Pontiac, Michigan -- Rare Earth and The Verve Pipe with special guest The Infatuations will be among the recording artists featured at the 12th Annual "Quake On The Lake" at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in White Lake and Waterford townships. "Quake On The Lake," one of Oakland County's premier quality of life events, takes place Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th, 2011.
Other acts taking to the stage include The Magic Bus, The Detroit Groove Kings, 4D - All-Girl Rock Band, The Strict and The Excluders. Sunday is Country Music Day at "Quake On The Lake" with Shotgun Willie, Billy Craig, Terrie Lea and The Mustangs and Bullhonkey Deluxe.
The Verve Pipe will perform a family show "Calling All Kids" at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16. In addition to great music, the Family Fun Zone returns this year for kids of all ages. It includes bouncers and slides, a rock climbing wall and face painting. There will also be exhibits and great food.
"Quake on the Lake" regular admission at the gate is $10 per adult; $5 for children ages 5-12 years; and children 4 and under are free. Gate admission includes viewing the national championship racing and the entertainment. Pit passes are available for $10 to get a close-up look at the race boats and meet the race teams.
Exclusive VIP Concert tickets for Saturday are available at www.QuakeOnTheLake.org for $25. The VIP concert tickets will give special access to a preferred concert seating area which includes a private bar and restrooms as well as gate entry into the "Quake on the Lake".
All net proceeds directly benefit The Rainbow Connection, a 501(c)3 charity which grants special wishes to Michigan's terminally ill children come true and supports other community grass root initiatives. "Quake On The Lake" has shared more than $100,000 in charitable donations since its inception.
The 12th Annual "Quake On The Lake" will host the Inboard Hydroplane Championships, which return to Michigan after 42 years. More than 100 teams from across North America are expected to compete for the coveted National Championship crown.
There will be nine different race classes with speeds ranging from 90 mph to 175 mph on the straightaways. "Quake On The Lake" has set 17 American Power Boat Association records in five racing classes over the past decade, making Pontiac Lake one of the fastest one mile race courses in the nation.
Event sponsors include: Fox 2 News, Budweiser, Royce Richards, Suburban Ford of Waterford, IBEW Local 58, Genisys Credit Union, NTA Graphics, Republic Services / Allied Waste of Michigan, Village Lakes and White Lake Marketplace, Alternative Automotive Technologies, Joe Lunghamer Chevrolet / Buick / GMC, Szott Chrysler /
Jeep / Dodge, Wonderland Marine West, LaFontaine Automotive Group, Snapple, Nestle Nesquik, Health Plus of Michigan, U.S. Navy, STI, Mesquite Creek Steaks and Seafood in Clarkston, Oakland County, White Lake Township, Waterford Township, Oakland County Parks and Recreation, The Oakland Press, Aggressive Marine, and Hampton Inn of Auburn Hills.
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