Entertainment

Redline 7000 | The Devonshires | Smokin’ Gunz | Back Country Roads | Jerrod Niemann | Big Daddy Woo Woo | Three Good Men | Infinity
Carl Cole | Clutch Cargo

**New for 2017: Please bring your own chair or blanket to watch the performers. Picnic tables will no longer be provided.**

 

Redline 7000

Friday, May 26 • 7:00-9:00 pm

High Performance Rock ‘n Roll

Redline 7000 was formed in the early ’90’s. The band’s name was inspired by the 1965 cult film, Red Line 7000, that features hard driving, high performance, classic car auto racing. Founding members, Jack Harrington and John Kraman, wanted to bring rock ‘n roll entertainment to music lovers who would appreciate unique high performance renditions of rock classics. The members of Redline 7000 proudly state: “We ain’t no wedding band.” They have performed at rock venues around the country and with headliners such as Leon Russell, Linda Ronstadt, The Red Elvises, Blood Sweat and Tear, and Joan Jett.

The band plays classic rock hits from the 60’s through the 90’s. Redline 7000 was recognized in an Air and Space Museum magazine article, “How to Do The Oshkosh Airshow,” for performing unique interpretations of 1960’s rock standards such as Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” In 2006, 2007, and 2008, at the Albuquerque 4th of July celebration, Redline 7000 performed hits such as the surf instrumental “Pipeline,” the Kingsmen’s rock anthem “Louie Louie,” the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” the Troggs’ “Wild Thing,” Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” the Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” and their own version of “Gloria” before crowds estimated to be in excess of 100,000 people.


 

The Devonshires

America’s Golden Hits Sample Song List

The DevonshiresFriday, May 26 • 9:30-11:30 pm
More Today than Yesterday – Spiral Staircase
Kind of a Drag – The Buckinghams
Hey Baby – The Buckinghams
Mercy Mercy – The Buckinghams
Black is Black – Los Bravos
Good Lovin’ – The Young Rascals
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Got to get you into my life – The Beatles
Long and Winding Road – The Beatles
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Hello Goodbye – The Beatles
One – Three Dog Night
Mama Told Me (Not to Come) – Three Dog Night
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
She’s Not There – The Zombies
Tell Her No – The Zombies
Time of the Season – The Zombies
Love Her Madly – The Doors
Touch Me – The Doors
Light My Fire – The Doors
L.A. Woman – The Doors
I’m Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band – The Moody Blues
Nights in White Satin – The Moody Blues
Story In Your Eyes – The Moody Blues
Cherry Hill Park – Billy Joe Royal
Domino – Van Morrison
But It’s Alright – J.J. Jackson
Venus – The Shocking Blue
Judy in Disguise – John Fred & The Playboy Band
Make Me Smile – Chicago
Time Won’t Let Me – The Outsiders
Green Eyed Lady – Sugar Loaf
Somebody to Love – Jefferson Airplane
Bend Me, Shape Me – American Breed
Midnight Confessions – The Grass Roots
Temptation Eyes – The Grass Roots
Maybe, I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
Jet – Paul McCartney
Band on the Run – Paul McCartney
No Matter What – Badfinger
Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight – Boyce & Hart
Vehicle – The Ides of March
Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra
Do Ya – Electric Light Orchestra
Blinded By The Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Bad Case Of Loving You – Robert Palmer
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Devil Woman – Cliff Richard
Ebony Eyes – Bob Welch
Gloria – Shadow of Night
Footstompin’ Music – Grand Funk Railroad
American Band – Grand Funk Railroad
I’m Your Captain – Grand Funk Railroad
Who Are You – The Who
Getting In Tune – The Who
Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
Bargain – The Who
Reign O’er Me – The Who
Baba O’Riley – The Who
Squeeze Box – The Who
Locomotive Breath – Jethro Tull
All by Myself – Eric Carmen
Double Vision – Foreigner
Free Ride – Edgar Winter Group
These Eyes – The Guess Who


 

Smokin’ Gunz

Smokin GunsSaturday, May 27 • 5:00-7:30 pm
The story of the Schaumburg Illinois top forty country group was founded in the summer of 1997. Currently, the group consists of 4 full-time members, including; Jim Banke (guitar/lead vocals), Barry Wolfinsohn (lead guitar/vocals), Artie Specht (Bass guitar) and Robert Broz (drums/vocals), with overwhelming professionalism and dedication to the music produced by the band.

The group has traveled the Midwest performing at Clubs, Festivals and Casinos in WI, IL, IA, IN, MI and has acquired a strong fan base Smokin’ Gunz musical style and background is derived from straight forward rock-n-roll, combined with hard driving, country music styles, backed by heartfelt harmony vocal arrangements, with some real foot tapping dance tunes to provide musical entertainment for all types of audiences regardless of their musical preferences.

All of the group’s Original material is written solely by the members themselves with inspiration based on real life experiences. Smokin’ Gunz is comprised of talented musicians that become one with their instruments. Showmanship is first class and stage presence is fine tuned to a highly professional caliber not often found in the local venue circuits of the Chicagoland and surrounding areas.

They are a sure bet to produce a fun and entertaining atmosphere that will be remembered for many years to come and keep the fan-base growing to unimaginable heights. Smokin Gunz has been honored by opening for some of the biggest names in country music just to name a few. Tracy Lawrence, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Locash Cowboys, Dirt Drifters, Jeffery Steele, Confederate Railroad, Chris Cagle, Jake Owen and Randy Houser just to name a few. This is definitely not your average local bar band, but, much more. In 2017 will see Smokin’ Gunz back performing on the live venue circuits of the Midwest promoting their latest CD and introducing more original material and compositions that have always been the signature marks of the professionalism and dedication of a band at their musical and entertainment caliber.


