Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Additions to the line-up

Jake's Music Festival 2012 is only 28 days away. The excitement is building for one of the most eclectic musical shows in West Michigan. This year's performances will include rockabilly, Celtic, experimental violin, rock and roll, Creole, singer/songwriter, and jazz. Quite literally, something for everyone.

Our opening act has traditionally been a family or youth act. It's a great way for young performers to play at one of the best music venues in the area. In the past we've had the School of Rock kids and Irish family band Five Leaf Clover (with their 6 year old whiz kid drummer) in that slot. This year we are pleased to open the show at 4:00 with the Cedar Spring High School Jazz Band. They promise to kick off the festivities with a bang.

We have also added the band Flashing Blue Lights. These guys are performing a lot right now and getting very popular. According to their Facebook page the band exhibits "strong songwriting from the classic school of British rock and a hint of Americana infused alt-country." In addition we've added two soloists; the ever enjoyable Celtic Kilroy Cabaret and singer/guitarist Michael Stephen Tryc.

Unfortunately we've also had a couple of bands drop out because of personal reasons. Igby Iris and the Daisy Cox Band will not be in the show this year, but look for them in a future Jake's Music Festival.