Electric Forest Cancles its 2020 event, but look Farword to 2021


April 21, 2020 (Rothbury, Mich.) – Electric Forest (EF) announced today that based on input from state and local authorities regarding public gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic it has cancelled its 2020 event. The beloved music and camping festival, which sold out within one hour of its public on sale last December, was scheduled to celebrate its 10th anniversary June 25-28, 2020 in Rothbury, Michigan.

  EF HQ posted official news of cancellation on its website this morning. Ticket holders will be offered the option to receive a refund or to retain their tickets, which will be honored at the 2021 Decade One celebration. 

Read Electric Forest’s full website post By clicking here.

Motor City Comic Con 2020 #MC3 Announce all-star Lineup

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Well, it officially underway as Motor City Comic Con has started it’s weekly announcement of it Media Guest, Artist and other great vendors for this year’s event.   This year’s event will be held on May 15-17 2020 at the Suburban Collection Showplace (46100 Grand River Ave Novi Michigan 48374).

Motor City Comic Con or MC3 for short will run for the three days with door opening up at Noon on Friday and 10 am on Saturday/Sunday.  If you never been to this event before it’s an out of this world experience.

A little about Motor City Comic Con, it’s Michigan’s biggest Comic book and Media star convention.  It brings together both the love of the comic book as well as stars from all areas of media (Movies, anime, web series, Tv, etc). The show also showcases the artist themself that work on some of the greatest comic books of all time.  Along with the Guest star and artist Motor City Comic Con showcase vendor of all areas from comic book to cloths for the three-day event.

But that not all Motor City Comic offers, cause it the fans that keep the event going every year. They come in from all over the world to see what it like at the event some of which come in costume to show off there favorite character(s) for the three day weekend.  You would even see special on Saturday for the fan a huge costume contest where the fans can win prizes like a ticket to next year’s events and more.  On Sunday you will see a special only kids contest as well as special activities for the younger fans.

Motor City Comic Con also offers for the three-day event panels where fans can get in on asking questions in a group setting for there favorite Media personality. There even a movie room where you can sit in on and take a break from all the shopping, and panels for a bit.  Along with the shopping that you can do buying that favorite comic book or other media-related items. You can get your chance to get up close and personal will all the media stars to get their autographs or personal photo that they bring along with them.  There even a chance to buy a ticket to get your photo taken with one of the media stars by themself. That is pretty much everything to do at the event but we look forward to seeing what new thing they have to offer.

So one to this year media guest start that has been announced. For a complete list be sure to check out their web page at the following address https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/ .

Media stars that will be attending are the following as of the day this article is posted. For photo and full bio click on the Media Star name. Starting off  ALEX KINGSTON, ALICE COOPER, CAITY LOTZ, CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON, CREED BRATTON,  DAVID HAYTER, DENIS LAWSON. FREDDIE PRINZE JR., JAMES RANSONE, JAMIE FARR Jennifer Morrison, Jess Harnell,  JIM CUMMINGS, Jodi Benson, Kiefer SutherlandLoretta Swit  , LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, MARIO LOPEZ, MATTHEW LILLARD, MEAT LOAF,  MICK FOLEY, NICK FROST, PATRICK RENNA, PHIL LAMARR, RACHAEL LEIGH COOK . This would round out the Media stars at this point.

For Comic book guest as this list is huge we recommend you going to https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/comic-guests/ for the full list of artists that will be on hand at this year’s event.

So if you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, we would highly encourage you to get out and buy it now as they will sell out fast for this family event. Ticket can be got at https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/tickets-2020/ . For more information on the event please check out Motor City Comic Con 2020 web site at https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/tickets-2020/.

For a full review of this year’s event please stay tune once the event is over with for interview with fan, Media star, artist, crafter and more. Be sure to check out our other article on the Motor City Comic Con along with photos from past events.

Faster Horse 2020 Line up announces it’s lineup

 

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Faster Horse Music Festival in Brooklyn Michigan has announced its 2020 line up for this year’s huge music festival that will take place on  July 17-19 of 2020

For those that haven’t been to this event before here is a little bit before we get into this year line up.  This is a huge three-day music festival with a verity of things to see and two. Two of which are the stage one that hosts all the next Nashville star. This stage is where you will find those that are up and coming and before they hit it big.

The second is the main stage. This is the big Faster Horses Stage. It easy to spot at the vent with the big sign and two huge monitors for you to watch the music on if you aren’t up close to the event. Faster Horses Stage plays host to all the top country acts.

Event with both stages there is other things for yea to see any do. The festival with all of its great music also has food, games, ride for yea to enjoy. So if you never been to the event this is a great time to check out this year’s event and see what new thing it has to offer.

