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Bay City Country Music Festival with Chris Lane wsg Jon Langston
Sat, June 20, 2020
1:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Wenonah Park at World Friendship Shell
111 Center Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
$35 – $55
The 3rd Annual Bay City Country Music Festival featuring Chris Lane and Special Guest Jon Langston on Saturday June 20, 2020 at the World Friendship Shell at Wenonah Park in Bay City.
VIP gates open at 1:30p.m Regular Admission gates open at 2p.m Starring Chris Lane, Jon Langston, Kin Faux, Steve Armstrong, The Todd Michael Band and The Family Tradition Band VIP Section--First come first served seated area that is not assigned by rows or seat number and near the Stage with a Bar and Portable Restrooms.
GA Section--Lawn area where you can bring lawn chairs and blankets
ABOUT CHRIS LANE: Chris Lane’s star continues to rise with GOLD and PLATINUM level single certifications, two #1 hits (breakout smash “Fix” and recent chart-topper “I Don’t Know About You”), two Top 10 albums, and more than 1 BILLION combined streams. “I Don’t Know About You” followed the success of his hit collaboration “Take Back Home Girl” featuring Tori Kelly. Both songs are from Lane's Big Loud Records sophomore album –LAPS AROUND THE SUN–that made a chart-topping debut, landing at #1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart and inside the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the second time in his career. Gaining recognition, Lane was named one of Music Row Magazine’s 2017 Next Big Thing Artists, has scored nominations at the I Heart Radio Music Awards, ACM Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards and appeared on TODAY, The Bachelor, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers and CONAN. Previously landing coveted opening slots on tours with Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw + Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts and Dan + Shay, the Kernersville, NC-native is currently on the road for his headline BIG, BIG PLANS TOUR, hitting major cities coast-to-coast. Recently married to Lauren Bushnell, Lane popped the question with “Big, Big Plans” –his brand-new single making its mark on Country radio.
Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA as the oldest of three boys, listening to music by his heroes Alan Jackson and the Eagles. He grew up playing football, eventually earning a football scholarship to college. Jon always thought football would a part of his life, but after his sixth concussion left him blind for fifteen minutes, his Division 1 football career ended abruptly. Jon picked up his guitar which he hadn’t touched since the eighth grade and re-taught himself how to play. Playing open mic nights and working on his songwriting eventually lead to the 2013 release of “Forever Girl,” the first song he ever wrote by himself. That release kicked off his music career which has culminated in 15 sold out showsandover500million career streams. Jon opened for Luke Bryan on his Farm Tour in 2017, which was a full circle moment for Jon who had been in the crowd as a spectator of the Farm Tour only a few years before in Athens, GA. He was invited to perform on the tour again in 2018 and joined Luke in support of his Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019. Jon signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV, management with KP Entertainment, and is the first artist signed under Luke Bryan’s new Label 32 Bridge Entertainment with EMI Records Nashville. On his new label home, Jon released his major label debut single, “When It Comes To Loving You,” which reached No. 1onthe all-genre iTunes Chart. Jon released his highly-anticipated EP, Now You Know ,on October 25. The EP features six original songs all written by Jon including the project’s lead single, “Now You Know,” currently playing at country radio. Jon unveiled his new song, “Drinks,” which has been a staple in his live show over the past year and one Jon is excited to share with fans.
CHIPPENDALES 2020 GET NAUGHTY TOUR
20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
SUN // MAR 22
Show Time: 9pm
Voted Vegas' #1 male revue and best bachelorette party destination, the world famous Chippendales are bringing their sexy from Las Vegas to your home town. Chippendales is the perfect way to celebrate your bachelorette party, birthday bash, newly-single celebration or just to have an unforgettable night out with your crew. The show, revamped annually, is a high energy, sexually charged, up close and personal experience that will leave you screaming for more. Grab your squad, get your tickets and lets do this!
Camp Greensky Music Festival
Billy Strings, Lettuce, The Infamous Stringdusters, John Medeski's Mad Skillet, Peter Rowan, Cha Wa, Della Mae, Luke Winslow-King, Jon Stickley Trio, Neal Francis, Grasshoppah
Date And Time
Thu, June 4, 2020, 3:00 PM -
Sat, June 6, 2020, 11:30 PM EDT
Doors at 9:00 AM
Hoxeyville Festival Grounds
11130 W 48 1/2 Rd.
Wellston, MI 49689
$75 – $185
THREE NIGHTS OF CAMPING AND MUSIC HOSTED BY GREENSKY BLUEGRASS!
