At Epworth Park Chautauqua Days in Bethesda, Ohio on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday July 9th, the following entertainers will appear in the open-air covered Epworth Park Auditorium on N. Main St. The show will go on rain or shine.
Local Cabin Boys Plus is set to perform Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m. The Cabin Boys Plus are a local band who present a slate of traditional bluegrass, old-time county music, gospel and songs from way back. They love to engage the audience with their story-telling, jokes and other unique blend of music that inspires all who catch their show. They have performed at various sites throughout the Ohio Valley including Wheeling Jamboree, Epworth Park, Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, various street fairs, festivals, benefits, churches and senior citizen centers.
Members of the band are Wes Huntsman from Bethesda-banjo, harmonicas and vocals; Jim Emery from Batesville-fiddle and vocals; Roger Shepherd from Flushing-guitar and vocals; and Vicki Huntsman, Bethesda-bass guitar.
Performing Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m. - New Silver Eagle Band. The New Silver Eagle Band has been fortunate to perform at the Wheeling Jamboree USA and the Sagebrush Round Up, home of the W.Va. Country Music Hall of Fame, for which this band was honored in August 2015. This top notch variety group performs the best in Country and Rock from the 60's to many of today's top hits music. The two featured vocalists are Taylor Porter of Neffs, Ohio and John Kendjorsky of Yorkville, Ohio. are each quite versatile in the styles of music they perform and with top professional musicians are definitely a real crowd pleaser anywhere they perform. They are being featured at many large fairs and festivals this year, so come here an see what everyone in the Ohio Valley is talking about.
Local favorite bluegrass group "Almost Famous" is set to perform on Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m. The group includes: Micah Fuchs, mandolin and vocals. Micah is the minister at the Church of Christ in Belmont, Ohio and the principal at Barnesville High School. Josh Hetrick, guitar and vocals. Aside from being an authority in the bluegrass genre and a darned good roofer, he is also the minister at Freeport Church of Christ. Harold Dailey, bass and vocals. He is the guy who started the bluegrass music program at the Pennyroyal Opera House, Fairview, Ohio. Harold has about 50 years of music under his belt, and is a retired director of facilities. Steven Moore, banjo and vocals, and sometimes guitar. Steven won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship for his second time in 2015, Winfield, Kansas. In 2016, he won the first ever Carolina in the Fall, hosted by the Kruger Brothers in Wilkesboro N.C. His other accomplishments to note inlcude: 2008 National Banjo Champion, 2011 Rocky Grass Banjo Champion. 2013 Renofest Banjo Champion, 2013 Merlefest Banjo Champion, and 2015 Maryland State Banjo Champion.