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Festival Bandshell Entertainment 2018

           The Clinton Fall Festival Entertainment Committee proudly announces the 2016 Bandshell schedule. Fall Festival goers will be entertained by some of the same performers from last year and we also have some new and exciting additions to our stage. Because we had great feedback about many of our acts, we did our best in trying to bring them back for encore performances this year. And they were just as eager to return to such a great festival.

Friday begins with the ever energetic CURVES ZUMBA from Tecumseh. This act is sure to get the Festival off to a running and heart thumping start using fast and slow dance rhythms with Latin, Salsa, and hip hop music. Next…..What has a big red nose, a polka dot tie and loves to make you laugh? ROSCO THE CLOWN! This master of hilarity performs again for you and is sure to bring grins and glee to kids ages 1-100! Following Rosco is a local duet of KATHRYN CRUMB and TYLER HEIMERDINGER bringing their own brand of pop, country, and traditional tunes, and some of their own creations. What would the Festival be without the New Orleans sounds of the DIXIE CUPS -Can almost hear those Saints Marching now. Closing the Bandshell schedule is a first time addition to our schedule that is sure to be a crowd favorite this year, “THE DIGGERS”. This will be an evening of Irish song, stories, and jokes. The Diggers is a group that you will NOT want to miss! And then, later at Tate Park……at 7:30, the “WHATABOUTS” will take us back to the 60’s with the ‘girl groups’ that we all remember and love so well. This year they will be accompanied by a live band The “WHOEVERS”. Come, bring your refreshments, and be taken back to a wonderful musical era.

Saturday begins with the sounds and steps of the "DANCE WITH HEART" studio. Students of all ages will shine on stage with steps and routines they have been taught and practiced just for this event. JOHN, JOYCE, and DALE will then take listeners through a musical tour of some of the most popular songs throughout the decades from the early 1900s to the present. Following is the PREMIER men's community choral ensemble, CHIAROSCURO led by Director Susan Matych-Hager. Men between the ages of 21 and 79 will bring the highest standard of excellence in choral music that will touch minds and hearts of everyone in the listening audience. One of last year's favorite performances came from the TECUMSEH PLAYERS who return this year with members once again showing their acting and musical skills. The 5th annual QUEEN PAGEANT follows. Young ladies from Clinton and nearby areas will compete for the title of Miss Clinton Fall Festival 2016. The Pageant will be Emceed by TJ Craven who did a great job last year. This will be a DON'T MISS event. Then, if you haven't seen the TJ CRAVEN SHOW, you haven't seen one of the BEST. This young man is "Clinton's Adopted Son". He has appeared on stage at our festival for 6 years….you will be amazed at his extraordinary talent and crowd appeal. TJ will leave you wishing the show continue on. This looks to be one of the best Entertainment Saturdays the festival has ever experienced.

Sunday will be a memorable day of entertainment at the Bandshell. The Church service will begin at the stage at 10:00 and go until 11:00. At that time “REFUGE TRIO,” from Belleville, Michigan will take the stage with their songs of praise and inspiration. Father Peter Clark and the RED CEDAR RIVER BOYS will play their bluegrass sounds right up to the parade, one of the finest Fall parades in Michigan. But don’t leave just yet, as The TECUMSEH BIG BAND will entertains after the parade and closes the 2016 Clinton Fall Festival with sounds of the Big Bands of the 40’s and 50’s.

There will be so much to see and hear at the 2017 Clinton Fall Festival. I hope to see you often and hope you enjoy the sights, sounds, food, and shopping this year.

2018 Entertainment Line-Up

 
 

FRIDAY 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Rosco the Clown Picture and Bio Rosco the Clown Picture and Bio

Rosco the Clown and his family-fun magic, hilarious jokes, quick wit, and expert balloon sculpting have tickled audiences for more than 25 years. People of all ages are astounded with his sidesplitting street entertainment or his large colorful comedy stage show. Everywhere Rosco performs he leaves a laughing legacy that continues to inspire festival/fair planners to bring him back year after year!

 

  • Rosco has been performing for audiences of all ages for the past 26 years.
  • Rosco is known as Michigan's Favorite Clown.
  • Rosco has performed in Libraries and Schools throughout the Midwest.
  • Rosco is a member of Clowns of America.
  • A member of the Professional Entertainers Group.
  • A member of the "Red Nose Round Table".
  • Rosco is spokesperson for Macomb Literacy's "Read to Me Program".
  • Rosco performs for many Schools, Libraries, Metro Parks, Corporate Picnics, Festivals, Fairs, and Parks & Recreation Departments
  • Rosco will be performing Friday at the Clinton Fall Festival from 12:00 to 1:00 at the Bandshell.

 
 

Friday 1:00-1:30

Lorrie Newman Keating Lorrie Newman Keating

I can't remember a time when I didn't sing.

