There’s no doubt about it, SHOUT! is an amazing Beatles Tribute Band! And we’re bringing them back to The Stage at Kindleberger by popular demand!
SHOUT!’s extraordinary performances include songs from the Fab Four’s first U.S. releases like “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” “Twist And Shout” and “I Saw Her Standing There,” as well as an ensemble of eclectic tunes such as “Penny Lane,” “Paperback Writer,” “I Am The Walrus,” and “Hey Jude”.
Instruments and a certain look, of course, add flavor to SHOUT!’s performance. Band members were careful to acquire the correct guitars, amps, and drums, and use those acquisitions proudly. Each piece is dated as closely to the Beatles’ own as possible.
Greg’s(John) on-stage collection includes a Vox AC-30 amp, a black Rickenbacker 325 guitar, a Gibson J-160E acoustic and an Epiphone Casino. John(Paul) uses a Hofner bass, a Rickenbacker 4001 and Vox Bassman amp. Jim(George) plays a Gretsch Country Gentleman, Rickenbacker 360-12, and Fender Rosewood Telecaster guitar, and uses a Vox AD120VT amp. The kit of choice for drummer Kevin(Ringo) is a 1958 Ludwig Black Pearl set.
And where would a Beatles band be without the right clothes? SHOUT! strives for authenticity, from cuban-heeled boots to moptop hair. They even sport tailor-made suits like the fab four, including the famous Sgt. Pepper outfits.
From head to toe, this fantastic tribute to the Fab Four is everything an audience might expect from a Beatles tribute band and more. Everybody’s talking about SHOUT! and the group continues to gain more and more acclaim with each performance. And you know that can’t be bad….
The Last Mangos is a high energy Jimmy Buffett Tribute band that will please Parrot Heads of all ages with a summer evening of island music! Beach balls, colorful leis, pink flamingos, and, of course, parrot props all help bring a bit of Margaritaville to Kindleberger Park this July!
Patrons can expect a setlist brimming with signature Buffett songs like "Cheeseburger In Paradise," "Come Monday," "Fins" and "Margaritaville," plus a handful of lesser-known songs that the band simply enjoys playing! The Last Mangos bring their passion and prowess to The Stage for an encore performance!
Matt Giraud is a singer/songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan who achieved national recognition and acclaim for his performances on the hit Fox TV show, American Idol. As a favorite of the judges, he was the first ever recipient of the judges’ save, Matt went on to finish 5th on Season 8 of American Idol (2008-2009).
Since then, Matt has appeared on various media outlets and talk shows (i.e. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Regis & Kelly). He continues to tour all over the world and most recently has been playing with some of the biggest symphonies in the US. He has performed on stages such as The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix and for a crowd of over 9000 for the Taste of Kalamazoo in Michigan.
Matt has also had major successes on iTunes by working with seasoned songwriters and artists. He recorded a cover of the song "You Don't Know Me" with Anna Wilson, which can be found on her album titled Countrypolitan Duets. The song went on to be #1 on the iTunes Jazz chart in 2010. He also recorded the song “Thank You” with Jim Brickman in 2010, which reached #16 on the Hot AC charts.
Matt continues to perform and write new music. The Kindleberger Arts Commission is excited to welcome Matt and his ensemble back to The Stage at Kindleberger after performing for a “sold out” audience in 2018!
When Ben Daniels decided he was going to be a musician, it was more than a career choice. A natural poet, this young songwriter went to school on Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and J.J. Cale, among others. His lyrics speak directly to a younger generation that hears, sees, and thinks about the very things he’s writing. From their opening song to the finale of their set, the Ben Daniels Band cuts through with their originality, musicianship, and a sound that spans Americana, Blues, Jazz, and Rock.
Throughout the years, BDB had toured the country several times while regularly making the rounds in The Great Lakes State. The son of actor Jeff Daniels, he has quietly monitored what it takes to live life as an artist. Beyond a passed down talent, the Ben Daniels Band believes in hard work, perseverance, and creatively challenging themselves and their audience. With Tommy Reifel on bass, George Merkel & Josh Silas on guitar, Wesley Fritzemeier on drums and singer/songwriter Amanda Daniels on vocals, BDB’s live show never fails to take over the venue. The Ben Daniels Band has grown to be a formidable group that sounds pleasantly familiar, yet unforgettably unique, with their own views of the blues.
