You may have noticed some construction barrels and "Do Not Enter" and "One Way" signs on Willy Street this summer..and may have worried what that would mean for the Willy Street Fair. Well worry no more!Â The fair is on this Saturday and Sunday! Bob Queen with the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Association says you won't have to wear your hard hat..but white shoes might be the worse for wear afterwards.
If you've never been to the Willy Street Fair, you've really got to check it out. It's a bittersweet thing, because it means the end of summer. But it's a party like no other.Â There will be entertainment on ten stages over two days, plus food and beverage vendors, street performances, and a parade that could only happen on Willy Street!
For the 3rd year, the Willy Street Fair teams up with the Wisconsin Union Theatre and the World Music Festival to bring acts from around the world to Madison on Saturday.Â New this year..free Greyhound bus shuttles from campus to the fair on Saturday.
Here's the entertainment lineup for 2011:
Saturday, September 17 / 1:45 pm to 9:00 pm, 900/1000 block of Williamson StreetMain Stage
1:45 Luisa Maita
3:30 Marco Calliari
5:30 Sergent Garcia
7:30 Bomba Estereo
3:00 & 5:00 pm Dragon Knights Grounds Parade
2:00 Blake Thomas and Josh Harty
3:30 Eric Schwartz
5:30 Cris Plata
Madcat Electronic/DJ Stage
2:00-7:00 Local/Regional Electronic/DJ Performers
7:00 East Coast/West Coast Legend, Dr. Dunks
Sunday, September 18 / 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, 800, 900 and 1000 blocks of williamson street
Willy street fair parade: 11:00 amMain stage
2:30 the Midwesterners
5:45 the Kissers
1:00 Mad Rollinâ Dolls Demonstration
2:00 Wil-Mar Teen Fashion Show
4:00 EMCC BreakDancers
5:00 Truly Remarkable Loon
6:30 Willy Street Fair Raffle
11:45 Yid Vicious
1:00 Cajun Strangers
2:00 Sadira and the Riad Dance Company
2:45 An Blas Quartet
4:55 Atimevu Drum and Dance
6:00 Charanga Agosa
WORT Underground Stage
12:00 Whitney Mann (& Band)
2:20 the Shabelles
3:30 Venus In Furs
4:40 Weapons of Mass DeFunktion
5:50 (From Toronto, Canada) The Sadies
12:00 Small Potatoes
2:00 Bret & Frisk
3:30 Bill & Kate isles
What are you doing on Sunday afternoon? Head to the High Noon Saloon to catch some great live music, and support the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Dane County.
Here's an interesting twist--each of the bands performing at the Rock 'n Blues concert has one member who works in the Meriter Hospital Adults Psychiatry Unit.
Here's the lineup:
1pm Mud Room, a rock band featuring Dr. Tyler Rickers singing and playing lead guitar
1:30pm Queenie & The Blue Cats, blues and funk featuring Bill Cheadle, a Meriter Adult Psychiatry Clinical Specialist on drums.
4pm Bonobo Secret Handshake, socially motivated rock funk and blues, with Meriter Adult Psychiatry Mental Health Specialist Teresa Nyholt as singer. Two doctors add to the mix as well, David Melnick and Scott Meskin.
5:30pm:Â Jam session!
It's just $7 for tickets if you buy them in advance, or $10 at the door.
More info here.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness, and was founded right here in Dane County. NAMI Dane County provides free support meetings, educational meetings, a resource library and more.
You've gotta hand it to the folks with the Marquette Neighborhood Association..they've put together a great lineup for this weekend's Waterfront Festival.
I'm particularly exited about two of the acts--Robbie Fulks, who plays Sunday afternoon at 2:45, and the Bottle Rockets later on at 6:15.
Robbie Fulks is a gifted singer-songwriter who is just twisted enough to keep it interesting.Â I've never seen him live, so I'm really looking forward to it.
I'd say the Bottle Rockets are going to end the festival with a bang (because of their name)...but that sounds a bit trite. So I'll just say this is rock and roll...wait here's a line I can steal that sums them up perfectly. The Spartanburg Herald says "If Uncle Tupelo is the Beatles of the alt-country movement, the Bottle Rockets are certainly the Rolling Stones. Featuring a brash, in-your-face sound with as much of a Lynyrd Skynyrd influence as Gram Parsons." I'm not sure where Spartanburg is, but I love the quote! I saw the Bottle Rockets twice..once they opened for John Fogerty in Milwaukee..and the second time I saw them at the Annex in Madison and I'm a big fan.
