Chicagoland’s Arlington Heights will become rock music central this September 27 – 29 thanks to MelodicRockFest 3.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/19/2013 -- Chicagoland’s Arlington Heights will become rock music central this September 27 - 29, as some of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the melodic rock world descend on the city for MelodicRockFest 3. Three years since the last gathering of the melodic rock music faithful, the 2013 MelodicRockFest 3 has expanded its line-up, with twenty six bands to be featured over three days at one of Chicago’s newest music venues - H.O.M.E. Bar. MelodicRockFest 3 will begin on Friday September 27, and commence on Sunday, September 29. Tickets can be purchased directly at http://www.melodicrockfest.com.
Appearing at MelodicRockFest 3 will be some very familiar names to fans of the genre, with many appearing for the third time in a row. Other featured acts will be making their MelodicRockFest debut. Some will also be appearing in America for the very first time.
“We wanted to change the script up a little this year,” comments MelodicRockFest 3 organizer Andrew McNeice. “We wanted to give some up-and-coming artists a chance to finally be seen and heard as well. So over the weekend, talent will not only come from some of the pioneers of the melodic rock music scene, but also from some great young talent that need to be heard.”
Steve Augeri (formerly of Journey), Ted Poley (of Danger Danger), House Of Lords, Eric Martin (of Mr. Big), Kelly Keeling (of Baton Rouge), Glen Burtnik (formerly of Styx), 7th heaven, Canadian legends Harem Scarem, Swedish hotshots Eclipse and W.E.T. (featuring rock music industry veteran Jeff Scott Soto) will all deliver “best of” sets for the fans gathered. Joining them will be some cult names in the melodic rock scene, such as the reformed Adriangale, AOR heroes Mecca (with special guest Fergie Frederiksen), Tango Down (featuring Bangalore Choir vocalist David Reece), Brett Walker, Robert Tepper, Sweden’s ColdSpell, Bombay Black and Newman.
Rounding out the MelodicRockFest 3 weekend is some of the brightest new talent around which will be showcased in one place for the first time. Australia’s power pop hopefuls The Radio Sun, melodic heavy metal bands Inner Siege and Crossing Rubicon, plus rising rock music artists Evolution Eden and Chicago’s own Loveblast will all be part of the event as well.
MelodicRockFest 3 will be another very special weekend, not only for the fans gathered, but also for the artists involved. Here’s what a few notable melodic rock artists have to say about the event:
Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rock Star movie soundtrack, Journey, solo artist): “We missed MelodicRockFest 2 but we're making it up by showing this time to MelodicRockFest 3. Thanks to Andrew for getting our band W.E.T. over to debut in the US, which could be the start of something big! See you all in September.”
Eric Martin (Mr. Big, solo artist): “Howdy Melodic-rockers! I've got a lot on my plate this year with this acoustic tour and the upcoming Avantasia Mystery of time tour; I'm a lucky man that's for sure. But I'm saving my strength for the main course in Chicago this September. I am so excited to be sharing the stage with all these great performers; I can bet that the atmosphere will be full of wild energy! For me, it's going to feel like the Rock & Roll High School reunion (without the platform shoes and bellbottom jeans).”
Ted Poley (Danger Danger, solo artist): “I am very proud to be a part of the upcoming MelodicRockFest 3. This event is a must for any fan of melodic rock music. It’s a rare opportunity to see many of their favorite artists that simply do not tour on a wide scale. Anyone who attended MelodicRockFest 2 knows that this is an event not to be missed! See you there!”
Joe Vana (Mecca): “The last MelodicRockFest was an honor and a blast. The guys in Mecca and I very much look forward to doing this show and meeting the fans again! Singer Fergie Frederiksen is firmly back at the helm with me! We now get to perform material from our albums Mecca I and Mecca II, Fergie's solo career and of course some Toto tunes from his tenure with that legendary rock band.”
Richie (7th heaven): “It is an honor to be a part of MelodicRockFest 3. What a great line-up of great acts with great rock songs. I hope everyone can make it out. We, 7th heaven, are looking forward to a great rocking set.”
Vic Rivera (Adriangale): “I’m excited to be playing at my third MelodicrockFest. On behalf of all of Adriangale, we are looking forward to seeing you all in Chicago in September for what will be a truly awesome rock music event!”
Scott Miller (Tango Down): “We have played a lot of shows over the last two years, from festivals (indoor and outdoor) to clubs and even theatres. But playing MelodicRockFest 3 will be an event to remember. It doesn't get any better than playing your show and along with some of the most awesome rock bands around.”
H.O.M.E. Bar is located on 1227 N Rand Road in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The modern music and entertainment facility is located less than 30 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
H.O.M.E Bar is an all-in-one venue, whose entertainment room is located directly off a sports bar with a full restaurant and menu, available the whole time MelodicRockFest 3 is underway. Inside the venue there are a number of booths around its edge for relaxing or taking a break from standing. The H.O.M.E Bar stage is right in the middle of the room, allowing for a three-way front row. Passes will be available for rock music festival attendees needing to leave the facility to eat elsewhere, freshen up or simply take in some outside air at any time during performances.
For additional travel information, rock music festival ticket purchasing and daily line-ups, please visit http://www.melodicrockfest.com.
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