Depending on whether or not you’re a cold weather enthusiast, winters in Michigan can become a bit stifling. That’s when cabin fever sets in. By definition, cabin fever is a term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in a small space, with nothing to do, for an extended period—ahh, winter in Michigan.
Pencil Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 onto your calendar, because the Rockford American Legion has just the antidote. Cabin Fever 2012, the annual “put on your favorite beachwear, get out of your house, dance and party all night” party is shaping up to be the best one yet.
In its third year, Cabin Fever is this year featuring one of Grand Rapids’ most talented, innovative and high-energy bands, The Outer Vibe. Winners of numerous band contests, a headlining act around the state and having played with the likes of REO Speedwagon, Starship, Brian Vander Ark, and Mustard Plug, The Outer Vibe is sure to give Old Man Winter a swift kick aside and make sure your winter blues are chased away—at least for this one night.
“We’re so fortunate that The Outer Vibe was able to fit us into their busy schedule,” said Terri Kettelhut, club manager for the Rockford American Legion. “This is their second appearance here. They played at our annual Halloween party in 2010 and packed the place!”
Kettelhut emphasized that the Rockford American Legion will be open to the public, doors will open at 7 p.m., and it is an “over 21” event lasting until midnight. As is always the case with this event, proceeds will be used to promote ongoing veterans’ activities.
Tickets are $15, and are available in the Legion lounge, by phone with a credit card and, if there are any remaining, at the door the night of the party. There are only 250 tickets available, so get yours today. The Rockford American legion is located at 330 Rockford Park Drive, on Northland Drive between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads. You can reach the Rockford American Legion at (616) 866-2001.