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Music on the Bridge

FRIDAY (Dinner on the Bridge)
Bill Purk & The Muleskinner Band
SATURDAY Music on the Bridge
8:30 am to 10:30 amOne More Time String Band
11:30 am to 1:00 pmDaniel Dye & the Miller Road Band
1:30 pm to 2:30 pmNew Mountain Heritage Band
3:00 pm to 4:00 pmTyler Williams Band
SATURDAY Music at the Pavilion
10:30 am to 11:30 amGlenn Parks Banjo Entertainment
12:30 pm to 2:00 pmHoward Sayre
2:30 pm to 3:30 amJim Bard
4:00 pm to 6:00 pmBill Purk & The Muleskinner Band
SATURDAY (Picnic and Concert on the Bridge)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pmSugar Creek Band
SUNDAY Music on the Bridge
Noon to 1:30 pmRivers Edge
2:00 pm to 4:00 pmMad River Railroad
SUNDAY Music at the Pavilion
Noon to 3:00 pmIra Chaiffetz
3:00 pm to 4:00 pmBilly Jacobs

Bill Purk & The Muleskinner Band

The Muleskinner Band is made up of Bill Purk, Jim Peterson, and guests who have included Mike Gorrell, Reed Jones, Audie Blaylock, Floyd Alexander, Mason Bryan, Mark Davis and David Burkhart. Formed in 1985, The Muleskinner Band's first performance was at Market Place ‘85 in Urbana, Ohio. Since then, the band has traveled to 5 different states, including West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and extensively throughout Ohio. Strong vocals, slick instrumentation and light-hearted interaction with their audiences make them crowd favorites. They have recorded 6 projects and each of the members has been asked to guest on other recordings.

One More Time String Band

For more than 20 years, The One More Time String Band has been playing its unique sound of Folk and traditional music. They entertain audiences at the Columbus North Market, the Lancaster Music Festival, and the Ohio State Fair. They also enjoy performing at summer festivals and meeting new fans when they perform at small town independent book stores.The band's announcer, Sandi Vitek, plays the mountain dulcimer and the tin whistle. Band member Sauni Rowles, who plays the hammered dulcimer says, “If the tune is in my head, it just sort of flows through my hands.” Nicki Lyons plays the 12-string guitar and sings high harmony; while Al Celli is a self-taught washtub bass player. Lead singer Sylvia Miller plays the 6-string guitar and a “wicked pair of spoons.” Sylvia is also the band’s resident songwriter, including songs written for events such as the Cincinnati and Ohio Bicentennials, Zane Grey Day, and more. One More Time String Band has recorded some of its favorite songs to CD.

Glenn Parks Banjo Entertainment

Glenn Parks combines masterful banjo playing in a wide variety of genres -- Secular, Cowboy, Gospel and Novelty -- with singing jokes and humor. Great entertainment for all ages.

Howard Sayre

Howard Sang Sayre’s genre and passion is mostly bluegrass. He also enjoys playing gospel and old country music. He started back in 1956 at WJEH radio in Gallopolis, Ohio.

He was a guest on the Flatt and Scruggs TV Show. A resident of Marysville, Ohio, Howard plays for nursing homes, flea markets and farmers markets.

Jim Bard

James Bard is a 65 year old retired gentleman, who lives in Marysville, Ohio and loves playing guitar and singing. He bought his first guitar from the Alden's catalog at the age of thirteen for $21.00.

After 50 years of playing, Jim says he can’t promise you anything other than the fact you sure can't buy a good guitar for twenty-one bucks anymore!

Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band

Daniel Dye, an Ohio native, spent the better part of the last decade writing songs as he backpacked his way around the world. After returning to Ohio, he began jamming with the musical Miller siblings (who also just happen to be his nephews and niece), bringing their sensibilities as young musicians to his own tunes. Over time, sing-a-longs at family get-togethers and weekly gigs at an Ohio farm market began growing into something more serious. The Millers, classically trained in the cello and violin, and viola, added a more sophisticated sound to Dye’s guitar and harmonica. The banjo and mandolin were soon mixed in and the Miller Road Band was officially formed. The style of a song or band is often hard to define. Dye has been influenced by Folk, Bluegrass, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Country, and Gospel and these tunes are a combination of these genres. The hope is that the music itself, no matter how it’s defined, will ring real and true.

New Mountain Heritage Band

New Mountain Heritage was formed with a group of veteran musicians. Each member has an extensive personal musical background in bluegrass music. This variety of talent has formed a strong foundation for the music that they play today. With close tight-nit harmonies and a vast diversity of material from the old standards to the modern sounds and old time dance fiddle tunes, New Mountain Heritage is bound to excite and please audiences where ever they perform and keep them wanting more. Band is comprised of Greg Beasley, Doyle Wright, Damon Hixon, J J Arnold and Martin Watkins.

