Includes Mix of Hair, Metal, Blues and Southern Rock
ERIE – What are components of an impressive motorcycle rally concert play list?
“Stairway to Heaven.” Check.
“The Ballad of Jayne.” Check.
“Green Grass and High Tides.” Check.
“Don’t Know What You Got ‘til It’s Gone.” Check.
The 12th annual 2018 Roar on the Shore® Bike Week will feature a blend of rock genres for the more than 165,000 motorcycle enthusiasts expected to attend Erie’s official bike week set for July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2018. Proceeds will benefit the Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center, Erie’s oldest nonprofit human service provider for children with mental health, behavioral health and severe emotional challenges. Scheduled to hit the stage are Zoso, L.A. Guns, the Outlaws and Cinderella’s Tom Keifer. All media are invited to attend.
On Wednesday, July 18, the Roar® audience will get a whole lotta love from the “ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience.” Hailed as the world’s most accurate Led Zeppelin live show, Zoso simply is no mere tribute band, it has perfected not only the sound, but also the look and feel of one of the most iconic and influential rock groups in history. Each band member has mastered Led Zeppelin’s sound with authentic vintage instruments as well as the vocals and stage personas of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham.
On Thursday, July 19, Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns will be cocked and loaded to rock the Roar® crowd. For hair band disciples, L.A. Guns’ story is part soap opera with a revolving list of band members, fights, break-ups, reunions and incarnations of the group. Fast-forward 35 years and the core duo of Lewis and Guns has reunited and L.A. Guns is back with a new album “The Missing Peace.” They will be ready for the Roar® stage with new hits –“Christine” and “Sticky Fingers” – as well as the tried-and-true “Rip and Tear,” “Never Enough” and, of course, “The Ballad of Jayne.”
On Friday, July 20, the Roar® crowd will rock “Green Grass and High Tides” along the shores of Lake Erie as the Outlaws brings its Southern band of brothers to the Roar® main stage. Known for its triple guitar rock attacks and three-part harmonies, the Outlaws will deliver classic tracks like “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Freeborn Man” and “Knoxville Girl.” But the crowd can expect new music, too, with Outlaws’ originals Henry Paul and Monte Yoho showcasing hits from their latest studio album, “It’s About Pride.”
On Saturday, July 21, Tom Keifer, longtime leader of Cinderella, the Philadelphia-born blues-rock band, will cap this year’s performances at the Rock ‘N’ Roar Concert. Concert-goers no doubt will enjoy the classics including “Shelter Me,” “Gypsy Road,” “Shake Me” and power ballad, “Don’t Know What You Got ‘til It’s Gone” but also will hear cuts from Keifer’s critically acclaimed debut solo album “The Way Life Goes.” And his Cinderella-era wails and screams? Don’t worry; they’ll hear those, too.
Each headline concert is free. The Zoso concert on Wednesday, July 18 takes place at 8 p.m. All other concerts take place at 9 p.m. on the Country Fair Mainstage at The Hub. Premium viewing is available for a donation in the Rocket 105 Beer Garden — $15 each on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Four-night discount bundles also are available for a donation of $55 each. Must be 21 with valid ID to enter. Pre-sale concert tickets are available starting today at www.roarontheshore.com.
For more information about the 2018 Roar on the Shore® Bike Week, visit www.roarontheshore.com.