Entertainment

& Nightlife

The Milford Memories Beer Tent

The Official Milford Memories 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 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. After 6 p.m. it is 21 and over only with a $4 admission.
*Dogs are not permitted in the beer tent after 6 p.m.

The 2018 Entertainment line up: (Stay tuned for 2018)
Friday August 10
noon - 4 p.m - Randy Brock Band
7:30 p.m. - midnight - Power Play Detroit
Saturday August 11
noon -4 p.m  Moxie Blitz
7:30 p.m. - midnight - Parallel Fifth
Sunday August 12
noon - 5 p.m. The Icemen

PLEASE NOTE: No alcohol is permitted coming into or leaving the the beer tent at any time. Thank you for your cooperation!

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!

The Veteran's Memorial Stage

Friday, August 10

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Kaylee Davis

Kaylee Davis is a local musician whose music appeals to all ages. The range of music, varying from pop to classic rock and everything in between, is certain to catch your interest. Putting an original twist on a song mixed with her individual style of singing is a combination you could listen to for hours on end. Kaylee is attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee to peruse a career in the entertainment industry.

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Friday, August 10

2:30 -4:30 p.m.

The Swift Brothers

Based out of Lansing, Michigan, Dan and Mark have a long musical history together. With over a decade of musical collaboration together, they formed The Swift Brothers in 2013 in an effort to create something different.  As long time friends, the duo felt like brothers. It was only natural that the new name should reflect that.  Not long after, their first single “Ordinary” was written.  Over the last few years, their sound has evolved and hesitantly hangs on to the “acoustic” label.  The Swift Brothers have created a unique and full sound that rivals many full sized bands. The Swift Brothers have appeared on local radio and podcasts and have been featured on the cover of Around the Sound magazine. They continue to gain attention and are definitely an act not to miss.

The Swift Bro

Friday, August 10

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Kira Blue

Kira Blue is a young talented artist whose creative performances express passion in her singing, playing and natural writing style. Now in 6th grade she is currently pursuing a musical entertainment career that also embraces other performing art forms, such as dance and theater. With Kira’s keen interest and talent in Americana music she naturally inspires family, friends and community alike. 

At four years old, she started playing both baritone and concert ukulele. Later she started singing and playing guitar. When she’s not playing with her friends, she is taking music lessons from her mentor, Anton Simper who is also her music partner. Kira Blue consistently puts on a bright and interactively entertaining show that creates a wonderful and lasting impression on the minds and hearts of audiences both young and old. Kira Blue’s contemporary style incorporates organic elements of various American root styles. As she moves and captivates crowds with her original Country, Roots-Rock, Folk, this Urbanized Blue-Grassy style celebrate some of the more simple joys and experiences in life, that we as grown ups forget to rejoice in.

Kira

Saturday, August 11

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lonnie Stump

Lonnie Stump has one of those timeless country voices that rings across the generations linking the past, present and future of small towns everywhere. He was born on December 6th, 1986 in Pontiac, Michigan. Soon after, he was adopted at an early age by two of the most loving people in the universe. At age 14, his parents gifted him a guitar that would sustain the test of time and he began learning many cover songs and writing songs of his own. He began singing after a pretty serious lung injury in 2007 and In his mid 20's he decided to make it a habit to go to at least 1-2 open mic nights a week doing solo acoustic performances. Now 31 years old,  he has gained a reputation of a willingness to play wherever there is a stage, a stool or a street corner. By doing so he has earned the respect of many well established musicians in his local area as well as across the United States. With many new songs being produced out of Motown almost on a weekly basis, a new project is coming due soon for Lonnie with the help of some very talented friends!  His style has developed into one that will take you back to when music was good and keep you there for weeks to follow!

Lonnie

Saturday, August 11

2 - 4 p.m.

Trey Connor

TREY CONNOR is a 21-year-old pop/rock songwriter and guitarist from a small town near Detroit/Flint MI.  Performing since age 13, he captivates audiences of all ages with crystal clear vocals and artful guitar work.

At age 15 he formed and fronted the Modern Rock band Bulletproof Snow and in the next few years, wrote and released two EP’s, “Punished For My Innocence” and “Here We Come”.   Rising quickly, the band prevailed in several competitions receiving various awards, including the 2015 Detroit Music Awards People's Choice Award for Trey’s song “Here We Come”.

Interested in a more mainstream pop/rock sound, in the spring of 2015, Trey began searching for a producer to engage on his first solo project, and eventually discovered award winning producer Tommee Profitt, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

After graduating high school in 2015 Trey was eager to begin working with Profitt, when his plans were suddenly changed by an invitation to attend Season 10 casting finals for “The Voice”.  However, Trey did not appear on the show as teams filled up before he could perform his “BLIND AUDITION" for celebrity coaches.

