Live entertainment on the main stage.
Wrong Side of Dixie is a band of the people. Our goal is to connect and make one of our shows the best experience it can be. From opening for national acts to dive bars we've played about everywhere. The band is comprised of Austin Beliles- lead/background vocals and guitar. Chris Davis lead/background vocals and guitar, Jason Baker-Bass guitar, Steve Graham-drums and percussion, Libby Lowry keys and vocals. We offer a unique twist of Country, Blues, Southern Rock, Soft Rock, and a sprinkle of Soul on top.
|Date||September 5, 2018 · 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||September 5, 2018 · 10:00 pm|
Gran Torino keeps the party going Thursday night - Good fun and unique rock and roll.
Band Members Greg Morris- Drums/Vocals; Bob Fiddler -Lead Vocals; Billy Brown- Guitar; Matt Brookshire - Bass Guitar
|Date||September 6, 2018 · 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||September 6, 2018 · 10:00 pm|
Kick off Friday night at BikerFest with The Bionic Monks - a different kind of heavy metal band. The bands lyrics stray from the common negativity in this genre and are serious with a comedic twist. What makes The Monks different from most bands is the fact that they are not just a group/band, but a family that rocks together
|Date||September 7, 2018 · 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||September 7, 2018 · 7:30 pm|
This award winning blues band will heat up the energy level on Friday night.
• 2018 International Blues Challenge Semifinalists
• Winners of the 2017 South Central Indiana Blues Society Boogie to Beale
• 2016, 2017 People’s Choice Award;
• Winners of the 2008 Indiana Crossroads Blues Society Blues Challenge
• Indiana representative at 25th annual 2009 International Blues Challenge
• 10-time headliner of the annual McCormick’s Creek BBQ & Blues Festival
King Bee and the Stingers returned from the 2018 International Blues Challenge, having made it to the semifinals! The band is proud to represent the South Central Indiana Blues Society. Highlighting the band is vocalist Sarah Menefee, who croons the blues with a depth of emotion that belies her young years. On background vocals, harp, and guitar is the band’s founder, St. Louis bluesman Mark “King Bee” Menefee, who formed the band in 2006. DK "Guitar Wonderboy" Buchanan, in the band since its inception, brings electrifying lead guitar work. Ken Meadows throws down his mellow groove on the bass and dynamic drummer Eric Gaylord rounds out the band’s sound. Known for their unique blend of blues and original material, King Bee and the Stingers will leave you buzzing for more!
Sarah Menefee: vocals
Mark Menefee: harmonica, guitar, vocals
DK Buchanan: guitar, vocals
Ken Meadows: bass
Eric Gaylord: drums
|Date||September 7, 2018 · 8:00 pm|
|Event End Date||September 7, 2018 · 9:30 pm|
MEET CHICAGOLANDS FAVORITE 80’S COVER BAND
The Original Tribute to the 80's will be rockin’ and rollin’ BikerFest Saturday night, September 8! We'll take you back to a time when the hair was big, the music was loud, and the dudes wore more makeup than your mommy.
Rolling through the “Decade of Decadence” like a 50-ton freight train, iconic bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and Poison (to mention only a few) made the 1980’s a musical era the likes of which we’re doubtful to see again. Millions upon millions of records were sold, and concert venues around the world sold out within seconds when these bands were announced as headliners…
In 2001, lamenting the heyday of hairbands, one Chicago band sought to rekindle the flame for these Gods of Rock by tapping into the nostalgic and undeniable energy of that bygone era. They called themselves Hairbanger’s Ball.
Born from a “what if?” scenario, Hairbanger’s Ball has entrenched themselves as one of the most sought after “80’s Hair Rock Tribute Bands” in the United States after years of performing sold out shows from coast to coast, all while exuding the same expert musicianship and flair for the theatrical as their idols. Now on the cusp of celebrating 15 years in existence, Hairbanger’s Ball has been a mainstay in music for longer than some of their celebrity counterparts, and routinely perform over 150 shows a year.
Whether you’re looking to bring back the memory of a favorite concert seen in 1985 or seeking a true-to-life representation of what a rock concert was like in the 80’s, Hairbanger’s Ball provides both the music and the mayhem for young and old alike, bundled together in a 6-piece, high octane lineup. Featuring powerful male and female lead vocals, some serious ax grinding and renditions of classic songs so much like the original you’d swear you’d gone back in time, Hairbanger’s Ball leaves nothing to be desired after seeing and listening to them live, which is why they’ve been named “Best Rock Band” in Chicago by their throngs of adoring fans.
|Date||September 7, 2018 · 10:00 pm|
Black Sabbath cover band from Bloomington, Indiana.
Billy Smith – Vocals; Joe McCadden – Guitar; Oliver Wittman – Bass; Matt Weimer - Drums
|Date||September 8, 2018 · 8:00 pm|
|Event End Date||September 8, 2018 · 9:30 pm|
From Kokomo, Indiana, Mike began playing guitar in 1977 at age 6. Mike grew up hearing his father's soul-rock bands. As a boy, he traveled with them and the Drifters in the mid 1970's throughout the southern United States. He received his first guitar at age 5. He purchased his first electric guitar at age 10 with paper route money. His vocals and guitar have been called "gritty and soulful" and have been comparing to many. He formed Steam Shovel in the summer of 1993 and named the band after his favorite children’s book by Virginia Lee Burton, "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel". "My mom bought the book for me from a garage sale when I was a boy. Recently, I've contacted the author's children, who are in their 70's, and they were delighted to see what the band's been doing. They also put a copy of "All My Life" in the National Library of Congress alongside their mother's books", Mike said.
It seems that Mike writes music that is appreciated and enjoyed by all ages. You may catch him performing with the band or solo electric, acoustic 12 strings, or National steel, at a Blues Sunday School, an elementary or high school, and then at a venue that night, always sharing the music...Mike cites his father, "Big" Mike, Robert Cray, Howling Wolf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall (1 and 2), Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Donny Hathaway Jimi Hendrix, Albert King and Collins.(get the picture?) as his mentors.
Mike formed Steam Shovel in the summer of 1993, and has performed with/opened for: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Cray (3x), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy(4x), Al Green, Tower of Power, Sam Lay, W.C. Clark, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Joe Bonamassa, Chris Duarte, BB King, Booker T Jones, Double Trouble(SRV 20th Anniversary memorial Concert. Nashville., TN), and was named "Best Blues Band in Indiana" in 2002 by the Crossroads Blues Society of Indiana!
|Date||September 8, 2018 · 10:30 pm|