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The Official Milford Memories Beer Tent will be hopping August 8-10

 
 
Sponsored by: Labatt

The beer tent is located in the heart of the festival in Central Park.
 
There will be great entertainment, good friends, and cold beer all weekend long!

The beer tent is open to families during the day from Noon - 5 p.m.
After 6 p.m. it is 21 and over only with a $4 admission.



PLEASE NOTE
: No alcohol is allowed outside of the beer tent at any time. Thank you for your cooperation!

2014 Milford Memories Beer Tent Entertainment Schedule:
Friday:     Austin Scott - Noon - 4 p.m.
                 Under the Covers - 7:30 p.m. - Midnight

Saturday:  Wheelhouse - Noon - 4 p.m.
                 Powerplay - 7 p.m. - Midnight

Sunday:     The Icemen - Noon - 4 p.m.
 
Come on down and enjoy Milford's biggest party!
 
It's going to be a great weekend make sure you are there to be a part of it!
 

Central Park Veterans Memorial Stage

 


2014 Central Park Veterans Memorial Stage Entertainment Schedule

Friday:        Milford Music Kids Groups  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                    KayLyn Pace 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
                    Gia Warner 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday:    P.A. Drama Company 10 a.m. - Noon
                    THUMMp 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                   Cross Roads 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
                    Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Sunday:      James & June 10 a.m. - noon
                   Unusual Symphony 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
                  J.D. Eicher and the Goodnights 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

This tent located in Central Park across from the Veterans Memorial hosts some great talent of all ages! Come on out and enjoy!
 

Alan Turner and The Steel Horse Band

 
Veterans Memorial Stage
Saturday, August 9, 2014
5 -  7p.m.

Not since Garth Brooks jumped off the stage and into peoples’ hearts has the country scene delivered such riveting entertainment as southeastern Michigan’s Alan Turner and his Steel Horse Band. His connection with his fans makes him stand out, and his rugged good looks and rich baritone vocals often have him touted as “Tim McGraw with a Toby Keith attitude.”

Alan found his love of music at a very young age. By six years old, Alan’s mother, a Sunday school teacher was teaching him to read music and play piano. Alan’s father, also a singer /songwriter, was a constant inspiration until his death when Alan was just ten years old.

“Shortly before his death, my father had given me Kenny Roger’s album, The Gambler,” Alan explains. “I think it was the combination of my father’s musical influence and that old vinyl record of Kenny’s that led to my love of country music.”

This love is visible in Alan’s music in the way he delivers each song on stage. That love came full circle in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010 when Alan and the band had the honor of meeting Kenny Rogers and being his direct opening act.

All across the USA and into Canada, Alan and the band have been thrilling crowds with distinctly high energy country with a pumping rock n roll sound that no one delivers better. From Alan jumping off the stage to sing and dance with the fans, to the driving beat of a very confident and talented group of musicians, you definitely don’t want to miss a show. The Steel Horse Band consists of: lead guitarist J.T. Monroe, Randy Lopez on the bass guitar, Billy Lee on keyboards, and drummer Dave Piotrowski. Heather Nicole also adds her angelic voice as background vocalist on selected dates. They truly have made their mark as a band to be reckoned with.

With a nonstop performance schedule of over 134 performances a year there is no sign of slowing down. Look for Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band to be performing at venues near you. This is one cowboy you don’t want to miss!

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Not since Garth Brooks jumped off the stage and into peoples’ hearts has the country scene delivered such riveting entertainment as southeastern Michigan’s Alan Turner and his Steel Horse Band. His connection with his fans makes him stand out, and his rugged good looks and rich baritone vocals often have him touted as “Tim McGraw with a Toby Keith attitude.”

Alan found his love of music at a very young age. By six years old, Alan’s mother, a Sunday school teacher was teaching him to read music and play piano. Alan’s father, also a singer /songwriter, was a constant inspiration until his death when Alan was just ten years old.

“Shortly before his death, my father had given me Kenny Roger’s album, The Gambler,” Alan explains. “I think it was the combination of my father’s musical influence and that old vinyl record of Kenny’s that led to my love of country music.”

This love is visible in Alan’s music in the way he delivers each song on stage. That love came full circle in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010 when Alan and the band had the honor of meeting Kenny Rogers and being his direct opening act.

