Gaylord – Saturday July 9, 2011 – 41West travels to Gaylord to sing at Smile’s Impact. The 41West band was smaller than usual. We called it T-N-T this time; Tom-Naomi-Todd. Carpenter Tom Johnston of Harvey brought his extreme cymbals and played a super set on the drums. Singer Song Writer Naomi Noordyk of Ishpeming opened with an Eva Cassidy song People Get Ready, sang brilliantly on some covers, along with a couple of original numbers she had written. Broadcaster Todd Noordyk of Negaunee Township directed, sang and played his Korg Keyboard. 41West or T-N-T encouraged people to honor God is all they do bring a Marquette SMILE to Gaylord.
About 10 bands, comedians, www.Smile.fm talent, and a big time wrestling team participated in a Gaylord event at the Otsego County fair grounds. A massive stage and sound system was trucked up from Detroit. It was a professional premier event organized by www.smile.fm representatives. Gaylord has been a hotspot for outdoor Christian events in the past and this tradition continued this past weekend.
Saturday’s Live Music was presented in all forms including heavy metal, Christian Punk, brite contemporary pop, and acoustic style worship music.
One highlight of the festival was a band of big time wrestler type athletes that bent 3/4 inch steel bars over their heads, broke baseball bats, and ripped phone books apart. Stand Ministries focused on a positive values based message.
The emphasis of Impact was on reconnecting with God and living out moral values and daily living out a Christian life.
Organizer –Stacy Todd of Impact Music Festival can be reached at (989)731-0940