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Former Deep Purple and Rainbow lead singer Joe Lynn Turner headlines the Classic Summer Rockfest show Saturday (August 20) at the Cadillac Bar.


Turner, known for several rock hits including Rainbow's single "I surrender," will be joined by Blackfoot, Séance, Target 7 and Blue Sunday. The show will also include a Dokken Tribute with the band Breaking the Chains.

Turner will take the mainstage at 10 p.m. sharp said promoter Ori Velasquez

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 presale and $30 at the door.  Tickets on sale at Flipside, Herb’s Hut and the Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. The concert is a 21 years old and over only show. Promoters are offering a Meet and Greet session - scheduled at 11:30 p.m. - with the artists including autographed posters for $40 for the first 50 fans. Meet/Greet tickets will be available at the door.

The show is being presented by OV Productions, which presented Frank Marino at the Cadillac and Rick Sanford(former vocalist for Legs Diamond at the Road House Saloon both in 2010.

Turner was the singer for Rainbow from 1980 to 1984.

Back in April, Deep Purple was among the bands inducted 

 into the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in New York City. Turner told the media "Congrats to Deep Purple for their long-overdue induction. And I am proud and blessed to be a part of the Deep Purple legacy."

Ritchie Blackmore was noticeably absent at the awards but later released a statement on Facebook - "I have my reason for not attending the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, although I appreciate the award. However, I do think that they should've given an award to Joe Lynn Turner for when he was in Deep Purple — for his singing and writing on 'Slaves And Masters' — a great record, one of my favorites."

Rainbow has a storied rock music history.

According to Wikipedia: "Rainbow is a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio's American rock band Elf, but after the first album, Blackmore fired the backing members and continued with Dio until 1979. Three British musicians joined in 1979, singer Graham Bonnet, keyboardist Don Airey, former Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, and this line-up gave the band their commercial breakthrough with the single "Since You Been Gone". Over the years Rainbow went through many line-up changes with no two studio albums featuring the same line-up. Other lead singers Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White would follow, and the project consisted of numerous backing musicians. The band's early work primarily featured mystical lyrics with a neoclassical metal style, but went in a more streamlined, commercial direction following Dio's departure from the group.”


More Rainbow Links:

Turner 'Humbled' by Blackmore

Black Sabbath recently reunited 

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