Music performances at Harbor Fest are a combination of local bands and major acts out of Chicago and Detroit. The music has variety including Country, Folk, Blues but with a heavy emphasize on Rock. Each night ends with a headliner band.
After a killer performace at HarborFest 2017, Chicago’s Bumpus is returning for another show. Headlining Friday night at HarborFest 2018, Bumpus will jam out on stage with a mix of some of their own original material and some covers. Their powerful brand of soul music channels the uplifting energy of Sly & the Family Stone, the energy of James Brown and the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye. Led by singers James Johnston, Ava Fain and Tina Howell, they bring together funky big beats, deep bass, lush JB Horns and a heavy organ sound that results in a high-octane musical funk frenzy.
Plays 9:00 – 11:00 Friday Night
The feature band for Saturday Night is a Michigan Band, Live Bullet Detroit. Come out and receive the Bob Seger Experience. This Michigan Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band cover band will close things out for the final night of HarborFest 2018. Made up of seven artists, Kevin Evans is the main vocals for the band. Kevin started singing professionally at age 16. Rick Browarski is lead guitar and sings in the band as well. Dave Zundel is on Rhythm Guitar and Vocals and has played since he was 13 years old! Mark Chepin is Bass Guitar and vocals for Live Bullet Detriot. Playing bass for 30 years he started at the Studio Lounge. Drummer Rocky is a Detriot native and regarded as one of the most versatile session and touring drummers in the world. Playing the Keys is Rick Warner. He started his professional career at 16 years old as well. Finally, Tom Pletzke plays the saxophone and percussion as one of Detriot’s Finest saxohponists. Andrew Chepin and Josh Zundel are also members of the band as the sound crew.
Plays 9:00 – 11:00 Saturday Night
The Wayouts take the neo-80’s nu-wave and 90’s rock sound to places unlike any other band in the area. The Wayouts have a heavy focus on the lead vocals of Cheryl Peterson, and the keyboard antics of area music legend Matt Suomi. The band’s unique sound is retro, synthy keyboards, groove heavy drums from Kris Schaefer, and rock ‘n’ roll guitar from Tom Osier and Rodney Gendron. The result is reminiscent of your favorite memories of attending gigs in the 80’s/90’s.
Plays 6:45 – 8:15 Friday
The Gerry & Allison Brown Band is made up of two members, Gerry & Allison Brown with Gerry playing acoustic guitar and on vocals, and Allison has main vocals for the group. Their music style is considered an acoustic modern country with some classic rock and modern pop thrown in.
Plays 12:30 – 2:00 Saturday
The Pit Crew is a four man band: Kurt Gronvall, Kim Lenten, and Linda Smith all play acoustic guitar and sing for the band with Seamus Collins playing acoustic bass, vocals, and cello. The Pit Crew is from the local area out of Ishpeming, Michigan and covers acoustic music from the singer-song writer era.
Plays 4:30 – 6:00 Saturday
Friday Night – August 24th
Saturday – August 25th