Michigan Rep. Thad McCotter (R) will rock out on his stratocaster guitar this weekend at AJ's Cafe in Ferndale, Mich., part of an attempt to set a new world record for continuous live music by multiple musicians. Cheering McCotter on will be Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.).
AJ's will host non-stop live music from Saturday at 5 p.m. to at least April 3, more than two weeks later, according to the Detroit Free Press. McCotter will play the kick-off event on Saturday night.
The two-week long concert will attempt to break the restaurant's 2009 Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop concert by multiple artists, which lasted 288 hours. The concert was a tribute to laid-off automotive industry workers.
According to organizer Butch Hollowell, a former state Democratic Party chairman, Saturday's show will echo that theme, and attendees will be asked to sign a pledge promising to buy their next car from one of Detroit's big three automakers: General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.
Hollowell told the Free Press that he'll sing a duet with McCotter, the Beatles' "We Can Work it Out."