80's in the Park is a three day celebration of everything 80's. From popular bands of the decade to iconic movie & TV cars, the event will offer something for everyone. The top 40 hits of your decade will fill the air performed by the original artists while you play vintage arcade games like Ms. Pacman and Space invaders. Great tribute bands and our ambassador of the 80's
- Charles and Lisa from Rock Star Entertainment will be rocking us through the 80s as the weekend Masters of Ceremonies,
-DJ K.W. will keep the show rolling as our Retro DJ.
Dance with 80's look a likes, shop for t-shirts, hats, handmade jewellery and memorabilia at one of over 40 vendors at the event and maybe even enter the classic Nintendo game contest and help Mario in his quest. Then when the sun goes down sit under the stars enjoying food from some of Brevard's finest restaurants while listening to iconic rock, metal and pop artists of the 80's and relive those memories of great 80'S music. It will be a weekend of memories both old and new!
Festival is open Noon - 10pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Sept. 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2014
All ticket holders will need to have ID at check in (unless they area under age) All reserved seat & mega pass holders will have to have ID on them at all times
-No cameras with detachable lenses; phone cameras and small video cameras are OK. (see, we're not so bad!)
-No outside food, drinks, coolers, knives, guns, WMD's, hats with propellers (why?..do you really have to ask?), Dick Cheney masks, camping backpacks, tents, zombies (sorry - just the rules), RV's, bi-planes, throwing stars or Tokemasters!
Due to liability, no umbrellas, bring a poncho just in cause, after all it is Florida!
-There is a bag check area; it will take a few minutes.
-There is no re-entry on the same day... sorry!
-Children 12 and under get in for free! accompanied by a paying adult.
VIP parking 10.00 per day
General parking 5.00 per day
note : no camping in parking lot (sorry)
After Party Stuff:
-The after parties are at the Hilton Rialto. (NOT at the main festival area at Wickham Pavilion!) The parties start Friday & Saturday nights at 10:00pm.
Transport: we will have vans running to bring you to the Hilton for the after parties and return you to the parking area at wickham pavilion after the parties. The last van back to the lot will be 2:30 am
-Each 2 day after party pass is for the same person for both nights. (They cannot be transferred and you will need ID with your ticket for both nights.)
-Lite hors d'oeuvres will be served at the after parties - it's not a dinner. The Hilton lobby bar will be open until 10pm for food.
-Souvenir bottle of 80's in the Park Wine (you'll pick up at the main event at check in Friday, Sat or Sun night) One per ticket holder (that means you get only one, not one per night.) It will be available to you as you leave on the first night to take home with you, or to your room in the hotel, camping space, or van down by the river. You cannot drink the wine at the party. (pace yourself, it's a long weekend!)
-There will be a cash bar in the ballroom.
-The acoustic performances throughout the night are subject to change. (people get sick, lost etc... even band members!)
-Meet & Greets are at the discretion of the bands and their members. They will be at the band merchandise tables and some fees might apply over and above the usual handshake and photo.
"An army without leaders is like a foot without a big toe." - Bill Murray
Richard and Kyle are two of the most motivated, focused big toes you'll ever meet. As the creators of 80's In The Park, their tireless dedication to the event has led to the recruitment and organization of the most talented, effective force ever assembled to champion the cause of retro culture.
No sales means no event... do we really have to explain how important her job is?
For years before the 80's Army's arrival, DJ K.W. has been operating alone, dangerously far behind the enemy lines of crappy, auto-tuned modern pop music and it's zombie-like douchebag followers. With total disregard to his personal safety, he has proudly served his generation as the pied piper of retro culture fans everywhere.
Besides commanding a plethora of event vendors, he also drives all over the state to make sure all our bands are where they have to be when they have to be there. That's a tall order for a man who spends most of his life on a golf course, but he still manages to help everyone in the 80's Army with whatever needs to be done in aid of this ground-breaking event.
When you are looking to have a great time, with great music and good times, you have to have Charles and Lisa. They are the Party, no matter what you are doing if Charles and Lisa are there it is fun! They insist!
Bursting with musical talent, yet completely devoid of "local rockstaritis" attitude, these latest recruits in the 80's Army serve as the spearhead of our live music promotional effort, rocked out at 80's in the Park 2013, and are living proof that the 80's are alive!
The mission of the Allen Broussard Conservancy is to preserve and protect the fragile eco-systems of Florida’s native wilderness to provide a permanent protective habitat for wildlife, to maintain the historical ranching operation and to educate the public about the importance of conservation and the preservation of our unique ranching heritage.
