A two-day, classic rock music festival benefiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s educational outreach and the John Entwistle Foundation will be held September 19-20 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, NC. Dave Mason, a 2004 Rock Hall inductee and co-founder of legendary band Traffic is headlining the visitRaleigh.com Rock Hall Concert on September 19 while the equally legendary Cream vocalist/bass guitarist Jack Bruce will perform the final set of the two-day music festival on September 20.
All seating for September 19 will be lawn only, with tickets being priced at $35. Tickets for September 20 are $250 (VIP ticket package), $80 (reserved seats), and $50 (lawn). Anyone holding a ticket for the September 20 show will be admitted to the September 19 opening night free by showing a ticket for September 20.
Opening the headliner portion of the show on the second day will be classic rock band Jefferson Starship, featuring original Jefferson Airplane founders and Rock Hall inductees Marty Balin and Paul Kantner, accompanied by another Rock Hall inductee, Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten.
Dennis DeYoung, a founding member of the band Styx, follows, performing the music of Styx. Following DeYoung, members of the former John Entwistle Band will take the stage accompanied by former Deep Purple and Rainbow lead vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, Blue Oyster Cult lead singer/guitarist Buck Dharma and former original Grand Funk Railroad lead singer Mark Farner, performing the greatest hits of those particular bands. Bruce will then join former members of the John Entwistle Band on stage for a closing set of Cream’s greatest hits. Following that set, a number of the headlining artists and other special guests will perform an encore tribute to Entwistle and the music of The Who.
On Saturday, September 20, Grand Society will open the Emerging Artists showcase. They will be followed by North Carolina’s own Parmalee and breakout Louisiana hard rockers Supagroup. Then Raleigh’s own The Connells will take the stage, followed by another legendary N.C. band – Arrogance – that was co-founded by well-known R.E.M. co-producer Don Dixon.