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 am||One More Time String Band
||11:30 am to 1:00 pm||Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band
||1:30 pm to 2:30 pm||New Mountain Heritage Band
||3:00 pm to 4:00 pm||Tyler Williams Band
SATURDAY Music at the Pavilion|
|10:30 am to 11:30 am||Glenn Parks Banjo Entertainment|
|4:00 pm to 6:00 pm||Bill Purk & The Muleskinner Band|
SATURDAY (Picnic on the Bridge)|
|5:30 pm to 7:00 pm||Sugar Creek Band|
SUNDAY Music on the Bridge|
|Noon to 1:30 pm||Rivers Edge|
|2:00 pm to 4:00 pm||Mad River Railroad|
SUNDAY Music at the Pavilion||Noon to 3:00 pm||Ira Chaiffetz
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
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 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 MostMetro.com.
Mad River Railroad features Pat Carine, Banjo;
Dave Finster, Bass;
Nora Heink, Mandolin;
Gary Ridgeway, Fiddle;
Dave Younkin, Guitar.
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.
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|Dinner on the Bridge Sponsor|
|Picnic on the Bridge Sponsor|
|Bluegrass Music Sponsor|
|Bus Tour Sponsor|
|Festival Transportation Sponsor (Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides & Golf Carts)|
|Connolly Construction |
Steve Stolte & Mardy Hanlon-Stolte |
Merchants Bank |
|Friend of the Festival Sponsors|
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Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County |
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Funderburgh Farms |
Marysville Art League|
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