"That 80's Thing"
Benefit Concert for OPTIONS Family of Services

"That 80's Thing" on October 22nd, 2011 at Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo. Doors Open at 4:30 w/DJ - BAR- FOOD - DANCING - 21+ ONLY. TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY September 2nd, at 10AM
Purchase online at vallitix.com or by phone 1.888.825.5484

This concert will benefit OPTIONS, a Central Coast non-profit organization dedicated to helping persons with disabilities since 1984. OPTIONS serves over 200 persons with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries daily. Offering services in unique, community-based settings such as residential living services, rehabilitation therapy, and vocational training services. Throughout the many years of business and growth, the core philosophy of OPTIONS has never wavered: with respect and support, people with disabilities can achieve their goals of living and working independently as full citizens of their communities.


Hailing from England, The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. The style and substance of the band has always created a special connection with its audience. The Fixx's themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it's also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in the Top Five, a dozen reaching the Top Ten and millions of albums sold worldwide.


For fans of electronic music - and the far-reaching wave of style and pop culture that followed inthe wake of the 80s - Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn is an icon. As the charismatic vocalist for a bandthat virtually launched electronic dance rock in the U.S., Terri earned the No. 11 spot on VH1'slist of the "100 Greatest Women in Rock."


The Beat (known in North America as The English Beat) are a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in England in 1978. Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock, and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics.

The Beat, consisting of Dave Wakeling (vocals, guitar), Ranking Roger (vocals), Andy Cox (guitar), David Steel (bass), Everett Morton (drums), and Saxa (saxophone), released three studio albums in the early 1980s: I just can't stop (1980), Wha'ppen? (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982), and a string of singles, including "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Too Nice To Talk To", "Can't Get Used To Losing You", "Hands off She's Mine" and "All Out To Get You".


Bow Wow Wow's early history may be short but it's complex. Over their four album life span, Bow Wow Wow's music ranges from simple, goofy, non-sensical tunes to complex, crisp pop masterpieces. Bow Wow Wow's music has been described as a pastiche of Latin and African beats, 50's rock-n-roll, and spaghetti western soundtracks. The band packaged all of this together with an incredible sense of humor and vigor. Their style and sound have influenced many recent and modern bands around today.
With thundering African/Latin percussion and twangy, Duane Eddy guitars, Bow Wow Wow struggled to maintain a consistent image and sound through a host of record producers in their short life span. But despite the numerous people who shaped their sound from 1980-1983, a strong Bow Wow Wow identity remained intact. That unique style created a wonderful antithesis to the gloom of the London and U.S. music scene in the early 80's.


Famed as much for their video-ready space-age image as for their music, the Los Angeles-based New Wave outfit Missing Persons formed in 1980, a year after the marriage of singer Dale Bozzio and her drummer husband Terry. A onetime member of Frank Zappa's backing band, Terry Bozzio met the former Dale Consalvi (an ex-Playboy Bunny) at a Hollywood recording studio; after founding Missing Persons -- initially dubbed U.S. Drag -- the couple recruited fellow Zappa alumni Warren Cuccurullo on guitar and Patrick O'Hearn on bass, and with classically-trained keyboardist Chuck Wild in tow, they began playing area clubs.In 1981, the band released its self-titled debut EP; after signing to Capitol, the label reissued the record in 1982, and the singles "Words" and "Destination Unknown" both nearly hit the Top 40. Their videos also helped Missing Persons find success on the fledgling MTV network, where Dale Bozzio's hiccuping voice and campy look (comprised of shocking-pink hair and sci-fi outfits capped off with Plexiglass bras) combined with the group's synth-driven songs to make them naturals for heavy rotation. Later in 1982, the group issued its first full-length album, Spring Session M (an anagram of their name), which launched the underground smash "Walking in L.A." After 1984's Rhyme and Reason notched only a minor hit with the single "Give", Missing Persons enlisted Chic's Bernard Edwards to produce 1986's dance-pop effort Color in Your Life. the album stiffed, however, and both the band and the Bozzios themselves broke up. While Dale Bozzio issued one solo album on Prince's Paisley Park label, Terry Bozzio went on to work with Jeff Beck; Cuccurullo, meanwhile, joined Duran Duran, O'Hearn recorded several instrumental New Age albums, and Wild composed music for films and television.

DJ La Violette -
Southern California's New Romantic Boy Jason Tougaw will begin at 4:30 to kick off the show with all of the favorites from the 80's!

Ticket Prices General Admission Tickets $39, Reserved Seats including Valet Parking $59,VIP Cabana's w/ Bottle Service + Appetizers + VIP Table Service + Valet Parking for TEN (10) $1500.

Hotel Packages Available.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities or the event please email or call

Jacqueline Delaney at jdelaney@optionsfs.org / (805) 772-6066 ext 101 or direct 805.588.820