June 2 ~ 4, 2017
OTIS “My Man”
Hott 2 Trott
2016 Harbor Stage
Heartland of America Park
2016 Line Up
FRIDAY, June 3rd
5:30 PM ~ The Confidentials
Rhythm & Blues
The Midwest’s premier party band. The power ten piece power house act fronted by the Spurgeon brothers are known for their funky, soulful good-natured and spirited live performances. The band plays well over 100 dates a year and has released 7 CD’s.
9:00 PM ~ Country Star Josh Dorr
Rising Country Star Josh Dorr recently released the new single “Rocket”. Josh was born and grew up in the coal-mining town of Gillette, Wyoming. His early passion was for sports, particularly football, playing in high school and college, before being sidelined with an injury. Dorr picked up a guitar he’d been given and started learning how to play it, discovering in the process a new direction for his life. From the University of Wyoming, he decided to pull up stakes and move to Nashville, where a friend helped set him up with an internship. Arriving in Music City in 2010, Dorr worked internships at a record label and at a music publisher; both provided him with valuable insight into the music industry. He started to write songs, both on his own and with others: he eventually placed material he’d co-written for the USA Network series Necessary Roughness, as the theme to the Pursuit Channel series Open Season, and a song that had appeared on Casey James’ second album brought him to the attention of RCA and his own record deal with RCA Nashville. Falling to the heartland rock side of country, his self-titled debut EP, led by the single “All or Nothing”.
SATURDAY, June 4th
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SATURDAY, June 4th
1:00 PM ~ Front Ro – Rhythm & Blues
5:00 PM ~ Velvet Crush – Party Cover Band
Omaha’s Finest Top 40 Cover Bands as seen performing on KPTM’s “FunnyTown” . A fabulous dance and party band. An excellent dynamic vocalist. This is one group you don’t want to miss. Guaranteed Good Time!!!
9:00 PM ~ Otis Day & The Knights- Classic Rock & Roll Band
Get ready to “Shout!” with Otis Day & the Knights made famous by one of the top 50 grossing movies, Animal House from National Lampoon, starring John Belushi. Living up to their claim as “the number one party band in America” were an immediate hit performing more than 260 sold-out concerts the first year. Led by effervescent vocalist/actor DeWayne Jessie – Otis! My Man!, the group continued to inspire dancing and good times with their treatment of late-’50s and early-’60s R&B and rock hits such as “Shama Lama Ding Dong”.
Madison, Wisconsin-born Jessie began performing early. As a teen, he wore a mouse suit to entertain diners at a local Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. Making his film debut in Jeff Bridges’ 1970 flick Halls of Anger, he went on to appear in Car Wash, Thank God It’s Friday, and Where the Buffalo Roam. He received an Image Award as a “supporting character” in The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings.
Jessie based his life-changing portrayal of the fictitious Otis Day on his brother, Obie “Young” Jessie, who played in the Flairs. When Animal House proved to be a major commercial success, producers Ron Kurtz and Don Polodor encouraged the band to tour primarily as a live band, Otis Day & the Knights. A concert video, Otis! My Man!, had been released in 1986. They recorded an album — Shout, produced by George Clinton and released in 1989. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Animal House, Otis Day & the Knights embarked on a 70-city tour and continue to perform throughout the country.
SUNDAY, June 5th
1:00 PM ~ Daybreak – Classic Rock & Roll Band
Daybreak is one of Omaha’s premier bands specializing in the “FEEL GOOD” dance music of CLASSIC ROCK, POP ROCK and COUNTRY ROCK. This spectacular variety of music is performed in a high-energy, high-powered, crowd-pleasing show and features the famous vocal harmonies and amazing guitar licks from the most prolific artists in rock and roll.
5:00 PM ~ Hott 2 Trott – Omaha Classic Rock
This High Energy Omaha Classic Rock band will surprise you with their Outstanding Vocals and Music by playing timeless hits from Journey, Pat Benitar, Heart, Martina McBride, Styx, Kansas and many more. Renee Sheehan Lead Vocals, Steve Glandt Drums and Lead Vocals, Tersh Kepler Bass Guitar, London Lead Guitar, Mark Donnelson Keyboard and Lead Vocals.