Rust Festival 2017 Delights L.A. Fans on Black Saturday

November 25, 2017 - Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA

On Saturday, November 25th,  2017, Santa Anita Park the home of Thoroughbred racing in Arcadia California, hosted the first Annual Rust Festival.

The catchphrase was “Black Saturday” establishing a new holiday tradition, featuring over 11 hours of live music where it will pay respect to “Heavy Metal Day” from the US Festival ’83, featuring eleven of the best Tribute bands in the surrounding area.

Two stages, Rust Stage, and Legends Stage strategically placed as one stage ended as the other began, while the fans shifted from one to another. Besides minor technical issues that were addressed promptly, all ran smoothly. All the bands delivered what the fans came to see, a good time was had by all. You have to start somewhere, the groundwork has been laid for years to come, making this an annual event, which I hope to see next year.

“Chris Mitrovich, founder of DELUXE Presents and RUST Festival explains, “DELUXE Presents was formed in 2016 to produce boutique music festivals that focus on the art rather than the artist, allowing for an original rock and roll experience where the sole focus of the festival is on the music”.

Connect with the Rust Festival:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/RUSTFestival/

Website: www.rustfestival.com/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rustfestival/?hl=en

Let me introduce you to these bands, all listed in order starting on the Legends stage at 11:30 AM ending on the Rust stage at 8:40 PM.

All photos by Tammy Greene ©2017. Please DO NOT copy or use without permission.

Opening the festival on the  Legends Stage

Motley Crue’d – Motley Crue Tribute  

Based out of Hollywood, California.

Band Members:

Ernie Berru – Vocals

Derek Fuller – Guitar

Eric Ortega – Bass

Mikki Cash – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Motley-Crued-Motley-Crue-Tribute-Band-550777064946238/

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Rust Stage

Hurrikane – Scorpions Tribute

Formed in 2010, based out of Los Angeles, California.

Band Members:

Golfredo Bastida – Vocals

Paul Carlos – Guitar

Luis Velasco – Guitar

Lou Papai – Bass

Chris Cotton – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hurrikanescorpionstribute/

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Legends Stage

Paradise Kitty – All Girls Guns N’ Roses Tribute

Based out of West Hollywood, California

Jenna Syde – Vocals

Nikki Stevens – Bass

Courtney Cox – Guitar (sitting in for Britt Denaro)

Hisako Ozawa – Rythum Guitar

Rachael Rine – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/paradisekittyband/

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Rust Stage

Rhoads To Ozz – Ozzy / Randy Rhoads Tribute 

Formed in 2007, based out of Los Angeles, California.

Dave Diaz – Vocals

Randy Chambers – Guitar

Jeff Brent RTO – Bass

Chris Cotton – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RhoadsToOzzBand/

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Legends Stage

Master of Puppets – #1 Tribute to Metallica

Harley Ross – Vocals

Rene Sagnelli – Guitar

Jesse Patterson – Bass

Charles Dias – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MastersOfPuppetsTribute/

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Rust Stage

Just Like Priest – Judas Priest Tribute

Formed in 2002, based out of Long Beach, California.

Frank Casciato – Vocals

Kevin Pittsey – Guitar

Brian Olsen – Guitar

Mike E. Stone – Bass

Gary Howe – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/justlikepriest/

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Legends Stage

Black Sabbitch – All Female Black Sabbath Tribute

Based out of Los Angeles, California.

Sarah Pinzon – Vocals

Blare N. Bitch – Guitar

Melanie Makaiwi – Bass

Angie Scarpa – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/blacksabbathgirls/

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Rust Stage

Iron Maidens – All Female Iron Maiden Tribute

Formed in 2001, based out of Los Angeles, California.

Kirsten Rosenberg – Vocals

Wanda Ortiz – Bass

Nikki Stringfield – Guitar

Courtney Cox – Guitar

Linda McDonald – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheIronMaidensOfficial/

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Closing out the Legends Stage

Led Zepagain – Led Zepplin Tribute

Formed in 1989, based in Los Angeles, California.

Swan Montgomery – Vocals

Jim Wootten – Bass

Anthony David – Guitar

Derek Smith – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LedZepagain/

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Rust Stage

Bonfire – Tribute to AC/DC

Formed in 2000, based out of Los Angeles, California.

Sean Mulvihill – Vocals

Diego Russo – Guitar

Sean Colligan – Guitar

James Pulli – Bass

Forrest Everett – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bonfire.tributetoacdc/

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Closing the evening on the Rust Stage

Fan Halen – Van Halen Tribute

Based out of Pasadena, California.

Ernie Berru – Vocals

Derek Fan Halen – Guitar

George DuBose – Bass

Michael Thomas – Drums

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fanhalen/

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