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Friday, August 11, 2023
Beatlemania Magic A Tribute To The Beatles will be making their first appearance at the Portage Area Summerfest on Friday, August 11, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Upper Tennis Court at the Crichton McCormick Park. The band will perform 2 sets of Beatles hits with the 1st set as the early Beatles and the 2nd set as the Sgt. Pepper's Band era Beatles. This band is a lot of fun and fans of all ages sing along to the many Beatles songs.
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute is America's #1 tribute band to Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame legends Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band will be performing at the Portage Area Summerfest on Sunday, August 13, 2023 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Upper Tennis Court at Crichton McCormick Park. They will get your blood pumpin' to Lynyrd Skynyrd's greatest hits such as Sweet Home Alabama, That Smell, Saturday Night Special, Gimme Three Steps, Free Bird, and many more! The band is made up of six seasoned musicians of the Cleveland and Nashville music scene. Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute put their heart and soul into every performance and have become a "Must-Have, Must-See" band for Fairs, Festivals, Amphitheater Concerts, and Biker Rallies. The band tours around the U.S. to sell out shows.
Returning this year to the Portage Area Summerfest is fan favorite Kelly Hylton - Elvis Presley Impersonator for 2 different shows on Saturday, August 12, 2023 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with his 1950s and early 1960s Elvis Presley set and 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with his late 1960s and 1970s Elvis Presley show. Don't miss both sets. Kelly has been performing as Elvis Presley for many years at concerts, festivals, and other events to very receptive audiences. He entertains and interacts with the audience members while singing the hits of Elvis covering 3 decades.
The Frick Brothers will be performing for the first time at the Portage Area Summerfest on Saturday, August 12, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the Gazebo Stage. Brothers Tim & Benjy Frick are no strangers to the regional and national music scene. They have been performing for many decades with their original recording band Inside Out touring as a headlining band and sharing stages with many well known national music acts across the country. The Frick Brothers acoustic music show performs at many venues over a large geographic region and covers music from the 70's until now with a wide variety of acoustic versions of rock, blues, pop, and other favorite songs.
The Voice NBC TV Singing Show 2019 singer and guitarist contestant Jimmy Mowery will be coming to the Portage Area Summerfest on Saturday, August 12, 2023 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the Gazebo Stage. Jimmy has been performing as a solo act and a member of a band from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area for many years and has toured around many states. Jimmy is a great singer and musician who covers a wide variety of music genres. His appearances on The Voice were received so well that he was coached by both Adam Levine and John Legend.
Even though they have been together for over 30 years, regional top band Felix & The Hurricanes are making their first appearance at the Portage Area Summerfest on Sunday, August 13, 2023 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Upper Tennis Court at Crichton McCormick Park. Felix & The Hurricanes have been rocking stages as a headlining band and opening for many national acts over the years with their blend of original and cover songs including rock, blues, country, oldies, and more. As one of the busiest bands around, you can see them playing at major festivals and events as well has many nightclubs.
Three Of Hearts, one of the Portage Area Summerfest audience's favorite bands, returns this year on Sunday, August 13, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Three Of Hearts formed in 2014; but, the band members each have a long history of success playing in some of the most well known performing and recording bands in Pennsylvania, California, Las Vegas, NV and around the world for the last six decades.
UB The DJ will be entertaining the audience at the Portage Area Summerfest on Sunday, August 13, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Gazebo Stage. UB will be playing oldies, rock, classic songs, and country tunes to kick off our Sunday morning festivities for the event crowd and the Portage Area Summerfest Car Cruise attendees.
Portage area singer and guitarist Jim Koban returns to the Portage Area Summerfest on Sunday, August 13, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on the Gazebo Stage. Jim has performed at the Summerfest many times and entertains audience with a mix of songs to appeal to everybody.
The musical duo of Pat & Jai as Bazooka Joe Acoustic performed at last year's Portage Area Summerfest for their first time and we welcome them back this year on Sunday, August 13, 2023 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pat & Jai have been playing music in the region for many decades in bands and other acts. They interject a lot of fun into their shows while interacting with the audience and playing their versions of many styles of hit songs.