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Dave Tetrault and the Steam Calliope (New Performer)
Steam Calliope
1:00 - 1:45 / 3:00 - 3:45
Location: New Town United Methodist Church
The calliope started as a steam instrument used on riverboats, but when generators became available in the early 1900s, calliopes were put on circus wagons. People followed the music right into to the circus tent. "It is more like an organ than a piano. There is no way of sustaining the sound or of making it loud or soft. It just goes," says Dave Tetrault. Come hear the sounds of this soon to be extinct instrument!
Chisman Creek Band (New Performer)
6:30 - 7:30 / 7:45 - 8:45
Location: Ewell Recital Hall
Six different musicians all with widely varied tastes in music; it all started when these folks started weekly jam sessions in a mosquito-infested garage one summer in Southern Virginia. A few weeks later this unlikely union played at a party and realized how much they loved sharing their music with others. Jump forward a few years and they're known as Chisman Creek Band. It's hard to put a label on their sound. It's not really Bluegrass, it's not really folk and it's not rock or country. Yet stick around for a set and you'll hear all of the above. They're six individuals who put out a wonderfully balanced sound with traditional Bluegrass instruments. Known for their wonderfully tight three part harmony and songs that you'll know and love CCB will have you dancing, clapping and singing along. You may not know what to call their sound, but you'll definitely like it.
BJ Griffin (New Performer)
Singing Cellist
1:00 - 1:45 / 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Kimball Theatre
John "BJ" Griffin is cellist and a singer from Virginia Beach. He started his musical life in the 5th grade on violin and continued into college studying music at James Madison University. At JMU, BJ studied Cello, Voice, Violin, Viola, Bass, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone and Voice. He was also in an all male A Capella group called Exit 245 that performed up and down the east coast. As a singing cellist, BJ hopes to expand the boundaries of a classically trained musicians to a broader audience and conjure even more possibilities to spread the joy of music.
The Gurleys (New Performer)
Folk and Bluegrass
6:30 - 7:15 / 7:30 - 8:15
Location: Campus Center - Trinkle Hall
Bill and Pam Gurley have been making music together since their first date. In the years since that time, the music has grown and become an integral part of their lives. Through hundreds of performances and travels in and out of Virginia, the Gurleys have drawn an ever-widening circle of friends and music lovers around them. One reviewer described the music as "clean and polished, yet still rustic and natural ... musical communication on a deep, honest level". That honesty together with their obvious talents has endeared the Gurleys to countless people over the years.
Kim & Reggie Harris (New Performer)
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: First Baptist Church
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim & Reggie Harris are a mini festival of diversity. Combining traditional African-American spirituals and freedom songs with original folk, they sing of life, love, the quest for freedom and care for the environment. Creative curiosity, years (30+) of road and stage experience and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires.
Jackie Scott and The Housewreckers (New Performer)
9:15 - 10:00 / 10:15 - 11:00
Location: Kimball Theatre
Jackie Scott, singer, songwriter and producer, is a native of Virginia who received her training early singing in the Baptist church. Music played an important part in the worship experience and after singing gospel for 20 years, she felt a call to the blues. Her first introduction to live blues took place at a Buddy Guy concert and was followed by seeing BB King live. After seeing phenomenal performances she was convinced singing the blues was what she wanted to do. Her quest to learn more about the blues lead her to the steamy windows of the windy city, Chicago. Jackie has opened up for and performed with the likes of BB King, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Keb Mo, Lyle Lovett and many more and has been mentored by the legendary Muddy Waters & Howlin Wolf alumni, Eddie Shaw.
The Itinerant Band (New Performer)
Early American Music
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00
Location: Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sanctuary
The Itinerant Band is made up of five musicians from the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia. They come from diverse musical backgrounds and have a shared passion for history that has led them to specialize in the music of early America. They perform tunes and songs from the English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and other European traditions that would have been heard in 17th and 18th century America. In the spirit of the itinerant colonial musicians whose style they emulate, you may find as few as two or as many as six of them at any given time and place performing everything from airs to sea shanties to dance tunes. When all together, the group consists of Rose Ann Arnaud on cello; Bob Clark on hammered dulcimer, guitar and bones; Elisa Dickon on harp; Susan Lawlor on flute, whistle and recorder; and Marsha Wallace on guitar, mandolin and vocals.
Mark Nizer's 4D Theatre (New Performer)
4D Comedy Juggling Theatre
6:00 - 7:00 / 7:15 - 8:15
Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
The only Live 4D Show in the World! Technology, juggling, music, lasers and humor create a unique and amazing performance. 4D makes it easy to generate interest and pack the house. We promise this show is great fun for audiences of all ages. Ask us about the preshow event "NEW SHOW CONTROL" included with every show, an informative Q&A on Technical Theatre.
Pittman Productions (New Performer)
4:00 - 4:45 / 6:00 - 6:45
Location: Matthew Whaley School - Auditorium
Pittman Productions offers award winning high-energy, fast-paced, world-class stage illusion and juggling productions to meet your entertainment needs. Achieving the perfect balance of big illusions, audience interaction, comedy, juggling, classical style, grace and high-energy entertainment. Experience state-of-the-art illusions in a spectacular live-action celebration of the art form of illusion. Right before your eyes, audiences will witness the impossible made possible by illusionist/juggler Dr. Julian Pittman and his lovely wife Melody. Diversity is one of the reasons our production shows are so captivating. In addition to the display of amazing stage illusions, Julian performs world-class juggling, you will witness a mastery of classic juggling props (balls, rings, clubs) and exceptional feats; billiard pockets, spinning 3 balls while doing a backwards somersault, mouth-juggling (ping pong balls are propelled in the air and caught using only the mouth) and a crowd favorite, playing a xylophone while mouth-juggling...and much more!
Power House Dance (New Performer)
Dance Company
1:50 - 2:10 / 3:50 - 4:00
Location: New Town United Methodist Church
Power House Dance is dedicated to the art of dance from ages 2 through 102. Featuring several genres of dance such as: jazz, ballet, modern/lyrical, creative movement, hip-hop, musical theater and much, much more!
Take 757 (New Performer)
3:15 - 4:00 / 4:15 - 5:00
Location: Kimball Theatre
Take 757 is a talented, up and coming jazz combo based in Williamsburg, VA. Praised for their musicianship, sound, and creativity, Take 757 is in regular demand in greater Williamsburg. Whether they are playing swing, bossa, be-bop, or the blues, their music is dynamic, bringing a sense of nostalgia to those who hear it. Come out, take a seat, and enjoy the show!