The Spaniels Forever to headline fundraiser
BENTON HARBOR — Eden Springs Park at the House of David will host a concert fundraiser Friday for the continued preservation and renovation of the park.
The event, headlined by doo-wop group The Spaniels Forever, will be from 7-9 p.m. at the old House of David amphitheater and beer gardens, 793 M-139. Local band PastTime will open.
Debuting in the late 1940s at Roosevelt High School in Gary, Ind., as Pookie Hudson & The Hudson-aires, The Spaniels have been recognized as the first successful Midwestern R&B group.
Upon graduation, they became the first artists to sign with Vee-Jay Records. The group recorded their initial release, “Baby It’s You,” on May 5, 1953.
The Spaniels have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the New York United In Group Harmony Association Hall of Fame and the Boston Symphony Hall of Fame.
The Spaniels Forever have been performing regionally, keeping the The Spaniels’ sounds alive.
Friday’s event has a suggested donation of $5, with all proceeds going to the park’s renovation fund. Attendees are asked to bring a folding chair.
For more information, visit “Eden Springs Park at House of David” on Facebook.
The Cash Box Kings celebrate new album release in Three Oaks
THREE OAKS — Traditional blues innovators will celebrate the release of their new album this weekend.
The Cash Box Kings will debut “Hail To The Kings!” at 8 p.m. Friday at The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive.
The group, co-led by Chicago blues vocalist/songwriter Oscar Wilson and Wisconsin-based songwriter, harmonica master and singer Joe Nosek, plays raw and unvarnished blues.
Wilson’s gritty vocals and Nosek’s harmonica fuel their original songs.
Tickets are $25, and doors open at 7 p.m.
To buy tickets, or for more information, visit www.acornlive.org.
Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival returns Saturday in Sawyer
SAWYER — The longest-running wine festival along the shores of Lake Michigan returns Saturday.
The 14th Annual Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival will take place from 1-9 p.m. at Warren Dunes State Park, 12032 Red Arrow Highway.
The festival features locally-grown-and-produced wines from 12 Corners, Baroda Founders, Cody Kresta, Cogdal, Contessa, Domaine Berrien, Fenn Valley, Gravity, Hickory Creek, Karma Vista, Lawton Ridge, Lake Michigan Vintners, Lazy Ballerina, Lemon Creek, St. Julian, Vineyard 2121, Warner and White Pine.
Area food trucks and other local restaurants will offer food, and there will be live music.
The Steepwater Band headlines the event at 7:30 p.m. Other music throughout the day includes Zion Lion at 1:30 p.m.; The Right Now at 3:30 p.m.; and The Go Rounds at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 at the gate.
Five tasting tickets are included with admission.
The event will be held rain or shine.
Warren Dunes State Park charges a fee for parking for vehicles without a Michigan Recreation Passport.
For tickets, or for more information, visit www.lakemichiganwinefest.com.
Tickets can also be purchased at any Martin’s store in Southwest Michigan or northern Indiana and at Harding’s in Bridgman.