Family Fun Entertainment
As always, the Turkey Festival will provide a full slate of family fun entertainment. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the shows. All the acts will take place under the entertainment tent, so don't worry about the weather!
The Coffee House
Friday, June 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Back by special request, the Coffee House will feature the Tremont Connection All-Star Band with a variety of Tremont vocalists sharing the microphone. You can expect performances by a variety of Tremont-connected musicians and singers including former Miss Tremont winners taking lead vocals. Fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitars all backed by a solid rhythm section will offer a variety of familiar tunes with some laughter and humor thrown in for fun.
And what would a Coffee House be without premium fresh ground coffee?
The Friday night Coffee House will host Eli's Coffee, who will provide a variety of coffee drinks and treats available for purchase during the evening.
Eli's Coffee website
Saturday, June 8, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Jill is a 1999 Tremont High School graduate. Currently working in Peoria as a CPA for McGladrey, Jill moonlights as a lead singer and drummer for a 90's cover band called Triple Charge Time.
Jill also spent 7 years as a guitarist and lead vocalist for Draft Culture, another 90's cover band. Jill is a talented singer and guitarist offering a folky alternative performance.
Saturday, June 8, Noon - 1 p.m.
If you’ve been to French Toast or Wine Country in Peoria Heights over the last two years you may have heard Ted covering an encyclopedia of singer/songwriters. Ted offers a wide variety of songs written by James Taylor, Jim Croce, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet and host of others. In fact, Ted’s repertoire is so extensive he can play for at least three hours straight and never repeat song. Prior to retiring from the Air Force, Ted entertained his military comrades in Louisiana, Texas, Washington D.C., Japan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Pakistan. You just can’t resist singing along as Ted takes you through a long list of familiar songs.
Saturday, June 8, 4-5 p.m.
Julie K is an award winning children’s recording artist. Stemming from a lifelong passion for music, Julie K has focused her musical talents writing songs that are inspirational, educational, and most of all a lot of fun.
Julie began performing at the youthful age of five arranging background performances for the neighborhood. Music remained a priority as she pursued vocal performance in college and operated her own business teaching music and movement to children and families.
Julie K offers a unique experience focusing on music that both children and their parents can enjoy together. Do not miss this Family Friendly performance.
Julie K website
Saturday, June 8, 8-10 p.m.
Join us for an evening of electricity and music hosted by international touring artist ROBBY VEE a Rock-n-Roll Original, second generation rocker and Canadian Rockabilly Hall of Famer! Robby hails from one of popular music's most hallowed legacies- “the Rock ‘N’ Roll family. Named after his father Bobby Vee (Take Good Care of My Baby, the Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Rubber Ball, Devil or Angel, Run To Him, Come Back When You Grow-up Girl, Love You More Then I Can Say), and family friend, Brian Hyland (Sealed With a Kiss, Gypsy Woman), both legendary pop music icons, he’s steeped in rock’s timeless tradition of pop, swing, rockabilly and bop. Robby’s talent, creativity and perseverance as a singer/guitarist/songwriter and entertainer has captured the attention of audiences and respected industry professionals world wide for more than a decade. Claude Hall, radio-TV editor of Billboard magazine writes, “If this guy had been around during the era of Elvis, he would have given Elvis a run for his money." He has learned from, and shared credits and stages with the architects and legends of Rock ‘N’ Roll, such as Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark and his ‘Caravan of Stars Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’ and many more.
Robby Vee website
Guidance Dance Company
Sunday, June 9, 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Guidance Dance Company is a voluntary, civic, performing company that teaches the art of dance and theater in a non-competitive atmosphere. Students are taught to incorporate theater into modern, lyrical, jazz and ballet dance styles in order to create a unique performance that tells a story. Their main goal is to use the arts to help build a positive self-esteem and respect for others. The company rehearses once per week and performs 2-4 times per semester.
Guidance Dance Company website
Red Letter Road
Sunday, June 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Red Letter Road is a Washington, IL-based band performing contemporary Christian music. The talented group of musicians include Tremont-raised Bill Mount and offer an entertaining afternoon of music as we all await the Tremont Turkey Festival parade. Grab a Turkey leg, and kick back to the uplifting music of Red Letter Road.
Red Letter Road website