Sugar Creek, July 29 (Noon and 2 pm)
This young, energetic band from Central Ohio strives to preserve bluegrass music and play traditional bluegrass and gospel music inspired by legends like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. The band is made up of brothers and sisters who have been performing together since the summer of 2012.
Runaway Dorothy, July 29 (5 and 7:30 pm)
This Brooklyn-based band is known for their rustic and refined music, mesmerizingly melancholy vocals and achingly beautiful harmonies. The talented folk-country group has been featured on Fox News and the popular video blog The Rock Office.
Steve Rivers, July 30 (Noon and 2 pm)
This young recording artist and songwriter has been turning heads in country music with his fresh and exciting songs that country music fans are gravitating toward. His new and recently released album, “Temptations,” features 10 relatable songs that leave his fans wanting more.
Says She, July 30 (5 and 7:30 pm)
Says She is an expressive rock band that began in Oxford, Ohio where all members of the band attended and met at Miami University. After college, the band continued to fine-tune their unique style blending bluesy soulful vocals, metal-style percussion and rock rhythm.
Myah Evans, July 31 (Noon and 2 pm)
Myah Evans’ love for music began at a young age. By age 14, she was composing full songs with an acoustic guitar loaned to her by a friend; a guitar that she still plays today. This self-taught musician and guitarist has devoted her life to creating, performing and inspiring other young artists with her indie/folk music.
Little Patch of Soul, July 31 (5 and 7:30 pm)
This blues and soul group was formed in Columbus, Ohio in early 2014. Don’t be fooled by their recent beginning, Little Patch of Soul is comprised of veteran musicians who have performed in many different bands of all genres. The band’s unique sound helps their audience discover new music to love with an old school groove.
John Schmid, August 1 (11:30 am and 1:30 pm)
John Schmid is the founder and director of Common Ground Ministries in Berlin, Ohio. In a typical year, John ministers in more than 50 prisons, 30 churches, 40 banquets, four to five camps, a street fair or two and numerous concerts. His unique blend of country, folk and gospel music make him extremely enjoyable and relatable to everyone. His message reaches a diverse audience through humor, life stories and his love for people.
Ashley Winters, August 1 (5 and 7:30 pm)
This versatile singer-songwriter drives country music in a refreshing new direction. Her unique style and demanding stage presence earned her a spotlight in CMA Closeup. Ashley has performed around the country including at The Taste of Country Music Festival where she opened for Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay and Dierks Bentley.
Chaquis Maliq, August 2 (11:30 am and 1 pm)
This multi-talented artist takes ownership of her musical career by writing her own music and producing her own musical creations. Chaquis was originally a poet and theatrical spoken word artist whose love for playing the piano and guitar helped her dive into the world of music. Her performances feature warm, melodic, sweet blues and honey jazz sounds.
The Soul Brothers, tribute to the Blues Brothers, August 2 (5 and 7:30 pm)
The Soul Brothers are known for their white socks, signature hat and sunglasses and their tribute to The Blues Brothers. Their performance is fast-paced, high-energy and includes all of the Brothers’ favorite songs that audiences love. The Soul Brothers put on a show enjoyable for all ages and will have the whole family up and dancing.
Greg Burroughs, August 3 (Noon and 2 pm)
Nashville became country music artist Greg Burroughs’ home after graduating from Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2008. His 200-show-per-year enterprise began as a creative way to help pay his way through college and now he shows no sign of slowing down. His upbeat and infectious presence on stage matches his energetic personality off stage. His band has shared bills with acts such as Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt and Jake Owen.
Subway Show Band, August 3 (5 and 7:30 pm)
Recently named honorary members of the Beach Music Hall of Fame, Subway is the longest lasting show band performing with theatrical extravagance in the United States. Their high-energy performances feature memorable sounds from the 50s and 60s that will have fair goers of all ages tapping their toes.
The Accidentals, August 4 (Noon and 2 pm)
Dynamic duo Katie Larson and Savannah Buist are becoming recognized and loved among music lovers of all genres for their multi-instrumentalist skills and impressive repertoire of songs featured in films, documentaries and commercials. The girls met in 2011 after volunteering for a high school class assignment. Now recent high school grads, the edgy folk duo has added Michael Douge on percussion to round out their eccentric indie trio.
