August 4, 2011

Old Lake Bash Set to Rock Northeast Missouri Once Again

After more than a decade of dormancy, organizers brought back the Old Lake Bash to Memphis in 2009. Now in its third season under the promotion of former Memphis residents Jason Bradley and Evan Gosney, The Old Lake Bash promises a full stage of music to entertain guests on Saturday, August 6th.

The Kahoka band Full Throttle will kick off the show at 3:30 p.m. Band members Brandon Rainbolt, Gary Ramsey, Ryan Toops, Todd LeMatty play hard rock music the likes of Collective Soul, Theory of a Dead Man, Nickelback, Seether, Shinedown, Alice and Chains, Rage Against the Machine and more.

Memphis native Beau Becraft with special guest Loren Billington (acoustic madness) will take the stage at 4:30 p.m.

Familiar faces will continue to be in the spot light as SCR-I graduate Michael Freburg and the band Eleven Fifty Two will take over at 5:20 p.m. The four piece hard rock band hails from the Quad Cities.

A brief intermission at 6:00 p.m. will feature a special tribute to the U.S.A and our troops.

Unwritten Rulz, featuring Scotland County graduate Patrick Garrett, is next at the venue. The group returns after a successful 2010 showing to rock the house again.

Outlaw Jim Eaton and the Whiskey Benders will change things up, with roots in the sounds of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, as well as influences from New Orleans Funk and Southern Rock.

The Kansas City-based band has opened for David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, John Michael Montgomery, Jason Boland and Stragglers, The Wilders, Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys, Blake Shelton, Josh Gracin, Carolina Rain, and opened Y'allapalooza at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in 2008.

Cover me Badd hits the stage at 8:50. The Kansas City cover band has been known to play anything, ranging from Metallica to John Mayer and all things in between.

Another KC act, Evalyn Awake will follow at 9:50 p.m. The group consists of Tyler Lyon - Vocals/Guitar, Rory Siercks - Guitar/Vocals, Nick Marshall - Guitar/Vocals, Josh Barber - Bass, Trent Bickel - Drums.

Guests will get a trip back to the 80s and the decade of big-haired rock bands when Tigerblood hits the stage at 10:30 p.m. The California band plays tribute to bands like Motley Crue, Poison, Whitesnake and Def Lepperd.

The final act to take the stage will be Edge of Forever, a nationally recognized Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute act. This 9 piece band amazingly sounds and looks like the real thing.

Tickets are on sale now at for $12 and will also be available the day of the event at the gate.

A free limousine service will be available courtesy of sponsors April Wilson - Attorney at Law, The Scotland County Pharmacy and the Memphis Democrat.

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