SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
*Schedule subject to change
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
With solid song material and a slamming new band, Kyle is making his mark in the new, always-evolving music scene. His new album, “Then There’s Now” delivers a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes and seamlessly displays his growth as a musician and as a songwriter.
The Nth Power
Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.
Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument: weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of making a small room, well off the beaten path, resonate with startling urgency and power. Couple it with an earnest poetic sensibility, a boundless work ethic, and an uncanny gift for connecting with audiences spanning generations, and it’s no wonder that Davis is now poised at the brink of the sort of widespread recognition that typically passes right over such a humble troubadour.
The Change featuring Grammy winner Peter Madcat Ruth
“Fight or Flight” As a songwriter, Ryan Williams isn’t afraid to tackle social issues or his own personal struggles. Hence, The Change is appropriately named – a band informed by the blues, rock and rootsy folk which is committed to making a difference amid global turmoil. As frontman Williams points out in the liner notes: “Be better, be stronger, be active and affect change.” For those that might question Williams’ uber-confessional and direct approach, there’s no denying the passion and sincerity with which this singer and multi-instrumentalist attacks his soulfully fetching music – ably accompanied by bandmates Tony LaJoye, Jamie Kissane and Dakota Culbertson – from the Bob Seger-tinged rock of “Strung Up,” to the striking piano-and violin-propelled beauty of “Sunrise.” – John Sinkevics
The Mainstays are a funk & soul band based in Kalamazoo, MI. The band draws heavily from the groovy elements that made Funktion a bonafide dance party, while crafting dynamic, insightful, and almost folk-influenced songs. Paul Bauer behind the drum kit and the dirty playing of Tom McRockin Eldred (BMF Band) on keys bring the sound fully together, and provide that elusive answer to your missed connection.
The Lucas Paul Band is an Ann Arbor, Michigan based Pop/Rock band that enjoys rocking people’s socks off at their wedding, bar, club, or event. No matter the event, the Lucas Paul Band can accommodate any setting; from basement bars to black tie events, we are your guys. Whether you are getting married, putting on a corporate event, or just want us to crank up the volume in your dive bar, we’ve done it all. More importantly, we enjoy it all. Not sure? Just ask any of the countless event coordinators, brides and grooms, and club managers that have hired us in the past. Hiring a live band for your event is a great thing – but hiring the Lucas Paul Band takes it to that next level you didn’t expect it to go.
Jeremy Brotha James
Brotha James is a solo performer who brings positive energy and a contagious enthusiasm to each and every stage he performs on. He is currently performing all over the country using a method known as live looping: layering sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect. He isn’t the only performer out there doing this, but he has taken the technique and made it his own. While controlling the dynamics of the song, he utilizes his ability to rap and sing a hybrid of styles including pop, funk, reggae, dance and even a little bit of hip hop. He interweaves these different styles into the set and delivers a high-energy performance that takes the audience on a journey from start to finish.
Music is felt, not heard. Live music is an exchange of emotions from musician to audience and back again. It is something that cannot be harnessed with a silver disk or mp3. Roosevelt Diggs brings the wide influences of 4 individuals into one painted landscape. They focus their obsession for music into this live music setting……. for true Roosevelt Diggs, experience it live.
Charlie Millard Band
Charlie Millard has been entertaining Northern Michigan diners, audiences, fundraisers, and festivals with his piano playing since he was 14 years old. His first album, Hattie Jane, came out in 2012. Now at age 20, his second full-length album (Tiny Diamond Lies) will be released in October 2016. He has developed a unique sound, voice and thought-provoking lyrics/poetry of his own with tones of an indie-Americana style that is reminiscent of a Seventies’ folk/rock, singer/songwriter.
Live Band and Silent Disco DJ Tribute to Fallen Legends
Honoring Leon Russel, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Mose Allison and Sharon Jones
JackPine – Miles Prendergast
Indie rock fusion, formed from Lo-Fi origins with deep roots, style, and soul. Lively covers, entertaining banter, and truly original compositions.
Deep Blue Water Samba Marching Band
The Deep Blue Water Samba School was formed in November of 2011 in Traverse City. The school is a community samba drumming group made up of people from all walks of life. While these Northern Michiganders come from diverse backgrounds their love of Brazilian Samba unites them. The Deep Blue Water Samba School plays Brazilian parade music modeled after the Bateria de Escola de Samba who perform during Carnival in Rio. Using snare drums, bass drums, cowbells, and shakers the DBWSS play a mix of samba, reggae, and funk to excite the audience and get their feet moving. The Deep Blue Water Samba School has performed at Blissfest, the TC Microbrew & Music Festival, the TC Comedy Arts Festival, ArtBomb, and have led the GT Earth Day Parade.
2 Stage Silent Disco Tent
DJ Johnny Walker
PLUS, did we mention…
Kyle Hollingsworth Beer Talk and Education
Fire Twirlers and Hula Hoopers
City-Wide After Parties
…and so much more!