Riverdays 2016 Live Entertainment Lineup
Opening Riverdays, Friday, July 15 -- Stay Til Dawn covers the best of the 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's - Rock, Country and Today's Music.
Headlining Riverdays, Friday, July 15 -- Jedi Mind Trip has been entertaining Mid-Michigan audiences since the Winter of 1996. Their professional attitude and the ability to dynamically entertain large audiences has put them on top of the area's biggest draw list.
Headlining Riverdays, Saturday, July 16 -- With sales of more than a million albums worldwide, success on radio, TV and film, and sold-out concert dates throughout the world, The Verve Pipe, formed in Michigan in the early 90’s, is best recognized for their radio hits ‘Photograph,’ ‘Hero,’ ‘Happiness Is,’ ‘Never Let You Down’ and the #1 single, ‘The Freshmen.’ In 2014, The Verve Pipe released their first rock album in over 13 years with Overboard, a collection of ten new songs including ‘Crash Landing’, ‘Hit and Run,’ and the haunting title track ‘Overboard.’ This long incubating project brought a renewed energy and focus to this self-produced album that resulted in their most inspired writing and recording to date.The Verve Pipe continue to perform throughout the U.S., including appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Hangout Music Festival and SummerStage in Central Park and many more.
Opening Riverdays, Saturday, July 16 -- Since breaking into the indie rock scene in February 2007, Metro-Detroit based Crashing Cairo have been primarily playing venues from Chicago to New York City, Cincinnati, up through Michigan. With their debut album, Monday Changed Everything (2008), they merge gritty hooks with rollicking guitars to generate some seriously inspired gems. Unapologetic vocals with lo-fi instrumentals assemble a bevy of inspired creations. Monday Changed Everything explores wounded naivete, throwback instrumentals, and smart guitars throughout the album. With standout tracks like "Hair," Crashing Cairo appeals to indie rock fans and non-indie rock fans alike.
Dazzling circus style performers specialize in high flying aerial antics on fabric, trapeze and lyra, fire dancing and eating, stilt walking and stilt acrobatics, contortion, juggling, feats of mind-bending strength and acrobalance, as well as a variety of circus sideshow acts.
While searching in grandma’s attic, the ten-year old Guy Louis found his grandfather’s guitar in an old beat up case. That began his musical journey that soon included his grandfather’s mandolin, violin and other instruments. He took lessons from time to time, but mostly learned to play on his own and with friends.
At age nineteen, after starting college in computer science, Guy realized that pursuing a path of music was what he really wanted to do. A few years of playing in bands, the folk circuit and other musical avenues finally led him to presenting musical programs in schools. This began the Chautauqua Express Musical Programs in 1986. Family concerts soon also became a specialty as Guy’s professional performing became full-time and year-round.
Three full decades and thousands of performances later, Guy is continuing to create and perform programs that express his musical passions, and also contribute to his community. The very latest presentation “Introducing Children to Relaxation” represents a synthesis of his interactive musical performance style and his passion for helping young people learn the art and science of relaxation.