2019 Main Stage Schedule
5:30 - 6:00PM - Morris Murphy Project
6:20 - 7:05PM - Syd Burnham Band
7:30 - 9:00PM - Laith Al-Saadi
Ann Arbor's own Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops – honed at the University of Michigan School of Music, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Paul Rodgers and recently opened for Bob Seger on his farewell tour in January, 2019.
Guitar World Magazine has called Laith Al-Saadi a cross between "Danny Gatton and Buddy Guy at their best and Maroon 5 frontman and ‘The Voice’ coach Adam Levine said, “Laith is one of the most diverse talents we have.” “Incredible guitar player, incredible singer.” Entertainment Weekly called Laith Al-Saadi “a power performer who is so legitimate and memorable.”
It is sure to be a special evening when Laith kicks out the jams for the hometown crowd.
Syd Burnham Band
Syd Burnham is an 18 year singer-songwriter from Brighton, Michigan with a passion for blues, soul, and rock ‘n roll. For the past four years, she has traveled all over the state of Michigan with her two bands, the Syd Burnham Band and Red Herring playing over 200 shows. With inspiration ranging from bluesy rock to 90's metal and country folk, this young singer-songwriter and guitarist is out to show an audience a good time. Though still young, Syd Burnham has played many Michigan festivals, breweries, and the Ark, solo and backed by a band. She is a musician on the rise. Look for originals alongside a few covers of modern female rockers like Grace Potter and Janis Joplin along with many dude rockers like Muddy Waters and Foo Fighters.
Morris Murphy Project
Morris Murphy Project is a power-pop trio of hometown boys that have been playing together for nearly 40 years. Local media has compared Morris Murphy to the likes of The Guess Who, Van Halen and .38 Special. Their sets cover a wide spectrum of classic rock, motown, R&B and original numbers that have proven time and again to get an audience on their feet and in a partying mood.