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Annual event is now called Music Fest 4 Vets, click → MusicFest4Vets.org. Annual music festival in Metro Detroit since 2006, supports U.S. Veterans.


BACK TO → Music Fest 4 Vets Info Page


2014 Fest
July 19 + 20, 2014 at Motor City Eagles in Redford Twp, MI (Metro Detroit).

All 2014 Fest Proceeds went to ...
Wounded Warrior Project
Veteran's Haven (in Michigan)
Operation Ward 57

Michigan Vet Fest 2014 Details

VENUE
Motor City Eagles (F.O.E. 2265). 24401 5 Mile Rd, Redford Twp, MI 48239.
phone: 313-531-7393. Located on south side of 5 Mile, just west of Telegraph Rd.

ADMISSION
Free Admission but a donation of $5 or more was suggested because ALL door donations went to Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Haven, and Operation Ward 57.

TIMES
Saturday:  Noon to 1 am
Sunday:    Noon to 10 pm

DETAILS
All ages public event. In addition to variety music entertainment, there were raffles, prizes, giveaways, surprise celebrity appearances.

Sunday night featured the first Michigan Vet Fest GRAND JAM as the grand finale to close the event. It's an open jam / open mic format. All Musicians were invited for an additional opportunity to rock the house in support of veterans.

Motor City Eagles (F.O.E. 2265), a private non-profit organization, donated the use of their building at no charge to support our veterans and also supplied many volunteers. Their motto is People Helping People.
click → Motor City Eagles Facebook



Check out 2014 Bands Musicians Entertainers. Click their pictures, names, facebook or reverbnation links to visit their sites. For more 2014 info, scroll down or → click here


Broken Arrow Blues Band Logo
Broken Arrow Blues Band
– Detroit Style Electric Blues & Boogie. They're from metro Detroit, their slogan is Live Hard - Ride Hard - Play The Blues. They donate 75% Of their merchandize sales at ALL veterans events NATION WIDE....and are also accepted of Wounded Warriors Project. Go to their main site, check out their music and calendar.  facebook
performed on Saturday at 10:30 pm.


Lemon James
Lemon James
– Detroit's Guitar Player/Singer/Songwriter - Bringing Rock, Blues, Jazz and Funky Together. She is a popular performer and recording artist, has CDs and Downloads available.  videos + facebook
performed on Saturday at noon.


Two Timin' Band Members
Two Timin' Band
– a rockin' country band that features lead female vocalists, Rebecca Craft and Carly Collura. We play all the Angry Girl country songs with passion and energy. Mark Klein on lead guitar and vocals covers all the guy tunes and together with the ladies we cover the entire New Country Genre. We mix danceable, country songs with classic rock favorites that draw a crowd to the dance floor.  facebook
performed on Sunday at 3 pm.


The Alligators Band Members
The Alligators
– party blues band from metro Detroit, performs all over the Midwest, and have recorded four CDs. They are passionate in their support of veterans.  facebook
performed on Saturday at 9 pm.


The Boa Constrictors Band Members
The Boa Constrictors
– party blues band from metro Detroit, they put the emphasis on party and having a good time.
performed on Sunday at 4:30 pm.


Howard Glazer
Howard Glazer
– 2014 Detroit Music Awards Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist, performs and records rootsy guitar based blues & blues rock.  facebook
performed on Sunday at 6 pm.
YouTube! click → Howard Glazer - Broken Down Hotel Blues Live at Michigan Vet Fest 2014


Sweet Crystal Logo
Sweet Crystal
– progressive Christian rock band with 11 Detroit Music Awards. At this event, they perform mainstream pop-rock.  facebook
performed on Saturday at 7:30 pm.


Dirty Mind band Logo
Dirty Mind
Detroit Rock and Blues band from metro Detroit, formerly the Ratzass band, features guitarist Don Miller.  facebook
performed on Saturday at 6 pm.


The Carpet Bombers
The Carpet Bombers – info on → facebook
Detroit's own classic-hard rock lineup playing a ton of B-Side favorites! Performed by accomplished musicians, think of songs by Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Montrose, Van Halen, Robin Trower, Bob Seger, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Humble Pie, CCR, Spirit, many more.
performed on Saturday at 3 pm.


The Sillies
The SILLIES
Detroit's First Punk Rock Band, formed in 1977.  reverbnation + facebook
performed on Saturday at 4:30 pm.



Second Day Story – dynamic versatile Christian rock band.  reverbnation + facebook
performed on Sunday at 12:05 pm.



Wayback Machine featuring Mario Messina – '60s style classic rock band.  facebook
performs on Sunday at 1:30 pm.


Carl Bagnell – acoustic guitarist/singer, does a lot of humor. He is also the main sound guy on the band mixing board during MVF. no online info.
performed on Saturday at midnight.



Jeff Frey – stand-up comedian. info on → facebook
performs on Saturday at 1:30 pm.


Jim McClure – stand-up comedian, part of the Toledo Comedy Crew. no online info.
performs on Saturday at 1:30 pm.



Russ Barnett – songwriter/acoustic guitarist/singer, and Founder of Michigan Vet Fest.
info on: ReverbNation  +  Songs on SoundCloud
No showcase performance because he does not use MVF to promote himself. But just for the fun of it, he might sit in with a band for a few songs or join the open jam Grand Jam Finale.


Double D DJ/Karaoke – in metro Detroit. Dave has huge song lists for karaoke and general DJ party/dance events. He played dance/party music between showcase performances, all day, both days!



ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

  • SATURDAY  July 19
  • noon        – Lemon James
  • 1:30 pm   – Jim McClure and Jeff Frey - stand-up comedy
  • 3 pm       – The Carpet Bombers - band
  • 4:30 pm  – Scott Campbell & The Sillies - band
  • 6 pm       – Dirty Mind - band
  • 7:30 pm  – Sweet Crystal - band
  • 9 pm       – The Alligators - band
  • 10:30 pm – Broken Arrow Blues Band
  • midnight  – Carl Bagnell - acoustic humor


  • SUNDAY  July 20
  • noon – Second Day Story - band
  • 1:30 pm  – Wayback Machine featuring Mario Messina
  • 3 pm       – Two Timin' Band
  • 4:30 pm  – The Boa Constrictors - band
  • 6 pm       – Howard Glazer - guitarist/singer
  • 7:30 to 10 pm – MVF GRAND JAM - Open Jam Grande Finale

THANK YOU to ALL Entertainers for supporting our Veterans!



A Big THANK YOU To Michigan Vet Fest 2014 Sponsors!
click their pictures or facebook pages to visit their websites.



Motor City Eagles - F.O.E. Aerie 2265
private non-profit organization, motto is People Helping People.
24401 5 Mile Rd, Redford Twp, MI 48239. phone 313-531-7393.
information is on → Motor City Eagles Facebook Page



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