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Legendary Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Ex-Rainbow, Deep Purple) to Perform at Major Festivals in Bulgaria

Joe Lynn Turner continues to be a beloved musical force in Bulgaria. Having made many appearances at major events and on television, including The “X Factor,” he is looking forward to returning to Bulgaria this summer. June 17, he will play the "Art is:" charity event in Montana and on June 18, he will travel to Troyan for the "Rock Academy" festival.


Turner has always been committed to helping out many charitable organizations. He is especially passionate about the National Commission for Combating Traffic of Human Beings, the governmental body which supports the 5th Anniversary of the "Art is" festival. The National Commission along with its nine local structures are dedicated to the counteraction and prevention of human trafficking as well as victims’ protection in Bulgaria. Turner is devoted to helping this cause as he believes that such criminal activity is unacceptable and is absolutely contrary to human rights. He wants to bring awareness to this cause with the hope that more young people will learn how to protect themselves from such criminal attempts. The theme for the "Art is:" festival will be, "The Children of Montana together on the stage with Joe Lynn Turner."


This free event is organized by Nelian Nikolova. The show starts at 6pm, June 17, at the Main Square of Montana-Jeravica Stage. Turner’s performance begins at 9pm.

National Commission for Combating Traffic of Human Beings:

Municipality of Montana:


Troyan is located in northern Bulgaria in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, founded as an ancient Thracian settlement in the road that connects South Bulgaria with North Bulgaria. The Troyan region is a preferred destination for those interested in hot springs and is also the access point to the Central Balkan National Park, where there are many hiking trails.. The "Rock Academy" event takes place at 8:30pm, June 18, in the Main Square.

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Turner always cherishes his time in Bulgaria. He says, "I can’t even tell you how many times that I have been here. The people are amazing, they love rock’n’roll, they are passionate. They are great people in their soul, they are wonderful! I am so thankful for the people of Bulgaria and the opportunity to perform here.


" Joe Lynn Turner “Biography-in Brief”:

In a career spans over 70 album credits, Turner ("JLT") is best remembered for his work with Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow and Deep Purple. When Blackmore decided to focus on expanding Rainbow's audience, he employed JLT. Turner's talent for writing radio-friendly rock hits, combined with his stage appeal, vocal range and ability to sing a variety of songs, helped catapult Rainbow to a higher level of commercial success. In the late 80s, he revived the career of another guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malmsteen. In 1990, he reunited with Blackmore and joined Deep Purple.


Fans continue to demand to hear his distinctive, soulful, bluesy rock voice and he’s never stopped writing, recording or performing. His discography features over ten solo CDs and a bevy of lead vocal work on several other projects. Turner has toured, recorded and performed with a diverse array of artists including Billy Joel, Cher, ACDC's Brian Johnson, Mick Jones (Foreigner), Michael Bolton, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and more.


His latest CD release is SUNSTORM “Edge of Tomorrow.” SUNSTORM is Joe Lynn Turner's successful AOR/melodic rock project, something that came about for the first time in 2006 when Frontiers Records’ president Serafino Perugino, wanted to dig up some unreleased gems that Turner wrote during the late '80s and early '90s. He recently traveled to Vikos Gorge in northern Greece to film a spectacular video for the title track from the new CD.


Joe Lynn Turner on "The X Factor":

Joe Lynn Turner's Official Website:

Joe Lynn Turner’s “Edge of Tomorrow” video:

Official Bulgarian Fan Tribute Site: