Josh Gracin Rocks the Crowd at Camp Casey Fest in Ferndale, MI 10/15/11(Photos)

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:

 

Detroiters, Check Out a Great Event: Josh Gracin to Perform in Support of Camp Casey!! 10/15/11

Downtown Ferndale is hosting a great event in support of Camp Casey on October 15th. Read the details below to learn more !

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 GRACIN SET TO ROCK CAMP CASEY FEST IN DOWNTOWN FERNDALE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Ferndale, Michigan (September 12, 2011) — Camp Casey Fest is set to rock downtown Ferndale on Saturday, October 15, 2011, with 12 hours of live music capped off by a headlining performance by Josh Gracin.

Other acts scheduled to appear include Annabelle Road, John Maison, Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys and more. More than just a music festival, Camp Casey Fest will feature a chili cook-off, awesome arts and crafts vendors, great grub from local restaurants and big screen TVs broadcasting the U of M vs. MSU football game.

Tickets are only $10 if purchased in advance ($15 at the door after 5 pm); kids 10 and under free with a ticketed adult. 100% of ticket sales benefit Camp Casey, a horseback riding program for kids with cancer in Michigan.
“We enjoyed great success with our chili cook-off last year and are really taking it to a whole new level this October,” said Molly Reeser, Camp Casey founder and executive director. “Not only have we added great retail and food vendors to the mix, but bringing in Josh Gracin to headline the event makes this the biggest and most exciting fundraiser we’ve ever had.”

“It’s always in honor to do anything that benefits charity,” said Gracin, who is originally from Westland, Michigan. “I’m excited to be taking part in this event that helps Camp Casey.”

Camp Casey Fest kicks off at 11 a.m. on East Nine Mile at Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan. An official after-party is being hosted by Rosie O’Grady’s in Ferndale starting at 11 p.m. Presenting sponsors of Camp Casey Fest include McDonald’s, Panera Bread, Rosie O’Grady’s and blugray creative.

To purchase ticket, visit www.camp-casey.org/fundraising. More information about volunteering, becoming an artist or food vendor available by calling 877.388.8315 ext. 2.