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88: Daryl Stuermer of Genesis + Jennifer Dobbs of Wisconsin Dells Automotion Car Show

Show Date: 04/09/2016

Daryl Stuermer



Celebrating over 30 years of musical accomplishments, virtuoso lead guitarist Daryl Stuermer of the super-group Genesis and Phil Collins has been touring the world to sold out crowds since 1978.

In late 1977, Stuermer was recommended as a replacement for longtime member Steve Hackett for the British progressive rock super-group Genesis, beginning his 30 year “permanent part-time stint” as lead guitarist with Genesis, touring the world to sold-out crowds and performing on seven Genesis albums.

When Genesis drummer/singer Phil Collins launched a solo career during the early 80s, Stuermer became an integral member of the Collins’ solo band. Stuermer created the signature guitar sound of Collins’ solo mega hits “In the Air Tonight” and “Easy Lover,” and was co-writer of Collins’ 1989 GRAMMY® Award-winning and Billboard No. 4 single “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven.”

Daryl has performed at the SuperBowl, Academy Awards, Oscars, MTV Awards, VH-1 Rock Awards and the “You’ll Be in My Heart” Tarzan World-Wide Premier Tour.

Stuermer continues to expand on his accomplishments. In between the touring years, Stuermer launched his own independent record label, Urban Island Music, and continues to write music for his nine solo albums—Steppin’ Out, Live and Learn, Another Side of Genesis, Waiting in the Wings, Retrofit, The Nylon String Sampler, Rewired: the Electric Collection and Go! which showcases his acclaimed blend of rock and jazz guitar featuring original music, as well as unique Genesis renditions.

After completing a successful tour opening for Mike + The Mechanics in early 2015, (Mike Rutherford, being Daryl’s tour mate with Genesis), Stuermer returns to the recording studio in Summer 2015 to create his newest CD, “Breaking Cover.” Stuermer’s highly anticipated CD will be his newest release in five years, and celebrates Stuermer’s personalized renditions of some of the biggest hit songs of the century while showcasing Stuermer’s award-winning guitar skills.

Stuermer tours with the “Daryl Stuermer Band” performing in duo, quartet, five-piece and full symphonic shows throughout the world.

Jennifer Dobbs, Wisconsin Dells Automotion Car and Truck Show

From their website: 

Muscle Car. Pony Car. Trailer Queen. Land Yacht. Antique vs. Vintage vs. Classic. Lead Sled. Drophead.

Familiar with any of those terms?

If yes, you’re probably already a fan of Automotion and we look forward to welcoming you back. If no, make plans to drive to the Dells the weekend of May 21-22, 2016 to learn the lingo from some of the most passionate car folks this side of the Mississippi, a passion that often runs in the family. Some 1,200 classic rides will fill the parking lot at Noah’s Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells. There will be live music and food, a car parade, car corral, swap meet and awards presentation too.

“Hollywood on Broadway” keeps the Automotion fun going from 5:00pm – 9:00pm on Saturday night when replicas of iconic Hollywood cars, such as the Ghostbusters car, Kitt and the Smokey & the Bandit, the Back to the Future DeLorean and the Mystery Machine go on display downtown Wisconsin Dells. Get your camera ready and head downtown for a chance to photograph these stars of steel.


Don’t miss a minute of Automotion 2016.

All spectator parking is at the Tommy Bartlett Show lot, 560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway. Shuttle service sponsored by the Original Wisconsin Ducks® and Dells Boat Tours®. Schedule subject to change.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
7 am – 5 pm Gates Open at Noah’s Ark Waterpark
7 am – 5 pm Concessions
7 am – 4 pm Auto Show, Swap Meet & Car Corral
7 am – 4 pm Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio
8 am – 3 pm Registrations for Auto Show & Car Corral
9 am – 3 pm Kids Activities
9 am – 2 pm Fire Truck Display
10 am – 4 pm Family Entertainment & Face Painting
3 pm – 6 pm Car Cruise
5 pm – 9 pm Hollywood on Broadway (Downtown Wisconsin Dells)
Sunday, May 22, 2016
7 am – 3 pm Gates Open at Noah’s Ark Waterpark
7 am – 3 pm Concessions
7 am – 3 pm Auto Show, Swap Meet & Car Corral
7 am – 3 pm Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio
8 am – 2 pm Registrations for Auto Show & Car Corral
(Please note you must be registered by 10 am
to be considered for awards)
9 am – 2 pm Kids Activities
9 am – 1 pm Fire Truck Display
10 am – 2 pm Family Entertainment & Face Painting
2 pm Awards Presentation (Must be present to win)