I got my first guitar when I was nine, influenced by the folk legends of the 60s, including Peter, Paul, and Mary (my fave), Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan. I did musical theater and sang opera during my high school and college years, and joined my first band when I was 18, performing current pop hits mixed with older jazz standards (think Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole!).

I have been writing songs since my early teens, and continue to do so when the inspiration strikes. I thoroughly enjoy revisiting the music of my past, performing covers from James Taylor, Carly Simon, John Denver, and Jim Croce, to name a few.

During my Army career, I sang all over the world, competed in and won multiple vocal competitions, and toured with both the U.S. Air Force's 'Tops In Blue' showcase and the U.S. Army's 'Army Soldier Show' - the only person ever to be selected for both.

FRIDAY 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

THE DIXIE CUPS STORY THE DIXIE CUPS STORY

We are the Dixie Cups, born of the desire to play American Music. Our Dixieland style combines the feel of ragtime, swing & jazz.

Larry Harper, trumpet player, is from Tecumseh. He came up with the name of Dixie Cups and joined Martin Scott of Clinton, who plays trombone, Sharon Scott, who plays tuba and Dale Chadderdon of Tecumseh, who plays clarinet.  Our rhythm strummin’ comes from the banjo work of Spencer Bennett of Adrian.

Most of our arrangements are many decades old and were used by earlier Dixieland bands. We invite other wonderful performers to join us for some of our gigs.

By Martin Scott

 
 

Friday, September 22 3:00-5:00

Krazi Karen's Karaoke Contests Krazi Karen

"Krazi Karen", local karaoke DJ, brings to the Bandshell stage Kids Karaoke contest.  There will be 2 age groups:   7-12  and 13-18.  There will be prizes in each age group.  Auditions to compete in the contest will take place on the stage next to the Coney Island -  (the Downtown Stage)  until about 2:00, with the competition beginning at 3:00. 

 
 

Saturday 10:30-11:00

Warehouse Cloggers Warehouse Cloggers

 
 

Saturday 11:15-11:30

Comedy of Nicole Majdali Comedy of Nicole Majdali

Saturday - Main Bandshell Stage - from 11:15 - 11:30   Actress, Comedienne, and star of "Pretty Funny Nicole,"  Nicole Majdali brings her own special brand of humor to the Main Stage as a one-time-only treat for her Clinton fans.

 
 

Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Cat Canyon Cat Canyon

 Passionate about playing and singing everything from blues and rockabilly to rock and pop, Cat covers a broad swathe of American music writing originals and putting his own stamp on classics like “Hallelujah,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and more.

Now Tecumseh based, he is the house musician at Flying Otter Winery in Adrian and performs over 350 shows a year. 

Please welcome Cat Canyon to Clinton Fall Festival. 

 
 

SATURDAY 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at COMMUNITY CENTER

COLORS THE CLOWN COLORS THE CLOWN

Colors The Clown's Animal Magic Show is a one-of-a kind experience loaded with audience participation. Her whimsical character and animal friends are sure to keep you at the edge of your seat. The animals perform silly, fun tricks and that's what fuels the magical surprises. You get a clown, a magician and a petting zoo, all-in-one package.

Colors' Corral is your own barnyard petting zoo. See Miss Piggy and all her friends in this outdoor party - a wonderful opportunity to interact with an unforgettable array of domestic farm animals!

Colors' Cartoon Face Painting is not your ordinary face painting. Children of all ages get to be transformed into silly, cute and scary creatures, theatrical personalities, and much more!

 
 

SATURDAY 12:30 - 1:30

Chiaroscuro Community Men's Choral Ensemble Chiaroscuro Community Men

Chiaroscuro Community Men's Chorus was founded in late February 2013 by Susan Matych-Hager.  All members live within driving distance of Lenawee County, Michigan.  They touch the hearts and minds of listeners with beautiful expressive singing.  Members of the chorus represent a diversity of professions and ages, however all the men in the grouplove to sing and enjoy the comradery that comes with singing in a men's group.

 
 

SATURDAY 1:30 - 2:30

John, Joyce, and Friends John, Joyce, and Friends

 
 

SATURDAY 2:45-4:00

2017 Clinton Fall Festival Queen Pageant 2017 Clinton Fall Festival Queen Pageant

 
 

SATURDAY 4:00-5:00

TJ Craven Show TJ Craven Show

Since the age of three, TJ has been singing for a crowd. Memorizing all the songs in an adult Christmas Cantata at church and hasn’t stopped since. TJ loves pop, oldies, country, gospel and last but not least, Elvis.Most recently this entertaining fourteen-year old has been lending his talents to The Veteran’s of Foreign War. His passion for supporting the troops began when he was only eleven. He was asked to perform at a charity event at Boomer’s Roadhouse in Waterford for a fallen hero named Mst Sgt Anthong Yost. From this, TJ was inspired to write a song, Forgotten Heroes, in honor of all soldiers who give their lives in the name of freedom. Since then, his experience has allowed him to meet and talk to many veterans and active soldiers across the United States and Iraq.

