In its 12th year, Founders Fest continues to bring together the tastiest beer with the finest artists from around the country, and the world. Below you'll find all the details regarding the event, incuding the tap list, artist lineup, food vendors, artist row and more!
We hope to see you Saturday, June 22nd!
Gov't Mule -
Gov't Mule never lost sight of where they began, an American southern rockjam band, formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. Warren Haynes is one of the hardest working men in Rock who is know for his frequent sit ins with other acts and for welcoming artists from Dave Grohl to Dave Matthews to join Gov't Mule on stage.
Toots & The Maytals -
Toots is one of the true architects of reggae - so much so that "Do the Reggae," a 1968 single by Toots and his group, the Maytals, is credited with giving the genre its name. Classic songs written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae's greatest breakthrough event - "The Harder They Come," the 1972 film that became an international sensation. At the heart of it all is that voice - drenched in soul, rooted in gospel, and still breathtakingly powerful after four decades in the spotlight.
Macy Gray -
Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actress. She is known for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.
Gray has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. She has appeared in a number of films, including Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Lackawanna Blues, Idlewild, For Colored Girls, and The Paperboy. Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.
The War & Treaty -
The War and Treaty deliver live, soulful, shows and records that make the hairs on the back of necks stand up. Their music and stories bring tears and goosebumps, but ultimately, more is at work. In the midst of Michael and Tanya's open, beaming faces and united voices, facades met away. Walls are torn down. "I want people to feel like we care," Michael says. "When you think about artists, you don't think about that." He pauses and grins broadly. "But that's the way I want the world to feel about The War and Treaty."
FBC All-Stars -
The FBC All-Stars are a musical collaboration of employees from Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI.
Lady Ace Boogie -
Born a child of Atlanta, and raised in West Virginia, Linda (Lady Ace Boogie) Tellis wrote her first rap at the age of 10. A spark was ignited, a passion for creating music. Ace continued to experiment with sound, solidifying her destiny to transform her passion into action. Ace is compelled to share both her story, and the stories of others. Her stories center around growth, change, and values. Whether it's through song or just a great conversation her message aims to inspire and encourage people to live right and care for others.