Our mission is to be a leading advocate for reducing the incidence of domestic violence in Brevard County through intervention, prevention, social change, information, enlightenment, education and engagement of our community.
edicated to raising awareness and acceptance for autism by promoting music, art, events, families and businesses that “rock” by supporting the cause. Our goal is to help children with autism receive music and art therapy, musical instruments or players, as well as communication devices.
All Main Food Item Vendors spaces are full.
Side Items,Desert and Snack Vendors still needed in the following types only:
Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food, and drinks while you are volunteering.
And two free tickets for the weekend for you and a guest!
Mandatory Meeting for all volunteers on September 21, 2014, 4pm to 7pm at the Wickham pavillon. Come by any time between 4pm and 7pm for a quick meeting and find out more information about volunteering
Please come in on Titan Drive so that you can enter the volunteer parking lot.
ALSO! Make sure you wear closed toe shoes! Thanks!
Good for 1 person 3 day general admission plus stage front MEGA PASS area, bring your own chair (or use one or ours) and see all 20 bands over the 3 days.
MEGA PASS area is a fenced area at the front of the stage with it's own bar access
Plus 1 - 2 Night Pass for the Hilton Rialto after parties on Friday 9/26 & Saturday 9/27
-THIS IS A MUST FOR THE REAL FAN
-LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE
-ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
Starting at 10:00 each night with:
-Music by DJ 'KW'
-Lite hors d'oeuvres
-Souvenir bottle of 80's In The Park Wine (one bottle per ticket holder)
-Cash bar, free parking and nothing but a good time!!!!
Special acoustic performances by select bands (TBA), special appearances, meet and greets, exclusive band merchandise for sale and at least one band exclusive to the party!!!!!
Michael J. is coming out this year! Get ready for 80's classics that you grew up on!
People have asked me why we did the 80’s in the park festival. We have told the story of how we did it, but that does not offer a reason why. Why after so long, we still feel such a connection to the music.
For me, I believe we might be the last generation to love music the way we do. I say this not as an insult to those that came after us, but the fact is we now live in a world that 24/7/365 you can listen to whatever you want at the touch of a button. We quite simply had to work harder for the music we loved and it made it something more to us.
Do you remember what we did for music?
We sat there listing to American top 40, waiting for our favorite songs to play. Trying to guess what the new number one song would be. That took 4 hours on Sunday.
We Searched the record store for the new single on 45s, buying the album if we had the means. (When I was young, not every LP was even available in every store in the country). Music was still very regional - no Clear Channel.
We all at one point filled out the Columbia house form and got those 6 or 9 or 11 LPs for a penny. We all promised to buy 5 more at regular club prices (most of us did not make good on that promise)
We wanted to stay up late to see what musical guest was on SNL or the Tonight Show (even though the sound sucked out of the single speaker in the TV)
We rearranged our weekend schedule to watch soul train or Dick Clark, both which where on at the worst times in every market I ever lived in, and the midnight special...... Same thing.
We called radio stations and requested our music, the DJ talked to us - sometimes on the air. And the best stations played the whole album. Giving us a gift of the deep cut, the back of rack or the B side, some of those songs remain my favorites to this day (in different to the label’s AR Men)
We stood in lines with our cash in hand to buy the tickets or we bought tickets from that guy who always seemed to have “Two - down front”.
We listened to the whole album side, if we did not like a cut, we had to get up and move the needle by hand.
If we had a reel to reel or cassette recorder - the mix tape was a labor of love. A 45 minute tape meant you had to listen to 45 minutes of music and that was after you had spent the time to pull the LPs you where going to use and cleaned each one with the 3M duster and shoot it with the static gun. Then after use, carefully put it back in alphabetical order - less you go mad the next time trying to find the Stones LP hopelessly lost between Lead Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy.
We sat around at each others houses just playing music, talking and enjoying both the songs and each other without any other distraction and listening intently to both. Reading the liner notes, lyrics and looking at the pictures, artwork and band members, letting each visual sink deep into our minds.
We had to be patient, we had to work for the music and when we could see it live it meant more to us than words can say. To us, music was like Christmas. It took a while but it was well worth the wait and just as beloved. Music was like a lover that you had to send a letter to and wait for her reply. It made our connection to the music and those that made it strong, so strong that 30 or 40 years later we love her still.
So, was it worth it? Was it that special?
The answer is a resounding “HELL YES”