For the second year in a row, the ADSS Theatre played host to a doubleheader of tribute bands.
Ryan Langevin was the voice behind Billy Joel and Elton John in The Piano Man tribute on Friday, April 6, which packed the theatre about three-quarters full. Paul Laine was the main vocalist behind Saturday’s Heroes of Rock. Both bands included some of the same members, but different singers.
Langevin covered many of Joel’s and John’s hits on Friday night.
Saturday’s Heroes of Rock covered everything from the Rolling Stones and Ozzy Osborne to Led Zeppelin, KISS, Van Halen, Journey and more. The theatre was about half full of people of all ages on Saturday.
Ryan MacEachern, owner of the Port Alberni Boston Pizza, came up with the idea of the tribute concerts last year as a fundraiser for the Alberni Athletic department, and has worked to continue the tradition. Funds raised will help high school teams with travel and other expenses.