Josh Gracin, Michigan’s own “American Idol,” put on quite a show in support of Camp Casey in downtown Ferndale. Camp Casey, a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2003, offers three unique programs to children with cancer and their families. Cowboy Camp Outs are overnight mini-vacations at dude ranches in Michigan; Horsey House Calls bring a horse to the doorstep of kids too ill to attend an overnight retreat; Outlaw Outings provide family-oriented activities, like attending professional sports games, without the expense or hassle of planning. All of Camp Casey’s programs are free for families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
Josh is set to release his new album Redemption on November 1st and has been busy touring in order to promote it. Saturday the crowd could tell by Josh’s giant smile that he was happy to be home. In fact, the whole band looked like they were having a blast because of the dynamic way in which they interacted. Josh even broke into a little Green Day to show his range as a singer. Perhaps we can coax him into doing a rock album next!
Opening Acts included: Annabelle Road, John Maison, Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys. Here are a few photos from Annabelle Road: