first date with the Kiss tributes

Not only tribute concerts and the Rock Cover Young Band contest open to young local bands inaugurated last year, this summer there will be other new features on the program schedule of Rocca in Concert, which as always will have music as the protagonist. The first is titled Books that play: two presentations of books by authors who animate the world of music radio and Music time: Rock n’ Roll high school, two music lessons held by the historic and passionate DJ and radio host Luigi Bertaccini who, with the support of historical videos and unexpected anecdotes, will tell the public about some moments and protagonists in the history of international rock.

The evenings will be at the Rocca Malatestiana in Cesena in a convivial context, in the refreshment area and surrounded by medieval walls. The concerts of the Rocca in Concerto 2024 series start on Thursday June 27 with the tribute concert to Kiss by the Band Romagnola Still Alive who returns after many years to the main stage of the Rocca Malatestiana in Cesena for their super Power show!

The band born in 2004 has created a show where everything is in full Kiss philosophy: the costumes, the make up, the instrumentation, the special effects, the scenography and the moments of pure spectacle, this has led them to achieve important recognition and satisfactions both in Italy and abroad. In particular, the participation as headliner at the Kiss Party organized in Switzerland, with resonance throughout Western Europe, which put Still Alive on a European level of observation. The proposed show has something incredible, engaging and devastating.

The second appointment is Thursday 4 July, with Libri che giocono, presentation of musical books by nationally renowned artists, musicians and writers, with the protagonist of the first evening being the famous Capital radio DJ Luca De Gennaro who presents his book “Generazione alternative 1991-1995 . How underground music conquered the charts and revolutionized the market”. The evening, seen as a shared and convivial situation, includes the optional possibility of having dinner at the Rocca refreshment point upon reservation, and then attending the meeting comfortably seated at the table.
Free entry to the evening.

Friday 12 July, the second appointment of the tribute bands with the album “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary. The project in co-production with the Nebraska Association and Glory days in Rimini, a prestigious festival, features Daniele Tenca & The Glory days band, a formation made up of musicians of great caliber such as: Daniele Tenca (vocals, guitars, harmonica), Lorenzo Semprini (vocals, guitars), Marco Ferri (drums), Alessio Raffaelli (piano, organ, accordion) and Andrea Montecalvo (bass, backing vocals).

On July 16th the RCYB Rock Cover Young Band contest returns, now in its second year, aimed at Under 30 bands. The first semi-final will feature the young bands that have passed through the selections (call expiring on July 10th on the website), the second semi-final will be on 6 August, while the final challenge of the two winning bands of the semi-finals will be held on 20 August, again on the Rocca stage. Free entry with the possibility for the public to vote for their favorite groups.

Another summer novelty entitled L’ora di musica – Rock’n’Roll high School, lessons and insights with videos and stories told by the protagonists of the history of music. The first appointment will be on Thursday 18th July starring Bruce Springsteen and his first 10 years of success (1972-’82), while on Thursday 1st August the music of AC/DC and the period with Bon Scott (the ’70s) will be the protagonist. The meetings will be hosted by Luigi Bertaccini, a historic DJ and radio host. Evenings with free entry.

The review of tribute bands continues on Friday 26 July with Acidi AC/DC accredited by the press, professionals and numerous fans as the best European AC/DC Tribute.
A great return of the band to the Rocca, with a repertoire that contains the most famous and evocative songs of their history, now recognized as global icons of hard rock. Over the course of these years, the project has grown dramatically in popularity and trust, collecting appreciation and acclaim in all the events dedicated to them both for the impressive vocal resemblance to the singer Brian Johnson and for the movements and “look” of the wild Angus !

On Friday 9 August, for the first time at the Rocca, the BMB BON JOVI tribute band brings the music of Bon Jovi with a very energetic and engaging show, which aims to recreate the energy that the New Jersey band released in its period of gold.

The tribute festival closes on Thursday 22 August, Viale Mazzini MINA tribute band, an unmissable tribute to Mina and her wonderful songs. A great “tribute show” that traces the extraordinary career of one of the greatest voices in the history of Italian music and beyond.

Rocca in Concerto closes the last appointment with the Books playing on Thursday 29 August which will see Donato Zoppo as protagonist with his new book “CSI. It was once the world” The journalist, writer and radio presenter from the success of the latest text dedicated to and from the Rai documentary: Lucio as a friend.

All events start at 9.30pm, with the possibility of dining from 8pm at the Punto Ristoro della Rocca with proposals designed for the occasion. The cost of tickets for the five concerts: Full €12 – reduced Members and conventions €10 – Under18 €6. The dinner+concert proposal includes a contribution of €32, booking required on 3668274626 or on the website Concert tickets are available in advance on the website, at the Panda Comix comic shop in Via Marinelli 109, Cesena, at the Rocca Malatestiana ticket office. For information: Ass. MicaPoco APS cell 338 3549375 – [email protected] – Rocca Malatestiana- 3668274626

On the evenings of the tribute concerts, a free shuttle service is provided with two collection points: in Viale Mazzoni (main entrance to Parco della Rimembranza) and at the bus stop in front of the Cemetery (via Pacchioni), the shuttle service is active from 7 pm :30am until 10pm for the outward journey and from the Rocca to the collection points from 11pm until 12.30am.

The Rocca in Concerto – summer 2024 review is an event curated by MicaPoco and created with the contribution of the Municipality of Cesena as part of the project “Che Spettacolo! L’estate a Cesena”.

We thank the following for their support and trust: Municipality of Cesena, BCC Romagnolo, CONAD Superotto, Carrozzeria TurboCar, Linea Stampa, Ottica Fantini, Mercanti di Sogni APS, Auser APS/ODV.

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