Kirkland Performance Center presents...

Kirkland Rock City! A Benefit Concert For KPC

  • Friday, May 3, 2024 7:00pm
  • VIP: $125.00
  • All Seats: $75.00

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Sponsored by Mike and Kim Convertino & Diana Lynn

Come and experience the epic anthems of Long Live Rock and Petty Differences, all while supporting your favorite local theater, Kirkland Performance Center! Rock out and celebrate 100% of all proceeds that benefit KPC’s Performing Arts Programming like our world-class shows, our new community education programming at KPC Studios, and our community outreach.

VIP tickets are limited to 66 total and are located in the first three rows. VIP Tickets inlcude premium seating, a backstage invite to the reception and preview of the new 350 Club, and a post-show artist meet & greet with the bands.


Those favorite hits you wait until the very end of the night to hear? The epic ones that only get played at the encore?  Kirkland Performance Center favorites Long Live Rock rock those song after song for an entire show. Long Live Rock (LLR) is a collective from Seattle, WA that loves performing the greatest rock music  by the most favorite classic rock bands of all time with their explosive energy and unparalleled talent. Led by the powerhouse vocals of Byron Prather, and fueled by the electrifying guitar riffs of Jakael Tristram, the band brings iconic rock hits to life like never before. Chuck Dorsett’s mesmerizing keyboard melodies, Rick Jones’s grooving bass lines, and Jeff Lockhart’s thunderous drumming provide the backbone for their unforgettable performances. From stadium classics to intimate favorites, Long Live Rock’s diverse repertoire guarantees something for every rock enthusiast. Whether channeling the raw energy of Led Zeppelin or the modern edge of Foo Fighters, or the soaring heights of the best of Queen ( as well as all the hits you’d expect)   the band’s passion and authenticity shine through in every note.With a dedicated fan base and a reputation for delivering unforgettable live experiences, you will be swept away by the timeless allure of rock and roll with Long Live Rock.


Petty Differences, the electrifying tribute band from Kirkland, WA, channeling the iconic sound and spirit of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers like never before. With a fervent dedication to recreating the timeless hits and infectious energy of the legendary rock band, Petty Differences delivers a high-octane performance that leaves audiences captivated and craving more.

Hailing from the vibrant music scene of the Pacific Northwest, Petty Differences brings together a group of seasoned musicians with a shared passion for Tom Petty’s music. From the soaring melodies of “Free Fallin'” to the anthemic choruses of “American Girl,” Petty Differences flawlessly captures the essence of Petty’s songwriting prowess and raw charisma.

With their dynamic stage presence and expert musicianship, Petty Differences ignites every venue they play, infusing each performance with an irresistible blend of nostalgia and adrenaline. Whether they’re rocking out at local clubs, festivals, or private events, Petty Differences guarantees a night of pure musical exhilaration that pays homage to one of rock‘s most beloved icons.

So, join Petty Differences on Friday Night, May 3rd 2024 at Kirkland Performance Center and go on a journey through the heartland of rock ‘n’ roll, as they honor the legacy of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with unmatched passion and intensity. Get ready to experience the thrill of Petty’s greatest hits brought to life like never before, courtesy of Petty Differences – the ultimate tribute to a true rock legend.

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