ROCK CON: Weekend of 100 Rock Stars THIS WEEKEND! E.Rutherford NJ
- ROCK CON: Weekend of 100 Rock Stars THIS WEEKEND
What do you get when you put over 100 rock stars in one hotel? That sounds like the set-up for a punch-line to a joke, but it's a question that will get an answer for the first time in history when "ROCK CON: Weekend of 100 Rock Stars" finally comes together THIS WEEKEND at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel Conference Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
The Summer's most anticipated festival for music fans and collectors will draw thousands of attendees who will meet, enjoy concerts by, listen to interviews with, and actually hang out with musicians, singers, pop personalities and rock icons from all eras of rock & roll. Along with the live concert performances, meet & greets, and question & answer sessions, there will be panel discussions, rare film screenings, photo ops, a music & memorabliia marketplace, and much more.
The seemingly endless guest list represents 50 years of great music and memories, and THERE WILL BE CONCERTS EVERY DAY! New guests added include Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) and Jimi Hendrix' percussionist Woodstock, Juma Sultan. They join such artists as Johnny Winter, Little Anthony, Beach Boys Founding Member Al Jardine, Tommy James, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Randy Jones of The Village People, Ian Lloyd of Stories, John Ford of the Strawbs, Marty Balin of Jefferson Starship, Gene Cornish of The Rascals, Paul Cotton of Poco, Andy Kim, Billy Hinsche of Dino Desi & Billy, Walter Egan, Phil "Fang" Volk of Paul Revere & The Raiders, STARZ, John Ford Coley, Stories, Spanky & Our Gang, Paul Petersen, Mary Weiss, Ron Dante of The Archies and many more -- too many to mention here - but they're all on the website!.
Although most of the guest artists will be present the entire weekend, there is a different schedule of events planned for all three days. The highlight of each evening is expected to be the last two hours of the event, when all the stars get to sing or play their hits - and jam on the songs of their fellow singers and musicians - in the hotel's Grand Ballroom Main Stage. Additionally, Friday night will feature the National Rock Icon Awards Ceremony Presentations (the RCIA's), which will not only honor the legends, acknowledge music accomplishments, but also recognize fan favorites.
Themes for the Weekend include "LENNON LEGACY," with special guests from The Beatles' history, "ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMERS," "THE GREAT GIRL GROUPS REUNION," "HORROR ROCKERS REUNION" the "BUBBLEGUM REUNION" and the "AMERICAN IDOLS REUNION" with Antonella Barba and others.
A rock event like this is long-overdue. Celebrate 50 years of rock history live THIS WEEKEND!
Complete info is online at www.RockFanFest.com, and the complete list of guests is available at:http://www.nationalrockcon.com/Artists.htm.
Tickets are $20-$40 with special "Gold," "Silver" and "Platinum" weekend packages available. For any further info, call(203) 795-4737.
What: ROCK CON: Weekend of 100 Rock Stars
Where: Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conference Center, 2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, NJ
Hours: Friday, July 30 2010 5pm-11pm, Saturday, July 31 2010 Noon-10pm, Sunday, August 1 2010 Noon-9pm
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Below is a partial list of confirmed "guest stars" attending this summer's Rock Con: "Weekend Of 100 Rock Stars" in alphabetical order:
Al Jardine - founding member of THE BEACH BOYS!
Al Rappa - Bill Haley's Comets
Marty Balin vocals (along with Grace Slick) in Jefferson Airplane/Starship
Antonella Barba - American Idol "Jersey Girl"
Johny Barbata - famed drummer: Turtles, Starship, CS&N
Sid Bernstein legendary rock impresario, manager and promoter
Tommy Bia The Thunder Road Band
Karina Bradley "Dance Floor Diva" pop star and model
Beverly Bremers hit single "Don't Say You Don't Remember," starred in "Hair"
Pete Bremy Vanilla Fudge Cactus (bassist) originally from Paterson, NJ
Brooklyn Bridge - "Worst That Could Happen"
Lala Brooks The Crystals, lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Eli Brown The bassist for the newly-reformed Vagrants
Glen Burtnik Styx, LaBamba & The Hubcaps, The Orchestra (ELO)
John Butcher John Butcher Axis
Kristen Capolino Teen heavy metal guitarist/singer "All That I Am"
Jim Carrick Spanky & Our Gang member
Bernadette Carroll - "Party Girl"
Peppy Castro Blues Magoos vocals and guitar wiz
Clay Cole The Clay Cole Show ('59-68) rock & roll studio dance TV show
John Ford Coley hit single "I'd Really Like To See You Tonight" 1976
Clarence Collins Little Anthony & The Imperials 2009 Rock HOF inductee
Paul Collins - Paul Collins' The Beat/ King of Power Pop "Don't Wait up for Me"
Gene Cornish The Rascals (guitarist) -1997 Rock HOF inductee
Paul Cotton from Poco (need we say more)
Scott Cummings Michael Jackson's bodyguard for 15 years
Ron Dante The Archies lead singer - #1 hit in 1969 with "Sugar Sugar"
Demon Boy - Demon Boy Band, star of The Demon Boy comic book
Dinky Dawson rock's most famous sound man Beatles, Zep, Pink Floyd
Lezlie Deanne Scary Cherry & The Bang Bangs (also starred in horror films)
Denny Diaz - Steely Dan (guitarist on their 1st six albums!)