The Marquette Waterfront Festival is this Saturday and Sunday (June 11th &12th) at Yahara Place Park, on the shore of Lake Monona where it meets the Yahara River..just a couple blocks off Williamson Street. It's the first of a lot of great Eastside festivals..with plenty of food and beverage vendors. They depend on sales of beer to break even or hopefully make a profit..so don't bring in your own beer. That's just lame.
See the full schedulehere.
Here's another chance for you to enjoy some great music, and help somebody at the same time.
You may have heard that Donna Linderman, the wife of blues harmonica player Westside Andy, is going through a major health battle..and although they do have insurance, costs are mounting. Local musicians are holding another benefit this Sunday at the Harmony Bar.
Suggested donation is $10..which is a steal to see these great bands: Cash Box Kings, the Midwesterners, Frankie Lee, Mel Ford, Billy Flynn and Glenn Davis. The music goes from 3-9pm.
To get you fired up for the show..check out this great performance from Cash Box Kings at the House of Blues.
This yearâs event is slated for Saturday, October 30 on State Street in downtown Madison. Gates will open at 7:00 PM with tickets available at the gate for $10.
$7 advance tickets are available now at the Coliseum box office, Ticketmaster, or at several businesses in the State Street area.
Mountain Dew Amp Stage
Mike Droho & The Compass Rose
My Dear Disco
12:00 - 1:30 AM
Project M's Daniel + The Lion
Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo
12:00 -Â 1:00 AM
Little Big Town
DJ Will Calder
Costume Contest featuring Grand Prize of roundtrip airfare for 2 to London and a Nighttime Jack The Ripper TourÂ and a LG 42â Plasma TV
12:00 -Â 1:30 AM
DJ Will Calder
The business ticket outlets will be selling tickets through Friday, October 29 and there is no service charge at any of those locations (only service charges on tickets sold at Ticketmaster outlets). Â Participating businesses are designated with special multicolored posters with the Freakfest logo and the words âFreakfest Tickets Available Hereâ. Â Tickets on the day of the event will be available at booths near the entrances beginning at Noon and continuing through the end of the event or when the street reaches capacity. Â Additional information is available at the official Freakfest website: http://www.channel3000.com/freakfest
Freakfest 2009 drew a record number of people with an estimated 55,000 people enjoying the music and costumes on State Street. Â Once again the city was able to cut back on costs and there were fewer arrests as the event continues to run smoothly and become more successful. Â As the event continues to grow in popularity, it is definitely recommended that people purchase their tickets in advance or get to the event as early as possible to purchase their day of event ticket and insure admittance.
10/04 Disturbed,Â Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm and HellyeahAlliant Energy Center, 6:30 pm, $45.75, more info
Folk (just kidding, this is pure unadulterated HARD ROCK)
If you're in for a night of frenetic crowd jumping and fist pumping, Monday Night at the Alliant Energy Center is where you will find it.Â Disturbed released it's newest album Asylum in August and Avenged Sevenfold had their album Nightmare released in July.Â So this concert will probably feature a lot of new music along with some old favorites.
10/05 King Khan and the Shrines
The Annex, 9:00pm, Ages 18+, $15, More info
Rock 'n Roll/Psychedelic
King Khan and the Shrines were founded in 1999 and are fronted by lead singer King Khan who was born in Canada, but now resides in Berlin, Germany.Â This band combines a wide variety of instruments with strong experimentation and the speculations of what Khan wears to his concerts are almost Gaga-esque.Â Regardless of whether you like the music or not, this will be a good show.
10/06 Boo Bradley Alchemy Cafe, 10pm, free, more info
Join Madison's own Scott Kiker and Brad Selz as they entertain you at the Alchemy Cafe on Atwood Avenue.Â They are an energetic and fun trio to watch and the show is free.Â You can't beat that.