But we all know what you are waiting to hear. This year line-up of acts that will be hitting the stages.  You can find a complete list of acts or any changes by going to there web site and seeing.  The web site can be found at https://fasterhorsesfestival.com/, here you will also by ticket and/or a campsite if you wish to stay close by for the three-day festival.

Main Stage Line up is kicking it off with the following Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson, Gone West ft. Colbie Caillat, Riley Green, HARDY, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Mitchell Tenpenny to play their music for all the fans that will be attending.

But they won’t be the only once as most great artists will be added to the event with the Next Nashville Stage performs. So be on the lookout for more performers as they are added to the list.

Watch for a full review of this year 2020 Faster Horses Music Festival this summer.

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For ticket and camping information go to https://fasterhorsesfestival.com/ .

A boot-stomping of a good time at Big Country Festival on Oct 18-19-2019

On October 18-19 2019 little Bavaria town of Frankenmuth Michigan played host to a great little event here in Michigan. Big Country Festival took place over the two day weekend. The Harvey Kern Community Pavilion played host for a country concert.

The event opens it’s door both days at 5 pm and ran till midnight. It would feature some great acts across Michigan and Tennessee. So it doesn’t matter if you are young as this little girl below showing off her country time or the oldest person at the event. There was something for everyone to part take in.

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But that’s not all the event have to offer, along with great music there were food trucks that gave you something from all area of the world. Some of which were great BBQ that you could have from the Bad Wolf or Making Bacon food trucks. If BBQ wasn’t your speed when it came to food. You also had you pick of great firewood pizza by Scalici’s Pizza. There also was Yummy Asian giving you that taste of the orient.
You could also have kettle corn, try different kinds of pickles, and cotton candy. Of course with all the food you need something to drink there were a few choices on hand with beer, wine, soda, water, and even a craft bloody mary bar.

If you were looking for some fun activities to do there were a lot of choices this year. There was, of course, the usual bull riding, bubble ball, and pumpkin stacking. But the event also saw football bowling and game for both young and old (cork gun shoot, ring toss, and balloon pop).

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With the food and game come the most important fun part of the night. Before each night of music would start you were able to take in some line dancing taught by the Dust Stompers.

Each night performers would start at 5:45 pm. The act of Friday night event would kick off with the Billy Gunther Band. He would play a wide array of country music that would get the people up and dancing. Most of which would be top country hits. He would play two sets offering a wide array of soul foul sounds. Following Billy Gunther, would be the great Kari Holmes.

Kari Holmes brings to the stage a voice that is a miss of Lauretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Patasy Cline all rolled into one little signer. She would not only play some of the new great songs of her newest album. But she would take a chance and play Dolly Parton song Jolen song. She would be the headliner for the night and end the party on Friday.

Saturday would start as Friday would with the door opening up at 5 pm. This night’s first performer would be Rebel Line. They bring to the stage a modern-day rock-an-roll flare with a touch of country. They would play hit spanning form the 70’s up to the modern country. They would even preform of there hits Rock Me Country for the crowd to get jumping to.

After their second set for the night would be the headliner Shiatown. They would keep the dance floor full all night long with a wide array of country music. They would play songs like We are Tonight, Good Hearted Woman and finishing the night would be everyone’s favorite Copper Head Road.

So if you miss out, you will have to wait till next year to see what the group at Big Country Festival would bring to the town of Frankenmuth Michigan. But check out below for some of the great snapshots of the night.

Big Country Web site: https://bigcountryfest.com/

Wild Heat, Didn’t Stop the music from Flowing. Faster Horses 7th annual “Party of the Summer 2019″

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As the summer wines down, “The Party of the Summer” is heating things up. With the heat index of 100 plus degrees for two day of the Faster Horses along with the expected rain that is looming it way into Michigan. This wouldn’t stop the staff and crew from putting on the 7th Annual Concert celebration.

This year would be even special for the for the Faster Horses promoter along with staff and crew. Faster Horses was lucky enough to win the American Country Music award for best country festival. As Faster Horse winning this award was just for them icing on a big cake as they planned an even bigger event this year for country music fans around the world.

Michigan place host every year for the Faster Horses Music Festival. The Festival will take place over three day in the small town of Brooklyn Michigan. Faster Horses would make it home just outside turn three at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Michigan.  This will be their home for the three days of wild country music, camping and other fun activities.

