Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including "No News," "Come Crying To Me," and their crossover smash "Amazed" (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983's "Islands in the Stream", to top both charts). The band's awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for "Amazed" (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. With over a 100 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating over 20 years together.
The Mega 80's sprung onto the Detroit music scene and have not looked back. Their mix of accurately replicated sounds of the 80's era, their expansive play list and retro style has made them a dominating force in Detroit entertainment. With all of the continued improvements to the show, from adding dancers, video elements and a spectacular light show, the Mega 80's production will soon be hitting the national scene . From the banks of the Red Cedar at Michigan State University to the Palace of Auburn Hills, MI, fans agree that the Mega 80's put on a show like no one else!
*This show will not have cabaret seating. It will have VIP General Admission Seating.*
Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students."Throughout the course of the class the benevolent instructor rewards the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even the most reluctant "students" will be clamoring to get into this Sister's class. The New York Times calls Late Nite Catechism "interactive theater at its best and full of laughs!"
Crowned "Detroit's Queen of the Blues" in 2015, Thornetta Davis a multi-talented International Singer and Songwriter from Detroit MI, USA is the Winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, including sweeping the 2017 and 2018 DMA'S. Thornetta has been exciting and wowing audiences all over the world. Her voice is strong, commanding, melodic and smooth. She tells her stories with incredible delivery and leaves her audiences wanting more. Backed by her great band of Detroit Musicians.
She first gained attention in 1987 when she became back up singer for the Detroit soul band "Lamont Zodiac and The Love Signs". Shortly after, the lead singer left the band and the name changed to "The Chisel Brothers featuring Thornetta Davis". In 1996 Thornetta recorded her first solo album "Sunday Morning Music" on the Seattle based label "Sub Pop" which received a rave revue in the national Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her song "Cry" from that album was featured on the HBO hit "The Sopranos".
Thornetta has opened for legendary blues and R&B greats such as Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Johnnie Johnson and many more...her history is extensive and her performances are memorable...like the time she opened for Bonnie Raitt at Michigan's Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz festival in 1992. Bonnie asked Thornetta to join her and Katie Webster (queen of the swamp boogie) for an encore song which received a standing ovation.
In 1999 Thornetta brought down the house with her astounding performance at the "Lillith Fair" at Michigan's Pine Knob Music Theatre hosted by Sarah Mclachlan...that same evening she attended the "Detroit Music Awards" where she proudly accepted 2 of the over 30 Music Awards that she has won over the last 20 years for "Best R&B/ Blues vocalist" and "Best R&B Group".
In 2000 Thornetta opened the VH1 Vogue fashion awards at Madison Square Garden with Detroit phenomenon Kid Rock. New York's star-studded event captured Detroit's "Princess of the Blues" in all her glory!
In 2001 Thornetta Davis is inducted into the Detroit Music Hall of Fame! Thornetta performed on Wednesday nights for 7 years at one of Detroit's favorite live music venues "The Music Menu" located in Greektown in downtown Detroit until it's closing in 2003. Three years before that final Wednesday, Thornetta recorded a live performance on one magical night at the "Menu" and called it "Thornetta Davis covered Live at the Music Menu". This CD is a collection of Thornetta's most requested cover tunes. The
magic comes through and touches you and makes you feel like you're right there watching her as she takes you on a spiritual journey to the depths of her soul. "Thornetta Davis covered Live at the Music Menu" won "Best R&B/ Blues Recording" at the Detroit Music Awards 2002.
In 2006 Detroit's "Princess of the Blues" appeared again with Kid Rock during the Super Bowl week on "Jimmie Kimmel Live". In 2007 Thornetta performed with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and took a bit out of the "Big Apple" on "The View" and "The David Letterman Show".
Thornetta has electrified audiences world wide with tours to Italy, Blues festivals in Tunisia North Africa, Lucerne Switzerland, Sweden, Paris France, Norway, Germany, Holland, England and Canada .
