Coast West Music Festival: Drowning Pool And Ugly Kid Will Play July 4th

Posted at 11:44 AM, May 16, 2013

Drowning_pool_2012MUSKEGON,Mich. — Ugly KidJoe and Drowning Poolwill perform on Stage Thursday, July 4. These two acts are being added to the already announced July 4th acts Josh Turner, LeAnn Rimes, The Blockhouse Acoustics, and Time Wise. In additional to the four national acts and two local band performing on July 4th, the Blue Chip Casino Fireworks Spectacular will light up the sky beginning at 10:30 PM.

Ugly Kid Joeis an American rock band from Isla Vista, California, formed in 1990. The band’s name spoofs that of another band, Pretty Boy Floyd. Ugly Kid Joe’s sound includes a range of styles, including rock, hard rock, funk metal and heavy metal. To date, Ugly Kid Joe has released three full-length albums, two compilation albums and two EPs. Their bestselling records are As Ugly as They Wanna Be (1991) garnering success in 1992 with the single “Everything About You,” which peaked at No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart and made it into the Billboard Top 10, and America’s Least Wanted (1992), which were both certified double platinum by the RIAA; the former is notable for being the first EP to go platinum.

Drowning Poolis an American heavy metal band, formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the 1975 film of the same name. Drowning Pool turned the world into believers with their breakthrough single “Bodies” in 2001. “Feel Like I Do,” the lead single from their self-titled fourth studio release [Eleven Seven Music, 2010], became the band’s biggest radio hit to date, reaching No. 2 at Active Rock Radio, and remaining in the Top 5 for 12 weeks. The band had two consecutive Top 5 Active Rock smashes and cemented their place as one of the top hard rock acts today. The band’s sophomore album, Desensitized, with second singer Jason Jones spawned a Top 10 hit with “Step Up.” Recent successes have paved the way for unique opportunities such as performing for our troops all over the world and partnering with organizations like The Wounded Warrior Project and the G.I. Film Festival. “We were excited to hear about Drowning Pool’s involvement with our troops,” added Bessinger. “This will tie in with our 4th of the July theme, ‘Honor Our Troops,’ which will feature members from The Wounded Warriors.”

6-Day passes for $99 and single night ticket options forCoast West Music Festival are available through ShowClix online at, by phone at 1-888-718-4253 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT (service fees may apply) or in person at the Frauenthal Box office at 427 W. Western Ave, Monday – Friday 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Tickets for Ugly Kid Joe and Drowning Pool are on sale now.

For those interested in upgrades, there are a couple of options for 6-Day All Event holders.  Reserved seats in a special section approximately 150 feet from the stage are available for an additional $15 or VIP seating on the left hand side of the stage (stage left) is available for $30. These upgrades can be purchased by phone (1-888-718-4253 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT), or in person at the Frauenthal Box Office (Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM).  Service fees apply.