The Bret Michaels Parti-Gras Tour made a stop at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, NJ on July 23rd, 2023. This highly anticipated tour brought together a lineup of talented artists, including Jefferson Starship, Night Ranger, and Bret Michaels, with special guests Steve Augeri from Journey and Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray. The concert promised a night of “ALL THE KILLER HITS. . .NO FILLER” and did not disappoint!
The evening kicked off with the legendary Jefferson Starship taking the stage. The band treated the audience to a setlist filled with their iconic songs. They started with the captivating “Find Your Way Back” and followed it up with the beautiful ballad “Sara”. The crowd was then taken on a journey through time with the uplifting anthem “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” and the timeless classic “White Rabbit”. The band continued to delight the audience with their mega-hit “We Built This City” and the electrifying “Jane”. Finally, they closed their set with the powerful and soulful “Somebody to Love”. Jefferson Starship’s performance was filled with energy, nostalgia, and the signature sound that has made them a staple in the rock music scene.
Next up was Night Ranger, a band known for their high energy and melodic rock sound. The band delivered a memorable performance, playing a setlist filled with their well-known hits. They started with the crowd-pleasing “(You Can Still) Rock in America” and followed it up with the classic “Sing Me Away”. Night Ranger then surprised the audience with a cover of “Coming of Age” by Damn Yankees, showcasing their versatility and musicianship. The band continued to rock the stage with “Night Ranger” and “High Enough,” another Damn Yankees cover. They then slowed things down with the beautiful ballad “When You Close Your Eyes” and the iconic “Sister Christian”. Finally, they closed their set with the electrifying “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” leaving the audience wanting more.
Finally, the moment everyone had been waiting for arrived as Bret Michaels took the stage as the headliner of the Parti-Gras Tour. Michaels opened his set with the crowd-pleasing hit “Talk Dirty to Me” and continued to deliver a setlist packed with fan favorites. He played Poison hits such as “Fallen Angel” and “Unskinny Bop,” as well as solo tracks like “Girls on Bars” and “All I Ever Needed”. Michaels is known for his engaging stage presence and ability to connect with the audience, making for an entertaining and interactive concert experience.
Throughout the night, Bret Michaels brought out special guests Steve Augeri, formal lead vocalist for Journey, and Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray to perform iconic songs. Augeri joined Michaels on stage for a rendition of Journey’s beloved anthems “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Any Way You Want It,” while McGrath added his own flair to the performance with Sugar Ray’s hit songs “Every Morning” and “Fly”. These surprise collaborations added an extra level of excitement and nostalgia to the concert for fans.
As the night drew to a close, Bret Michaels closed out the show with his iconic ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and anthem “Nothin’ but a Good Time,” before bringing everyone back out on stage to perform “Sweet Home Alabama”. This emotional and heartfelt performance left the audience with a lasting impression and a sense of fulfillment.
Overall, the Bret Michaels Parti-Gras Tour stop at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, NJ on July 23rd, 2023, delivered an unforgettable night of rock and roll hits and energetic performances. Fans were treated to a lineup of talented artists, including Jefferson Starship, Night Ranger, and Bret Michaels, with special guests adding to the excitement of the night. The concert showcased the enduring appeal of hard rock music and left the audience with lasting memories of an incredible live experience.