Top Bands Confirmed For Classic Rock Fest

We’re just one month out from the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Fest and already some of the top bands that will be part of this iconic affair on the world stage of rock n’ roll are confirmed. Even more classic rock stars are expected to be added to this list shortly.

Everything is all set up to buy your tickets to these concerts on the beach, which run from December 12-14: $95 USD gets you a day pass, $250 USD gets you in for all three days, plus 10% added for DIF donations. You can purchase them at

Confirmed bands include the BoDeans, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, rockabilly gods Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats, country rockers Poco, Pure Prairie League and Firefall, plus icons of classic rock such as Jefferson Starship, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Foghat and Spencer Davis Group.

Soloists ready to hit the stage include Dave Mason (Traffic); Gary Wright (known for his hit “Dreamweaver”); Craig Fuller (lead vocalist for Little Feat and Little River Band); Steve Augeri, ex lead vocalist for Journey; Micky Dolenz, lead vocalist of the Monkees; Mark Farner, ex lead vocalist from Grand Funk Railroad; plus blues legend Sam Moore (Sam and Dave).

All will be accompanied by a House Band with luminaries such as Jeffrey ‘Skunk’ Baxter, ex lead guitar for the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan; Fleetwood Mac y rockabilly guitar legend Billy Burnette; The Cars guitarist, Elliot Easton; base players Kenny Lee Lewis of the Steve Miller Band and Kenny Gradney from Little Feat; drummers Curly Smith (Boston) and Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, John Mellencamp); and piano Teddy ‘Zig Zag’ Andreadis, who’s played with various artists including Carole King and Guns ‘n Roses.

“This is the first and only festival in the world that celebrates classic rock, so fans can expect three days of some of the greatest musicians of the era. If you like roots rock, blues, soft rock or hard rock, you’ll have a blast!” said John Zaring, event creator and founder.

There will be an official welcome party for the bands on December 11th, as well as a rock star golf tournament. There will be after parties at Bar Xtine, La Santa and Bar Morelos after each concert day is done. 
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