"Entertainment" at Musikmesse – for you that means countless concerts, live events and special musical moments at the Fair & Exhibition Centre and during the Musikmesse Festival all over Frankfurt. Featuring special musical incentives, with street food and at unusual locations. Plus plenty of stars, whom can experience face to face!
Ultimate Jam, 1. April, Festival Arena
Premiere at Musikmesse. Never before have these artists shared a stage: at the ‘Ultimate Jam’, world-famous musicians from the worlds of rock, pop, metal, soul & blues will join forces to give an incredible all-star concert. Accompanied by a great backing band under Musical Director Siggi Schwarz, star guests such as Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake, etc.), Don Airey (Deep Purple, etc.), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, etc.), Pete York (The Spencer Davis Group) as well as exceptional singer Andreas Kümmert and YouTube star Alexandr Misko will ensure music of the highest standard. But the backing band is as famous as the rest: Danny O’Steen ( Stanley Clarke, Joo Kraus) will play the bass, at the drums there will be Matthias Bäuerlein (Eric Martin, Chris Thompson) and Max Hunt (u. a. Fish, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe) at the keys are other legends with them. Under the motto ‘Legends & Icons’, the focus of the songs selected will be on milestones of pop and rock history in which, thanks to their outstanding musicality, the event’s star guests will have also played a role.
‘Randy Rhoads Remembered’ memorial show celebrates European premiere on 2 April
He is reckoned to be one of the most influential guitarists of all time. In 1980, Randy Rhoads played his way into the history books of rock music as the congenial partner of Ozzy Osbourne on the legendary ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ album. 40 years later, at Musikmesse the ‘Randy Rhoads Remembered’ project is set to provide a musical memorial to the American guitarist who died far too young. ‘Randy Rhoads Remembered’ is more than a concert. It is a tribute to a seminal period in the development of rock and honours a lifetime achievement. Initiator and drummer Brian Tichy and a group of prominent musicians with a number of guest guitarists will be performing songs from the albums ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ and ‘Diary of a Madman’. Inimitable greats such as bass player Phil Soussan and the guitarists Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and Christian Brady will play together and all artists can also be seen and heard at workshops and clinics held as part of Musikmesse.
International Vintage Guitar Show, Hall 4.1
See the jaw-dropping special show of Gretsch guitars from the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll. In cooperation with the Guitar No. 1 Centre, we take you on a journey through the history of the legendary guitar brand. Additionally, you can look forward to Fender and Gibson workshops with guitarist Thomas Blug and the Friday Concert Night.