Harley Packer Band to rock festival


The Swanton Corn Festival has announced that the main entertainment Saturday night, Aug. 22, is the local group, The Harley Packer Band. They will be performing from 8 p.m. until midnight in the beer tent with admission being $5.

Formed by John Luce and Bill Gross in 2003, The Harley Packer Band had its first gig at the first MS JAM at the American Legion in Swanton. That was supposed to be the only gig for the band, but 12 years later the HPB is still going strong. Over the years they have done numerous of shows in the Ohio, Indiana and Michigan region.

The Harley Packer Band has opened for the likes of Eddie Money in 2007 and performed at many festivals, bike rallies, parties and local establishments. Classic rock and blues is genre of music; party and dancing music.

The current members are John Luce, drummer and vocals; Bill Gross, bass and vocals; and John Purdy, lead guitar, keyboard and vocals. You can follow them on facebook.

Time is running out. Visit Swantoncornfest.com for more information on entering works in the Corn Art Booth, an act in Swanton’s Got Talent or a float in the parade.