Multi-platinum former Poison front man Bret Michaels and STYX founding member and lead singer Dennis DeYoung will headline the Powerstation Events Concert Series at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell in June.
"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," Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube said in a statement. "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."
DeYoung will take to the stage on Friday, June 26, playing rock songs made famous by STYX like "Lady," "Babe," "Come Sail Away," "Mr. Roboto," "Renegade" and many others from the '70s, '80s and '90s, according to the news release. Michael performs Saturday, June 27 on Overstock.com's True Grit Tour, sponsored by PetSmart, playing the metal songs of Poison.
Poison has sold more than 45 million records across the globe, with 10 of its singles landing in the top 40 on the Billboard charts, known for songs like "Nothin' but a Good Time," Fallen Angel," "Your Mamma Don't Dance" and "Something to Believe In," according to the release.
DeYoung was lead singer and songwriter in eight of STYX's top 10 hits, according to the news release. Four STYX albums in a row were named multi-platinum between 1977 and 1981 and about 2 million copies of each one were sold, the news release said.
The concerts start after the golfing is over for the day at about 7 p.m. at the MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone in the middle of the course, according to the release.
Fans can purchase "Any One Day" tickets to attend the tournament and entertainment. Powerstation Events is the Connecticut entertainment and production company running the concert series.
"We're thrilled to present the Powerstation Events Concert Series at the Travelers Championship for the fourth consecutive year," Al Vagnini, president of Powerstation Events, said. "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."
More information is available at travelerschampionship.com/2015-schedule-of-events.