2019 Music Lineup
The Mike Veal Band plays a hot combination of blues, rock, funk and fun! Diverse musical backgrounds and regional influences color each member’s contribution to the tight sound for which the band is loved.
Born and raised in the heart of the deep south, Lead Vocalist Mike Veal is no stranger to the blues. As a child living in the towns of Milledgeville and Macon in south Georgia, Mike was strongly influenced by area musicians and singers whose lives and songs reflected the true origins of American Blues.
As he grew, Veal found himself drawn to the soulful voices of Otis Redding, James Brown and Gregg Allman. Those early influences still strongly color Mike’s style today. At 16, Mike started singing professionally with Sansara Show Band, and later worked with Johnny Rivers, and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
Oak Grove’s very own Hoodoo Moon plays a fun mix of classic funk and soul, from New Orleans bayou rock to Motown and beyond. An allstar ensemble featuring members of Deep Blue Sun and the Squirrelheads, it’s a non-stop party covering everything from Dr. John, The Meters, Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield to Prince, Average White Band and some deep cuts from the 70’s soul vaults. Jamie Hood and his Krewe de Joie keep the bontemps rolling.
Frankie’s Blues Mission present the blues, jazz, R&B and zydeco in the best of the African-American tradition with all the energy they can muster.
Frankie’s Blues Mission has been together for over a decade, providing down-home, roots music for grateful listeners in the Southeast region and beyond. The current lineup is the best ever. They are masters at performing the music as it should be played and heard.
Frankie’s Blues Mission has performed with or shared the stage with blues legends such as Robert “Chick” Willis, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Flynn, Henry “Gip” Gipson, Chicago Bob Nelson, Roy Lee Johnson, Luther” Houserocker” Johnson, Willie Hill and Rita Graham. The group has performed at numerous festivals and special events including The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, The Gwinnett Arts Festival, The Lowcountry Blues Bash, The Pee Dee Blues Bash, The National Black Arts Festival, The Decatur Arts Festival, The Blues-by-the-Sea Festival, The Clemson Blues Festival, The Barnesville Blues and BBQ Festival, the Historic Columbia Festival, The Greenwood Blues Cruise, The Northside Tavern “Chicken Raid” Festival and The Blue Ridge Blues Festival. The band continues to perform major events regionally and nationally.
THE FLAT EARTH CLUB
Winners of the HomeGrown ShowDown teen band contest. Three Lakeside students, Ian Mansker, Joe Walker, and Erik Wolstenholme, play high energy original surfer rock.