FINAL Show Update & Updated Event Rundown Detailed Below!




MelodicRock.com and 95.3 WAOR Present





Saturday October 6, 2007
Morris Performing Arts Center
South Bend, Indiana, USA

(90 miles / 120 km East Of Chicago)


Tickets On Sale NOW!!!
Tickets on sale via The Morris Box Office


Purchase Link:
morriscenter.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=136

By Phone:
574-235-9190 Box Office Phone
800-537-6415 Box Office Toll Free
574-235-5945 (Fax)

In Person
The Morris Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm;
Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm; and on performance evenings through intermission.

Tickets are priced as follows
$47 (Pit, Boxes, Orchestra, Main & Mezzanine)
$37 (1st & 2nd Balcony)
$27 (3rd Balcony)


Special All Day Show!
First band on at 2.00pm. Headliner After 9.00pm. 10 hours of Classic Melodic Rock Music!!


Featuring....





Nashville's All-Star Scrap Metal
Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Gunnar & Matthew Nelson (Nelson)
Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) Eric Martin (Mr. Big)

with Christian Cullen & Joel Hoekstra.


With Very Special Guests:
Jim Peterik (ex-Survivor, Pride Of Lions)
Jimi Jamison (ex-Survivor)
Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees)
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple)


Performing an Expanded Headline Set featuring a non-stop barrage of smash hits from:
Nelson, Slaughter, Night Ranger, Mr. Big, Survivor, Rainbow & Damn Yankees!
Including - Love And Affection, Up All Night, (You Can Still) Rock In America, Eye Of The Tiger, High Enough, Fly To The Angels,
Sister Christian, Don't Tell Me You Love Me, The Seach Is Over, To Be With You, Street Of Dreams
and plenty more!



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And an all-star MelodicRock.com Opening Act!






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Show Running Times -

Scrap Metal 9.15 11.45
Jeff Scott Soto 7.40 8.55
Kevin Chalfant Band

6.10 7.20

7th Heaven 4.55 5.35
Martie Peters Group 3.55 4.35
Goodbye Thrill 3.00 3.35
MelodicRock All-Stars (Details Below) 2.00 2.40


Seating From:


1.30pm
Lobby Open For Merch Sales at: 1.00pm







Venue Details -

The theater is fully seated and the tickets are reserved seating. Great seats still available. This is an intimate theater of only 2500 seats, so there really won't be a bad seat in the house if you can't purchase tickets until closer to show day.

This is an ALL ages show. Everyone is welcome!

There is full catering available within the venue at the Bistro (
www.morriscenter.org/bistro.html) and yes, there is a full bar for much needed refreshments!
The Vine Restaurant (thevinesb.com) is open for all to sit down and enjoy a meal and is housed in the same building for your convenience.
The show will commence at 2pm and run the rest of the afternoon/evening.
Tickets are on sale now via the Morris Box Office.



Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N. Michigan Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601, USA
www.morriscenter.org

South Bend is a youthful college town (and the home of Notre Dame football team) only 90 miles from Chicago (93 miles East to be precise).
It is a central point to travel to from a number of centers and doesn't have the big city costs of Chicago.
Additionally, the venue is very enthusiastic about this event, as is the local Classic Rock Station 95.3 WAOR.
There is cheap parking next to the location, hotels a plenty and the safe environment that a smaller town offers.







Scrap Metal - Scrap Metal is the Nashville based all-star band featuring Gunnar & Matthew Nelson (Nelson), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Eric Martin (Mr. Big).
Joining the Scrap Metal on stage for this special expanded headline set will be several very special guests which will turn this show into a once in a lifetime event.
Special guests include Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Jim Peterik (Pride Of Lions, ex-Survivor), Jimi Jamison and Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple).
The band's regular set sees them plough through hit singles from the acts represented by the rockers - Slaughter, Nelson, Mr. Big and Night Ranger. The special expanded headlining set will also cover the classic hits from the likes of Damn Yankees, Rainbow and Deep Purple.

Eric Martin will deliver the biggest hits of his career from Mr. Big; Mark Slaughter sings those Slaughter hits that become radio staples in the early 90s and Gunnar and Matthew Nelson will remind us of the brilliant harmonies that Nelson delivered from their smash hit debut album.
Jim Peterik will share the stage with former Survivor vocalist Jimi Jamison for a trip down memory lane.
Drummer and vocalist Kelly Keagy will be joined by the his Night Ranger band mate - frontman Jack Blades for a blistering set of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees hits.
Joe Lynn Turner flies in from New York City to belt out his best Rainbow and Deep Purple hits.
www.myspace.com/scrapmetalband, www.ericmartin.com, www.thenelsonbrothers.com, www.kellykeagy.com, www.jimpeterik.com, www.nightranger.com, www.jimijamison.com, www.myspace.com/jimijamison, www.joelynnturner.com, www.myspace.com/nranger


Jeff Scott Soto - Jeff Scott Soto will turn it on for long time fans with a powerhouse 1 hour set of solo material, with the support of his classic solo band line up - Howie Simon, Gary Schutt and Dave Dzialak. Jeff will perform the best and most loved songs from his solo releases, a cover or two perhaps and even one or two brand new solo tracks. His legendary Live At The Gods performance in 2002 was only 50 minutes - so expect the best of that and more!
www.jeffscottsoto.com


Kevin Chalfant Band - It will be a night of special events and Kevin Chalfant is certainly a man capable of delivering more surprises. In a special full band appearance, Kevin will perform a show that will pay tribute to the music of AOR legends Journey, as well as covering his own hits with The Storm and as a solo artist.
Kevin Chalfant possesses an amazing voice that is the very definition of melodic rock music. This voice has seen him work with the guys from Journey as well as forming the band The Storm with former Journey alumni Gregg Rolie and Steve Smith.
He went on to form Two Fires and has just released a new studio album paying tribute to the music of Journey. On this show, you'll hear it all.
Kevin will be joined on stage by former Storm guitarist Josh Ramos!
www.kevinchalfant.com


7th heaven - 7th heaven should be no strangers to followers of the Melodic Rock scene. The guys have built a considerable fan base in the greater Chicago area and across the globe. Another indie artist that works hard at their craft, their breakthrough debut album Silver has won critical acclaim from press and fans alike. With a new frontman in Keith Semple, they are ready to take it to the next level.
www.7thheavenband.com


Martie Peters Group - Martie Peters may not be a name familiar to many, but he is an integral part of what has defined MelodicRock.com over the years. Martie is a hard working artist that delivers passionate, harmony filled rock n roll year after year, and like many artists in the world, works hard at his craft in order to produce the highest possible quality albums for his fans and with each album continues to build upon that fan base.
His biggest influence sound and style wise is White Lion and in particular frontman of the band Mike Tramp. But he is also a unique character and on this night will represent the many independent artists out there that make killer music but don't get the deserved recognition. After his performance I have no doubt that many more will be converted to his music.
www.martiepeters.com


Goodbye Thrill - Goodbye Thrill simply put is all about fun, good times, good music and blowing up your speakers. The band features former Ferreira vocalist, Marc Ferreira - the driving force behind this hot new melodic rock act. The band's sound is a blend of tasty melodic guitar work mixed with Marc's soulful, yet melodic smooth voice. Something that when combined will please fans of Firehouse, Def Leppard and Harem Scarem! This is a band that will remind you of what was good about the 80s and early 90s rock music. Big hooks, big guitars and big vocals with songs that will have you driving with the top down and shouting the words at the top of your lungs. So say goodbye to the flavor of the month...sit down. pop it in and get ready for a thrill!
www.myspace.com/goodbyethrill


MelodicRock All-Stars - So new to each other they haven't even got a name. In fact, they may never have name as their sole purpose in life is to gather for this one occasion to give this show a fitting kick-off with a 40 minute set of tunes you might be familiar with!
In this fabulous band will be: Vocalist Michael Eden (Eden's Curse) / Keyboardist Eric Ragno (Ted Poley, China Blue, American Angel) / Drummer John Parker (Talon) / Guitarist Vic Rivera (Adriangale, Crunch, Poley Rivera). How about that for a line up?




Quotes -

Eric Martin: "Andrew McNeice, with his Rock & Roll brainchild MelodicRock.com, gave most of us a new lease on life. I am indebted to him for throwing me a life jacket when the big ship went down. Cheers to his skills as a journalist and a die-hard fan of "this thing we do".
The face of rock and roll music has changed so many times that it's hard to keep track of the adjective that comes before the word rock. Scrap Metal, the proverbial robot transformer made up of standout musicians from the 80s & 90s, brings the spirit of melodic rock & roll back from the dead (well that's not true it's just been a sleeping giant for a handful of years). Dust off your black concert Tee's, polish off your cowboy boots and don't hurt yourself squeezing into your leather pants. Keep the dream alive & kickin' in South Bend."

