Friday, September 15, 2023
6:30-7:45 pm – Andy Rueter
Andy Rueter is a Midwest country music singer songwriter. He has been a part of many openings for mainstream country performers and has shared the stage with artists like Aaron Tippin, Hal Ketchum, Josh Turner, Sarah Evans, Sawyer Browne and Thompson Square just to mention a few.
Andy performs country songs from the 70’s, to current chart-toppers like Cody Johnson, Cody Jinks, Luke Combs, Tyler Childers and others, along with original music as well.
Andy’s mission is to simply provide the best listening experience possible for his fans and followers.
8-9:30 pm – Garrett Biggs
Garrett is a ‘what you see, what you get’ kind of artist. Biggs was raised in nearby Casey, IL where he lived before moving to Nashville, TN in July 0f 2018. Currently he is gearing up for the release of his upcoming single, “Heaven Along The Way”. His music is captivating. Biggs’ songs are raw, powerful and truly show his heart and where he comes from with every rhyme and lyric.
In his career, Garrett has already shared the stage with some of Country music’s biggest stars including: Tanya Tucker, Bill Anderson, Aaron Tippin, Drew Baldridge, Josh Thompson and Craig Wayne Boyd.
Biggs found his first success with his song “Momma Didn’t Raise No” which has surpassed 2,000,000 streams on Spotify/Apple Music and over 3.6 million music video views on YouTube.
Saturday, September 16, 2023
1-1:45 pm – The Coon Holler Kids
The Coon Holler Kids are a group of high school aged students from the Wabash Valley area. They have been named one of the Top Ten Bluegrass teen groups in The United States and were invited to compete in The Bluegrass BBQ Festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. While there, they placed 3rd in that competition.
The Coon Holler Kids continue to play their music and have performed at the Indiana State Fair, numerous festivals, and have been featured on WTWO’s “Good Day Live.”
2-2:30 pm – The Circle City Sidewalk Stompers
The Circle City Sidewalk Stompers Clown Band has been performing fast-moving, choreographed routines to upbeat music since 1976. The musicians, including trumpets, trombones, saxophones, bass and snare drums, and sousaphone are dressed in colorful clown costumes and entertain the crowd with comic interaction and fancy footwork.
Based in Indianapolis, IN, the Circle City Sidewalk Stompers routinely entertain crowds at Indiana Pacers basketball and Indianapolis Colts football games as well as parades and the Indiana State Fair. As word of the twelve talented musicians and their high energy show spread, the group began appearing in fairs across the country such as the San Diego Fair, the New York State Fair, the Wisconsin State Fair, and the Alaska State Fair. The band has also performed in the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, KY for the past 20 years, as well as Carnival in Nice, France, the European version of Mardi Gras and the Shanghai International Music Festival.
2:30-3:30 pm – Zac Edington
6:30-7:45 pm – Whiskey Bend
Nicole Shoffstall and Jim Niemann are accomplished performers on their own, but when combined, form a group called Whiskey Bend. Hailing from the Effingham, IL area this duo is a popular act at the Effingham Performance Center and has wow’d audiences there.
Whiskey Bend produces and performs both an Acoustic Show, and a Backing Track Show, in a wide variety of music genre’s from the 50’s to today.
They select and perform songs that get the audience involved with singing along, dancing, or just playing some table drums. Whiskey Bend says their goal is to make audiences smile while they tap their feet and sing along!!!
8-9:30 pm – SJ McDonald
Listed by Nashville’s Country Evolution Magazine as one of the top Country Artists to watch in 2022!
SJ McDonald’s sound reflects that of a hard-working farmer’s daughter who lives and breathes country music – because that’s who she is. Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, SJ developed her tenacity and dedication working on her family’s 5-generation cattle and turkey farm. Along with callused hands, she found her adoration for country music, loving the legends of the 90s and 2000s country eras.
SJ auditioned for and received her “Golden Ticket” for American Idol on Season #17. She plays frequently at venues around Nashville and across the country with her touring band and on shows such as RFD-TV. SJ has landed opening slots for artists such as Jon Pardi, Runaway June, John Anderson, Aaron Tippin, and more.
SJ brings her infectious energy to the stage, the writing room, and the studio. She released her debut EP, “How To Live” in July of 2021 independently. Fans can expect brand new music in 2023, which she has written and co-produced with some of her favorite collaborators in Nashville.
Sunday September 17, 2023
1:30-3 pm – Lindley Creek Bluegrass
Lindley Creek is a Missouri Ozark Mountain FAMILY band that frequently performs at Silver Dollar City in BRANSON and can be heard on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction. Covering awide variety of musical styles, Lindley Creek puts their own touch on classic rock, country and gospel music!
Hailing from the Ozark Mountains and the prairie lands of Missouri, Lindley Creek features Kathie Greer on guitar, songwriting and vocals; husband John Greer on bass; daughter Katie Greer on mandolin, songwriting and lead vocals; and son Jase Greer on fiddle, songwriting and harmony vocals.
While Lindley Creek tours throughout the heartland from North Dakota to Texas, and points mostly west of the Mississippi River, they plan to connect with fans in the Southeast, the Midwest and right here in Marshall, IL – the heart of Bluegrass Country!