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Rocktoberfest returns to TRAC on Oct. 1

The annual Rocktoberfest will serve up a feast of rock Oct. 1 at TRAC in Pasco.

Headlining the event is Great White along with Hell's Belles, The Missionary Position and the Tri-Cities' own Eclectic Approach.

The popular 80's-era band Great White is best known for its song Once Bitten, Twice Shy. The band reached their peak popularity with the album ...Twice Shy in 1989, according to Wikipedia.

Hell's Belles is an all-female band made up of hard-driving metal musicians who say they are devoted AC/DC fans.

The Missionary Position describes its sound as an intoxicating blend of dark, dirty blues-rock, with ambient undertones and introspective lyrics.

If that description confuses you, just think of music by The Doors and it will make sense.

Eclectic Approach is staying busy making music on a full-time basis, said band member Joweed Hadeed.

"We are working on a new album right now and already have four tracks written for it," he said. "Just like most things in life, there is a learning curve and I believe that we are really starting to figure out the dos and don'ts of the music business."

The band's music was put on hold two years ago when Hadeed ended up in the hospital with a serious illness.

"My health is good now and the band is staying busy," he said. "This month marks the second-year mark for doing music full time and for me getting out of the hospital."

Not only is Eclectic Approach excited to be part of Rocktoberfest, they also will have a reunion show Oct. 14-15 at the Rock Reactor in downtown Kennewick.

Doors open for Rocktoberfest at 5 p.m. The event is open to the 21 and older crowd only. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show. Reserved seats are $50. There will food booths on site. Tickets are available at www.traconline.com, the TRAC box office or Ranch & Home in Kennewick.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com

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