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If You’re Looking To Take An Awesome Roadtrip

If You’re Looking To Take An Awesome Roadtrip

Saturday’s “Mock Stock” festival in Danbury features six classic rock tribute bands!

 

I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day.”

Somewhat like Kiss, you can party all day and most of the night Saturday at Mock Stock, a festival of tribute band music at Ives Concert Park in Danbury.

The event, which runs from noon to 10:30 p.m., celebrates the 40th anniversary of radio station i95.

“Why not throw a 40th birthday party and celebrate with a few thousand friends?” asked Cathy Moore, who is producing Mock Stock in collaboration with Ives Concert Park. “This is probably one of the biggest all-day rock parties with nonstop rock and roll in Danbury,”

The event is the brainchild of Moore, whose company, Promotions in Motion, specializes in music festivals and consumer events.

“Mock Stock has been a name and concept in my head for many years, and this year it happened to be i95’s anniversary so it was a special opportunity to have a huge birthday party at Ives,” Moore said. “It’s going to be awesome.”

Mock Stock is a homecoming of sorts for Moore, who worked at the station from 1991 to 2005.

“I95 is like a close-knit family so it feels like being home,” said Moore who studied broadcasting in college and fell in love with radio.

“I’m a huge classic rock fan and have been listening to the station since it went on the air,” she said. “Plus, live music and concerts have always been a passion of mine. Combine my love of tunes with my natural knack for events and promotions and poof…you get a music festival!”

Tim Sheehan, a 28-year veteran of i95, said Moore is an ideal promoter for this event.

“She’s no stranger to the concert/event business, as her Forever Grateful Grateful Dead tribute fest is in its third year, so we knew we could work together and make this a huge event,” said Sheehan, how the station’s operations manager. “These are musicians at the top of their craft playing some of the most beloved Classic Rock.”

Mock Stock’s lineup was based on the core artists i95 plays, including tributes to Aerosmith, The Who, Santana, AC/DCVan Halen, and Led Zeppelin.

“There’s six different styles of music, all with one message – long live rock,” said Moore.

Draw the Line, the only band endorsed by Aerosmith, kicks off the festival. Kashmir, the nation’s number one Led Zeppelin band, headlines, and their set will include a laser show. Also performing is Sacred Fire, a new Latin rock band in the Santana vein; Back in Black, an AC/DC tribute band; Van Hagar, a Sammy Hagar-Van Halen era band; and Who Are You, a Who tribute ban.

Moore said Ives Concert Park is ideal for live music.

“The natural surrounding of the tree-lined field and peninsula stage makes for a beautiful venue,” she said.” It’s a local non-profit organization, it has a ton of history, and has been bringing music and arts to the area for over 40 years. Many legends have graced the Ives stage.”

“It’s great to bring a blanket or chair, meet some friends and enjoy some tunes. We’ll also have food, music, beer, vendors, prizes, games, and of course, birthday cake.” The i95 “Moose” mascot will also make an appearance.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Event is held rain or shine. No refunds. For more information, visit mockstocktributefest.com.

pbmatt

July 28th, 2017

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