August 11 | 8 p.m.
Genre: Christian Rock
Formed in 1983 as Roxx Regime, Stryper went on to become the first visibly Christian heavy metal band to gain mainstream acceptance. Their spirit yielded one of the most successful rock albums in history, multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated To Hell With The Devil. Meanwhile, they made history by becoming the first band ever to simultaneously land two songs, "Free" and "Honestly,” in MTV's Top 10. After reuniting in 2003, Stryper released five more albums, Reborn, Murder By Pride, The Covering, Second Coming, No More Hell to Pay and Fallen.
August 12 | 8 p.m.
Genre: 80s Rock
Vixen is an all-female rock band that found success in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s as part of the glam metal scene. Vixen’s first hit single, “Edge of a Broken Heart,” landed on the Billboard charts fueled by heavy video rotation on MTV. Their first album, Vixen, celebrated two more hits with “Cryin” and “Love Made Me,” both charting on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40. In 1990, Vixen’s second album, Rev It Up, produced hits “How Much Love,” “Love Is A Killer” and “Not A Minute Too Soon,” cementing their reputation as songwriters and all-star performers.
August 13 | 8 p.m.
For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. In 1964, the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turned the band into stars. A string of hits followed, including “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready” and many more. With a lineup that includes founding member Otis Williams, the group has remained active, perpetuating what they’ve long referred to as “the tradition.”
August 14 | 8 p.m.
Lynch Mob was formed in 1989 by former Dokken band members, George Lynch and Mick Brown. Their first album, Wicked Sensation, was released in 1990, peaking at number 46 on the US Charts. Subsequent releases included Lynch Mob, Smoke This, Revolution and Smoke and Mirrors. In December 2013, Lynch Mob hit number 6 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart with their album Sun Red Sun, highlighting the unique pairing of vocalist Oni Logan and George Lynch.
August 15-16 | 7:30 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. Rockstar Bob, Joe Dandy and Kris Voxx 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 17 | 8 p.m.
Bret Michaels first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison, selling a staggering 45 million records worldwide. Aside from Poison, Michaels has several solo albums to his credit, including the soundtrack album to the movie “A Letter from Death Row” and a classic Poison-style rock album, Songs of Life. Michaels has appeared in several movies and TV shows and starred in the hit VH1 reality show “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.” He was also the winning contestant on NBC's reality show “Celebrity Apprentice 3” and featured in his own reality docu-series “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It,” which inspired his highest charting album as a solo artist, Custom Built, reaching number one on Billboard's Hard Rock list.
August 18 | 8 p.m.
Genre: Pop & Pop/Rock
Hailing from California, RATT has been recognized as instrumental in the formation of the early 1980’s Los Angeles glam metal scene, also known as "hair metal" or "pop metal.” Their 1984 debut album, Out of the Cellar, sold over 3 million copies garnering hit singles “Round & Round,” “Back for More” and “Wanted Man.” Their second album, Invasion of Your Privacy, also reached Top Ten and sold over a million copies, selling out concerts across the country and becoming a staple on MTV and AOR radio. RATT continued their platinum success with albums, Dancin' Undercover and Reach for the Sky.
August 19 | 8 p.m.
Femme Fatale is an all-female rock band that originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico and cut its teeth on the Sunset Strip. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 1988, made the Billboard 200 the following year, and MTV gave heavy airplay to two Top 10 most requested music videos "Waiting for the Big One" and "Falling In and Out of Love," the band's signature songs. Femme Fatale toured with Cheap Trick, has enjoyed two successful tours with the Monsters of Rock Cruise in 2013 and 2014, and will once again be sailing in 2016 alongside bands Tesla, Helix, Cinderella and more.
Holy White Hounds
August 20 | 7 & 9 p.m.
Genre: Pop & Pop/Rock
Calling Des Moines home, the Holy White Hounds formed in 2013 with an infectious, hook-filled blend of quirky power pop and Midwest-born classic rock via their debut EP, Oh Mama. The album attracted the attention of local rock powerhouse station Lazer KAZR, and the station’s support and respected standing as a barometer of quality new music kicked off an unofficial radio campaign for Holy White Hound’s current single “Switchblade.” "Switchblade" has also been featured on the rock homepage of iTunes as a New Artist Spotlight, and Apple Music Rock has added the band to their “Ones to Watch” playlist.
Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters
August 21 | 8 p.m.
Formed in 2007, Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters released their self-titled record with hit, “The Poor House,” along with eclectic cover songs by The Beatles, The Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, Mott The Hoople and Mel Tillis. After touring the country, Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters released a Christmas album, Christmas Cheer, and by April 2009, had released their third album, Modbilly. Modbilly reached number one on the Americana Radio chart for two weeks and was number 14 on the Americana Music Association Top 100 Albums of the Year.