Trial by Fire will take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high, and you couldn't help but sing along to such powerful choruses as "Don't Stop Believin'", "Wheel in the Sky", "Lights", "Separate Ways" and "Faithfully". Trial by Fire is one of the best tributes to Journey currently touring in the United States! Come join the Lexington Village Theatre for a night of your favorite Journey Hits!!
5x Dutch CMA award winner and Nashville recording artist, Mark Blomsteel, was born and raised in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Mark'ssecond single, 'Someone Somewhere Tonight' is being promoted heavily and got Mark and his Michigan based band slots on various country radio stations, as well as tv stations such as Fox and ABC. Mark has much love for the music of Motown and recognizes the amazing talent Michigan musicians have to offer in all kinds of genres.
Come listen to a Mark sing not only his CMA award winning hits but also your classical Christmas tune favorites!
Your Generation in Concert is a live multimedia spectacular celebrating 5 decades of pop, rock, dance and R&B hits. Simply put, this 8 - piece band is the world's finest tribute show. YGIC transports the audience on a musical tour through the soundtrack of their lives with outstanding musicianship and remarkable vocals. YGIC is an international favorite for corporations, festivals, concerts, private events, and the celebrity set. The group has shared stages with Lenny Kravitz, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, The Billy Joel Band, Sheryl Crow, Huey Lewis, and more. YGIC's live production is scalable from the highly popular full-band version, to adding choreographed dancers, choir, and an orchestra for larger productions. YGIC also offers an unplugged version of the show. YGIC ws created by orchestra and choir contractor Steve Trudell. Highly respected in the music industry, Trudekk contracts globally for musical tours including, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 30 Seconds to Mars, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Distrurbed, Cage The Elephant, Evanescence, David Foster, and others. YGIC is timeless and international, playing music as diverse as its audience.
A regular on the Las Vegas Strip, Derek's act is fast, fresh, and at times, fanatical. He brings the funny with tales about his Irish Catholic upbringing, divorce, the holidays, and his child-free existence. Described on a show review as, 'Just the right amount of wrong.' A veteran of several USO and Armed Forces Entertainment tours, Richards has performed at U.S. base camps in Iraq, Afghanistan and 15 other countries. His work for the military has been featured in Newsweek. On the concert stage, he's been the opening act for Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops. His third comedy album, 60 MPH School Zone, garnered Honorable Mention accolades in the International Songwriting Competition. His release is sold at shows, iTunes and at
derekrichards.com. In October of 2018, Derek released his first self-published book, Whiskey, Cancer & Bad Decisions, which is his twisted memoir of a comedian's journey with cancer. The release is available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.
As America's Hottest Illusionist, Jason Bishop might read your mind one second or make goldfish appear the next. Jason was handpicked by LiveNation to perform with Ke$ha, Matt & Kim, Paramore, Weezer, Drake, and many other celbs at multiple Bamboozle Festivals. His performance abilities have led him from L.A to NYC and Mexico to Sweden, as well as every state and many countries in-between. Jason has entertained celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Bam Margera, who after seeing him perform said, "Jason Bishop is the best magician I've ever seen." Bishop's combination of modern music, fast paced magic, sleight of hand and audience participation have landed him in several notable venues, including Celebrity & Disney Cruise lines, Hollywood's Magic Castle and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was also named APCA's Best Performing Artist of the Year.
Norm first encountered the love of laughter in the second grade at Lodge Elementary in Detroit Michigan. It was after he wrote a funny little story and turned it in to his teacher who found it funny, and much like a coach recognizing athletic ability she saw his humor and encouraged him to tell the story in front of the classroom and as the laughter flowed over him it became clear that this feeling would be a part of the fabric of his life. Performing the routine for the school assembly solidified the response was not just from childhood friends but from strangers as well. Norm was a part of each years assembly every year and grew to include costumes and props.
One of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times is launching her first new solo album in five years.
