05/31/12 The Yellow River Festival will take place this Saturday, June 2nd in River Park Square (on LaPorte Street just a few blocks east of Michigan Street. The event will include arts and crafts booths, 1800s r-enactors, delicious food, games for kids, and plenty of entertainment.
10:00 a.m. Welcome – Teressa Welborn; Invocation – Rev. Dr. Ron Liechty; Mayoral Proclamation – Mayor Mark Senter
10:15 a.m. Mark & Liza Woolever (this folk music set will include “The Yellow River Song” featuring the song’s writer, George Schricker)
11:00 a.m. Johnny Appleseed (as performed by Steve McPhail) - sponsored by Del Monte Foods
11:20 a.m. Yesterday’s News (folk music by Brent Martin)
11:40 a.m. Dr. Tom Buchanan (Professor of History at Ancilla College) discussing 1800s medicine
12:00 p.m. Pay the Piper– (Irish music by Lance & Pam Hoffer, Nelson Shrock)
12:50 p.m. Jill Van Lew (1800s music)
1:15 p.m. Shakin’ Hammers (string band featuring Lane & Jenny Laffoon)
2:00 p.m. Rich Patterson & Larry Balmer — a discussion on old-time toys & how to teach children to fish
2:15 p.m. Randy Jones & students (Jones is a guitar instructor at Wagoner’s Music Shop)
2:45 p.m. Open Mic
3:30 p.m. Tie Hackers String Band (Todd Wolford, Stephen Greer, Michael Schwab, Robert E. Lee Schafer, Valerie Jean Schafer)
4:15 p.m. Liars Bench–Mayor Senter, Brent Martin, Marianne Peters, and Dr. Thomas Buchanan.
5:00 p.m. Wild Rose Moon (folk and Americana music featuring Gene Ley, Jim Yocum, and George Schricker)
For more information and details, visit www.yellowriverfestival.org.