Mitch Ryder at Quake-On-The-Lake

Author: Bobby Mitchell

Quake-On-The-Lake on Pontiac Lake in White Lake/Waterford Townships will become the first venue in Michigan history to host the American Power Boat Association(APBA) World Championships on July 20-22.

In addition to world-class power boat action, Quake will again feature  family-focused entertainment that includes a Family Fun Zone where kids can burn-off some pent-up energy on bouncers, slides and a rock climbing wall. Face painting will also be available. Michigan iconic rocker, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, will headline the entertainment on Friday night, July 20 starting at 8pm. Local favorite Shotgun Willie will be on stage both Friday and Saturday nights and a rising young group in the recording industry, Thirsty Perch from Grand Rapids, will be the featured attraction on Saturday night.

Event times are Friday, July 20 from 3pm-10pm; Saturday from 9am-10pm and Sunday from 9am-5pm. Check out the Quake website for a complete schedule of events Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 5 years of age to 12 and children 4 and under will be admitted free.  Quake-On-The-Lake is located at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in White Lake/Waterford Townships on Pontiac Lake at M-59/Highland Road and Williams Lake Road at the end of the Oakland County International Airport runway.

All net proceeds from Quake-On-The-Lake directly benefit The Rainbow Connection, a 501(c)3 charity founded by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson that grants wishes to children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. Since its inception Quake has donated more than  $100,000 to the Rainbow Connection and other worthy charities.

Bobby & Stacey wake up Mitch Ryder



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