A car show, a race track, a stage. Its all going down with the bands playing Friday and Saturday night, Rock'N'Race is the only event to offer this much nostalgia at one location, Dragway 42!
Friday Night Bands
The Doors tribute has been thrilling crowds with accurate versions of Doors hits since 1994.
Est. 2009 from the CLE
Greasy Rock N Roll !!! Blues/Honky Tonk/Rockabilly/Punk/Hard Rock
“Flipside” is a 5-piece Classic Rock Band that has a mix of musicians that have been rocking the Cleveland music scene for over 45 years. Members of the band have opened for band legends such as, Foghat, Rick Derringer, Bill Buford, CC Deville, Tracy Guns and Jackle. We bring an awesome mix of covers. From Grand Funk Railroad to the 80's. Judas Priest, Autograph, Journey, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers, Skynyrd, Whitesnake, SRV, Fleetwood Mac, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks.
Members are Lauren Smith Keyboards/Vocals, Tommy Lonitro Bass Guitar/Vocals. Brandon Tanski Drums, Greg Tomecek Jr. Lead Guitar/Vocals, Greg Tomecek Sr. Guitar/Vocals. We formed the band about six years ago and have had good success in the Cleveland/Akron music scene. Flipside is a high energy good time rock and roll outfit that won’t disappoint.
Saturday Afternoon Bands
Jayson and the mean eyed cats
50's Rockabilly, Country and Blues
The Humbuckers play American Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, and Roots music the way it was meant; with a hollowbody Gretsch guitar, standup bass, and stripped down drum kit.
Rattlesnake Americana Rock, turned up to 11 Loud and Proud from Northeast Ohio!
Saturday Night Bands
Lords of the Highway
Lords of the Highway from Cleveland, Ohio have been tearin' up asphalt since 1990, bringing you hillbilly punk rock that knocks ya flat, runs ya over, and doesn't look back.
The Lords have hauled along the highway from NYC's CBGB's to honky tonk dives in the hills, playing with the likes of Reverend Horton Heat, Southern Culture on the Skids, Hank III, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Dick Dale, Nekromantix, Tiger Army, El Vez, Hasil Adkins, Lee Rocker, Ray Condo, and many others - not to mention countless of kick ass punk bands.
They've played events including Daytona's Bike Week, and are regulars at the biggest baddest party in this hemisphere, Heavy Rebel Weekender in Winston-Salem, NC.
The Lords are also no strangers to the big & little screens, having appeared in the Campbell Brothers motion picture ‘The Red Skulls’(2006) as well as being contestants on the TV show ‘The Next Great American Band’. On the show, The Lords cut the mustard at the LA. tryouts only to be given the boot by Sheila E. & Goo Goo Dolls front man John Rzeznik. Yes, Sheila E. (who everyone knows is a true a rock connoisseur) You also can find the Lords music as soundtracks for 6 other independent films, and the band also has a DVD of their music videos,
Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho Devilles Biography
Hot Rod Walt" aka Walt Richards, was born in 1966. Lived the first half of his life in the very rural town of Beemerville New Jersey. Moved to North Port Florida in 1989. In 2006,moved to the Atlanta area where the music scene is huge and the southern hospitality is overwhelming. Not only does he play guitar and sing in the Psycho-DeVilles, but works on custom cars and motorcycles, does hand pinstriping and really just about anything you can imagine on a car or bike. He even has hand pinstriped 342 official special edition "Hot Rod Walt" Gretsch Guitars. But over 500 in total. He also has a pretty cool car collection that includes a couple 51 mercs, a 32 Ford And a 34 coupe the famed "Yellow Jacket" and several more..... And....he has a very cool wife named Sharlene.
Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho DeVilles was formed in 2002. They have released 10 CDs... "Out of the garage and onto the street", "Psycho Cadillac", "Supercharger", "Night Prowler", "Rockabilly Rodeo", "Country Gold", "Rock N Roll Life", "Motor Honey", "Swingin' On the Moon", and "Rumble Road".
