Entertainment Showcase

 Plan ahead for the 24th Annual Convention…

Michigan Festivals and Events Presents:

“The Art and Business of Celebrations”

November 3-6, 2016
Radisson Plaza Hotel
Kalamazoo, MI



MFEA Acts & Entertainment (A&E) Members have the exclusive opportunity to present their talents during convention entertainment venues. Get maximum exposure at Convention by placing your ad in the Convention Program.


Showcase Acts & Entertainment Schedule:

2016 Convention Showcase Dates will occur in the evenings on Friday, November 4th and Saturday November 5th. The showcase on Sunday will occur in the morning during the breakfast.
The bands are listed in alphabetical order by performance date.


Friday, November 4, 2016


250 w LogoBig Riggs Band

(517) 899-8499

Big Riggs was born and raised here in Michigan. They have played from Michigan to Nashville to Texas and has shared the stage with Clay Walker, Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry, David Allan Coe, Lenny Cooper and your event next!


250 w Crush PictureCrush (Bon Jovi Tribute Band)

Agent: Carey & Paul Group

(248) 561-3196


Established in late 2002, Crush is an amalgamation of talent, diversity and attitude that truly make this band “Canada’s Ultimate Tribute” to BON JOVI.



250 w Drew HaleDrew Hale

(231) 486-5316

Singer-songwriter playing original Alt. Country and Roots Rock with a few creatively re-imagined covers. Performing solo, duo, trio or with full band depending on booking needs.



250 w logo off FBMidnight Special

(810) 844-3306

Midnight Special offers professional quality music without the professional quality price. If classic rock is your ear candy, look no further than Midnight Special!


250 w RLB with tractorRichard Lynch Band

(513) 934-2001

Richard Lynch is an American country music artist, who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. Richard is a 2015 Inductee to The Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. His latest album “A Better Place” was named the 2015 Pure Country Album of The Year by The Academy of Western Artists. RLB performs country music as it was meant to be.



250 w Taylor TaylorTaylor Taylor

(517) 896-8263

Taylor is a teen, singer-songwriter with classical guitar skills and warm, charismatic vocals.  Performs as a stand-alone artist as easily with a trio or full band.






Two timing band logoTwo Timin’ Band

(313) 585-5257

Detroit’s #1 Country/Rock band playing all the hits from Country, Rock and Pop radio in Michigan and surrounding states.




Saturday, November 5, 2016


neil-gordon-trioNeil Gordon Trio

(616) 455-9637


The Neil Gordon Trio is known for playing an exciting blend of originals, jazz, and pop standards that range from hard-driving swing and sambas to funky grooves and shimmering ballads.





250 w Dewayne SpawDeWayne Spaw

(615) 218-5968


High energy is the only way to describe it! DeWayne Spaw offers a high energy performance your fair audience will certainly remember and enjoy. With his unique truck and trailer mobile sound system, DeWayne specializes in playing opening concert for grandstand events such as demo derbies, monster truck shows, rodeo’s and bull riding’s. He also performs stage shows and as an opening act for other major artists. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome country artist and an electric entertainer, DEWAYNE SPAW!!!





250 wCadillac West

Cadillac West

(616) 835-0065

Michigan’s premier country-rock trio! A seven piece high energy band looking to perform for your event!




250 w captured-logo2 copyCaptured Detroit (Journey Tribute Band)

Agent: Carey & Paul Group

(248) 561-3196

Captured Detroit is the ultimate Journey Tribute band that faithfully recaptures the thrill that generations of Journey fans remember.


250 w KatMandu PhotoKatmandu (Bob Segar Tribute Band)

Agent: Carey & Paul Group

(248) 561-3196

From 1974 until 2006 Bob and “The Band” have been making classic hits. KatMandu will have you rocking out to all of your favorites all night long!


250 wSimba_117Simba Jordan Music

(614) 452-2003

The Simba Jordan Band is a high energy modern country band with great vocals and an excellent entertaining ability.




Sunday, November 6, 2016


Cirque AmongusCirque Amongus

(734) 525-4335

Cirque Amongus has been amazing audiences at Fairs & Festivals for 15 years with their shows, interactive circus area & awesome party bikes!








***All programs subject to change