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Festival Bandshell Entertainment 2017

           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 2016 Clinton Fall Festival. I hope to see you often and hope you enjoy the sights, sounds, food, and shopping this year.

2017 Entertainment Line-Up

 
 

Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

THE DIGGERS......an outstanding Irish band THE DIGGERS......an outstanding Irish band

 
 

Friday Evening Tate Park

THE WHATABOUTS.......A 60'S girls' group with LIVE music provided by "THE WHOEVERS" THE WHATABOUTS.......A 60

 
 

SATURDAY 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

"CHIAROSCURO" ......Lenawee County's premier men's choral ensemble "CHIAROSCURO" ......Lenawee County

 
 

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 Dave McDonagh of Saline, who plays tenor sax & clarinet. Our awesome clarinet player was Wendell Birdsall, until his recent death. 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

 
 

SUNDAY 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Red Cedar River Boys Red Cedar River Boys

 
 

Saturday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tecumseh Players Tecumseh Players

2015 has the Tecumseh Players celebrating 55 years of performing in the Lenawee County area. For many years, their home stage was located in the Glass Room of the Tecumseh Community Center. In 1981, with the opening of the Tecumseh Civic Center, they moved onto its brand new stage to annually do both a musical and drama. At Christmas time, they've done projects with both the TCA and the Tecumseh Big Band. In 2010, they hosted a world premier performance of the script Sam and Laura by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, novelist, and non-fiction writer Ron Powers. In recent years, the Players have branched out into various venues, including dinner theater at the Clinton Inn, dessert theater at the British Tea Pantry, and wine and cheese theater at J Trees winery. Info about upcoming events can be found on their Facebook page, Fans of the Tecumseh Players.

 
 

SATURDAY 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

 
 

FRIDAY 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

JRosco the Clown Picture and Bio JRosco 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.

 
 

SATURDAY 3:00 PM -5:30 PM

T.J Craven Biography T.J Craven Biography

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

 
 

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!

 
 

SUNDAY 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

REFUGE REFUGE

 
 

STROLLING SATURDAY 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Renaissance Festival Renaissance Festival