On Friday April 5th MARACAS at 7597 Mentor Ave is hosting a Van Halen Concert! Well, not the real Van Halen but as close as you'll get in April in Mentor. The Van Halen Tribute Band PANAMA will be performing early Van Halen 1979-1984. PANAMA is a touring Van Halen Tribute band who has performed at Live Nation venues and large outdoor festivals throughout the Midwest. The members of PANAMA are Ric D'Rose (David Lee Roth), Tony Fondale (Eddie Van Halen), Jon Sarich (Michael Anthony) and Larry Kuchta (Alex Van Halen).
PANAMA recreates with great detail and energy, the early Van Halen concert experience. D'Roses impersonation of David Lee Roth is spot on. The vocals with Roth's signature scream, blonde mane,stage acrobatics (split jumps, high kicks),flamboyant costumes,and party persona that defined "Diamond Dave" are all part of the show. The band features great musicianship. There are amazing guitar riffs along with a tight rhythm section and vocal harmonies that complete the group.The musicians in PANAMA exemplify entertainment and EVERY performance is aimed at engaging and delighting the audience. Steve Sexton, photographer with Rock It Detroit, who was on hand at PANAMA'S Live Nation show in Detroit observed “This Van Halen Tribute Band performed in front of a packed St. Andrews Hall last night! This was such an Amazing show, that no words could describe it! I've never seen a band so in tune with its fans and interacted with them! You would had to have been there! Panama Rocked it!” Come on out and join the party (NO COVER CHARGE!) on Friday April 5th at MARACAS (showtime is 9:30 pm) and see for yourself why PANAMA is the world's most entertaining Van Halen Tribute!