2015 Entertainment Lineup

Featuring the Gin Blossoms - Saturday Night!

Check out this year's line up of some of the best local talent and nationally touring bands.


All entertainment is included with the price of admission to the event. No separate tickets are needed for the music.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shelby Lentz
5:00-6:00 pm
Shelby Lentz

Shelby's talent was recognized at an early age and by fourteen, she was singing the National Anthem at local sporting venues, performed for the first time at the Wild Bull Saloon and earned over 100,000 votes in Bob Kingsley's Future Star online competition. It would not take long before she was grabbing the attention of others in the industry and at just fifteen she opened at The State Theater in Kalamazoo for Warner Music artist, Frankie Ballard. It was also about this time that she began collaborating with local song writers on original music as well. Shelby's experience includes various locations around Kalamazoo including bars, restaurants, wineries, coffee shops and local events. The one place that remains near and dear to her heart is her performance at the local Veteran's Affairs hospital. Shelby's future commitments include attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN to continue pursuing her ambitions in the music industry. Shelby performs a mixture of songs that will delight all audiences of all ages. There is no doubt that this little girl packs a powerful punch as an experienced entertainer.

Rumblefish
6:30-8:00 pm
Rumblefish

The band’s three members – all from notable Michigan bands and different parts of the state – all share a passion for reggae. The band includes Josh Jacobs – guitar and lead vocals (former member of Third Coast Reggae Band and The Unacceptables); Sully Emerson – backing vocals and bass guitar (Also former member of The Unacceptables); and Sean “Spoony Love” Reisig – backing vocals and drums (current drummer of Funktion). With songs like D’yer Maker from Led Zeppelin, Tell Me Something Good from Chaka Chan and a wicked Bob Marley medley in their set list, expect Rumblefish to add a burnin’ island twist to some all-time classics. Come enjoy the upbeat music and positive vibes … and be ready to dance!

The Electric Red
8:30-10:00 pm
The Electric Red

Thursday Night Headliner - The Electric Red. West Michigan's premier tribute band to the 80's, 90's and 2000's Alternative Rock movement!!!



Friday, July 24, 2015

T.Y.P.O.
5:00-6:30 pm
T.Y.P.O.

TYPO is a group of five talented musicians who have been long time friends. With musical careers spanning more than 20 years each, TYPO’s members have played in several local and regional bands. Yet through their many experiences, they return to join forces, bringing together expertise in several genres of music. Playing a variety of hits from the 1950’s to today, TYPO plays only easily recognizable songs that audiences love to sing and dance to. Known as a “cover band,” TYPO plays country, rock, soul, pop, and dance music to satisfy most any musical taste. Our set list includes songs from old favorites such as Journey, Foreigner, and The Doobie Brothers, and carries on right through today’s music from artists like Maroon 5, Taio Cruz, and Bruno Mars.  TYPO will have you singing and dancing the night away!

Pop Cult
7:00-8:30 pm
Pop Cult

Led by multi-talented couple Melodi Leigh on lead vocals/percussion and Kerry Leigh on drums, and featuring West Michigan’s finest, Brandon Ward keyboards/bass and Craig Davis on guitars, Pop Cult is top shelf entertainment and downright Fun! As members of Montage, HairMania, Drop 35 and Last Train Out, we have worked with hundreds of clients in the entertainment/event industry over the years. We've seen a million faces (or at least a few hundred thousand), and we've rocked them all!

Beat Brigade Productions,ft. Exiled & Patience
9 pm
Beat Brigade Productions, ft. Exiled & Patience

Inspired by hip-hop's golden era, producer Joey Mapes of Beat Brigade productions teams up with Kalamazoo veteran MC's Gyro, Patience and Matt OC to present a night of no-nonsense beats and rhymes. Their debut LP Westnedge Hill, a nostalgia-fueled ode to their hometown, has an October 2015 release date

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Absolute Addiction
2:30-3:30 pm
Absolute Addiction

All kinds of rock and roll that will get you singing and dancing all night long!

Branden Mann and the Reprimand
4:00-5:00 pm
Branden Mann and the Reprimand

When the crisis comes, when the world falls down, when your heart sinks and you feel like you’ve got nowhere else to go, Branden Mann reminds you that you’re not alone. Mann writes music as a form of therapy for himself. He believes that everyone has similar experiences, and that those who hear his music can find parallels to their own lives in the words that he sings. His unresolved interpersonal conflicts, questions about life and existence, and romantic and relational desires are laid bare in his songs. This honesty and openness is inspired by his study of religion, philosophy, communication, and relationships, and creates an instant camaraderie with those who hear his music. Stylistically Mann has been influenced by artists ranging from Dolly Parton to Incubus, from the Beach Boys to A Tribe Called Quest, resulting in a sound that is simultaneously familiar and unique to a diverse audience. The core members of BM&TR are Branden Mann (Vocals, Guitar) Tommy Ufkes (Drums, Vocals), Jason Walker (Banjo, Vocals) and Andrew Whiting (Bass).

The Real Fantastics
5:30-6:30 pm
The Real Fantastics

Motown, Stax, soul and classic R&B favorites.

Slight Return
7:00-8:30 pm
Slight Return

Slight Return is proud to be from the Detroit area. Influenced by old school musicians and funky grooves, with the added kick of bands like Rage Against the Machine, Primus, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they appeal to a wide variety of listeners.

Gin Blossoms
9:00-10:30 pm
Gin Blossoms

For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. From their late 80s start as Arizona’s top indie rock outfit, the Tempe-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Gin Blossoms soon unfurled a chain of crossover favorites spanning five different formats, from “Hey Jealousy” and “Until I Fall Away” to “Follow You Down” and the GRAMMY®-nominated “As Long As It Matters,” earning the band sales in excess of 10 million in the US alone.

“It’s a really rare thing,” singer/guitarist Robin Wilson says of Gin Blossoms’ continuing saga. “So many chapters in this long story.”

Admission Prices

FREE before 4 p.m. every day
$10 after 4 p.m. every day
VIP tickets: $25 Thursday, $40 Friday/Saturday
*Children twelve and under are FREE.

Festival Gate Hours

Gates open at 11:00am each day, serving lunch, dinner and late night until 10:30pm on Thursday and 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Ticket Prices

Food and Beverage tickets are priced at $1 each, and items range in price from $1 to $6.