribute acts and are rapidly gaining international recognition. The band boasts beauty as well as excellent musicianship, lively stage presence, and a remarkable stage show with theatrical scenes interspersed throughout.
First and foremost on the agenda of The Iron Maidens is talent. These women are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The band and its members have been the recipients of many awards including best tribute band, and best in category (guitar, bass, drums, voice) at events such as The Rock City News Awards, The LA Music Awards, and The All Access Magazine Award Show to name a few. The line-up is Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg on vocals, Linda “Nikki McBURRain” McDonald on drums, Courtney “Adriana Smith” Cox and Nikki “Davina Murray” Stringfield on guitars, and Wanda “Steph Harris” Ortiz on bass.
The Iron Maidens cover Iron Maiden material from all eras of the band’s career, encompassing the band’s biggest hits as well as fan favorites. The stage show includes appearances by Maiden mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more. The Iron Maidens have packed houses everywhere they have played.
August 12 | 8 p.m.
Lissie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, near the Mississippi River, speaking her mind and writing songs from
an early age. She will release her fourth studio album Castles on March 23. The new music follows the release of her 2016 album My Wild West, which received widespread critical praise.
Written predominantly from Lissie’s new home in Northeast Iowa, Castles represents a spiritual as well as musical
development. It’s a portrait of an artist who has always been on the move and is finally creating a sense of
permanency—a chance to catch her breath and reflect. Of the record, Lissie says, “The album title Castles and the
themes of the music itself suggest a striving and a heightened vantage point. I can stand above myself in the tower of my mind and reflect on my relationships and life. There is a maturity, experience and self awareness to these songs that feel like a natural progression within the context of my work to date.”
Lissie’s album My Wild West—the follow up to Catching a Tiger (2010) and Back to Forever (2013)—peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and Top 10 on the Independent Album chart. Lissie also appeared in the most recent season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks with NME saying of her “intense” performance: “Closing the episode with the Stevie Nicks-esque ‘Wild West,’ Rock Island’s most exciting troubadour more than earned her Lynch-commissioned screen time.”
August 13-14 | 8 p.m.
Genre: 80s Rock
Hairball is the world’s ultimate “80s rock” impersonation act, recreating the stage party atmosphere of the decade with unmatched authenticity. Rockstars Bob, Steve and Joe Dandy bring the music and performance styles of 80’s favorites Guns n’ Roses, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Journey and more in dead-on visual and vocal performances. Their ability to cop the persona of the era’s legendary front men makes Hairball an international favorite.
August 15 | 8 p.m.
Full Circle, the new album from Grammy nominated, multiplatinum recording artists, Great White, teams up the rock and roll band once again with its original producer, Michael Wagener. It’s an honorable nod to their first EP Out of the Night (Aegean Records, 1983) and debut self-titled full-length record (EMI,1984). Wagener, is of course the legendary producer behind the iconic Alice Cooper, Megadeath, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and a slew of other rock gods. Full Circle’s chemistry is palpable – Wagener’s influence is immediately felt, but take note, this is not one-and-done swan song for a band that has churned out chromium-laced hard rock since the early ‘80s.
“Great White is fueled by performing live – we love that energy that you can’t find in the studio,” Lardie said. “But, when you do get us working on a new record, there’s a bond that is forged – it’s almost like alchemy. It’s years of stories, heartache, momentum and love that we put to track.” Great White is Kendall (guitar), Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Desbrow (drums), Snyder (bass), and Ilous (vocals). Since 1982, the Great White sound has captivated audiences worldwide with crushing blues-based guitar riffs and swagger that invokes an emotional high for anyone that listens. The band’s core writing team of Lardie and Kendall forged numerous hits over the years, and when Desbrow joined in ’85, the grooves hooked an amazing stride. For nearly a decade, Snyder has merged his unforgiving rhythm to Desbrow’s relentless percussion. In 2011, Ilous’ feverish energy and far-stretching vocals melted perfectly into the Great White mold. Kendall calls Ilous “the most consistent singer I’ve ever shared the stage with and a great all-around musician.” Best known for their Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV video four times.