10/07 Citizen CopeWisconsin Union Theatre, 8pm, all ages, $22/$25, more info
Citizen Cope is the pseudonym of Clarence Greenwood and he has been compared to Everlast and similar artists with laid back styles that offer a blend of blues and rap.Â He self-released The Rainwater LP this year that has garnered some positive reviews.
10/08 Joan BaezWisconsin Union Theatre, 8:30 PM, all ages, $25-$44, more info
If ever there was a list of people who were emblematic of the culture and zeitgeist of the 1960's, Baez would need to be included.Â She is mostly known for her extraordinary vocal power and intuitive re-imaginings of other artist's work.Â And she performed in 1969 at Woodstock.Â Enough said.Â Go see her.
10/08 The August Teens and Hum MachineHigh Noon Saloon, 5:30pm, 21+, $5, more info
The August Teens are a local band that released A Kiss in Wisconsin in March that includes a variety of catchy pop hits that give odes to stalwart pioneers in the business, including mentions of Buddy Holly.Â But they are ultimately a pop group.Â Hum Machine has a more alternative rock sound and both of these bands are locals worth checking out.
10/09 Peter Wolf Crier w/Jeremiah Nelson High Noon Saloon, 9:30pm, 18+, $8/$10, more info
Rock & Alternative
Peter Wolf Crier features the duo Peter Pisano and Brian Moen who just released their debut album Inter-Be that features a variety of great songs.Â They have a rare ability to channel the folky style of Iron & Wine and experiment beyond to a whole new sound.
10/09 Michael Franti & Spearhead Overture Center, 8pm, $32.50, more info
Michael Franti has been active for 20+ years and has produced a lot of good music.Â The Franti/Spearhead experience offers energetic songs with strong social messages, advocating for causes from anti-war to environmentalism.Â Michael Franti & Spearhead released their newest album Sound of Sunshine in September and it has been given positive reviews. They are great one to check out live.
10/10 Jason Reeves, Joe Brooks, and Cait ShanahanThe Frequency, 8pm, 18+, $10, more info
L.A. based songwriter Jason Reeves offers a nice mix of folk and smooth melodies that will be sure to engage an audience at The Frequency.Â Reeves is poised for a breakout and has collaborated with a variety of different artists from Colbie Caillat to Kara DioGuardi.
9/27 The Clyde Stubblefield BandThe Frequency, 9:30pm, Ages 21+, $5, More info
Clyde Stubblefield worked with James Brown.Â Enough said.Â He plays at The Frequency, located one block from the Capitol at 121 West Main Street. The Clyde Stubblefield Bands plays every Monday night starting at 9:30pm and has been bringing the funk to Madison for over 20 years.
9/28 Ben Harper
Library Mall of UW Campus, 3:30PM
Ben Harper will be playing before President Obama's speech on Tuesday. Harper is one of the top guitarists around and he will definitely get the crowd going.Â The only bad thing is there's not going to be any breathing room to enjoy the music because this is going to bring a lot of people.
9/28 The National
Orpheum Theatre, 7:30pm, $26/$28, more info
The National has been around since 1999 and has the unique baritone voice of Matt Berninger who has been leading a tremendous band.Â Originally from Ohio, they are now based out of Brooklyn and are coming off the very successful High Violet album.Â Join them at the Orpheum on Tuesday night.
9/28 Drive by Truckers with The Henry Clay People
Majestic Theatre, 8:30pm, All Ages, $25/$45, more info
Drive by Trucks will definitely take you out on an interesting date.Â These southern rockers come from Georgia and Alabama and are the real deal.Â They have been very productive recently with the album The Big To Do released in March and they have an upcoming album Go-Go Boots slated for near the end of this year.Â If you feel like putting on your country gear and heading out, these guys would be a good show to see.
9/29 Blitzen Trapper
High Noon Saloon, 8:30pm, 18+, $12/14, More Info
Blitzen Trapper will be a great show to see because they have a host of good songs to hear.Â High Noon Saloon is a great venue for these guys because it has the relaxed backdrop to just enjoy the music and forget about that damn TPS report you have due tomorrow.
9/30 The Boxer Rebellion and GrayshotThe Annex, 9pm, 18+, $10 more info
This band formed in London and is centered around lead singer Nathan Nicholson.Â The have released two studio albums Exits in 2005 and Union in 2009.Â They are sure to put on an interesting show at The Annex, located at 1206 Regent Street.
