2015’s Merchants and Music Headliner…


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Bret Michaels True Grit Tour
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Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans.
Bret was born in the small town of Butler, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1963. Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define the rock-n-roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Their massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Equally as successful, Bret’s solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His last album, Custom Built, topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. His new CD Bret Michaels: Jammin wtih Friends was released in June of this year and features a myriad of legendary artists, who just happen to be great friends of Bret’s. The album contributors is a who’s who list including Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Ace Frehley (Kiss), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few.
His talent, business acumen and natural candor have solidified him as “a cultural touchdown” in the words of Viacom CEO Judy McGrath, making him one of the most sought after performers, interviews and speakers across multiple platforms and keeping him on the road for each of the last 7 years, for nearly 300 live performances, speaking engagements, charitable concerts and private engagements yearly. His 2012 Get Your Rock On Tour started in February and culminated with yet another string of sold out shows ending on New Year’s Eve.


The 12th annual Merchants & Music Festival is brought to you by the Fort Thomas Renaissance Board. The outdoor festival celebrates the merchants of Fort Thomas, KY and pairs them with nationally-known recording artists and fun activities for the entire family. It includes a full day of music, shopping with our local merchants and farmers market patrons and in a family-friendly environment. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Join us on September 26, 2015 at Tower Park from 2PM-Midnight.       LikeUsOnFacebook_Icon(1)

Merchants and Music couldn’t happen without our great sponsors:


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If you’ve never attended, you’ve been missing live music, great food, beer and wine, USO tent, children’s activities, and local businesses 



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