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Festival Bandshell Entertainment 2020

           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.

2020 Entertainment Line-Up


Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:00-2:00 Middle School Stage

Newport Blues Band Newport Blues Band

"Newport Blues Band is a 5-piece blues band (drums, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, harmonica) inspired by both legendary and contemporary artists.  As a group of "old guys" we have the life experiences that allow us to feel and express the music we play, plus play off each other musically. Blues is what we do!”


Friday, September 27, 2019 12:30-1:00 Downtown Stage

Jimmy and Karen Deck Jimmy and Karen Deck

Popular local Talent and Karaoke DJ you probably know as "Krazi Karen" and husband Jimmy Deck.  They'll bring their own style of popular songs everyone knows and loves.


Friday, September 27, 2019 2:00-3:00 Middle School Stage

Hep Shrug Hep Shrug

Hep Shrug is Kyrie Bristle (vocals), Peter Crist (vocals/guitar), Matt Galbraith (guitar), Matt Konkle (drums) Paul Stiem (guitar), and James Sumner (bass). The first time they all played together they knew that the stars had aligned. They play a mixture of 90s to now, alternative and rock with some classics and knee slappers thrown in for good measure.  



Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:15-2:15 Downtown Stage

"10 Cents Flat Sax Quartet" "10 Cents Flat Sax Quartet"

“Karen Bunch, Dale Chadderdon, Jim Rice and Mary-Beth Madziar play an eclectic set,  featuring songs from the movies, and everything from Scott Joplin to The Beatles."



Friday, September 27, 2019 at 3:00 at the Middle School Stage


The Fall FestivalAmbassador Contest is new to this year's festival, replacing the Queen's Pageant.  The purpose of this competition is to establish a liaison between the young people in our community and the Fall Festival.  Our Ambassador will be a leadership role model and will represent the Festival, not only during the September weekend, but also at other area events.

Each contestant will be asked to have a platform....something that they are passionate about that will make the world a better place - locally or globally.  This can be something like helping the elderly, assisting struggling readers, teaching empathy, encouraging recycling, anti-bullying, or helping animals. 

There are three contestants this year:  Mykell Brodie, Lena Korte, and Bennet Zbikowski.

The Ambassador contest will take place Friday, September27, 2019 at 3:00 on the main stage near Clinton Middle School.


Friday, September 27, 2019 2:30-4:30 Downtown Stage

Mike Finch with Silent Bob and Smilin Paul Mike Finch with Silent Bob and Smilin Paul

Three old time rockers performing everything from classic rock to new and old country, Do name it...... they've probably played it.  Come out and enjoy some good music and have a GREAT time!


Friday, September 27, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 Middle School Stage

The Unforgettables The Unforgettables

Super talented trio of ladies singing harmonies of the 1940-50's.  


Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4:30-5:30 Strolling and Sunday September 29th 1:30-2:30 Parade Route

Eric the Juggler Eric the Juggler

Back again this year Friday and Sunday Entertainment! Eric the Juggler, Guiness World Record holder, will be strolling his juggling skills from 4:30 until 5:30 Friday and then entertaining along the parade route Sinday from 1:30-2:30.


Saturday, September 28th, Noon-1:00 Middle School Stage

Ear Candy Ear Candy

Wonderfully talented and entertaining local ladies bring you timeless music past and present.  On stage at the Middle School Saturday, September 28th at Noon!


Saturday, September 28, 2019 1:00-3:00 Middle School Stage

Earth Angels Earth Angels

"Earth Angels" Youth group performing the 4 Seasons, Temptations, Michael Jackson, Doo Wop, and much more!


Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:00-1:00 Downtown Stage

Bob Schultz (Big Foot Bob) Bob Schultz (Big Foot Bob)

Over the past 50 years Bob has been with many artists..... Bob Seger, MC5, Sun Messengers, to name a few. Bob has worked in studios with many artists as a singer, musician, producer, and writer and has played Festivals, and shared the stage with major recording artists from all over the world. 



Saturday, September 29, 2019 from 1:15-2:15 Downtown Stage


42 North is an acoustic trio of guitars, harmonica and vocals. They play an eclectic set of songs you know and can sing along with. L-R David Kass (Ypsilanti), Joyce Lancaster (Clinton) and John Freeland (Blissfield)


Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:30-5:30 Middle School Stage

The Shawn Riley Band The Shawn Riley Band

The Shawn Riley Band makes a repeat performance at the Bandshell stage.  Come listen to a great mix of Pop and Classic Rock!  Special to this band is Clinton's own Superintendent of Schools, Jim Cracraft.


Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 2:30-4:30 Downtown Stage

"One Hit Wonders" "One Hit Wonders"

Not just "one hit wonders", this duo covers an enormous catalog of music from artists ranging from The Beatles, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffet, Sublime, The Rolling Stones, Greenday, Waylon Jennings, Katy Perry, The White Stripes, Dion,  Elvis Presley, The Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, The Black Keys and many, many more.  They play instantly recognizable songs...... something for everyone to sing along to. 



Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:30-12:30

The Dixie Cups Dixieland Band The Dixie Cups Dixieland Band

A FUN hour of popular music by local musicians in the great style of New Orleans Dixieland.  


Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00, Middle School Stage

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

RED CEDAR RIVER BOYS......A group led by Father Peter Clark of Clinton, Michigan.  They play an assortment of Bluegrass, classic country, and gospel music.  They have performed for Clinton's Festival for the past six years.


Sunday, September 29, 2019, 1:00-4:00 (1:30-2:30 along the parade route)

Kevin Krieger Kevin Krieger

Kevin Krieger is the Band Director in the Jackson Michigan School System.  Kevin will be strolling the Clinton Fall Festival with saxophone tunes from 1:00-4:00, Sunday, September 29th.  Look for Kevin along the Parade Route from 1:30-2:30.