View our headliners and entertainment from Peckfest 2019 below.
PECKFEST 2019 HEADLINERS
BRET MICHAELS (Fri July 5)
CJ SOLAR (Sat July 6)
PECKFEST 2019 ENTERTAINMENT
Bret Michaels is a multi-platinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand. With a legendary career that encompasses record-breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, chart-topping songs that have sold over 50 million records, product endorsements as well as a dedication to philanthropy, Bret is supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans. Born in the small town of Butler, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1963, Bret first rose to fame as the front man of Poison, helping to define the rock-n-roll scene on the Sunset Strip. One of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, Poison’s massive success includes selling over 50 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles.
Learn more at www.bretmichaels.com
The Los Angeles-based hard rock act Buckcherry formed in mid-1995, after singer Joshua Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson were introduced through their tattoo artist. After cutting several demos, the duo recruited bassist Jonathan “J.B.” Brightman and drummer Devon Glenn and began performing live, quickly earning a local following for their swaggering, grunge-flavored music. Following the subsequent addition of second guitarist Yogi Lonich, Buckcherry signed with DreamWorks Records and issued their self-titled debut LP in 1999. Singles such as “Check Your Head” and “For the Movies” were modern rock hits, allowing Buckcherry to raise their profile by the summer of 2000.
Learn more at www.buckcherry.com.
With the fuel of both Southern rock and country music influences pumping through his veins, it’s no surprise that Sea Gayle Music’s CJ Solar is a natural at fusing the two worlds. Combine that with Delta blues, compliments of a childhood spent in Cajun country, and you’ve got one badass up-and-comer, with the pure musical talent and vocal chops to back him up. Already turning heads throughout Nashville, Baton Rouge and beyond, having been named one of the“New Artists You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone Country, Solar says the driving force behind his untimely success isn’t fame nor fortune – it’s just a diehard infatuation with the music he grew up on.
Learn more at www.CJsolar.com.
Shana Smith is a country music artist and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. In her young career, she has penned hundreds of songs and performed country classics in legendary venues such as the Blue Bird Cafe & Douglas Corner as well as live performances on a variety of TV shows. Shana has been featured in numerous videos and commercials and continues to cross genres with her broad demographic appeal and down to earth personality. In 2012, she released her first independent album, "The Heart of Happiness" writing all the tunes with legendary songwriter Chris Gantry.
Learn more at www.ShanaSmith.com
Adam Calvert grew up in a small town in southeastern Ohio. Calvert graduated from the prestigious school for the creative and performing arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. This resulted in him being featured on the hit MTV show "Taking the Stage" (Season 2), which was nominated for a Teen Choice award. Calvert was inducted into the Wheeling Jamboree in 2015 and in 2017 went on a National tour with, "Live from Nashville Country Legends". Calvert is an avid singer-songwriter that plays several instruments including the guitar, piano and the violin. You can expect to hear high energy new country, your favorite classic rock and roll and country hits, as well as Adam's original material.
Learn more at www.adamcalvertmusic.com.
Salt of the earth surfer boy Kris Armstrong has the ability to either bring you to tears or turn your day around with his gifted voice and passion for music. A self-taught pianist and guitarist, Kris’s perfect pitch has led him to love the arts. He began singing in the car with his dad at a very young age and has a vocal range from classical opera to country. Not only can Kris rock a stage, he’s been an impactful athlete on every team he’s been a part of. Juggling division one baseball and a music career is a dream for him.
Learn more at Instagram: @_kristoferarmstrong