All across the USA and into Canada, Alan and the band have been thrilling crowds with distinctly high energy country with a pumping rock n roll sound that no one delivers better. From Alan jumping off the stage to sing and dance with the fans, to the driving beat of a very confident and talented group of musicians, you definitely don’t want to miss a show. The Steel Horse Band consists of: lead guitarist J.T. Monroe, Randy Lopez on the bass guitar, Billy Lee on keyboards, and drummer Dave Piotrowski. Heather Nicole also adds her angelic voice as background vocalist on selected dates. They truly have made their mark as a band to be reckoned with.

With a nonstop performance schedule of over 134 performances a year there is no sign of slowing down. Look for Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band to be performing at venues near you. This is one cowboy you don’t want to miss!

- See more at: http://www.alanturnermusic.com/band.html#sthash.rRHSDfFQ.dpuf

Alan found his love of music at a very young age. By six years old, Alan’s mother, a Sunday school teacher was teaching him to read music and play piano. Alan’s father, also a singer /songwriter, was a constant inspiration until his death when Alan was just ten years old.

“Shortly before his death, my father had given me Kenny Roger’s album, The Gambler,” Alan explains. “I think it was the combination of my father’s musical influence and that old vinyl record of Kenny’s that led to my love of country music.”

This love is visible in Alan’s music in the way he delivers each song on stage. That love came full circle in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010 when Alan and the band had the honor of meeting Kenny Rogers and being his direct opening act.

All across the USA and into Canada, Alan and the band have been thrilling crowds with distinctly high energy country with a pumping rock n roll sound that no one delivers better. From Alan jumping off the stage to sing and dance with the fans, to the driving beat of a very confident and talented group of musicians, you definitely don’t want to miss a show. The Steel Horse Band consists of: lead guitarist J.T. Monroe, Randy Lopez on the bass guitar, Billy Lee on keyboards, and drummer Dave Piotrowski. Heather Nicole also adds her angelic voice as background vocalist on selected dates. They truly have made their mark as a band to be reckoned with.

With a nonstop performance schedule of over 134 performances a year there is no sign of slowing down. Look for Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band to be performing at venues near you. This is one cowboy you don’t want to miss!

- See more at: http://www.alanturnermusic.com/band.html#sthash.rRHSDfFQ.dpuf

 
Find out more about Alan Turner
 
 

Austin Scott

 
Friday, August 8
noon - 4p .m.
Central Park Beer Tent


"My life has been one long rehearsal"
~Austin Scott
Whether you love country music, or hate country music, we're pretty sure you will
like Austin Scott. With deep southern roots and a Detroit upbringing, he has created
a unique blend of old school country and an original twist that makes his sound
smooth, uplifting and moving.
"Music has been an important part of my life from an early age," says Austin.
Beginning on the piano and singing in church as a child, he graduated to guitar and
more public performances in his teen years. Continuing to study and learn, his style
has grown and adapted into something he can proudly call his own. "If you don't try,
you don't know what could happen," he says, reflecting on the experiences thus far.
Progressing from church to coffee houses and small bars, Austin eventually broke
into the local fairs and festivals scene and each performance continued to build into
the next. More often than not one gig leads to another gig. One of his most
frequently heard compliments is "Man, I hated country music until I heard you... I
LOVE what you do!"
Leveraging the local fan base and the power of the internet, Austin's music has been
played throughout the state of Michigan, as well as in Europe and South America.
Gaining popularity in the Detroit area has allowed him repeat performances on
stages of some of the largest local events including the Downtown Hoedown, Arts,
Beats & Eats, and the American Cancer Society's annual Cattle Baron's Ball.
Having lived and recorded in Nashville, Austin continues to push his career and is
often working on new projects. As a songwriter-performer his performances include
cover songs (adapted to his own style) and original tracks found on his self-published
albums. His ability to tailor performances to suit the audience and venue have
allowed him continued successes on the stage, captivating audiences and converting
listeners into fans with each show.
 

Cross Roads

 
Veterans Memorial Stage
Saturday, August 9, 2014
2 - 4 p.m.