Brian Howe formerly of Bad Company
August 16 | 8 p.m.
As one of rock's legendary voices, Brian Howe exploded onto the scene when he partnered up as
lead vocalist with multi-platinum artist Ted Nugent for the 1983 album, Penetrator. As the front
man of Nugent's live show, the album’s tour took Howe around the globe – his first opportunity
to share his killer rock vocals internationally, and it wouldn't be long before the world would
take notice of Howe’s ascension to super-stardom with his next venture - Bad Company.
After 5 albums in as many years, and frequent touring, Bad Company wrapped up the 70's in a
decline. At this point the band decided to take some time off which proved to be professionally
disasterous. Maybe it was a new decade, and a new wave of artist, the importance of MTV, or
simply that the band could not find it's stride again since their last suceesses in the 70's.
Whatever the reasons, the group wound up releasing the album Rough Diamonds in 1981 which
continued their downward spiral, resulting in the band perfoming at much smaller venues and
consequently, the departure of Paul Rodgers - leaving remaing members to re-evaluate the
Enter Brian Howe - Bad Company courted Brian to take the helm as lead vocalist in 1984. He
accepted the offer, launched the group back into sold out arena tours, and the rest is history.
Subsequently, Brian created, wrote, recorded and toured with Bad Company for the next ten
years, headlining every major venue around the globe.
Today, Brian and the band continue to perform around the globe and recently released his latest
album CD Circus Bar to rave reviews. In addition, Rhino Records are currently
working on a date for the up-coming Bad Company double album release with Brian on vocals.
August 17 | 8 p.m.
Autograph left an everlasting imprint on Rock ‘N’ Roll. The platinum-selling Southern California hard
rock juggernauts gave the world the ubiquitous hit “Turn Up the Radio”, seminal albums such as Sign
In Please , That’s The Stuff , and Loud and Clear  as well as unforgettable sold out
shows alongside everybody from Mötley Crüe and Ronnie James Dio to Van Halen and Aerosmith.
Given those accolades, when they disbanded in 1989, they never left the hearts and minds of millions
of fans around the globe. Simply put, a reunion was both inevitable and essential.
Successfully touring again since the beginning of 2014 Autograph has strived and shined at theaters,
casinos, various venues and major festivals as M3, Monsters of Rock Cruise, The Moondance Jam,
Firefest, The Halfway Jam among others reaching the 4 corners of the USA along with Canada and
the UK as well as releasing 2 new anthem singles with one of them "I Lost My Mind in America"
making the TOP 10 ITUNES Charts and a crowd favorite "You Are Us, We Are You" receiving great
reviews and airplay as well. The band delivers an undeniably bombastic live performance and was
featured recently in the USA TODAY news website. A new EP is due to be released soon as the
Timeless Classic Rock Anthem Top 40 HIT Single "Turn up the Radio" continues to receive constant
and permanent Radio Airplay in all Major Rock Radio stations around the World.
August 18 | 8 p.m.
Paradise Kitty is a band of five babes born and bred on Guns N’ Roses bombastic 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction. With serious metal honed chops and raucous reverence for the Sunset Strip warriors that took Hollywood and the world by storm, Paradise Kitty is a dead serious tribute that’s out to get GN’R fans far
Comprised of veteran L.A. based drummer, Rachael Rine, bassist Nikki Stevens, lead guitarist Britt “Lightning” Denaro, rhythm axe Hisako Ozawa and frenetic frontchick, Jenna Syde, Paradise Kitty is poised to kick in your door, blow your roof off, and vandalize your authentic Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven-loving hearts. Welcome to the new goddess infused jungle, boys and girls. Paradise Kitty is coming to your town and it will be crazy.
Here Come the Mummies
August 19 | 8 p.m.
Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their "Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave" is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa). Since their discovery HCTM has opened for P-Funk, Al Green, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; played massive festivals like Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Summerfest and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America. Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face.