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Sponge

Sponge

Saturday, February 11, 2023 8:00 pm

Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piñata" (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both "Plowed" and "Molly" hit #5 on Billboard's Modern Rock Charts, catapulting "Rotting Piñata" to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status.



Sponge's follow up CD, the critically lauded "Wax Ecstatic" (Columbia) scored additional top ten Billboard hits including "Wax Ecstatic" and "Have You Seen Mary?" The band's music was also featured in popular movies "The Craft," "Chasing Amy," "Mall Rats" and "Empire Records." Sponge's star continued to rise with network appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and the "Conan O'Brien Show."



Sponge's subsequent releases "New Pop Sunday," "For All The Drugs in The World," "The Man," "Galore Galore," and "Destroy the Boy," showcased the band's swirling sonic attack, rooted in 70's glam and of course, the Motor City influences of The Stooges, The MC5 and Motown-but still sounding distinctly like no one else.



"Plowed" continues to be the band's signature rock track, having been spotlighted on Guitar Hero's "Warriors of Rock - 90's Rock Track Pack" - and on the Paper Jamz Guitar Series 2, in addition to the soundtrack for the Gerard Butler surf movie "Chasing Mavericks."

Thunderstruck: America's AC/DC

Thunderstruck: America's AC/DC

Saturday, February 25, 2023 8:00 pm

Thunderstruck: America's AC/DC gives fans so much more than the sound of AC/DC, they truly capture the high voltage energy and experience! For fans, it's about a sense of familiarity, and it's about a feeling that snatches up listeners and takes over. It's about a contagious kind of power and electricity that few AC/DC tribute bands can provide. From Kyle LaPato's strong on-stage performance replicating the Angus Young of the 70's and 80's, to Bobby Lee Stamper's versatile vocals mimicking both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson ranges, to the incredible rhythm section made up of Kevin Feller on rhythm guitar, Corey Baetz on drums, and Chris Jones on bass, Thunderstruck gives a complete and consistently quality live show as true to the spirit of AC/DC that you can possibly get.

Wrëking Crüe- The Mötley Crüe Experience

Wrëking Crüe- The Mötley Crüe Experience

Saturday, March 4, 2023 8:00 pm

Wreking Crue-the Tribute to Motley Crue pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. This act
offers 4 different eras of a Motley Crue stage replica show down to the smallest details. Along with the
visual experience they bring the high energy rock 'n roll that Motley Crue brought, on an up close and
personal level. You may well never again see Motley Crue live, but with Wreking Crue, you will be able to
experience a highly energized and exciting event!

Anthony Gomes

Anthony Gomes

Friday, March 10, 2023 8:00 pm

With a guitar slung over his shoulder and the amps turned up full tilt, Anthony Gomes electrifies blues and rock at a 21st century crossroads of his own. The Canadian vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and producer wails with all the force of a hurricane in the Mississippi Delta and enough fret-burning fireworks to leave his strings in flames. Over the years, he’s toppled the Billboard Blues Chart at #1, earned the endorsement of legends such as B.B. King, tallied tens of millions of streams, and packed shows on multiple continents. In 2022, he makes his Rat Pak Records debut with High Voltage Blues, amplifying his soul and spirit like never before.


“I’ve learned how to embrace my voice as a guitarist and as a singer,” he states. “I understand who I am, and I use my strengths to my advantage. I have a blues soul and a rock ‘n’ roll heart. I love to jump back and forth between both with a modern day approach. When I play rock, it’s got a little more dust to it. I just try to be the best me I can be. So, I’m the best Anthony Gomes impersonator out there,” he grins.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, he fell in love with music as a kid, listening to everyone from Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix to Jeff Beck and Eddie Van Halen. At 14 years old, Anthony gravitated to the guitar and his relationship with the instrument was born. After grinding it out, his chops caught the attention of B.B. King’s bus driver at a jam night. Blown away, the driver introduced him to B.B. who invited him to open up a string of tour dates in 2005. Gaining invaluable knowledge from “The King,” he went on to share the stage with the likes of Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and more. Along the way, his concert attendees have included Academy® Award winner Morgan Freeman, John Goodman, and Vince Vaughn as well as Eric Clapton, to name a few.

