Check out FREE live music on the Golden Leaf stage from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at Reds Whites & Brews in the Boat. Full lineup below.
A musical blend of hard rock and driving funk, paired with soulful lyrics, Public Safety is quickly shredding their way into mainstream music. With a top shelf live experience for fans and flowing intricate musicianship being their goal, Public Safety is the ultimate entertainment experience. From smooth vocals delivered by frontman Bear Buscher, to mesmerizing guitar hooks played by Jimmy Jeter, groovin’ bass lines performed by Ethan Desmond, and crispy drums coming from Tim Kane, the band creates an atmosphere inviting the audience to sing, dance, and be a part of the show. Public Safety provides a live experience that hits so hard, you’ll feel like you were just delivered a swift roundhouse kick by Steven Seagal. It is Public Safety’s firm belief that nobody should be subject to a poor live show, and we are here to protect your right to vibe.
Recently Public Safety opened for Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally and headlined the Oriental Theater, Cervantes Otherside, and Club 156. 2017 has started off hot for the band! Public Safety released their debut EP January 23rd. Now, The band is competing in the Westword “Best of the West” competition, and have their eyes on first place! Stay tuned for more show and festival announcements coming soon!!
Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Kendell started playing the guitar at the age of five. He spent the rest of his childhood playing and singing in local bars. Kendell moved his family to Nashville in the summer of 1998 to pursue his musical career. He has been cranking out country music hits ever since.
The first song he wrote after moving to Nashville was the top five hit by Gary Allan “Right Where I Need to Be”. Since then, Kendell has had over sixty cuts. He landed seven songs on Jake Owen’s first two albums, including the hits “Yee Haw”, “Startin With Me”, and “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”.
One of Kendell’s biggest honors was having legendary singer George Strait cut one of his songs. “Twang” ended up being a hit single and the title of the album. Kendell also co-wrote “That Lonesome Song”, the title cut on Jamey Johnson’s Grammy-nominated album. Lee Ann Womack cut one of Kendell’s favorite songs “Either Way” on her Grammy-nominated album Last Call. Kendell’s songs have also been recorded by Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, Joe Diffie, Josh Turner, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson, Colt Ford, Travis Tritt and many others.
Kendell’s recent co-writes include Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Darius Rucker, and Thomas Rhett.
He most recently had five songs on Josh Thompson’s new album “Turn It Up”, cuts on Blake Shelton and Darius Rucker’s new albums, and one on Kenny Chesney’s next beach record.
The LiNE is comprised of Virginia Beach’s Leland Grant and South Dakota native Hailey Steele. As soon as the two met in Nashville in 2008 while pursuing their own careers in country music, it was off to the races. The pair immediately started writing, and with the help of hit songwriter and producer Stephony Smith, The LiNE was formed. Their music has the harmonic influences of The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel, vocal influences of Don Henley and Sheryl Crow, and the keep-them-guessing lyrics and almost tangible tension of Fleetwood Mac. They have appeared together on season 2 of NBC’s The Voice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and more. The LiNE has toured the country in many different ways, including a multi-city NASCAR tour that included singing the National Anthem live on ESPN. After the voice, The LiNE took a break to pursue their solo endeavors. During that time, Leland has garnered attention as a producer, and tours with The Spazmatics. Hailey has written songs for artists like Raelynn (Boyfriend) and Kalie Shorr (Fight Like A Girl) and been a part of CMT’s Artist Discovery Program. The LiNE has continued to remain friends and create music together, and will be releasing a full length record of fan favorites as well as new material in 2017.
Having performed on the stages of NBC’s The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Grand Ole Opry, and The Ryman, Karla Davis has made a home in Nashville. Often described as having a “country blue-eyed soul” sound, it’s no surprise that Davis’ inspiration is rooted in artists like Roberta Flak, James Taylor, and Bonnie Raitt. It was that unique soulful sound that landed Karla her first record deal with MapleTop Entertainment working with industry veterans Jeff Balding and Gordon Kennedy. In October of 2016, after winning the Eckrich Music City Sing-off, Davis was named the best up and coming act in Country music and became the new Brand Ambassador for Eckrich Foods. Over the past year Karla has been in the studio writing and recording for her upcoming record set to be released in the fall. Karla’s debut single, “Wearing Me Out,” is now available worldwide across all digital outlets.
Unleash your inner rock star on the Sapporo karaoke stage! After a few tastings, join in the karaoke fun from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.