You will be able to “feel the noize” at the 2019 Haynes Apperson Festival.
On Monday, festival organizers announced the headliners for the concerts during the three-day event in downtown Kokomo. The lineup includes three decades of music, including a 1970s night with The Marshall Tucker Band, 1980s hair band Quiet Riot and 1990s alternative pop-rock with the Spin Doctors. All of the performances will be held at the Kokomo Performing Arts Pavilion at Foster Park.
“We are incredibly excited for this year’s festival and musical lineup,” said event Chairman Paul Wyman, in a press release. “We enjoy providing top quality national entertainment for our community’s annual celebration. It looks like 2019 will be no exception and will have a little something for everyone to enjoy.”
The celebration will begin Thursday, July 4, with Quiet Riot, which has been described as the first heavy metal band to top the Billboard pop chart. They became an overnight sensation after releasing their album “Metal Health” in 1983 and are most known for hit songs including “Metal Health (Bang Your Head),” “Come on Feel the Noize” and “Mama We’re All Crazee Now.”
The music continues on Friday, July 5, with the Spin Doctors, with their hit songs “Two Princes,” “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.” They released their first album, “Up For Grabs,” in 1991, and by 1992, they garnered more than 10 million sales with “Pocket Full of Kryptonite.”
The Marshall Tucker Band will close out the final night of the festival on Saturday, July 6. Since the band’s inception in the early 1970s, original lead singer and founder Doug Gray is still a constant while other band members have changed. Today, The Marshall Tucker Band still tours across the country, performing more than 130 live dates each year. A few of their well-known songs include “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Can’t You See” and “Fire on the Mountain.”
All of the concerts during the Haynes Apperson Festival are free and family friendly. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for seating around the pavilion.
“This is the time we come together to celebration our long automotive history and all that is good about Kokomo and Howard County,” Wyman continued.
VIP tickets will be available for each night of the festival at the beginning of May. For more information, visit www.haynesappersonfestival.org.