2017 Goshen Health Entertainment Series


Goshen Health is committed to improving the health of our communities and to that end, is pleased to continue support of your public radio station, WVPE.  For the sixth consecutive year, Goshen Health is funding the Entertainment Series that has been a tremendous benefit of WVPE membership.  If the opportunity arises, please show your appreciation to Goshen Health.

June 2 – Meet Me on the Island 5:30 – 10pm   Billy Stix Nicks & The Motown Machine

Billy "Stix" Nicks is a drumming legend, and an original Motown drummer who played with Jr. Walker & The All Stars.  Billy has put together a talented group of musicians whose sounds will take you back to when Motown was King, and will have you ready to dance!  In conjunction with South Bend’s Best.Week.Ever, the evening will conclude with Fireworks.  https://www.facebook.com/motownmachine/

July 7 – Meet Me on the Island 5:30 – 10pm  South Side Denny & The Snyders

Southside Denny is a legendary blues/rocker and acoustic finger-style player with ten albums to his credit.  He is also the father/bandleader of The Snyders, formed in the summer of 2011 in Montréal.  As a family 'roots' band that digs deeply from many styles of music, the group is comprised of Southside Denny Snyder - vocalist/lead guitarist, his daughter Lorrie Snyder on Vocals/Bass and his son Phil Snyder on the drums.  http://www.the3snyders.com/southside-denny/

July 14 – Envirofest 5:30 – 9pm    Ted Yoder, 91 Strings

With master skill, Ted plays his dulcimer almost like a piano, unafraid to tackle complex rhythms and unusual harmonics.  Ted's musicianship, creativity and ability puts a fresh face on dulcimer music .  While Yoder’s musicality and dexterity are mind-boggling on the mallets, his rhythmic timing and keen sense of melody are what astonish people when they see him perform  https://www.tedyoder.com/

July 21 – Fernwood Friday  5:30 – 9pm   Danny Barber’s JazzCats

Organized in 2005, Danny Barber’s Jazz Cats is a group of seasoned world-class musicians.  They have performed at Jazz Festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan over the last twenty years.  The group plays music from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Parker, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis and many tunes from the Cole Porter library.  http://www.dannybarber.com/ 

August 11 – Meet Me on the Island   5:30 – 9pm   Q-Sonics

Kevin "Q" Quarandillo on lead guitar and lead vocals, has essentially hand-picked an A list of musicians that include: James "Jimmy" Hill on the organ and also piano and lead vocals, John "Johnny on the Spot" Smeltzer on bass, and solidifying the group, the rock solid drumming of Grant Darby.  The musicians' influences are various, but the sum is a pleasing sound, that is blues based, with heavy influences of rock, soul, and funk .  https://www.facebook.com/qsonicsband/

*Bonus Benefit*   September 23South Bend Jazz Festival    4 – 11pm

The South Bend Jazz Festival, in association with WVPE presents the 6th Annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, September 23rd at Century Center (on the island, or in the Great Hall subject to weather), from 4 to 11pm.  Musicians include Israeli based saxophonist and BlueJazz Artist Eli Debibri, Canadian based and BluJazz artist Galen Weston, IUSB Jazz Ensemble, Danny Lerman with special guests, and more to be named.