Leelanau UnCaged

2018 Musical Performers


2018 musical performers

Check out the bands, musicians, and performers
coming into Northport for UnCaged 2018!

Music Leelanau Uncaged 2018

Crispin Campbell

4 piece
cello, piano, bass and drums.

The Crispin Campbell Quartet features the cello as a lead instrument, playing Brazilian music, tango, blues and Americana. Crispin has recently left Interlochen Arts Academy to pursue his love of performing music not often associated with the cello.

Denise Davis
and the Motor City

Comprised of some of the best musicians and singers around, this band will rock any venue and energize any event. With a repertoire of R&B, Pop, Funk, Top 40, Soul, and the Classics, Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations are one of the most dynamic and entertaining party bands in Metro Detroit.

Abbott, Jacquez Zodiac

Drew Abbott
Al Jacquez
Lamont Zodiac
5 piece / Blues Rock
Drew Abbott is an American guitarist, who is best known for playing in Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band,
He has assembled a new band and will be playing at Leelanau Uncaged 2018.

3 piece / Punk rock

JeremY: Guitar & Vox
JefF: Drums Vox
JiM: Bass & Vox

A 3 piece punk band from Traverse brought to you by the miracle of happenstance and a strong desire to never grow up. Being part nostalgia and part punk rock ensures nearly anyone with a pulse will find a sound they can enjoy. Covering sounds from the 50’s to today, ThE DroogS are here to rock you.


Fresh Fossils
5 piece / Oldies


A Traverse City band fused of rock, blues, ballads,  These guys use musical artifacts from every culture! A fresh mix of cover and original songs with an edge.  Dance-Listen-Smile. 

3 piece / Folk Pop

Interactive Sing along say along Songs and Spoken words.
Article: http://glenarborsun.com/meet-leelanaus-own-music-man-patrick-niemisto/

Hoop 'n Holler
Rock 'n roll

Local favorites Hoop'n Holler will sure to get you dancing to some good ole rock'n roll.
Northport musicians rock the afternoon away this year!
Andy and Gloria Thomas
and Darin and Lynelle plus
Kris Ernst on the drums.


The Jeff Haas Trio


Local favoriteJeff Haas is joined Jack Dryden, Randy Marsh, with special guests
Nancy Stagnitta, Rob Mulligan and Lisa Fiahive. Jeff Haas is a longtime resident and mainstay of the Traverse City music, cultural and education scene.



Jon Archambault
3 piece / Blues rock

A ROCKIN' BLUES BAND, with elements of Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Soul, Motown, R&B, Funk, Swing... playing original music, old favorites, and new favorites. Good-time danceable live music with a high-quality sound, indoors or outdoors!

Little Bang Theory

Little Bang Theory is a trio that performs on toys and tiny instruments.  Founded by composer Frank Pahl and featuring Terri Sarris and Doug Shimmin. Frank Pahl is a Detroit-based artist, musician and composer. His eccentric and unique music has been described by the Detroit Metro Times as “a one-man quirk force… a musically obsessed Willy Wonka.” He has played in various musical groups, including Little Bang Theory, with film maker and U of M instructor Terri Sarris,

Matt Borghi
solo / ambient

Matt Borghi is a Michigan born & bred musician and producer. Matt’s has had a variety of musical projects through the years including his drone ambient recordings which have been featured on Echoes, Music from the Hearts of Space, NPR, BBC and CBC, his IDM group with childhood mate, Michael Goldapper, KOSIK , and his ambient guitar work with saxophonist Michael Teager. Matt’s also recorded under the pseudonyms, Manitou and Olagra. Matt’s music has been featured on Hypnos Recordings, Slobor Media and Ghostly International.


Wes Ivankovich
5 piece / Reggae rock

The Microtones are made up of local hotshots like Joe Wilson, Kevin Gills (from Billy String & Don Julin), drummer David Collini and an amazing singer & front man Wes Ivan. The music is electric and ranges in style form some old jazz standards to reggae, soul, and even a bit of Motown. Good time party music. Wes Ivan – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, Ron Getz – Guitar, Joe Wilson - Slide Guitar, Kevin Gills – bass
Dave Collini – drums

North Carolines

Caroline Barlow (Vocals, Guitar),
Kurt Westie (Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar)
4 pc / Bluegrass

The North Carolines are northern Michigan's newest dynamic Americana band. Caroline Barlow (guitar, vocals) and Kurt Westie (mandolin,guitar,vocals) play in the American roots styles with southern influence blown by the north winds to your part of town. Joined by a mutual love of keen songwriting, ballads, driving storytelling, and stylish instrumental tunes, The North Carolines bring you sweetness with an edge. A fresh sound for your ears to kick back and almost smell the magnolia.  

Olivia Millerschin
3 piece / Alternative

With a celestial voice and lyrics only an old soul can write, singer/songwriter Olivia Millerschin is racking up the accolades. Most recently, Olivia’s blend of vintage folk and modern pop earned her a second John Lennon Songwriting Award and the opportunity to showcase her music with a mainstage performance at NAMM 2018. She was a quarter finalist on America’s Got Talent, won the Great American Song Contest, is featured on Republic Records soundtrack to Mitch Albom’s latest novel alongside musical greats Ingrid Michaelson and Tony Bennett, and has music placed in national and international film and tv. Her achievements extend nationally as she was selected to perform at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and has been a finalist in both the LA Music Critics Awards and The Detroit Music Awards. Her voice will also be heard in the 2018 Olympic Free Dance Program of US Pairs skaters Madison Chock and Evan Bates.