“Crossroads” is an all family member band that performs various styles of
instrumental jazz (including blues, be-pop, funk and fusion). If desired, they are capable
of educating their audiences regarding the music they play and instruments that they
use. In the past, they have titled their program “The Many Faces of Jazz”.
Their music can easily be described as exciting, joyful, fun and inspiring. Children
will dance and adults will not stop smiling. As a result, they have consistently been
asked to return after performing at libraries, senior apartments, coffee houses, etc.
 The combination of positive and upbeat music, as well as a family band
consisting of children and adults, will undoubtedly make your event a success!
 

Gia Warner

 
 
Veterans Memorial Stage
Friday, August 8, 2014
5 -7 p.m.
 

JD Eicher & the Goodnights

 
 
Veterans Memorial Stage
Sunday, August 10, 2014
3 - 5 p.m.

JD Eicher—singer-songwriter for JD Eicher & the Goodnights—has kept a secret hidden in his band’s previous two albums. But after four years, he divulges it with the quartet’s third album, the pop-rock effort Into Place.

“This is the third in a trilogy,” he reveals. “The first album was called The Shape of Things, the second was Shifting, and this new one is called Into Place.” Taken as a whole, the trilogy titles spell out: The Shape of Things Shifting Into Place. Each installment has its own theme that ties into an overarching concept. The Shape of Things’s theme was life’s cyclicality; Shifting was a tumultuous, introspective journey through change, represented by the album’s shifting genres, musical motifs, and lyrical themes; and Into Place’s poise represents a coming of age, comfort in who you are. “The main developing themes that tie these three together are love, hope, and acceptance,” Eicher says.

JD Eicher & the Goodnights’ soaring and graceful pop-rock songcraft has garnered the group favorable comparisons to Coldplay, Keane, The Script, The Killers, and Death Cab for Cutie. The Pittsburgh, PA and Youngstown, OH-based quartet has received an impressive outpouring of regional acclaim, earning raves from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Uniontown, PA Herald-Standard, Pittsburgh City Paper, and The Erie Times-News. Nationally, Alternative Addiction named them one of the top 10 unsigned bands. Virgin America Airlines used one of the band’s songs in the teaser for the airline’s movie Departure Date.

The band is JD Eicher (vocals/guitar), Ben Portz (keys), Jim Merhaut (bass), and Dylan Kollat (drums/percussion). Live, JD Eicher & the Goodnights has shared a bill with such diverse and respected artists as the Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Hot Chelle Rae, Pete Yorn, Anberlin, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Cartel, and Matt White, among many others. Frontman JD Eicher has also done acoustic solo dates, most recently with Todd Carey.

Into Place is both adventurous and assured. The songs are tastefully layered with otherworldly electronic ambiance and programmed drums. “Ode To Underdog” is sunny modern rock with a hypnotic acoustic guitar groove that surges expansively with chiming guitars and imaginatively arranged twists and turns. The undeniable “Give It Up” balances smoky, soulful sections with portions that rocket to euphoric highs, showcasing Eicher’s blue-eyed soul falsetto.

Lyrically, the overall theme is celebrating inner serenity. “A lot of these songs are about finding peace where you are, while hopefully not sounding like sermons!he says, laughing.  Lightening up the mood is “You’ve Got a Lot of Growing Up to Do.” Here Eicher makes hilarious call-outs like, “To the cop who gave me a ticket then passed me later at 85,” rattling off things people do that annoy all of us.

Grammy-nominated producer Dustin Burnett (who has worked with the Newsboys, Augustana, Dave Barnes, Rush of Fools, Moriah Peters, Darling Parade) produced Into Place, guiding Eicher in realizing his aspirations for a rich sonic tapestry to enhance the core band’s stellar musicianship.

There is a feeling of culmination in the air as JD Eicher & the Goodnights releases this third installment of the trilogy. “Recently there have been some special moments onstage when we’ve been playing festivals," he says  "We look out at all the people and then at each other and feel so grateful.  For JD Eicher & the Goodnights, shapes are indeed shifting into place.

www.jdeicherandthegoodnights.com

www.facebook.com/jdeicherandthegoodnights

www.twitter.com/jdeicher

 

For more information, please contact:

Krista Mettler / Skye Media & Rock Ridge Music

publicity@rockridgemusic.com


 
http://www.jdeicherandthegoodnights.com
 
 

James and June

 
 

