4 OCT - 22 OCT

Japan, Guam, Hawaii, Alaska

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Pamela Hopkins**

Pamela Hopkins is a multi-instrument talent with an encyclopedic recall of popular music from the 50s to today, making her the queen of dueling pianos of her hometown of Little Rock, AR, and far beyond. She also tours with her band as a solo artist focused on her original country music. Pamela is an AFE frequent flyer, so she knows exactly what you want to hear, and we’re happy to welcome her once again.

Stephen Dakin**

Stephen Dakin began his professional music career at 22 and toured the world for eight years with the “Blues Other Brothers” show band. Dakin is known for the huge range and power of his rock vocals as well as his soulful, tender voice on R&B and country, making him a mesmerizing performer. He is one of the most sought-after talents in the piano bar industry, which is no surprise since he learned his craft on Beale Street in Memphis, TN.

Katy Marquardt*

Katy Marquardt has been a dueling and solo piano bar entertainer for ten years in  Chicago and all over the U.S., as well as Germany, the Marshall Islands and South Korea where she performed for our troops. During the pandemic, she streamed live, fun shows from her living room on Friday nights for her fans no matter what! It’s always about giving a great show for Katy, and that makes her an ace in this musical matchup.

Steven Ramirez*

Steven Ramirez has been traveling the world with dueling pianos since 2011. Playing all-requests shows and connecting with audiences is what he is all about, plus Steven has a natural stage presence that draws people in. His highly imaginative style brings an element of the unpredictable to the stage, which lights up the audience like nothing else.

Dez Irwin*

Dez Irwin has played with Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and Etta James, plus other legendary artists. With her wide array of experience in bands, piano bars and recording projects, she is one of Chicago’s most in-demand pianist-entertainers. Desiree carries on the piano bar tradition started by women working at the famous New Orleans bar Pat O’Brien’s in the 1930s. Desiree is also a songwriter and recording artist and has released two albums of original music. With roots this deep, she’s a classic in the making herself.

Marc Van Lue**

Marc Van Lue turned his side hustle into a well-respected career as a musician, and he’s having more fun than he ever did at his 8-5. From DJ gigs and playing piano after work for extra cash, Marc soon built up his craft, connections and song repertoire until he was playing some of the most highly regarded piano rooms in the country. Those childhood lessons from his mom paid off!

Tour Dates

Tue 4 Oct 2022

Clear SFS*

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/04/2022 12:00 AM 10/04/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Clear SFS*
Wed 5 Oct 2022

Misawa AB

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/05/2022 12:00 AM 10/05/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Misawa AB
Thu 6 Oct 2022

FT Greely*

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/06/2022 12:00 AM 10/06/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

FT Greely*
Thu 6 Oct 2022

Camp Zama

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/06/2022 12:00 AM 10/06/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Camp Zama
Fri 7 Oct 2022

FT Wainwright*

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/07/2022 12:00 AM 10/07/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

FT Wainwright*
Fri 7 Oct 2022

Yokota AB

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/07/2022 12:00 AM 10/07/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Yokota AB
Sat 8 Oct 2022

Eielson AFB*

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/08/2022 12:00 AM 10/08/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Eielson AFB*
Sat 8 Oct 2022

CFA Yokosuka

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/08/2022 12:00 AM 10/08/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

CFA Yokosuka
Tue 11 Oct 2022

CFA Sasebo

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/11/2022 12:00 AM 10/11/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

CFA Sasebo
Thu 13 Oct 2022

MCAS Iwakuni

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/13/2022 12:00 AM 10/13/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

MCAS Iwakuni
Fri 14 Oct 2022

MCCS Okinawa

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/14/2022 12:00 AM 10/14/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

MCCS Okinawa
Sat 15 Oct 2022

Kadena AB

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/15/2022 12:00 AM 10/15/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Kadena AB
Wed 19 Oct 2022

NB Guam

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/19/2022 12:00 AM 10/19/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

NB Guam
Thu 20 Oct 2022

Andersen AFB

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/20/2022 12:00 AM 10/20/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Andersen AFB
Fri 21 Oct 2022

JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/21/2022 12:00 AM 10/21/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Sat 22 Oct 2022

Marine Corps Base HawaiI

Performance

+ Add to Calendar 10/22/2022 12:00 AM 10/22/2022 12:00 AM Battle of the Keys

HOWL ALONG WITH THE CROWD AT THIS WILD BATTLING PIANOS SHOWDOWN

There’s no better way to let loose than with a full-throated roar with your buddies at the Battle of the Keys coming 4-22 Oct. Audience participation is enthusiastically mandatory at this dueling pianos battle royale. We’ve matched up returning champions and wildcards, so anything can happen. Don’t miss reigning Queen of the Keys Pamela Hopkins, Brother of the Blues Stephen Dakin, Sweetheart of Song Katy Marquardt, the Honcho of Hey Man Steven Ramirez, the Torchbearer of Tradition Dez Irwin, and the Prince of Pivot Marc Van Lue. Find out more about this wailing good time here.

*Performing in Alaska only.

**Performing in Japan, Guam, Hawaii only.

Marine Corps Base HawaiI