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LIVE: BRET MICHAELS – June 27, 2014, Sterling Heights, MI @ Stars & Stripes Festival


Venue: Stars & Stripes Festival

City: Sterling Heights, MI

Date: June 27, 2014

Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (


Bret Michaels is a consumate professional that never ceases to amaze and excite his fans and audiences.  When he took to the stage on a beautiful Friday night in Sterling Heights, MI for the annual Stars & Stripes Festival, we all new what we were about to witness, but not quite sure of the intensity.  From the first notes of “Look What The Cat Dragged In” to the last strands of the encore, Bret and his band took us on a wild ride through Bret’s solo material and most of the Poison hits.  With long time guitarist and friend (and one of the nicest guys around) Pete Evick at his right, Bret sang his ass off, as well as playing some harmonica and acoustic guitar, all in order to please the packed crowd.  Along for the ride were drummer Chuck Fanslau, keyboard player Rob Jozwiak, and bassist “Dirty” Ray Scheuring.  The band behind Michaels moved effortlessly through a set list of rock tracks that were culled from the Poison catalog and the latest release from Bret, “Jamming With Friends.”  A highlight of the show was Bret recognizing military members for their dedication and service.  He always does this, but to see the stage lined with military was a high point for this veteran.  Just before breaking into “Fallen Angel,” Bret tipped his hat to Michigan once by letting the crowd know that his other band so loved this city they filmed the video for the track here in Detroit back in the day.  Overall, this was one on par with all of Bret’s performances – energetic, fun, and satisfying.  Bret and his band left no stone unturned and put everything into this performance, giving the audience exactly what they wanted – “Nothin’ But A Good Time!”


Complete set of Bret Michaels photos HERE

Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

About the Author ()

ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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