BRASS METROPOLIS - a tribute to CHICAGO
Brass Metropolis is an eight-piece band that has all the excitement, artistry and virtuosity of early Chicago Transit Authority. The band gives a performance that will take you on a musical journey that brings together all of the elements that made CHICAGO® extraordinary: the contrast and interplay between Terry Kath and Peter Cetera, intricate vocal arrangements, a phenomenal horn section, and a dazzling rhythm section. It’s all about the music. No backing tracks or tricks.
BLUEGRASS DEATHMATCH - Debutants and the Matchsellers
For the first time ever, the two reigning heavyweight champions of Midwestern Bluegrass will meet in the ring for a head to head fight to the musical death. Debutants will face-up against The Matchsellers in a one-of-a-kind BLUEGRASS DEATHMATCH. In 10 boxing-style rounds, each band will try to knock the other out of musical consciousness in a musical bloodbath for the ages. Referee Dave Pagan will make sure there is no foul play and a fair match.
The rising guitar and lap steel player calls his original music “electric swamp funkin’ blues,” defined by raw and soulful musicianship played with fire-and-brimstone fervor. His gritty, unvarnished vocals draw his audience deep inside his unforgettable tales of love, passion, pain and pleasure. No other band on the current blues scene is built quite like Birchwood’s.
FLEETWOOD GOLD - The Fleetwood Mac Experience
Fleetwood Gold, The Fleetwood Mac Experience, is the most followed Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the Midwest, performing for more than 35,000 fans in 2022. The band is led by two-time national blues guitar champion Chris Shutters (Lyndsey) and Columbus, Ohio-based singer/songwriters Erika Prehm (Stevie) and Sara Reat (Christine).