A’s opening day fast approached the crew began turning the quiet town once again into a redneck heaven as fan will call it home for the three day event. This year saw over 35,000 fans descend to Brooklyn Michigan. As Fan came in on day one you have a multiple option for the weekend events. First as a fan you could do the daily drive from wherever you were staying to the three day music festival. If you didn’t want to drive every day you had the chance to buy one of the thousands of campsite that the festival had to offer that where all close buy and within walking distance or by bus that Faster Horse crew offer to get you from the campsite to the festival grounds. You also had a chance to buy one of the special VIP campsites that put you even closer to the festival for a weekend of fun.brainsphotos_20190719_fasterhorses_20190719_dsc_0191_joes-photography-9893262089

But whatever you wanted to due there was a log of choices for the three day weekend. If you choose one of the thousands of campsite. You would never know what you get to see. As the fans at Faster Horses like to go all out. They would not only camp with friends to make one huge campsite that they would be partying all three days from night till day. But Fans would also bring their own personality to there site by showing off their flair of decorations
But most of the fun will come once the gate opened up noon every day for the festival. As fans came in one of the three gates at the festival grounds. There was a lot for them to see and do depending on what way you came in. We start with the gate close to the main stage and walk out from there. So as you came in from this gate you could start you day by grabbing your favorite band, Faster horses or other merchandises for yea to remember the three day event. While you close to the merchandise area you could walk right into the area that is made from Michigan area. Here you can buy all the products that are locally made in the great state of Michigan. Once you came out of the area you could not truly let the fun start. You had you choice of two great stage that will offer music from the three day. The first of which is the “The Next Nashville Stage” presented by DISH NETWORK.

The Next Nashville stage is where you will find the performance of main of the young stars that are hoping to make it big in country music. Then you have the Faster Horses Main stage with two towering video monitor walks that will show the performances of all the main act that was to come for the three days.

The music stages there were few other things to see or due. There were selfie station where you could take photographs to post on your social media, two huge water slide that will come in hand with the heat approaching 100 for the three days, a carnival swing ride along with ferris wheel. There also was a lot of places to get that cold beer, soda, food, or event a slushie flavor with your very adult beverage. Even the major sponsor of Faster Horses Anheuser Busch bought not just the cold drink. But they even set up a play area with games and there own self station. They also had on hand was one of there team of horses that has been seen on Tv.

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So as Day one official been kick of by “BOC”, Brian O’Connell with the proclamation of the opening of Faster Horses. This would see that day one would be off and running. To open the show the first act would be kicking off at The Next Nashville Stage present by Dish Network (They will sponsor this stage all weekend long).

The first performer on the stage would be Ross Ellis. Ross Ellis would open the stage with his hit single “Ghost”. He would then follow it up with other great hits bring his rock-n-roll style to The Next Nashville Stage. While Ross Ellis was on stage performing under a tent as the temperature outside would ready above 100 degrees Dee Jay Silver would start spinning some tune to open up on the main stage before the first act would take to it. He would also plan music in between act as well offering a late night party session on The Next Nashville Stage after all the main headliner where done on Friday and Saturday.rossellis_20190719_fasterhorses_20190719__joe0037_joes-photography-9893262089

So following Ross Ellis on The Next Nashville Stage would be the group Everette followed by Laruen Jenkins, Travis Denning and Levi Hummon, Each artist when on the stage about one hour apart from each other ruffly.

Day one main stage would see Tyler Rich kicking things off as fans piled in to get an up and close spot to see their favorite act. He would open with this sone “The DIfference”. Tyler Rich bring smooth country sound to the stage would be following up on deck by Lindsay Ell.

Lindsay would sport some neon shoes and have a crayola color guitar as she performed in the hot Michigan day sun. She would as one point during her performance would get into a guitar batter with her lead guitarist Dane Kinser. They would rift back and forth through most of Lindsay Ell songs list that she played.

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Following Lindsay Ell would be the high flying boys of LANCO. They would take the main stage by storm. Turning up the heat (which was already over a 100 degrees at this point) by revving up the crowd and getting them pump up with their songs. But as the crowd got even more pump up the boys of LANCO would draw upon their energy. Lead vocalist Brandon Lancaste would run from one end of the stage next with each part of the song they would sing, there wouldn’t be a spot that he didn’t run or walk to to keep the fans entertained. Even at one point getting on a giant duck to ride on with the help of the fans.  With LANCO heating things up with their big hit, Brett Young would be the one to make them all melt.

As boyish Brett Young would take to the stage, he would make the fans just melt their hearts. His soft voice would them wanting to smother him with their bodies as the song “In Case You Didn’t Know”. But then he would pick up the tempo getting the crow to sing along with a few of his greatest hits.

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Maren Morris would be the only girl of day one. She would strut her stuff like Barbra Streisand as started off singing at the back for the stage before walking down a light up a set of stairs. She would get the lady to help her sing some of her great his that she played during her performance.

Keith Urban would follow up Maren Morris to end day one at Faster Horses as night would follow on the crowd. Keith Urban would show case why this would be his second year at Faster Horses. Not just by playing his new tops his along wish some of his greatests song. Keith would show off his talents by playing his very one guitar riffs at the end of the long stage.marenmorris_20190719_dscn0156_joes-photography-9893262089

As Keith Urban would close out the night one day one the party wasn’t over as Dee Jay Silver would be hosting a night party on The Next Nashville stage just as Keith Urban finish is set. So for those that didn’t want the party to end they could hang out there for a while and keep the dancing going before they head back to the places they are calling home for the three day event.

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As the rooster would crow in the morning Day two started off with a bang. For those that wanted to do something for fun if they weren’t too hung over to help get the blood pumping once again for the days activities.

At 9 am Saw the 4th Annual Faster Humans Fun run. This annual event is where fans can not only come out and have some fun by getting their hearts pumping with a little run around the Michigan International Speedway, but it also help a great charity. This year’s charity would be the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For a $20.00 each racer got to run around the track plus a pancake breakfast and t-shirt. They also had the chance to win prizes as fan came out dress not only in normal running gear but also in costumes of all shapes and sizes. All the money from this race is donated to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help fight cancer.

As the Faster humans would run the track to kick off day two. The stage would heat thing up once again even as mother nature was about to break her own heat record across the state.

Day two would open up with Dillon Carmicheal on The Next Nashville Stage. He would be followed up by WaterLoo Revival, Davisson Brother, SongWritters StormJam and Matt Stell.

The main stage would open up once again with DEE Jay Silver spinning the tune just before Danielle Bradbery would take the stage. Danielle Bradbery was the winner of the 2013 (Season 4) of the Voice. She would heat things up with her own version of the song “Shallow”. While she heated things up, she knew how to dress for the hot weather that Michigan was having and wasn’t going to let ups. She would get the fan going by coming out in jeans and a sport bra to help keep herself cool as she sang her hit song and moving to every inch of the stage.

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Next to brave the heat would be Mitchell Tenpenny. He looked like he was ready to jump into a redneck country pond sporting colorful shorts. He would get the crowd going with his song “Drunk Me” which would fit into the theme of Faster Horses and the party that is brings. Following Mitchell Tenpenny would be Morgen Evans.mitchelltenpenny_20190720_fasterhorses_20190720__joe1104_joes-photography-9893262089

Morgen Evans hailing from Australia would make his new home in Tennessee. He would be one main band on stage for his performances. He would do this by playing his guitar and using an instrument that not only would play back music, but also allow him to record as well. He even told the fans at one point that if he screwed up it would also be on tape as well so everything he sang was record live as he did it right there on stage.

As Morgan Evans played on stage in the background the staff and crew of Faster Horses started to worry as they saw a fast approaching storm system coming into their radar view. So as they watch they made the choice for fan safety due to the high winds that were coming with it to stop the event for a few hours to let it pass by. So as Brian O’Connell would make the long walk down the stage fan knew what was coming even to their disappointment. He would tell the fans that they are doing a mandatory evacuation from the festival grounds and that everyone should head back to their cars or campsite to wait out the fast approaching storm. The fan did so calmly head to the exits, so they could go to their cars. Fans were told to watch Faster Horses Social Media account for when they were able to return to the grounds. As they all where gone mother nature hit Brooklyn Michigan wish high wind that would down power line and trees in the surrounding area. Even a few people post that they lost their tent in the high winds on facebook groups site for the festivalmorgenevens_20190720_fasterhorses_20190720__joe1179_joes-photography-9893262089

So around 8 pm the fans were notified by social media that they could start returning to head in at 8:45 pm. This would push back all the artist for both stage back about 3 hours giving everyone a small break. As the crew would make there way around to make sure there wasn’t anything that need repaired after the storm fan began to line up once again. This would leave Randy Houser to be on the main stage to get the crowd pumped up once again. To do this Randy Houser would play hit song “Boot On” and other songs like “Like A Cowboy”. While Randy Houser got them going back on the main stage. Matt Steel would get the crowd pumping over on The Next Nashville Stage. This gave way to the dueling of two stage for fan to pick which one they wanted to go back to.

After Randy Houser performance the boys of Old Dominion would come to the main stage. They were pumped to get the fan going before the main headliner. They would start their show with the song “Snap Back”. Lead vocalist Mathew Ramsey would sing his way down to the end of the stage then would be followed shortly by Brat Trsi for a guitar battle at the end of the stage.

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To end out the night of musical entertainment would be Toby Keith. He would close out the main stage.

As the final day approach look like this will be the day mother nature might pass us by from the bad weather that hit the day before. On Sunday fun day was the last day of the festival. Here would be the day that you could also see beside the live music like the nights before. But would also place host to the Hustle and Muscle classic car and truck show starting at noon.

This time it would see the main stage open up with Cassadee Pope. She would come out on stage and make everyone melt in to arms. She did this by two ways sing her song “Take Me Home” that got everyone going and wearing a sexy long flannel redneck looking shoot with her boots on. She was ready to kick her heel up and take name in the outfit. Special as she move from one hit song to the next.

