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Friday, September 14th

  4:30 PM - Barelyon   Barelyon is what happens with the Big Apple meets the Motor City. A champion and an underdog rolled into one. A ton of hustle and zero ounces of quit. Stylistically, raw, soulful, pop rock with influences from Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, The White Stripes, John Mayer, and other artists known for embracing the history of music while molding it into something new. Originally from NYC and Detroit respectively, Barelyon is a collaboration between Leona CW and Brion RGB (Riborn) –and often other groovy music people at live shows– creating music with a focus on duets and harmonies. Almost every song is an interaction between singers. There is no lead. Barelyon is a duo. Barelyon is a band. Barelyon is.

4:30 PM - Barelyon

Barelyon is what happens with the Big Apple meets the Motor City. A champion and an underdog rolled into one. A ton of hustle and zero ounces of quit. Stylistically, raw, soulful, pop rock with influences from Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, The White Stripes, John Mayer, and other artists known for embracing the history of music while molding it into something new. Originally from NYC and Detroit respectively, Barelyon is a collaboration between Leona CW and Brion RGB (Riborn) –and often other groovy music people at live shows– creating music with a focus on duets and harmonies. Almost every song is an interaction between singers. There is no lead. Barelyon is a duo. Barelyon is a band. Barelyon is.

  6:30 PM - Manny Torres   Manny Torres is a Chicago based singer-songwriter that lives for the passion filled experience of his live shows! His music brings the secular and the sacred into conversation with each other, as he writes and covers songs that demonstrate the beauty, pain, and hope that comprise the human experience as a whole. His voice is warm; even as he sings about heartbreak, such as in “Real Lies," his ineffable joy resides underneath his sorrow. The effect of this is that Manny enables his listeners to bring their own hurting hearts into song with his—he creates space for them to fully feel their pain, release it, and partake in the musical healing offered by his voice. In this way, Manny’s music is an invitation to his listeners to embrace their hopes and fears, their joys and sadnesses and find peace and calm within the messiness of life.

6:30 PM - Manny Torres

Manny Torres is a Chicago based singer-songwriter that lives for the passion filled experience of his live shows! His music brings the secular and the sacred into conversation with each other, as he writes and covers songs that demonstrate the beauty, pain, and hope that comprise the human experience as a whole. His voice is warm; even as he sings about heartbreak, such as in “Real Lies," his ineffable joy resides underneath his sorrow. The effect of this is that Manny enables his listeners to bring their own hurting hearts into song with his—he creates space for them to fully feel their pain, release it, and partake in the musical healing offered by his voice. In this way, Manny’s music is an invitation to his listeners to embrace their hopes and fears, their joys and sadnesses and find peace and calm within the messiness of life.

  8:30 PM - Ben Sharkey   One of Detroit’s premiere live entertainers over the past ten years plus, Ben Sharkey infuses his live performances with a hip and sultry fire, bringing his artful swagger to the stage with a colorful fusion of old school cool, contemporary jazz, soul and pop. Stylistically, he lets his muse lead the way to booming percussion driven landscapes infused with swing, R&B, Latin and crisp, edgy house-dance beats that make him the ultimate contemporary hipster as well as a masterful throwback artist.

8:30 PM - Ben Sharkey

One of Detroit’s premiere live entertainers over the past ten years plus, Ben Sharkey infuses his live performances with a hip and sultry fire, bringing his artful swagger to the stage with a colorful fusion of old school cool, contemporary jazz, soul and pop. Stylistically, he lets his muse lead the way to booming percussion driven landscapes infused with swing, R&B, Latin and crisp, edgy house-dance beats that make him the ultimate contemporary hipster as well as a masterful throwback artist.

 

Saturday, September 15th

  12:00 PM - Axis Music Academy    Axis Music Academy will be showcasing some of their talented young musicians during this event. Stop by and see the future of the Detroit music scene including some up and coming singer/songwriters and also some teen bands. Axis Music Academy has locations in both Birmingham and West Bloomfield and have been teaching music for over 25 years here in metro Detroit.

12:00 PM - Axis Music Academy

Axis Music Academy will be showcasing some of their talented young musicians during this event. Stop by and see the future of the Detroit music scene including some up and coming singer/songwriters and also some teen bands. Axis Music Academy has locations in both Birmingham and West Bloomfield and have been teaching music for over 25 years here in metro Detroit.