Reconnecting with Profitt after his experience with “The Voice”, Trey was finally able to record/release his first solo project in late 2016.    The debut single “Hold On” (Nov. 2016) and related EP, “While Everything Is Now” (Dec. 2016) were followed with the “Hold On Music Video” (Aug. 2017). 

Proud to hail from an area with such a famed musical history, Trey aims to add his name to the long list of nationally known talent and is hopeful to be one of the next big things rising up from “Motown”.

Trey

Saturday, August 11

5-7 p.m.

AcousticAsh

“Motown’s Activism without the doom and gloom”

AcousticAsh uses an acoustic guitar and a smoky, soulful, expressive sound as a platform for diversity and equality. Currently unsigned; AcousticAsh is a singer/songwriter originally from England who is now based in Michigan, USA. With music that inspires, moves and motivates; AcousticAsh will leave you feeling truly satisfied and wanting more.

Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Blues, Folk,

Influencers: Tracy Chapman, Ed Sheeran, Revolutionaries, Phil Collins, Sam Cook, and Karen Carpenter

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Sunday, August 12

10 -11 a.m.

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Sunday, August 12

11:30 a.m. - 12:30  p.m.

Peyton Cullen

Peyton Cullen has been singing locally for 4 years.  She has a passion for music of all genres unlike most people her age.  Her style is Americana with many twists.  You won’t want to miss this hour with Peyton.  She will be attending Milford High School in the fall.

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Sunday, August 12

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Milford Music Groups

Sunday, August 12

3 - 5 p.m.

Kari Holmes

Blessed with both beauty and an angelic voice, Kari Holmes is taking the music scene by storm. Her first single, "Something New," was released to mainstream country radio and instantly made the top 200 on the Music Row chart in Nashville. Her debut single, “More From Me,” hit number 21 on the Inspirational Country Music chart (ICM) in Nashville and she was a top 10 nominee for ICM’s New Artist of the Year in 2016. The Music Umbrella (Santa Monica, Ca. based international music consultancy company) has had strong Americana feedback about Kari from industry vets.  She recently completed her first radio tour and continues to promote both singles on her debut EP, "Something New." She is currently touring and selling out shows in the Midwest and continues to branch out.

Although Kari's sexy innocence and "the girl next door" look stands out, she has a fierce side to her as well that she pulls out in her writing and performances, making her nothing you’ve ever seen and heard before.  She pours her heart and soul into everything she does. Whether she’s writing, in the studio, on the road or on stage, her bubbly, friendly, high spirited personality shines.She adds a fresh, new sound to music and is vivacious when she hits the stage. Her passionate lyrics, dynamic sound and high energy gets your heart pumping! Kari Holmes is “Something New” and someone to keep your eye on!

Kari started singing at the age of four. Although no one could understand what she was saying, they knew instantly she had a gift.  “I have the greatest family! They have always been so supportive of me, pushing me to better myself." At an early age, she performed in small singing competitions, church and school choirs, and took a love to writing in school. “I remember trying out for Star Search when I was in middle school. Afterwards, when my mom and I were walking back to our car, a lady ran after us with the executive producer’s business card.” When Kari was 17, she taught herself guitar and turned her poems into songs and continued writing new ones. She honed her skills while performing at local coffee shops and venues, where people fell in love with her storytelling and voice. She began writing with others, recording demos and started her own band at 21.

It's no wonder why fans all over the country are falling in love with Kari and what she stands for. In her words, “Writing is how I react to life…good and bad, and with that, I can reach out to others." Performing on stage is the second step to how  she reacts to life..leaving everything on that stage. "The one thing that I want people to take away from my shows and music is a feeling. That's what music is all about anyway...to let your emotions take you for a ride. Those are the concerts worth remembering."

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Beer Tent

Friday, August 10

noon - 4 p.m.

Randy Brock Band

The Randy Brock Group was formed in 1996 as a power trio with Randy Brock on guitar, Mike Rowe on Bass, and Brian Deming on the drums. The line-up now features Jim Pauli on drums and Karl Goebel on keys. For the past 20 years, the band has been a staple of the Detroit live music scene developing their style and talent and have gained a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in Detroit. In addition to local venues, Randy and the band have played all over the country and opened for some of the most legendary names in music such as Journey, Ted Nugent, Eddie Money and CCR.

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Friday, August 10

7:30 p.m. - Midnight

$4 cover charge

Power Play Detroit

Power Play Detroit is a LIVE cover band, dedicated to playing the most classic music of our time. Combining years of experience with youthful enthusiasm, Power Play Detroit is the perfect fit for clubs,festivals parties and special events! Traveling with a complete professional sound and light show, Power Play Detroit works closely with their clients to meet and exceed every expectation.

 

Power Play Detroit was once again voted BEST local band for 2017 (2015) by WDIV clickondetroit!!

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Saturday, August 11

noon - 4 p.m.

