Kim Mitchell

Rockin' the Downs Presents: Kim Mitchell

Kim Mitchell

Carl Dixon, Steelhorse, John Moore and Missing Star Band

Fri · July 5, 2019

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$10.00 - $50.00

This event is all ages

Please be advised The Rockin' the Downs Concert Series will take place outside on the Racetrack. GA Presale tickets $10 | GA Tickets Day of show $15 

Doors are scheduled to open at 4:30 pm. Please be advised doors may open early under management discretion. There will be 3 opening acts, the first will start at 5:00 PM. The main act will go on approximately around 8:30 PM. All times are subject to change.

Kim Mitchell - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Kim Mitchell
“I’m just doing my Rock N Roll duty,
Creating a buzz, buzz, buzz,
Some say I’m in it for the money,
But I’m in it for the love, love, love.”

Canadian Rock icon Kim Mitchell has sung those lines from his personal mission statement, “Rock N Roll Duty” for decades now and he’s still doing exactly that, creative energy and enthusiasm fully intact.

Today, Mitchell and his band of accomplished musicians continue to tour the country selling out theatres, casinos and festivals coast to coast. Live audiences, which continue to grow and are comprised of newer fans in their late teens and early twenties through to fans that have been following him since the late seventies, are thrilled to find that participating in a Kim Mitchell concert is like being at the live recording of a greatest hits box set which includes his solo hits “Patio Lanterns” and “All We Are” and Max Webster gems like “Diamonds Diamonds” and “High Class in Borrowed Shoes”..

In 2018, Mitchell started his first solo recording in half a dozen years. He got together with his friends the Barenaked Ladies to re-record his song, the Max Webster hit “Diamonds Diamonds”. Max Webster and this song in particular was a great influence on the members of the Barenaked Ladies. The track and new video will be released early first quarter 2019 through Ole Label Group, with further newly recorded Kim Mitchell solo tracks to follow later in the year.


Kim Mitchell has achieved gold and multiplatinum sales status over a long and storied career, starting early on as leader of the musically influential and eclectic Max Webster ( 5 albums), a band who in the late 70’s defined “alternative” and “independent” long before the words became clichés.. Mitchell left Max to pursue a long and very successful solo career that continues to this day.

He has won three Juno Awards and a SOCAN 100,000 Radio Plays Award for his certified hit, “Patio Lanterns”. He is a gifted and peer-respected guitar player as well as an acclaimed songwriter, having penned (in partnership with Pye Dubois) and recorded numerous classic hits including “Go For Soda”, “Rock N Roll Duty”, “Patio Lanterns”, “I am a Wild Party”, “Easy To Tame” and “All We Are”, all songs that have become part of the Canadian musical genome.

In the early 2000’s while maintaining a busy touring schedule, Mitchell was invited to join the on-air staff at the CORUS flagship station Q107 in Toronto. He left Q107 in 2014 but not before he had become one of the most popular and most listened to afternoon drive DJs in the country.

Mitchell has the respect of peers, fans, and industry types alike. Just what does he consider his greatest achievement? “Shoot, that’s easy,” says Kim, “it’s in the couple of hours the band is onstage, being able to take people to a special place through our performance and music. When that happens, I’ve accomplished what I set out to do.”

Legions of Canadian fans agree!
Carl Dixon - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Carl Dixon
Carl Dixon’s powerful vocals, artistry and stage presence have put him at the forefront of the Canadian rock industry for three decades. As one of Canada's most respected musicians, a prolific songwriter, he’s renowned as both a solo artist and band member of groups such as Coney Hatch, The Guess Who and April Wine. He's just released his debut country album "Whole Nother Thing" an official Juno 2018 entry and a whole new sound for one of Canada's most respected rock musicians. Remarkably, after surviving a shocking car crash, Carl also tours as an inspirational speaker to corporations across Canada and the USA.

Throughout his early music career Carl toured with heavy metal icons such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Triumph, Ted Nugent, Accept and Krokus. Carl also scored a staff songwriting deal with Rondor Music in New York in 1990. Among many songs, Carl wrote "Taste of Love" with Brett Walker for Jimi Jamison. That version was featured on an episode of "Baywatch." and in the feature film "Jersey Girl"
Steelhorse - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
STEELHORSE formed in 2009, infecting and gaining fans everywhere. Local success prompted these four men to form the monstrous southern/classic rock band STEELHORSE. Over the past couple of years, they have decided to put the wild horse in motion and take it to the riders. You don't want to miss an opportunity to check out a show!

Richie Fountain - leading the band with his southern rock vocals and amazing guitar leads, comes from a long list of bands from blues, country and Rock. A self-taught musician at the school of hard knocks, Richie enjoys being the front man, and interacts very well with a crowd. He is the winner of two All WNY Music Awards in 2013 for best vocals and best classic rock band.

Brian Best - drummer. He comes from various musical backgrounds, and is no stranger to playing venues of all sizes. Brian is the winner of two awards - one for portrayal of the rock icon legend of the 50's (Buddy Holly) and one award for his own music. Brian is on a mission to entertain people on every level.

Gary Pokrzyk - rhythm guitar. He has earned his place rounding out the southern based Steelhorse sound. Dedication to Gary is no stranger with his hard driving guitar and his constant effort to make Steelhorse the best! He has received an All WNY Music Award in 2013 for best classic rock.

Tony Laforte - bass guitar. His background includes both live performances and studio recordings. Hard driving rock, jazz and progressive rock serve as the framework of Tony's style, giving him a sound with an aggressive edge. Tony has been nominated for and received various Buffalo Music Awards.
John Moore and Missing Star Band - (Set time: 5:00 PM)
John Moore and Missing Star Band
John Moore And Missing Star is a new musical project featuring John Moore frontman from the long standing Western New York based band 53 Days.

As songwriter for 53 Days he penned the song "Shelter Me" for the soundtrack album to the movie Lonestar State Of Mind. The movie featured John Mellencamp in a role. The songs "These Days" and "When it Goes 'round" were used in the film "Last Big Attraction", the latter over the closing credits. As well as many songs that have been heard on MTV, CBS and E!.

The upcoming Missing Star CD contains poignant, soulful songs on feeling sometimes out of place in a too fast changing world, mortality and appreciating 'what ya' got'. With a 70's and 80's R&B pop throwback and a dash of modern rock it touches on themes everyone can relate to for its introspective look at living life.
Venue Information:
Batavia Downs Gaming
8315 Park Road
Batavia, NY, 14020