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While Cassadee would finish her set, this would see The Next Nashville Stage open up with Caylee Hammack followed by SeaForth, Kassi Ashton and Hardy. For the fans that visit the Dish Network booth who sponsored The Next NashVille Stage they had the chance to enter a drawing all weekend long to sit in on a special Question and Answer with the performer Hardy.
Hardy not only would play his show on The Next Nashville Stage, but doing his special one on one session with Faster Horses Fans (winner of the Dish Network Contest) would get a try of him signing a few tunes while answering all their questions. The question range from what do you like doing on your time off to what you ready along with what was your favorite Singer growing up. This was just a few of the things that were asked.

While Hardy was putting on a special performance for a selected fans. On the main stage saw Michael Ray performing. He would get the fan jumping and dancing int here spot with his hit songs “Kiss You In The Morning,” “Think A Little Less,” “One That Got Away” and “Her World Or Mine,”hardy_20190721_fasterhorses_20190721__joe2285_joes-photography-9893262089

After Michael Ray was Dylan Scott. Dylan would keep the energy up for the fans by playing his hit song. He would at one point take the time to just walk down with two of his band mate as if they were going to hang out and just party with about 40,000 of their closest friends. Then he would take to the stage exploring every inch of it to make sure that all of his fans got to see him no matter where they might be sitting or standing. He would finish is night by singing his hit song “My Girl”.

Kip Moore would be next one stage. He would turn thing up even more by playing his hit song “Wild One”. As he sang his hit song he made everyone feel welcome by walking over every inch of the stage. He even stop at one point to walk over and hang out with the sign language interpreter. Here as he sang his song she would dance and sign out the word to the music he was playing as he swung his arm around her. Just before he left her to move to the other side of the stage he would plant a big wet kiss on top of her forehead. I am sure at this point all the fans out there wish it was them getting the kiss. As he sang his song on stage which we all know can take a toll on the body and you need to stop and take a drink of water from time to time. Well Kip Moore did it redneck style as he walked past his microphone stand. Kipp took a big drink from a bottle of Jack Daneil’s old #7 whiskey and without a beat keep singing his song.

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Following up Kipp Moore would be the grammy award winners of the Brothers Osborne, who for one of them looked like he just step off of a viking ship. Tj and John Osborn would put the stage on fire as they play there hit song “Shoot Me Straight” As they played one stage they must have been too fired up. Cause old Michigan mother nature say well let’s put a damper on this mood, as she down poured for a little while with rain. But that didn’t stop the brothers, as fan stay in there spot splashing away in the rain cause the Brother Osborn to play even harder for the fans as they them self got wet also.

The rain would slow to small mist as they would finish their set just in time for the Zac Brown Band to come to the state to finish out the night performances. As he finishes out the show fireworks would be launch to signal the end of the Faster Horse Music Festival.

So with mother nature trying to play a big role in this year fun at Faster Horses with heat indexs of well over a 100 degrees and throwing in some while wind and crazy rains. The fain and band still put on the biggest show in Michigan.

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You can see while this event had one the American Country Music award for Best Concert Festival. Cause if you have never been here then you miss out. It like if the aliens had landed here on earth, their only reason they came was to join everyone at Faster Horses for the biggest Party Of The Summer.

See you all next year for another wild list of great acts and performances.

 

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Roar of power at Rockin the river Weekend on July 12-14 2019

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As the engines roar there way into bay city Michigan for the return of the powerboat race. Bay City Michigan was once again transformed into water grand prix race for power boats. On July 12 saw the return of the much miss powerboat races. The return saw some new thing that came with them. Not only did you get the high power formula 1 boast, but it also saw two new races for the Tri hull and junior hydro races for the weekend.

The races love coming to the river in Bay City Michigan, because of the challenge it brings. This year mother nature would not disappoint the drivers and crews as they prep there boat for the challenge. With the weeks of rain that Michigan had gotten leading up to the big day. It saw a rise in river water and much chopper race track for the driver. How ever she would shine down on them all weekend long with warm temperatures and sun that would bring out all the fans of powerboat racing.

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For those that don’t know what powerboat racing is you can compare it to Nascar or Indy Car racing but on the water where boats can reach speeds up to 100 miles per hour on short tracks. Combine with water can make this event an exciting race to watch. For details on the classes of boat click on the link here. Bay City Power Boat Classes.

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The boats would roar on the river for the three day event and on Sunday saw the run for the championship of the Bay City waters. This year saw Ashon Rinker winning the Formula 1 races. But even as the boat roared into people hearts, there was still more to due then just watch the boats.

Friday saw day one of the concerts that would be feature at this year rockin the river weekend. This say would feature headliner and Platinum recording star Uncle Kracker and special guest the Verve Pipe.

Verve Pipe would get the crowd jumping with is mix style of rock-n-roll music. They would play not only great his from the 90’s but also some of there great tune that they record them self. They got the place screaming and dancing way before Uncle Kracker would take the stage.

