2018 MUSIC LINEUP
The 2018 Great Lakes Burning River Fest features genre-spanning musical acts.
Check out the complete lineup below.
Low Cut Connie

Favored by Sir Elton John and Barack Obama, Low Cut Connie has seen love from Rolling Stone, Howard Stern, Sound Opinions, and many more.

Great Lakes Stage
Saturday 9:45
The Speedbumps

The Speedbumps are an award-winning American band with a warm, authentic sound, built on a passion for hollow-bodied instruments, indie-folk and indie-rock influences.

Great Lakes Stage
Friday 10:15
By Light We Loom

By Light We Loom is an indie-pop husband and wife duo from Cleveland, OH that combines creative beats, vintage synths, soaring vocals, and intimate harmonies with story-folk songwriting sensibilities to craft songs that promise to move your heart and feet in equal measures.

Rock Hall Stage
Saturday 8:05
Candi Fresca

Candi Fresca is a genre-bending deejay from Cleveland known for fusing musical styles on dance floors and festival stages.

Silent Disco in the PNC Boathouse
Friday 7:00, Saturday 7:00
CLEctive

The CLEctive (pronounced col·lec·tive), is a Cleveland, Ohio based band that fuses Funk, Rock, and Hip-Hop into really cool grooves.

Great Lakes Stage
Saturday 7:20
Cowslingers

The Cowslingers spent 14 years in a van traveling across 38 States and 8 countries playing raw American roots rock n roll. They stopped doing that in 2004. In 2018 they made a reunion record that was well received.

Great Lakes Stage
Friday 7:00
DJ Red-I

DJ Red-I is one-half of the hip-hop duo, FreshProduce., and owner of Brittany's Record Shop in Slavic Village.

Silent Disco in the PNC Boathouse
Friday 7:00, Saturday 7:00
Emily Keener

In 2017, Music Connection deemed Emily Keener "a born communicator." Soon after, she received No Depression's Singer/Songwriter award for her reflective, honest lyricism.

Rock Hall Stage
Friday 7:10
Gretchen Pleuss

Gretchen Pleuss “keeps the music above the standard, three-chord, coffee-house troubadour sound.” She performs regularly, having recently shared bills with Lisa Loeb, Loudon Wainwright and Chely Wright.

Rock Hall Stage
Friday 9:00
Hey Monea

For Canton, OH brothers Dan and Nate Monea, their time is meant to be spent doing what they love – writing, recording and performing music. In 2012, they were selected to open for Bruce Springsteen to perform in front of 60,000 fans during Hard Rock Calling’s summer music festival in London’s Hyde Park.

Great Lakes Stage
Friday 8:15
Jen & Anthony

Two members from the international touring Zydeco group, "Mo' Mojo,” combine for a Roots Music Duo, covering Blues, Ragtime, and Old-Time, Swing.

Rock Hall Stage
Friday 9:55
Jul Big Green

Winner of the 2017 Akron High Arts festival music juried award Jul Big Green is a diverse musician from Cleveland, Ohio with styles that range from Pop-Rock to Hip-Hop.

Rock Hall Stage
Friday 8:05
Marcus Alan Ward

Marcus Alan Ward is the most interesting man in Electro Soul. His work has been featured in publications including The Fader, Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, Spin and many more.

Rock Hall Stage
Saturday 9:00
Maura Rogers & The Bellows

Maura Rogers and the Bellows are a female-fronted band known for being a powerhouse of soulful, moving music. From emotional ballads to stirring rock and roll, MR&B offer listeners a truly memorable music experience.

Rock Hall Stage
Friday 6:15
Part Time Lover

Part-Time Lover is a six piece psychedelic pop group from Cleveland, OH with musical influences ranging from Gene Clark (TheByrds), Neil Young, George Harrison to bands like Shocking Blue and Spiritualized.

Great Lakes Stage
Friday 6:10
Pat Mulloy

Frontman and contributing songwriter for Cleveland-based Celtic Folk n’ Roll band, Marys Lane. His appearances have included stops at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Dublin Irish Festival, and the iconic Cleveland Public Auditorium.

Rock Hall Stage
Saturday 9:55
Shetler Jones

In 2018, Jessica Shetler and Nate Jones joined forces to release a debut album, showcase at South by Southwest, and perform select tour dates with Marc Cohn and Paul Reiser.

Rock Hall Stage
Saturday 7:10
The Vindys

Vindys have become one of the most sought after bands in Ohio with their unique blend of rock, soul & jazz. Their music has been described as "a vibrant slice of vintage pop theatre” (Music Connection Magazine).

Great Lakes Stage
Friday 9:10
The Whiskey Hollow

Cleveland natives fronted by powerhouse vocal and recent American Idol contestant Madeline Finn. They strive to give honest, energetic and emotional performances with a wide variety of sound.

Great Lakes Stage
Saturday 8:25
Thor Platter

Thor Platter is a loyal purveyor of Americana and Bluegrass music. With his new album Take Time, Platter is setting out to showcase his mastery of the genre, as well as capture the energy, spirit, and infectious harmonies of his live shows.

Great Lakes Stage
Saturday 6:15
Tom Evanchuck

Tom Evanchuck is a storyteller on stage, weaving through tales of love and heartbreak, friendship and the allure of the Midwest. But this is also a musician that seems born from another era, Tom Evanchuck is carving his own way into a formidable niche.

Rock Hall Stage
Saturday 6:15