Bristol, VA

Cameo Theater to Host Billy Idol and Bret Michaels with Rebel Rock Street Show

John M. Dabbs

The Cameo Theater in Bristol, Virginia has a long and storied history as a hub for music and entertainment in the community. For generations, people have flocked to this historic venue to experience movies and live music, from up-and-coming artists to legendary performers. But like so many other venues across the country, the economy and pandemic brought the Cameo Theater to a halt, forcing it to close its doors for an extended period of time. New ownership and refurbishment have resurrected the iconic theater.

However, the Cameo Theater is not one to be kept down for long. With music concerts, the theater is now making a comeback, and its first outdoor concert is set to be a doozy. On April 29, 2023, the Cameo Theater will host a once-in-a-lifetime event, featuring two of rock music's biggest names: Billy Idol and Bret Michaels.

Billy Idol is a true icon of rock music, having entertained audiences for over four decades with his electrifying stage presence and hit songs like "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself." With his signature snarl and punk-rock attitude, Billy Idol is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and dancing the night away. And, of course, no one can deny the influence and popularity of Bret Michaels, the lead singer of the popular 80s rock band Poison. With chart-topping hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Something to Believe In," Bret Michaels has proven time and time again that he is a true master of the stage.

But this concert is about more than just great music. It's also a testament to the resilience of the music industry and the human spirit. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult and challenging time for everyone, but especially for the music industry. With so many venues closed and so many musicians unable to perform, it's been a dark time for those who love live music. But the Cameo Theater is a shining beacon of hope, a symbol of the fact that live music will return and that the human spirit will always endure.

And that's what makes this concert so special. It's a celebration of great music, yes, but it's also a celebration of the human spirit and the resilience of the music industry. Whether you're a fan of Billy Idol, Bret Michaels, or just rock music in general, this concert is sure to be a night to remember. The energy and excitement of the crowd, the sound of live music filling the air, and the sense of community that only a live concert can provide - all of these things make this event truly special.

So if you're a music lover, make sure you don't miss this incredible event. Get your tickets now and be a part of this historic moment in the history of the Cameo Theater. The outdoor concert will be held in the WCYB parking lot at the intersection of Cumberland and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

In conclusion, the Cameo Theater is back and better than ever, and the first outdoor concert featuring Billy Idol and Bret Michaels is sure to be a night to remember. Whether you're a music lover, a travel writer, or just someone who appreciates great live entertainment, this event is not to be missed. Get your tickets now and be a part of this historic moment in the history of the Cameo Theater!

You can find more information at the Cameo theater's website,, or on their Facebook page.

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Bristol, TN

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