10/01 Valient Thorrw/ Junius and Howl and The AntiprismThe Frequency, 10pm, 21+, more info
This band looks like they belong raiding some village in Europe.Â And they look like they can rock your pants off.Â They originate from North Carolina and have an almost funky rock sound that is intriguing and terrifying.Â You probably will have trouble hearing what anybody says to you the next day because they will be loud.Â Check 'em out and let us know what you think.
10/02 The Thermalsw/ Cymbals eat Guitars and Sleeping in the Aviary
The Annex, 9:30pm, 18+, more info
The Thermals have been around since 2002 and have been punking up the rock scene since starting in Portland, Oregon.Â Their latest album Personal Life was released this month and has faced lukewarm reviews, but they will put on a good show so you should check them out at the Annex.
10/02 The AcornThe Frequency, 10PM, $10, 21+, more info
This Canadian band has released their new album No Ghost this summer and they will be a nice tranquil indie folk band to check out at The Frequency.Â They have some driving guitar beats that lay down long tracks that are slow and moody and beautiful.Â They would be a fun band to check out on Saturday.
I donât know about you guys but I can barely put into words my excitement to see Matt and Kim live at the Majestic Theater TONIGHT!
If the bandâs name didnât give you a hint, Matt and Kim is a two piece band that hail from Brooklyn, New York.Â Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino met at school while attending the Pratt Institute.Â They never really made a concrete choice to start up a band but around 2004 picked up some instruments that they didnât know how to play and ended up playing some local gigs.Â Both artists contribute to vocals while Matt takes over the keyboard and Kim is all about the drums.Â Come on people what is cooler than a female drummer?Â The duo took on a do-it-yourself attitude about their music and booked shows and toured as much as they could until the release of their first self titled album on the iHeartcomix label.Â After that they went back on the road playing festivals like Lollapalooza and gathering an even larger fan base.Â Since the release of the bandâs second album, Grand, the pair has only seen their popularity explode.Â They have been working on a new album entitled Sidewalks which is set to be released November 2nd.Â If you want a sneak peek at their latest stuff check out their website here: http://mattandkimmusic.com/
Matt and Kim first hit me when I heard theyâre most famous single Daylight on a Bicardi commercial.Â As soon as I heard that commercial I pretty much ran to my computer and got to googling.Â Props to you people at Bicardi.Â After listening to that track a couple hundred times that day, I decided to go for it and just buy their whole Grand album.Â What a right decision that turned out to be.Â I even changed them to my ringtone, which let me tell you, is no easy achievement.
You canât help but fall instantly in love with their catchy drum heavy electro-rock/punk tracks.Â Every song ignites an urge to have a huge happy dance party.Â If you donât feel like getting off your feet and jumping around to this album, then you must be dead. I would give you an example of a similar sound but to be honest nothing comes to mind.Â They arenât your average band.Â They have a totally new sound and their own way of doing things, and I love them more for it.
Now this is not a show you will want to miss.Â Fans of Matt and Kim absolutely rave about their live performances.Â I, myself, have never seen them before but based on some clips Iâve seen this is about to be one hell of a show.Â They always look like they are having an absolute blast and have an excitement and fervor for being on stage.Â If youâre looking for a great rock out night then come to the Majestic tonight!!
Buy your tickets! http://www.majesticmadison.com/index.php/calendar/detail/matt_kim_092210
9/13 Daniel & The LionJava Cat Coffee, 8:00 pm, more info
Check out the 2010 Project M champion Jimmie Linville, the vocalist/guitarist of the band Daniel and The Lion who are kicking off a Midwest tour at Java Cat Coffee located at 3918 Monona Drive.Â You can get a free download of their single "Hollywood" from Triple M when you sign up for their mailing list here.Â Their myspace page also has some of their music.
9/13 The Clyde Stubblefield Band
The Frequency, 9:30pm, Ages 21+, $5,Â More info
Join the funk with former James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefie, most notably collaborating with "The Godfather of Soul" on the album Sex Machine and other hits.Â Â Â He will be grooving at The Frequency, located one block from the Capitol at 121 West Main Street.Â Clyde Stubblefiled plays every Monday night starting at 9:30pm and has been playing in Madison for over 20 years.
