The 2024 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer included the following Entertainers.
North to Nashville
North to Nashville consists of Evan Blankenship as the lead vocalist, Brian Turnbull on lead guitar, Ryan Tuhy on bass guitar, and Ben Anderson on drums. While each of the band’s members comes from their own different musical backgrounds, one thing is clear – their passion for playing great country music. Formed in March of 2018, the boys of North to Nashville have quickly gained significant recognition throughout the Midwest and have achieved massive success throughout their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Having opened for and shared stages with country music artists such as Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Lee Brice, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, David Lee Murphy, Chris Young, Big and Rich, and many more, North to Nashville strives to deliver their audiences more than just a concert, but an energetic country music experience. Their major influences are Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Brooks and Dunn, and Old Dominion, and it shows in their original music. North to Nashville in June of 2023 released their debut, self-titled album, which cracked the top 10 Country Albums chart on iTunes. The biggest song on the record, “Whisperin’” topped Music Row’s Top 40 Country Breakout Radio chart as well. While the Buckeye state has produced country music legends such as Rascal Flatts, Dwight Yoakam, and David Allen Coe, North to Nashville is working tirelessly on becoming the next great country band from Ohio.
When you walk into an AJ Angelo show, you know something special is happening here. You can feel it right away, before your mind even has a chance to process the energized music coming from the captivating man on stage, and the collective grin worn by every face in the crowd. The range of music AJ plays is, in a word, wide. From his heroes Jim Croce & Jimmy Buffet - for whom he wrote a tribute song called Jim & Jimmy - to some bluesy Sam Cook, to rockin' Bruce Springsteen, Bob Segar, and the Eagles, to the country side with Zak Brown & Toby Keith, he has it covered. ajangelomusic.com
Kim and Dan Orr have been BC4C entertainers since 2016, bringing their wide variety of rock, pop, original parodies and more to every stage they play. Dan, originally known for nearly three decades to Central Ohioans as a radio personality with QFM96, performs over 200 live shows a year throughout Columbus, both solo and with the band The Dan Orr Project. Kim, his wife, is a 30+ year cancer survivor and is also former radio veteran who sings with The Dan Orr Project. Since 2019, Kim has been a nurse at the James, on top of appearing regularly in local community theatre--most recently in January in The Little Theatre Off Broadway's production of The Who's Tommy. Dan and Kim, along with their band, have raised over $32,000 so far with their own t-shirts they sell at their shows,100% benefitting the BC4C!
For over 37 years, two-time EMMY® Award winner, Dave Powers has been a vital part of the Columbus, Ohio music scene as a pianist, keyboardist, and vocalist. Considered one of the most successful musicians in the local spectrum, Dave manages to win over the hearts of all who hear him perform. From clubs and restaurants to corporate events and private parties, his vast repertoire is as diverse as the audience that he entertains.
Check out Dave's Website http://www.davepowers.com/
Michael Douglas, otherwise know as DJ MDizzle, is a Professional DJ that is from Columbus, Ohio. He has been the Official DJ for the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer since 2012. In February of 2017, he opened up for Rascal Flatts on the ship, a dream come true for him. He loves everything that he gets to experience and performs at numerous cruise fundraisers throughout the year. Surely, a crowd favorite amongst Buckeye Cruisers!