Tyler Williams Band

Singer, songwriter Tyler Williams, born in central Ohio, is a young man with big dreams that started when he was just 2 years old. By the time he was 4, he began playing piano attracting the attention of everyone around him. Although Williams was born with Cerebral Palsy and became blind at infancy, he remained determined in his pursuit of becoming an entertainer despite the obstacles.

Over the years, Tyler has been diligently studying and performing every chance he gets to refine his skills, including performances with some of his heroes such as the legendary Tony Rice, Lonesome River Band, and Balsam Range. One of the most recent accomplishments of this young artist is his Bachelor’s Degree major in Broadcasting and minor in Bluegrass, which he graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University.

His hard work has already produced a powerful voice and original style that is often talked about throughout the industry. He has assembled his own group applying all the knowledge he has gained throughout his journey and is ready to take his career as an entertainer all the way.

Sugar Creek Band

Sugar Creek Bluegrass is an energetic young band from central Ohio made up of brothers and sisters who strive to preserve Bluegrass music for many generations. The band performs traditional bluegrass, old time, and gospel music inspired by legends like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. Sugar Creek has shared the stage with some amazing bluegrass bands including Dailey & Vincent, Russell Moore, Rhonda Vincent, Joe Mullins, Flatt Lonesome, Mountain Faith and many others. The band can often be heard on bluegrass radio stations and they have performed live on both ABC and NBC in Columbus, Ohio. Sugar Creek was honored to be selected to showcase at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina and was also selected in the top 7 youth bands at the Silver Dollar City band competition in Branson, Missouri. Sugar Creek has recorded three bluegrass albums and they are currently working on their first gospel album to be released in 2017. The band members include Emily on banjo, Cody on fiddle, Molly on bass, Matt on guitar, Ben on mandolin, and Abby on washboard.

While working hard to play their best, it is their sincere desire to honor and please God with their music. After all, music is a blessing and a gift from the Lord!

Rivers Edge

Rivers Edge has been playing together about seven years. They have a very eclectic style that allows them to play various genres such as gospel, bluegrass, country and folk, from traditional sounds to more contemporary. They thank God for the privilege of being able to play great music. Band members: Jeff Richards, Mike Griffith, Joe Float.
Mad River Railroad

Mad River Railroad is a Dayton, Ohio bluegrass / newgrass band comprised of a banjo, bass, mandolin, fiddle, and guitar. The band, has been described as “. . .a new progressive bluegrass band with tight harmonies, good licks, and lots of fun” by Dayton

Mad River Railroad features Pat Carine, Banjo; Dave Finster, Bass; Nora Heink, Mandolin; Gary Ridgeway, Fiddle; and Dave Younkin, Guitar.

Ira Chaiffetz

Ira’s performances feature a variety of genres, including bluegrass, jazz, Dixieland and American old-time music made popular by such artists as Lester Flatt, Pete Seeger, the Kingston Trio, Earl Scruggs, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Expect fun music from oldies, sign-a-longs and a little gospel with the twangs of this banjo playing musician.

Billy Jacobs

Country Folk Artist Billy Jacobs has added music to his resume by publishing two albums with songs about home and family and childhood days growing up at his Grandma’s house with his Mom & Dad and 6 kids. He was very close with his Grandma, she was the single biggest influence in his life.

“I’m a Watercolor Artist. That’s my day job! I feel truly blessed to be able to do it for a living! Most of what I paint is a combination of things I have seen and my own imagination and “artistic license”. My music is much the same. Part personal experience and part “artistic license”! If I wasn’t doing Art for a living, I would be doing this!”

His albums, Billy Jacobs “Home” & “The Storm”, will be available for purchase at the festival.
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Kids Zone Sponsor
Primrose Schools
Community Sponsors
Connolly Construction |  Steve Stolte & Mardy Hanlon-Stolte |  Merchants National Bank |  Richwood Marketing
Friend of the Festival Sponsors
Benny’s Pizza |  Comfort Inn |  Darby Creek Dental |  First Federal Community Bank
Edward Jones Investments – Cory L. Hixson, AAMS
Holbrook & Manter CPAs |  Liberty National Bank |  McCarthy & Cox, Retirement and Estate Specialist, LLC
Avanelle Oberlin |  Pathways Financial Credit Union | Super 8 Marysville
Union County Mental Health & Recovery Board
In-kind Sponsors
Allen Township EMS |  Allen Township |  City of Marysville |  Dutch Mill Greenhouse |  Funderburgh Farms
Golf Cart Company | Heritage Cooperative |  Irwin Farms |  Marysville Art League |  Marysville Public Library
MHS Students |  Union County EMA |  Union County Engineers |  Union County Farm Bureau
Union County Master Gardeners |  Union County Rotary
Union Dairy Farmers |  Village of North Lewisburg |  Wischmeyer Farm
Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Email us at or call 937.642.6279
Join us at The Pottersburg Bridge, 17141 Inskeep-Cratty Rd., North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060