Rising Star Martial Arts
Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 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.
Fun Center Chordsmen
Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. – West Main Stage
The Fun Center Chordsmen – “Harmony in Motion”…with a passion to succeed!
We are a 50 member men’s a cappella chorus.
Our members are men of all ages that come from varied backgrounds and experiences united in the spirit of love of four part a cappella singing. We provide learning tracks and sheet music, called a chart, in order to facilitate the learning process.
We work to perfect our art form in order to perform for a variety of audiences in Richland and surrounding counties in Ohio. This includes our annual show at the beautiful Renaissance Theatre in downtown Mansfield in March of each year. We perform several free community concerts during the year as a way of saying thanks to the businesses and individuals for the tremendous support of our chorus.
The Fun Center Chordsmen participate fully in the Youth in Harmony Program which encourages music education in the lives of young men and women, normally of high school age, giving exposure to the barbershop art form. We offer scholarship assistance to local choral students who register for a four day Harmony Camp held annually in the Columbus area.
Wednesday, October 7 at 9:00 p.m. – West Main Stage
Even at the ripe old age of 24, Matt Young has accomplished a lot in his musical career. From the very beginning, he has enjoyed the oldies sound, and it shows. All of his live performances contain music that was released during the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Matt has performed for many musical acts including Mary Wilson of The Supremes and The Original Vandellas. Matt hosted a weekly Oldies radio show which was broadcast to an area of 25,000 people and streamed live across the world. He has become a staple in many local restaurants and has used his talents to raise money for many different causes. Accompanying his voice is his instrument arsenal, containing piano, guitar, bass, clarinet, mandolin, dulcimer, dobro and keyboard.
T.G. Sheppard with special guest Kelly Lang
Thursday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. – West Main Stage
First 100 seats reserved – $10.00. Call the Fair Office at 419-994-4391.
As a young man, Bill Browder (known as T.G. Sheppard) set sail for Memphis at the age of 15 to launch his fledgling career in music and earnest. Using the stage name, Brian Stacy, he released his first record, “High School Days,” which caused enough interest on the pop charts of the mid-60s to win him spots as an opening artist for some other bigger names of the day. Hitting a dry patch with his career as an artist, T.G. re-directed his passion for music to promoting the music of other artists. He established himself as one of the industry’s most successful record promoters – a career path that led him to form a close personal and professional relationship with Elvis Presley while promoting “The King” for RCA.
In 1974 T.G. signed to Motown Records on the Melodyland label and his career began to heat up. He signed a major deal with Warner Brothers Records and had been named “Best New Male Artist” by Cashbox. He amassed 10 consecutive number one records including “Last Cheater’s Waltz, “Only One You,” War is Hell On the Homefront Too,” and “Make My Day” with Clint Eastwood.
With the release of his upcoming album, T.G. Sheppard is once again poised to count a vast new flock of music fans among his followers.
Kelly Lang has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. She has performed with and had her songs recorded by some of music’s biggest legends spanning throughout all genres of music. Kelly recorded her first billboard single “Lady, Lady” at the age of 15 and filmed a video that came to the attention of CMT.
In her teen years she moved to national attention as a frequent guest on the highly popular “Music City Tonight”, with Crook & Chase and also became a semi-regular on Ralph Emery’s popular “Nashville Now.” Kelly has made music her true passion.
Along with balancing a busy career as a performing artist, Kelly is a highly sought after and accomplished songwriter and producer. Her most current project is a duet cd entitled “Iconic Duets” with her husband Country Legend, T.G. Sheppard.
Cedar Valley Cloggers
Friday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. – West Main Stage
The Cedar Valley Cloggers are a social group which fosters the preservation of traditional Appalachian clogging. Based in Wooster, Ohio, our group has been dancing for over 35 years. Traditional old time fiddle music and old time costumes are used for performances. Our dances, performed in lines, mixers, squares, and sets, are fun and energetic and are a factor in our group’s popularity with the audience. We perform at fairs, festivals, local schools, nursing homes and various other functions. We have danced not only in and around Ohio, but in seven states and Austria! Our group also offers classes for beginners, children, and performance clogging. So join us for a hand clappin’, foot stompin’ good time!
Friday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. – West Main Stage
Recording artists Joyful Noise are a local, vocal group that started out five years ago as a Gospel group. Members Mona McMullen, Jennifer Moore and Jackie Holland each come from diverse musical backgrounds. You’ll enjoy their close harmony blend singing Classic Rock, Country, R&B, Gospel, Top 40 and Swing/Boogie Era music. With covers from The Andrews Sisters, Steppenwolf, Miranda Lambert/Pistol Annies, Linda Ronstadt, Journey, Gaithers, Little Big Town and much more! Their show has something to please everyone.
Shining Stars Dance Studio
Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. – West Main Stage
Saturday, October 10 at 4:30 p.m. – West Main Stage
Music for the mind, body and soul. Covering artists such as Third Day, Lincoln Brewster, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, The Eagles, Rolling Stones, Elation and also performing originals.
Band members are John McMullen – lead guitar, vocals; Jeremy Gessner – acoustic guitar, vocals; Mona McMullen – keyboard, percussion, harmony vocals; Amy Banbury – keyboard, vocals; Adam Hansen – drums, vocals and Jim Ford – bass guitar.