Bands showcased at OC Summer Jam

Posted 2 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Sue Cook – Greg Shaw plays drums for Harrison and the Radiators.

By Sue Cook, staff reporter

KNOWLESVILLE – The OC Summer Jam debuted today by the Chamber of Commerce, featuring local bands in a festival-like atmosphere.

The bands alternated between the stage and the Curtis Pavilion at the 4-H fairgrounds to prevent a break in the music while each group set up.

Jerrod Thurber, right, of Leonard Oakes Estates Winery was at the event selling wine samples and beer.

People in the Curtis Pavilion watch The Moon Hunters.

Bands on the stage were Experimental Sandwich, Harrison and the Radiators, Triple Play and Terrible Ideas. At the Curtis Pavilion, the audience was treated to The Moon Hunters, The Capitals, The Lisa Zelazny Band and Happy Ending. The Capitals were performing one of the last times before member Pete moves away.

George Lama took pictures at the event to promote his business, RG Lama Studios. Cassidy and Matthew Oliver took advantage of the photo booth to get a little silly.

Harrison and the Radiators played many original songs. Greg Shaw is on drums, Brandon Smith is playing bass and Adam Foster sings to the crowd while playing guitar.

The Moon Hunters jam with a funk rock sound. Band members include Cortland McKernan, Evan Anstey, Zach Busch, Dave Blumrick and Zach Bickle.

Alex Feig of called The Moon Hunters up and invited them to participate in the OC Summer Jam. They enjoyed the event so much they would love to be invited back for next year. Busch commented that there were faces in the crowd that were new for the band.

“Our families are always supportive which is nice,” Busch said. “It’s always nice to have a new crowd, too, and I think this summer jam was a great idea. I think it’s a really cool idea.”

Zach Bickle (left) plays saxophone while Zach Busch plays guitar.