OSWEGO, New York -Â Four nationally known tribute bands including Changes in Latitudes, Separate Ways, Draw The Line, and Hotel California, as well as Oswegoâ€™s own original southern rock band Frostbit Blue, are set to perform this summer at the Rev & Rock Classic Rock Festival at Oswego Speedway.
The event, which will be held August 14th, on the infield of Oswego Speedway, will kick off at 2:00 p.m. and include live music, multiple food vendors, attractions, high energy and relaxation. Advanced-sale tickets are $20 per person, and $25 per person after August 1st.
Tickets will be on sale soon.
â€œIt is going to be a great event for friends and families to get together and enjoy a day filled with entertaining music, performances, vendors, and more,â€ said Chuck Handley, chairman of the inaugural event. â€œWeâ€™re looking at making this an annual event and have plans to grow the venue and musical talent every year. The Oswego Speedway is very excited to have these talented tribute bands and our own Frostbit Blue to kick off this new summer tradition.â€
According to Handley, Rev & Rock guarantees its audience a diverse collection of music and entertainment throughout the day. All four tribute bands will provide a unique tribute to some of the music industryâ€™s greatest performers of the past 50 years.
Changes in Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, will kick off the festival at 2:00 p.m. Changes in Latitudesâ€™ goal is to musically transport their audience to somewhere between the Caribbean and the South Pacific, and to turn every show into a party. Comprised of nine world-class musicians, Changes in Latitudes recreates the Buffet concert experience with a full tropical stage set-up, flying beach balls, conga lines, and leis for all. They have been working their way up and down the east coast, and have garnered the title of the most authentic Jimmy Buffet tribute show in the country.
Changes in Latitudesâ€™ hit tribute songs include â€œHey Good Looking,â€ â€œMargaritaville,â€ â€œBrown-Eyed Girl,â€ and of course the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet Smash hit, â€œItâ€™s Five Oâ€™clock Somewhere.â€
Separate Ways, a Journey cover band, will be the second to entertain the Rev & Rock crowd by bringing a high level of talent and respect for the music of Journey. Separate Ways is the closest you will get to see the earlyâ€“mid 80â€™s line-up of Journey. An accurate portrayal of the Steve Perry era is duplicated in every way, from the subtle nuances to the harmonies and visual gratifications of seeing the original Journey show.
Frostbit Blue, a southern rock band formed in Oswego during the late 80â€™s, will hit the stage at the midway point of the festival. Frostbit is well known throughout Central and Southern New York for their 2 popular CDs, Ice Breaker and Just What the Doctor Ordered. Their music is inspired by the works of The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Hotel California, a tribute to the Eagles, will be the 4th band to take the stage at Rev & Rock. Hotel California draws crowds of all ages and features hits such as, â€œLife In The Fast Lane,â€ â€œTake It Easy,â€ â€œDesperado,â€ and many more. Audiences at festivals have enjoyed their great harmonies across North America and around the world.
Draw The Line, an internationally known Aerosmith tribute band from Boston will wrap up the day at Rev & Rock Classic Fest. Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler singled out Draw The Line as the best Aerosmith tribute band, and is also the only tribute band to be featured on the official Aerosmith Website. The lead singer, Neill Byrnes, won a Steven Tyler look-alike contest on one of Bostonâ€™s biggest rock radio stations. Even MTV agrees to the easily mistaken identity of Steven Tyler. Draw The Line has performed in all but two U.S. States and have toured to other countries such as England, Canada, South America, and Japan.
For additional information on Rev & Rock Classic Rock Festival please call Oswego Speedway at (315) 342-0646.