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Following them would be the great performance of Uncle Kracker. He would take to the stage that got everyone out of their seats to see the platinum star. How during is first song there was some minor hick-up with the sound as his microphone would quite working for a big as Jedi Mind trip Sound would work as fast as they could to get him back up and running.

As the first one would finish and the microphone now repaired Uncle Kracker would get them jumping even more as he began to sing a couple of new songs. He would follow that up by singing “Follow Me” that the crowd began to sing along with the record artist as well.

As the boat race would run throw out the weekend and as friday came to a close. Saturday would bring even more excitement. As the boats would take to the water most of the day with testing and qualify runs for the championship races on Sunday.

On Saturday would also see the final concert for the Rockin River Weekend. This would bring some old school flavor to the river, with a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS. Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic of classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. This day wouldn’t see a prefect for the concert so Kansas had the stage all to them self. They would play a lot of there great favorite song that people love to hear for there hour long performances.

So as they would close out there short performance for the weekend. Sunday would bring on the big fun for the river weekend of entertainment as the Power boats would begin the final run of races with the longest laps. That some great race and then the champion beginning crowded for the weekend.

If you miss out you have to wait to see if they come back next year and what else the event might add.

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Common Ground Festival hit high Notes with fans for it 20 year on June 27-30 2019

What do you get when people come together for a 4 day Festival. You get the Common Ground Festival that is held at the Adabo RiverFront Park in downtown Lansing Michigan.  The festival bring to get people from all ages and different music background an enjoyment.  

Common Ground Festival bring in multi-genre performs for the 4 day festival arrange from rock-n-roll with hip hop, country, Electronic (EDM) and Rap. For a wild weekend of great performances from many different artists. The event also brings in food vendors and merchants for fan to buy great item of the event to take home to remember it along with drink and eat all day.fans_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe9370_joes-photography-9893262089

For the 20 year of the festival it ran from June 27-30 2019 providing each day with a different set of headliner and artists. Each day the festival would open up at 4 pm and run till after 11 pm. The festival offers two stages, the first one being the main stage that is sponsor by the Auto Value (automobile part company) and the second being the Sparrow stage.  

On Thursday June 27 saw the opening day of the festival. On this day was a variety of artists.  Opening the day up on the main stage Ali Manus follow her up was Arlo Mckinley & The Homesome Soun, City Colour and the Grammy winning Brandi Carlile. 

Over on the Sparrow stage for thursday at was Motherfolk, Mike Main & The Branches, Rober Randolp & the Family Band to round out this day of music. Friday would bring the next round of artist this time with more of Electronic or EDM (Electronic Dance Music) style. The bands that would be on this day would be the following. Main stage act starting at 4 would be Cookn followed by Carlie Hanson, Playboi Carti and main headliner Zedd. While over on the sparrow stage you would have Juliana Hale, Jack Harlow , Young Gravy and Elephante to around out the night. 

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Saturday would bring country night for the event. This would see some of the huge Grammy winning artist and a much older crowd for this day event.The stay would start with Eric Chesser bring his sold full country voice to the main stage. Follow him up would the wild but fun Clare Dunn. Who has open for some of the biggest names in country music like Florida Georgia Line. She took the main stage by storm with her rock and roll style of country music.  ericchesser_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe8734_joes-photography-9893262089

Follow Clare Dunn, would be the energetic Chris Jansen. He would come out and get the crowd jumping and sing to his favorite tune. As Chris would Jump and fly around the stage singing he would even play his harmonic for the crowd. At one point he made one little fans night. Just before for his song “Good Vibes”. He brought up a little boy to the stage who was on his dad shoulder watching all the music that his Saturday main stage. He was wearing Chris Jansen “Good Vibes” shirt. While on stage he would tell that his is one of the reasons why he loves to perform for the crowds is how much his fans get involved in the music both young and old.

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As Chris Jansen would wined down his performance for the night headliner Cole Swindell would take to the main stage for the night performance. Over on the Sparrow Stage would saw the Swift Brother, Rachel Curtis and the Huge Grammy winner and country Texan Tracy Lawrence. tracy_lawrenc_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe9244_joes-photography-9893262089

On Sunday, which is the last day of the four day weekend of music would bring something more younger generation this year with rap style of music. The lineup for this would be on the main stage Sway Boi, Trap Manny and A Boogie wit DA Hoodie. Sparrow stage would offer Hitman ft Klaverflav, Kelsey Lynn, 2 Live Crew and Big Boi to end the day and close out the festival. 

Overall the event offer a great lineup of different styles of music and genre that will bring a wide array of people. Common Ground Festival offer a great way of seeing huge act at affordable prices all under one roof. 

So if you miss out on this years performance you have to wait till 2020 as they bring in even more great music, food, vendors and more. 