Lorrie Morgan, the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums, re-emerges on Shanachie Entertainment with Letting Go....Slow. It is a collection that showcases a rainbow of emotions, from darkest heartache to bright, shiny humor.
Morgan has long been the envy of her peers for her lustrous vocal phrasing and the down-to-earth believability of her torchy performances. On records such as "A Picture of Me Without You" and "I Guess You Had to Be There," she ached with pain. She was feisty and sassy in "Watch Me," "What Part of No" "Five Minutes" and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." She has kicked up her stiletto heels in fun on her hits "Except for Monday" and "Go Away." On her epic "Something in Red" she was an anguished, struggling everywoman.
Spanning over 5 decades, the musical catalog and work of Van Morrison has been a steady stream of inspiration for musicians and countless others who choose to include them in the soundtracks of our their lives. "With one of the most revered catalogs in music history and his unparalleled talents as composer, singer and performer Morrison's past achievements loom large. But, as throughout his extraordinary career, how that past informs his future achievements and still stirs excitement and keen anticipation"
Drawing from his complete collection of works, "Into the Mystic", seeks to recreate the spirit and energy of Morrison's Music and pay respects to a man who himself is a hard act to catch and most humbly follow in 2018. Bridging this gap, 8 piece- Into the Mystic, Led by vocalist Justin Panigutti (formerly of Bearquarium), is comprised of some of the area's finest musicians and portrayers, coming together to produce an evening of Van Morrison's finest work and promising to be a music
Jake is a National and International award winning Elvis Tribute Artist that has performed all over Michigan, across the country, and as well as Canada. Jake performs all eras of Elvis's music, the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's. He has performed for audiences of all sizes, sold out shows, and for many wonderful causes. Capturing the voice, moves, style, facts, and complete aura of Elvis, and keeping his memory alive, Elvis Tribute Artist Jake Slater will simply captivate and take you back to a time when rock and roll was at its purest and most influential state. He will bring back memories for those who lived in the time of Elvis' career and make new memories for younger generations.
Thunderstruck prides itself on being one of the most authentic sounding AC/DC tribute bands in the world. The band is fronted by powerhouse vocalist Lee Robinson who was one of the four singers to have auditioned for AC/DC's Rock or Bust tour when Brian Johnson was forced to withdraw drew to hearing issues. Axl Rose won the gig, but Robinson walked away with a new vigor and respect for the veteran rockers. Since 2013 Thunderstruck has blazed a trail across the southeast, playing to sold-out crowds and sharing the stage with artists such as Jack Russell's Great White and Lynch Mob.
The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra's present music director.
he #1 Jimi Hendix tribute band in the word, KISS THE SKY, re-creates the iconic moments of the most exciting guitarist of all-time. From the Experience and Band of Gypsys eras through Moonterey to Woodstock and more in meticulous detailed fashion, the KTS look and sound is the most historically accurate production of Hendrix live..EVER!
Matt Holt has been making people laugh most of his life. He's been doing it professionally for nearly 20 years. He displays a quick-wit and razor-sharp delivery along with a very laid back and conversational style on stage.
When a comic lives in the moment, no two shows are alike. With his relaxed style, Matt transitions seamlessly from scripted material to off-the-cuff conversation with the audience, leaving them laughing, applauding and gasping for air.
Matt has performed with many of the greats in the comedy world: Louis CK, Dave Attel, John Pinette, Ron White, and Jimmy Pardo among many, many more.
Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been
performing from the age of ten throughout school in concert, symphonic and jazz bands developing his talents as a
drummer and singer. In 2006 he went on to Laughlin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada taking first place. He then went on to win Komo TV 4's NW Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike contest,and has played twice for John Denvers own "Windstar Foundation" in Aspen, CO. Ted cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne on a "Travelin' Inc. country cruise hosted by Great American Countrys' own Storme Warren. In 2012 Ted
was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. Ted also performed with the late Steve Wiesberg, John Denver's lead guitar player from 2010 to 2014 who is quoted as saying "Apparently the audience thinks they all look and sound like John.