05/31/13 The Yellow River Festival has announced its 2013 Entertainment and Education schedule. The festivities take place at River Park Square, on East LaPorte Street next to the Farmers Market this weekend on June 1st and 2nd.
Activities on Saturday, June 1st beginning with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. This will include the ground breaking for the new park. From 11:00 – 12:00 Hawk and Jill Van Lew present “Reflections of the Past: Songs & Stories of the Civil War” At noon it’s the ever popular Liars Bench. Come and see if you can guess the ancient objects on display!
From 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Saturday Shakin’ Hammers String Band, featuring Jack and Corkie Wallen and Lane and Jennifer Laffoon perform Celtic and Old-Time music from the 1700s through present time. Listen to the banjo, hammered dulcimer, guitar, penny whistle, flute, upright bass, fiddle, and guitar played with gusto. Come for the entertainment, stay to learn more about the music. Saturday’s entertainment continues with Huckleberry Clamshell from 2:00 to 3:00. Randy Jones, owner of Wagoner’s Music Shop and the Yellow River Festival Sound Technician, will be joined by some of Plymouth’s rising young musicians.
From 3:00 till 4:00 p.m. Mark & Liza Woolever will perform great old time music with guitar, fiddle, and more and closing out the day, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pay the Piper, Pam and Lance Huffer along with Nelson Shrock entertain with Celtic music played on the harp, hammered dulcimer, guitar, wooden flute, and squeezebox.
New this year, a second day has been added to the Yellow River Festival. Activities begin on Sunday, June 2nd at 10:00 a.m. with an Old Time Church Service followed at 11:00 a.m. with Johnny Appleseed* performed by Steve McPhail andsponsored by Del Monte. He will relate stories told in the first person as one of America’s beloved characters.
Sunday activities continue from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with Matt Schutchfield and Friends. Matt is a fiddler extraordinaire and more. Shakin’ Hammers String Band makes a second appearance at the Yellow River Festival on Sunday at 1:00. From 2:10 till 3:00 p.m. Yesterday’s News featuring Brent and Kirsten Martin will entertain with folk music.
Young Abe Lincoln portrayed by Danny Russel and sponsored by U.S. Granules will stroll the grounds and converse with festival goers all day Sunday. Russel will converse in the first person speaking as the young Abe Lincoln who grew up in Indiana.
For more information, please visit www.yellowriverfestival.org.