The Clyde Stubblefield Band is usually accompanied by keyboardist Steve "Doc" Scaggs and incredible vocalists Charlie Brooks and Karri Daley.
9/13 Girl in a Coma
(also with Hacienda, Sick of Sarah, and Little Red Wolf)High Noon Saloon, 8pm, 18+, $10/$12, more info
Join the sister duo Nina and Phanie Diaz with bassist Jenn Alva at the High End Saloon at 8PM for a fascinating show.Â Singer Nina has been likened to Morissey from the alternative rock band The Smiths, and the band's name "Girl in a Coma" is taken from a Smith's song.Â Â They also have an album out in October that will cover the Buffalo Springfield 1960's protest song "For What It's Worth."Â The High Noon Saloon is located east of the Capitol at 701A E. Washington Avenue.Â While you're there, you can also check out guests Hacienda, Sick of Sarah, and Little Red Wolf.
9/14 Big John Bates & The Voodoo DollzThe Frequency, 9pm, 21+, $7, more info
Punk Blues (with a live Burlesque show)
If you're into a night of B&B, blues and burlesque, this would be the most interesting live show of the week to check out.Â Think of this band as Moulin Rouge meets The White Stripes meets Reverand Horton Heat.Â This is a band based out of Vancouver and The Voodoo Dollz is the name of the live burlesque troupe that performs while Big John Bates plays.Â They will be playing at The Frequency at 9PM on September 14th.
9/15 Mark Olson & Cory ChiselHigh Noon Saloon, 7pm, 21+, $13/15, More info
Mark Olson, most notably of country band The Jayhawks, and Appleton native Cory Chisel are teaming up to provide a good ol' show at the High Noon Saloon at 7PM on Wednesday, September 15th.Â Olson recently released a solo album called "Many Colored Kite,' so you will be in for a night of interesting fresh music.Â Â You can download some of his songs here.
9/16Â Tantric w/Burn Halo and AdemaThe Annex, 9pm, 18+, $14/$17 more info
A night of hard rock might be good for the soul.Â If you're in the mood to get your alternative metal on, you could run down to The Annex at 1206 Regent Street.Â This band released an album last year called "Mind Control" that was produced by Brett Hestla of "Creed."
9/17Â Bascom Hill and Mark CroftHigh Noon Saloon, 9:30pm, 21+, more info
It's hard not to like the name of this band if you come from Madison and they provide some very interesting music as well.Â You should check out their hit song "My World (Sucks to be You)."Â And to top off the song, the music video features the great Lou Ferrigno and features the members playing tennis with guitars.Â You can check these guys out at the High Noon Saloon on Friday, September 17th at 9:30pm.
9/18 Brandi CarlileBarrymore Theatre, 8pm, $20/$25, all ages, more info
Brandi Carlile's brand of music stretches across many genres from indie to rock to pop to country.Â She has an incredible voice and had her 3rd studio album "Give Up The Ghost" was released in October of 2009 and she has done some great cover work of Bryan Adams and The Beatles.Â She will be playing with Katie Herzig at the Barrymore Theatre at 2090 Atwood Ave on Saturday, September 18th at 8pm.
9/19 The Gaslight Anthem, with The Menzingers and Fake Problems.Majestic Theatre, 7:30PM, $20, more info
Gaslight Anthem will put on a great show and they have some new music with a third album "American Slang" that was released in June of this year.Â The band formed in New Jersey and they exude an east coast vibe that transcends the Jersey shore and mixes in a thicker western folk to their rich sound.Â They will be at the Majestic Theatre at 115 King Street on Sunday, September 19th at 7:30PM and are definitely worth checking out.
8/23 Big Head Todd and the Monsters w/ Daniel and the Lion
Capitol Theater, 7:30pm, more info
Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be rocking Monday night at the Capitol Theater in the Overture Center For The Arts in downtown Madison.Â Big Head Todd arrives in Madison following the release of their ninth studio album Rocksteady.Â Make sure to be at the Capitol Theater Monday night to hear all the classics and some new material from Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
Opening for Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be local band Daniel and the Lion which features Project M's most recent winner Jimmie Linville.
