Waukee Music Festival - Damon Dotson

3:30pm to 4:15pm


A whimsical name evoking another time, when actors could act and sitcoms were funny - and the music was great! The Sons of Gladys Kravitz specialize in performing the very best music of the last 50 years, with letter-perfect renditions of classic songs from artist ranging from the Allman Brothers to ZZ Topp and many great artists in between

​Bob Pace Band

2:30pm to 3:15pm


Royce Johns is an independent country music artist emerging from Des Moines, IA. His sound has roots in country, classic rock, blues, and today's music. He is n...othing short of versatile. Royce Johns’ soulful vocals, dynamic guitar solos, and tenacity for the business attribute to his widespread success within the past two years.

In March of 2015, nineteen-year-old Royce was featured with his variety band, Lincoln Rockhouse, on the cover of the Des Moines Register's Iowa Life.

OFFICIAL WMF DJ - Sound Trooper.

Headliner - SPIN DOCTORS

Hot Tamale & The Red Hots

Opener - Zeaphy Ft. Subjec1ne & Juliano Dock

​                                              7pm to 8pm

Damon Dotson

4:30pm to 5:30pm


Guitarist Bob Pace has entertained Midwest audiences for more than 40 years. He proudly lead the Tuesday night band at the legendary Blues on Grand for almost 20 years. He's a member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame and the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. He has also won the Iowa Blues Challenge solo/duo competition with IBHOF member Steve E. George.

Waukee Music Festival - Royce Johns
Waukee Music Festival - Bob Pace Band

11:00am to 11:30am

SoundTrooper is a multitalented Producer/ DJ/ Hip Hop Artist born in California but raised in Iowa. He’s just recently started to dj since 2016 but has been producing and doing hip-hop music for many years. He’s produced and engineered for Dipsets Jim Jones, he’s also worked with Bubba Sparxxx and a lot of great local talent in the Des Moines area. Since last summer 2016 he’s mainly been focusing on electronic music and mixing that into his sound. He’s already has an EP on the way with a music video to his single “​SuperWork”. With mixing hot songs in and out of originals/ remixes done by himself, you never know what’s coming next

The Fuss

Waukee Music Festival - Hot Tamale & The Red Hots

1:30pm to 2:15pm


Hollowpoint is a hard hitting quartet that delivers an entertaining show and great original music. Founded in 2012 ( by guitarist Erek Wright and bassist Aaron Campisi) they have been working on developing a name for themselves. Finding singer Petey to fill the lead vocals spot they're continuing to mature their sound. Hollowpoint has been described by national acts to resemble a rock sound, similar to Black Stone Cherry.

12:30pm to 1:15pm

After a two year stint in Nashville, TN, Dotson moved back to Des Moines with new sense of musical and personal maturity. He wasted little time jumping back into touring and began recording his fourth album. The release of "Tumblin'" in March of 2015 clearly demonstrates his bold transformation with a variety of up-beat tunes and heart melting ballads. On the heals of a SOLD OUT album release show with over 600 in attendance the release of "Tumblin" on iTunes garnered nationwide acclaim by climbing to #24 on the iTunes rock charts. Amidst musical giants like The Beatles, Elton John, and Pink Floyd on the charts it proves that Damon's music and talent "belongs" and deserves to be heard on a large scale. Dotson channeled his heroes like Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson to make a sound that is all his own, and it's working!


Biography
The band's Epic debut EP Up For Grabs was recorded live at Wetlands in Lower Manhattan and released in January 1991. (In 1992, these EP tracks were remixed and ...supplemented by additional live recordings to form the album Homebelly Groove.)

In August 1991, the Spin Doctors released their full-length debut album Pocket Full Of Kryptonite, co-produced by Peter Denenberg and Frankie LaRocka. Relentless touring and a wave of positive press kept the album alive into the next year, when sales began to increase dramatically. �Kryptonite was certified gold in September 1992 and received an additional boost from the band's October appearance on "Saturday Night Live." Reaching the one million mark in January 1993, �Kryptonite entered the Billboard Top Ten one month later.

By June 1993, the album was triple platinum and had breached the Top Five among Billboard Pop Albums while spinning off two major hit singles: "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and the No. 1 Rock radio song of 1993, "Two Princes." Ultimately, Pocket Full Of Kryptonite sold over five million copies in the US and another five million overseas.

"[Their] popularity is based on universal rock & roll virtues," said Rolling Stone, which put the band on the cover of its January 7, 1993 issue. "The Doctors aren't trying to blaze new trails-they know we've been down this way with the Stones, Curtis Mayfield, and a few of their other touchstones. But the proof-plenty of it-is in the party."

In June 1994, the Spin Doctors released their second Epic album, Turn It Upside Down. Once again co-produced by Peter Denenberg and Frankie LaRocka, the album featured new originals like "Biscuit Head," "Bags Of Dirt," and "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast." The band set out on a three-month headlining tour, and played to immense crowds at the Woodstock and Glastonbury festivals. Their cover of the Creedence Clearwater classic "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" was a highlight of the multi-platinum Philadelphia soundtrack.

Deeply weary of the road, guitarist Eric Schenkman left the group in September '94-just as Turn It Upside Down was certified gold-and was replaced by Anthony Krizan for their fall tour of Europe. In November-December 1994, the Spins opened for the Rolling Stones on a series of eleven North American stadium shows. In March 1995, their album hit the one million (platinum) mark in the US, moving an additional million copies overseas.