TJ’s charitable contributions do not stop there. Breast Cancer functions, The March of Dimes, Relay for Life, and Easter Seals, where TJ had the pleasure of meeting Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. The two shared a short conversation and a joke before TJ took the stage to entertain the crowd with his rendition of “The King”. Along with the many charity events TJ performs, he has also had the pleasure of opening up for National Country music artists, Steven Cochran, Trailer Choir, Wild Honey, Whiskey Falls, and Clay Underwood. He has also had the pleasure of performing along side Sheldon Kay and The Juke Joint Johnnies, Kentucky Strai

 
 

SUNDAY 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Refuge Gospel Refuge Gospel

 “ REFUGE “

 

Each having our own tastes in various music styles we come together to form one unique sound to praise the Lord with.

The name "Refuge" was decided on when we started recording our first CD and realized that another group had our previous name- Driven. Trying to give our group a name that would send a message in itself was very difficult. Finally, at the very last moment, we came up with Refuge. It reminds us that, during life's most difficult times, God is our Refuge. We know that everyone that hears us sing has faced, is facing or will face hardships. Our prayer is that our music will remind everyone that God is our Refuge and we can take rest in Him. With the common goal of knowing Him and making Him known through song we hope to bless and bring others to know Him.
Psalm 59:16
"But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning; for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble".

 
 

SUNDAY 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Peter Clark and the Red Cedar River Boys Peter Clark and the Red Cedar River Boys

 
 

Sunday 1:30-2:30 (the Parade Route)

The Chordsmen The Chordsmen

 
 

Sunday, September 24, 3:30

Kayla Kendall Kayla Kendall

Kayla plays Guitar, ukulele, singer/songwriter. She has an Album out and plays a variety of music. Very Talented, she was the winner of this years Lenawee County Fair Talent contest.

 
 

SUNDAY, September 24, 4:00

Colin Dexter - Elvis Tribute Colin Dexter - Elvis Tribute

Colin Dexter Bio
(Elvis Tribute Artist)
 
Colin Dexter is an 18 year old from Jackson, Michigan. He is an Elvis Tribute Artist and has been for almost 5 years. Colin has won people's choice award in two Elvis Tribute Competitions and 2nd place in the division twice as well. That is pretty impressive for his age! Colin enjoys performing for adult care homes, fairs, festivals, or anywhere he can display his talent. When he was 5 years old his Nana played him an Elvis CD and he was hooked. Since his Nana’s passing he has dedicated all his work to her since she was the one who started him out. After high school Colin is going to Baker College majoring in Social Studies and English, he wants to become a middle school history teacher. Meanwhile continuing his Elvis tribute performances. Many people ask Colin what the difference is between an impersonator and a tribute artist is? The response is simply this. impersonators seem to make fun of Elvis, buying fake costumes that don’t even look close to the real thing, as for a tribute artists which pays tribute to Elvis with authe

 
 

Sunday, September 24 4:30

charles Elliott charles Elliott

Charles Elliott is a force of nature, his passion for music fuels an array of other vigorous enthusiasms. Not only does he write and record songs wowing crowds, he also has had his hands in many other fields. Which have included Law Enforcement, Archaeology, biblical studies and more. The music industry has labeled him “Reincarnated Elvis”.

 

In the Early years Elliott’s voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as "Delicious Love," "Mobile Home” and' Where I Am”. Which received airplay on several radio station’s nation wide and internet radio. Elliott would then began performing bigger venues and opening for such acts as West Coast Choppers,  Daily, Travis, Bentley, Tippin, Nichols, Gloriana, and more. Elliott has performed on many radio stations, as well as TV in Nashville reaching a million viewers, and has performed in one of the top hundred events in North America. Elliott was than signed by NUWay Records and became a BMI Nashville songwriter.

Elliott's honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience. Let’s not forget the impersonation’s that capture the person to a tee.

During the months ahead, Elliott will head back to the studio in Nashville to cut some new music. From there it will be wherever the road takes him.

 
 

Saturday 2:30-4:00

Clinton Fall Festival Queen Pageant Application Clinton Fall Festival Queen Pageant Application

         2017 Clinton Fall Festival  Queen Pageant Application

 

Name of Applicant____________________________________

Address ____________________________________________

Phone ______________________________________________

Email Address _______________________________________

Occupation/school/grade______________ _________________

What is your talent?___________________________________

Parents Names________________________________________

Short biography_______________________________________

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What do you like best about Clinton and the Fall Festival?

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Why would you want to be Queen?

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Future Plans__________________________________________