Saturday, March 21, 2020

Collective Soul Captivates in Central Florida

Collective Soul
Busch Gardens 
February 29, 2020
Tampa, FL
By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers


90's alternative rock band Collective Soul has become one of my favorite touring bands to see, hear, and photograph. The energy that they bring to the stage is contagious and it's very obvious that this band truly enjoys performing! This was my third time covering them in the last couple of years and each time has had the excitement of the very first time I saw them many years ago.

This particular show was the inaugural offering for what looked to be a promising concert series at  Busch Gardens' Food and Wine Festival.
The evening was very chilly for this time of year in Florida but that didn't stop thousands of fans from cramming into the outdoor venue to rock out with the band. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Joe Bonamassa Thrills in Central Florida

Joe Bonamassa
Ruth Eckerd Hall 2-24-2020
Clearwater, FL 
Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers


When Joe Bonamassa has a guitar in his hands, it's like an extension of his body. His smooth playing sounds so perfect it is like it is coming out of a machine. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Basement East...On the eve of destruction

March 5, 2020
Nashville, TN
Story by Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos by Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo


It was a benefit show for Bernie Sanders, where progressive minded musicians in the Nashville community organized by Dean Moore had decided to show their love for Bernie on the eve of Super Tuesday. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

KISS End Of The Road Tour with David Lee Roth return to Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, IL February 15th, 2020
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography


After 20 years KISS makes their triumphant return to Peoria, Illinois. Playing a soldout show local fans and fans from states all over the midwest came to the Heart of Illinois in welcoming KISS and David Lee Roth on their Final Tour. 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Styx Live in Port St. Lucie, Florida


MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center
(Formerly Port St. Lucie Civic Center)
Port St Lucie, FL
Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

It rained all day up until about about an hour before the 8PM show. It was damp and very windy, and yet that didn't stop thousands of fans from coming out to see Styx perform and the band certainly did not disappoint!

When friends tell me that they don't go to classic rock concerts anymore because "it isn't the original members," I tell them that many of the bands are as good or better than they ever were. 

Styx is definitely one of those bands. Although featuring only one original member,  James Young on guitar and vocals,

Monday, December 16, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods Play the 105.7 Nutcracker Winter Concert

Peoria Civic Center Arena - Peoria, IL December 8th, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography


Peoria, Illinois own 105.7 The X closed out the year with the annual Nutcracker Show Headlining with Five Finger Death Punch and joining them was Three Days Grace and for the first time in Central Illinois Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods. 
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