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Please note: the ROCKNPOD Expo is an all-ages convention, but you must be 21 and over to attend the KEELFEST concert at Bowie's.
* All Access members ($6.99) at Patreon.com/RonKeel are entitled to a 20% discount on all items (including KEELFEST tickets) in the Ron Keel online store (http://ronkeelshop.com). All Access members who purchase KEELFEST tickets in the Ron Keel online store receive: a 20% discount on admission to the concert; VIP balcony seating (unless you want to be down front, that's on you); exclusive after-show meet & greet and photo with the bands; Patreon-only gift pack with exclusive souvenir items. In order to use your Patreon discount, you must purchase tickets from the Ron Keel online store (http://ronkeelshop.com), not the ROCKNPOD website.
* A COMBO TICKET includes admission to both the KEEFEST concert and the ROCKNPOD Expo convention event. The CONCERT TICKET is for the KEELFEST show only.
* The ROCKNPOD Expo is offering several different VIP packages on their ticketing platform page that are sold separately; if you want their VIP deal, don't buy my COMBO ticket, buy my CONCERT ticket. You can buy CONCERT tickets or COMBO tickets from the Ron Keel Shop OR from ROCKNPOD, but you can only use the Patreon discount in the Ron Keel Shop.
For Patreon members - use your discount codes!
It's not just the discounts - it's my inner circle, my online tribe. In addition to the discounts, there's a ton of exclusive content (audio, video), and personal interaction and experiences.
If you'd rather pay full price than join the inner circle at http://Patreon.com/RonKeel that's totally cool. You can purchase a COMBO ticket for $35.00 which includes admission to both the Expo and the Concert, or you can purchase just the Concert ticket for $25.00.
KEELFEST 2, featuring headliners KEEL, Ron Keel Band, and a tribute to/reunion of iconic 80’s metal band Steeler, is set to take place March 18th in Nashville as the Saturday night Afterparty Concert for the 2023 ROCKNPOD Expo.
The event will take place at Bowie’s, Nashville’s premiere downtown venue for national hard rock shows, and will also include performances by THE FIFTH(featuring vocalist Roy Cathey from Cold Sweat) and new Vegas-based rock band Crashing Wayward.
The common thread on this bill is of course frontman Ron Keel, who created the concept to celebrate 40 years of music with the fans and friends who made it all possible. The first KEELFEST took place in Columbus in 2019, with the intention of establishing it as an annual event, but the pandemic made that impossible – until now.
“KEELFEST is a way to get my entire musical family under one roof, onto one stage, give the fans some special music and moments, while giving myself the ultimate challenge as a frontman and vocalist,” Keel explains. At the 2019 KEELFEST, Ron plowed through nearly 40 songs with RKB, Steeler and KEEL for well over three hours without any break in the action.
KEELFEST 2 is presented by RFK Media, the 2023 ROCKNPOD Expo, and KRFK Radio. ROCKNPOD is Nashville’s ultimate annual rock n roll convention, which brings together fans, artists, podcasters, radio broadcasters, vendors, and other members of the music community for a weekend celebrating rock n roll. All tickets can be found on the web sites http://rocknpod.com and http://keelfest.com – there is a Combo Ticket discount available to attend both the convention and the concert. All Access members at http://patreon.com/ronkeel can receive an additional discount on their admission.
Since announcing their reunion in 2008, classic 80’s band KEEL (Ron, Marc Ferrari, Bryan Jay, Dwain Miller, Geno Arce) has performed on multiple Monsters Of Rock Cruise events, twice at M3, the Frontiers Festival in Milan, Italy and other festivals across Europe and the USA.
Ron’s primary musical vehicle for the past eight years has been Ron Keel Band, who scored a Top 40 hit in 2022 with their latest single, “When This Is Over.” In addition to headlining fairs, festivals, and major biker events (including an annual residency at the Full Throttle Saloon during the Sturgis Rally), RKB has toured with/opened for Tesla, Night Ranger, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Winger, Molly Hatchet, Jackyl and others.
KEELFEST would not be complete without celebrating the 40th anniversary of the historic Steeler album. Nashville was the birthplace of this iconic American metal band in 1981, and bassist Rik Fox and Ron Keel will be joined again on stage by guitarist Mitch Perry (who replaced Yngwie Malmsteen in the band in 1983) and drummer Dwain Miller. The set will feature classics from that acclaimed 1983 album as well as the live premiere of the new Steeler single, “Give Me Guitars (Or Give Me Death).”
The March 18th show will also serve as the Nashville debut for two rising rock bands signed to Ron Keel’s RFK Media label. THE FIFTH and Las Vegas-based Crashing Wayward (which includes former L.A. Guns guitarist Stacey David Blades) will both have new albums coming out on RFK Media next year, as well as songs on the RFK compilation album “Live The Rock” releasing in conjunction with KEELFEST 2.
“These bands are both major national acts waiting to happen,” Ron says, “and KEELFEST is a great opportunity to showcase them to the fans and music industry. They’ll be tough acts for me to follow, but I’ll be ready to give it all I’ve got.”
ROCKNPOD is Nashville’s ultimate annual rock n roll convention, which brings together fans, artists, podcasters, radio broadcasters, vendors, and other members of the music community for a weekend celebrating rock n roll.
Marc Ferrari, Bryan Jay, Dwain Miller, Geno Arce and me - the #BrothersInBlood are #BackInAction.
My primary musical vehicle for the past 8 years, my brothers in RKB are always #RoadReady.
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the iconic album release with Rik Fox, Mitch Perry, and Dwain Miller.
From North Carolina and fresh off the KISS KRUISE and other major tour dates, KEELFEST will be their Nashville debut.
New, modern, alternative yet with old school elements, an incredible combination of power and passion.
You had to KNOW I was gonna sell you a shirt. So here it is - the official KEELFEST 2 concert T-shirt.
PLEASE NOTE: We all know shipping/mailing gets jammed during the holiday season. Order now and we'll do our best to get this swag in your hands before Christmas, thanks for understanding.