ROCKING OUT

Damned by Dawn rocks out at the Oscoda Rock Fest.  The event was held as a fundraiser for the Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park and featured nine bands performing on Furtaw Field.

OSCODA – Nine bands rocked Furtaw Field in Oscoda for the first ever Oscoda Rock Fest on Saturday, Aug. 10. 

Kicking off the festival, which began at 1 p.m., was the lead singer from Here After Six, Jake Priest performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” alongside musician Jennifer Nageale and Levi Johnson on electric guitar. 

Following this were performances by Silverspork, Grounded, Siren, Everyday Ghost, Damned by Dawn, Polychromic, Assault the Silence, Here After Six, and The Infamous.

Throughout the day hundreds of concert goers trickled in and out of the festival. 

At around 8 p.m Here After Six stole the show with a performance that Lead singer Jake Priest dedicated to his deaf sister. The song titled “Hear Me”, brought many concert goers to tears.  

The event featured several local business tents and food trucks such as Wolverine State Credit Union, Hungry Howie’s, Rob’s BBQ, Zachzilla’s, and the Oscoda Sport Boosters. 

Alongside the businesses were merchandise tents for each band who played during the festival. 

All proceeds accumulated during the event will go towards the Veteran’s Memorial Park Fund, which hopes to have the festival become an annual event.

For more information about the Oscoda Rock Fest visit oscodarockfest.org or www.facebook.com/oscodarockfest/ on Facebook.