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Rocker horns UP! Legends of Rock show hits SWFL soon

April 11, 2012
Melissa Schneider - Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

After a quick and busy season, things are finally starting to quiet down a bit, giving locals a chance to come out of their shells and hit big venues that are hitting the local streets. Do you miss leopard-print spandex pants and denim jackets with your favorite band's patches hand-stitched on? Dig those babies out of the closet and prepare yourself for metal, as Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Great White three of the biggest hair-bands of the '80s headline the upcoming Legends of Rock show, taking place all day long, Saturday, April 21, on the grounds of the German-American Club, 2101 Southwest Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, with gates opening at 2 p.m., music starting at 3 and going all night long.

This all-day music festival will feature Los-Angeles' Hear Kitty Kitty, along with local rock sensations A200, PUSH, and 10,000 Views, featuring another legendary metal-band superstar, WASP drummer Stet Howland.

One global jet-setter is making a special trip from across The Pond, specifically designed around this upcoming show.

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L.A.'s Hear Kitty Kitty will open the Legends of Rock show, featuring Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Great White. Photo by GREG GARCIA Photography.

Glenn Andrew Milligan, U.K. resident, seasonal visitor of Fort Myers Beach, wild 80s hair-band nut and founder of, the online community dedicated to the love and desire for all things metal, has planned his next trip across The Pond specifically around this well-scheduled, all-day show.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing this show with a packed audience and plenty of pretty girls heating it up over there let's make it a success!" the maniacal metal-head said. "It's a fantastic lineup and should be nothing short of a metal masterpiece."

Concert coordinator Rob Lyons, hair-band-lover and no stranger to booking amazing entertainment locally, is eager to get this show on the road.

Fact Box

Legends of Rock show


What: Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Great White, all rocking together, with Hear Kitty Kitty,

A200, PUSH and 10,000 Views kicking it off

When: Saturday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: 2101 SW?Pine Island Road, Cape Coral

Tickets:?$15 in advance, $20 at the door

"People love seeing these shows, taking a little trip down memory lane and these three hairbands are sure to help with that trip," he said. "I'm so excited to introduce Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Great White to Southwest Florida."

Rob is the concert organizer who is responsible for bringing Warrant, Steelheart, Winger and Firehouse to Southwest Florida last year, as well as Coolio and the wild and crazy hip-hop rocker Vanilla Ice, who recently rocked down the Dixie Road House back in February.

During the all-day music festival, more than a dozen food vendors will be on-hand, offering anything from funnel cakes, giant pretzels and hot dogs to hamburgers, lobster rolls, pizza and Philly cheesesteaks.

Budweiser and Jagermeister will be keeping the crowd cool and refreshed throughout the day with $4 drafts and other drink specials, and, while taking in all the fantastic music, peruse the gift and craft vendors, offering anything from motorcycle accessories and leather pieces to fun crafts and great gadgets.

Tickets to the show are just $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online by visiting, or stopping by any one of the mentioned ticket locations on the site.

VIP passes are available for $100, which includes plenty of bang for your buck, including free beverages, meet-and-greet sessions with the bands and up-close-and-personal seating.

After the show, the boys of all three metal bands will be hitting Dixie Road House for an all-night after party. For more information, visit



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