The Show Goes On: Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest Continues As A Tribute To Johnny Winter

Courtesy of Johnny Winter. (PRNewsFoto/Flower Power Concerts, Inc.)

Courtesy of Johnny Winter. (PRNewsFoto/Flower Power Concerts, Inc.)

“I will do my best to carry on in honor of his memory and the Winter name.” – Edgar Winter

Tour Kicks Off July 31 in Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – With the sudden passing of celebrated blues guitarist Johnny Winter, his brother Edgar Winter has vowed to continue on in Johnny’s memory. The Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, set to kick off July 31 with both Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera formerly of Rare Earth and Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds, will continue as a tribute to Johnny Winter.

Edgar Winter says, “My wife and I are shocked at the suddenness of Johnny’s passing, especially since I was so looking forward with such joy and anticipation to seeing him again and playing together… Johnny has always been, is now, and will forever remain my greatest musical hero of all time. But more than all that, he’s my brother – in family, in music, in life and beyond. I will do my best to carry on in honor of his memory and the Winter name.”

The musicians will perform many tracks that Johnny Winter made classics including: “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo,” “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” and “Johnny B. Goode” and others. Rick Derringer, a longtime friend of Johnny Winter and a veteran of the Rock’n’Blues Fest tours, will be a special guest at the final two performances in Las Vegas, Nevada and Snoqualmie, Washington.

Johnny Winter was an American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest – A Tribute To Johnny Winter – Tour Dates:


Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre


Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury


Rockland, ME – Harbor Park


Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center


Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre  


Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts


Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater


Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall


Anaheim, CA – City National Civic of Anaheim


Las Vegas, NV – The Cannery


Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino



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Halfway between the British blues revival of the '60s and the southern rock renaissance of the '70s, the six-stringed genius of Johnny Winter has caught countless of listeners by the ears, from Houston to Woodstock and beyond. His high-energy approach to the blues - reverent to tradition but fiercely of a style all his own - made him not only one of the most sought-after new artists of his time, but a peer and equal to the blues legends he worshiped from the beginning. This career-spanning box set captures Johnny's most electrifying performances over four decades of rock and roll and celebrates his 70th birthday which is on February 23, 2014.
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World’s Largest Elvis Festival Launches Quirky Campaign

Exit signs are transformed into Elvis signs to promote the World's largest Elvis Festival. (PRNewsFoto/Zulu Alpha Kilo Inc.)

Exit signs are transformed into Elvis signs to promote the World’s largest Elvis Festival. (PRNewsFoto/Zulu Alpha Kilo Inc.)

TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Collingwood Elvis Festival, the world’s largest Elvis celebration, has launched an advertising campaign to attract new Elvis fans to the five-day festival. The campaign features a series of Elvis Presley-inspired out-of-home posters, ambient stunts and installations, newspaper ads, as well as a social media campaign. Posters and newspaper ads feature various Elvis Presley vinyl records, laser-cut into the shape of each song’s subject matter.

Samples of the work can be found here:   

The campaign was developed by Zulu Alpha Kilo. “There is so much iconography surrounding Elvis Presley, from his image to his music. We wanted the campaign to play with these themes in clever ways to raise awareness of the festival,” said Zak Mroueh, Chief Creative Officer & Founder of Zulu Alpha Kilo.

Celebrating its 20th year anniversary in 2014, the Collingwood Elvis Festival features hundreds of Elvis tribute artists covering his music. This year, Priscilla Presley will be making her first appearance at the festival.

Rosemarie O’Brien, Festival General Manager for Collingwood Elvis Festiva,l said, “The campaign will extend the reach of the festival, attract a younger demographic and help expose a new generation to the music of Elvis Presley.”

Collingwood Elvis Festival runs from July 23-27 in Collingwood Ontario.

About The Collingwood Elvis Festival:

Collingwood Elvis Festival, based in Collingwood, Ontario, is the world’s largest Elvis celebration. The five-day festival running from July 23-27 features performances by hundreds of Elvis tribute artists spanning Elvis Presley’s entire career. Founded in 1994, the festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014. For more information about Collingwood Elvis Festival, visit

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.:

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), based in Memphis, manages the operations of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, its related exhibits and attractions, including the Heartbreak Hotel, as well as the Graceland archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the famous home each year. In 2013, Graceland was voted the #1 Iconic American attraction by USA Today and readers. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit

About Zulu Alpha Kilo:

Zulu Alpha Kilo is based in Toronto, Ontario. Founded in July 2008 by Zak Mroueh, the agency has a full-time staff of 70 people. Clients include Audi Canada, Bell Canada, Cineplex Entertainment, Coca-Cola Canada, Interac, Labatt Breweries of Canada (Corona), Service Inspired Restaurants and Workopolis. Everyone in the company belongs to one company-wide creative group, and free-spirited, collaborative ideation is one of the agency’s core principles.


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