Veterans Memorial Stage

Sunday, August 10, 2014

10 a.m. - noon

 

 

Dustin and Sarah Lolli have been married for over ten years, but their music is quite fresh. Having spent the last three years as the front man for the band Canons, Dustin has experienced the highs and lows of the music world, now they are excited to enjoy a new adventure together. Dustins music has garnered plenty of attention at many different levels, his song "someday soon" has won multiple indie competitions earning the band Canons the opportunity to play with both Hanson and Rooney and earning the band plenty of cash and opportunities. His well rounded repertoire of songs has earned him the number one slot on the ourstage charts multiple times and his music continues to be well reviewed. Now together with the more than capable vocals of Sarah, the two have begun to write songs that speak to a different type of love. Their story is one of hope and inspiration and their music is as well.

 

KayLyn Pace

 
Veterans Memorial Stage
Friday, August 8, 2014
2 - 4 p.m.

 
Visit KalyLyn Website here
 
 

Milford Music - Multiple Groups

 

Veterans Memorial Stage

Friday, August 8

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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PA Drama Company

 
 
Veterans Memorial Stage
Saturday, August 9, 2014
10 a.m. - noon



The Performing Arts Drama Company is a group of entertainers that not only act, but dance choreographed numbers while singing...no lip-syncing here!  This is our fourth year performing on stage at the Milford Memories Festival with every year bringing both new and veteran performers, ages 6 through 16, to the stage.  Each year we spend several weeks preparing a show to bring to the Festival.  Each year with bigger and better acts.  This year is no exception!  For the first time, we have choreographed 3 numbers, along with one musical number; to songs from the popular tunes of Tangled, Mulan and Shrek!  We've also incorporated a few dialogue performance pieces for your entertainment.  Our recent seasons included acts from Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast; all of which became full stage performances.

 

Our 2014-15 Season begins this fall.  We offer classes in acting, dance and vocal lessons, not to mention Zumba for both moms and dads!  We will be auditioning for our Troupe performers later this month and will be holding open auditions in September for anyone interested in performing in our production of "Miracle on 34th Street" to be performed in the Milford H.S. ~ Little Theatre on December 5 - 7.  Please check out our website for details - www.PADramaCompany.com or call (248) 396-9838.

 

No experience in auditioning, or a little rusty, we are offering workshops in auditioning techniques later this month as well on August 20 and 23.  Our instructor for these workshops, Chris Hendricks, has extensive background in theatre.  A graduate of the Interlochen Center for the Arts here in Michigan, he is currently completing his studies at the Hartt School of Music, Dance and Theatre in Hartland, Connecticut.  He most recently performed in a production of "Kiss Me Kate" with the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, Massachusetts.  Again, please visit our website for details.

 

Not interested in being on the stage, but love to work behind the scenes, we are always looking for a few good volunteers as theatre needs more than a village, but a city of help!  Or just want to see a great show!...like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PerformingArtsDramaCompany and stay up to date on all the happenings!!!

 

Powerplay

 
 
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Central Park Beer Tent
7 p.m. - Midnight

PowerPlay is a live cover band dedicated to playing the most classic music of our time from Cee Lo Green & Adele to Journey and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Combining years of experience with youthful enthusiasm, 


Mike Smith - As the leader of several of Detroit’s top bands, Michael has shared the stage with many national acts including The Temptations, Billy Preston, Maynard Ferguson & Billy Cobham.
 
While taking cues from his two biggest influences, Jimi Hendrix & Jeff Beck, he has crafted a style uniquely his own playing thousands of live gigs and dozens of sessions.
 
His passion & level of experience are unparalleled. He is a consummate professional and total showman whose live performances must be seen to be fully appreciated.

April Hudson - April started her professional singing career after High-School when a friend dared her to enter a Karaoke contest at a local pub where she won first place! 
Since then she has sung in many local bands as well as singing the national anthem for Whaler Hockey games & M.I.S. Races.
This girl truly has a heartfelt passion for music that is undeniable.

 
DaveTatro - Dave has been giging and recording around Detroit for over twenty years.  He is an accomplished vocalist as well as a guitarist and bassist.
Versatility is the key to his musical achievements.  David has made his mark on the original music scene playing guitar and bass throughout the U.S. and Canada.  It is his wide range of talent that makes him a valuable asset to any band.

