ENTERTAINMENT

2O2O FESTIVAL LINEUP

The 2020 Northville Food and Wine Festival attracts a variety of world-class musicians and entertainers on an annual basis, and this year is no different!

With a variety of genres throughout the day, guests are assured of a unique and high-quality musical experience to accompany that glass of red, white, or bubbly! Our 2020 performers were hand-selected from a 
host of crowd favorites, together with new performers that will keep the crowd "rockin' around

the Northville clock" all day and well into the night. 

2020 FEATURED ENTERTAINER

DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE

CENTER SQUARE STAGE

Saturday, September 12, 2020

8:00pm - 9:45pm

Detroit, Michigan native and Nashville Singer-Songwriter and Recording Artist.

 

Nominated Best New Country Artist 2016 by New Music Weekly. Emerging national act, with recent sophomore single “Bad Feelin’” to national country radio, reaching #1 for 4 weeks on the New Music Weekly country main chart and cracking the Top 80 on the Music Row Country Breakout chart!
 

Matt Austin grew up with musical influences of Classic Rock, Southern Rock, and Blues, from artists such as Lynard Skynard, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His musical journey includes being the former lead guitar player of the Paper Street Saints, a major Detroit Rock headliner, regularly packing houses throughout the metro area and opening for national acts as large as Bon Jovi with 20,000 fans in a sold-out arena. Matt then went on to form the self-titled Matt Austin Band. 

Matt has an extensive touring history, supporting country music icons such as Lee

Brice, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert, Kane Brown, Chase Rice, Sam Hunt, and The Cadillac Three. He has also opened shows for Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla. 

 

Check out Matt's website at: https://www.mattaustinmusic.com/

MATT AUSTIN - LOVE DRUNK - AVAILABLE NOW!

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NORTHVILLE FOLK

VIP FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY    

Friday, September 11, 2020  |  7:00pm - 11:00pm

THE BOYS FROM THE 'VILLE ARE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Northville Folk has established a prominent presence at regional festivals, local bars, restaurants, lounges, and private parties for more than 10 years. Drawing on a broad repertoire of more than 120+ songs, their music ranges from Classic Rock and Country to Contemporary and Chart-Topping Pop hits.  

Inspired by bands such as Keb Mo, Amos Lee, Neil Young, and Tom Petty, the band's unique ability to interact with audiences has made them a crowd favorite of the Northville Food & Wine Festival and audiences nationally.

Northville Folk played a fantastic collection of music at the 2019 Northville Food & Wine Festival, drawing large crowds onto the dancefloor throughout the day. This year, we are proud to have them as our exclusive musical entertainment for the VIP Launch Party on Friday, September 11, 2020. 

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BIG RAY & THE MOTOR CITY KINGS

DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE CENTER SQUARE STAGE

Saturday, September 12, 2020  |  5:30pm - 7:30pm

Big Ray Haywood is the Motor City Kings’ frontman vocalist and musical director. Ray grew up playing guitar and piano, but it is his Saxophone talent that has now become the mark and signature of the act.

 

Ray’s five-piece band performances have resulted in the praise of his peers and the opportunity to share billing with artists such as Buddy Guy and Tommy Castro. In 2017

Ray fulfilled a dream of wanting a full horn section to back his performances up and found a group of four guys who have been playing together since high school. As a result, The Phat Horns were born and the impact has been nothing short of magic.

Now Big Ray's band has expanded to nine members that have taken their music to a whole new level of performance. Lookout Detroit, Big Ray & The Motor City Kings are better than ever and are sure to delight the Northville Food & Wine Festival crowd in Downtown Northville's Center Square.

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MIA GREEN

DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE 

Saturday, September 12, 2020  |  4:30pm - 6:00pm

Mia Green is a young singer-songwriter from Michigan who has already penned more than 100 introspective songs about life and relationships that have won her songwriting contests, helped her develop a following and gain play at an expanding number of shows around Southeast Michigan.

 

It’s been said of her music “that her beautiful voice carries her sound and is punctuated with simple acoustic guitar progressions.” Inspired by the clever lyrics of Ed Sheeran and Gabrielle Aplin, she's now dedicating her life full-time to expanding the audience for her music, and has recently released a new 7-song EP entitled, "Tipsy". 

Mia's recent performances include L.O. Palooza, SterlingFest, Milford Memories, the world-famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN and she opened for Luke Winslow-King at The Ark in Ann Arbor.

RECENT AWARDS
* Two time winner “Out of the Garage” Challenge/Competition -Michigan Rock School

* Grand-Prize Winner of Songwriting Contest for The Music Man 
* Grand-Prize Winner Talent Showcase for “Spotlight on a Cure” for Huntington's disease, Lafayette Grand Ballroom Pontiac, Michigan 

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WEEKEND COMEBACK

DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE CENTER SQUARE STAGE

Saturday, September 12, 2020  |  3:30pm - 5:00pm

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN'S MOST EXCITING COVER BAND

Weekend Comeback is a four-piece ensemble that features saxophone and versatile female vocals. Their line-up features multiple vocalists singing along to a solid ensemble of guitar, bass, drums and saxophone.  They deliver a crisp and impressive assortment of musical styles and genres--including pop, rock, country, funk, Motown and more... 

Their entertaining mix of unique sounds and interactive performance elements will ensure NFWF guests keep their toes tapping throughout the afternoon to songs from the 1950's all the way up to current chart-topping hits from your favorite artists. 

So bring your dancing shoes to Downtown Northville's Center Square stage on Saturday, September 12 and dance up a storm with friends and family alike. 

RECENT AWARDS
* 2020 and 2019: Wedding Wire - Couples Choice Award

* 2016 and 2017: Gigmasters "Best of"
* 2016: Click on Detroit Winner - Best Musician and Soloist

J2C

DOWNTON NORTHVILLE CENTER SQUARE STAGE

Saturday, September 12, 2020  |  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Formed in 2017, J2C is a highly versatile 5 piece blues-rock band based in the Novi/ Northville area. The members of J2C have been playing throughout the Metro-Detroit region for more than 15 years, accumulating decades of experience across a variety of musical genres.

 

With a comprehensive array of both modern and classic hits, J2C's unique sound produces a deeper, ‘bluesy’ spin on classic rock, blues-rock and Motown tunes, providing a refreshing performance that has delighted audiences across Michigan. 

J2C's new-age sound is attributed to the band's major influences which include classic rock artists such as ZZ Top, The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Clapton, and the late Johnny Cash.

 

Below is a sample of the flexibility that the band offers:

- A baritone singer who plays harmonica,

- A lead guitarist who sings tenor,

- A rhythm guitarist who sings and also plays bass, and 

- A bass player who also plays sax.

Join J2C with a glass of red or white, and start your Saturday off on the right note!

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NORTHVILLE YOUTH STRINGS ORCHESTRA

160 MAIN - GRAND TASTING BRUNCHEON   

Saturday, September 12, 2020  |  11:00am - 1:00pm

NORTHVILLE's OWN!

Lynda Fulgenzi is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Northville Strings Youth Orchestra. Ms. Lynda has a Master of Science in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

 

Melissa Hirn and Lynda Fulgenzi formed the Northville Strings in 2013 to give the children that live in Northville the opportunity to play in an orchestra. The Northville Strings Youth Orchestra musicians are at all different levels, so parts for each piece range from beginner to intermediate.

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