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Saturday, October 20  ·  Coco Montoya

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Coco Montoya

From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya earned his status through years of hard work and constant touring. And it all started with a chance meeting in the mid-1970s with legendary bluesman Albert Collins, who offered Montoya a gig as his drummer. Albert took an immediate liking to Montoya, becoming his mentor and teaching his new protégé the secrets of Collins’ “icy hot” style of blues guitar.

Five years later, British blues icon John Mayall happened to catch Montoya at a jam session and was blown away. Mayall recruited him as guitarist in the legendary Bluesbreakers, and Montoya spent the next 10 years touring non-stop, proving himself to be a world-class guitar master in one of the most renowned blues bands in existence.

Averaging over 150 tour dates a year, Montoya continues to pack clubs and theaters around the world. He has played major festivals, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, The San Francisco Blues Festival and Canada’s International Jazz Festival.


Saturday, October 27  ·  Grim Reaper

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper were originally formed in 1979 in Droitwich. They were discovered after winning a Battle of the Bands featuring over 100 bands. They were eventually signed to Darryl Johnston’s Ebony Records, and had a track featured on the Ebony compilation LP “Heavy Metal Heroes”. The lineup finalised to that of Nick Bowcott, Steve Grimmett, Dave Wanklin and Lee Harris. Their debut album “See You in Hell” was released in 1983 by Ebony and was distributed worldwide through RCA Records in 1984.

The current lineup continues to tour the UK and Europe. They did a short tour of Greece and Cyprus in November 2011 and released the Limited Edition CD EP “Live in Europe 2011”. The band gained worldwide attention during the tour when a video of them playing a small gig at Riff’s bar earlier in the year started getting numerous plays on YouTube. This was due to a Greek fan pointing out that Steve looked just like their then finance minister Evangelos Venizelos! The video started to increase in views, resulting in the band getting coverage in national Greek press and front page features in the media magazines. Steve was interviewed many times during the tour. The clip was shown and discussed on national tv. By the end of the tour the video had been viewed more than 250,000 times! It gave Greek fans some light hearted distraction during the tough financial times they were dealing with. The tour took the band across Greece and into Cyprus with well received shows in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Symbolic

As a heavy-hitting dynamic force hailing from the power/prog metal midst of the San Diego, California music scene, Symbolic combines their melodic energy and excitement for what will be their fifth CD later this year.

Since the first three years of their conception, increasingly impressive efforts helped build a strong following locally and internationally. Opening for well-known national acts such as Adrenaline Mob, Fates Warning, UFO, Brian Wheat (of Tesla fame), PHILM with Dave Lombardo, guitar legend Michael Schenker, Doro Pesch and others, it was no surprise that Symbolic found themselves in very close company of great music notables.



Saturday, November 3  ·  MicroMania – Micro Athletes and Wrestling

Doors open at 7:00 pm
MicroMania Wrestling
Tickets
  • MicroMania – Micro Athletes & Battling Bombshells

MicroMania

California-based Vendetta Pro Wrestling presents the MicroMania Tour, bringing the Mighty Micros, women’s matches featuring the Battling Bombshells, and other matches and entertainment for a well-rounded professional live event!

Our Micro Athletes and Battling Bombshells have been featured in WWE, Impact Wrestling, Lucha Libre AAA, Spike TV, MTV and hit feature films such as Jackass and Nacho Libre!

Mighty Micro Athletes, Battling Bombshells and Vendetta Pro Wrestling Stars! It’s The MicroMania Tour!

Presented by Vendetta Pro Wrestling.



Friday, December 7  ·  The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

Doors open at 7:00 pm

The Devon Allman Project

Devon Allman, former leader of Honeytribe and the Royal Southern Brotherhood, as well as the son of the late Gregg Allman, will embark on a massive tour with The Devon Allman Project. The Devon Allman Project will be joined by special guest Duane Betts for a 30+ minute encore each night, while Duane will also open each show.

The Devon Allman Project is a sextet that finds Devon joined by percussionists John Lum and R. Scott Bryan as well as bassist Justin Corgan, guitarist Jackson Stokes and organist Nicholas David. Duane’s opening set will find Dickey Betts’ son aided by guitarist Johnny Stachela and Devon’s rhythm section.

