~ 2020 Season Line-up ~
June 17th - The Sunburners - CANCELLED- Taste of FR
Friends of the Arts is happy to sponsor this exciting cover band on the brick street. They will be performing from 7-10 p.m. to help kick off the Fort Recovery Jubilee celebration. The SunBurners Island Party Band mixes summertime hits with authentic steel drums and feel-good vibes. They are known throughout the midwest and East Coast as a premier act at community festivals from April-September. The band covers artists like Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Bob Marley, the Eagles, Stevie Wonder, and many more. Country, reggae, yacht rock, top 40, calypso - With steel drums and island rhythms, the SunBurners put their own unique spin on each song. Add that to the group's fun-loving attitude and you'll see why for four years they have helped us create a fun, festive atmosphere on the brick street.
June 28th - The Bulldogs
This band has proven itself to be a crowd favorite and we are so glad to have them back! Their music reflects the era of drive-ins, juke boxes and sock hops as they present tunes from Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers, Bobby Darin and more!
July 12th - Forever Diamond
Join us as we present a fabulous night featuring the music of the great Neil Diamond. FOREVER DIAMOND is Cincinnati’s Premier Neil Diamond tribute band and they are dedicated to celebrating the music of Grammy Award winning American singer/songwriter, Neil Diamond. They perform many of Neil's greatest hits and also bring a markedly realistic Neil Diamond impersonation on top of a rocked out backing band.
July 19th - Ryan Mundy - CANCELED
Self-taught, YouTube inspired singer/songwriter from Springfield, OH. Ryan got his start from playing Florida Georgia Line and Jake Owen cover songs in between working a full-time warehouse job. After a recent break-up and the, he was left with a lot of free time and empty space. So he decided to start writing his own music and performing live at open mics. With support and interest from locals the dream of being a country music artist and songwriter slowly began to form. From opening for country music legends & 9-time #1 hit single country band: Lonestar to performing at the 39th Country Concert in Ohio to being a featured songwriter at some of the top venues in Nashville including: The Listening Room, Tin Roof, & many more, Ryan is starting to make some waves in the Ohio and surrounding area. Today you can find an example of his "Hometown" feeling style of music behind his latest single "This Is America", which is now available on all music platforms.
July 26th - Clark Manson
In Nashville, the joke is that it takes 10 years to build an overnight sensation. The joke is mostly true. Just like every rule, there are exceptions and there is fate. Enter Clark Manson, the handsome young boy from Covington, Ohio… The picture of the Heartland - wholesome, all-American and as fate would have it, the closest thing to an overnight sensation this industry has seen. At 150 shows per year nationwide, the 25-year-old hit the ground running headlining shows as well as opening for acts like Brett Eldredge, Chase Rice, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, Easton Corbin, Old Dominion and more. When Clark isn’t on stage, the ORCA Coolers Pro-Staffer brings his lyrics to life on a boat, beach or lake seeking the next adventure. With a national Jagermeister sponsorship, a good time isn’t difficult to find.
August 2nd - Liverpool Lads
It's all fab! Performing since 2009 - this group’s mission is to recreate the fun, spirit, energy, and carefree memories synonymous with Beatlemania in the 1960's. They strive to recreate those great memories, both musically and visually, with replicas of the same vintage instruments, amplifiers, and wardrobes used by the Beatles. Just as The Beatles did - their performances are all live without backing tracks or overdubbing. They perform Beatles music mainly from 1962 - 1966…So all you Beatle fans don’t miss this one!
August 9th - The American Kings
A perennial favorite! You requested 'em and we booked 'em! They play the best of the 50's and 60's with a NEW entertaining high energy show that makes you want to grab your poodle skirt & saddle shoes and join in. Don't miss this trip down memory lane when music was cool!
August 16th - Vinyl Sunshine
In 1964 British bands like The Beatles, The Zombies, Herman’s Hermits exploded on the American scene,
aka “The British Invasion”. It did not take long, however, for American bands to respond.
Soon The Monkees, The Buckinghams, The Byrds, The Turtles, The Lovin Spoonful and many other American groups filled the airwaves with chart topping hits of their own. Much of the music originated from Southern California and became known as “Sunshine Pop”.
Vinyl Sunshine brings you the best of American and British pop and rock. You will find our music to be upbeat, with close vocal harmonies and performed note-for-note for an experience that touches your senses and sets you free!
August 23rd - Toby Keith Tribute
DO NOT MISS this new act for 2020! Mike Sugg as Toby Keith with The American Ride - a country music sight to be seen and heard! Featuring the nation's top Toby Keith tribute and lookalike artist performing all the hits you know and love! From “Should’ve Been A Cowboy, Red Solo Cup, American Soldier, to Courtesy of The Red, White And Blue”, you’ll be singing along from start to finish. Recognized by Toby’s management as “representing him well” and “looking like brothers”, you won’t believe your ears or your eyes!