Rising Star Martial Arts
Tuesday, September 30 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.
Glenn Parks – Banjo Entertainment
Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. – West Main Stage
The banjo has been my ticket all my life to meeting new friends and traveling around this beautiful country of ours playing to approximately 200 audiences a year. I have had the privilege of serving as Past President of the Fretted Instrument Guild of America, Past Board Member of the American Banjo Museum and Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and have hosted many Banjo Rallies. For the past twenty-five years I have played with the Kettering Banjo Society and been the banjo player for the Lower London Dixieland Band. My most recent honor was to be a 2012 inductee into the Banjo Hall of Fame.
The Willis Clan
Thursday, October 2 at 8 p.m. – West Main Stage
First 100 seats reserved – $10.00.
Call the Fair Office – 419-994-4391.
The Willis Clan is a family such as you have never seen. Parents Brenda and Toby and their 12 home-schooled children are a family of musicians, dancers, athletes, artists and writers living in Nashville, Tennessee.
Living on the South side of Chicago, Brenda and Toby Willis were surrounded by Irish culture; however, they were not aware of most of it. But then came Riverdance and Toby and Brenda were awestruck. Brenda recalls, “We had four young kids at the time, three of them girls. We wanted to get them involved in music and some type of sport but didn’t know what to do. When we saw Riverdance, we found our answer.”
The kids began taking Irish music and dance lessons, but events soon happened that rocked the Willis family, and they decided to leave Chicago and move to Nashville.
The Willis children continued Irish dancing and soon began winning competitions. Meanwhile, the music training continued, and, like their dance, it branched out into different genres. The Willis children learned pop, country, bluegrass and jazz. But they never stopped playing Irish music.
The DeVault Ridge Band
Friday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. – West Main Stage
The DeVault Ridge Band is a country band based out of Mansfield, Ohio playing all of your country music favorites such as Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bently, Patsy Cline, Darius Rucker, Alan Jackson and many more! The DeVault Ridge Band has compiled a group of musicians with over 30 years of experience! The lead singers of the group are Dan and Amanda DeVault. They are a husband and wife duo that is taking the local country music scene by storm with their earcatching harmonies. They are sure to keep you coming back for more!
Saturday, October 4 at 2:30 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. They have been together for four years and have recently released their first CD titled “Sheltering Arms” (a gospel CD). Joyful Noise is currently working on a Christmas CD.
Saturday, October 4 at 5–8 p.m. – West Main Stage
Tightrope is a high energy local favorite band playing classic rock-n-roll and originals right out of the late 60’s, 70’s vibe. Be prepared to sing along, play percussion, dance, or sit back and be entertained! Members are John McMullen–lead vocals and guitar, Grant Cowell–drums and percussion, and Jeff Corbin–bass and back-up vocals. You can find Tightrope on Facebook.