Iron Mountain, Mich. (WZMQ) – In Dickinson County tonight, concert-goers were eagerly anticipating the arrival of American rapper Afroman to the stage. The Maxx Entertainment Center had recently unveiled a new VIP section, just in time for tonight’s highly anticipated concert. With nine local artists set to open for Afroman, one local hip-hop band, Midwest Crew, expressed their excitement for the opportunity.
“We’re doing two originals, and then we’re going to perform a couple of cover songs to hype up the crowd because people, when they come, they don’t know the originals,” shared Jeremy Fende, also known as “MC Cube,” the producer of Midwest Crew. “So we throw in a couple of cover songs. We’re going to do one by House of Pain, ‘Jump Around.'”
Aside from House of Pain, the crowd would also be treated to covers by Sean Kingston. After tonight’s show, the band has plans to hit the studio and record a new album in the near future. The members of Midwest Crew expressed their gratitude for the local support they had received at tonight’s event.
“I mean, this is amazing. This is what Iron Mountain needs, and there’s going to be a lot more of it,” exclaimed Rob Johnson, also known as “Big Rob,” a member of Midwest Crew.
Joseph Supa, known as “Supa-fly,” another member of the band, added, “The area doesn’t get to see very big names, and Afroman’s pretty well known, so it’s an honor to be able to open up for him tonight.”
As the stage was being set for the much-anticipated concert, the excitement was palpable among the members of Midwest Crew, and their local fan-base. With their unique blend of original songs and crowd-pleasing covers, they were ready to showcase their talent to the audience. The opportunity to open for Afroman was not only a chance to entertain, but also a stepping stone for their future endeavors.
The well-known hip-hop band in Iron Mountain since the 1990s, has big plans for the future. The crew is looking to expand their lineup with even more local talent, possibly incorporating guitarists and even country stars into their music. The band has their sights set on performing in cities like Marquette, Escanaba, Green Bay, and Appleton within the year.
But the excitement doesn’t end there. Up next in the lineup of events at The Maxx, we will be treated to the sounds of Dee Dee Jayne next weekend, followed by a thrilling Punk Rock Riot the weekend after that. And that’s not all! The entertainment center has even more in store for the local audience. Towards the end of the month, they are planning a UPW Wrestling event that promises to be an epic showdown. So mark your calendars and get ready for an action-packed month of entertainment at The Maxx Entertainment Center.