By Sarah Kat,
So here we are, post Bike Week and are you finally feeling like yourself again?
It was the 78th Annual Bike Week in Daytona this year and
Main Street was packed every day and night. In fact despite what the mainstream news says it was packed everywhere.
For Behind Daytona we spent the majority of time
at Main Street Station and Dirty Harrys but alsoexperienced
Cackleberry for my very first time.
After talking with all of our team members we all agreed it was the most fun of all.
The best part about Main Street during Bike Week? The number of bands, with the variety of music, all within earshot and walking distance. Don’t like this band? No problem! Walk next door and something completely different will be playing.
There is something for everyone.
For the Behind Daytona crew,
all the festivities started Wednesday for Bike Night with Big Engine and Diesal and off we went.
No Quarter the Led Zeppelin Tribute Band then hit the Stage the following night and it was a full on jam.
Friday, the official kick off, we caught Big Engine and Skin Deep at Main Street Station.
We roamed up and down the street, saw Bobby Friss and to close out the night Diesel at Dirty Harrys.
All of these bands pull in such a crowd and offer such a variety of music.
Saturday was a busy day and it started around 7:30 am.
Jeff the founder was up and at it with Sunrise Live Streams.
Our first stop was the Busted Knuckle Tour at
Seminole Harley Davison absolutely worth going to. Then Main Street Station and Dirty Harrys.
Various bands were heard throughout.
Now Sunday is when I got we got our first taste
If you’ve not been, it is vastly different
then Main Street, pretty much anything goes.... And we mean ANYTHING! Topless bull riding, ladies walking around without their tops, topless go-go dancers, bikini contests in between the sets of music. It’s an experience in itself.
It is definitely a bit more wild than Main Street and provides a completely different experience.
On Tuesday, Blandini played at Main Street Station with special guest George Lynch. Our photographer Karen Romano Adams of Moments that Rock caught some great images.
t was an amazing concert.
Zoltan, the original drummer for 5 Finger Death Punch, is a sight to see when he plays. This was my second time seeing them play at the Station and boy do I hope they come back. Their show was outstanding!
Then we got to experience Drowning Pool. WOW!
hile I liked their music beforehand, I LOVE this band after seeing it live! I hope Phaedra brings them back again. And soon!
They drew in quite a crowd and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The next day was a big one for us at
We interviewed two national bands, Saving Abel and Tantric. It was a first for me, but definitely won’t be the last. If you haven’t watched yet, please head over to our Facebook page and watch.
Saving Abel and Tantric both play at MSS regularly and they are always a favorite. They draw in the crowd and get it hyped. This night was no different. We got to hear some of Tantric’s new music from the new album too.
Special shout out to Burgey’s Tiki Hut.
They allowed us to use their upstairs patio for the Saving Abel interview and fed us some
delicious food in between interviews.
Definitely a great place for local eats on Main Street.
Saturday was the last big day of Bike Week this year. We were graced with Michael Allman starting with the Blues Dogs. Adam James then went on stage and man, him and Michael together is a treat. They are both eternal performers and know how to work the crowd.
Michael Allman stayed around and sang
with Leaving Eden, much to the their delight. It was pure bliss to watch.
They played off of each other and put on a show like no other.
All in all, it was a busy week and a half, but it was a BLAST as always.
Thank you to the venues and bands for making it such a memorable experience.
It will not be forgotten!
Article Courtesy of
Karen Romano Adams
Moments That Rock Magazine
Stknthe80s Rock Pix Photography
Thirst Debuts at House of Blues Orlando
Friday night, newcomers, Thirst, made their much awaited debut at the Orlando House of Blues to the excitement of eager fans.
The band, with firm roots in grunge, provided an exciting stage show with superior presence and musicianship. They more than made "good" on the promises that have been popping up on their Facebook page for a few months as of late in the form of 'teaser' music videos!
