2013 Schedule of Events
Schedule, dates and times all subject to change. Look for
a more complete schedule as Aquafest approaches. Please
check back often.
Friday July 26th, 2013
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Lake Stevens High
School Drama Club (Family)
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Brad Upton (Comedy)
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Movie in the Park
1:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(International Rock Recording Artist)
Dusk Fireworks Show
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Idol Finals (Family)
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Pizza Eating Contest
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Predators of the Heart
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5th Annual Celebrity
Entertainment & Sports Celebrities vs. City of Lake
@ Mt Pilchuck Elementary School Baseball Field
FRIDAY, JULY 26th
North Cove Stage
Formed in 2010 by five Stanwood area music enthusiasts
Trainwreck is a Country and Rock band intent on taking
their guitar driven sound all around the Northwest.
Country and Southern rock hits abound in their live
shows along with their ever growing list of originals
songs about love, growing up, and small town life. From
Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings to Eric Church and
Brantley Gilbert, you will recognize the danceable
covers and learn to sing along their songs such as
Modern Day Gypsy and Back to the Wood. Their shows range
from Skagit County to Seattle at venues like the Tractor
Tavern, Little Red Hen, and Hard Rock Café, Trainwreck
has made it their mission to being live, original,
authentic country music to the Pacific Northwest.
Drawing on a rich history of country influences dating
back to the 50's and 60's to the upbeat hits of today.
Aquafest’s Friday Family Night entertainment is the
comedy of Brad Upton. Brad Upton is a past winner of the
Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared recently at
Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival.
Twenty-six years and 5000 shows have made this Seattle
based comic a much sought after performer and earned the
respect of his peers. Writing about everyday life, a
long term marriage and anything else that pops into his
head, Brad packs more laughs-per-minute into his set
than nearly anyone in the business. He has been seen in
concert with Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, The Smothers
Brothers, Lewis Black, Joan Rivers, Dolly Parton, Rita
Rudner and Tim Allen. He is currently touring theaters
and performing arts centers with The Masters of Stand
Up, a group that includes comedy stars: Jimmy Brogan,
Cathy Ladman and Maryellen Hooper. His new CD entitled,
"Smart Guy, Stupid World" is heard regularly on XM and
Sirius Satellite Radio and is available on iTunes. His
ease and likeability on stage have made him very popular
with corporate clients and the cruise ship industry
where he is a headline performer for several of the
major cruise lines. Brad has headlined nearly every
comedy club from Anchorage to Miami but his club
appearances are becoming increasingly rare because of
his busy schedule. Brad has made numerous television
appearances and was heard around the nation for several
years as a regular guest on National Public Radio's
"REWIND" program. Brad and his wife of 24-years have a
18-year old son and 15-year old daughter....they live in
|Movies in the
Presents: “Movies in the Park”, where a featured family
film will be shown at the North Cove Park. Bring a
blanket with your family and have a great time! Title of
movie will be announced soon.
SATURDAY, JULY 27th
North Cove Stage
a crossover guitar artist and balladeer whose eclectic
style meshes upbeat and mellow rock with a serving of
jazzy pop. His guitar work mixes straight finger picking
with strumming that reveals the influence of artists
like Chet Atkins, John Mayer and even Django Reinhardt.
Joachim's singing style, reminiscent of Jack Johnson or
Dave Mathews is immensely personal and intimate, as if
he knows the listener and is singing precisely for you.
Joachim has been writing and performing his music in the
Pacific Northwest for the past three years. At twenty
Joachim may seem a musical youngster, but don't be
Blue Rocket is a band that boasts four seasoned
musicians playing keyboards, bass, guitar and drums with
strong lead vocals and 3-part harmony. The sets include
music from the Blues, Rockabilly, some Country and a
splash of Americana. Our music is taken from the likes
of Carl Perkins, Robert Cray, Coco Montoya, John Hiatt,
Taj Mahal, Queen and Tom Petty to name a few. Our
repertoire represents the great music from those genres
without being full of songs you have heard too many
times before. As a result, our sound is fresh but
familiar. Blue Rocket is a performance-driven band. We
are there to entertain with our music and showmanship.
Emphasis is placed on the vocals. Our songs are arranged
specifically for a live audience with the vocals out
front where they belong. The band delivers good music at
a volume that moves the audience but does not damage the
Get ready for a new musical spirit simply called THE
VOODOOS. Hailing from Ireland, THE VOODOOS are a
four-piece band consisting of Mark Daly (vocals), Nick
Greatrex (guitars, vocals), Mick Bogan (bass), and Fionn
Hennessy (drums, vocals). Performing their unique brand
of rock wherever and whenever they could (and conquering
several Battle of the Bands competitions along the way),
it wouldn't be long before THE VOODOOS garnered a mass
following from all over Ireland. The band began writing
more of their own songs and slipping them into their
performance. Local television and radio quickly took
notice of their original compositions and the band would
find themselves performing for both networks and
stations along with fairs and festivals. As luck of the
Irish would have it, Susan Tate, manager of the
multi-platinum rock band, Queensryche, recognized their
unique, raw and energetic brand of music, and was quick
to bring the boys over to America to do a full tour of
the States as an opener for Queensryche. That tour ended
in November with the band earning a spot playing on
Shiprocked alongside bands such as Buckcherry, Sevendust,
Candlebox and Filter where the Voodoos energetic style
captured the hearts of rock fans on board. Following
this first ever very successful tour of America the band
was back in Belfast to perform their song, “Yesterday’s
Future” at the MTV EMA awards in front of 20,000 very
happy rock fans (view video). Since the beginning of the
year, THE VOODOOS have been going non-stop, focusing on
both touring and writing their first album, which
already includes original songs such as "Yesterdays
Future," "Restless," and "Laugh Without Smiling". In the
midst of all the musical things that are necessary to
keep the band alive and thriving, the lads are not only
able to get along as band mates but as great friends as
well. Part ritual, part charm, part magic. THE VOODOOS
will definitely put a spell on you. THE VOODOOS will
perform before the Aquafest Fireworks Show at dusk.
SUNDAY, JULY 28th
North Cove Stage
of the Heart
Predators of the Heart has been captivating and
educating audiences since 1998. There animal encounter
show has been seen by small community groups to the
largest festivals with 40,000 in attendance. Predators
of the Heart has also been a guest of numerous
television programs. They have grown to become the
largest traveling wildlife exhibitor in the Pacific
Northwest. The show will provide educational and
entertaining close up of Natures most amazing animals.
Stay tuned for updates on what birds, reptiles, and
mammals will be presented!
Mt Pilchuck Elementary School Baseball Field
Featured on Sunday is THE
AQUAFEST 5th ANNUAL CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME. The
celebrity team is hosted by Game Time Northwest Sports
Radio Personality “The Fish” Jeff Aaron with other
sports and music celebrities. The Lake Stevens team is
sponsored by Lake Stevens Journal and will feature local
area businesses and local sports team members. The game
will be held at Mt Pilchuck Elementary School between
2:30 to 4:00 pm. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a
great event at Aquafest! Celebrity Team will be
announced soon. Catch "The Fish" on