Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013


The Last Call Band will get the show started tonight
The excitement is building and you'll want to make sure you're part of it tonight at the Wealthy Theatre for the ninth installment of Jake's Music Festival. Doors open at 6:00. Be there!

7:00PM     Grand ‘Piper’ Entrance
7:05PM     Last Call Band                       
7:45PM     Lynn Thompson
8:00PM     The Nick Stevenson Band                 
8:45PM     Otis Blueswell Jr.
9:00PM     Simien The Whale                   
9:45PM     Jared Wekenman 
10:00PM   Igby Iris                        

Remember, there's also a silent auction, free cake samples, and adult beverages for purchase at the concession stand.

Friday, April 12, 2013

JMF media coverage

Tomorrow night is the night for this year's festival. So we've been getting lots of media coverage this week. The links are listed on the right side of page (after you scroll a bit) and also in this post. Give a listen and/or a read and join us tomorrow night. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Townsquare interview
WYCE Catalyst Radio interview
WGVU Morning Show interview
Rapid Growth Media story
Local Spins story and interview with Igby Iris
Eight West interview with Nick Stevenson

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Silent Auction items for bid on Saturday night

Thank you to all the local businesses that have donated to Jake's Music Festival. Below is a list of the items that will be up for bid at the silent auction. Remember 100% of all the money raised through the auction goes directly to fund research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Amore Trattoria Italiana gift certificate
Carrettino Italian Market and Wine gift certificate
Spirit Dream gift certificate
West Michigan Whitecaps tickets
Grand Rapids Children's Museum passes
Grand Rapids Ballet passes to the Nutcracker
One year membership to the Grand rapids Art Museum
Founder's Brewing Company tour and tasting for ten
Framed Jake's Music Festival poster signed by all the band members
Kali bike helmet from Central District Cyclery
Baker's dozen of bagels from GR Bagel
Case of energy drinks from XS Energy
Package of CD's and other swag from all the Jake's Music Festival bands

Friday, March 08, 2013

Full Schedule for 2013

We are very pleased to announce the full line up for Jake's Music Festival 2013. We have some old favorites returning and some folks that are brand new to our stage.

7:00PM     Grand ‘Piper’ Entrance & Welcome !!!
7:05PM     Last Call Band
7:45PM     Lynn Thompson
8:00PM     The Nick Stevenson Band 
8:45PM     Otis Blueswell Jr.
9:00PM     Simien The Whale
9:45PM     Jared Wekenman 
10:00PM   Igby Iris

We are starting the show a little later this year. Rather than the "stop by any time" kind of event we've run in year's past, this time around we're starting at 7:00 p.m. so people can go to dinner than stop by for four hours of some of the best music west Michigan has to offer.

We've posted band photos on the tab right above this post called 2013 Band Photos. We also have the full show schedule on the 2013 Show Line-up tab for easy future reference.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Donate on line

As most of you know Jake's Music Festival is a benefit concert that supports the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Because of our generous sponsors (their names are listed on the right side of this page) Jake's is a free show. That way every dollar contributed goes directly to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. This year we are making it even easier to donate. Over on the right side of the page, and at the bottom of this post, you'll see a PayPal Donate button. Don't worry, if you don't have a PayPal account, the system will accept credit and debit cards as well. Just click the link, enter your information and the amount of your donation. What could be simpler?

Even if you donate on line we'd love to see you at the show. We just confirmed Simien the Whale and Lynn Thompson. Right now the plan is to open the doors of the Wealthy Theater at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m. and running until 11:00 p.m. We'll also have a silent auction and the concession stand will be open. See you on April 14th.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thanks to our sponsors

We'd like to welcome back Gold Sponsor Frames Unlimited and say hello to a new Silver Sponsor Fat Tire Amber Ale. Yes, that means we will have Fat Tire available at the concession stand during the festival for those of legal age.

We are working on the roster of bands right now but we can announce that we will have the Last Call Band, the Nick Stevenson Band and Igby Iris. The Last Call Band is a popular group from Holland, Michigan. Nick Stevenson wowed the crowd at last year's festival and we're excited to have them back. This will be Igby's Iris' first show with their great new line up of musicians. We'll be announcing more bands and soloists in the next few weeks.