Billy Joel tribute band to headline Homecoming

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn


Big Shot with Michael DelGuidice — The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience, will play Aug. 7 at the 2010 Homecoming at Ford Field Park in Dearborn. The free festival is Aug. 6 to 8 and features music on three stages.

DEARBORN – Uptown girls and piano men alike will be thrilled to see Big Shot with Michael DelGuidice — the Ultimate Billy Joel Experience, headlining this year’s Homecoming festival Aug. 6 to 8.

From 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 7, the band will be rocking out everyone’s favorite Billy Joel songs on the Main Stage at Ford Field Park.

Touring venues across the United States, the group continues to amaze longtime fans of Billy Joel as well as new listeners.

Featuring the vocals and piano of DelGuidice, Homecoming organizers say, the band treats audiences to uncanny Billy Joel impersonations as well as music by the Beatles, Elton John and many others.

Front man DelGuidice has played with Joel himself, as well as being featured in the original’s Broadway musical, “Movin Out.” He also has shared the stage with Donna Summer, Roger Daltrey and many others. For more, go to www.bigshottributeband.com/home.htm.

Musical entertainment is booked for all three days of Homecoming on three stages: the Main Stage, Stage B and the Food Court Stage.

Starting off Main Stage festivities on Aug 7 will be Horizon, backed by the Two and a Half Deep Band. The Motown review will be jamming out from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and organizers promise that everyone at Ford Field will be up and dancing the night away.

Finishing up the eclectic musical weekend on Aug. 8 will be Emerson Drive. The country music ensemble has earned countless fans and critical acclaim with a fresh style as well as relentless, non-stop touring.

Playing all of their hits, including “Moments,” “I Should be Sleeping,” and “Fall Into Me,” they take the Main Stage at 8:30 p.m. and will play until 10 p.m. Their explosive, on-stage energy will lead in to the night’s fireworks display. For more go to http://emersondrive.com/index.htm.

On Stage B, audiences can hear local favorites The Bomb Squad from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7, and on Aug. 8, Fifty Amp Fuse will play from 6 to 8 p.m.

For a complete list of entertainment at Homecoming, as well as schedules for children’s activities and strolling entertainers, events at the Living History Hill, car cruise, art fair and contests, go to www.cityofdearborn.org.

As is tradition, all shows at Homecoming are free and attendees are invited to stay for fireworks on Aug. 7 and 8.

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