HARTFORD, Conn., May 11, 2015 – As part of the 2015 Travelers Championship festivities, legendary musicians Bret Michaels and Dennis DeYoung will headline the Powerstation Events Concert Series. DeYoung will perform on Friday, June 26, playing songs made famous by the rock band STYX. Bret Michaels will rock the crowd on Saturday, June 27, as part of the True Grit Tour presented by Overstock.com and sponsored by PetSmart, with songs made famous by the metal band Poison. The concerts will begin at approximately 7 p.m. – after the last golfer finishes his round – and will be held in the MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone located near the center of the course.
“The Powerstation Events Concert Series is an annual highlight of our tournament, bringing top musicians to Connecticut for our fans to enjoy as part of their admission,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Our goal is to make the Travelers Championship an experience that the whole family can enjoy, and we are excited to have Bret Michaels and Dennis DeYoung perform this year.”
Bret Michaels is a Multi-Platinum global superstar who started his rise to fame as the front man of glam metal band Poison. With songs including “Nothin’ but a Good Time,” “Fallen Angel,” “Your Mamma Don’t Dance,” “Something to Believe In,” and others, Poison sold over 45 million records worldwide and had 10 singles in the top-40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Michaels has been equally successful in his solo career, having recorded multiple hit albums. His album “Custom Built” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock list. Michaels announced in April that he is recording a new solo album titled “True Grit.”
Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of the group STYX, and the lead singer and writer on seven of the band’s eight top-10 hits. STYX released four consecutive albums from 1977 to 1981 that have been certified Multi-Platinum, for at least 2 million units sold each. His live concert will feature all of STYX’s greatest hits spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s, including classic top-10 songs like “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Renegade,” and more. DeYoung is an accomplished singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer, and record producer, with a career spanning more than 40 years.
Fans can attend the Powerstation Events Concert Series by purchasing an “Any One Day” ticket, which provides access to the tournament and all of the entertainment throughout that day. Powerstation Events is the premier name in event entertainment and production in Connecticut. Since 1983, Powerstation Events has served more than 20,000 events of all sizes and types throughout the state.
“We’re thrilled to present the Powerstation Events Concert Series at the Travelers Championship for the fourth consecutive year,” said Al Vagnini, president of Powerstation Events. “Working with the Travelers Championship offers us an opportunity to support dozens of charities impacted by the tournament, as well as bring Connecticut fans top national acts. We’re proud of how this partnership has grown.”
The Powerstation Events Concert Series is just one of the many featured events of the 2015 Travelers Championship, which will be held at TPC River Highlands from June 22 to 28. This year features another strong player field that includes Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Brandt Snedeker, Hunter Mahan, reigning champion Kevin Streelman, and more. To learn more about the concerts and other special events, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com.
About the Travelers Championship
As the first PGA TOUR event of the season in the Northeast, the Travelers Championship is one of the region’s premier sporting events. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR, and became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2007. The company has been doing business in the community for more than 150 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available at www.TravelersChampionship.com.
About Powerstation Events
Since 1983, Powerstation Events of Cheshire, Connecticut, has provided production, entertainment and event services to individual clients, corporations and non-profit organizations. The company has grown to become Connecticut’s only true one-stop event resource, offering virtually all of the essential ingredients for a successful event. In their 33rd year, Powerstation Events is truly at the top of the industry when it comes to longevity and professionalism. With its original founder at the helm, close to 50 full and part-time employees and its large, comprehensive inventory, the company is laser-focused on serving the needs of its customers. Their services include audio/visual, staging, lighting, DJs, musicians, entertainers, videography, photography, drape, décor and floral, event planning & design, event rentals and much more. The professionals at Powerstation Events work closely with their clients, helping to eliminate stress and to bring their events to life. Powerstation Events knows the goal of any event is complete success and they strive to ensure their client’s expectations are not only met but also far exceeded. They continue to grow by offering the finest services and systems in the market and by forming lasting partnerships with their clients.
Last year, the company’s founder and President, Al Vagnini, was nominated as “Corporate Event Producer of the Year” at the Event Solutions National Spotlight Awards in Las Vegas. Mr. Vagnini was one of just five final nominees from hundreds of applicants nationwide. His nomination resulted in large part from his work with the Travelers Championship as well as some of Connecticut’s other signature, large-scale events.