Rising Star Martial Arts

Tuesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. – Central Park Show Tent

Instructors, Competition Team members and students of Rising Star Martial Arts will be performing. Bring your family and friends to watch this highly entertaining and educational demonstration of martial arts skill.

Wren

Tuesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. – West Main Stage

Wren brings rich eclectic style to shows. Impassioned rock pop and punk blended seamlessly to create an emotional and energetic landscape for your mind and soul to explore. These are the things the band, Wren, from Columbus, Ohio, wants listeners to walk away from their shows remembering. Blending a love of music with their own backgrounds saturated in rock, pop, reggae, funk, metal and jazz has allowed them to create a wide range of sounds from racing rock to measured melody-driven songs rank with grief and a Mid-West twang, piano pop to heavily effected mind benders. Combine Radiohead, The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie, Foo Fighters and Rage Against the Machine and you’ll get an idea of what to expect. For additional information on the band including news, show schedules and to preview music, please go to www.facebook.com/thebandwren and follow on twitter @thebandwren.

Jessica Hannan

Wednesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. – West Main Stage

Jessica Hannan has teamed up with The Shelby Project band, and they are booking shows across Ohio.

Jessica is excited to be on stage and performing. Her summer has been quite busy and she is looking forward to more shows next year. Jessica Hannan and The Shelby Project released a 4 song demo in April of 2012, the demo consisting of 3 original songs and 1 cover.

The band features a variety of music from Country to Classic Rock. They are currently playing shows and writing original material for a full album that will be released sometime in 2013. To check out their show schedule, pictures and more information about Jessica Hannan and The Shelby Project visit, www.jessicahannan.com.

Restless Heart

Thursday, October 3 at 8 p.m. – West Main Stage

Restless Heart was one of RCA’s greatest band success stories of the late ’80s and early ’90s, turning out a series of gold-selling albums, garnering a host of award nominations, and crossing over to the adult contemporary charts before dissolving in 1996. Their hits included “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Tender Lie,” “Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right),” “When She Cries,” “Bluest Eyes in Texas” and “Dancy’s Dream.”

During their ten-year history, Restless Heart scored three gold-selling albums which produced seven number one singles in a row; they received a dozen Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations and were named ACM’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1990.

Dozens of country-music groups have appeared during the past few years that sport top-notch instrumental abilities, flawless harmony blends, songwriting talent and onstage showmanship. Virtually all of them will tell you that they were inspired by the virtuoso performances of Restless Heart. The group’s brilliant 1985-94 string of successes remains unmatched for sheer technical finesse, heartfelt vocal emotion and downright audio charisma. None of those succeeding bands has recaptured this special magic.

The years have shown that, whatever its origin, Restless Heart has earned its place in music as a consistent No. 1 chart act, as a strong record seller and as a committed touring attraction with a strong fan following. Restless Heart will be touring again with all the original members: Larry Stewart, Paul Gregg, John Dittrich, Dave Innis and Greg Jennings.

Joyful Noise

Friday, October 4 at 1 p.m. – West Main Stage

Joyful Noise is Jackie Holland, Jennifer Moore and Mona McMullen, singing a variety of music, gospel, country, pop, classic rock, rhythm and blues.

Acoustic Edge

Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. – West Main Stage

Acoustic Edge is made up of 4 band members, each having over 10 years of public entertainment experience, and have had the privilege of being invited to play in many different settings, including nationwide live televised events and theatres to outdoor gatherings, wineries, nightlife establishments and private events. Our members are influenced by today’s country music artists such as Miranda Lambert, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Jamey Johnson, Jason Aldean and The Band Perry, etc. We also go back to Janis Joplin, Alison Krauss, Patsy Cline and of course Johnny Cash.

We are also most proud of our own originals that we throw in here and there. We provide a full band setting including both male and female vocals, upright bass, acoustic guitar and drums, plus an occasional song using the mandolin.

We stay very busy throughout the year entertaining at various events, not only with the full band, but we also offer a duo acoustic set as well at selected venues.To learn more, please visit us at Acoustic Edge1 on Facebook. There you can find links to our music, view our picture albums, check out our schedule of events and follow us daily.

Shining Stars Dance Studio

Saturday, October 5 at 2:30 p.m. – West Main Stage

Tightrope

Saturday, October 5 at 5–8 p.m. – West Main Stage

Tightrope is a high energy, entertaining, local rock ‘n roll band playing hits spanning six decades. The band includes John McMullen–guitar/vocals, Sam Stephenson–guitar, Fred Anderson–bass/vocals, and Mike Carroll–drums/vocals. The band performs originals and covers artists such as Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, The Doobie Brothers, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Come get on the Tightrope!