Wednesday, 27 August, 2008 3:06 AM
Light Up the Stage and The Track at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand
courtesy of www.detroitgp.com
– Auto racing will be just one of the many forms
of entertainment on full display this Labor Day weekend at the Detroit
Belle Isle Grand Prix.
high-speed activity will be furious on The Raceway at Belle Isle
Park street circuit, the action off the track will be just as compelling
with entertainment for all ages in the Meijer Family Fun Zone, August
displays, food, music, dancing and more will all be featured in
the Meijer Family Fun Zone. The Radio Disney D-Tour Stage Show,
the Brighton Jumpin’ All-Stars Double Dutch Demonstration
Team and the D-Tour Stage Show will add to the family fun along
with the Nintendo Wii gaming area and the Xbox 360 kiosks where
fans on site and around the world will get a chance to play against
IndyCar Series drivers each day of the Grand Prix. A new food court
with plenty of food and beverage options has also been added to
the Fun Zone this year and all three series competing at the Grand
Prix – the American Le Mans Series, the IndyCar Series and
the SPEED World Challenge GT Championship – will host all-driver
autograph sessions in the Fun Zone on Saturday, August 30.
lineup alone at the Grand Prix is worth the price of admission,
and then some. National acts Sugar Ray and Everclear headline the
performers on the XM Stage with Sugar Ray seeing the spotlight at
6 p.m. Saturday evening and Everclear taking the stage at 1:35 p.m.
Sunday afternoon. Other great bands will also create some good vibrations
on the island throughout the weekend.
is from the Detroit area but it’s not an average local band.
Loyal legions of fans have watched the band blossom into a national
act, playing recently at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The band
will stir the crowd with a musical romp through the greatest musical
eras of all time complete with a performance featuring an amazing
light and video show. FiftyAmpFuse will bring the weekend festivities
to a close at the 2008 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix when the band
performs Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. on the XM Stage.
Muslims were formed in the late 1980’s and have consistently
played in front of sold out audiences with their popular songs and
parodies. The single “That’s Why God Invented the Polka,”
turned the Polish Muslims into local cult icons. The band will perform
Friday on the XM Stage at 12:20, 3:30 and 4:45 p.m.
of the Polish Muslims also help make up the Earworms, who made their
debut at the 2003 Hamtramck Music Festival. The band’s critically
acclaimed singles include “She Hates Me Now,” and “Bored
to Tears.” The Earworms bring their Beatles-type flare to
the XM Stage Friday at 11:15 a.m.
may have seen Natalie Kathleen Myziuk perform the “Star Spangled
Banner” at area sporting events but few have seen her perform
like this. Myziuk’s self-written song, “Send Down a
Miracle,” was selected as the winner of the Nor’easter
Future Voices of America contest. She’ll display her full
repertoire of musical talent when she performs on the XM Stage Saturday
at 12:00 noon.
fans are in for a treat when Claret Jai Group takes to the stage.
Creating a unique blend of rock music with gospel, Jai’s considerable
vocal skills are undeniable. She possesses the ability to captivate
a traditional gospel crowd along with those of the MTV generation.
Her latest project includes the rousing crowd favorite “Fly
Away.” Claret Jai Group will perform Sunday morning at 10:15
a.m. on the XM Stage.
are very familiar with the soulful gospel choir of the Second Ebenezer
Baptist Church. This dynamic choir will begin the final day of the
Grand Prix in style, performing on the XM Stage at 9:00 am Sunday.
will also host live broadcasts complete with interviews with racing
stars on the XM Stage throughout the weekend.
Motors will have its popular motorsports display in the Meijer Family
Fun Zone, featuring the GM Stage. The Jolie Holliday Band, which
has played at several NASCAR events, will perform each day on the
GM Stage at the Grand Prix.
of the entertainment options and the intense racing action, fans
will have plenty to cheer about at the 2008 Detroit Belle Isle Grand
Source: Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix