Join Us for the 17th Annual
Monterey Rock & Rod Festival
(one day) Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 10am to 6pm
Custom House Plaza Monterey State Historic Park
in beautiful downtown Monterey
at Old Fisherman’s Wharf
FEATURING HUNDREDS of 1975 and older classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with a lineup of great live entertainment, plus food and merchandise vendors. All entries are eligible for Merchant Awards and Best of the West honors. All proceeds go to Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing life skills to adults with intellectual disabilities.
Great Food & Drinks | Merchandise Vendors | Awards Presentation
FEATURING DENNIS TUFANO
Dennis Tufano is the original “voice” of “The Buckinghams”, the Chicago-based group that scored a string of five Top Ten hits in the late-sixties including, the #1 “Kind of A Drag”; “Don’t You Care”; “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”; “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”; “Susan”; and “Back In Love Again”. Following his success with the Buckinghams, Dennis was part of the song-writing duo “Tufano and Giammarese” and recorded three albums with Lou Adler’s custom label, Ode Records. Appearing as guest vocalist he went on to co-write with renowned composer and musician Tom Scott. With Scott as composer, Dennis performed the “original title/theme song” for the long running “Family Ties” television show. Dennis also wrote the music and performed with Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s lyricist, on Taupin’s album, “He Who Rides The Tiger”. Subsequently he teamed again with Taupin to co-write, co-produce and perform the Farm Dogs album “Last Stand In Open Country”. Back on the road, Dennis joined with Olivia Newton-John on her hugely successful tour and was featured, with her, on the HBO Special in two dramatically inspired duets. As an actor, Dennis has worked in film, television, radio and commercials.
The Money Band
Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce & The Memphis Sons
Todd Morgan & the Emblems
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