Each club/theater show will begin with a 30-minute set from Duane Betts & Co. Then, The Devon Allman Project will play a one-hour set that will include songs from Honeytribe, Royal Southern Brotherhood, The Devon Allman Band and choice covers. As mentioned, the concerts will culminate with all eight musicians joining forces for Allman Brothers tunes and other classics as part of a 30+ minute encore.

Devon Allman

Allman is the son of Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band) and Shelley Kay Jefts. His parents divorced when he was an infant, and he grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, as well as Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri, raised by his mother.

Allman began playing music as a teen, but was not influenced by his father. He did not meet his father until he was in his teens, but they then bonded instantly. For several years in the 1990s he performed around the growing St. Louis blues and rock music scene, while also managing a suburban Guitar Center store where he met his future Royal Southern Brotherhood bandmate, Mike Zito.

In his twenties, Allman tried various musical styles and sounds to distance himself from his father’s sound and avoid obvious comparisons, though his father did not meddle in Allman’s career. In his thirties, Allman embraced the blues and rock genres.

Allman grew up on classic, blues-inspired rock music, and has specifically mentioned Santana, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and The Allman Brothers Band as influences…

Duane Betts

There is learning and there is knowing. From sit-ins, sessions, and sideman shifts, Duane Betts learned. Then, Duane Betts knew.

As a teen, Betts cut his teeth sitting-in regularly with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Allman Brothers Band, led by his father, Dickey Betts. Named by his dad in honor of his late Allman Brothers bandmate, the renowned Duane Allman, this native of Sarasota, Florida relocated to Southern California in the late 1990s, becoming a consummate musician in Malibu rock bands such as Backbone69 and Whitestarr, and sharing the stage with luminaries from Jack Johnson and G. Love to Kid Rock and Phil Lesh.

After 15 years of honing his craft in numerous bands, the Los Angeles-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter knew it was time to take all that he learned and make it his own. Following celebrated stints with folk-rock darlings Dawes, and with Jamtown- a supergroup featuring Love, Donovan Frankenreiter, and Cisco Adler- plus a near-decade stint with his dad Dickey Betts’ post-Allman Brothers Band outfit, Great Southern, it was time to step out from the side of the stage and move to the center.

It was time for Betts’ own six-string stories and impassioned songs portraying a life, and a history, steeped in blues, rock, and country music tradition to be heard.

Duane Betts knew it was time to go solo…


Saturday, December 15  ·  Gary Hoey – Ho Ho Hoey’s Rockin’ Holiday Tour

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Ho Ho Hoey

This Boston born guitar player & solo artist has been touring for over two decades with 20 albums over the span of his career. Among them is his very popular, Ho Ho Hoey Complete Collection, which combines all 3 volumes of his holiday albums, capturing 37 of your favorite Christmas classics. Hoey has been a driving force behind instrumental rock Christmas music since 1995 after his version of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” hit the airwaves with its crunchy guitars and metal flavor. Gary’s annual Ho Ho Hoey Rockin’ Holiday Tour has become a tradition with radio stations and families coast-to-coast. Hoey’s live show encompasses everything from his holiday music to the older hits like “Hocus Pocus” to new songs from his latest album, Dust & Bones. It’s a must see show for adults and kids alike.

After more than two decades of touring it’s also made him fortunate enough to give back in the process, helping the Veterans with clothing drives, Toys for Tots and food drives. Hoey’s music is featured in Hallmark greeting cards and the Christmas movie, “Deck The Halls” staring Danny Devito. Hoey’s rockin holiday show is a family friendly all ages event. Gary comes out after every show to sign autographs and take pictures with the fans. Get together and celebrate this holiday season as only Hoey can. This year also marks his 8th Annual Ho Ho Hoey Guitar Give-Away. To enter and for more details, visit www.garyhoey.com.

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”

Taz Taylor

Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.


