This yearâ€™s Wesfest 8 line-up features the live debut of headliner Brendon Smallâ€™s Galaktikon! MetalInsider.net is giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner for this once-in-a-lifetime event! All you have to do is head to this link and leave a comment telling MetalInsider.net why You deserve to win. The site will pick one winner randomly and email them on Friday, February 22nd. Act Now â€“ time for entry is coming to a close soon.
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Â Wesfest 8: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music will take place on March 3, 2013 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. The show marks the live debut of Brendon Smallâ€™s Galakitkon, the critically acclaimed side-project of Brendon Small â€“ the creative mastermind behind the smash-hit animated [adult swim] TV show Metalocalypse and the band Dethklok.
Brendon Smallâ€™s Galaktikon will contain four guitarists, including L.A.-based guitarist and former Musicians Institute Guitar Program Director Jude Gold (Jefferson Starship, Billy Sheehan), Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani), Rick Musallam (Ben Taylor, Carly Simon), and Small himself. Additional band members include keyboardist/guitarist Walter Ino; bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, The Aristocrats); drummer Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel); and vocalists Ben Thomas (Zappa Plays Zappa), Kira Small (Peter Frampton, Martina McBride), Ali Handal (Neil Young, Paul Williams) and Jude Crossen (Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, Phil Perry). This yearâ€™s line-up also features Derek Frank, Ali Handal, Janet Robin, Joe Travers & Friends, Colin Keenan, and Danny Mo & The Exciters (featuring 2012 Wehmiller Scholarship winner Jed Lingat).
Wesfest 8 advance tickets are available through March 1 for $35 per pair of tickets or $20 per single ticket. Tickets are $30 each at the door. Ticket orders and donations will be accepted via check or credit card. Complete ordering instructions and procedures can be found online at: http://weswehmiller.net/wesfest/wesfest-8.
Â Wesfest 8 is a benefit concert whose net proceeds go to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a Berklee graduate (â€™92) and highly accomplished bassist, athlete and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. Established by his family and friends, the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. The Wesfest concert series and related fundraising drive has raised more than $150,000 over the past seven years. This year, the goal is to raise $25,000.
The event is sponsored by Gallien-Krueger Amplification, Mike Lull Custom Guitars, Dâ€™Addario Strings, Epiphone Guitars, and Studio Instument Rentals (S.I.R.).