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2017 BAND LINEUP ON THE WILD TURKEY MAIN STAGE

FRIDAY

5:00-6:00pm

Ellison

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    Ellison

    Ellison is a hot, edgy artist out of Motown whose music blends pop with components of classic r&b. His songs are catchy and make you want to dance. In his music you’ll hear the fire of James Brown, the edge of Seattle grunge, sugary sweet pop like Maroon 5, and the r&b groove of Pharell Williams.
    ellisonmusic1.com

6:30-7:30pm

Acoustic Inferno

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    Acoustic Inferno

    Jeff Vance has been entertaining the downriver area for years, with an endless selection of songs. Paul Moore is a veteran guitarists from the Detroit area, that still continues to tour and back up many famous artists. Combined, they are capable of any style, song, or situation.
    reverbnation.com/
    acousticinferno

8:00-9:00pm

Tosha Owens

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    Tosha Owens

    Motor City soul at its finest! Tosha carries on the tradition of talented and versatile female vocalists. Blues, rock, funk and R&B – this Detroit native can do it all.
    toshaowens.com

9:30pm-11:00pm

The Gasoline Gypsies

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    The Gasoline Gypsies

    Rollicking, genre-transcending rock ‘n’ roll out of Detroit played by four guys who love the craft. With three part vocal harmonies, driving guitar and bass riffs, their songs are powerful and intense, yet easy to grasp.
    thegasolinegypsies.com

SATURDAY

12:00-1:30pm

Emma Guzman

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    Emma Guzman

    Described by the Detroit Metro Times as a “song writing prodigy” and one of their top 15 artists to watch in 2016, Emma is getting ready to release her second album “Roots” on Backburner Records in 2017.
    emmaguzman.bandcamp.com

2:30-4:00pm

Dan Tillery

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    Dan Tillery

    “Live, Laugh, Love and Rhyme” – is the personal mantra of Detroit’s own, Dan Tillery. Dan’s determination to achieve greatness in life while enjoying every moment is just as contagious as it is enjoyable to be around. A radiant and unpredictable character, fans never know what to expect when he jumps on stage.
    dantillery.com

4:30-6:00pm

Ryan Dillaha & The Miraclemen

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    Ryan Dillaha & The Miraclemen

    Ryan Dillaha and The Miracle Men are a working class rock n’ roll band that was formed in 2012 in the Motor City. They immediately began making a name for themselves in the local music scene and gained a well-deserved reputation for rollicking, whiskey-fueled performances.
    ryandillaha.com

7:00-8:30pm

The Whiskey Charmers

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    The Whiskey Charmers

    The Whiskey Charmers is a Detroit-based Americana band led by Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Fans have often compared their sound to the feeling of riding in the middle of the desert with the top down.
    thewhiskeycharmers.com

8:45pm

Oktoberfest Festivities

9:30pm-11:00pm

Reefermen

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    Reefermen

SUNDAY

12:00-1:30pm

Mark Reitenga

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    Mark Reitenga

    Mark Reitenga has been playing folk rock in Metro Detroit for almost 30 years. With selections from The Beatles to Dave Matthews, Reitenga has entertained crowds at local restaurants, clubs, music festivals and private engagements, performing energetic, acoustic sets that deliver an intimate vibe.

2:00-3:30pm

Moonshine Stew

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    Moonshine Stew

    Blues, R&B, some rock, just great music. That’s Moonshine Stew. A little bit of all the good things.

4:00-5:30pm

Alise King

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    Alise King

    The winner of multiple awards and having opened for world-renowned artists, Alise King embodies soul in a town well versed in the genre. Her vocals are powerful and impactful, definitely worth witnessing in a live setting.
    aliseking.com

6:00-7:30pm

Caleb Gutierrez

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    Caleb Gutierrez

    For years we have heard that distinctive voice resonating throughout the concert halls and nightclubs of Detroit as the popular lead singer of The Infatuations. But now Caleb has chosen to embark on a new solo career backed by an exceptional group of musicians who have come together to play for him. Get ready for something Special!

ACOUSTIC STAGE LINEUP

FRIDAY

6:30-8:00pm

Bobby McManus

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    Bobby McManus

    Trained in classical and jazz upright bass, Bobby McManus made the jump to the guitar while inspired by the physical styles of Eddie Van Halen and Victor Wooten, as well as progressive music like Rush and Dream Theater.
    bobbymcmanus.com

8:00-9:30pm

Al Bettis

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    Al Bettis

    Al Bettis blends blues, folk and other eclectic influences that can only be experienced by listening. Growing up in Detroit, he was exposed to blues and gospel music as the sounds spilled from speakers of the local record store near his grandmother’s home. He has since emulated that style with his own personal touch.
    albettis.com

SATURDAY

1:00-2:30pm

Matt Gabriel

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    Matt Gabriel

    Matt Gabriel is a Singer/Songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country. The quality of Folk and Blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit. A must see live show with a very approachable recorded sound. It’s music you can trust and believe in.
    mattgabrielmusic.com

3:00-4:30pm

Ryan Dillaha

5:00-6:30pm

Front Row Cello

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    Front Row Cello

    Classic Tunes For Special Events! A special blend of Cello and Guitar on a wide range of music – from the familiar to the avant garde!

7:00-8:30pm

Kaitlin Rose

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    Kaitlin Rose

    Kaitlin has been playing guitar and writing songs since the summer of 2001 after finding her mom’s Alvarez in the hallway closet. Since then, Kaitlin has recorded four full length solo-albums in various basements and attics of friends and family members including All My Roses, Sentience, The Ideal and Organic Travels.
    kaitlinrosemusic.com

9:00-10:30pm

Nathanael Bardon

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    Nathanael Bardon

SUNDAY

1:00-2:30pm

Dan Mazur

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    Dan Mazur

    Playing to audiences ranging from a handful of people in a corner bar, to weddings, corporate events, headline spots at festivals and everything in between, Dan has put in the work needed to carve out a unique place in the Metro Detroit music scene while creating a high demand for his performances.
    danmazurmusic.com

3:00-4:30pm

Bobby McManus

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    Bobby McManus

    Trained in classical and jazz upright bass, Bobby McManus made the jump to the guitar while inspired by the physical styles of Eddie Van Halen and Victor Wooten, as well as progressive music like Rush and Dream Theater.
    bobbymcmanus.com

5:00-6:30pm

Barelyon

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    Barelyon

    Originally from NYC and Detroit respectively, Barelyon is a collaboration between Leona CW and Brion RGB (Riborn) –and often other groovy music people at live shows– creating music with a focus on duets and harmonies.
    barelyonmusic.wordpress.com