Thirst is comprised of Clayton Sturgeon & Ryan Salamone (also Known as Ryno Sally Sal ), who are both already part of one of the most respected and widely known Nirvana tribute bands, Nirvanna. They have been members of many local Central Florida bands and Clayton has a successful solo acoustic act that is seen and followed at multiple venues in Volusia county. Rounding out the Thirst musical threesome is a well known and extremely talented drummer, Will Hunt. He is currently drumming for the band Evanescence but has, and still does, lend his hard hitting beats to multiple other bands as time allows. He has played for such powerhouses as Black Label Society, Staind, and Staic X.
We are excited to hear this new music hitting the scene and await airplay on the radio one day as they are due to release an album soon, details to come .......... Thirst and Nirvanna is excited to announce they will be headlining a 2 week tour of Italy in March! The band will have songs played on virgin radio in Italy in March as well.
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by Karen Romano Adams
Moments That Rock Magazine
Stknthe80s Rock Pix Photography
By Jeff Stolowitz
January 4, 2019
Mäi Tatro and her Band Moonlight Drive-In
headlined at Main Street Station this week for the Venerable and famous $1.00 Beer Bike Night.
Many Musicians and Bands have taken the
stage here, not many of them have made this kind of impression. The crowd was stunned.
Song after song in 3 sets they just slayed the Biker crowd.
Mai Tatro's stage presence is overwhelming as she playfully flirts with the crowd flipping her hair and using her eyes to draw them into to the music.
Gregory Davidson with his guitar is rock steady alongside the Bass and Drums of Greyson Belcher and Shane Hager.
The Bands Alternative style of Rock reflects a cross over, a little Hippie, a Little Punk, a Tad Hipster and they know how to pay homage to those who came before.
They are currently working on an Record to be released sometime this year.
While I followed Mai from the time she was 14 playing gigs solo in restaurants free, she has now grown up Rock Star style and she works hard at it still.
Mai is now booked around the area and she plays at The Shores Resort and Spa and at Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor.
The whole band will be performing at Main Street Station multiple nights.
If you missed them this past week
I suggest checking the calendar and seeing them before it costs you $50.00 a Ticket.
Main Street Station
316 Main Street
Daytona Beach, Fl 32118
By Jeff Stolowitz
Dec. 21, 2018
Performance sometimes means persitence, and
Food and Beverage Director Michael Bartscher
is just that persistent at excellence. It is one of the reasons the Hotel remains the Champion of Hotels in our area.
This years wine series at the Shores Resort and Spa was nothing short of spectacular.
The Champagne Reception this past Wednesday was a great way to finish off the culinary journey we embarked upon here in 2018
The night was fun and whimsical, the room was wide open and warmly decorated for the Holidays.
The flowing Champagne was from the renowned Perrier-Jouët in existance now since 1811 and known for being the choice of many celebrities over centuries.
Having tasted the varietals offered it was obvious what was in the Flutes was greatness but our pick of the evening was the Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosè a fantastic blend of flavor with Red Rose and Orange Honey Citrus nose, a crisp finish that just ended wrapped around your tongue like cool air.
Then there were the plates of deliciousness and with the way a child looks at a gift under the tree I ate. Once again Chef Ransom danced with flavors and expertly paired them.
Venison and Huckleberry and a unique play on Melon and Prosciutto were on the menu.
Chef Ransom uses compressed Melon, a technique that concentrates the flavors then the addition of a crispy Prosciutto and the peppery Arugala.
As I exited I was reminded by the stellar Acoustics of Memory Lane of the days when I was a cook.
Yes I was a cook I reminded myself I was,
and with that thought I became acutely aware of the teamwork it takes to achieve the greatness the Staff at this Hotel achieves.
So from me to all of the staff Happy Healthy Holidays and Thank You for your hard work.