  2:00 PM - The Roadwork Crew   T. Money Green's ROADWORK CREW is one of the Motor Cities' finest funk, rock, and soul bands. Bringing a lineup of hard hitting original hits and west coast g-funk covers, The Crew always keeps the crowd going. Join us while we jam to the signature grooves of Death Row Record's former band director and bass player, which have been heard all over the world on classics like Snoop Dogg's Gin N' Juice and Doggy Dogg World, Warren G's Regulate, Dr. Dre's Let Me Ride Remix, and Tupac's California Love.

2:00 PM - The Roadwork Crew

T. Money Green's ROADWORK CREW is one of the Motor Cities' finest funk, rock, and soul bands. Bringing a lineup of hard hitting original hits and west coast g-funk covers, The Crew always keeps the crowd going. Join us while we jam to the signature grooves of Death Row Record's former band director and bass player, which have been heard all over the world on classics like Snoop Dogg's Gin N' Juice and Doggy Dogg World, Warren G's Regulate, Dr. Dre's Let Me Ride Remix, and Tupac's California Love.

  4:30 PM - Reefermen   The Reefermen are a 4-piece Detroit band, a real rock and roll institution. The music showcases the band's ability to go from hard rock to R&B classics while always keeping the dance floor Packed.

4:30 PM - Reefermen

The Reefermen are a 4-piece Detroit band, a real rock and roll institution. The music showcases the band's ability to go from hard rock to R&B classics while always keeping the dance floor Packed.

  6:30 PM - Jon Fett Quartet   The Jon Fett Quartet has played locally in Michigan for over 15 years. JFQ was born out of the necessity for spreading great music with energy like the greats who wrote it. While the line up has changed over the years, the Jon Fett Quartet continues to deliver music from the real pioneers of rock and roll, like never before. Containing members from local Michigan original acts such as, Miles Beyond, Vanilla Curve, Sweat, Lee Marvin Computer Arm and many more, this version of the JFQ is the most versatile, energetic and rock n roll of all! JFQ is equipped with an arsenal of covers of the best rock n roll songs in recorded history, as well as new original music that brings new depths to rock n roll and will escape out of Michigan to be the next big thing, Werewolves.

6:30 PM - Jon Fett Quartet

The Jon Fett Quartet has played locally in Michigan for over 15 years. JFQ was born out of the necessity for spreading great music with energy like the greats who wrote it. While the line up has changed over the years, the Jon Fett Quartet continues to deliver music from the real pioneers of rock and roll, like never before. Containing members from local Michigan original acts such as, Miles Beyond, Vanilla Curve, Sweat, Lee Marvin Computer Arm and many more, this version of the JFQ is the most versatile, energetic and rock n roll of all! JFQ is equipped with an arsenal of covers of the best rock n roll songs in recorded history, as well as new original music that brings new depths to rock n roll and will escape out of Michigan to be the next big thing, Werewolves.

  8:30 PM - Killer Flamingos   The Killer Flamingos consist of Todd Best, Michelle Carrallavah, Darren Drake, David Gondoly, and Tim Webber - five talented musicians who have been together in their current incarnation for over 10 and a half years. This is no weekend bar band; the Killer Flamingos is made up of seasoned professionals and their dedication is evident at every show. They cover Top 40 across the decades, from the 80’s to current hits, with some Motown and other familiar favorites sprinkled in. Their considerable versatility, combined with off-the-chart levels of crowd interaction has kept the Flamingos at the top of fan voted lists like Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Best Band” and WDIV’s Click On Detroit’s “Best Local Band” for numerous years since 2008. They recently received the Metro Times 2017 “Best Cover Band” distinction. There aren’t a lot of jobs out there where one can get applauded every 3-4 minutes, but there aren’t a lot of bands out there who leave it all on the stage like the Killer Flamingos.      

8:30 PM - Killer Flamingos

The Killer Flamingos consist of Todd Best, Michelle Carrallavah, Darren Drake, David Gondoly, and Tim Webber - five talented musicians who have been together in their current incarnation for over 10 and a half years. This is no weekend bar band; the Killer Flamingos is made up of seasoned professionals and their dedication is evident at every show. They cover Top 40 across the decades, from the 80’s to current hits, with some Motown and other familiar favorites sprinkled in. Their considerable versatility, combined with off-the-chart levels of crowd interaction has kept the Flamingos at the top of fan voted lists like Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Best Band” and WDIV’s Click On Detroit’s “Best Local Band” for numerous years since 2008. They recently received the Metro Times 2017 “Best Cover Band” distinction. There aren’t a lot of jobs out there where one can get applauded every 3-4 minutes, but there aren’t a lot of bands out there who leave it all on the stage like the Killer Flamingos.

