High Energy 80's & 90's Rock with Lots of Hops

Known for high energy, album accurate performances of the 80's and 90's most rocking songs. Exit 85 keep audiences packed on the dance floor. So it only made sense when the good people at Amor Artis Brewing named their new 8.5 ABV Double IPA after us. Like it, we're a robust 4-pack of professional musicians, with a combined 150 years of experience. We're constantly perfecting and improving our setlist of crowd favorites, to make sure your next festival, party, club, bar or restaurant is lit and rocking as well.

Introducing Exit 85, performing 80's & 90's crowd favorites at various venues around the Charlotte-metro area.

Upcoming Shows

We're now booking Spring and Summer of 2022! Public venues and private parties are both welcome. But dates are filling up fast, so contact us soon to guarantee availability.

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December 2022
Friday @ 07:00pm
Private Holiday Party

Yes, Exit 85 performs private shows for festivals, corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, and more! However our schedule stays pretty full, so if you'd like us to perform at your event, contact us soon to guarantee availability.

January 2023
Friday @ 09:00pm
The Trail House
The Trail House

Exit 85 ROCKS The Trail House. Join us for 3 hours of 80's and 90's rock over in Indian Trail, NC.

Meet the Band

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Formed in 2016, a group of seasoned musicians residing right off EXIT 85 on I77, gathered via a neighborhood meetup event to reminisce about music. That conversation led to a jam session, and eventually evolved into 4 guys playing multiple packed, standing room only gigs.

Dave Kiser on vocals, has 20 years of experience in many of Dallas/Fort Worth's most successful cover bands, including: REAL, Turning Trixie and Panik Radio. Rob Stewart a blues and rock guitarist from Northern New York, has gigged extensively in the Charlotte area with the bands Barefoot Pilgrim, Young Affiliates, and Alive After 5. Jack Sutherland on bass brings versatility, with 20 years of experience playing rock, funk and hip-hop in multiple bands, including 90's favorite Hillside Groove, the Dismoire Cove Trio, and Rand Tribe. And last but not least, Greg Thompson has drummed all across the globe, including the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. He currently also performs with Tool Tribute bands in Charlotte, as well as A Perfect Tool in California.

Our Music

Here's a little taste from a few of our recent shows. If you like what you hear, make sure to follow us on Facebook, or contact us for booking or other info. You can also help us out by selecting your favorite songs and artists from the list below, to let us know what you'd like to hear at our upcoming shows.

Introducing Exit 85, performing 80's & 90's crowd favorites at various venues around the Charlotte-metro area.
Exit 85 rocking out the 90's rock classics to a packed house at 2020 Tavern in Tega Cay, SC on June 12, 2020.

The Artists We Cover

We are constantly working to perfect our shows, with crowd favorite songs that gets people out of their seats and dancing. This list contains some of the music currently in rotation at our shows. You can help us fine-tune our set lists by selecting the songs or artists you like. Or if you want to hear something not listed, shoot us a message on Facebook, or in the contact form below.

Click on your favorite artists and songs below to let us know which you want to hear.

Rocking the 90's
Matchbox 20
Pearl Jam
All The Small Things
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz
Big Me
Foo Fighters
Bulls On Parade
Rage Against The Machine
Closing Time
Come As You Are
Come Out And Play
The Offspring
Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Enter Sandman
Foo Fighters
Collective Soul
Better Than Ezra
Good Riddance
Green Day
Hard to Handle
Black Crows
I Alone
Inside Out
Eve 6
3 Doors Down
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
Spin Doctors
Man In The Box
Alice In Chains
Mr Brightside
The Killers
Mr. Jones
Counting Crows
My Own Worst Enemy
Stone Temple Pilots
Possum Kingdom
Matchbox 20
Say It Ain't So
Semi-Charmed Life
Third Eye Blind
Seven Nation Army
White Stripes
Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon
Green Day
Goo Goo Dolls
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Take Me Out
Franz Ferdinand
Use Somebody
Kings of Leon
What I Got
Reliving the 80's
American Girl
Tom Petty
Blister in the Sun
Violent Femmes
Blitzkrieg Bop
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Bust A Move
Young MC
Crazy Train
Ozzy Osbourne
Don’t Stop Believing
Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Fight For Your Right
Beastie Boys
Free Fallin
Tom Petty
Hey Jealousy
Gin Blossoms
Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - Chilli Peppers version
Hungry Like The Wolf
Duran Duran
Hurts So Good
John Mellencamp
I Love Rock N' Roll
Joan Jett
Jessie’s Girl
Rick Springfield
Just What I Needed
The Cars
Message in a Bottle
The Police
Nothing But a Good Time
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Def Leppard
Purple Haze
Jimmy Hendrix
Rapper's Delight
The Sugarhill Gang
Rock And Roll
Led Zeppelin
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Clash
Summer of '69
Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Talk Dirty To Me
The Joker
Steve Miller Band
The Reaper (Cowbell Skit)
Blue Oyster Cult
ZZ Top
Walk This Way
Aerosmith/Run DMC
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi
We Will Rock You
We're Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister
You Shook Me All Night Long
You Really Got Me
The Kinks/Van Halen
Your Love
The Outfield

Let's Connect

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