Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 5:51 PM
January 24/25 in Santa Ana, CA & January 26/27 in San Diego, CA
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Over 25 top musicians converge on Southern California for this four-day event held in two cities (24/25 Jan in Santa Ana, CA & 26/27 Jan in San Diego, CA). Featured will be live concerts every night preceded earlier in the day by artists/instructors teaching in small groups. Also available are special fan VIP packages including one on one meet & greets. More details on the VIP packages as well as links to purchase tickets for each event are available HERE.
Below are some of the key performers over the four-day event...
Craig Goldy (DIO, GIUFFRIA, ROUGH CUTT, BUDGIE)
Doug Aldridge (DIO, WHITESNAKE, HURRICANE, BURNING RAIN, LION, HOUSE OF LORDS)
Elliot Dean Rubinson (MSG, Uli Jon Roth, CACTUS, CEO/owner of Dean Guitars)
Gary Hoey (solo artist, HEAVY BONES)
James Kottak (SCOSPIONS, KINGDOM COME, WARRANT, MONTROSE, MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP)
Kofi Baker (EXTREME CREAM, OHM, ABSTRACT LOGIC, solo artist)
Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, RING OF FIRE, ROYAL HUNT, solo artist)
Matt Starr (Ace Frehley)
Michael Angelo Batio (NITRO, HOLLAND, C4, solo artist)
Michael Devin (WHITESNAKE)
Rob Pagliari (EXTREME CREAM, OHM)
Uli Jon Roth (SCOPSIONS, ELECTRIC SUN, EXTREME CREAM, solo artist)
Uriah Duffy (WHITESNAKE, POINTS NORTH, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, Christina Aguilera, Pat Travers, Alicia Keys)
Additional artists to be named soon.
The Friday & Saturday events will be held at Malone's (604 Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705 ph (714-979-6000). Friday will revolve around the theme of the worlds first Super Group & greatest Jam Band... CREAM! Each artist will have a full set deriving songs from this classic era of music. Kofi Baker's EXTREME CREAM MkIII with Roy Z & Mark Boals will open the night. Headlining the night will be EXTREME CREAM MkII with Uli Jon Roth & Kofi (as an added note of historical importance, MkI is Mike Keneally & MkIV is Gary Hoey). In between the jamming bookends of Uli & Roy will be full sets from Doug Aldridge's new band STEAMROLLER, Michael Angelo Batio playing his entire Hands Without Shadows - A Tribute to Rock Guitar and CGP - CRAIG GOLDY PROJECT with Elliott Dean Rubinson, Vinnie Appice and Mark Boals! Don Dokken & Uriah Duffy are scheduled to guest.
Saturday at Malone's will feature James Kottak of the SCORPIONS teaming up with Uli Jon Roth as they play early era SCORPIONS with a few surprises thrown in! Performing during Uli's set is CGP-CRAIG GOLDY PROJECT & Don Dokken is scheduled to guest.
Sunday January 26th at Ramona Main Stage (626 Main St., Ramona CA 92065 ph# (760-789-7008) http://www.ramonamainstage.com/ features Headliners Gary Hoey playing EXTREME CREAM MkIV with MkII guitarist Uli Jon Roth. Also on the bill is Michael Angelo Batio performing an extended Hands Without Shadows - A Tribute to Rock Guitar, CGP - CRAIG GOLDY PROJECT w/ Vinnie Appice & Doug Aldrich's BURNING RAIN.
Monday's Ramona show features an all day Sky Academy Seminar with Uli Jon Roth & guest instructor Craig Goldy (Certified by the State of CA) teaching song writing. Guitar luthier Jim Palmer from Guitar ER http://theguitarer.us/ and 111 Guitars will be giving a presentation on the importance of having a properly maintained guitar and how it is an essential link for inspiration & top-level performance. Jim will be offering complimentary guitar set ups & consultation valued at $100. The evening features James Kottak of the SCOPRIONS joining original SCORPIONS guitarist Uli Jon Roth for a full set of early SCORPIONS classics.
Separate tickets for live concert performances, Sky Academy instruction, VIP meet & greet sessions for Friday, Saturday & Sunday afternoons are now available for each of the four events through the venues web site Ramonamainstage.com & brownpapertickets.com.