FREE “Rock The Island” EVENT ON OJIBWAY ISLAND!
The day long event on Saturday, July 21st entitled “Rock The Island’ will be held on Ojibway Island in Saginaw from 12 -8 PM. The event will include performances from international, national and regional artists, such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Grits, Press Play, Scarlet White & The Michael Maher Band with MC/Speaker, former All-American football player, Brian Pruitt. In addition to musical performances there will be a comedian, a kid’s zone with a puppet show,
food vendors, prayer tent and representation of many area ministries.
The vision of this free event came to several area men at about the same time in January of this year and fate put them together to make it a reality in six short months. “The goal is to provide a great positive concert event similar to others held on the western side of the state with the big differences being that this is in Mid-Michigan and this event is completely FREE to attendees “said, RTI Steering Committee member, Dave Borowsky. “We are encouraging attendees to bring friends, especially friends who have never experienced a concert featuring Christian artists, to discover what a great time they can have without the imposition of negative messages. Let’s face it, Mid-Michigan is experiencing a depressed economy and it certainly couldn’t hurt to bring some positive encouragement to our youth”.
Area businesses embraced the idea of this free positive event and have agreed to financially support it. Saginaw authorities have been extremely cooperative in helping with the planning as well.
Ojibway Island, located at Ezra Rust Drive at the Saginaw River in Saginaw, will open to the public at 11AM on Saturday, July 21st, bands will begin at noon. Seating is first come, first serve.
Thousand Foot Krutch
The Ontario-bred band formed in 1998 is acclaimed for best-selling albums, four top 25 Active Rock hits (including the top 20 smash “Fire It Up”), plus a slew of soundtrack slots with ongoing ESPN appearances, various NASCAR, MLB, NHL, and NFL airings including the 2010 Super Bowl, the GI Joe movie trailer, WGN-TV’s “Smallville” and EA Sports “NHL-2010” video game. Their latest project aptly titled “The End Is Where We Begin”, released April 2012, showcases the groups thunderous musical talent and is deemed its most cutting edge album to date. Thousand Foot Krutch’s vast amount of listeners include over a half million Facebook followers from literally all walks of life. One of the most engaging live rock bands today with main stage headline appearances across the nation.
A Christian Hip Hop band that hails from Nashville, TN. Grits joined joined together in 1995 and is best known for
their hit “Ooh Ahh” that has been used on the MTV show My Super Sweet 16, as the theme song of The Buried Life
and on soundtracks of The Fast and the Furious,Tokyo Drift and Big Momma’s House 2. They have released eight
albums. Their latest album is titled “Reiterate”.
The former worship team for the Los Angeles Dream Center, Electro/Pop/Dance group launched their 3rd
album, “World Anthem” in September, 2011. Boasted as the “Best New Artist of 2010” by ChristianMusicDaily.com,
Press Play takes their message and music out of the church to change and inspire lives around the world.
Michigan-based, Alternative, Christian, Rock band straddles the line between Alternative Metal & Post-grunge
carrying the banner of Christian faith with veracity. Their debut EP entitled, Breathe, Scarlet White manifest heartfelt
songs of hope, redemption and restoration.
The Michael Maher Band
Consisting of several family members, a couple of relatives and a great friend, this band makes you feel like joining
the party. Ushering in the spirit with worship songs that rattle your soul and upbeat tunes that make you want to
move. Michael Maher has performed at The Big Ticket Festival for the past 3 years, led worship at The Call in Detroit
last year, performed on TNT and is considered one of Michigan’s favorite worship bands.
14 years as a motivational speaker and life coach for youth, adults, businesses, churches, sports teams, colleges, high schools & middle schools throughout the U.S. and internationally. Brian Pruitt uses his personal successes & hardships as an All-American football player to inspire his audience. His humor and animated speaking style always leaves the crowd wanting more.
For more information please visit the website at www.rocktheisland.net.