99.5 WYCD Detroit's Country presents COUNTRY UGLY SWEATER PARTY
with Family Tradition Band, Rob Stone, Louie Bello, Kat Velasco
Thu 19:00 pm EST (Doors: )
$10.00 Buy Tickets


Family Tradition Band

FTB is a modern take on an old timeless classic sound which includes many traditional country elements such as fiddle, banjo and pedal steel guitar. This combined with spot-on vocal harmonies, dual electric guitars and a rock solid rhythm section, is what creates the authenticity of the band. They are led by the power duo up front featuring Mid-Michigan's own Randy Badour on Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar and Kyle Andrew of Metro Detroit on Lead Guitar & Vocals. These guys continue to prove why they’re one of the Top Recognized Regional Country Acts!

FTB has recently been named "Best Band" in Detroit by Hour Detroit Magazine (2021) as well as "Best Country Band" by Review Magazine in Mid-Michigan (2021). In 2022 they were 1st runner up for "Best Band" in Detroit by Hour Detroit and won "Best Country Band" again back to back with Review Magazine as well. 

Since 2019 they have opened for Chris Janson, Scotty McCreary, Joe Nichols, The Oak Ridge Boys, Michael Ray, Dylan Scott, Eli Young Band, Frankie Ballard, David Nail, Parker McCollum, Love & Theft, Trent Tomlinson, Jerrod Niemann, Kameron Marlowe, Priscilla Block, Tyler Booth and Colt Ford.  They also perform regularly at many of the popular local fairs and festivals including the Armada Fair, Romeo Peach Fest and more!

Their new 5 song EP  "Old Country Songs" is now available on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Music and all other digital music platforms. The debut Music Video for "Whiskey Shakedown: has been released as well as their newest release of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" Feat. STATE of MINE, which can be found on the videos page. 

FTB has also partnered up with Motor City GAS Whiskey Distillery in Royal Oak, MI and have their very own "Shakedown" 100 proof hand selected small batch bourbon whiskey, available for purchase from the distillery and select venues! 

The Family Tradition Band is also endorsed by the following companies: GHS Guitar Strings, Pedaltrain Pedal Boards, Ultimate Ears, Pick Guy Guitar Picks, Deer Camp Coffee Company, and the Blue Collar Clothing Company.

Rob Stone

Rob Stone of “The Rob + Holly Show” is a nationally syndicated host along with Holly Hutton on Audacy's Country stations. Rob is a multi-award nominee with nods from both the CMA's and the ACM's. He has two ACM Award wins in the category of "Major Market Personality of the Year"! He's also been a presenter on the nationally televised ACM Awards Show! 

Rob is a singer/songwriter as well and you can find his music wherever you buy or stream it. He's opened for national acts like LOCASH and Jameson Rodgers! He holds a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media from Michigan State University and is proud of his small town Michigan roots.  

One of the most rewarding parts of working in media for Rob is being able to give back. The Entertainment Industry has introduced him to several causes that have become close to his heart, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The American Red Cross and countless others. He is so appreciative and grateful to be working a dream job and is always humbled to give back in any way he can. 

Rob is a husband to his lovely wife Katie and a father to their son Emmett. Their rescue dog, Layla is also a huge part of the family and was rescued from a local shelter which they feature every week on their radio show to help animal rescue efforts. 

Louie Bello

 Louie Bello is a Country R&B artist who can be seen in venues from Nashville to London. Louie has opened for Artists Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Matt Stell, Tylar Far, Adam Doleac and Shane Profit to name a few. Louie dropped one of his biggest records yet  "YIPPY KI YAY" hitting over 1,000,000 views on Youtube and Spotify in the first 4 weeks.  His single "2 Percenter" recently reached over 650,000 streams on Spotify and   RESCUE ME was called "Music with a purpose" by US Weekly Magazine .  Louiei s an amazing song writer  who has placed songs on major network such as ESPN MTV and ABC.  Louie has taken the stage at  national music festivals such as Milwaukie Mile of Music, Red Gorilla Festival, and SXSW to name a few. He has won multiple  Music awards for his live show.

Kat Velasco

On the rise country-pop artist Kat Velasco, South Carolina native currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Opened for Country Star Frank Ray and is set to open for Breland, Becca Bowen and Shane Profitt summer of 2023. Her latest single “Let it Ride” hit popular Spotify playlists New Music Friday Country, New Boots Nashville and Fresh Finds. Bringing the artist to over 15K monthly listeners and over 10K streams on the individual single in less than a week. The upcoming artists’ music video for single “Call Me,” was featured on CMT.com for many weeks. Kat Velasco works with producer, musician and songwriter Andy Sheridan and Justin Eason. Set to go on radio tour around the United States before the end of the year.