 

Back Country Roads

Back Country RoadsSaturday, May 27 • 8:00-9:30 pm
Back Country Roads is a 6 piece Top 40 and Classic Country cover band based out of the northern Illinois area.

They have performed at events such as Country Thunder USA, WI (the last 7 years) and have opened for National acts such as Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, David Lee Murphy, Neal McCoy, Love & Theft, Steel Magnolia, Keith Anderson, Easton Corbin, Granger Smith, Parmalee, Cassadee Pope and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. They play a great mix of new and old Country that keep folks smilin’ and dancin’!


 

Jerrod Niemann

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Saturday, May 27 • 10:00-11:30 pm
Nashville prolific hitmaker Jerrod Niemann is speaking from his heart – instead of his liver – with his romantic new single, “God Made A Woman,” now impacting Country radio. Fueled by a nearly decade-long career, Niemann is digging deeper with his forthcoming Curb Records album featuring an uplifting duet, “A Little More Love,” with good friend and labelmate Lee Brice. Known for clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, the highly engaging singersongwriter last topped country charts with his PLATINUM-certified multi–week No. 1 anthem, “Drink to That All Night,” from HIGH NOON – on which he co-wrote eight of the 12 tracks. Niemann first burst onto the scene in 2010, with his critically-acclaimed major-label debut, JUDGE JERROD & THE HUNG JURY, which skyrocketed PLATINUM-certified No. 1 smash “Lover, Lover” and GOLDcertified Top 5 “What Do You Want.” His second release, FREE THE MUSIC, included Top 15 “Shininʼ On Me” and poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More.” From Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, and CMT Award nominations, to headlining and touring with some of countryʼs hottest acts: Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban, Niemann continues to make his mark by creatively pushing boundaries all while offering a sincere nod to the legends before him.


 

Big Daddy Woo Woo

Bid Daddy Woo WooSunday, May 28 • 5:00-7:00 pm
Big Daddy Woo Woo is very good seasoned band with years of musical experience members of the band are: Lou Rios, Tootie Davis, Quashawn Hudson., Denise Smolinski, Greg Bridges, and Michael Phason.

Big Daddy Woo Woo has opened up for “KC and The Sunshine Band”, played with members of “The Time”, opened up for “Confunkshun” and also played after “Earth, Wind and Fire. We are a Party Band just having FUN. We love to make people dance and have a good time. So if dancing, shaking your booty and just plain having a good time is what you like to do, then we’re the band for you.

Credits:
Stateline’s #1 Dance Band! (5 Time RAMI Winner)
2007 *RAMI Hall Of Fame Inductee*
5time Rami Winners (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
RAMI Hall of Fame inductees (April 12, 2007)


 

Three Good Men

Three Good MenSunday, May 28 • 7:30-9:00 pm
In 2010 the THREE GOOD MEN made their first appearances on the local scene. The group had originally done acoustic show sets a decade earlier with Jim Conley in the band, and always has had a fondness to keep a version going. And now the timing seemed right, and it has taken off again.

THREE GOOD MEN is Greg, Gary and Pat in a lighter side of Rockfordʼs very own Men Of Our Times it is close up , interactive, participative, and an acoustic version of the band, perfect for deck parties and smaller venues. 2011 found the trio on the banks of the Rock River at many local establishments, and social club events. All of the public appearances for Three Good Men are included on the Men of Our Times Calendar.


 

Infinity

InfinitySunday, May 28 • 9:30-11:30 pm
INFINITY has NO limits or boundaries. They have a following that makes them one of the top most successful cover bands in the nation’s third-largest metropolis. INFINITY continues to break attendance records wherever they perform. They light up the stage with their unique vocals and instrumentals of hits from Boston, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Queen, REO Speedwagon and of course their signature group…Journey.

INFINITY covers everything from Classic to Current. INFINITY is known for their outgoing personalities and if you have ever seen them, you know exactly what to expect…if not, expect the unexpected…so be prepared, you might be singing along with them (and we guarantee you will), or a microphone may just appear before you. They maintain the ability to include the audience so you feel as if you are part of the show.

A quote from the Lead Singer Bob, “this is not our show, it’s yours”. INFINITY enjoys the thousands of fans, young and young at heart, who sing along and become the chorus. They are genuine entertainers, and everyone in the audience no matter what age will become part of this show.

  • Broken festival attendance records since 1984
  • Provides a family-friendly show
  • A Non-stop high energy show with timeless songs
  • Complete audience interaction – YOU ARE THE SHOW!
  • WE HAVE NO SETLIST: You say it, we play it!
  • Voted “Best Classic Rock Band” & “Best Male Vocal” – Chicago Night Life Magazine

A Musical Collection of The Greatest Legendary Classic Rock Anthems of all Time ! An Authentic Arena Rock Concert Recreation!


 

Carl Cole

YES-Club-Core-GroupMonday, May 29 • 12:00-2:00 pm


 

Clutch Cargo

ClutchCargoMonday, May 29 • 3:00-5:30 pm
Clutch Cargo plays a very diverse range of music. Anything from Bruno Mars, Rascal Flatts, Chicago, Thr Blues Brothers, Billy Idol, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Journey, The Commodores, and much more. For each show, Clutch Cargo has over 150 songs to choose from for their playlist.

The members of Clutch Cargo are as diverse as their music. The one constant among the members is their talent both for music and entertainment. Crowds and critics alike have taken notice of them. In 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 they won Rockford Area Music Industry awards and were also inducted into the Rockford Area Music Industry Hall of Fame. They are also an eight time “Best of Rockford” winner at the On The Waterfront Festival which was held Labor Day weekend in downtown Rockford.

Their live show has much more than just good music. Clutch Cargo provides a truly interactive experience for their audience. Their one rule is to play music people can dance to.