Two-day '80s in the Park concert coming to Central Florida this weekend
Tommy Tutone, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Motels, Molly Hatchet and other '80s-ish era bands are converging on Melbourne, Fla., this weekend for a two-day '80s in the Park celebration.
I'm fairly new to Central Florida, so I wasn't sure how strong the '80s bug is here. Back in Tampa Bay, certain venues like Ruth Eckerd Hall definitely had the franchise on the nostalgia/legacy/retro concert circuit. Around Orlando, the '80s action has seemed confined to free concerts downtown (Eddie Money was here last weekend) and the occasional tour stop at House of Blues (Cyndi Lauper next month!) and Hard Rock Live (where Adam Ant crushed it!).
But I have to give '80s in the Park credit. A two-day concert? Ambitious! The show is Sept. 28 and 29 at Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne. (Never been.) Tickets start at $29. Kids under 12 get in free.
I also hear that more than 60 vendors will be there, selling memorabilia, and vintage arcade machines are available for players. Oh, and Gallagher the comedian is the emcee.
Click here for the full lineup of bands (there are a TON).