Trio / Jazz

Organissimo formed in November of 2000 with the goal of bringing jazz back to the people. Organissimo's sound is instantly identifiable yet constantly evolving, infusing elements of funk, gospel, blues, progressive rock, and Latin rhythms into a solid foundation of jazz. Shifting meters, deep grooves, melodic finesse and tight ensemble interplay are hallmarks of the organissimo sound.

Robin Connell Trio or Quartet
4 piece /Jazz

A professional performer and longtime music educator, Connell has been named Musician of the Year by the West Michigan Jazz Society.

Connell identifies first as a jazz musician, because that is what she loves and focuses on most of all.

Duet / Alt folk gypsy

"Saldaje" is inspired by a Portuguese expression of intense and nostalgic longing. There eclectic, original songs conjure in listeners a Bohemian vibe, enchanting with elements of Eastern European, Celtic, Arabic and Smoky Jazz music. Saldaje is Shaun Anchak and Melonie Steffes and a variety of romantic acoustic instruments. 



Soul Patch
6 piece / Jam Rock

Soul Patch is a Traverse City, MI-based band with music as versatile as its members. Together they hold a masters in groove. Individually they infuse styles from several backgrounds including, world beat, jazz, reggae, bluegrass, funk, surf, rockabilly, ska, blues, and straight-up rock n’ roll. Soul Patch is a conscious Groove driven, Traverse City based, assembly of brothers in sound, Come vibrate with us!

8 member Celtic folk


Sweet Rhubarb

Sweet Rhubarb is based in St. Paul, MN

 Not inclined to settle into a particular genre, they toss in elements of folk, pop, bluegrass, country, and this 'n' that. "Sublime" vocal harmonies are the signature element of their performances, which include a mix of well crafted original songs and covers from all over the map - any good song is fair game.

Burna Krugler (vocals, guitar, occasional bass and banjo) has been playing and singing folk music since the 1970's. She brings a silky soprano voice and princess-like refinement to the group, and always has a tissue up her sleeve.
Ann Fate (vocals, guitar, banjo and percussion) had hidden her talents in gatherings of family and friends until dragged by her merciless cohorts into the public eye. Her sweet lilting voice goes with her effervescent personality and curly hair. Priscilla Thomas (vocals, bass, guitar, occasional harmonica) played bass in a couple of rock and jazz groups in the 1980's and is back after inexplicably giving it up for 20 years. She provides a rich alto anchor to the harmonies and has been known to run screaming from the room (in a loving and supportive way) at an out-of-tune note.

The Pocket
4 piece / Funk

Exploratory group that was conceived from open jams. Looking to invade and create at a venue near you.Original music, improvised sections, and covers.
Chris Sterr - guitar, vocals, tap dancing, baked goods.

Stu Ford - bass guitar, a deep pocket, no funny stuff.
Jon Lindy - drums, percussion, builder of bridges

Treetown Swingtet
4 piece / Gypsy Jazz


True Falsettos
3 piece / Texas swing BG

Kevin Gills and Joe Wilson

Turbo Pup
4 pc / Alternative folk

All Americana Rock band from the backwoods of Northwest MI. Singing songs of the human condition to bring people together under the common love of music.


Yonce Guitar Duo
4 piece / Jazz

Younce Guitar Duo

Jerry and Ryan Younce - Guitar

A unique father and son instrumental collaboration creating intricate, flowing & rhythmic sonic weavings inspired by Latin, Jazz and World Music. A duo since 2009, Jerry and Ryan's have been astounding audiences across the midwest with their exquisite original compositions and superb musicianship


1000 Watt Prophets
4 piece / Alternative Pop

Featuring the soulful vocals of Zak Bunce, a 1000 Watt Prophets show takes you on a journey from the jazz club to the juke joint, through the dance club and even into a tent revival or two (we are Prophets, after all!).  Some call this style of music New Retro, we just call it a great time!

Zen Stew

Zen Stew is a reuniting of the original rhythm section of Newt and the Salamanders. Guitarist, Mike Marois, and keyboard player, Tim Sparling, along with Newt Cole started the legendary northern Michigan horn funk band back in '75. Drummer Roger Tarczon was added soon after and the band stormed the midwest. Years later Mike created another area legend, The Fabulous Horndogs, and bassist Jack Conners jumped on board.

Zen Stew was created to give this core rhythm section the chance to shine and through a choice of some great old R&B and blues rock covers, they stretch out and make new fun and add fuel to some hot coals.

Crystal Bindi Dancers  

Beach Bards

GTB presentation Mini Pow Wow
Drums and dance
Northport Community Band Band
Oompah Band  
Prevailing Winds
"The Prevailing Wind is the Michigan-based musical intersection of two poets, Lisa Wolfgang and Jeremy Siegrist. Wielding classical piano, punk-rock folk guitar, with cymbals and snares real and metaphorical, we sing with hope and sorrow about the intricacies of spirit, about our intimate love for the landscape, and about the intense emotional reaction to the trouble in the world around us.
Kevin Kammeraad

Cooperfly Creative Arts is owned by Kevin and Stephanie Kammeraad. It's the overall structure/organization to everything they do in the world of children's books, music, presentations, and shows.

Dance Design
Veronica Woods
Third Space
Roving and Fire Dance