Born out of a need for Bluegrass in the Chelsea, MI area, Thunderwüde became a band in the winter of 2014 and consists of Jason Dennie, Wesley Fritzemeier, and Tommy Reifel. Thunderwüde started out primarily as a traditional bluegrass quartet with guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. Thunderwüde has since evolved into a tight-knit trio that can bounce between intricate original compositions, bluegrass standards, and current billboard hits within the flick of a fiddle bow. With decades of collective touring behind them, Thunderwüde's live show is one that charms human emotions with impeccable songwriting, affectional melodies and vocal harmonies, while further satisfying the intellect with seasoned instrumental chops and musical improvisation.
Thunderwüde members have shared the bill with many notable artists including Arlo Guthrie, Keb Mo, Sam Bush, David Wilcox, LeAnn Rimes, The Raconteurs, Sheryl Crowe, and Taj Mahal, to name a few. Additionally, they have played such notable folk venues as The Ark, The Bluebird Cafe, Canal Street Tavern, World Cafe Live, The Bijou Theater, Big Top Chautauqua, and The Birchmere. They also cook some mean mac and cheese.
“…playing bright, jammy originals and covers and aptly engaging the crowd of approving fans. The laid- back way these musicians gel as a group is fascinating to watch. In one night, the group thoroughly and unassumingly proves its adaptability, and the crowd demands an encore.” - Patrick Dunn, The Ann Arbor Observer
What happens when a white girl from Northern Michigan is raised listening to some of the greatest soul singers of all time? Well, most importantly, a deep love and respect for the passion in the music, but also the need to have an outlet to sing and play the songs. In the Winter of 2016, May Erlewine set out to create wholesome dance parties and music for the weary and grieving. These dance parties brought people out and were community inspired and oriented. This was how the Motivations came to be.
This 7-piece retro-groove band, May Erlewine - on vocals, Max Lockwood - on bass, Michael Shimmin - on drums, Phil Barry - on Guitar, Eric Kuhn - on guitar, Mike Lynch - on keys, Terrence Massey - on Trumpet, plays original and soul classics with May carrying the show invoking a positive and intentional message. It’s warm and fuzzy, it’s fun, AND it’s also not ignoring the real struggles and grief present in our lives. “Everyone’s welcome to be real and that’s the whole point.”, Erlewine says of the dance parties.
The result? An evening of small revolutions meant to shake things up, just enough. A room full of voices and motions and visions. People in a room, or gathered at a beautiful outdoor venue as The Stage at Kindleberger, feeling and dancing and being together.
A blue-collar work ethic, big dreams, and a grassroots attitude has gained the Michigan-based brother duo, The Bronk Bros. and their band respect in the Midwest music scene. With over two decades of live performances, the act has shared the stage with more than 80 National touring country artists including Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, and many more.
In 2008, the brother duo who describes their live show as a “Rockin’ Hillbilly Extravaganza,” earned a slot opening for Kenny Chesney in the national “Next Big Star Contest.” With the 2009 release of their first full album, “Here For The Good Times,” the acts hard work was rewarded by landing their original party song “Here For The Good Times on the Music Row Country Charts, the same album produced the act Midwest regional airplay with their tracks “In The Eye Of The Beerholder,” “Famous In This House,” and “Tanlines.”
The Bronk Bros. are fronted by modern day honky-tonkers, Heath Bronk and Brian Bronk. Heath is known for his impressive vocal range and remarkable guitar playing ability, while Brian is known for his rocking harmonica, powerful vocals, and crowd engaging stage energy. Both brothers are actively involved in songwriting. The duo is backed by a solid experienced musical foundation in drummer Johnny "Dutch" Fulling, bassist Woody T. Bridges, and on lead guitar T. Rex Bell.
The brothers credit most of their growth to time spent working with their own band and through countless trips to Nashville over the past three years. A favorite at The Stage, we are excited to welcome the Bronk Bros. back to Kindleberger Park to close out a spectacular 2019 season!