Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Show schedule for Friday Night

The entrance to Elevation is on the Cherry Street side of the Intersection. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music will start immediately.

7:00 p.m. DJ Nayytive 
8:00 p.m. Conrad Shock and the Noise
8:45 p.m. Valley Girl
9:30 p.m. The Autumnatic 
10:15 p.m. PotatoeBabies

Tickets will be available at the door. $10 General Admission. There are still a few VIP passes available for $25.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Silent Auction

In addition to the great music we have some great items up for bid at the silent auction. Here's a partial list.

Gift certificates to:
Anna's House
Chick-Fil-A
Terra
Z's Restaurant

Admission passes to:
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Ballet
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Blanford Nature Center
Circle Theatre

Gift basket from Grand Central Market
Krisscross entry
Framed Jake's Music Festival poster signed by the bands
2 night stay at The Homestead Resort
XS Energy Drinks

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Taking Flight

Thanks to Steve Secor for this cool video of The Autumnatic performing at the 2017 show. The band is back again this year.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bands for 2018

We are excited to announce the bands that will be performing in Jake's Music Festival 2018 at Elevation @ The Intersection.

PotatoeBabies are one of the most fun bands performing in Grand Rapids. Fronted by Rev. Charles Preston Smith, their shows are full of energy, humor, hula hoops, and beach balls. Don't miss this one of a kind performance.

The Autumnatic currently works as a quartet comprised of Nick Arthur, Aladin Kadic, Caleb Denman and Scott Tabor. Perhaps most noted for their striking versatility in songwriting and engaging live shows, the band has a fresh take on what it means to be a self made, collaborative, creative entity in today's ever shifting indie music culture.

Conrad Shock and the Noise are Conrad Schaak, Michael Pierce, Olivia Vargas, Koty Schoenberg, and Bailey Budnik. Together, the mustached hero and his compadres present an extremely empowering and electrifying experience. They keep on keepin' on, pumping out a fuzz-laden garage rock that borrows from retro-rock, jazz, psych, rugged blues, and soul.

Valley Girl - Swells of comforting synth tones make way for dreamy guitar lines, thick bass tones, and melodic vocals in this emerging pop band. With influences rooted in the past and present, their ambition lies towards making the connection between music and the individual.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Make sure you're there to celebrate great music for a great cause.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Jake's Music Festival is on for 2018

We are very excited to announce the date and venue for this year's show. We've been doing a lot of behind the scenes work since last year and we are pleased to announce that this year's festival will be at a brand new venue - Elevation @ The Intersection on April 6, 2018.

This is the third concert space at The Intersection and we will be one of the first shows there. The date is also a bit of a departure from what we usually do. April 6 is a Friday night.  A new venue and a new night of the week - it will be a blast.

Watch this space and our Facebook page as we announce bands over the next couple of weeks. We will have a silent auction again this year and other surprises are in the works. As always, all proceeds support the local chapter of JDRF. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

JMF 2017 is a Big Success

Thank you to our sponsors, the bands who performed, the volunteers, and everyone who attended. JMF 2017 was one of our most successful years ever, both in terms of the quality of the show and the amount of money raised. This year's event raised over $5,600 for Type 1 diabetes research. 

The Jet Beats performing at the Orbit Room during JMF 2017.
Type 1 diabetes is an insidious disease. The person who has it looks normal, but their body is fighting against them. Type 1 destroys the bodies ability to produce insulin. Without insulin our cells can't get energy from the food we eat. A person with Type 1 must take daily injections of insulin just to survive. Even with good control of the disease there is a risk of developing complications that can lead to blindness and amputation. Thankfully, the money raised by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is helping to develop therapies for treating the disease. While there is still no cure the outlook is very positive.

Fundraising events like Jake's Music Festival take place all over the country. Golf outings, bake sales, bike rides, and walks all add up to millions of dollars raised every year. Because of this effort we are closer then ever to finding a cure for Type 1.

Thank you once again to everyone who was involved in any way with this year's festival. One day soon we will see an end to diabetes.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tonight's the Night

Months of planning, dozens of band practices, and countless volunteer hours all come together tonight with the 13th edition of Jake's Music Festival. The Orbit Room will be rocking with one of the best line-ups we've ever had. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and it would be a good idea to get there soon after. There will be a surprise musical guest on stage for early arrivals. Plus you'll want to get a jump on the silent auction. We just added a 2 night stay at the Homestead in Glen Arbor, a 10 person brewery tour at Founders, and a Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tour.

Lipstick Jodi will hit the stage at 7:00 p.m., followed by The Jet Beats, The Autumnatic, and PotatoeBabies. Papa Vegas will close the show at 10:00 p.m. Jake Scheidel will be the lead emcee, ably assisted by Shelley Irwin of WGVU-FM, John Sinkevics of Local Spins, and local legend Aris Hampers.

Because this is truly a festival, along with the music, local comedian and artist Sarah Jean Anderson will be creating original paintings on vintage vinyl record albums. Terpstra Photography will have their PartyBooth set up so you can get a photo memento of the evening. Of course there's the silent auction with a variety of merchandise from local businesses. Speaking of merchandise, we'll also have some band and JMF merch for sale. And what kind of festival would it be without food and drink. Perrin beers will be on tap at the bars. There will be a hot dog stand with dogs for a $1 donation. Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery will also be walking around selling personal pizzas.

So come early and stay until the end. We've got great music, art, food, drink and plenty of fun in store for you tonight.