2018’s Peace, Love & Loud Guitars vaulted to #1 on the iTunes Top Blues Albums Chart and #1 on Amazon Music’s New Release Blues Chart. Meanwhile, Guitar World readers voted him one of “The 30 Best Blues Guitarists in the World Today” in 2019,  and the publication noted, “Gomes is another power player who is at his best when his gear is in the scorched earth between blues and rock.” After seven consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart, Containment Blues marked his second #1 on the respective chart in 2020.

During 2021, he signed to Rat Pak Records and assembled High Voltage Blues, re-recording fan favorites from previous releases and cutting three new tunes. On five tracks, Ray Luzier of Korn and Billy Sheehan [Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, The Winery Dogs] handled drums and bass, respectively. Co-produced by Anthony and Peter Carson, sessions went down in St. Louis and Nashville.

“We had a lot of fun rocking these songs up,” he observes. “As an artist, it was great to circle back to some of my past work and look at it from a different perspective. Billy and Ray really pushed the way I play guitar, and they added a whole new element with a little insanity. When people ask me what I sound like, I say, ‘If B.B.
King was in AC/DC, that’s what it would be’. That’s High Voltage Blues in a nutshell.”

In the end, Anthony Gomes is just the kind of guitar hero we need for today.

“I’m either the last of a dying breed or the start of a new revolution,” he smiles. “I still believe in a world of guitar heroes. I strive for a world where you don’t have to be 19 years old to sell a lot of records and tickets and to make a statement. I’m one of those people who doesn’t think rock, or the blues is dead. I’m looking for fresh ways to bring them together. I’m at the table rolling the dice all in the name of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. I know there’s never been a more exciting time for music, and I’m here for the journey.”

Teddy Petty & The Refugees

Teddy Petty & The Refugees

Saturday, March 11, 2023 8:00 pm

The Ultimate Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
Be ready to feel all the power and passion that went into over 30 years of Tom Petty's best selling songs. This show includes all the look and feel of Tom Petty, presented by top industry professionals. From the smooth guitar tones and layered vocals, to the signature Rickenbacker.
Teddy Petty & The Refugees flawlessly capture the essence and power of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Bayou County -

Bayou County - " An Evening Featuring the Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival"

Saturday, March 18, 2023 8:00 pm

Welcome to Bayou County : a celebration of the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty. Bayou County's live music show features a faithful performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty hits originating in the 60's and popular each and every decade since. Whether you grew up listening to the music or if you are new to Bayou County, you will surely become a fan.

Brad Williams (18+)

Brad Williams (18+)

Sunday, March 19, 2023 5:00 & 7:30 pm

Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today. Williams started doing
stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring successfully ever since, routinely selling out prestigious venues all over the country and world. Williams has parlayed his live performances into a multitude of stand-up television appearances, including The Tonight Show, Dave Attell's Comedy Underground, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His first one-hour special, Fun Size, was the highest rated special on Showtime, and a year later, he followed that up with his second one, Daddy Issues, which was even more successful than the first. His third special in three years was an uproarious one, hosting some of the edgiest comedians in the country from the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. His last groundbreaking special on Netflix, The Degenerates, garnered more huge ratings and rave reviews. Also an accomplished actor, Williams has appeared on numerous TV shows and feature films, including FX's Legit, Sam and Cat, Mind of Mencia, Pitboss, a recurring role on the Hulu original show Deadbeat, and memorable roles in a plethora of movies, including Little Evil, produced by Scott Stuber (Ted), as well as the Netflix original Christopher Guest film, Mascots, and most recently Reno 911: It's A Wonderful Heist. Recently, Brad became the first stand-up comedian to headline a Cirque de Soleil show in their 30 year history, when he agreed to launch-and do a three month run of-their newest show Mad Apple, at the magnificent 1200 seat New York New York Theater in Las Vegas. The show became an immediate smash hit to rave revues, singling out Williams for his incredible ability to captivate his audiences with his extraordinary performances. In addition to stand-up and acting, Williams co-created and co-hosted one of the most successful podcasts in the world, with friend and fellow comic Adam Ray, entitled About Last Night, which was always a mainstay on the iTunes charts during their five year run. Additionally, he is also a regular contributor with a series of incredibly funny appearances on several national radio and podcast platforms, including KROQ's Kevin and Bean Show and The Adam Carolla Show.

