Dave is Host above all Hosts, Master of Musical Ceremonies, Maker of Music – this man can single handedly keep you entertained from dawn to dust. Since 2006 Dave has been keeping BIMF crowds smiling and informed with the who?s who and what?s up for the day. Making Dave?s performances even more delightful is his charming wife former Rockette Kristi Davis Boutette. She not only adds beauty to the stage but her talents as an accomplished singer and dancer. You can now visit them at our new Breakfast Club serenading wake up hour. Great food and a show too! Just what every festival needs.
Whether banging out a set of saloon songs at a Michigan watering hole, or settling back for an evening of singing at a fire ring afterward, Dave Boutette will hold listeners as long as they keep the lights on or until the rain starts. Stories, advice, observations, or raffles are as apt to appear during a performance as are his songs. Blending many schools of American roots and popular music including folk, blues, swing, and old time country, his songs testify to the power of true love, rebirth, snow plows, and migrating fish. If you get the chance, stand next to Dave. Besides feeling taller than you actually are, you may start to see some things in an entirely new light.
Having logged in approximately 1,200 performances and 240,000 kicks as a Radio City Rockette, Kristi Lynn Davis learned what it?s like to live life as a showgirl supreme. But strutting her stuff for the world?s most famous precision dance troupe was just the tip of the iceberg. She also traveled the globe with the steamy Playboy?s Girls of Rock and Roll, sailed to exotic ports of call as a singer-dancer on luxurious cruise ships, and graced the stage in musical theatre productions with showbiz icons Susan Anton, Buddy Ebsen, Maurice Hines, Jack Jones, Paige O?Hara, Juliet Prowse, Rip Taylor, and others. She even shook her tail feathers for former President Bill Clinton. Kristi thrives in the beautiful state of Michigan with her wacky, sexy husband and two spectacular children.