We have an incredible line-up on tap for our 15th year. And as good as this looks, there may be some surprises. The start times for these bands can be found under the 2019 Show Line-up tab.
We are so happy to have The Autumnatic back on our stage. This is a tight pop/rock band baptized in blues and R&B. There's even a rumor that they have a new album coming out.
Barrel Bones will take the stage at approximately 9:00 p.m. The band delivers blues-inspired melodic testimonials you won’t soon
forget. Their original songs are medicine for the soul, and fuel for
Cabildo is a West Michigan based alternative Latin rock collective that
delivers a unique blend of cumbia, ska, folk and other genres of music
from Latin and South America. The “Rock en Español” movement inspires
many of their selections, consisting of original music and covers from
several popular Latin American rock bands.
Stone Soup & the Broken Teeth is the latest venture for former Waxies frontman Branden Garner. He has convinced musicians with varying backgrounds - from country and western swing to
rock, blues and soul - to come together, make unique music, and share it
for everyone to enjoy.
Young Pioneer makes their way to Grand Rapids by the way of southeast Michigan. This upbeat pop/rock group has a flair for telling stories reminiscent of growing up and always keeping hope.
The 5 is unique, exciting, high power, and not to be
missed. The 5 is Industrial Psychedelic Trap Metal. A unique blend of Genres creating something
of its own, something new, something different.
Plus, DJ SYLX will be spinning the tunes as soon as the doors open at 6:00 p.m., Sarah Jean Anderson will also be back creating original art while you wait, and there's the silent auction, with merchandise from a variety of west Michigan businesses.
When we finish on the Elevation stage, join us for an after party at The Mint with the Gilded Revolution Project. This three piece acoustic combo will provide a great way to finish the evening.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
“It’s amazing that this is our 15th year,” said festival organizer Tom Scheidel. “We started this back in 2005 and it’s gratifying to see the growth. We annually bring in some of the top bands in the Grand Rapids area for a night of fantastic music.”
Event sponsors Perrin Brewing Company, The Gordon Group, and United Bank cover the production costs of the festival. This means that all proceeds from the festival are donated to the local chapter of JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
“This is going to be a great year,” said festival music director Clay Grueber. “We have some excellent bands lined up and some special surprises to celebrate this milestone year.”