The Brevard Music Group
The King Center
The King Center for the Performing Arts
A Tribute to Johnny Winter
THE EDGAR WINTER BAND
PETER RIVERA formerly of Rare Earth
KIM SIMMONDS from Savoy Brown
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – 8 pm
About the Rock-n-Blues Festival - A Tribute to Johnny Winter
TO FEATURE EDGAR WINTER BAND, VANILLA FUDGE,
PETER RIVERA formerly of RARE EARTH AND SAVOY BROWN'S KIM SIMMONDS
IN TRIBUTE TO THE LATE, GREAT, LEGENDARY BLUES GUITARIST
AT THE KING CENTER ON AUGUST 13TH AT 8PM
The music world lost a legend last week with the passing of Johnny Winter, one of the best Blues guitarists the world has ever known.
What was originally slated as Rock'n'Blues Fest to be headlined by Johnny Winter will now be a tribute in his honor featuring brother Edgar, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (formerly of Rare Earth) and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds.
Edgar Winter and his wife, Monique, express their sentiments as follows:
"My wife, Monique, 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. I know his body is departing this physical realm, but his presence, his music, and his spirit are undiminished, and alive as ever in my heart. 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."