Williams' humorous and inspiring observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race consistently win over audiences; proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings. His
high energy live performances frequently produce standing ovations from audience members; which prompted the late Robin Williams to call him "Prozac with a head."

Autumn Kings

Autumn Kings

Saturday, March 25, 2023 8:00 pm

Best described as the offspring of Linkin Park and Fall Out Boy, Autumn Kings quickly discovered that music need not abide by outdated genre boundaries. Hailing
from a small Canadian town of LaSalle, ON just a stone's throw away from Detroit, Michigan, the four-piece rock/pop quartet has been inundated with support from
fans both domestically and abroad since releasing its self-titled EP Autumn Kings in 2015. This momentum has continued to present day, as the band continues to
steadily release new music to acclaim from listeners worldwide, amassing over 20 million cumulative streams thus far and an ever-growing North American touring
presence. Fueled by unyielding fan support, Autumn Kings will be touring across Canada and the USA in 2022 to support its upcoming third album release (title and release date TBD).


HIGHLIGHTS:
- Over 20 Million cumulative streams
- Age: Early 20s
- Regular rotation on influencer radio stations 93.9 The River FM and 89X radio.
- 5 NHL teams play Autumn Kings music in arenas
- 60,000 Facebook fans
- Notable venues: Bluesfest Windsor (w/ X Ambassadors), The Colosseum at
Caesars Windsor (w/ Tea Party), The Fillmore Detroit (w/ Sublime, U.S.S.), Saint
Andrewís Hall (w/ Dorothy)
- '18-'19 residency at Kid Rock's Made in Detroit - Little Caesars Arena
- Newest single 'Want You to Stay' over 1.6M cumulative streams
- 'Want You to Stay', 400+ spins on 93.9 The River per Mediabase
- Beat 80 competing bands to win the 89X Battle of the Bands based on strongest
live performance as determined by qualified industry judges

Taylor Williamson

Taylor Williamson

Saturday, April 8, 2023 8:00 pm

Hi I'm Taylor. I'm a comedian and was the SECOND PLACE winner season 8 of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT! They named me one of their 5 favorite acts of all time in their recent 10 year AGT Anniversary Special. My point is, I'm prettttty cool! Smiley face. I started performing stand-up comedy while I was a senior in high school in Del Mar, California. I now live in Los Angeles and travel around the world telling jokes. I've performed at the prestigious JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL in Montreal, Canada and I was the youngest comedian to ever perform on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. I've also appeared on MTV's TRL, COMEDY CENTRAL'S LIVE AT GOTHAM, LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY, and I was a semi-finalist on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING.

Evil Woman - The American Electric Light Orchestra

Evil Woman - The American Electric Light Orchestra

Thursday, April 13, 2023 6:00 & 8:30 pm

A multi-media concert celebration of the music of ELO. Audiences are left spellbound by the flawless musicianship and vocals of EVIL WOMAN's 12 musicians as well as the fusion of Beatlesque-Pop and classical arrangements where cellos co-exist with guitars, and where classically tinged rock intersects with pop. Mr. Blue Sky, Roll Over Beethoven, and Evil Woman are among a list of over 20 instantly recognizable chart-topping hit songs.

The Prince Experience (18+)

The Prince Experience (18+)

Saturday, April 22, 2023 8:00 pm

The look, sound and essence of the Purple One explodes on stage when The Prince Experience delivers hits such as "Lets Go Crazy", "Purple Rain", "Kiss" as well as all the timeless classics. This show brings to life the Purple Rain Era of Prince. Complete with Costumes, props and a Morris Day. The Prince Experience transports you back in time and gets you ready to party likes it's 1999.

That Arena Rock Show

That Arena Rock Show

Saturday, June 3, 2023 8:00 pm

That Arena Rock Show is the ultimate high energy tribute to "Classic" Rock N' Roll. Performing legendary rock anthems that ruled the airwaves in the 70s and 80s. Including artists like: Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses to name a few.
This show will take you on a trip back in time, turning every sized venue into an arena for a night! Get your lighters out and your fist in the air. This rock show is more than just music - it's an experience!