Music All Day Long

Music has been a big part of the Maumee Summer Fair for 40 years. Come out to see day time original music bands and artists of Northwest Ohio during the day, or come for the party with cover bands at night. Eat, Drink, and enjoy the music!
Maumee Palooza is the original music day time stage. Various bands/artists from the Northwest Ohio area to play their very own music. Open and free to all to enjoy during the day on Saturday!
Parking Lot Party is exactly what the title describes, a party with rocking cover bands! Come sing along to all your favorite songs while a few beers! Hope to see you at the party either on Friday or Saturday!

Friday Night - Parking Lot Party

Friday, August 11th - 5pm-12am
Band Time
The 25s 5pm - 8pm
Not Fast Enüff 8:30pm - Midnight

Not Fast Enüff

Not Fast Enüff is a high energy party band from Toledo, OH. Available for bars, weddings, festivals and corporate functions. The band has a unique sound with four vocalists, fronted by Melissa Grochowski on lead vocals, Terry Rice on keys/vocals, Scott Williams on lead guitar/vocals, Chad Sin on bass/vocals and Mike Toth on Drums. The band's seasoned members have taken their love of rock, country, dance and modern day pop and fused them together to bring you an action packed party! Playing everything from Taylor Swift to Motley Crüe, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The 25s

The 25's are a cover band based in Toledo, Ohio. The 25's first became a "band" when 3 members (Jeff Stewart, Rob Morrin, Vince Lyons) of the once popular band, the Flecks, got together at one of Jeff Stewart's solo performances.

The group initially performed as a trio until Rob Morrin left the band to join the Resse Dailey Band. He was replaced by drummer Doug Picott(Generra Pantera/Flecks/Earregulars), who had also replaced Morrin in the Flecks many years earlier. The band later added another former Flecks member, guitarist Dave Johnson. The group has performed around the Toledo, Ohio area for several years as Jeff Stewart & the 25's, playing both Jeff Stewart original music, as well as, cover songs.

At the beginning of 2015 Stewart decided to spend more time focusing on his solo acoustic gigs. The remaining band members (guitarist Dave Johnson, bassist Vince Lyons, and drummer Doug Picott) decided to carry on and enlisted another former Flecks bandmate, keyboardist/vocalist Ron Morrin. Mike Cleveland (Blitzen/All Hail Me/River Kings) was also brought on board to contribute additional guitar and vocals. The 25's can be seen performing in clubs, at festivals, and special events around the Toledo area.

Saturday Mid-Day - MaumeePalooza

Saturday, August 12th - 10:30am-4:30pm
Band Time
Maumee Community Band 10:30am - 12pm
The Vinyl Cats 12:30pm - 1:05pm
Ryan Dunlap 1:20pm - 1:55pm
Jake Pilewski 2:10pm - 2:45pm
Identical Suns 3:00pm - 3:35pm
Jeff Stewart 3:50pm - 4:25pm

Jeff Stewart

Jeff Stewart's approach is straight-forward: a man, his guitar, and a wide-eyed look at that crazy thing called love. His tightly crafted original songs paint the picture of a heart, once broken, suddenly surprised by the good fortune of discovering love anew. It's music for anyone that has ever walked into the sunshine of a new future, however uncertain.

Playing as many as 240 shows a year, Stewart is comfortable sharing his vibrato-tinged voice and aggressive guitar playing with a live audience. His discography includes prior self-released projects with The Flecks, The Starlings, as well as, his 2006 solo effort, Mix Tape Blues. In 2013 Stewart released his second solo album titled, Can't Sit Still. Together with producer Gregg Leonard, Stewart has placed songs in movies, television shows, and a variety of other projects.

Stewart's dual career as a visual artist not only compliments his songwriting, but also gives him the kick of supplying his own album cover art.

Check out his music:  CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes

Identical Suns

Identical Suns is an act consisting of Rene Rodriguez, a friend from Los Angeles, California with the local Maumee, Ohio talent of Todd Stanton, Andrew Stanton, Kim Stanton and Mitch Trompeter. This band consists of many years of musical experience ranging from rock to classical music. Identicals Suns original music has played on several radio stations through out the United States.

They recently released their self-titled debut on cd (available on all the streaming and download services as well) and are currently writing & recording their follow-up. The only rule to the creation of the music is that there are no rules. Each song is an entity of it's own, and has no regard to any genre.

This is the third year that Identical Suns have played the Summer Fair. In addition to their appearances in Ohio, they have appeared in California and have also played on Stage-It, a live performance website. Identical Suns is excited to present their new songs and old favorites to their hometown fans.

Check out their music at:  iTunes, Amazon, or CDBaby

Jake Pilewski


Jake Pilewski has been a professional musician as well as a singer/songwriter for the vast majority of the last 16+ years. He's had the opportunity to play in a multitude of projects (both original and cover) of varying genres over the years and continues to stay busy to this day. He currently fronts two cover bands, Nine Lives and The New Fashioned, and can also be seen playing solo, as part of dueling pianos, and with a number of collaborations. The New Fashioned released their debut EP in August of 2015. Jake Pilewski's debut solo/collaborative album (under his psuedonym "Jake & The Venom") is due out September 8, 2017, but will be available for pre-order starting July 24 on iTunes. All pre-order proceeds will be donated to SunBridge Schools to further the enrichment and education of the students there.



