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Untapped Music Festival 2016 Lineup

The 2016 UnTapped Music Festival presented by the Mid-Valley Auto Group brings great Blues and Rock bands together for night great music, brews, food and fun.

Starting at 5pm on May 13th right next to the Columbia River at the Clover Island Inn.  Its Blues on the Columbia.  Headlining the evening will be Commander Cody playing at 8:30pm brings the bands Bluesy style and tunes along with not forgetting on the Commander’s hits like Hot Rod Lincoln, Truck Drivin’ Man and party theme Too Much Fun to mention a few.

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Playing at 7:00pm is the Tri-Cities favorite, 3rd Date.  “3rd Date” is a rock power trio made up of seasoned players Rob Ivey Guitar/Vocals, Alan Brower Bass/vocals and Tim Holloway Drums/vocals providing the Tri-Cities and the region with great Rock n Roll music for many years.
These 3 members all have a long history of playing and touring and have a love for performing. 3rd Date offers up a unique blend of cover music that is far from typical of most play lists as well as blending in their own original music that is sure to hook you in right away.

Starting the show on Friday an UnTapped Music Festival at 5pm is Bent on Blues.  While we call ourselves a “Blues” band, we hate being colored as one dimensional, in that we take what is old and make it fresh again, by putting a different “twist” to the “shout”, so to speak. We love making our own indelible sound that is guaranteed to keep you coming back for more…
Our “styles ” include Memphis, Deep Dish Chicago, Mississippi and righteous hell-raisin’ Texas electric blues; we are dedicated to playing and performing originals and
classics tastefully interpreted and presented in ways guaranteed to “git yer mojo workin” and “yer hips a’shakin baby”…!!! We look forward to you attending one of our upcoming shows and are always excited to play in new venues and events. Whether they are parks, pubs, breweries, wineries or even private parties.. let us know
how we can make your live music experrience complete…!!

Saturday’s KNDO/KNDU Blues Stage Line-Up

The Saturday KNDO/KNDU Blues Stage lineup at that the 2016 UnTapped Music Festival presented by Mid-Valley Auto is fitting for the 20th anniversary of the event.  Starting at noon come see some of the best talent in the blues festival circuit. Townsquare Media is committed to showcasing the Blues to the greater Northwest.

Sat-blues-group-11Working the opening session of UnTapped is one of the festival’s great friends Lloyd Jones at 12:00 pm. Lloyd has been a festival favorite with his band at past UnTapped weekends and this time he kicks off the day with his solo show. Next up is Little Bill and the Blue Notes at 1:15pm. They will make you move and groove.

At 2:35pm we bring to the stage a spirit of the Funk Brothers with a solid Allman Brothers vibe and a feel of Musselwhite with Wenatchee’s own JunkBelly.

Sat blues group 2 - CopyBen Rice will come to the stage with a Roots Stew of Blues Americana music that you feel in your soul. He starts at 4:10pm and you’ll enjoy this talent on the rise.

5:55 pm the UnTapped blues stage welcomes on the blues, New Orleans funk and R&B of DK Stewart Sextet. This all-star band from Portland, Oregon will play you blues that will boogie woogie you into the early evening.

The Delgado Brothers will bring a fiery blend of R&B, soul and blues-infused with a rootsy East LA sound at 7:30pm. The Delgado Brothers are a savory fusion of soaring guitar, powerful vocals melodious harmonies, with grooves a mile deep.

Closing the night on the blues stage at the 2016 UnTapped Music Festival at 9:30pm will be Hamilton Loomis who bridging the gap between generations of music-lovers and redefining blues-based American music for a contemporary audience, Loomis created his own path and built a loyal following by blending myriad influences, clever songwriting, and an expressive voice into a sound that defies description. Feeling his current style, layered onto his bluesy foundation will send you into the night knowing your blues year is off to Bluestastic start.

Saturday’s A One Refrigeration, Heating & Electrical Country/Rock Stage Line up

In 2015 we added a Country/Rock Stage presented by KORD FM and KXRX FM to expand out more music. In 2016 we take a big step by having a great line up featuring Parmalee as the stage’s headliner. We hope everyone likes both these Rock and Country acts at the 2016 UnTapped Music Festival presented by Mid-Valley Auto Group.


UnTapped Country Rock Line Up - May 14th Kicking off the A One Refrigeration, Heating & Electrical Stage is a big regional favorite country band Brewer’s Grade. This Country band from the Columbia Gorge starts at 12:15pm and will get your UnTapped day started with today’s Country.

Following them will be local favorite Stompin Ground. This iconic local band has been exciting country with great mix of current and Classic Country. The Stompin starts at 1:30pm.

The Rock on this stage comes with the mid afternoon with regional music icon Billy Stoops’s latest musical expression with Billy Stoops and the Dirt Angels at 3:05pm. Billy and band will rock  the stage with truly fun music.

Colorblind has been the life of the party in the Tri-Cities rock scene and brings the rock of the 70’s & 80’s from Poco to Head East to The Fixx. Taking the stage at 4:40pm the 5-piece Colorblind delivers the heart and soul of the music you remember. 

6:30pm brings the Foolish Fortune to the stage. These musical chameleons rock Metal to Top 40 and Tex Mex to Classic Rock. This 4 piece-band has been rocking the Columbia Basin and now will Rock UnTapped.

We return to Country Music for the last two acts of the night. At 7:50 pm we welcome to the stage the country music of Burbank’s own Kate Turner. Kate’s versatility lets her not only bring songs you know, but present some of her own that will touch your soul.

Headlining the Country Rock Stage is country music Parmalee. Through gun shots and gold records Parmalee has brought an exciting brand of music for today’s country that everyone will enjoy. Starting at 9:30 pm hear hits like “Feels Like Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes,” and “Musta Had A Good Time.”

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