 

 

 

Sunday, September 16th

  12:30 PM - NATA   Hailing from Southeast Michigan, NATA and the Soul Smooth Band gives off a musical sound that will leave a mark on your soul. From performing covers to original works, they're sure to keep any event flowing smoothly. Whether you prefer a four piece band (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, and Drums) Or acoustic (Vocals and guitar), NATA and the band are available for weddings, festivals, nightclubs, banquets, corporate events, etc.

12:30 PM - NATA

Hailing from Southeast Michigan, NATA and the Soul Smooth Band gives off a musical sound that will leave a mark on your soul. From performing covers to original works, they're sure to keep any event flowing smoothly. Whether you prefer a four piece band (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, and Drums) Or acoustic (Vocals and guitar), NATA and the band are available for weddings, festivals, nightclubs, banquets, corporate events, etc.

  3:00 PM - New World Soul    An amazing ensemble band of musicians in the Metro Detroit Area providing you with an amazing live experience. New World Soul came together as with the premise that great soul music is something that should be shared with the world. Our group of talented musicians is constantly challenging what Soul Music is about.   

3:00 PM - New World Soul

An amazing ensemble band of musicians in the Metro Detroit Area providing you with an amazing live experience. New World Soul came together as with the premise that great soul music is something that should be shared with the world. Our group of talented musicians is constantly challenging what Soul Music is about.

 

  5:30 PM - Kysia Live Band with Monica   Greenstreet frontman, Matt Kysia, returns from Chicago to assemble a power packed lineup of Detroit's top Soul/R&B musicians for a body moving journey through both Classics and Top 40 hits. His All-Star lineup will be highlighted by female vocal powerhouse, Monica Notaro from Cancel Monday, sharing frontstage duties. Together, they reunite their signature duo with a big band sound and plenty of Motown flavor to cap the weekend.

5:30 PM - Kysia Live Band with Monica

Greenstreet frontman, Matt Kysia, returns from Chicago to assemble a power packed lineup of Detroit's top Soul/R&B musicians for a body moving journey through both Classics and Top 40 hits. His All-Star lineup will be highlighted by female vocal powerhouse, Monica Notaro from Cancel Monday, sharing frontstage duties. Together, they reunite their signature duo with a big band sound and plenty of Motown flavor to cap the weekend.

  8:00 PM - Thornetta Davis   THORNETTA DAVIS 2018 Kresge Fellowship Awardee, International singer, songwriter, recording artist, was awarded by the Detroit Blues Society the “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and awarded a star on the Canada South Blues Museum “Walk of Fame”. In 2015 Thornetta was crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues!” in a ceremony by the Detroit Blues Society, with proclamations from the City of Detroit, County of Wayne and the State of Michigan. Her labor of love CD entitled Honest Woman has recently been nominated by the Blues Foundation, for two 2017 Blues Music Awards, for best song (I gotta sang the blues) and emerging artist CD. As a winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, Thornetta recently received six 2018 DMA’s and has also won eight 2017 Detroit Music Awards, which include Outstanding Record Producer, Outstanding Blues Recording, Outstanding Blues Vocalist and Outstanding Live Performance. As winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards for “Best Soul/Blues Album, Big City Rhythm & BluesMagazine “Coolest Blues Song” Thornetta has garnered international attention by winning 2017 1st place in the 2017INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) for “Best Blues Song” (I BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT) and the prestigious French 2018 La Academie du Jazz Award for “Best Blues Album” for HONEST WOMAN.

8:00 PM - Thornetta Davis

THORNETTA DAVIS 2018 Kresge Fellowship Awardee, International singer, songwriter, recording artist, was awarded by the Detroit Blues Society the “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and awarded a star on the Canada South Blues Museum “Walk of Fame”. In 2015 Thornetta was crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues!” in a ceremony by the Detroit Blues Society, with proclamations from the City of Detroit, County of Wayne and the State of Michigan. Her labor of love CD entitled Honest Woman has recently been nominated by the Blues Foundation, for two 2017 Blues Music Awards, for best song (I gotta sang the blues) and emerging artist CD. As a winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, Thornetta recently received six 2018 DMA’s and has also won eight 2017 Detroit Music Awards, which include Outstanding Record Producer, Outstanding Blues Recording, Outstanding Blues Vocalist and Outstanding Live Performance. As winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards for “Best Soul/Blues Album, Big City Rhythm & BluesMagazine “Coolest Blues Song” Thornetta has garnered international attention by winning 2017 1st place in the 2017INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) for “Best Blues Song” (I BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT) and the prestigious French 2018 La Academie du Jazz Award for “Best Blues Album” for HONEST WOMAN.