When Jake isn't playing music with one of many projects most nights of the week, he hosts a Toledo artist-focused podcast, The Snake Pit Podcast on his Jake Pilewski YouTube channel. He is also a freelance graphic designer, videographer, record producer, session musician, and photographer (all of which play into his music career).

Jakes music is all over any Google search, but check out his music here:  CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon

Ryan Dunlap

Ryan Dunlap is a 28 year old singer/songwriter from Perrysburg Ohio.

His first album, released in 2011 and titled: "Sometimes The Worlds Just Ugly."

Ryan has had to undergo multiple operations on his eyes due to a rare congenital eye condition called Cadorax. Subsequently, complications have stemmed from those surgeries including an aggressive form of glaucoma that has resulted in Ryan losing all vision in his right eye. In spite of this, Ryan has not let this get in the way of him making music and regularly playing in front of others. He most recently managed to get himself to and from Ohio to Austin, TX to play in showcases at SXSW all on his own.

In 2014, Ryan released his second full length album, "It Is What It Is." In less than a year this album has found him new fans across the country and has led to invitations to play in New York, Chicago, and Austin, TX. This year, he was selected to be a featured artist on Reverbnation which resulted in Ryan being showcased at several music conferences as well as having recently performed on the legendary NYC stage at "The Bitter End" where he brought the house down.

Ryan continues to write, record, and tour in spite of the ongoing challenges he has before him. What he wants people to take away from his music is that in-spite of the life's obstacles, its' ups and downs, and seemingly devastating setbacks at times, that there are good people, much love, and wondrous things in this world to marvel upon.

Check out his music at:  Reverbnation

Vinyl Cats

The Vinyl Cats is the musical collaboration of Ken Simpson (guitar, vocals) and his 16 year old son, Patrick (piano, vocals). The two perform songs from Simpson's catalogue as well as cover songs that the two work hard to choose carefully. "We've covered songs from bands like Radiohead, The Kinks and The Beatles," Ken says. "Really, anything with a cool melody that makes sense for a piano/guitar combo is fair game"! The elder Simpson has played with Neil Innes (The Rutles, Monty Python, Bonzo Dog Band) and has released a CD of his own material called "You're No Fun Anymore".

The two musicians have teamed up on StageIt.com (an online concert venue) and at the Maumee Summer Fair for the past 2 years. Recently, they opened for the highly regarded Irish pop band Pugwash. "Our goal here is to spend some creative time with each other," Simpson says. "At the same time, we are both learning to appreciate new music from each other that we might never have heard on our own."

Check them out for yourselves:  Facebook

Maumee Community Band

The Maumee Community Band, supported and sanctioned by the City of Maumee, is dedicated to making a positive contribution to the musical environment of the area it serves. Utilizing the skill and talents of an all-volunteer membership, the Maumee Community Band seeks to provide an opportunity for individual musical expression, enjoyment, and growth among its members; to provide an opportunity for contact among area musicians; to enrich the activities of the community it serves; and to reconfirm the position of the community concert band in American music.

In Between Spaces

Andrew Stanton & Don Gormanly are In Between Spaces. The purpose of In Between Spaces is simple: to rock your face off.

Born right here in Maumee, Ohio as the "in between" entertainment for the scheduled bands.   Nothing but fun happens In Between Spaces!

Check out past shows here:  Facebook

Saturday Night - Parking Lot Party

Saturday, August 12th - 5pm-12am
Band Time
Fu5ion 5pm - 7pm
The Reaganomics 8pm - Midnight

The Reaganomics

If rock music of the seventies was a statement of excess and overproduction, eighties rock only furthered those excesses. The best example of this musical trend was eighties New Wave, which was essentially modernized seventies Disco. New Wave, however, encompassed a wider range than the dance music that proceeded it. The Fixx and Duran Duran were prime examples of groups that had wide appeal and received substantial airplay on MTV.

The Reaganomics are the midwest's most exciting 80's dance and party band. Based in Columbus, Ohio, The Reaganomics have become the area's most electrifying eighties show. With the release of their latest CD, "Ten", The Reaganomics have truly become the "must-see" act in the region.

Fu5ion

Energetic and engaging! Fu5ion is a party band from Toledo, Ohio mixing five different genres of music: Pop, R&B, Jazz, Rock and Country from different eras. Members of Fu5ion have played for over ten years together, and individually members of the party band have over 25 years of experience performing locally, nationally, and overseas. They’ve been the featured band at The Toledo Zoo, Huntington Center Arena, Fifth Third Field, collegiate stadium, clubs, casinos, wedding receptions, and private and corporate events all over the Midwest. Fu5ion was also voted Toledo City Papers Best Band in Toledo. They believe in giving back and have hosted and played for various charity events. Members include:Lindsey Thomas (vocalist), Jesse Duckworth (vocalist/keys), Terry Harris (guitar), Warren Johnson (bass), Louis Self(keys/vocalist) and Will Schuler (drums). For your next event, consider booking Fu5ion. They provide the perfect combination of live band excitement along with a professional DJ service to keep your partiers dancing all night long.