The second Rock & Brews in the Orlando area opened in April, and Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will be at that new Lee Vista location for a private event charity fundraiser that will benefit Fisher House Orlando on August 9th, 2017. We were at the opening of the Oviedo location over two years ago as Stanley and Simmons were on hand for the grand opening, and had the opportunity to interview them. As the daughter of a veteran who lost his sight in Vietnam (and he has dedicated his life to helping other veterans), that aspect of the Rock & Brews mission means a lot to me – and the food is great too. Read below for the press release, and check out our Oviedo article from 2015 for a look at the grand opening and food. I added a couple of our videos from that opening below as well.
Rock & Brews Oviedo Opening from 2015, Photo by Denise Preskitt, Mousesteps.com
ORLANDO, Fla. (July 11, 2017) –Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS announce the details of the veteran charity fundraiser event that they will host at their new Rock & Brews restaurant in Orlando. On Wednesday, August 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Stanley and Simmons will host a private ticketed event benefitting the local veteran organization, Fisher House Orlando.
Tickets for the private event are $200 and include a red-carpet arrival; personal photo opportunity with Stanley and Simmons; three drink tickets; special presentation by Stanley and Simmons; and a sampling of Rock & Brews food. Tickets are available for purchase at rockandbrewsorlando.eventbrite.com space is limited.
“Honoring veterans in every community that our restaurants serve is the least we can do to thank the selfless men and women for the sacrifices that they made and continue to make on behalf of our country,” said Stanley and Simmons in a joint statement. “We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate them at every Rock & Brews charity event.”
Rock & Brews Orlando celebrated its soft opening to the public on April 24, and is located at 6897 South Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32822, at the new Lee Vista Promenade located at the convergence of Semoran Boulevard (SR 436) and Lee Vista Boulevard, less than one mile from the Orlando International Airport. For more information visit www.rockandbrews.com or call (407) 367-2840.
About Rock & Brews Orlando
Located in the new 350,000-square-foot Lee Vista shopping center, Rock & Brews Orlando is a unique rock-inspired restaurant designed to engage people of all ages. The energized environment includes multiple flat screens sharing concert-style rock videos and sporting events; authentic rock artwork, including a Great Wall of Rock featuring iconic rock and roll legends; indoor and al fresco dining. The restaurant also offers lively dog friendly patio areas with fire pits, couches, games, such as a bean bag toss and giant Jenga, and live music on weekend nights. This location is the second in Orlando and the fourth for partners Scott Paul, Kris Maronpot and Brett Anz of R&B Florida, LLC, with the others being Rock & Brews Oviedo, Albuquerque and The Colony in Texas.
About Rock & Brews
The Rock & Brews restaurant brand was founded by KISS front men Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, along with restauranteur/hotelier Michael Zislis and concert industry veterans Dave and Dell Furano, the first Rock & Brews opened in El Segundo, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, in April of 2012. Today, the brand has 20 neighborhood, airport, arena and casino restaurant locations, and recently announced plans to develop the first Rock & Brews Casino Resort in partnership with Kaw Gaming, Inc. Restaurant industry veteran Mike “Sully” Sullivan serves as President and CEO. For more information, please visit www.rockandbrews.com.