Local Band Spotlight

Local Band Spotlight: Midnight Riders Band


Name of Band/Act: Midnight Riders Band

When did band form: 2013

Members: John Dietrich – Lead Guitar/Fiddle/Vocals; Buddy Cunningham – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals; Lee Nichols – Bass Guitar/Vocals; Dave Thomas – Lead Guitar/Vocals and Dave Gaston – Drums/Vocals.

About the band: Midnight Riders band formed in 2013, but the members of the group have musical experience from well before, playing out in Northeast Ohio for years. The well balanced group sounds good whether they are playing new Country, Classic Country or even a Southern Rock tune. The group plays covers from everyone from Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton and Alabama to Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakam and Merle Haggard. Their Southern Rock really let’s their guitar work shine on classic songs from ZZ Top, Georgia Satellites and, of course, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Midnight Riders Band has performed everywhere in the Northeast Ohio area with shows at venues like Fat Boy’s Country Club in Cleveland, KC’s Nashville Night’s in Akron and Red Dog Saloon in East Sparta. They will playing at the Wadsworth Eagle’s Redneck Party on June 2 and the Shreve Street Fair on July 15 along with a full schedule of show’s listed below.

Why you should see their show: The musicians who comprise Midnight Riders Band are a talented bunch, with some really good singers and a fiddle to top things off. They cover so much musical ground in their shows from Classic Country to new Country, and Southern Rock to Classic Rock. They really keep the party going and have a good sense of knowing what songs will keep the crowd into what they perform. Their year’s of experience and time together comes through with their ability to work through a great set list.

Websites/Videos: You can follow Midnight Riders Band and get show updates on their Facebook page Here. You can also watch live video of the band’s performances on their Facebook page.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, May 20 at KC’s Nashville Nights in Akron (9:30pm-1:30am)
  • Sunday, May 28 at Country Acres Campground in Ravenna (8pm-11pm)
  • Friday, June 2 at Wadsworth Eagles Redneck Party in Wadsworth (6:30pm – 10:30pm)
  • Saturday, June 3 at Friendship Acres in Randolph (9pm – 12am)
  • Saturday, June 10 at Fat Boys Country Club in Cleveland (9pm – 1am)
  • Friday, June 16 at South Akron Orioles in Akron (7:30pm – 11:30pm)
  • Saturday, June 24 at Berlin Grille in North Benton (8pm – 12am)
  • Friday, June 30 at Getaway Pub in Akron (9pm – 1am)

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