Friday, January 18  ·  Artimus Pyle

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Artimus Pyle

More than just a “tribute” to Lynyrd Skynyrd a tribute to the man that defined it. Artimus Pyle has said, “If it wasn’t for Ronnie, no one would know my name.” Since his departure from Skynyrd in 1991 , Artimus Pyle’s career has led him down an amazing path of solo records and projects culminating into one the finest tributes to southern rock royalty. The Artimus Pyle Band is a high energy, true to the music, and true to the era rock group. One of the few that is on the road today. Artimus Pyle, Brad Durden, Jerry Lyda, Dave Fowler, and Scott Raines are not only a group of friends and contemporaries but a group with some of the most seasoned musician in the southeast.

APB delivers hit after hit after hit, night after night after night. From Freebird to Sweet Home Alabama, APB gives fans the best of Skynyrd with one of men who made it!

Southern Reign

Authentic, drive, passion and heartfelt are just a few words that describe Southern Reign’s music. Songs that tell stories of real life experiences. Carrying the torch for our southern rock band favorites like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker, Etc. True blue collar, get your hands dirty, southern rock music.



Saturday, February 16  ·  Ike Willis – Frank Zappa Vocalist/Guitarist

Doors open at 7:00 pm

The Ike Willis Project

Ike Willis is an American singer and guitarist who was a regular sideman for Frank Zappa, first joining Zappa’s band for the fall 1978 tour and remaining in the band for several years.

Ike did not tour with Zappa in 1981 and 1982 for personal reasons, but returned to touring with Zappa for his final two tours in 1984 (which Zappa intended at the time to be his final tour) and 1988.

Ike currently tours with several Frank Zappa tribute bands including ZAPPATiKA, Ossi Duri, Project/Object, Pojama People and Ugly Radio Rebellion. He’s also performed several times with the Brazilian Zappa cover band, The Central Scrutinizer Band, The Muffin Men, and with the Italian band Elio e le Storie Tese.
Additionally, he has appeared multiple times at the annual Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany.

Ike is most recognized for his involvement in Zappa records such as playing Joe in Joe’s Garage, providing vocals on Tinsel Town Rebellion, You Are What You Is, and The Man from Utopia, and as the title character and narrator in Zappa’s off-Broadway-styled conceptual musical Thing-Fish.

Pet Shark

Pet Shark is a progressive rock, instrumental band from Orange County, California featuring and co-founded by Keith Moreland on guitar, and Ted Morton on drums, percussion, keyboards and other various sound effects.

Bass Guitarist Matt Bissonette recorded on the first and second album, but because of his busy recording and touring schedule (with Elton John), he is not able to join the band for the live shows. So they’ve been joined by bass guitarist Russ Reshaw who has been on the road with the band Two or More for the last ten years, playing over 120 dates per year. Russ has also performed with Bobby Kimball, former lead singer of the band Toto. Russ is an amazing bass player, but best of all, he’s a great guy. The band is very pleased to have him.

They are all seasoned professionals both in the studio and at live performances. Collectively, they have played with such musicians as Crystal Lewis, Dennis Agajanian, Darryl Mansfield, John and Anne Barbour, Steve Camp, Terry Clark, Two or More, Bryan Duncan, Bobby Kimball, and countless others.

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”


Friday, March 22  ·  Uli Jon Roth

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Uli Jon Roth

Uli Jon Roth is a true multi-instrumentalist who writes his own musical scores and arrangements. He is also a music director, paints realistic oil paintings, writes his own poetry as well as philosophical treaties.

Uli invented his own unique instrument – the by now legendary 6-octave Sky guitar which is without peer.

He produces his own albums and directs his own videos. Artistically he has been an inspiration to many of his fellow artists as well as his audience and continues to be so. He has been cited by countless guitarists from all over the world as one of their main influences.

Widely recognized as perhaps the single most important protagonist of Neo-classical guitar playing, Uli is seen by many as a trend-setter who has often been considerably ahead of his time.


Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 7:00pm and the first performance begins at 8:00pm.

Ramona Mainstage is an all ages venue. Persons under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.
All patrons must show valid photo ID.
All ticket purchases are non-refundable.
Seating not guaranteed – first come, first served.

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