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Today's Events at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival

By Katie Schultz

Enjoy the last day of the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival today, Sunday the 15th:

All day, Juried Fine Arts Show on Main Street.

All day, Crafts & Trades Show on Main Street.

All day, Antique & Classic Car Show on the Square, High, and Mulberry.

All day, Motorcycle Show & Cruse-In on the Square.

6 am- 10 am, enjoy a pancake breakfast on the Square.

At 9:00 am, Frank Boyd Jr. Blues Ministry on the Square.

At 10:00 am, Join Worship Service - Grace Community Church on the Square.

10 am- 4 pm, visitors can attend the Quilt Show at the YMCA, 200 W. Chestnut.

11 am- 4 pm, Visitors can attend the Flower Show at the Living Center, 201 N. Main.

At noon, Caffiends on the Square.

At noon, All for One perform on the South Stage (Gambier & Main). All for One is a contemporary Christian music group formed by members from 3 different area churches. They have been together for 2 years now and are geared toward leading corporate worship at public gatherings. Recent performances have included county fairs across central Ohio.  Band members include Tony Mazza (bass), Mark Noland (vocals), Laurie Garcia (keyboard), Jill Carroll (vocals), Jacob Lehman (keyboard), Casey Oakleaf (drums), Mike Bailey (electric guitar) and Kevin Ferrebee (the live sound guru).  The mission of All for One is to create a worship and praise environment where the listener can become involved.

At noon, Kendra Vosler performs on the Center Stage (Vine & Main). Kendra Vosler is a recent high-school graduate. She enjoys performing and was most recently seen in the MTVarts production of Grease as well as Seussical in her high school's play. Kendra has also performed in Cinderella, has been in many plays at her church and sang at the Dan Emmett Festival for the last two years. She has studied voice for four years and has played the piano since she was 4.

At 12:30 pm, Megan Campbell performs on the Center Stage. Megan is a 7th grader. She has had a love for singing since she was very young.  Megan has been singing the national anthem at sports events, fairs, and races since she was 7. She has been a part of TaVaci for 5 years. Megan's favorite things to do is to sing and play her guitar, participating in church events and local benefits, singing at local nursing homes, and being a part of the Dan Emmett Festival. Megan loves to read and draw, and she enjoys spending time with her family.

At 1:00 pm, Tim Noble performs on the South Stage. Timothy Noble, age 14, is the son of Kevin and Cynthia Noble. At the age of three his parents started noticing his God-given musical talent when he began playing on the piano the hymns he had heard in church. He was enrolled at that age in a program called Music for Young Children which he participated in until he began formal piano lessons at the age of 6. This musical gift flows from his heart - put there by God - and is seen in his love of the hymns and gospel music of which he has done his own arrangements under the direction of his piano instructor. Timothy has also been greatly influenced and blessed by playing with and learning from other talented and gifted pianists of our day such as Dino Kartsonakis, Kim Collingsworth, and the late Anthony Burger. At the age of 10 he was invited to play at the Grand Piano Extravaganza (with 5 nationally known pianists) in Shipshewana, Indiana. Last year Timothy performed at a Faith and Freedom Rally that featured Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas. His performance resulted in developing his first piano CD entitled "Honoring God". Even at his young age, Timothy is ministering weekly, through invitation, by playing the piano at church services and other special events. he is becoming known for his powerfully moving piano-picture presentations that honor God through his playing, narration, pictures and vocals by special guests.

At 1:00 pm, Dornbirer Sisters perform on the Center Stage. Greta (15), Ingrid (13), Clara (10), and Mimi (7), are all home schooled sister who love to sing together.  They really love all kinds of performing arts. They play the piano, and love drama as well. All four girls were recently cast in Orange Barrel Production Company's A Little Princess. The oldest three have also been seen in OBPC's Anne of Green Gables and Charlotte's Web. They have never had any formal voice training, and the first time they sang in public together was for the 2014 Knox County's HopeNow Talent Show.

At 2:00 pm, McManaway Family Singers perform on the South Stage. The McManaway Family Singers are from Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The group consists of Charlie and Margie McManaway, their daughter Kim Atkinson, and granddaughter Casey Bonsignore. The singers perform only gospel music ranging in the style of Southern Gospel to Contemporary Christian. They have traveled extensively throughout the Midwest and Southern states, as well the Eastern Seaboard.  They have performed at the Ohio State Fair. The McManaways have also shared their message in song at local festivals, including the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival and Olde-Time Farming Festival. The family has 5 CD's, their latest entitled, Sing Me Home. Their ministry for Christ spans over twenty years. They enjoy the fellowship of  sharing the Gospel through their singing. All are members of the Centerburg Church of Christ.

At 2:00 pm, Columbus Zoo held at the Center Stage.

At 2 pm- 4 pm, Experience the Woodward Opera House Tours at 103 S. Main.

At 3:00 pm, Motorcycle Show Awards will be held on the Square.

At 3:30 pm, Shuman Band performs on the South Stage. With a musical heritage that spans over 50 years, The Shuman Band is all about authentic, live entertainment. Spanning three generations, the Shuman band was founded by Sam Shuman Sr. and featured his sons, Sam Jr. and Dan (Shultz) on acoustic and electric guitars. Sam Shuman Sr., a renowned banjo/fiddle player, established the foundation of entertainment that continues today. Advancing the musical tradition, Sam Jr. and brother Shultz branched out to form the highly acclaimed band, The Ammunition. Opening for Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and countless others, The Ammunition continued the time-held musical legacy; receiving acclaim for their spirited performances and compelling original material. Their 3 albums, Loaded, Long Black Train, and Egg Hen and Uncle Wally remain as crowd favorites. The most recent lineup of The Shuman Band features Sam Shuman Jr. and his sons, Jesse, Dylan, and Nathan. Sam plays acoustic guitar and harmonica while Jesse and Dylan provide the musical foundation with bass and drums. With the recent passing of Dan “Shultz” Shuman, Nathan has successfully transitioned into the lead guitar role; ripping solos and energizing audiences at band venues. The Shuman Band chooses to play authentic music; songs with depth and meaning. Most recently the band has begun work on a new musical release entitled Descendants which features the last recordings made by Shultz along with other songs written by The Shuman Band.

At 4:00 pm, Car Show Awards will be held on West High.

Throughout the day, enjoy food and drinks from the many concession stands.

The festival officially ends at 5:00 pm.

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*schedule is subject to change*
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