Friday, September 12, 2008

Photos from JMF 2008

Here are some pictures from the show. More photos are available on our web album. Click here to go there. Thanks again to everyone who helped us raise money to find a cure for diabetes.


Jake in front of Wealthy Theatre

End Times Orchestra

The Five Leaf Clover Band

Grand Rapids School of Rock (aka Flyte)

Karisa Wilson and Todd Herring

Mid-Life Crisis featuring Jake on tambourine

The Waxies

Andy Holtgrieve

Truckstop Cobras

The crowd gets on their feet at Jake's Music Festival

Sunday, September 07, 2008

What a great show!

Last night was fantastic! Thanks to everyone who worked on the show, played in the show or attended the show. Our opening acts, The Five Leaf Clover Band and Fylte (Grand Rapids School of Rock) rally kicked things off with a bang. The audience was literally on their feet when these groups performed. End Time Orchestra showed us that jazz is back in Grand Rapids. The Truckstop Cobras rocked the house again with some of the best rockabilly music around. Todd Herring, Andy Holtgrieve and Karisa Wilson were each fantastic in their own way playing solo between the bands. A lot of amazing talent in those too short segments. Making an incredible impression was the relatively new Irish band The Waxies. Craic Wisely better watch their back. Rounding out the evening was Mid-Life Crisis playing a great mix or original tunes and old favorites. Special thanks to Steve Bloom for providing the MLC drum set for use by all the bands. Thanks also to Clay Grueber, our excellent music director for literally "doing it all" behind the scenes. We also want to thank the staff and volunteers at Wealthy Theatre, the video crew, the silent auction volunteers and everyone who supported us with a donation of any kind. We don't have the final numbers yet, but it looks like we have raised between $2,500 and $3000 for diabetes research! Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible and watch for the photos coming soon.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Performer Line-up

Jake's Music Festival is this Saturday. Doors open at 5:30 and there will be tickets available at the door. There will be beer, energy drinks water and snack food available. There is also a silent auction with items from G.B. Russo's, Celebration Cinemas, and Daniels. So come early and stay late.

6:00PM Five Leaf Clover

6:40PM Grand Rapids School of Rock

7:15PM End Times Orchestra

8:15PM Todd Herring

8:30PM Truck Stop Cobras

9:30PM Andy Holtgrieve

9:45PM The Waxies

10:45PM Karisa Wilson

11:00PM Mid-Life Crisis

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jake's Music Festival is On-The-Air

Tune in your local radio and TV stations to hear more about this year's festival and hear some of the performers. The current schedule:

Tuesday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. WGVU-FM Morning Show, 88.5 FM
Featuring JAKE of Jake's Music Festival

Thursday, September 4, 9:00 a.m. "Take Five" on WZZM-TV
Featuring Mid-Life Crisis

Friday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. "Local Resonance" on WYCE, 88.1 FM
Featuring Todd Herring of Craic Wisely

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Some of this year's performers

Mid-Life Crisis

Truckstop Cobras (at JMF 2007)

The Waxies

Karisa Wilson

Todd Herring

Five Leaf Clover

Grand Rapids School of Rock

Be sure to check out the great article about Jake's Music Festival in the August issue of Revue Magazine.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

An Awesome Line-Up

We are still putting the finishing touches on our list of bands, but we have got some great people already booked. In fact if we get everyone we want we are going to start the festival in the mid afternoon. Here's the current line-up with one, and maybe two, more bands to come.

Bands:
End Times Orchestra
Mid-Life Crisis

The Waxies

Truck Stop Cobras

Special guests:
Andy Holtgrieve
of the mighty 'Domestic Problems'
Five Leaf Clover the 'Celtic Kid Sensations'
Karisa Wilson - Sold out the Wealthy Theater for her debut CD!!!
Todd Herring of the powerful Craic Wisely


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ANNOUNCING JMF 2008

This year marks the fourth installment of Jake's Music Festival. This annual celebration of local music takes place on Saturday, September 6 at the Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This will be the biggest line-up we've had since starting the festival in 2005. Featured performers include MidLife Crisis, the Truckstop Cobras, and Karisa Wilson. There will also be special solo performances by members of Craic Wisely and Domestic Problems. But wait there's more... we'll be announcing a couple more bands in the near future.
All proceeds from Jake's Music Festival support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's West Michigan chapter.