Friday, April 11, 2014

Tomorrow Night it's Show Time

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6:00 p.m. and the fun blasts away until at least 11:00 p.m. Ten different acts will take the stage Saturday for one of the year's best nights of local music. The styles range from blues to folk to rockabilly to Irish. Throw in some singer/songwriters and a few surprise celebrity emcees and you have the makings of a great evening. You can see the full line-up with start times under the tab above or by clicking here.

Jake's Music Festival is now in it's tenth year of great music for a great cause. The cause is finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Because of our generous sponsors (see their names to the right) every dollar donated tomorrow night will be given to the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

In addition, there is a silent auction with some fantastic items. So bring your checkbook. There will also be Michigan beer in the concession stand, free cupcake samples, commemorative t-shirts and more surprises. It will be the best night of the spring, so make sure you're at Wealthy Theatre early to get a seat for a night of spectacular music and fun.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

10th Anniversary show one week from today

It's been ten years of great music for a great cause. Next Saturday is the day for the next Jake's Music Festival. This year promises to be one of the best ever. We have an incredible line up of musicians playing everything from Celtic to folk to blues to surf and maybe even a little Zydeco. Plus we'll have soloists playing between the bands so the music never stops. Five hours of the best in local music and all for free. While there is no admission charge guests are encouraged to make a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Because of our generous sponsors every dollar donated goes directly to JDRF and the search for a cure to diabetes. Thank you to Frames Unlimited, Perrin Brewing Company, Lake Michigan Credit Union, PC Specialist and Dodd's Record Store.

Along with the music there are other really fun things happening at the festival. There will be a silent auction featuring original art, a signed book, bike stuff, and gift certificates from Terra GR, West Michigan Whitecaps, Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Civic Theatre to name a few. The concession stand will be open serving Perrin and other craft brews. There will be free cake samples from Connie's Cakes. Band CDs and other merchandise will be for sale. Plus this year we will have a commemorative t-shirt that lists all the performers from the 10 year history of the festival. There's a limited supply of these so make sure you get to the show early to get yours. Cost is only $15. Thanks to Jonny Logo for the design work.

Limited edition 10th anniversary t-shirt. Only $15 at the show.
It's going to be a great night. Make plans to be there. Doors at Wealthy Theatre open at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. The full band line-up is located at the tab above or by clicking here. See you next Saturday!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Jake's Music Festival on the air

We are going to be all over the local airwaves in the next week talking about the festival, having live band performances, and just genrally getting folks fired up for next Saturday's show. Here's a list of where we're scheduled to appear.

April 5, 7:15 a.m. WZZM-TV 13 - Morning News

April 8, 9:30 a.m. WGVU-FM 88.5 - The Morning Show with Shelley Irwin

April 9, 10:00 a.m. News Talk 1340 AM - Local Spins with John Sinkevics

April 11, 11:00 a.m. WYCE 88.1 FM - Local Resonance

Remember that this is broadcast media so those times could shift a little. We'll also post links once the stations put them up.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

10th Anniversary T-shirts

Jake's Music Festival is celebrating 10 years of great music for a great cause. We will have a limited quantity of commemorative t-shirts available for purchase at this year's event. Thanks to Jonny Logo for the design work. T-shirts can be purchased for $15 on the night of the show. That's April 12 in case you missed the memo.

Jake's Music Festival t-shirt, featuring the name of every performer that has played during the past 10 years.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Four Weeks Until JMF 2014

The 10th anniversary Jake's Music Festival takes place 4 weeks from today. This year promises to be one of our best shows ever. We have a great mix of new performers and old favorites. Plus a silent auction, free cakes samples from Connie's Cakes, and craft beer for sale in the concession stand.

Here's the line-up for this year's show:
6:00 PM  - Grand ‘Piper’ Entrance & Welcome
6:05 PM  - B-Side Growlers
6:40 PM  - Lynn Thompson 
7:00 PM  -
Otis Blueswell Jr. wsg Emma Loo 
7:40 PM  - David Molinari
8:00 PM  - The Rhythm Aces
8:40 PM  - Elise & The Pretty Reckless 
9:00 PM  - Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish
10:00 PM  - The Waxies

Some of the auction items include:
Gift certificate and pub glasses from Terra GR
4 tickets to the West Michigan Whitecaps
4 admissions to the GR Children's Museum
2 tickets to GR Symphony performance of Simply Beethoven
One night stay at the Prince Conference Center
One month membership at The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
Plus gift certificates from the Civic Theatre, GR Public Museum, and GRAM.

Remember this is a free show. Come enjoy yourself and please consider making a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Band Photos and Info

See the heading right above this post that says "2014 Band Photos"? If you click that you'll see photos of some of this year's performers along with links to their web sites and Facebook pages so you can hear a little of their music. We are really excited about this year's line-up and we'll be announcing more bands and soloists soon.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Partial 2014 Band Line-up

2014 is shaping up to be a great year. We are still booking bands but we wanted to give you a peek at who's going be there.

Currently in our line-up:
Potatoe Babies
The Waxies
Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish
B-Side Growlers
David Molinari

Plus we will have a silent auction, free 10th anniversary cake samples, and Michigan beer in the concession stand. More bands and more fun will be announced as we get closer to the show date.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Jake's Music Festival 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 10th anniversary Jake's Music Festival will be held on April 12, 2014 at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mark your calendars now. We'll be announcing the bands in the near future.