2014 Entertainment Schedule
Please note: all times are approximate
Main Stage Art Garden Wine Bar Staging Area
3:00 pm – Phil Denny 4:30 pm – The Accidentals
5:00 pm – The Crane Wives 6:15 pm – Jordon Taylor
6:45 pm – The Mainstays (formerly Funktion) 8:00 pm – Samantha Crawford
8:30 pm – to be announced soon
Since emerging onto the smooth jazz scene in 2012 much traction has been made by the efforts of saxophonist and businessman, Phil Denny. Some might describe him as a people’s musician having developed a very active and loyal fan base even before the release of his internationally recognized 2012 debut, Crossover; an album which has already earned him two Billboard charted hits. A buzz has been rippling from coast to coast as either his music or marketing prowess reaches those who follow smooth jazz almost always earning him a new fan. Described as a passionate and soulful player who has a way of captivating audiences with his smooth, sexy yet energetic style. In fact, Phil has sold out every show he has produced since the summer of 2012 and continues to build quite the international following.
The Crane Wives
The Crane Wives, a home grown indie-folk outfit from Grand Rapids, Michigan defies musical stereotypes. They utilize three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a passion for songcraft to create organic music that is both accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves.
The Crane Wives’ success in West Michigan has been nothing short of extraordinary, with the rootsy, folk-rock band earning deserved, widespread plaudits for its live shows and honors for its debut album, ranging from Jammie awards from community radio station WYCE-FM to Local Spin of the Year for “Safe Ship, Harbored.”
~John Sinkevics, Localspin