2024 Schedule

Mentor Rocks with Queen Nation on June 4, 2024

The amazing Queen Nation  returns to kick off the 2024 Mentor Rocks summer concert series! All of this is presented in a live 90-minute concert experience, with note-for-note renditions of classic Queen songs like: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Fat Bottom Girls,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “My Best Friend,” and “Dragon Attack.”

Mentor Rocks with Fresh Horses on June 11, 2024

Experience the electrifying energy of Garth Brooks’ legendary performances with Fresh Horses as Les Smith and company bring to life the iconic country music star’s greatest hits. From “Friends in Low Places” to “The Thunder Rolls,” Fresh Horses delivers a powerful and authentic experience that transports audiences back to the peak of Garth Brooks’ career.

Mentor welcomes one of Canada’s best-selling bands, Finger Eleven, who have built a long-lasting legacy with their genre-defying sound (spanning cathartic metal and alt-rock balladry to danceable funk, power pop, and beyond) that continues to keep fans on their toes. The band has sold over a million albums driven by hits including “Paralyzer” and “One Thing”.

Mentor Rocks with Def Leggend on June 25, 2024

Experience the electrifying energy of Def Leggend, as they bring the sounds and sights of Def Leppard to Mentor! With iconic hits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Animal,” and “Hysteria,” you’ll be transported back to the golden era of 80s hard rock!

122nd Army Band Rewinds the 80s in Mentor

WEDNESDAY NIGHT It’s going to be totally tubular as the Ohio National Guard’s 122nd Army Band returns to the Mentor Civic Amphitheater for a free performance.  This year’s theme is 80s Rewind so put down the Gameboy, put on your sweatbands, grab your Walkman, and let’s meet at the roller rink! You bring the big hair and a fanny pack full of quarters for the arcade, and they’ll bring the mixtape of the music that defined the 80s.

Mentor Rocks with Hotel California on July 2, 2024

For over three decades, Hotel California has been recreating the legendary sound of the Eagles, and thrilling audiences all over the world. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them, and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.

Mentor Rocks with Forever Seger on July 4, 2024

THURSDAY NIGHT Celebrate Independence Day with an American classic!  Forever Seger creates a dynamic journey through the timeless music of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band. With authentic vocals, commanding performances and that unmistakable Seger sound, FOREVER SEGER’s fast growing reputation as THE Bob Seger tribute experience, has propelled them onto the top-ranking concert stages and festivals across North America. A spectacular 25-minute fireworks display to follow at 9:50 PM.

Mentor Rocks with Uptown Funk on July 9, 2024

International touring sensation Uptown Funk returns to rock Mentor and deliver the essence of Bruno Mars, his live band, and the music that defines today’s pop culture. This high-energy performance will have you dancing and singing along to all of Mars’ chart-topping hits including “Locked Out of Heaven”, “That’s What I Like”, and of course, “Uptown Funk”. Don’t miss the magic!

Mentor Rocks with Lovesong

It’s time to dust off the docs and the black sweaters…and get your goth on at the Amp on July 16th. It will feel “Just like Heaven” as LOVESONG pays tribute to Robert Smith and the Cure! This incredible concert experience will transport you back in time with the band’s iconic hits including “Boys Don’t Cry”, “Friday I’m in Love”, “Fascination Street”, “Picture of You”, “Lovesong”, and many more!

Mentor Rocks with the Best of Foo on July 23, 2024

The Best of Foo brings the passion and energy of the Foo Fighters to the Amp on July 23rd with hits like “Everlong”, “Best of You”, “The Pretender”, “Learn to Fly”, “Monkey Wrench”, “My Here”, “Times Like These” and more!

Mentor Rocks with LeAnn Rimes on July 28, 2024

SUNDAY NIGHT Country music superstar LeAnn Rimes will appear at the Mentor Civic Amphitheater on Sunday, July 28, 2024, as a part of the Mentor Rocks summer concert series. This special concert presentation is courtesy of Tour Lake County.

Rimes is an international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. She has sold more than 48 million units globally, won 2 Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; 2 World Music Awards; 3 Academy of Country Music Awards; 2 Country Music Association Awards and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest solo artist to take home a Grammy® Award, and at 15, she became the first country artist to win “Artist of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards.

Mentor Rocks with Dirty Deeds on July 30, 2024

Assembled by former members of several popular AC/DC tribute bands. This all-star cast is bringing the ultimate AC/DC tribute show to new heights with the most accurate recreation of the AC/DC music and stage show; second to none! The DIRTY DEEDS concert experience is truly extreme; featuring “two” high energy shows complete with exciting stage props and non stop action! The first show is a dedication to the Bon Scott era and the second show is a tribute to the Brian Johnson era!

Mentor Rocks with Bruce in the USA on August 6, 2024

Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute. This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous “Legends In Concert” cast, began playing the Springsteen character in 2000, in Legends “full scale” Las Vegas show. The great success in the famous Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce In The USA show.

Mentor Rocks with Kathy Ellis as Taylor Swift on August 13 & 14, 2024

Is there a Swiftie in your life? Then circle your calendar for a special two-night engagement with Katy Ellis as Taylor Swift. Beginning at Taylor Swift’s early country twang, to her current pop music influenced voice, this Taylor Swift Tribute has a keen eye for detail that is second to none. With the finest collection of replica costumes from all of Taylor Swifts Tours, the addition of both fantastic lighting and sound equipment, this show is the ultimate Taylor Swift Tribute. Straight from the UK, Ms. Ellis has performed her tribute of Taylor Swift around the world. You don’t want to miss this performance!

Zoso Rocks CityFest on August 16, 2024

FRIDAY NIGHT at CityFest! Over the 28 years and over 4500 shows since ZOSO came together as a group in the mid-‘90s, the seemingly tireless quartet has continued to earn its well-deserved reputation as being, in the words of The L.A. Times, “head and shoulders above all other Led Zeppelin tributes.” ZOSO doesn’t cut corners on either the look or sound of Led Zeppelin. Instead, the band draws liberally and meticulously from Led Zeppelin’s recorded live and studio output to present a vivid performance picture of the classic live Zeppelin of 1968-1977. No wonder the St. Petersburg Times noted that, in addition to their virtuosity and spot-on visual presentation, ZOSO is also “the most exacting of all the Led Zeppelin tributes.” The Chicago Sun-Times put it even more succinctly: “[ZOSO is] the closest to the original of any Led Zeppelin tribute.”

Just Like PInk

SATURDAY NIGHT at CityFest! Just Like P!nk is an 8 piece band is led by singer, dancer and silk-aerialist Julia Small, who skillfully re-creates P!NK’s powerful vocals, choreographed dance and mind-bending silk work on stage. Only P!NK herself could pull it off.  Get ready for all of your favorite hits, from the Grammy-nominated album “Beautiful Trauma” and Billboard Mid-Year Award “Just Give Me A Reason” to the early-aughts anthem So What, Just like a Pill, Raise Your Glass, Try, and more!

Mentor Rocks with Maddie & Tae on August 20, 2024

Nashville Records recording duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone) with a “sound that’s identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM.

Mentor Rocks with ESCAPE on August 27

The 2024 Mentor Rocks season comes to a close with Journey-tribute E5C4P3 . The band covers the music with a note-for-note accuracy that is second to none and performs each show with the high-energy excitement of a real Journey concert as well as visually recreating the essence of early 80’s Journey! Focusing on the ‘Steve Perry era’, E5C4P3 covers all the hits from ‘Lights’ and ‘Wheel In The Sky’ to ‘Separate Ways’ and ‘Be Good To Yourself’ including occasional surprises for all the die-hard Journey fans.