 

 

 

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Big & Rich has gone to the dogs on June 28 2019 for befiet concert.

On June 28 2019 Dow Diamond in Midland Michigan and home of the great lake loons was transformed into a huge concert venue for the tricity. It would play host for humane societies of Midland and Bay Counties benefit concert. In which part of the ticket sales would go to help with taking care of and pet adoptions.

As the sun would shine on the event as the fans would line up to see one of the three artists that would be on hand for this year event. First of which would be Jesse Labelle

Jesse Labelle is a Canadian born Pop-Country singer-songwriter. In June 2008, Labelle signed to Canadian label Wax Records and began working on his debut album, Perfect Accident, which would be released April 27, 2010. His second album, Two, was released August 7, 2013. He is best known for his singles “Easier”, “Heartbreak Coverup”, and “One Last Night”.

He started the show for his fans by signing “Sweet Home Alabama”. Jesse would also make a little pun about him as he talked about the song “Jesse Girl” just before signing it. Jesse also stop at one point while he was on stage to have with the help of the fans that where there to see him sing “Happy Birthday to his father Jeff to made the long drive from Toronto Ontario Canada.

As his show would go on you saw why he was one of Canadian up and coming pop country star, singing and dancing aways. He would end his night by singing the song “Summer of 69”. On deck after Jesse would be the fun and ever changing Granger Smith. 

Granger Kelly Smith, also known by his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr., is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has released nine studio albums, one live album, and one EP. Granger Smith was signed to a contract at 19 years old in Nashville. He has performed three times at the White House, and in 2008 he traveled to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait. His 2013 album Dirt Road Driveway peaked at number 15 on US country charts and number 11 on US indie charts.

For those that came out for tonight profrance of the headliner for this event was in for a treat. Granger Smith would get the crowd jumping and going with sing some of his favorite song like “Merica” and “If the boots fits”. But the biggest highlight for those that never seen it would come at the end of his performance when his alter ego would take the stage.

As Granger Smith would head back stage he began the transformation to Earl Dibbles Jr as a small video would place feature them both talking about what song he would sing. You could hear from the crow show out what song they would love to here but it came down to every country redneck favorite song. This would be “The Country Boy Song” that would put the big exclamation point on his night.

Big & Rich would be next to take the stage. Before they would take the stage Big & Rich. While in town John Rich would be out and about signing autograph bottle of his Redneck Riviera whiskey at local store. Which part of every bottle sold would go to his heroes charity.  

The Stage for Big & Rich would be transformed in a small Saloon. They would sing some of their hit songs. One of which would be the number one song “Comin’ to Your City”. At this point would be when Big Kenny and John Rich would being Cowboy Troy out on stage to rap his portion of the song and stay on to finish it. They would also sing another fan favorite “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”. This would get the crow both on the field along with the fans in their stadium seats up and dancing the night away.

For the fans at the event got a while night of fun and music seeing some great artists and sing and move along to a wide array of music. But the night wasn’t just about the artist it was help to raise money for humane society of Bay and Midland counties.

Boots kick out the rain as the Sun Shine on the Annual Bay City Country Music Festival 

As Michigan was pounded by mother nature wrath rain leading up to the Annual Bay City Country Music Festival on June 21,2019. The fans of the festival said not this weekend as they kick mother nature out with their boots and say bring on the sun shine we are ready to get down and party like the country foulk we are. 
Sure enough old mother nature say ok, As Todd Micheal Band took to the stage with their opening sone by Michigan Very own Frankie Ballard “Young And Crazy. They would bring their own Mid Michigan flair to the event by playing a few of their own songs as well. 

This would get the join jumping and singing along to a few of their favorite songs, while Todd Michieal sing with his soulful style of country music. But waiting on deck would Be J Hartley that is ready to kick the door down for his home town of Bay City Michigan.

J Hartley would open up his set by playing “Friends in low places” by Garth Brooks. This would get his fan screaming his name as he moved in his original roots of music and performing his own style and new recording song “John Wayne”. This would keep the night going as the sun starting to set for the great night of entertainment that was yet to come.

Carly Pearce would take the stage next and being the hottest female Nashville country star that is on the rise and the only lady of the night. She would open her show with “Careless” from one of her albums into to “Closer to you” from her newest album. She would keep the atmosphere jump by playing a variety of her very own song. She would even sing one of her song that was co-wrote with her fiance Michael Ray. As the sun would set on Carly Pearce who all the fans keep calling back stage for another was to bring up Chase Rice.              

Chase Rice would be the head liner that would come on to keep the fans happy and dancing at day turn tonight. Chase would open up with “Lions”. He would bring to the stage a style of old school country music to the Bay City Country Music Festival. As he played he would even at one point give his band a time out as he sat down on a stool and strummed his guitar. But that wouldn’t be the highlight of chase night as one young couple would make his night even bigger. As Chase would begin to sing his song “Eye on You” . One person in the crowd as an even bigger surprise for the love of his life. 

