FC Bank Stage

THE BEST BRATWURST FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT!

 

 

The Best Bratwurst Festival Concerts!

FC Bank FC Bank has been bringing you the best in entertainment at the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival for years! Join us nightly during the Bratwurst Festival for free and entertaining live shows!

Located in the north parking lot of FC Bank.
105 Washington Square

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Friday's Stage Schedule

8:00 - Stadium 11

Stadium 11 is the premier classic rock act that pays tribute to the greatest songs and performances from the greatest groups in rock music. The band plays all of the music that you would have heard in stadiums and arenas across the country in the 1970's and 80's and performs authentic re-creations of the greatest hits from bands like, Journey, Styx, Boston, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Elton John, Wings, Yes, Led Zeppelin and more! Stadium 11 delivers an energetic, true concert-like performance at every show. Come and experience all of the chemistry, the magic, the passion, energy and accuracy of the legendary bands that made rock history -- up close and personal. Fans will fall in love with, and will unknowingly sing along to, Stadium 11’s faithful and distinctive performance of the greatest hits that shaped rock music. Each song instantly ignites audience’s memories and brings them to their feet and a cheer! Experience the amazing Stadium 11 classic rock show for yourself: you won't believe your eyes and ears. If want to turn your event into a Full Blown Stadium Concert, choose Stadium 11!

Saturday's Stage Schedule

12:00 - Pretty Baby

 


6:00 - Matt Hoover

For Matthew Hoover, writing and recording songs comes naturally. It’s his way of conveying his experiences, both good and bad. Matthew’s sound is mostly influenced by his surroundings, such as the rural industrial town of Bucyrus, Ohio in which he grew up. As a young musician, it was this very upbringing from which he rebelled. Hoover found himself in numerous bands playing everything from hard rock to obscure independent noise outfits. It was only after moving away from his home town and immersing himself in the Columbus, Ohio music scene (New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, and Greenhorn) with his rock band, The Peachbones that Hoover found himself returning to his roots. Hoover went back to the influence of his grandfather and rediscovered his record collection of old classic country and traditional folk. By this point, Hoover was well versed in the surge of alt. country bands such as The Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo, and Son Volt. With this new perspective, Hoover went back to the woodshed, and starting carving out a new, yet familiar sound. 

The result of Matthew’s diligent soul searching is his latest release, “Talking to Ghosts”. This is a record crafted with both honest song writing about the familiar muses of love, loss and regret, as well as his passion for the traditional – sometimes haunting - sounds of pedal steel, fiddle and acoustic guitar. The writings of his experiences and patch work of influences have quilted a collection of songs that listeners will find as familiar as the back roads home and as new as fresh cut hay in August.

 


8:30 - McGuffy Lane

McGuffey Lane is a country rock band from central Ohio. In 1972 founding members Steve George Reis (bass/ vocals) and Terry Efaw (steel guitar/ gut string guitar/ electric guitar) were a duo called "Scotch and Soda". When they added Bobby Gene McNelley (vocalist/ guitarist) they renamed themselves McGuffey Lane after the street of Steve's Athens Ohio home. As their popularity grew they added Dick Smith (drums/ vocals) and Stephen "Tebes" Douglass (keyboards/ harmonica/ vocals). In 1977 McGuffey Lane started playing at Zachariah's Red Eye Saloon and soon became the house band. At that point they added John Schwab (vocalist/ guitarist) who was opening for them as the sixth and final member of the original McGuffey Lane.

In 2010 McGuffey Lane released their 10th CD "10" on Lick Records which was co-founded by John Schwab. In 2011 "Bartender" from the "10" CD was released as a single. It reached #50 on the national country charts (Music Row Magazine). In June 2017 McGuffey Lane released their 11th and latest CD “Legend of the Red Eye” on Lick Records. In a review of “Legend of the Red Eye” Dave Culbertson writes: “If you like the “country” side of The Lane…you should love this one. It is an interesting mixture of originals and masterfully-done covers of some of the country and country-pop classics from a variety of artists…all well done…many times, better than the originals.” In November 2017 “Cowboys Like What Cowgirls Do” by Steve George Reis from the new “Legend of the Red Eye” was #1 on the Alternative Country Music chart. The 2018 Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion was held on Saturday January 27th at Express LIVE in downtown Columbus Ohio to another capacity crowd.

McGuffey Lane's history mirrors one of the songs from their 2002 "Wood" album. "I've been up and down and all around my head in the clouds and my feet on the ground. Don't you worry baby don't you worry about me. Cause I've survived everything that comes and goes. I still know which way that old north wind blows. After all these years I'm "Runnin' Wild and Free". McGuffey Lane is still going strong with the three original surviving members (Steve George Reis, Terry Efaw and John Schwab) in the band. McGuffey Lane still performs 30+ concerts annually. The Journey Continues and "It's A Good Day".