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Saturday: A Night at The Bluestone (A Queen tribute benefitting Project: Zero Hero)

Listen, I know this benefit show at The Bluestone is for a good cause – a portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit Project: Zero Ohio, a local HIV/AIDS non-profit that strives to assure that local HIV/AIDS patients receive the medical care that they need – and I’m happy to do my part to help out, but the real draw is the amazing night of music show organizers have put together.

Headlining is Mr. Fahrenheit & The Loverboys, the Queen tribute band who will be celebrating the life of Freddie Mercury (who passed away 21 years ago) by performing all the Queen hits people know and love. But the tribute fun doesn’t end there – =Van Haken=, the city’s best (and only?) David Lee Roth-era Van Halen tribute band will be making us all forget that the real band canceled their Columbus date earlier this year.

The full schedule of events can be found after the jump – bands/set times/etc.
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Photos: Mr. Fahrenheit & The Loverboys, Milano, Ghost Shirt @ Kobo

Mr. Fahrenheit & The Loverboys (Queen tribute band! Phil Cogley, Jacob Wooten, Mike Sidwell, Jack Huston, Richard Buckalew, Rob Bradley, Chris Thompson)
Milano (Chicago)
Ghost Shirt
Kobo Live August 10 2012

Mr. Fahrenheit & The Loverboys
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Milano
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Ghost Shirt
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Friday: Mr. Fahrenheit and the Loverboys @ Kobo

Let me see if I get this right – a cover band covers many different songs by many different artists and a tribute band pays tribute by covering just one band’s songs? If that’s the case, Columbus needs less cover bands and more … WAY MORE … tribute bands. (Come on tribute bands, let’s start a rally, the Cleveland tribute band scene blows away the Columbus tribute band scene!)

Though they play shows few and far between, Mr. Fahrenheit and the Loverboys, Columbus’s (only?) Queen tribute band, will grace the stage for the first time in a year Friday night at Kobo.

Mr. Fahrenheit and the Loverboys will be performing with the Mrs. Children tribute band Ghost Shirt (just kidding … I think) and Chicago’s Milano (definitely NOT a Chicago tribute band, though I think I’d pay to see a band cover “25 or 6 to 4″). Doors at 8, Ghost Shirt kicking the music off at 9:30. More info here.