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.