Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The 2011 Preliminary Line-up

We are really looking forward to this year's show. We will be back at Wealthy Theatre once again. The date is Saturday, April 16, 2011. We already have a nice roster of bands with more to be added. The current line-up includes Chance Jones, Igby Iris, The Fainting Generals, Paucity and Spitting Image. Thanks to our generous sponsors Jake's Music Festival will be a free show this year. So mark your calendar for a great evening of great music.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Show videos on Facebook

Relive the magic of this year's festival. We are currently posting video clips of this year's performances over on Facebook. Click here to check it out.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Slide show of JMF 2010

What a great show last night. We started out with an almost full house and had a steady stream of people all night long. In all over 500 people took in all or part of this year's Festival. The best news is that we raised almost $4,000 for diabetes research. Thanks to everyone who participated and enjoy this slide show of Jake's Music Festival 2010.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tomorrow Night!

The show is Saturday. That's tomorrow! Be there. It will be a blast. Great music. Great venue. The concession stand, with adult beverages, will be open. There's a silent auction. And free cake!!!!!
Scroll down the page for more detail. See you tomorrow.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Jake's Music Festival is on the air

Check us out. We will be all over the airwaves this coming week. Here's the schedule...

Sunday, April 11 - The Fox 101.3 FM - 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Igby Iris

Tuesday, April 13 - WGVU 88.5 FM - 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. - Tom and Jake

Thursday, April 15 - WJRW 1340 AM - 12:30 p.m. - Clay and Tom

Friday, April 16 - WYCE 88.1 FM - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Those Eighty Acres, Tom, and Clay

Plus watch the Grand Rapids Press this week for a feature story and check out John Sinkevics column. And of course don't miss the actual show on April 17.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

April 17th is coming soon!

The show is just 10 days away. Make sure you are there for one of the best concerts of the year, featuring some of the hottest local acts performing today. Music starts at 5:00 p.m. and runs almost continuously until 11:00 p.m. So come for a couple of sets or stay for the whole evening, the price is the same. That is - it's free! Of course we will happily accept donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Here are photos of a few of this year's acts.

Simien the Whale

Igby Iris

Ralston Bowles


Rhythm Dogs

Lynn Thompson Band

Karisa Wilson

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Official line-up

Jake's Music Festival takes place three weeks from tonight at the Wealthy Theatre. Here are the start times for all the performers. Since it's a free show feel free to come for one or two acts, or stay for the whole night. Remember that donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are always welcome.


5:00 PM Spitting Image (Grand Rapids School of Rock)

6:00 PM Those Eighty Acres

6:45 PM Ralston Bowles

7:00 PM Lynn Thompson Band

7:45 PM Lucy Ernst from Bad Dolly wsg Eric Soules from Rhythm Dogs

8:00 PM The Rhythm Dogs

8:45 PM Jared Wekenman of Paucity

9:00 PM Igby Iris

10:00 PM Karisa Wilson

10:15 PM Simien the Whale


In addition to these great performers there will also be a silent action and the concession stand will be open. Magic Hat #9 (one of our sponsors) will be available as well as several other tasty adult beverages. See you on April 17th for what promises to be a great evening.


Monday, March 08, 2010

Solo Artists Announced

It has become a traidtion at Jake's Music Festival to have some of the area's best musicians perform 15 minute solo sets between the bands. This year's group is fantastic.

Come on down on April 17th to see:
RALSTON BOWLES
KARISA WILSON
LUCY ERNST (from Bad Dolly)
JARED WEKENMAN (from Paucity)

We'll be publishing the full schedule with performer's start times soon.

Friday, February 26, 2010

2010 Band Line-up ! ! !

Have we got a great show planned this year. First, the details you know.
The show is April 17, 2010 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids.

BIG SURPRISE #1
Thanks to Presenting Sponsor Frames Unlimited, Jake's Music Festival 2010 will be a FREE show. That's right, no admission fee. But we will, of course, be accepting donations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

BIG SURPRISE # 2
We have a fantastic line-up. (Okay that's probably not a surprise, since Clay Grueber does a great job every year booking the bands.)
Simien the Whale
Igby Iris
The Rhythm Dogs
Lynn Thompson Band
Those Eighty Acres
Spitting Image (Grand Rapids School of Rock)

We will be announcing additional solo artists soon. And there will be a silent auction. Is this going to fun, or what?

Thanks to all our sponsors who are helping make this year's show the best ever: Frames Unlimited, Magic Hat#9, Natural Landscape Services, WYCE, PJ's Sound and Backline, and Connie's Cakes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Band announcement

We don't have the full line-up yet, but we are pleased to announce two great bands for this year's festival. Igby Iris returns after wowing the crowd at JMF 2009. And, after years of trying to get schedules to match, we are very pleased to welcome Simien the Whale to the show. We'll be announcing more bands very soon and some very exciting news about tickets.

Friday, January 29, 2010

We have a date for 2010

If you read this blog then you are among the first to know. We have breaking news about Jake's Music Festival. Over the past five years the Festival has been held in the late summer/early fall. This year we are moving up to the spring. April 17th to be exact. Details and bands are still be worked out, but mark your calendar now for the music event of the year.

Jake's Music Festival
April 17, 2010

Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI

Band line-up to be announced soon.