Celebrate 50 years of Yes alongside band members, important musical and artistic contributors and of course tons of Yes fans. YesFanFest – 50 True Summers, is a celebration for the fans, by the fans. Take a look at who will be in the house for special appearances and performances.
Tickets for YesFanFest go on sale on Friday, May 4th via ticketmaster.com.
YesFanFest is happening in conjunction with Yes' two shows at Fillmore Philadelphia (7/20 and 7/21, tickets at Ticketmaster.com ) this YesFanFest is being coordinated by Ruth Zurawka, Jim Tauberg, and Brian Neeson.
The guest list includes:
Members of Yes
Yes Members including Tony Kaye will attend the event for a Q&A session. We will invite Fans to submit their questions for this segment.
The legendary former Yes keyboards player who performed on the epic RELAYER album and toured with Yes in 1975 and 1976. He performed in Philadelphia with Yes at The Spectrum and at the famous 1976 concert at JFK Stadium which was attended by over 130,000 fans. Patrick will play a 70 minute Piano set at YesFanFest.
Tom Brislin performed on the YesSymphonic tour in 2001 and appears on the official DVD from that tour recorded in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tom’s latest project is The Sea Within with Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold, Marco Minnemann and Daniel Gildenlow. (Album to be released in June). Tom will play a short set of his own music at the event.
The world-renowned artist responsible for artwork on multiple Yes albums and stage designs for Yes shows in the 70s and on more recent tours. Roger will have artwork new and old on display. Limited edition Prints of Roger’s Yes work will be available to purchase on the day.
Lee is generally credited with developing the Album Oriented Rock format employed by hundreds of radio stations across the country, as well as co-founding XM Satellite Radio.
Total Mass Retain
This talented Yes tribute band from the north-east will perform the opening set of the event which will include Classic Yes tracks, selections from the YesWest period, and songs from more recent Albums.
Cruise to the Edge
The promoters of Cruise to the Edge will be there talking about the 2019 Cruise, with Wonderous behind the scenes Stories of hosting a Prog festival on Topographic Oceans.
All profits from this event will be split between two charities as happened in London during the London YesFanFest.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
This organization looks for cures and ensures access to treatments for blood cancer patients. This charity was selected in memory of Chris Squire who passed away in 2015 having suffered from Acute Erythroid Leukemia.
PAWS: The Performing Animal Welfare Society
This group rescues and provides sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades. This cause addresses Steve Howe’s stated desire during recent live shows, for Yes fans to protect and preserve the natural world around us and the animals who share our Earth.