PRINCE GEORGES, MD (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Yardbirds have lined up to headline the first annual ZepFest, which is set for Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29) at the National Harbor on the Potomac in Prince Georges County, MD.
The festival will feature more than 50 bands on five different stages, as well as speakers authors and "secret shows." Among the artists on the roster are the Night Hawks and Willie Big Eyes Smith, contemporaries Vanilla Fudge, and fans Dread Zeppelin, tribute bands, and guest speakers most notably Atlantic Records' Jerry Greenberg.
The recently late Pinetop Perkins had been scheduled to perform as well and festival organizers plan to dedicate the event to his memory.
The Yardbirds include original members rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja and drummer Jim McCarty as well as new singer/acoustic guitarist/harpist Andy Mitchell, bassist David Smale and lead guitarist Ben King. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers