Battle Creek Field of Flight

June 29 - July 4 2017

Field of Rock Bands

Drop 35 - June 29

Drop 35 June 29Considered to be one of the HOTTEST bands in West Michigan, Drop 35 has acquired a large following and will be helping to KICK-OFF our 2017 Event on Community Kick-Off Day and Thirsty Thursday with a concert that will completely blow you away!

Drop 35 is an all occasion dance band and variety act featuring:
-Emily Jamieson (lead vocals)
-Michael McIntosh (lead vocals)
-Adam Main (guitar & vocals)
-Matt Moser (drums)
-Scott Barker (bass, vocals & keys)

Drop 35 is a versatile band that can perform, and rock, at almost any location. From night clubs and weddings to massive music festivals and even high variety festivals such as the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival. Drop 35 has a diverse song list and a full arsenal of entertainment "Wow". The band can, and will, perform many hits right on our Field of Flight stage including hits from Motown, the 80s, 90s, jazz standards, classic rock, country hits and present hits. There really isn't any hit song that the band can't play!

Their show will come complete with rocking entertainment and a fully intelligent light show! Don't miss this hot band as they help us "Party in the USA" on June 29.

Great Scott! - June 30

Great Scott!Great Scott! is the hottest cover band in the Midwest, playing the best of the 50's to the new millennium. Featuring five guys on keyboard, guitar, bass and drums - there's no way you can resist tapping those toes and dancing. With over 15 years of experience, this band surely knows how to engage the crowd and keep patrons happy.

Great Scott! has an impressive song list and even is up to taking requests. Unlike many usual tribute bands that stick to one or two genres of music, this one covers them all. With a lineup that includes songs from Matchbox 20, Ricky Martin, 3 Doors Down, Tom Petty, The Killers, Michael Jackson, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, Sir Mix-A-Lot and many will certainly know a song they play and it more than likely will be one of your favorites!

Great Scott! does more than just play music though, they are true showmen. They will make sure everyone has a good time on June 30. Great Scott! is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and features the following talent:

  • Joe Laureano: Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Band Leader
  • Luke Galas: Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Everett Domeier: Guitar, Vocals
  • Ryan Goldner: Bass, Vocals
  • Ken Rypma: Drums, Vocals
  • Mark Kuiper: Saxophone, Keyboards


The Brenda Loomis Band - July 1

Nashville Recording Artist Brenda Loomis will be performing at the Field of Flight on Saturday, July 1st with her talented band. Brenda, and her band, are well known throughout the region and perform terrific country concerts all over.

Brenda Loomis herself is an original country music recording artist and has worked with numerous stars including: Josh Gracin, Tim McGraw, Darryl Worley, Zac Brown Band, Chris Young, Justin Moore, Bret Michaels, LeAnn Rhimes, Montgomery Gentry, Lee Brice, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Leroy Parnell, Andy Griggs and Confederate Railroad, Allen & Ashcraft, Aaron Tippin and many more. Her vocals are unmatched and while she continues to sing with many other artists, she also fronts her own “smokin’ hot band”. Brenda Loomis Band

Brenda and her band perform a high energy country and classic rock show that includes covers of some of your favorites as well as some originals. Their performance is showmanship at its finest. So make sure you don’t miss your chance to experience this wonderful concert as part of our Field of Rock Concert Series on Saturday, July 1st. Not only is Brenda’s voice unmatched, but her band features some amazing talent including:

  • Paul Loomis: Keyboard & Harmony Vocals
  • Bob Cottom: Bass Guitar & Harmony Vocals
  • Jason Kime: Drums & Vocals
  • Billy Moran: Lead Guitar & Vocals
  • Jody Chelf: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals


The Megan Rae Band - July 2

Megan Rae on Center Stage - Image by Patti VaharyMegan Rae (Macher) was born on January 30th, 1996 in Kalamazoo, MI.  By the age of two, her parents discovered that Megan Rae had an uncanny ability to memorize lyrics, and sing on key.  As she got a little older, it became clear to her family and friends that Megan Rae had been blessed with the gift of song.  Megan Rae’s passion for music and her singing ability grew stronger with each passing day, and at six years old she made her first public appearance when she sang the National Anthem at a Kalamazoo Kings baseball game in front of over 3,000 people.  She became a regular guest soloist for both the Kings, and the Kalamazoo Wings semi-pro hockey team

Annual trips with her father to his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA took an interesting turn when her dad was reunited with his cousin, singer, songwriter, musician Ron ‘Hookstown’ Brown, at a family reunion.  Brown had a small recording studio in his home, and when he heard Megan Rae sing for the first time he knew that he was hearing something special.  According to Brown, “I’ve been writing, playing, and recording music for many years, and I wasn’t expecting anything more than making a fun little CD of cover songs as a keepsake for Megan.  But when she started singing, I just couldn’t believe that big, powerful voice was coming out of that little girl!  I knew we had to do something more, so we started writing songs for her”.  That’s how it all started.  Now fast forward to 2017. 