Jim Peterik: "I am thrilled to be a part of the landmark AOR show of the year! All of the talent that is synonymous with what we all loved about the 80's will be there all in honor of a man who has done so much to promote that music.
Everyone is charged up and ready to do their best show ever. Can't wait for October 6 - South Bend Indiana at The Morris Center.
We will give you a night you will never forget - keep rocking - Jim Peterik." (Ides Of March, Pride Of Lions, Ex member of Survivor)

Kevin Chalfant: "Wow, thank you Andrew for the invitation to perform in your 10th Anniversary jam. I informed my band and they and I are looking forward to a smoking show. The line up is tremendous. We will perform many of my favorites from The Storm, Two Fires, my solo work including the Fly2Fr33dom The Song of Journey project."

Martie Peters: "It is such an honour to be called upon for an event like this! We finally get to play to an American audience and we won't let them down in South Bend. And to be on the same bill with all those heroes of mine, people who inspired me into playing rock and roll, it doesn't get much bigger than this! Andrew, here's to the next 10 years of MR.com."







Tickets -

Tickets on sale via The Morris Box Office - NOW!

Online 24/7:
morriscenter.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=136
By Phone: 574-235-9190
In Person

The Morris Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm; and on performance evenings through intermission.

574-235-9190 Box Office Phone
800-537-6415 Box Office Toll Free
574-235-5945 Box Office Fax

Tickets are priced as follows

$47 (Pit, Boxes, Orchestra, Main & Mezzanine)

$37 (1st & 2nd Balcony)

$27 (3rd Balcony)

Tickets can be purchased from now online by simply clicking on "Quick Pick Tickets" for the next best available seats working from front to back.
Or, users can jump to a direct part of the theater to choose your favourite positions as long as tickets in that area are still available.
This is a fully seated theater.

[Ticket Fees: All tickets are subjected to a couple of fees, which as we all know, are completely unavoidable. A facility fee of $2 is INCLUDED in the price indicated that goes towards the continuing restoration of the theater. The other fees are: $4.50 per ticket for online purchases and $3.50 per ticket for phone purchases.
These are venue charged service fees (much like Ticketmaster) and go directly to the venue not the show!
There is also a $3.50 fee to complete each online transaction, whether it is for 1 ticket or 20. Only the original ticket price stated about goes back towards the show.]



Travel -

Getting there:
South Bend does have its own airport, but the nearest big city hub is Chicago (either O'Hare or Midway). Travel time from Chicago to South Bend via the freeway is between 90 mins and 2 hours maximum.
There are also South Line Trains (
www.nictd.com) that run every two hours between Chicago and South Bend airport.

The Morris Center has an excellent website with a stack of information for those looking to travel to the show and the city, plus recommendations on where to stay.
Find those pages at:

www.morriscenter.org/local.html

www.morriscenter.org/technical/hotel.html

www.morriscenter.org/technical/rest.html

For the sake of convenience, I'll include some of that information here now:

Distance And Direction To Other Major Cities:
Chicago, IL West 100 miles 1.5 hrs. driving time
Indianapolis, IN South 138 miles 2.5 hrs. driving time
Toledo, OH East 156 miles 3.0 hrs. driving time
Detroit, MI NE 195 miles 3.5 hrs. driving time

Ind. 80/90 Toll Road State. Rd. 2
U.S. 31/3 State. Rd. 23
U.S. 20

One of the additional benefits of the venue over Chicago is that if driving to this, parking your car won't cost you another $20.
The venue states:
Convenient parking is available in a lot adjacent to the Morris Center operated by DTSB ($5 per vehicle), at the public garage on the corner of Main and Colfax ($5 per vehicle), and at the Marriott/1st Source Bank Complex ($8 per vehicle). Parking is also available on the streets within walking distance of the Morris and also at the Leighton Center on Washington Street between Main and Michigan Streets.


Hotels -

The area is packed with hotels close by and a short walk/drive.
A Marriott and Holiday Inn are directly opposite the venue, but I am aware that space there is limited.
A little further a field you can find the following hotels
www.morriscenter.org/technical/hotel.html


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