Entertainment & Music
Thursday Night – Derailed
Memorial Park Bandshell – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
After years of playing in successful bands across Michigan, Dave Shipman, Mike Lasley, Barry Loper, Steve Gauthier and Tom Walker have come together to form Derailed. Out of their love for the 1980’s style and genre rock music, Derailed was formed to bring that era of rock music back to life with fire and enthusiasm. In past projects, these five musicians have played many area festivals such as The National Cherry Festival, The Bass Festival, The Mushroom Festival, The Venetian Festival and The Freedom Festival. These musicians have also opened for headlining bands such as Firehouse, Quiet Riot, Slaughter, Vixen, Bret Michaels, Jackyl and have played in successful Tribute bands as well. The experience of this band is as deep as the set list that is, without a doubt, sure to please. So, come aboard this rock n’ roll train and get Derailed– pump your fists in the air and sing at the top of your lungs because nobody is getting left behind on this ride!
Derailed Proudly is:
Dave Shipman: Lead guitar and Vocals
Mike Lasley: Lead guitar and Vocals
Barry Loper: Percussion and Vocals
Steve Gauthier: Bass Guitar and Vocals
Tom Walker: Vocals
Friday Night – Northern Nites Band
Main Street Stage – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Formed in 1986 to play music for a company picnic, the Northern Nites band got its start. After the countless hours of practice and comradery, the decision was made to keep the band going. Always a country band at heart, the band has entertained crowds with classic country, new country and some old time rock-n-roll and has a wide range of music for every crowd. Through the years the band has recorded two CD’s, and has played many events and private parties from as far south as Rochester to as far north as Munising and made many friends along the way. And although some of the original members have changed, the current members Rod Loper of Boyne Falls, Barry Loper of Charlevoix, Dave Dipzinski of East Jordan and Jim Lambdin of Vanderbilt, find enjoyment in bringing music to our friends and neighbors in and around the Charlevoix county area.
Saturday – Project 6
Memorial Park Bandshell – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Project 6 an acoustic rock duo/trio members are Dave Weber – bass/vocals, Jeff Hudson & Adam Crawford – guitars/vocals Songs you love, played acoustically
Saturday – Full Circle
Memorial Park Bandshell – 8:30 PM – Dusk
Full Circle started playing together in the mid-60’s. Band members John Slough on lead guitar, keyboard and vocal, Nick Lilak on rhythm guitar and vocal, Roger Lilak on bass guitar and vocals. The band will be joined by special guest, Joe Trojanek on drums. Full Circle was influenced by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, strong vocal groups, and early rock featuring exceptional guitar work.