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Lakeland's Mayhem

Lakeland's Mayhem History:

Lakeland's original spring music festival was held from 1971 to 1989 and featured many well-known bands on the Cleveland music scene including Michael Stanley, Wild Horses and Beau Coup. The student sponsored event began as Spring Fling and was renamed Spring Happening, Mayhem and Springfest. Held in May to celebrate the change of seasons, the festival featured music, food and beverages, movies, contests, games, sports, magicians, and other fun activities. Music performances in the 1970s included: Brainchild in 1971; Orpheus in 1972; Fred DeJarvanne, Pig Iron, and Foundation II in 1973; John Bassette, Sunrise, and Michael Stanley in 1974; John Bassette, Peter Panic, and Jimmy Ley & the Cossa River Band in 1975; Buckeye Biscuit, Doo Wops, and Left End in 1976; Deadly Earnest and the Honky Tonk Heroes, Alex Bevan, Love Affair, and the Star Spangled Washboard Band in 1978; and Flatbush, Patchword Blue, and Pat Dailey in 1979. Bands performing in the 1980s included: Alex Bevan, Smack and Rouge, and Breathless in 1980; Forecast, Class of '57, and Brat in 1982; and Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Daniel Pecchio Band, Class of '57, American Noise, and Wild Horses in 1984; Fayrewether, Wild Horses, Class of "69," and S.W.A.K. in 1985; Fayrewether, Caruso, In Pursuit, Cleveland, and The Motion in 1986; The Basics, Jady Kurrent, and Alex Bevan in 1987; and Beau Coup, Calabash, The Basics, and Wilbur Niles and Thrust in 1989.

Bands that played at Mayhem: 

Music performances in the 1970s included:

 

1971: Brainchild

 

1972: Orpheus

 

1973: Fred DeJarvanne, Pig Iron, and Foundation II

 

1974: John Bassette, Sunrise, Michael Stanley

 

1975: John Bassette, Peter Panic,  Jimmy Ley & the Cossa River Band

 

1976: Buckeye Biscuit, Doo Wops, and Left End

 

1978: Deadly Earnest and the Honky Tonk Heroes, Alex Bevan, Love Affair, The Star Spangled Washboard Band 

 

1979: Flatbush, Patchword Blue,  Pat Dailey

 

 

Bands performing in the 1980s included:

1980: Alex Bevan, Smack and Rouge, Breathless

Forecast, Class of '57

 

1982: Brat 

 

1984: Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Daniel Pecchio Band, Class

of '57, American Noise, Wild Horses

 

1985: Fayrewether, Wild Horses, Class of "69", S.W.A.K.

 

1986: Fayrewether, Caruso, In Pursuit, Cleveland, The Motion

 

1987: The Basics, Jady Kurrent,  Alex Bevan

 

1989: Beau Coup, Calabash, The Basics, Wilbur Niles and Thrust

Bands performing in the 2010s included:

2018: Faction Cleveland, Pieces of Eight featuring The Lakeside Brass and The Chardon Polka Band

Lakeland Rocks:

2019: Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean, and Monica Robins and the Ninja Cowboys

2020: 

Lakeland's Mayhem Pictures:

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