Pat Dinizio & The Smithereens the great NJ band
Peter DiStefano Porno For Pyros guitarist
Walter Egan ("Magnet & Steel")
Silvio Ennella The Thunder Road Band
Johnny Farina - Santo & Johnny "Sleepwalk"
Charlie Farren Joe Perry Project Farrenheit singer
Dennis Ferrante recording engineer extraordinaire & Grammy winner 2000
William Finley "Phantom Of The Paradise" The Phantom in the rock musical
John Ford The Strawbs joined in '70 adding his percussive style
Pete Fornatale WFMU/WNEW-FM radio personality, "Mixed Bag" radio show
Kat Gilbert West Coast songstress, CD "It Keeps Changing" single "Fallen"
Robert Gordon "My Gal Is Red Hot" "It's Only Make Believe"
"Little Anthony" Gourdine Little Anthony & The Imperials 2009 Rock HOF
Charlie Gracie Philadelphia's first rock n' roller "Butterfly" ask Van Morrison
Gerrit Graham "Beef" in "Phantom Of The Paradise," composes w/ Bob Weir
Barbara Harris The Toys "A Lover's Concerto" 1965 international hit
John Hawken Renaissance Spooky Tooth Strawbs keyboardist
Billy Hinsche - Dino Desi & Billy
Pat Horgan Thunder Road lead singer/guitarist, Garage Rock Band producer
John Idan The Yardbirds 1992 Rock HOF joined in 1994 as lead vocalist
Tommy James "Mony Mony" "Hanky Panky" (14 Top 10 hits!)
Jay & The Americans multiple hits including "She Cried" 1963 (12 Top 10 hits)
Randy Jones The Village People's original "YMCA Cowboy"
Eddie Kelly American Bandstand dancer everyone remembers, late `50s-`60s
Andy Kim - "Rock Me Gently" "Be My Baby" Baby I Love You"
David Kraai - David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps
Bruce Kulick Kiss guitarist 1984-96 later Grand Funk Railroad
Linda Jansen former original lead singer of The Angels "Til" "Cry Baby Cry"
Dan Lavoie Harp-guitarist virtuoso "Harp Guitar Dreams"
Bryan Laye "Tangerine Lane" 2009 LP recently recorded with Dave Mason
Victoria Levy The Hoosier Mamas
Ian Lloyd Stories "Brother Louie" 1971, also singer with Foreigner
Donna Loern - "Beach Blanket Bingo"
Vince Martel Vanilla Fudge's lead guitarist, toured with Hendrix
Louiche Mayorga Suicidal Tendencies bassist
Spanky McFarlane Spanky & Our Gang - Mamas & Papas vocalist
Mike "Mac" McNenney The Thunder Road Band
John Melinchock - Bill Haley's Comets
Ian Mitchell Bay City Rollers "Saturday Night" 1976
Rick Mullen Commander Cody Don McLean Van Morrison Savoy Brown
Peg Pearl lead singer of the band Aura
Andy Pratt hit single "Avenging Annie" '73 more than a one-hit wonder!
Paul Peterson hit single "My Dad" 1962 - starred in the "Donna Reed Show"
Tiffinni Saint Ranae singer/songwriter/actress
Randy & The Rainbows - "Denice"
Richie Ranno - Starz
Peter Sabatino The Vagrants one of the originals
Beki Brindle Scala Grace Pool, Windopane guitarist
Ralph Scala The Blues Magoos
Nelson Slater "Wild Angel" LP produced by Lou Reed
Earl Slick David Bowie's legendary guitarist, John Lennon's featured guitarist
Tom "T-Bone" Stankus Dr. Demento the comedic "Existential Blues" 1980
Stewkey Nazz' original lead singer
Kasim Sultan Utopia & Meat Loaf's bassist
Terry Sylvester The Hollies 2010 Rock HOF inductee
The Angels hit single "My Boyfriend's Back" 1963
The Delicates "Submarine Race Watcher's Theme" from Belleville, NJ
The Detergents "Leader Of The Laundromat" (Ron Dante vocalist)
The Dovells "Bristol Stomp" "You Can't Sit Down"
The Fifth Estate hit single "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" 1967
The 1910 Fruitgum Company "Simon Says" 1968 #2 hit, "1 2 3 Red Light"
The Human Beinz hit single "Nobody But Me" 1967 - featured in "Kill Bill" film
The Rip Chords hit single "Hey Little Cobra" - worked with Terry Melcher
The Soul Survivors "Expressway To Your Heart" 1967 sold a million copies
Jonathan Tiersten Jonathan Tiersten & The Ten Tiers ("Sleepaway Camp")
Tuff Darts Tommy Frenzy John DeSalvo J. Morrison are back
Hilton Valentine The Animals' guitarist 1994 Rock HOF created a classic riff
Phil "Fang" Volk - Paul Revere & The Raiders
Eerie Von Danzig Samhain bassist
Gary Von Scyoc Elephants Memory John Lennon's 70's band featured on Lennon's "Live in New York" and The Mike Douglas Show w/John and Yoko
Shaun Weiss son of Beatles' attorney Nat Weiss was at Shea Stadium concerts/Ed Sullivan shows/Apple rooftop
Mary Weiss The Shangri-Las "Leader of the Pack"
Mary Wilson - of THE SUPREMES!
Johnny Winter w/guitarist Paul Nelson two legendary guitarists "Live/Johnny Winter And " (1971) is Johnny's best and Grammy nominated "I'm A Bluesman" which features Paul Nelson, is his best
You love rock `n' roll? Rather than putting another dime in the jukebox, join about 100 rockers and many more music lovers at the Rock Con: The National Rock & Roll Fan Fest, July 30 to Aug. 1 at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel and Conference Center in East Rutherford. Tickets are $20 to $40. Weekend packages are $75 to $250