What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with Bret Michaels, an American icon who holds that distinction based solely on his ability to keep that distinctly American genre known as hair metal alive? He’s doing so with both Poison (who still tour, despite their irrelevancy) and his VH1 reality show Rock of Love, where he looks for love in all the wrong places and tries to separate the skanks from the sluts (what do you expect from a guy who turned “Talk Dirty to Me” into an arena anthem?). Michaels has released many solo records over the years (even dabbling in country along the way), but you can expect to hear at least a few Poison tunes when he plays Time Warner Cable Amphitheater (351 Canal Rd., 216.522.4822) as part of the Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival at 6 p.m. General admission is free with Cook-Off ticket ($7); reserved tickets are $25. — Jeff Niesel
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