 
Mario Resto - Mario was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and grew up in the Detroit area.  His guitar playing began at age seven and later he took up drums, piano, bass and singing.  He began composing musical pieces and songs at age fourteen.  Through the following years he would perform his music with "Boy Smiling", a band he formed with his younger brother (Oscar Award Winner) Luis Resto. 
Having studied at the University of Michigan under Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning composer Bill Bolcom, Mario opened up his compositional abilities even more.  His first single on Atlantic Records "Miami" was recognized in Billboard Magazine as possessing, "distinctive writing and arranging".  With musical influences from rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, classical and Latin music, Mario's compositional output is quite eclectic.  Mario has composed and produced two CD releases, and is currently working on final stages of the third release.
He has done award winning TV and Radio projects for Chrysler, Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, McDonalds, K Mart, and MTV.  Also longer form projects for United Way, United Foundation, UAW, Ford Design, 1996 Soccer Olympics Opening Ceremony and many more.  He has complied the music for the OnInnovation website of The Henry Ford and recently scored a thirty second spot for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

 


 
http://www.powerplaydetroit.com/
 
 

THUMMp

 
 
Saturday, August 9
Veterans Memorial Stage
12 -1 p.m.

THUMMp (formerly elmoTHUMM) continues to create and innovate on the a cappella scene.  Shows like Glee and The Sing-Off have made a cappella more popular than ever - cool even - and THUMMp is happy to be an ambassador to the art form.  Credits include AcappellaFest, SingStrong, and 2006 Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes Champion.  Performances have included shows with The Nylons, Scott Leonard of Rockapella, Chapter 6, Blue Jupiter, and many others.  So, come sing with us.  You'll be glad you did.
 

Under the Covers

 
 
Friday, August 8, 2014
7 p.m. - midnight
Central Park Beer Tent

 

Under The Covers was formed in 2003 and has been keeping people dancing ever since. Priding themselves on performing everyones favorite songs just as good as the originals. UTC plays top 40 hits from The Beatles to Maroon 5 and everything in between, there is definitely something for everyone! 3 out of 4 members of the band have been performing together for over 20 years. Their years of experience and passion for music and entertaining is clear when you are at an Under The Covers show. Chris Benavides plays guitar, keyboard, and is the lead vocalist. He has been performing since he was 8 years old when he taught himself to play Crazy Train. Nick Pruett can be found behind the band keeping time while playing some killer drum solos! Bill Seeback is the lead guitarist and likes to get in the zone while ripping on this guitar. The little guy with the big bass is Chad Nichols, he has played in many bands throughout the years and has found a home with Under the Covers 4 years ago! Make sure to come check out Under The Covers and you will be a fan forever!

 

Unusual Symphony

 
 
Veterans Memorial Stage
Sunday, August 10, 2014
1 - 2 p.m.
 

Wheelhouse

 
 
Central Park Beer Tent - Official Milford Memories Beer Tent
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Noon - 4 p.m.
Come join the fun!
 
Modern times call for modern cover bands. Enter Wheelhouse.
 
The band formed in 2007, eager to make their mark on a Metro Detroit music scene dominated by classic rock acts.  Drawing inspiration from the growing “modern classics” movement, Wheelhouse set out to re-define the classic rock cover band formula. While remaining true to favorite blues/rock icons such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Elvis, and Aerosmith, the band continues to reach out to the here-and-now. From Kid Rock to Nickleback, Maroon Five to Pink, Finger Eleven to Plain White T’s, a Wheelhouse performance is guaranteed to rock fans of every generation.
 
The group’s success is testament to their contemporary approach; the Wheelhouse sound has become highly sought after for both public and private appearances around the metro area. And their music is just part of the story. Their fans alone are worth the trip, come see why they have carved their own identity as one of the most lively and interactive crowds around! So put on your dancing shoes, bring your air guitar, and be ready for a truly unique rock experience, Wheelhouse style.

 
http://www.myspace.com/wheelhousedetroitrockcity
 

 For consideration for 2015 please send your press kit and fee range to:
 (All 2014 spots are currently full)

Milford Memories Entertainment Committee - WS
317 Union St
Milford, MI 48381

or

info@milfordmemories.com
 
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