Recap by Zara Roach.

Photos by Scott Nathanson.

Rockfest 80’s kicks off its inaugural year with a RockFest 80's VIP Press Conference and Cocktail Reception that was held on Thursday, March 31st at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa. There were celebrity appearances and a special guest acoustic performance after an exclusive Press Conference. Kip Winger rocked the stage with an all-acoustic set performing all of his hits throughout the years. The highlight was “Miles Away” written by Paul Taylor and “She’s Only 17” and as Kip joked, she is now 44. Kip Winger made the crowd laugh; he even jumped off stage to take selfies and pose for pictures with the crowd and tried to call woman up to sing. The 80’s was brought to life once again! This amazing event was hosted by Roy who is the wonderful promoter who planned this event and huge weekend festival. Eddie Trunk from “That Metal Show” was the celebrity host for the party and is MC’ing this weekend’s festival at Markham Park. iHeartMedia is a co-sponsor with The Gater 98.7 along with the Paul and Young Ron show on Big 105.9. Paul was on hand to host last night’s festivities and to even talk about his fantastic wine called Castronovo. Rockfest 80’s announced last night there would be a Rockfest 70’s in the fall. If you wish to attend this almost sold out event we hope to see you there! Get more info HERE and check out the photos below!