~ 2021 Season Line-up ~
June 16th - The Sunburners - - 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 27th - 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!
July 11th - 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 18th - 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 25th - Smokin Ham Band
This band plays a variety of music based on their audience. However Classic Country from the 60's to the 90's is what they really like the best. They cover a lot of songs from the Outlaw Country era of the 70's and 80's as well as the best of the ballads and slow songs. Their favorite artist... Gotta go with Merle Haggard on this one. They like to mix in some Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Elvis, John Cougar, Procol Harum, Commodores and just about any other artist you can think of from the Classic/Southern Rock eras.
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August 1st - Infinity & Beyond
DETROIT’S PREMIERE JOURNEY TRIBUTE: As musicians, they are huge Journey enthusiasts and go to extremes to perform their music the way it was meant to be heard, capturing all of the passion and energy of the original studio recordings. Over four decades of hits, favorites and deep cuts guaranteed to please generations of fans!
August 8th - Mike Sugg & The American Ride
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!