Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 Show Line-up

We are pleased to announce the line-up for this year's show. You can also see photos of all the performers under the Band Photos tab above.

6:00PM - Grand ‘Piper’ Entrance & Welcome
6:05PM - Lipstick Jodi 
6:40PM - Greg Nagy 
7:00PM - Truckstop Cobras 
7:40PM - JOE 
8:00PM - Fathom 19 
8:40PM - Otis Blueswell Jr.
9:00PM - The PotatoBabies 
9:40PM - Emma Loo and Sam 
10:00PM - Sext Farm

After party at the Tip Top Deluxe.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sext Farm to headline Jake's Music Festival

Spinal Tap tribute band Sext Farm will headline this year's show. To get you in the mood, here's a clip from their on-line series. This episode always includes Reverend Charles Preston Smith of the PotatoeBabies. Another of our bands for this year.

Spinal Tap is the fictional British rock band featured in the mock rockumentary "This is Spinal Tap". The movie was Rob Reiner's directorial debut and starts Micheal McKeon and Christopher Guest in their pre-Saturday Night Live days. The cult favorite continues to amuse 30 years after it's release.

Monday, January 19, 2015

This One Goes to 11

It's hard to believe we've been doing this for 11 years, but that's a fact. Our first show was at the now demolished Studio 28 in 2005. For 2015 we nodding our caps to Spinal Tap and turning this one up to 11.

The show takes place on April 11, 2015 at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids. We are still working on the line-up but the show will include Spinal Tap tribute band Sext Farm. (We told you this one goes to 11.) Also appearing will be the PotatoeBabies, Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish, Truckstop Cobras, Fathom 19, Otis Blueswell Jr., and JOE. We'll be announcing more bands as we get closer to the show date.

As in years past Jake's Music Festival is a FREE concert. We ask that you make a donation to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) while you are at the show. We'll also have a silent auction and local craft beer on tap in the concession stand. It's going to be a great night so mark your calendars now.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tomorrow Night it's Show Time

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6:00 p.m. and the fun blasts away until at least 11:00 p.m. Ten different acts will take the stage Saturday for one of the year's best nights of local music. The styles range from blues to folk to rockabilly to Irish. Throw in some singer/songwriters and a few surprise celebrity emcees and you have the makings of a great evening. You can see the full line-up with start times under the tab above or by clicking here.

Jake's Music Festival is now in it's tenth year of great music for a great cause. The cause is finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Because of our generous sponsors (see their names to the right) every dollar donated tomorrow night will be given to the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

In addition, there is a silent auction with some fantastic items. So bring your checkbook. There will also be Michigan beer in the concession stand, free cupcake samples, commemorative t-shirts and more surprises. It will be the best night of the spring, so make sure you're at Wealthy Theatre early to get a seat for a night of spectacular music and fun.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

10th Anniversary show one week from today

It's been ten years of great music for a great cause. Next Saturday is the day for the next Jake's Music Festival. This year promises to be one of the best ever. We have an incredible line up of musicians playing everything from Celtic to folk to blues to surf and maybe even a little Zydeco. Plus we'll have soloists playing between the bands so the music never stops. Five hours of the best in local music and all for free. While there is no admission charge guests are encouraged to make a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Because of our generous sponsors every dollar donated goes directly to JDRF and the search for a cure to diabetes. Thank you to Frames Unlimited, Perrin Brewing Company, Lake Michigan Credit Union, PC Specialist and Dodd's Record Store.

Along with the music there are other really fun things happening at the festival. There will be a silent auction featuring original art, a signed book, bike stuff, and gift certificates from Terra GR, West Michigan Whitecaps, Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Civic Theatre to name a few. The concession stand will be open serving Perrin and other craft brews. There will be free cake samples from Connie's Cakes. Band CDs and other merchandise will be for sale. Plus this year we will have a commemorative t-shirt that lists all the performers from the 10 year history of the festival. There's a limited supply of these so make sure you get to the show early to get yours. Cost is only $15. Thanks to Jonny Logo for the design work.

Limited edition 10th anniversary t-shirt. Only $15 at the show.
It's going to be a great night. Make plans to be there. Doors at Wealthy Theatre open at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. The full band line-up is located at the tab above or by clicking here. See you next Saturday!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Jake's Music Festival on the air

We are going to be all over the local airwaves in the next week talking about the festival, having live band performances, and just genrally getting folks fired up for next Saturday's show. Here's a list of where we're scheduled to appear.

April 5, 7:15 a.m. WZZM-TV 13 - Morning News

April 8, 9:30 a.m. WGVU-FM 88.5 - The Morning Show with Shelley Irwin

April 9, 10:00 a.m. News Talk 1340 AM - Local Spins with John Sinkevics

April 11, 11:00 a.m. WYCE 88.1 FM - Local Resonance

Remember that this is broadcast media so those times could shift a little. We'll also post links once the stations put them up.