***GREENSKY BLUEGRASS x 3***
***THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS***
***JOHN MEDESKI'S MAD SKILLET***
***LUKE WINSLOW KING***
***JON STICKLEY TRIO***
***DAVE BRUZZA & LYLE BREWER***
• Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Camp Greensky Music Festival.
• Tickets for Camp Greensky are NOT shipped.
• ALL admission options include camping on-site at the festival.
• Tickets are limited and prices may change without notice.
• All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
• Event is rain or shine.
• Artists subject to change without notice.
420 CANNABIS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020 CANNABIS FESTIVAL
Sat, April 18, 2020
12:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Adado Riverfront Park
201 East Shiawassee Street
Lansing, MI 48933
$0 – $10,000
A GREAT COMMUNITY EVENT FEATURING FOOD FUN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN AN INTIMATE FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE. WE ARE EXCITED TO BRING THE BEST LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE IN A OPEN AIR LIVE ENVIRONMENT .
MAKE PLANS TO CELEBRATE WITH US. WE HAVE MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE EITHER AS A TICKET BUYER, FOOD TRUCK VENDOR, MERCHANDISE VENDOR, SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE.
ALL AGES EVENT (PARENTAL DISCRETION) UNDER 18 ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED 21+ TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE 420 CANNABIS MUSIC FESTIVAL !
SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2020
ADADO RIVERFRONT PARK
14TH ANNUAL MOTOR CITY BLUES FESTIVAL
featuring Bobby Rush, Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, Melvia “Chick” Rodgers-Williams, Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams and Theodis Ealey
MAR 14 , 2020 FOX THEATRE 7:00 PM
Starting at $57- 125
The 14th Annual Motor City Blues Festival featuring Bobby Rush, Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, Melvia “Chick” Rodgers-Williams, Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams and Theodis Ealey will perform at the Fox Theatre in The District Detroit on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Lineup subject to change.
Bobby Rush is a Louisiana native who earned the title “King of the Chitlin’ Circuit” after relocating to Jackson, MS in the early 1980s. His distinctive “folk funk” style makes for an upbeat and often provocative live performance. Blues audiences around the country recognize his songs such as “Big Fat Woman” and “What's Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander.”
North Carolina native Calvin Richardson is a gritty, gospel-minded urban contemporary/neo-soul vocalist and songwriter whose influences have ranged from Sam Cooke, Bobby Womack, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye to Jodeci and K-Ci & JoJo. He has released seven studio albums to date, including his latest, All or Nothing, in 2017.
Southern bluesman Pokey Bear injects a larger-than-life swagger into his R&B-infused bayou soul. One-third of the Louisiana Blue Brothas with Tyree Neal and Adrian Bagher (the trio issued Love on the Bayou in 2014), Pokey Bear also released the solo effort Josephine Son Pokey in 2014. The album included sensual dance tracks like “The Gingerbread Man” and “Mr. Hit It and Quit It” as well as his de facto theme song, “They Call Me Pokey.” Mr. It Ain't Fair arrived in January 2016. The album featured local dancefloor hit “Good Foot” and “Shake That Money Maker” with Mystikal.
Melvia “Chick” Rodgers-Williams, to give her full name, was born in Memphis. She began to sing in church with her father then grew musically in the `80s, becoming soloist in the group Clockwise. In 1989 she moved to Chicago, home of the blues and here her fame grew thanks to her strong soul voice. She began to be known outside the United States with tours in Europe and Japan. She performed as supporter of the great Koko Taylor and participated in many important international blues festivals. Not content with singing only blues, she began to gain familiarity with jazz repertoires and participated in important American television musicals.
Ultimate soul crooner and Oakland native Lenny Williams possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R&B’s most influential soul men. Williams began his musical career making records that have become R&B and Pop classics, including “Cause I Love You” (recorded on his solo album) and “So Very Hard To Go,” which he recorded as the lead singer of Tower of Power. Williams’ style has transcended into the new millennium, influencing many of today’s most popular R&B and hip hop artists.
Theodis Ealey is hailed as a blues singer, guitarist, and bandleader. Blues fans know him by his nickname “The Bluesman Lover,” for his brassy R&B love tunes. In 1994, Ealey won the Male Vocalist Top Star Award in San Francisco, and three years later he was named the Mo’ Better Blues Male Artist of the Year in Atlanta. In 2004, Ealey released the album Stand Up in It, and the title track, a playfully raunchy bit of bedroom advice, became a surprise hit single, spending 21 weeks on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and peaking at number one.
FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS
Featuring Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford and Don “DC” Curry
MAR 21 , 2020 FOX THEATRE 8:00 PM
Starting at $64
Comedian heavyweights Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford and Don “DC” Curry are set to bring the Festival of Laughs to the Fox Theatre in The District Detroit on Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m. Each year, the Festival of Laughs unites some of the most popular names in comedy on stage. The highly celebrated entertainers will bring down the house with their sharp wit, unbridled humor and hysterical storytelling for a night fans won’t want to miss.
Lineup is subject to change. For more information,
In her more than 20-year career, award-winning comedienne of “Chandelier Status,” Sommore has become a trailblazer for women in the comedy business as one of the most successful comedians in the U.S. and abroad. Sommore has been featured in a number of hit films including Soul Plane, Something New and Friday After Next. Her all-new self-produced comedy special, A Queen With No Spades, recently premiered on Showtime. Follow on Facebook at QueenSommore, Twitter at @sommoresofunny and Instagram at @sommore.
Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Gary Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony Magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian.” Audiences can see Owen in his most recent comedy special, I Got My Associates currently on Showtime. Last year, Owen starred in his own docuseries The Gary Owen Show on BET, which chronicled his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. Film credits include Meet The Blacks, Think Like A Man, Think Like A Man Too, Ride Along, Little Man, Daddy Day Care, and College. Follow on Facebook at GaryOwen, Twitter at @garyowencomedy and Instagram at @garyowencomedy.
Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today. Lavell first gained national exposure on NBC’s hit reality series Last Comic Standing. His television appearances include Workaholics (Comedy Central), Breaking Bad (AMC), and Chelsea Lately (E! Entertainment), Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam (Showtime) and Comic View (BET), to name a few. Follow on Twitter at @Lavellthacomic and Instagram at @lavellsthacomic.
Don “DC” Curry's outspoken comedy style – delivered in his signature voice with speed and a mischievous grin – made him a star at San Francisco's comedy clubs starting in the `90s, and he soon took his act across the nation. Best known for playing Uncle Elroy Jones in the hit films Next Friday and Friday After Next, Curry is a regular guest and former host of BET’s Comic View who's also been seen on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. As an actor, he’s also had regular roles on TV's Grace Under Fire and The Steve Harvey Show, and was a guest voice on the animated hit The Boondocks. Follow on Facebook at DonDCCurryOfficial, Twitter at @DonDCCurry and Instagram at @dc.curry.18
Thu, Apr 9, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT
11177 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014
$62 – $99
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1969. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” blended elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music.
Bringin' Back the 80s Festival SATURDAY
Sat, April 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 11:55 PM EDT
601 Weiss Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
$15 – $35
Peg your stonewashed jeans, tease your hair, and grab your friends…This is your chance to relive the 1980s!
Bring back totally awesome memories by celebrating the music, trends and events of the 1980’s. Outrageous Live Cover Bands, Best Dressed Contest, a huge display of 80’s Memorabilia and Video Games, Breakdancing Show and much more. Hours are 6pm – Midnight both nights. Tickets are $15 each and will be available on the website until sold out. All ages are welcome on Friday but Saturday is 21 and over only. Parking is free. Be safe!- there will be shuttles running a constant loop between the festival and all hotels in Frankenmuth and Birch Run. Don't worry about the weather, it’s held indoor! Proceeds go to cancer-related causes.
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
Sat, May 2, 2020 @ 8:00PM
Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven numbers ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
Tom Green - Special Event
Mon, May 18, 2020, 7:30 PM EDT
Doors at 6:30 PM
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle
310 S. Troy St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
$25 – $35
Tom Green exploded on MTV with the groundbreaking comedy show “The Tom Green Show.” Before reality TV, YouTube and social media existed, Tom Green’s man-on-the-street pranks changed television forever. He’s graced the cover of Rolling Stone, hosted Saturday Night Live, guest hosted Letterman, and appeared on Oprah, Jay Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, Conan, The Daily Show and more! The success of the Tom Green Show has landed him roles in mainstream Hollywood movies like Road Trip, Freddy Got Fingered, Stealing Harvard, Charlies Angels and more! Don’t miss the insanely hilarious stand up comedy of Tom Green when he comes to your city. His brilliantly cracked view of the world around him makes for non-stop laughter every time.
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