He also takes great pride in being endorsed by Gretsch Guitars........ Nothing else compares.
Hot Rod Walt shares the stage with two talented and loyal musicians......Burford T Ogletree on the Upright bass and Steve "Burnout" Barnett the hard hittin' punk rock drummer that never runs out of energy.
Together the Psycho-DeVilles perform a super high energy show. Singing songs about hot rod cars and mean women.................
The Psycho-DeVilles had the pleasure of being a part of many TV shows.
In 2010 "Auction Kings" on Discovery Channel. Where Hot Rod Walt auctioned off his Pink 1960 Cadillac.
Also in 2010 "Cafe' Racer" on Discovery HDTheater/velocity, where they brought him a custom built Cafe Racer motorcycle to test ride and build a story on the band.
In 2011 They sent HRW off to the famous Hawleywoods Barbershop for a story on the Pompadour.
In 2012 they made and featured a Music video of there song "Ton UP".
In 2013 The Psycho-DeVilles were featured as the "Tennesee Three" in the Lifetime Movie "Ring of Fire" with Jewel and Matt Ross as Johnny Cash and June Carter.
in 2016 were featured in the TV show "Caffeine and Octane" on Velocity Channel, Following Hot Rod Walt doing a flame job on a 50 Mercury and then live performance from the band.
In 2017 Hot Rod Walt was a host on Caffeine and Octane.
Hot Rod Walt has also been a part in many TV show and major motion pictures.
The Psycho-DeVilles are also sponsored by Miller High Life !!
The Psycho-DeVilles have toured 9 countries on 4 continents and 228 cities extensively and have been privileged to meet many fine and generous people, and have shared the stage with some of the absolute best musicians.
Walking in Circles
ROCKING THE FUTURE, PRESERVING THE PAST
Classic and Southern Rock is in our souls, as we bring to the stage a great mix of covers and originals heavily influenced in Blues Rock, Southern Rock, early 80's Hair Bands, (i.e. Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, early (DLR) Van Halen, Doobie Brothers) and originals that are a great blend of all, giving them a "Fresh Take on an Old Sound"!
Lead Singer, Blake Brouse, has developed powerful, gritty, bluesy Vocals that are well suited for the Southern/Classic Rock/Blues Rock style Walking In Circles is known for. His ability to also engage the audience with humor and wit make for an unforgettable show! Blake has recently taken up the Harmonica, quickly learning to add another dimension to WIC's music!
Nicole Neiman is WIC's second Vocalist, lending her beautiful Harmony and Lead vocals in Full Band and Acoustic Group, and her powerful vocals complement the Blues/Rock style of the band extremely well!!
The Showstopper would be Jake Gray on lead Guitar, who’s influence of George Lynch, Nuno Bettancourt, Eddie Van Halen and even Brad Paisley on several originals, is unmistakable, and Jake never fails to astonish the audience with the maturity of his playing compared to his age, especially maneuvering through the solo "Fiddle" sections of the crowd favorite cover of Charlie Daniel’s Band’s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”!
Cory Williams on Bass, lays down the perfect patterns that masterfully complement the Southern Rock/Blues style! A Jack-Of-All-Trades, Cory excels at the Bass, and also Guitar, Drums, Keys and Vocals...a "Utility Player" every band wishes they had!
Drummer Thomas Newbauer, brings an aggressive, hard rocking style influenced by the great 70's Rock Bands which translates perfectly into Walking In Circles' Southern/Blues Rock style! You can hear the influences of Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller Band, older Doobie Brothers, and more, bringing the heartbeat of that era into WIC's sound!
As Walking In Circles continues to grow and develop their songwriting, style, and sound, through their original music and the covers they choose to do, one thing that can be taken away is the obvious talent of the band cannot be disputed... WIC is the total package.