Bret Michaels to headline Arena Rock Fest March 19 in Savage Arena

December 11, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Brian DeBenedictis

Savage Arena is about to rock. The official lineup has been released for Rock the Arena, which will take place Saturday, March 19, and feature more than eight hours of entertainment.

The all-day event will be headlined by Bret Michaels, best known as the front man for Poison as well as for his “Rock of Love” reality show, winning “Celebrity Apprentice,” and an extensive solo career.

BRET MICHAELS web (3)The lineup also will feature Ratt, Warrant, Winger, Lita Ford, Firehouse, L.A. Guns and Trixter.

Michaels sang lead with Poison, which is known for “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” “Nothing but a Good Time” and “Something to Believe in.”

Ratt raced up the charts with “Round and Round,” Warrant scored with “Cherry Pie,” Winger had a hit with “Miles Away,” Ford’s solo career included “Kiss Me Deadly,” Firehouse was hot with “Love of a Lifetime,” L.A. Guns blasted “Never Enough,” and Trixter is turned it up with “One in a Million.”

Rock the Arena is part of SAVAGE LIVE, a multi-event concert series recently announced by The University of Toledo. All events will be open to the public, with discount tickets available to UT students. This will be the venue’s first self-promoted concert since 2009.

“The goal of SAVAGE LIVE is to bring music and other special events back to our facility,” UT Associate Athletic Director Tony Zaworski said. “Savage Arena has a long history of hosting national acts, and we are excited to once again be able to provide those kinds of opportunities for our students and our community.”

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. March 19 and music will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets starting at $35.50 will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 17, and will be available online at

Limited UT student tickets are available with UT ID for $29 (limit four) at the UT Ticket Office located in Savage Arena starting Monday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m.

For more information on Rock the Arena and other upcoming SAVAGE LIVE events, visit

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