The Spin Doctors' next Epic album, You've Got to Believe In Something, was produced by Danny Kortchmar and released in May 1996; more touring followed. After Anthony Krizan's departure, the band soldiered on with a new guitarist and a new label (Uptown/Universal) for the 1999 album Here Comes the Bride. But during these sessions, Mark White left the band. Later, Chris Barron lost his voice to an attack of vocal cord paralysis-and soon the Spin Doctors called it quits. (In October 2000, Sony Legacy released the 17-track retrospective Just Go Ahead Now.)

Mark White moved to Houston, Texas to practice and teach bass. Eric Schenkman earned two degrees from the New School University in New York before moving to eastern Canada. He has played and/or recorded with Natalie Merchant, Carly Simon, jazz composer Kip Hanrahan, Canadian songwriter Jimmy Rankin, and his own groups Cork (with drummer Corky Laing) and High Plains Drifter (with the late Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan).

Chris Barron undertook what he calls "a journeyman songwriting experience," composing tunes with Blues Traveler's Jon Popper and with former BMI executive Jeff Cohen. Aaron Comess produced and/or recorded with Joan Osborne, Chris Whitley, Mark Cohn, Rachel Yamagata, and Bilal, among others. He is one-third of the New York Electric Piano Trio, and appears on the albums New York Electric Piano Trio, War Oracle and Citizen Zen.

9am to 10:30pm

​Official Wesite: www.spindoctors.com

Waukee Music Festival - The Sons of Gladys Kravitz

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WMF Music Lineup

waukee Music Festival - The Fuss

The ​Sons of Gladys Kravitz

Jonathan Webber, better know as his stage name Zeaphy, is an American singer-song writer, rapper, record producer, and audio engineer. He was born on July 8th, 1991 in La Valencia, California. He was adopted and relocated to Ottumwa, Iowa where he grew up and attended high school. Zeaphy was introduced to music young when his mom enrolled him in piano lessons in third grade. He developed a strong liking for creating sound and carried it with him into high school. He started performing his own material live. He entered talent shows and played for school bonfires. After graduating high school, he attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There he continued to network and land opening gigs for industry artists that come played in the area. He has opened up for Big Sean, Yung Joc, Machine Gun Kelly, and many others. After grinding a year and half in Cedar Rapids, Zeaphy moved to the New York City where he would enroll at SAE Institute and pursue his dream in music. This is where he met and linked up with his future business partners, Jessie “Lyrivelli” Siri and Carlos Vives. He completed the nine-month course at SAE and immediately received the opportunity to intern at a studio in mid-town NYC. There he was first hired as an audio engineer. Zeaphy has recorded many types of music including hip-hop, rock, gospel, soul, meditation, R&B, and voiceover. He also holds experience in recording instruments like piano, guitar, drums, bass, bongo, sax, trombone, and violin. While living in New York he also helped launch a brand, Bred Brothas LLC, and remains a representative today. Bred Brothas is a crew made up of many different talents ranging from rap and poetry, street dancing, engineering, producing, and street fashion. He's recently been expanding his music talents  and started djing, but reassures his fans that new hip hop music is on the way. 

Born 1991 Subjec1ne is a talented young Independent Hip-Hop artist from Des Moines Iowa. With a style all his own he has quickly created a buzz of being the next big artist to be discovered in the midwest. His style of music has been compared to artist like J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and even multiplatinum selling artist Drake. Subjec1ne is a member of "YHaD" (Young High and Dope). Subjec1ne has been creating and studying music since he was eight-years old he grew up listening to artist like Jay Z, Nas, Andre 3000, amongst other lyrical artist. His inspirations come from real life encounters and artist that explain vivid pictures of reality. " I want to make music that makes you feel something" Subjec says " I want people to feel like I am speaking directly to them I take pride in the music I make". Subjec1ne's ultimate goal is to be considered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic and he is determined to do so.

11:30am to 12:15pm


Hot Tamale & the Red Hots first met in September of 2004.  Cindy Grill moved to the Des Moines area about 18 months earlier, and had been looking for a full-time band.  At the time we were thinking about starting up another blues band, however, we needed a vocalist.  What luck!  The rest, as they say, is history.

Since January 2005, Hot Tamale & the Red Hots have been surprising blues music fans.  To date, they have opened for such national acts as Kelley Hunt, Grinderswitch, Harper, and Dr. John, as well as performing at such events as the Bowlful of Blues festival and Rollin On The River festival.  Keep watching to see what they do next!

5:45pm to 6:45pm


The Fuss is an alternative rock group originating in Des Moines, Iowa. They have been featured in numerous musical compilations (including CarpeDM Music Mix Vol. III - The Iowa Music Project Compilation - And numerous volumes of Life is a Minestrone). Their music has also been featured on radio (ALT 106.3 FM // 98.9 KFMG FM). The Live Band is Joey Lyons (Guitar/Vocals), Matthew Nelson (Bass), Ben Waldschmitt (Guitar/Vocals), Nick Lucs (Drums). They have independently recorded and released two EP's and have a full length release upcoming.

Waukee Music Festival - Hollowpoint

Juliano Dock is an aspiring music artist/producer from Des Moines, IA. Turning his handicap into inspiration with his brand Stutter House Music Group (SHMG), he has preformed at festivals such as 80/35 & 515 Alive. He has also opened up for artists such as Yo Gotti, Bone Thugs, MGK, Tech 9, & Wale just to name a few. He hopes to put Des Moines on the map one day because he feels it is long overdue.