Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Motley Crue's Vince Neil at Manatee's Ribfest

   So, last week, when the people from Gulfcoast Rhythm & Ribfest announced the headliners for this year's event, they talked about Fantasia, the Lee Boys and Foghat (with only the drummer remaining from the original lineup). Now all of a sudden their website is touting Vince Neil of Motley Crue. Vince Neil definitely trumps faux Foghat in the classic rock department, so it's surprising that they didn't make a bigger deal out his addition to the lineup.
Vince Neil will perform at Ribfest April 13
   Other acts new to the lineup since last week's announcement are locals Boss Hawg Band, blues players Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones, bluesy rockers the Mitch Clark Band, reggae band Trinity 7, the cast of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's "Soul Crooners 2," and soul singer Urban Mystic.
  Ribfest is set for April 12-14 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds. Neil performs at 8:30 p.m. April 13. Fantasia winds up Ribfest at 7 p.m. April 14.
 The complete schedule is here: www.gulfcoastribfest.com/entertainment
  You can read more here: www.bradenton.com/2013/03/14/4434823/foghat-and-fantasia-set-for-manatee.html#storylink=misearch

7 comments:

G Fuller said...

Who is this Marty Clear?
I think Foghat would have been much better.

Marty Clear said...

Hi Greg, I just meant that Vince Neil is a bigger name than Foghat, especially since Foghat's two most prominent members, Lonesome Dave Peverett and Rod Price, are no longer with us..

G Fuller said...

Now you have Vince without Motley Crue, so there you have it!

Marty Clear said...

A fair point. And I'm with you -- I'd probably rather see Foghat than Vince Neil, with or without Motley Crue, myself.

Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest said...

The whole idea is to have a great lineup of entertainment with something for everyone. It is a great lineup for the entire weekend with great food! Foghat will put on a great show and we feel Vince Neil is a great addition playing all of the Motley Crue favorites along with his solo hits. They have sold over 80 Million albums with him as the frontman/lead singer!

G Fuller said...

I know it's a to each their own type of thing. But don't under estimate Roger, Charlie, Bryan & Craig.

Marty Clear said...

I'm looking forward to seeing many acts on the lineup, especially the Lee Boys. And yes, the variety of entertainment is indeed impressive.