Moxie Blitz

Moxie Blitz is a 5-piece cover band (Rock and Pop) from SE Michigan.  The members have names and histories...see below if that interests you.  We could also use a bunch of buzz words, but you've heard that before.  Bottom line:  We aim to bring a diverse and loyal following to each venue, while ensuring that regulars stay longer and spend more.  We have fun, crowd has fun, you make money, rinse, and repeat.

WE ARE IMMORTAL ROCKSTARS!!!

Noreen Kurowski – Lead Singer -  is a twenty-year veteran of the Detroit music scene. Performed with well-known Metro Detroit area bands. The Killer Flamingos, The Wrenfields, and Vox Pop are just an example of the equally diverse and talented groups of musicians with which she has had the pleasure of performing.
Highlights of her musical career include performances at venues and festivals in Toronto, Put-In-Bay, Cincinnati, Louisville KY, and Key West FL.
As a recording artist, she has received international airplay, and garnered a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Vocalist.

Keith DePoorter - Lead Guitarist - Winner of two Detroit Music awards, performed as the lead guitarist for Superdot "Detroits Premier Ska band", and has opened for the Toasters, Skapone, Skatalites, Reel Big Fish, Toots and the Maytals, Gold Finger, Bad Manners, et al. Has played with Detroit local artist 1592 and many other featured Detroit Artists. Oh, and he has a dog.

Reed Schwallie - Lead Guitarist/Vocals – Reed has over 20 years of experience as a professional musician beginning in the Detroit area where he performed in the artists such as Phineas Gage, Acme Soul and The Vudu Hippies; and also filling in with cover bands in the greater Detroit and Atlanta metropolitan area. These bands included bands like the Detroit bands Big Lizard, Nice Onion, Maggie McCabe Band, Patti Tatro Band and the Jon Michael Band. In Atlanta, he was a member of 700  South, Slacker and The Grant Davis band.  He has also played as a solo acoustic musician at bars, venues and restaurants in both the Detroit and Atlanta areas. Reed’s guitar training began in the Southfield Parks and recreation music appreciation program. He also studied at Oakland Community College, and during his learning experiences, also studied under Detroit area music teachers including Joe Mazzola, (former lead guitarist for the national Rock and Roll act, Sponge).  Reed is also a self-taught player of other various instruments including the Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion and Keys.

Charlie Bongo -  Drums/Backup Vocalist -  Has been performing in the Detroit/Metro Detroit area for 20 plus years. Started playing Piano at the age of 8 and reverted to drums/percussion at the age of 13. Schooled at the Macomb Center for performing Arts by Rick Sawicki (drummer for Mitch Ryder), Terry Bozzio, Greg Bissonette, and many other drummers.  Winner of multiple Detroit Music awards; winner of Battle of the bands for Guitar Center. Has performed with many Detroit Metro Area Artists such as The Patti Tatro band, Shoe, Superdot, Rio and the Rockabilly revival, the Harvengers, The Splitters. Opened for National acts such as Boston, The Toasters, Toots and the Maytals, Bad Manners, etc.

Dave Uricek - Bass Guitar/Vocals - Transplanting himself from Flint to Detroit in 1990, Dave took up residence as lead guitar player with local punk rock stalwarts The Generals. Later in the 90s he changed gears and worked as lead vocalist for indie rock darlings The Immortal Winos Of Soul, relentlessly touring the Midwest and spreading much mayhem. You can catch Dave almost any night of the week playing bass with Bobby Murray's Tribute to Etta James, Melvin Davis' Rockmill Band, The Wrong Numbers, The Arch Mystics, Greg Nagy or Tosha Owens and the Essentials.

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Saturday, August 11

7 p.m. - midnight

$4 cover charge

Parallel Fifth

With a rapid growing fan base, Parallel Fifth has become one of the most respected and sought-after cover bands in the Metro Detroit Area! For the past four years, these five veteran musicians have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry and pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, quality stage show from start to finish! Parallel Fifth plays hit songs from the last four decades that everybody knows and loves, giving their audience a true concert experience encompassing many genres! Parallel Fifth has been voted one of the best cover bands in Metro Detroit year after year and performs all over the area at night clubs, casinos, festivals, weddings and corporate events. Parallel Fifth has headlined the Livonia Spree, 80's Party For a Purpose, Detroit Lions Tailgate Party and MotorCity Casino.
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Sunday, August 12

noon - 5 p.m.

The Icemen

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On Site Radio Appearances

The following radio stations will be on site during the 2018 festival during the following times:

Friday Aug 10th

WHMI 12-2pm

WNIC 4-7pm (with Jay Towers)

Saturday Aug 11th

NASH FM 2-4pm

WDVD 4-6pm

WDTW 2-6pm

WKQI 12-2pm (with The Joe Show)

Sunday Aug 12th

WDTW 12-4pm