Tom Petty Tribute Band
June 20, 2020
Close your eyes and you won’t know the difference. Open them and you still might be fooled. The Insiders present the premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers experience. With 6 veteran musicians and decades of combined stage and touring experience, The Insiders are genuinely running down the dream.
After the passing of Tom Petty in October of 2017 Lockwood organized the band by pulling together some of his favorite musicians for a benefit concert. After a sold-out show that raised thousands for a local domestic violence shelter The Insiders decided they wouldn’t back down. “We try to honor what Mr. Petty and the Heartbreakers have done for rock and roll each night. We’re fans of the music foremost. These songs are woven into the fabric of the American identity.” They’ve found no shortage of demand, selling out shows everywhere they go in the first year of the band’s existence. Local Spins’ John Sinkevics had this to say: “The Insiders set the bar at a new level for Tom Petty tributes.”
Westrin & Mowry
June 27, 2020
Westrin & Mowry is an American folk-rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Brian Westrin and producer/instrumentalist Peter Mowry. They have released three full-length albums as Westrin & Mowry, One Week Epiphany in 2004 and The Past Rushes In in 2014. Their third studio album, Rogues, was released in May 2016. In June 2015 the duo performed at the National Music Publishers Association annual meeting in New York City, an event which honored songwriter icon Billy Joel.
Prior to releasing The Past Rushes In, Mowry was the guitarist for indie folk band Lord Huron. Westrin & Mowry released the 6-Song EP “Hooked” in 2017, and a singles-collection project in 2018-2020, digitally releasing a new song nearly each month. In 2019, their song Talk to Me Again was selected as the John Lennon Song of the Year for Folk Music.
This year marks their 17th year of making music together.
Sundae + Mr. Goessl
July 11, 2020
Sundae + Mr. Goessl are a wife/husband duo with a style all their own and have been in the business of entertaining audiences all across the US for the past 5 years. Recently married, they have put out 5 albums and booked 13 national tours. The couple has successfully drafted an act that encompasses virtuosity, jazz, pop, country, charm, fashion, comedy, vaudeville and even magic! While some call it “Vintage Pop” and others deem it “Cowboy Jazz” there’s one adjective that everyone can agree on: delightful.
Sundae + Mr. Goessl are currently touring the US and Canada in their 30 ft Winnebago with their rescue chihuahua (Jackie) and plan on making fantastic music together for the rest of their lives. ♥
ABBA Tribute Band
July 14, 2020
The Tribute to ABBA, the greatest pop supergroup from Sweden, electrifies audiences of all ages with the best hits “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Take a Chance”, “Fernando”, and many more. Their team of seasoned musicians will take you on a nostalgic trip back to the glitz and glamour of the 70s with their beautiful harmonies, elaborate costumes and exciting choreography!
The New York City based touring tribute act has been featured on The Colbert Report with comedian Stephen Colbert and has toured with their show-stopping performances in theaters, colleges, casinos and nightclubs all across the nation! Don’t miss this opportunity to slip on your platforms and sing along to your favorite ABBA songs with the BEST ABBA Tribute Band our generation has seen yet!
July 31, 2020
Horton Creek Bluegrass formed in 2004 after they played, what they thought, was a one time gig to fill a spot. That one show went so well, that they had to keep on going. Initially, they began by playing mostly traditional bluegrass and gospel music. As time went on, they began to expand their musical influences, to create a sound that incorporates traditional/progressive bluegrass, country western, a little bit of rock n’ roll, all while keeping the core around the roots music.
As our sound transformed, and the chemistry between band members grew and grew, the bookings for shows started rolling in. We have played concerts for sold out theaters, Bliss Fest, as well as, being the opening act for major players in the industry, such as Trick Pony and Kellie Pickler.
Gaines & Wagoner
August 1, 2020
Based in Madison, WI, the award-winning husband and wife duo of Mary Gaines (cello,guitar,bass,vocals) and Chris Wagoner (violin, mandolins, lapsteel, ukulele, guitar, accordion, vocals) play an eclectic mix of Americana – original and classic tunes ranging from folk to jazz, bluegrass to blues, honky-tonk and a little singer-songwriter on the side.
Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines have been in-demand private instructors, session musicians and performers in the Midwest for over three decades with tours spanning the US and Europe. Together and separately, they are founding members of several of Wisconsin’s favorite musical groups, past and present: Harmonious Wail, The Common Faces, The Bob Westfall Band, The Moon Gypsies and the The Stellanovas just to name a few.
August 8, 2020
Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of making a small room, well off the beaten path, resonate with startling urgency and power. Couple it with an earnest poetic sensibility, a boundless work ethic, and an uncanny gift for connecting with audiences spanning generations, and it’s no wonder that Davis is now poised at the brink of the sort of widespread recognition that typically passes right over such a humble troubadour.
Over the past twenty years, Michigan-based Davis has honed an impressive range of skills – songwriter, bandleader, guitarist, and vocalist among them – in the most honest possible fashion: night after night, song after song, show after show Davis simply delivered every performance as though his life depended on it. Investing himself in the American musical diaspora, he has explored the common thread connecting folk, blues, jazz, ragtime, and country forms – discovering his personal perspective as a composer in the process.
August 28 & 29, 2020
Female –fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals, (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. They followed the album release with two-hundred days of touring nationally, seventeen festivals, sync placement with Turner Classic Movies and FOX sports, and a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial.
They didn’t slow down going into 2019. They released a self titled LIVE album and toured the UK. Scored an indie film, and taught workshops across the country, playing with symphonies, and recording their much anticipated Vessel Album to be released in 2020.
Billboard Magazine says, “The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops”.
Pop Matters Magazine say’s, you can’t define them by comparison to any one band, comparing them to a mash up of influences including, “Beatles, Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Led Zepplin, ,Ani Defranko, Niko Case, Brandi Carlile, etc.
Don’t take their word for it, come see for yourself. This band is just getting started.
Diamonds in the Rust
September 5, 2020
Who are Diamonds in the Rust?
It was inevitable, perhaps – creative musical friends find other creative musical friends and can’t resist creating music together. Out of the heart of the Midwest, two veteran Michigan duos join forces in a new quartet/quintet: Diamonds in the Rust.
In what began simply as an idea to tour together, Annie & Rod Capps and Jan Krist & Jim Bizer (along with percussionist/composer Alan Finkbeiner) have formed a new band. Each already well-known for their performing prowess, the new group promises to be that much more. Everyone sings, everyone plays multiple instruments, and the band boasts a trio of respected, award-winning songwriters. The repertoire also includes a few choice selections from the rich musical history of the place where they grew and learned their craft.
Perhaps best of all is the palpable joy and camaraderie that happens between good musicians who are also good friends. Diamonds in the Rust exists to share this with their audiences – the connection that happens when everyone is caught up in the music.