“Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely 80s” music festival continues this weekend with a free concert by Missing Persons with Warren Cuccurullo & Dale Bozzio on Saturday, June 4 at 9 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage. Also featured throughout the week is the stage extravaganza The Nancy Rayguns, an original production show, “VJ Invasion: Launch Date 8.1.81,” Las Vegas based premiere cover band Venus Rising, Blackwood’s countdown of her 100 greatest songs of the 80s on Viva Vision and a chance to travel Back to the Future with a rare 80s icon, a DeLorean DMC-12.
Missing Persons is a New Wave and electronic pop rock band founded in 1980 in Los Angeles by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, vocalist Dale Bozzio, and drummer Terry Bozzio. Dale’s quirky voice and heavy makeup made the band a favorite on MTV in the early 1980s. Dale and Terry Bozzio met and married while working with Frank Zappa, and Cuccurullo encountered the pair while contributing to the Zappa album Joe’s Garage.
Fremont Street Experience’s “Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely 80s” highlights the music and culture of the 1980s with free headliner concerts, a stage extravaganza and an original production show. Blackwood, an original MTV VJ, is synonymous with ‘80s music, helping to set the musical tastes and trends still celebrated today. She continues to highlight the era that changed music forever with her radio shows on Sirius XM channel “80s on 8” and on syndicated radio shows “Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely 80s” and “Nina Blackwood’s New Wave Nation.” Blackwood is also revealing her personal 100 greatest songs of the ‘80s over the course of the 100-day celebration with one selection revealed every night on Viva Vision.
Upcoming Free Headliner Concerts:
June 18 – ABC
July 2 – Colin Hay of Men at Work
July 23 – Wang Chung with Naked Eyes
August 6 – Loverboy
August 20 – Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet with Men Without Hats
September 3 – Howard Jones
*All concerts start at 9 p.m.