Mojo Theory, August 4 (5 and 7:30 pm)
Based in Columbus, Mojo Theory writes, arranges and produces their own original blues music. The band’s diverse musical background gives them a unique sound that is not often found in blues bands. Without straying from the core traditions of blues music, the group successfully preserves the blues tradition and adapts their music to the 21st century, pleasing their entire audience.
Hayley Payne, August 5 (Noon and 2 pm)
This young, country music artist was discovered by a Nashville producer in 2009 after viewing her personal YouTube channel consisting of videos of her covering popular songs. Since then, her experiences have taught her about the music industry and confirmed her desire to pursue her dreams. Hayley had the privilege to perform at the Wagon Wheel Country Music Festival, where shared the stage with artists such as Lee Ann Womack, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Wayne and Emerson Drive.
Red Idle Rejects, August 5 (5 and 7:30 pm)
This classic rock group consists of four band members who are passionate about creating and playing their own music. This Cincinnati-based band possesses a unique stage presence and enjoys playing their original songs and performing covers of the classics.
Deborah Jane, August 6 (Noon and 2 pm)
It all started with an elementary school solo. This talented songwriter has been singing and performing since that fateful recital. The acoustic performer is extremely passionate about her music and enjoys playing covers of popular songs.
Cherry Lee & the Hot Rod Hounds, August 6 (5 and 7:30 pm)
This Dayton-based band has an exciting stage presence and is passionate about playing and performing rockabilly tunes. The band’s style showcases a fusion of southern hillbilly country, western and Delta blues styles of music from 1940’s and early 50’s.
The Kevin Prater Band, August 7 (Noon and 2 pm)
The Kevin Prater Band is made up of veterans of Bluegrass Music, a quality that enables them to create their unique style of Bluegrass and Gospel Music they are quickly becoming famous for. The group is known for their a capella hymns, great gospel songs, classic country and vintage rock that their audience has come to enjoy.
Dwight Lenox & Lenox Avenue Express, August 7 (5 and 7:30 pm)
Dwight Lenox is known for his rich tenor voice and dynamic presence that effortlessly captivates his audience. His vast repertoire includes jazz, blues and swing with hits from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder.
David & Valerie Mayfield, August 8 (11:30 am and 1:30 pm)
Not long ago, the Mayfield family band, One Way Rider, was traveling the country and playing bluegrass music. Now the kids have grown up and left leaving David and Valerie to pursue a musical career of their own. Their daughter, Jessica Lee Mayfield is performing with the Avett Brothers’ Seth Avett. Their son, David Mayfield is touring with the David Mayfield Parade. The parents’ style reflects old school bluegrass, classic country and newgrass music and has been compared to artists like Conway Twitty and Dolly Parton.
Shelby County Line, August 8 (11 am and 1 pm)
This up and coming country group from New Bremen, Ohio is quickly gaining a following and making a name for themselves. They offer new and classic country music that entertains people of all ages. The bands’ first single, Somethin’ About You, was recently released to country radio.
Yvonne y Grupo Fuego, August 8 (5 and 7:30 pm)
Yvonne found her passion for music at a very young age. Ever since she was recruited into the family band when she was only 6 years old she knew all she wanted to do was preform. Her Latin-flavored, R&B style music encourages the audience to experience culture through music.
Walenia, August 9 (11 am and 1 pm)
This group features traditional country, Americana and gospel music played by a talented husband and wife duo and a group of gifted band members. Walenia is known for the sounds of their pedal steel, rhythm and bass guitars.
The Last Paradox, August 9 (11 am and 1 pm)
This alternative rock group brings incomparable energy and excitement to the stage. Their natural talent helps to guide them as they create original songs that express pure emotion. Their passion for music is contagious and serves as the fuel that continues to drive the band.
Travis “Moonchild” Haddix, August 9 (5 and 7:30 pm)
Travis is known as a representation of the modern blues industry. His passion for music began when he was just eight years old and B.B. King began playing daily at the nearby Memphis studio. Travis hung around in que, learning as much from the legend as he could. Today, he is an award-winning contemporary blues artist. He earned the nickname, “Moonchild,” from his always broad smile, energetic performances and his engaging presence on stage.