Grand Funk Railroad ·
July 3 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Village Green | Incline Village, Nev.
$60 advance | $75 at the door | Free 12 and younger
$125 VIP advance | $150 VIP at the door
Bringing the Funk to Incline
The all-day Day on the Village Green Music Festival will be rocking Incline Village featuring Grand Funk Railroad, along with family friendly activities include a rock climbing wall and Xorbing balls (think human hamster ball), as well as food vendors on site.
The afternoon kicks off with Ike & Martin, named Best Local Band in 2014. Ike Marr and Martin Shears have been making music together for 20 years. From their first musical meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., their chemistry was undeniable. Sharing a passion for great songwriting, harmony vocals and humor, they forged a friendship and musical partnership that has wowed audiences all over the world.
Classic Rock reign continues
Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the multi-million selling hit, “We’re An American Band”) and bassist Mel Schacher, aka “The God Of Thunder.”
Joining Don and Mel is singer Max Carl, a rock veteran from 38 Special, who penned and sang 38’s biggest hit, “Second Chance.” Lead guitarist Bruce Kulick is best known for his 12 years with KISS and also has credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier. Keyboardist Tim “Dr. Tim” Cashion’s credits include stints with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Robert Palmer.
Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape 45 years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Mich., is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power.
Connecting with audiences
Luke Stevenson has been sharing his own blend of original material and the most popular ballads since 1977. Audiences find his performances rich with genuine feeling and emotion and his special interaction with listeners creates an intimate connection that leaves a lasting impression.
Born in the Midwest, Luke picked up a guitar at age 7 and never put it down. He grew up playing and singing along to Neil Diamond and Beatles songs. He is self taught and blessed not only with talent and a warm, engaging voice, but a unique gift for touching the people he is performing for. He has the ability to connect with his audience and impact their hearts and lives through his music.
Paying homage to King of Pop
Foreverland is an electrifying 14-piece tribute to Michael Jackson that has been leading a larger-than-life celebration of his musical legacy from coast to coast since their first appearance in San Francisco in 2009. Foreverland aims to honor and do justice to the music and spirit of the King of Pop. Throughout this unforgettable performance, die-hard fans will relive their favorite MJ moments, and younger crowds will rediscover the amazing music that remains timeless. Foreverland’s four dynamic vocalists, powerhouse rhythm section, and slamming horn section recreate hits like “I Want You Back,” “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” “Smooth Criminal” and “Thriller.”
Clark Chuka has been entertaining at parties nationwide since 1987. Through the years and thousands of performances, he has developed an incredible command of special event music and event dynamics. This experience allows him to ignite audiences with eclectic musical selections and his tasteful entertaining style.
No outside food and beverage is allowed. Bring low-back chairs only and blankets. VIP tickets include complimentary premium beverage service and reserved seating. Festival will be held rain or shine. Doors open at 11 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit redwhitetahoeblue.org or call (877) 987-6487.