Lita Ford will be one of the six performers at Scrap Metal, a concert to be held May 29, 2019, at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo provided by by Gene Kirkland)

Lita Ford will be one of the six performers at Scrap Metal, a concert to be held May 29, 2019, at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo provided by by Gene Kirkland)

Classic rock super group headed to Soldotna

Scrap Metal will perform Wednesday at Soldotna Creek Park

An all-star cast of rock ‘n’ roll names will light up Soldotna for a Wednesday night concert.

For the first time at Soldotna Creek Park, Scrap Metal will bring back the hits and rewind the clock for what’s expected to be a throwback evening of classic rock.

Scrap Metal publicist Melissa Kucirek said the biggest attraction of Scrap Metal is the chance to see the leading men and women of 1980s classic rock groups in concert for one night, while other concerts and music festivals tend to string out the rock stars over the course of one or more days.

But in an event that promises, “All killer, no filler,” and “Nothing but the hits,” Scrap Metal packs in the hit songs for a few hours.

“Truly every song is going to be a hit,” Kucirek said. “There’s never going to be a moment of, ‘Oh we’re going to get a beer, we won’t miss anything’, because every song is killer. That’s what makes it so exciting.”

Scrap Metal is a super group comprised of many original lead singers and guitarists of classic bands. Wednesday night’s concert will feature six classic rock names, including Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Mark Slaughter, Lita Ford, Kip Winger and Jack Russell of Great White.

All six musicians have rock ‘n’ roll roots going back to the early ‘90s or before. Ford brings the most experience to the stage, having performed since the late 1970s, and has performed with superstar names like Joan Jett and Ozzy Osbourne.

Kucirek called the offering the “soundtrack of people’s lives.”

“These are songs that dominated not only MTV in the ‘80s, but classic rock in general,” she said.

The concert will benefit the Alaska USO and Alaska Warriors Hockey, a team comprised of Alaskan military veterans with disabilities. According to event promoter Brad Erickson, the show will tour four Alaskan communities in four nights — the Soldotna event will be followed by concerts in Wasilla, Anchorage and Fairbanks, and the final three shows will raffle off a guitar each night signed by each of the musicians. Plus, military members will receive a discount.

“We also hope the concerts will bring (the Alaska USO and Warriors hockey) some exposure too,” Erickson said.

Kucirek said Scrap Metal typically comes together for 10 to 20 shows a year, when the band members are able to play together for one performance, and expects a fun time for all.

“It’s just an assault on the senses,” she said.

Scrap Metal will be live in concert Wednesday, May 29, at Soldotna Creek Park. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m.

Mark Slaughter will be one of six performers at Scrap Metal, a concert to be held May 29, 2019, at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Thom Hazaert)

Mark Slaughter will be one of six performers at Scrap Metal, a concert to be held May 29, 2019, at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Thom Hazaert)

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