While a friend was video the moment as chase started to sing their favorite song , Mathew Peaphon got down on one knee and asked the love of his life Samantha Engelhardt to married him. At his point, Chase saw what was about to happen while he keep singing. He would run back and grab his camera as the proposal would take place and video tape it as well to be shared across the world wide web. Even as the show would go on this wasn’t the end of there night. Chase would bring them both on stage to sing one last song for them before signing a bunch of fan merchandise for them and asking them to join him back stage for a celebratory drink. This would end the great day of warm wither for Day one of Annual Bay City Country Music Festiva

Day two would come in quickly as the warm weather would shine even brighter on the Annual Bay City Country Music Festival. As people line up to see their favorite artist on Saturday June 22 2019. You could tell that this is going to be another great night of music. 

First to set to perform for their fans would be the Steve Armstrong & the 25cent Beer Band. He being a Mid Michigan native Steve Armstrong would get the join jumping right off the bate by playing his very own song I miss My truck. This would get the join rock and rolling. As his fans would start singing along..  

Following him up on this short night of entertainment would be Jimmy Allen. Who if you never seen before would be an artist to watch on the rise of the Nashville charts. Jimmy Allen would keep the join jumping by playing “American Heartbreaker”. As Jimmy would sing along on this very warm day he would at one point stop for a big to take off his white coat that made all the girls scream his name. He also asked the fans to raise there glasses to the sky for what god has given everyone and himself. Following him up would be Billy Currington.

Billy Currington who has 11 #1 hits to his name would get the join even more jumping playing his guitar. He would start of his set with “Pretty Good At Drinking Beer”. As he played he keep the stage on fire never slowing down one bit. He would do a mix of old school country to more modern fast beat rock-n-roll style country. This would get everyone up on there feet and dance the night away as the sun would finally set on the last day of the annual bay city country music festival 

This would draw the day to a close of a fun filled, warm weather performances by some very great new an up and coming artists along with some great headliners. So if you miss out you have to wait another year for the Annual Bay City Country Music Festival brought to you by Ken Shelton Promotions. But what can we expect to see next year for this event from Ken Shelton and his team. Maybe he bring in a third day of great music with even bigger headliner and Next Nashville star. So be on the lookout for come next from Ken Shelton Promotions. 

A big Thank you to Ken Shelton Promotions for bringing the Bay City Country Music Festival series and bringing country music and their followers to an area that doesn’t get many chances to host great big stars.

AMC NAMES FASTER HORSE MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR FOR 2019


ACM “FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR” FASTER HORSES FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON SEVENTH YEAR REVEALING STACKED DISH PRESENTS NEXT FROM NASHVILLE STAGE LINEUP 

Previously Announced Acts Include Headliners Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band Alongside Brothers Osborne, LANCO, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, Brett Young And More  

Nashville, TN – May 28, 2019 – ACM “Festival Of The Year” Faster Horses Festival announced the red-hot DISH Presents Next From Nashville Stage lineup today. The festival’s second stage, built for the most buzz-worthy new Nashville acts, will host must-see artists including Kassi Ashton, Dillion Carmichael, Davisson Brothers, Travis Denning, Ross Ellis, Everette, Caylee Hammack, Hardy, Levi Hummon, Lauren Jenkins, Seaforth, Matt Stell, Rachel Wammack and Waterloo Revival. Previously announced acts for the three-day “Party Of The Summer” include headliners Toby Keith, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band alongside performers Brothers Osborne, LANCO, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, Brett Young and more. Fans can visit http://www.fasterhorsesfestival.com to purchase passes.

The “multidimensional entertainment event” (Toledo Blade) was also recently named the 2019 ACM “Festival Of the Year”. The win follows seven years of the “state’s biggest country music event, drawing 40,000-plus annually for three days of music, camping and partying” (Detroit Free Press). Praised by Billboard as “not just another music festival,” the festival has created a unique culture of loyal fans, returning year after year for a world-class lineup and special sense of community.  

“Faster Horses is special for so many reasons,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “We built this event from zero. The blank field was our canvas, all we had was our imagination and passion for our work. To be awarded with an ACM Award for those efforts, I could not be more proud of the incredible team that created and sustains this event. We are also so thankful to the ACM’s and it’s members. We could not be more fired up to head into our seventh year.”

For more information on Faster Horses, visit http://www.fasterhorsesfestival.com, Twitter @faster_horses, Instagram @fasterhorsesfestival and join the conversation on Twitter, #FasterHorses.

Faster Horses Festival is part of Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals across the country, including Watershed in George, WA; Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL, Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale. FL and Seven Peaks Music Festival in Denver, CO. Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Live Nation Concerts, Ticketmaster and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit http://www.livenationentertainment.com.