Rock ‘N’Brews Fest: Tribute To Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter (Feb. 23, 1944-July 16, 2014)
Johnny Winter
(Feb. 23, 1944-July 16, 2014)

Recently, the music world lost a legend last week with the passing of blues guitarist extraordinaire Johnny Winter. What was originally slated as Rock ‘n’ Brews Fest to be headlined by Johnny Winter will now be a tribute in his honor featuring brother Edgar, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (formerly of Rare Earth) and Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.
Edgar Winter and his wife, Monique, express their sentiments as follows:
“My wife, Monique, and I are shocked at the suddenness of Johnny’s passing, especially since I was so looking forward with such joy and anticipation to seeing him again and playing together. I know his body is departing this physical realm, but his presence, his music, and his spirit are undiminished, and alive as ever in my heart. Johnny has always been, is now, and will forever remain my greatest musical hero of all time. But more than all that, he’s my brother – in family, in music, in life and beyond.I will do my best to carry on in honor of his memory and the Winter name.”
 Blessings, Peace & Love,
 Edgar and Monique

Edgar Winter (far left) will be paying musical homage to late brother Johnny (right) at the Rock'N'Brews Fest
Edgar Winter (far left) will be paying musical homage to late brother Johnny (right) at the Rock’N’Brews Fest

“Rock’n’Blues Fest – A Tribute to Johnny Winter” will mark the third annual version of the tour with a show that will feature separate performances by all of the artists who will be performing their greatest hits interspersed by a selection of Johnny Winter songs. All of the artists appearing on this newly announced tribute are looking forward to sharing some of Johnny Winter’s memorable music with fans.
Tickets are $39.50 & $69.50 and are available online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office.  Event, date and time subject to change.  All ticket prices are subject to applicable service charges. For further information, please visit

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Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).




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