Grand Funk Railroad is best known for their mega-hits We're an American Band, I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home, Locomotion, and Some Kind of Wonderful which still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, eight Top-40 hits, and two Number One singles (We're an American Band and Locomotion, both selling more than one million each). The group has now accumulated 13 Gold and 10 Platinum records with record sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide. This will be the band's first performance at Greynolds Park celebrating the 10th Annual Love-In Party in the Park.
Mike Pinera's Blues Image was a critically acclaimed late 1960s rock band. Their most successful song was Ride Captain Ride in the last half of 1970s which reached No.4 on Billboard Hot 100. The band was formed in Tampa, Florida in 1966 by singer-guitarist Mike Pinera, singer-durmmer Manuel "Manny" Bertematti, singer-percussionist Joe Lala, keyboardist Emilio Garcia, and bassist Malcolm Jones. Blues Image moved to Miami in 1968 and that same year were the first band ever to play at Greynolds Park together with the Grateful Dead. It's an honor to have them play once again at Greynolds Park for the Love-In's 10th anniversary Love-In Party in the Park celebration.
Blackstar is a multifaceted, Miami-based cover band that has been around in many different forms since 1989. Blackstar is highly versatile and capable of playing a wide variety of songs but is focused on mainly playing songs that people love but don't usually get to hear. In 2007 a 3 piece horn section, "The Schmokin' Section", was added along with a whole new dimension enabling Blackstar to effectively execute songs that few cover bands can play. Currently, Blackstar is comprised of 6 permanent members: Don Hyink, founding member and band leader (Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar), Karl Ellins (Bass/Keys/Background Vocals/Groovemaster), Bruce Turkel (Trumpet/Harmonica/Vocals/Hype Man), Allen Lynch(Drums), Carlos Avila (Trombone/Musical Director), Oscar Dudamel (Alto and Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet), and the newest member and Grammy-award winning muscian Paul Hoyle (piano, bass, vocals). Blackstar also features multiple guest artists and friends of the band that frequently join in on the fun.
The Swinging Richards are the premier cover band based out of Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale, playing some good Ol' Rock, Classic Rock and Top 40... or, pretty much anything that has played on "hit" radio stations throughout the years. The Swinging Richards cover the songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Ian, Jwani, Rik, and Danny are four guys that all came together after playing with other bands. They have been playing the local scene for 15+ years and have played various festivals (including the Love-In and Ribfest for Miami Dade Parks). You can currently catch the guys playing out and about town at various clubs and bars in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.