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Joe Hertler
May 21

Detroit Takeover

Fan Day
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Rock Hall
Welcome Detroit Fans!
Head down to the Rock Hall for a FREE outdoor concert before our Guardians take on the Detroit Tigers, thanks to our friends at Aramark. We are so freaking stoked that baseball is back, and that it's (almost) summer, we brought in a killer Detroit-based band, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers. The name alone is nomination material for sure.
Concert Details

Looking for something to do before the Tigers game? We got you.

Our food and beer trucks will be lined up outside all day, including our famous BBQ smoker. 

The Joe Hertler concert kicks off at 2p, meaning you've got time to jam before heading down to the game. If you're from Detroit you for sure know them, and if you're from NEO - man, you need to hear these guys.

There's plenty of parking if you're worried about that - and keep in mind the ballpark is an easy walk down E 9th.

In addition, the Rock Hall’s Long Live Rock art installation will honor the Detroit v. CLE match-up, providing fans a great photo op to celebrate the day.

And of course, the Museum is open and ready to amaze if you need a break from the (outside) action. View our exclusive Induction Vault: Detroit Edition, and our brand new exhibit, The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be is not to be missed.

Non Members
About Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.

The Rainbow Seekers began their historic quest 8 years ago, revolving around the pure, unadulterated songwriting of their fearless leader, Joe Hertler. Ryan Hoger was the first among the Seekers to find this lonely songsmith and recognize the twinkling magic in his beard.  The young boy gave up all his earthly possessions (besides his guitar, of course) and became the first disciple of the Rainbow. With this, the core of the Rainbow was thereby established, and it didn’t take long for the Rainbow Seekers to continue their expansion. Multi-instrumentalist and notable auxiliary percussion maestro Micah Bracken journeyed from the bowels of Atlantis when he heard tell of the Rainbow, and the earth trembled as saxophonist and all-around badass Aaron Stinson descended from Olympus on a golden rainbow of his own. Then came thunder from the depths of space and as it picked up the bass, a soft exhale escaped the lips of every princess within a hundred moons, “Bambis,” they cooed. All the while, on the other ends of the earth, a young boy was hard at work, honing and sharpening his sticks for the day that the Rainbow would come his way, and when it landed at his door, Ryan McMahon climbed aboard. 

Since the early days, their quest has brought them across the nation and upon such noble gatherings as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp. As you'll know if you've seen the band, seeking the proverbial Rainbow is all about the live performance. "The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, the crowd is as much a part of it as the musicians. We give as much energy and love as we can and we can feel that coming from the crowd as well" says Hertler. "We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles-literally anything goes.” 

If you're still reading this, at least one thing is true: The Rainbow Seekers have been waiting for you. If you'll only let them, they will shake the dust from your wildest expectations. They will roar into your life with rapturous frequencies, exuberant tone, and a joyfulness of purpose that has truly become a rare sight on stage. Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you'll never be able to describe in words.



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