Monday, August 6, 2018

REO Speedwagon and Chicago in Tampa, Florida

MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL 7-21-18
By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

This venue is perfect for a professional concert photographer. There is plenty of room to shoot, the lighting is excellent, the staff is helpful, professional, friendly from top to bottom, and the location easy to get to.

Michelle Wilson and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening there which was highlighted by another outstanding performance by REO Speedwagon. Lead singer/guitarist/frontman Kevin Cronin's energy was contagious as he quickly took charge and led the crowd through REO hits from over the years. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Bicoastal Double Shot of Keb' Mo' in Florida

June 13 & 14, 2018

Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, Florida
The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, Florida (two shows)

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Last month, multi-Grammy award winner Keb' Mo' kicked off a short, acoustic solo tour beginning in Florida. Rock Legends Photographers was there to capture the sights and sounds of nights two and three of this intimate, stripped-down soiree. Keb' Mo' rejoins Taj Mahal for the next leg of the TajMo tour, which resumes Monday, 7/23/18 with two sold-out shows in Denver, and then returns to solo dates in late August (for full tour schedule including solo and TajMo dates, see below).

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dead and Company at Mattress Firm Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA on 7/6/18

Dead and Company played Chula Vista, CA near San Diego on July 6th, 2018 on probably the hottest day of the year so far in SoCal with temperatures nearing the 100 degree mark. The close to the border "Shakedown Street" was muy caliente but that didn't stop the vendors or the heads from hitting the lot. Beers and waters were flying freely (but not free) from the many coolers scattered about the makeshift traveling flea market. Brightly colored tie dyes are still the deadhead uniform of choice and quite readily available for purchase throughout shakedown although I did with great surprise see a Farrah Fawcett t-shirt for sale at one of the booths. I missed the veggie burritos somewhere along the way but certainly someone was there bringing sand to the beach.

Theory Of A Deadman, Wilson, and Spirit Animal return to Central Illinois

Monarch Music Hall - Peoria, Illinois July 17th, 2018
Review and Photos by JKR Photography

Theory of a Deadman, Wilson, and Spirit Animal pack the house with their tour stop in Central Illinois. Finishing up the July Rock shows for the Peoria area. 

Black Label Society Shreds Monarch Music Hall in Central Illinois with Corrosion of Conformity and Telekinetic Yeti

Monarch Music Hall - Peoria, Illinois July 16th, 2018
Review and photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Middle of Summer heats up with Metal Legend Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society and Pepper Keenan and Corrosion of Conformity joined by Midwestern Duo Telekinetic Yeti

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Farm Aid 2018 Music and Food Festival Heads to Connecticut on Saturday September 22

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews to headline Farm Aid 2018 at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Conn.

Dave Mathews at Farm Aid 2017 Press Release - June 25, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. — Farm Aid’s annual music and food festival featuring family farmers, homegrown food, inspiring music and agrarian experiences will come to Connecticut for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

VIVA NashVegas...Assignment Carter Family

June 10, 2018
Nashville, TN

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo

The assignment was to photograph Lorrie Davis Bennett (Daughter of Anita Carter) at the annual “Sons and Daughters of Country Legends” show. Lorrie has been singing with and representing the Carter Family all of her life, most recently on the Marty Stuart show as well as frequent appearances at the “Carter Fold” in Maces Springs, VA.

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