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An Intimate Evening with Kip Winger of Winger

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Bonny Blair's Sports Café

1149 Old Fannin Road

Brandon, MS 39047

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Kip Winger's first commercial break came in 1984, when he co-wrote a song for Kix's third album, Midnite Dynamite. During that time he was working closely with the record producer Beau Hill, recordingbass and vocals on various records. While Reb Beach was working on Fiona Flanagan's Beyond the Pale record at Atlantic, Winger and Beach were introduced to each other and later began recording demos. In 1985, Winger joined Alice Cooper's band. After making two albums with Cooper, Winger left in March 1987 to focus on his own band.

Winger returned to New York to work on songs with Reb Beach. They were joined by drummer Rod Morgenstein and keyboard player Paul Taylor. They initially performed under the name Sahara, but eventually changed their name to Winger, at Alice Cooper's suggestion.

The band Winger released three albums (Winger (1988), In the Heart of the Young (1990), and Pull (1993)) before moving on to solo careers.

Solo career

Kip Winger then moved to New Mexico to work on his solo career, and study with Richard Hermann at the University of New Mexico.

Tragedy struck Winger in November 1996 when his first wife, Beatrice, was killed in an automobile accident.[4]

He worked and recorded three solo records in Santa Fe, New Mexico: This Conversation Seems Like a Dream, Down Incognito and Songs from the Ocean Floor.

In 2002 Winger moved to Nashville, Tennessee and began working on his fourth solo record, From the Moon to the Sun (2008), which he co-produced with Cenk Eroglu.

Reunited Winger

In September 2006, it was announced that Winger would be reformed, with the Pull era line-up, to record the band's fourth studio album, IV, and to go on tour[5]to support it. During this tour, Winger recorded Winger Live which was released on CD and DVD in 2007. It was also confirmed that an anthology of rare tracks and early recordings, Demo Anthology (2007) would be released, as well as an autographed limited edition album, Seventeen: The Demos, where only 300 copies were made.

In 2009, Winger recorded their fifth studio album, Karma, which was hailed as their best record.[6]The band toured the US, Europe and South America.

Classical music

Following the release of From the Moon to the Sun, Winger studied with Michael Kurek and composed a thirty-minute symphonic piece, "Ghosts", written for strings, piano and harp for a ballet commission. The work had its premiere with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra on November 14–15, 2009. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldoncreated the ballet "Ghosts", which premiered at the San Francisco Ballet on February 9, 2010, with set design by Laura Jellinek, lighting design by M.L. Geiger and costume design by Mark Zappone.[7]

Winger was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for Excellence in Music.[8]The ballet was a hit and was brought back for a second season in 2010.

Winger then composed a four-part work entitled "Conversations with Nijinsky", intended to celebrate the life of ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky.[9]A recording of the piece performed by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra on the album C.F. Kip Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky reached the top of the traditional classical category on the Billboard music charts.[10]

Conversations with Nijinsky was nominated in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.[11]


Winger's composition "Blue Suede Shoes" from the album IV had honored the service and sacrifice of United States armed forces and their families. In appreciation, General Harold Cross presented Winger with an honorary plaque and historic United States of America flag. The presentation occurred in a surprise ceremony during the taping of the PBS television program, Legends & Lyrics.[12][13]

On the television program Beavis and Butt-Head, one of the recurring characters, Stewart Stevenson, wears a Winger T-shirt[14]in contrast to the AC/DC and Metallica shirts worn by Beavis and Butt-Head.[14]

He has participated and performed as head counselor in the Rock Fantasy Camp with other musicians including Roger Daltrey, Steven Tyler, Todd Rundgren, Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy, Bruce Kulick, Bill Leverty, Steve Lukather, Duff McKagan, Mark Slaughter, Carmine Appice, and Rudy Sarzo. He was featured in an episode of the American TV show "Pawn Stars" in May 2013 as helping the host, Rick Harrison, through Rock Fantasy Camp.

In the early 1990s, the Jackson Guitar Company made a Kip Winger Signature Bass.

Ticket Prices : 21 & Over Presale : $ 22, 18-20 Years of Age : $27 Presale. Day of Show pricing : Over 21: $25, 18-20 Years Old : $30

Limited Table Availability :

Table for 2 : $55

Table for 4 : $110

Table for 6 : $165

Tables include your ticket. Reserved and is yours all night.

Limited to 20 VIP : $75

- First entry into show before anyone else.

- Meet & Greet with Kip Winger

- Complimentary glasses of Wine & Champagne

- Personal photos with Kip taken with your own camera or phone.

- Seats on the Front row directly in front of stage for an intimate personal experience. No obstacle viewing.

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