Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Tribute To Johnny Winter - Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Kim Simmonds & More at Rock 'n' Blues Fest in Melbourne Aug 13, 2014

A Tribute To Johnny Winter

The music world lost a legend last week with the passing of Johnny Winter, one of the best Blues guitarists the world has ever known.

What was originally slated as Rock'n'Blues Fest to be headlined by Johnny Winter will now be a tribute in his honor featuring brother Edgar, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (formerly of Rare Earth) and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds.

Edgar Winter and his wife, Monique, express their sentiments as follows:

"My wife, Monique, and I are shocked at the suddenness of Johnny's passing, especially since I was so looking forward with such joy and anticipation to seeing him again and playing together. I know his body is departing this physical realm, but his presence, his music, and his spirit are undiminished, and alive as ever in my heart. Johnny has always been, is now, and will forever remain my greatest musical hero of all time. But more than all that, he's my brother - in family, in music, in life and beyond. I will do my best to carry on in honor of his memory and the Winter name."

Blessings, Peace & Love,                                                                                                                     Edgar and Monique

"Rock'n'Blues Fest - A Tribute to Johnny Winter" will mark the third annual version of the tour with a show that will feature separate performances by all of the artists who will be performing their greatest hits interspersed by a selection of Johnny Winter songs.

All of the artists appearing on this newly announced tribute are looking forward to sharing some of Johnny Winter's memorable music with fans.

From Roland:

I had the pleasure to meet and promote Mr. Winter in Brevard county several times in the last 8 years. We spend a few minutes together with Paul Nelson, his person manager and guitarist, last November at the Rock & Blues Festival at the Valkaria Airport. Johnny was a kind and gentle icon who will surely be missed. Please join me and Brevard's rock & blues fan as we celebrate the life and music of Johnny Winter, Wednesday, August 13 at the King Center.

THE Rockin' Blues Show of the Year!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 ~ 8pm
Main Stage at
3865 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935

Rock and Blues fans are certainly in for a tasty musical treat this summer as the popular Rock'n'Blues Fest tour makes a stop at the King Center.  This year's line-up features the Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge and Peter Rivera, formerly of Rare Earth, and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds. Come out and experience the very best combination of rock and blues that you might ever have a chance to see!

As Edgar Winter says, "See you this summer and get ready to Rock 'n' Roll!"

To Buy Rock & Blues Fest Tickets
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Or call 321-783-9004

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Additional Information:
Group inquiries call (321) 433-5824
Reserved Parking Available
Doors open one hour before the show!

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