On October 15, 2011 at the Sandy Beach concert venue, a fantastic event has been scheduled – Peñasco Palooza – featuring Steve McCarty with The Hitmen All-Stars! Former members of some of the most influential bands in rock ‘n roll history are going to play their famous hits. This incredible line-up includes Steve McCarty (Steve Miller Band), Curly Smith (Boston), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), David Lewark (Sammy Hagar), Paul McDermand (The Moody Blues), Gary Moon (Night Ranger) and Jerry Anderson (Tower of Power) and they are together in concert for the first time ever!
But how did this epic event come to pass in good ole’ Rocky Point? It all started with a simple phone call from Trish McCarty to Bety Major of RPR Mexico. Trish had expressed the idea of holding a concert and her husband, Steve McCarty, would be willing to come down and perform. It was suggested to Betty that she contact Home of the Brave Concerts to see about promoting the event. And so marked the beginning of what would eventually be dubbed Peñasco Palooza.
From the first meeting, Steve was clear on his objectives. He wanted to put on a quality show that would not only be fun to participate in, but to do it in a way that would give back to the town he enjoys visiting so much. It is important to mention many charities will also benefit from this weekend of fun. In fact, it was Steve’s idea to have a charity Sunset Cruise on Friday evening with the members of the group on board! The guys will be talking about life on the road, the songs and their inspirations behind them. They might even be persuaded to do a few acoustic versions of the hits the bands they represented are so famous for! As you can imagine, this is a very exclusive event with an extremely limited amount of tickets available.
With these two events already planned, Home of the Brave Concerts wanted to make sure the entire weekend would be filled with events and activities, making it a weekend to remember. So they called on one of the hottest promoters in Arizona, Crazy John Monteiro, to host a Friday night party at Chango’s, followed by the Peñasco Palooza Pool Party and Volleyball Tournament at the Sonoran Sea beginning late-morning on Saturday. After the concert, the VIP after-party will be back at Chango’s and they promise to keep the good times going into the early morning hours.
But the star of the weekend is definitely the Peñasco Palooza concert. It promises to be a great time for the entire family, so bring the kids and enjoy the music! Gates open at 5:00pm and will be kicked off by Rocky Point favorites Ro.Jo, also Riband will be there to perform and of course Steve McCarty with The Hitmen All-Stars as the feature attraction. Food, drinks, Tecate beer as well as Tequila Peñasco shots and margaritas will be available all night. General admission tickets are $30 and special VIP tickets will be available for $100. The VIP experience includes many perks, including preferred seating, VIP lounge access, the VIP Gift Bag and even free secured parking! The gift bag is a handy 6-pack cooler with a Peñasco Palooza t-shirt, Dicks Mix t-shirt, concert baseball cap, a bottle of Dick’s Margarita Mix, bottle opener keychain, beer koozie, shot glass and a 750ml bottle of premium Tequila Peñasco. Also, the VIP lounge will feature an exclusive booth of Dick’s Mix & Tequila Peñasco margaritas. More comprehensive packages are also available, including room/condo rentals and shuttle service from Phoenix. Complete information regarding all the festivities, special package deals and online ticket purchases can be found at www.homeofthebraveconcerts.com. For more information on the group, please go to www.stevemccarty.com. We look forward to seeing you for a weekend of fun you won’t soon forget!
What: Peñasco Palooza
Where: Next to Chango’s on Sandy Beach
When: October 14-15