About the Bands Cartoon Johnny
When/Where Cartoon Johnny treats runners of all ages to traditional a cappella music pushed to the limits. Members Kieran Daly, Kevin Dixon, Ben Feeney, Mike Henrickson, Darcy Romano, and Mike Webb produce harmony, rhythm, and soul, with a touch of mischief and a whole lotta fun. The race weekend performances will feature contemporary original music, as well as classic songs like Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and recent radio hits like "Stacy's Mom.”
Ronald McDonald Get Movin’ Show Ronald McDonald has been given a new title at McDonalds, Chief Happiness Officer. The yellow suited, red shoed goodwill ambassador travels the world to bring fun, happiness, and physical activity to people of all ages. On October 28, He will travel to the MCM Runners’ Expo and the Healthy Kids Pasta Bash to lead children through 30 minutes of interactive games, with music, dancing, singing and even a little magic in his Ronald McDonald Get Moving Show.
Sgt Dan Clark Former Marine and current Massachusetts State Trooper Daniel M. Clark, known as “The Singing Trooper”, has been performing in uniform while representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since his entrance into the Academy in 1985 when he was asked to sing the National Anthem daily for “morning colors” and later for his own graduation. He currently performs in excess of 240 events annually at many Federal, State, Local, and Military events. Get ready for Clark’s powerful voice to kick off the MCM by singing the National Anthem with part of the opening ceremonies beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Quaker City String Band The Quaker City String Band first performed in the 1932 Mummers Parade in Philadelphia, PA and has been entertaining parade watchers ever since using a creative and innovative style and theme. The band’s wide variety of membership ranges in age from 11 to 80 with a strong emphasis on family within the organization. Enjoy the 2005 theme, the Sounds of Freedom as part of the MCM starting ceremonies beginning at 8:00 a.m. Decked out in red, white and blue costumes complete with stars and sequins, the Sounds of Freedom show includes patriotic selections like Yankee Doodle, You’re a Grand Old Flag and The Battle Cry of Freedom.
Dixie Power Trio with the New Line Brass It’s big, it’s brassy, and if you want funky New Orleans parade music, here comes the Dixie Power Trio with the New Line Brass. Built in the tradition of Olympia, Treme and the Dirty Dozen, the New Line Brass Band combines the talent and experience of the Dixie Power Trio with one of Washington/Baltimore’s finest horn lines. The result is raw, fun and full of energy. Blending a mixture of traditional brass band standards, spirituals, zydeco and original compositions, the group plays music with a loose vibe and a funky groove. These talented musicians feel at ease playing on the street or on stage, serving up the music of the people the way it’s supposed to be done -- New Orleans style. Catch the Dixie Power Trio with the New Line Brass from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wonderjack Wonderjack will provide the motivation runners need to Beat the Bridge. The four-piece modern rock band plays original music, known for their tight arrangements and harmonies. Founded in 1999, the DC area band evolved its sound into an unusual, yet cohesive mix of electric guitar riffs and vintage electromechanical keyboard patterns, driven by a solid rhythmic foundation created by bass and drums. Enjoy a performance by band members Craig Fennell, Charlie Gray, Randy Johnson, and Dan Roche at the Beat the Bridge Stage near mile 20 at 11:00 a.m.
The Fabulettes The DC-based Fabulettes rekindle the great "Girl Group Sound" of the 1960s with enticing harmonies and a piquant 1990s twist. They will take runners and spectators at the Crystal City Street Spectacular to a time of bouffants and beehives, taffeta and sequins, the Watusi, Swim and Pony. Singers Diana Quinn, Lisa Mathews and Jane Quinn Brack, revitalize classics by such groups as the Chiffons, the Shirelles, Martha and the Vandellas and the Marvelettes. The Fabulettes recreate that fun and frantic era of rock history when women ruled the airwaves when they take the stage at 11:30 a.m.
Gonzo’s Nose Get ready for DC cover band Gonzo’s Nose to rock the Crystal City Street Spectacular with their incredible repertoire of 80’s and 90’s songs. Formed in 1996, Gonzo’s Nose has made a name for itself on the D.C. music scene with their solid