Megan Rae is only 21 years old, but she has accomplished much for someone so young.  At the age of 13, she began work on her self-titled debut album.  The album was produced by Robyn Robins, keyboard player and founding member of Bob Seger’s ‘Silver Bullet Band’.  Robins brought in past and present Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed (sax), Shaun Murphy (background vocals/harmonies), Drew Abbott (lead guitar) for recording.  He also reached out to Paul Warren, Rod Stewart’s long time lead guitar player, who gladly contributed his incomparable skills to the project.  And if that weren't enough, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad not only played and sang on the album, he also wrote one of the cuts (“Such A Good Thing”). Singer, songwriter, musician Vince Melamed, who has written several hit songs including Trisha Yearwood’s signature number one, “Walkaway Joe”, and Ty Herndon’s number one, “What Mattered Most”, also wrote one of the cuts (“Truth’s Been Told”)

Megan Rae traveled to L.A. to shoot a music video for the first single from her CD.  It was filmed and directed by Jim Shea.  Shea has photographed and/or shot videos for Brad Paisley, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Barbara Streisand, Olivia Newton John, and many, many other super stars.  The video has aired on TCN (The Country Network), and Megan Rae has been featured on RFD T.V.’s “Michigan Magazine Television”.  This small town Michigan girl has quickly emerged from the Midwest region as one of the most talked about female vocalists in years.  At the age of 16, she was named by the official magazine of The Country Music Association (Close Up) to their coveted annual list of “Who New To Watch”, along with Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch, Casey James, Thomas Rhett, Eric Paslay, and several other rising country music stars.

Megan Rae’s dynamic live show features a mix of old and new country favorites, classic rock standards, and her own original material, allowing her power, range, and vocal maturity to shine.

Notable Quotes:

“I believe in my heart that she (Megan Rae) will go far, EXTREMELY far”. ~ Taylor Swift

“Megan has the stuff!  She not only belts out the songs from her pretty lips but feels and expresses the music so the listeners can go on the journey with her…she’s a tender-hearted little gal in this big world with a lot to say…I am proud to have performed with her doing background vocals on her songs   along with Shaun Murphy.  How could anybody do anything but love her?  She’s great!” ~ Mark Farner…Formerly of Grand Funk Railroad

“Not since perhaps the Eagles stepping up to support Richard Marx’s debut in the 80’s, can I remember this level of support and peer acceptance for a new artist coming from such industry legends”. ~ Jim Della Croce…Mgr/Publicist Pathfinder Management and The Press Office Nashville

Don't miss Megan Rae and her band IN CONCERT during our Field of Rock Concert Series on July 2nd!

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Chameleon - July 3

ChameleonMarshall, Michigan based "Chameleon" is a fan-favorite in Southwest Michigan. This tribute band plays their songs with true passion and undeniable showmanship that anyone in the crowd can tell they are having fun and loving what they do. With a combined amount of on-stage experience of over sixty years, this band will show you their skills and play what you and the rest of the crowd loves.

With a lineup spanning from the Beatles all the way to present day Maroon 5, you will undoubtedly hear a song you love performed by this extremely talented band. Check them out on Facebook and don't miss them in concert on July 3rd, 2017 at the Field of Flight.


The Jake Kershaw Band - July 4

The Jake Kershaw Band will be making their Field of Flight debut. This band has been taking the Michigan Blues community by storm.

Jake Kershaw BandJake Kershaw is a performer with heart. He has the raw talent, the feel, the soul and the drive of some of the most popular blues musicians in history...from Stevie Ray Vaughn to BB King. Jake spent his entire lifetime playing the guitar and fell in love with blues music in 2014 after hearing Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Since then, Jake and his three-piece band have become an unstoppable force that everyone flocks to see! And did we mention that Jake is only FIFTEEN YEARS OLD? That's right, he is a Freshman in high school in Marshall, Michigan. He truly "blows the roof off the joint" and many have said he will be a blues monster by the time he is 20.

Terry Oosterhart is the bassist for the band. He is a veteran of the Michigan music scene and is an excellent singer in his own right.

Ryan McFadden is the drummer and he has been playing drums for twelve years. His influence is Rush's Neal Pert and Duncan Phillips of the Newsboys. Do not miss this rare young powerhouse musician and his talented band at this year's Field of Flight as part of our Field of Rock Concert Series on July 4th