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Rockin' With Dokken in Wyandotte at Smugglers Run! Dokken brings the hits! "Breaking The Chains" "In My Dreams" and "Alone Again" were a part of the set list

Another great night as WCSX was Rockin’ with Dokken in Wyandotte at Smugglers Run!  The WCSX VIP Suite was full of happy winners out for a night of live rock music on Saturday night, August 5th.  Twin brothers from Tampa, Kamenar opened the night.  This was my third time seeing Kamenar.  I can’t believe how much these two bring to the stage.  They had a great set and the crowd was off to a great start for the evening.

Screamin’ Scott joined me at Smugglers Run and we hung out with our WCSX winners, met some new friends and spent some time with our old friends.  I am amazed every time I am out with Screamin’ Scott how many people he knows and how many know him.  Not only does he know them, but there are also a lot of nicknames involved. lol… To me, nicknames show that you clearly have shared memories with the person.  Screamin’ introduced me to Eastside Mary.  She was hilarious and one of those people that celebrate their birthday to the highest degree.

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Eastside Mary, Screamin’ Scott and Hangman

Speaking of birthdays, one of our WCSX VIP Suite winners, Tim, also had a birthday.  Tim has called during the Power Lunch many times and he is a huge Dokken fan.  I’m sorry to say, Tim was one of the few people that I did not get a picture with, but I hope you had a great birthday, Tim!

Lynch Mob

Lynch Mob did not disappoint.  Watching George Lynch and his band play was spectacular.  The quality and craft of guitar playing on stage was phenomenal.  Opening with “She’s Evil But She’s Mine,” Lynch Mob mixed a few Dokken songs into their set including “Into The Fire” and “When Heaven Comes Down.”  They made us wait for it, but they did play “Wicked Sensation” and “Unchain The Night” to wrap up their set.


Don Dokken hit the stage with a presence.  Opening with “Kiss of Death,” he had the crowd from the beginning.  Show highlights included “Breaking The Chains,” “Alone Again,” and “Dream Warriors.”  Dokken wrapped up the evening with “In My Dreams” and “Tooth and Nail.”

HILARIOUS SIDE NOTE: When live bands come in, there is a certain amount of chaos.  When Dokken was heading to the stage, Smugglers Run’s owner, Kevin Travers stopped and asked Dokken’s drummer, BJ Zampa… and I quote, “Did you forget your pants?” to which BJ responded, “No, I did not.”  Kevin told me, “I never saw anybody purposely go on stage in their underwear.”  I was laughing hysterically.  Kevin is a no BS, down-t0-earth kinda guy.  He is a straight-up pleasure to work with.  Behind the scenes (and sometimes in front of the scenes) you meet some real characters when you have live bands in.  Kevin, I give you credit for the way you get the job done.

Rockin’ With Dokken in Wyandotte At Smugglers Run – The Photos

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