ARTTEC had major success this October when it produced the bay area’s 12th annual Kihncert as thousands of people attended throughout the day. “We were excited to be able to bring this bay area tradition to Morgan Hill and to be able to provide our students with these kinds of opportunities.” said ARTTEC’s Director of Media Matt Altamirano, who is an ARTTEC alumni, “I’ve seen this program develop so much over the years and I’m happy to be able to be part of our continuing growth and success.” ARTTEC worked with ISE Entertainment and the Morgan Hill Youth Sports Alliance to produce the concert.
Kihncert was an all day event starting at 11 am for VIP’s who purchased or won a pair of the VIP soundcheck party passes which included premium parking, early access to the venue, free lunch, attendance to the soundcheck and a meet & greet with the man himself, Greg Kihn. Kihncert also featured a side stage for local and emerging artists, a beer & wine garden, food trucks, a video arcade, a mini car show, and arts & crafts vendors. Throughout the day more than 20 artists took to the stages to entertain the masses that came to rock! Main stage artists included The Brodie Stewart Band, dada, Tommy Tutone , The Tubes, and of course Greg Kihn. “I felt great on stage, relaxed and focused… I left the stage after the encore feeling completely satisfied.” Greg Kihn said on his blog. Headliner Bret Michaels, former frontman of Poison, blew everyone away with a mix of original material as well as a few covers which included “Sweet Home Alabama” with Greg Kihn taking the stage as a special guest on vocals.
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