8/24 Grill Out with Beth Kille
Whole Foods Market, 4pm, more info
Time to pull out the grill and celebrate warm weather, good friends and great food!Â Â Join Whole Foods Market Madison each Tuesday night from 4:00-8:00 p.m. for a scrumptious menu from the grill (veggie alternatives too!). This monthâs grilling activities include fun fundraisers, delicious local grub and outstanding live music. Pair that with friends, blue skies, and a few gamesâ¦and weâve got your Tuesday nights covered!Â Â This week join Project Mâs own Beth Kille for some great tunes.
8/24 Lou Barlow and The Missingmen w/ Wye OakThe Frequency, 9pm, more info
Lou Barlow and The Missingmen will arrive at The Frequency in downtown Madison this week to rock out for the Madison faithful.Â Lou Barlow was a founding member of bands Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and The Folk Implosion.Â Barlow was a pioneer of the lo/fi indie rock sound in that came out of the late 80s and early 90s and still exists today.
Riding the release of their third full length studio album Metamorphic on August 19th.Â The release contains nine new songs, eight of which were written by lead singer/guitarist and former Project M contestant Dan Walkner.Â Head down to Mr Roberts to check out Clovis Mann and their new material.
Catfish Stevenson spends much of his performance time on the streets of Madison playing for the masses.Â If you are lucky, you can see him at the Farmerâs Market or on State Street strumming his bluesy guitar.Â Donât let this fact turn you away from this outstanding blues musician.Â If you are a local blues fan, you should not miss Catfish Stephenson.
8/27 Ozomatli w/ DumanteBarrymore Theatre, 9pm, more info
The seven piece hip-hop/rock act known as Ozomatli will bring their live sound to the Barrymore Theatre.Â Ozomatli has a fused sound that can best be described by members Jiro Yamaguchi and Ulises Bella when they say, "You drive down Sunset Boulevard and turn off your stereo and roll down your windows and all the music that comes out of each and every different car, whether it's salsa, cumbia, merengue, or Hip Hop, funk or whatever, it's that crazy blend that's going on between that cacophony of sound is Ozomatli, y'know?"
8/27 Mark Little BandCapital Brewery, 6pm, more info
Based in Milwaukee, WI the Mark Little Band will play some great tunes as you enjoy some cold refreshing Capital brews.Â The Mark Little Band has two releases, Imagine my Surprise and The Roots.Â They self describe their sound as "Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews and John Mayer getting drunk at a jazz club, singing along to the only Weezer CD in their juke box."
8/28 Kenny RogersCrystal Grand Music Theatre, 8pm, more info
By now, Kenny Rogers has become such an icon that it's easy to forget how he got there. The songs on 42 Ultimate Hits, bringing together the top songs of his career from the late 60s First Edition years up to his current return to the charts, offers a crash-course reminder that Rogers is a star because he excels at his craft.Â Just look at the titles: "Lady," "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town," "The Gambler," "She Believes in Me," "Islands in the Stream," "We've Got Tonight," "Buy Me A Rose." Not a ditty among them. Then listen. The sweetly raspy vocals are instantly identifiable as Kenny Rogers - he sounds like nobody else. More importantly, he inhabits each song, making it vivid and tangible. For more than five decades, Rogers has delivered memorable songs, drawing fans among rock, pop, soul and country audiences.
8/29 Wanda Jackson w/ The Lustre Kings
High Noon Saloon, 8pm, more info
Wanda Jackson is the first female rock and roll singer in the United States, releasing her debut record in 1956. She is often hailed as the âQueen Of Rockabilly.âÂ Jackson's last release was in 2003 but she has been singing since.Â Be sure to check out this legendary singer this Sunday at the High Noon Saloon.
8/29 Ride The Drive w/ Project M ContestantsStage on East Washington, 11am, more info
RIDE THE DRIVE is a celebration of Madisonâs commitment to healthy, active lifestyles. This community event is an invitation for all citizens to leave their cars behind to experience some of Madisonâs most scenic byways a whole new way - by riding, walking, skating, or strolling along some of our cityâs most beautiful streets.
Come check out the Triple People Powered Stage which includes performances by Beth Kille, Mark Harrod, Keefe Klug, Anna Laube and Corey Hart.Â Want to help power the stage?Â Sign up to pedal the power for the music.Â For more information and signing up to power the stage, click here.
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