To mark its fifth year, KISS Coffeehouse, located at Broadway at the Beach, is celebrating in a big way.
On Saturday, the one and only rock and roll coffeehouse dedicated to all things KISS will host a party at its Broadway at the Beach location. And to help celebrate, organizers are bringing in some notable faces.
Namely, KISS drummer Eric Singer and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer will join the celebration in person. Singer and Thayer have been apart of KISS since 1996.
“It’s very unique to find them both at the meet and greet, at the same time and in the same location,” KISS Coffeehouse owner John Goldschmidt said.
Goldschmidt said the coffeehouse always celebrates yearly anniversaries so it was only natural to have a party for the fifth year. At the coffeehouse’s grand opening, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, both original members of the band, helped cut the ribbon.
For the upcoming 5th anniversary celebration, organizers have some unique events planned including a concert, question and answer period with Eric and Tommy, and an autograph session.
The live concert will feature the No. 1 KISS tribute band “KISS Army” playing a free show at 8 p.m. The concert will be held on the main stage at Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square.
Tickets to the meet and greet, autograph session or exclusive after-party are available online at KISScoffeehouse.com in varying packages.
The “Gold Package” includes a meet and greet with Eric and Tommy, admittance to question and answer session, and the chance to have one item autographed. It sells for $50. The “Platinum Package” adds a professional photograph with the pair, a collectible 5 yard anniversary guitar pick and as many as three items autographed. It sells for $100.
Participants can upgrade to the “Double Platinum Package” that allows six items autographed, an autographed t-shirt and a commemorative poster, as well as all the inclusions of the less expensive package. It sells for $150.
Goldschmidt said sales have been going great so far, with folks from 15 states having made purchases and even a couple from Switzerland who plan to celebrate their honeymoon there.
“The response has been fantastic,” Goldschmidt said. “In this economy you can’t take anything for granted. We’re blessed to have the continued support of the KISS Army.”