Menu December 19th, 2018
Compressed Melon Salad
Prosciutto di Parma | Arugula
Campo Cava Brut Reserve
Rye Crisp | Cranberry Chutney | Micro Chard
Campo Viejo Cava Rose
Crispy Salmon Cakes
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut
Spice Rubbed Venison Loin
Huckleberry-Ginger Glaze | Parsnip Puree
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé
Chef de Cuisine | Patrick Ian Ransom
PRESS RELEASE - Peabody Auditorium
JIM BELUSHI & THE BOARD OF COMEDY
Perform at The Peabody
Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Daytona Beach – June 4, 2018…Jim Belushi brings his show, Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy, to The Peabody Friday, January 25, 2019 for a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
With more than thirty years of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, JIM BELUSHI is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy.
Belushi starred on the ABC hit comedy "According to Jim,” on which he also served as executive producer, music composer and director. After wrapping 182 episodes for its eighth and final season, the family favorite series also hit a milestone when it launched into off-net syndication in 2007. A favorite of film, television and stage audiences, Belushi is one of the great leading character actors equally at home in drama and comedy, and a gifted performer who can also hold a room as front man of a rhythm and blues band. Accompanying Belushi are Megan Grano, Larry Joe Campbell, Trey Stone and Joshua Funk, all of whom are classically trained professional improvisers who tour regularly nationwide.
“This group of actors brings me right back to how I started out in comedy, stated Jim Belushi. Maybe that's why we have so much fun doing it."
JIM BELUSHI AND THE BOARD OF COMEDY
"We are not stand-up comedians. Our show is not a passive, sit-back-and-watch experience. Most of the fun we have on stage comes from our inclusion of the audience – we get suggestions from them to begin each scene we perform, and in certain instances, bring them on-stage with us to add to our performance. It's less a ‘show’ and more a party. At least it feels like one to me.” – Jim Belushi
Megan Grano has appeared on TV in Weeds, Parks and Recreation, Hot in Cleveland, Conan, The Great State of Georgia, and American Dad. Film roles include Bridesmaids and This is 40. She is a 2007 alum of The Second City Chicago. Megan is also an iO Theater alum, where she has performed since 1999. She is beyond grateful to be a part of the Board of Comedy.
LARRY JOE CAMPBELL
Larry Joe Campbell is excited to be onstage with this super talented cast! And he is ecstatic to be back with Jim again having worked together for 8 seasons on According to Jim. Since then, Larry has appeared in the movies Hall Pass and Killers and has had recurring roles on Weeds, Rules of Engagement, and Lifetime's The Protector. Larry Joe was recently seen in R.I.P.D. with Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon and in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. Larry Joe lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Peggy, and their five children. Larry would like you to know that he loves you. (Yes, you. The one who's reading this.)
Joshua Funk is a multiple award-winning director and alum from The Second City in Chicago. His television and film credits include Key & Peele, Reno 911, Wild n' Out, and Steven Soderbergh's The Informant. Recently, he had a blast filming Kenny Ortega's A Change of Heart with Jim Belushi and Larry Joe Campbell. When he is not acting, Joshua composes and produces the original music for Comedy Central's hit show Key & Peele. He is also the artistic director for The Second City Hollywood and the director of Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy.
Starting off as a humble jazz pianist in Chicago, Trey Stone eventually had the good fortune to become Musical Director at The Second City in Chicago, where he served in that capacity for fifteen years. In 2013, Trey released his critically acclaimed album "Ahead of the Pack," featuring his rock-and-roll, New Orleans, and country-influenced songwriting and piano. Trey currently lives in Dayton, Ohio, where he records and tours with his band, Trey Stone and the Ringers, and lives with his two beautiful children, Cece, George and Elwood.
Tickets ($63, $48, $33 plus applicable charges) will go on sale to the general public at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at PeabodyDaytona.com, 800-982-ARTS or The Peabody box office.
Peabody members have first access to pre-sale tickets starting at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at PeabodyDaytona.com.
For complete pre-sale details or to become a Peabody member, visit peabodyauditorium.org/member-chart.html. For more information on this concert or other Peabody events, contact the box office at 386-671-3471 or at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.
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