Tremont Turkey Festival 2013
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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!

Jill Prescher
Friday, June 6, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Tremont High School graduate, Jill Gardner Prescher spends her daytime hours accounting in Peoria, but Jill is a musician’s musician. Vocally she runs the gamut of styles from Bon Jovi, the Beatles, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Lisa Loeb and others, while accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. As if that is not enough, she trades off between Peoria bands Triple Charge Time and Draft Culture playing drums and guitar and swapping vocals.

The Coffee House
Friday, June 6, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Back by special request, the Coffee House returns to the Tremont Turkey Festival as the Friday night entertainment. The Coffee House will feature the Tremont Connection All-Star Band with a variety of Tremont vocalists sharing the microphone. Okay, they may not be “All-Stars,” but a good time should be had by all.

Expect performances by a variety of Tremont-connected musicians and singers including former Miss Tremont contestants trading the microphone on lead vocals. 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. So, grab a cup of coffee and a strawberry shortcake, and join us for an evening of Tremont talent at the Friday night Coffee House.

Stevill Dan Band
Saturday, June 7, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hailing from Mackinaw, the Stevill Dan Band will bring their brand of classic hits including songs from the likes of John Mellencamp and the Everly Brothers. This five-man band plays music they enjoy listening to in the firm hope you will enjoy the music as well. As word of mouth precedes them, this band has been booked at festivals across Illinois. Grab some turkey sandwiches and kick back to the tunes of familiar artists and groups across the decades. Saturday in the park – a good time to enjoy some musical favorites.

Red Letter Road
Saturday, June 7, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Red Letter Road is a Washington, IL based band performing contemporary Christian music. The talented group of musicians includes Tremont-raised Bill Mount and offer an entertaining afternoon of music.

Red Letter Road website

Ted Quinn
Saturday, June 7, 6:30 - 7:00 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 a 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.

Heartache Tonight
Saturday, June 7, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of musical memories as Heartache Tonight takes us on an amazing trip down memory lane! Because hiring the Eagles would have busted our Turkey Festival budget, we booked the next best thing – Heartache Tonight: an Eagles Concert Experience. The six multitalented musicians who comprise Heartache Tonight deliver 40 years of Eagles music with such immaculate attention to detail that if your eyes are closed, you might be convinced you are hearing the Eagles live.

From the tight vocal harmonies of “Seven Bridges Road” to the dueling guitars of “Hotel California,” from the country rock classic “Take it Easy” to the classic rock “Rocky Mountain Way,” from the profound “Heart of the Matter” to the plaintive “Desperado,” Heartache tonight delivers a hit-packed tribute to the Eagles that will fill the evening with smiles and memories and a rocking good time. All vocals and guitar parts are performed live – there will be no lip synching, Super Bowl antics here. Join us for one of the best tribute bands in the Midwest! Heartache Tonight: an Eagles Concert Experience.

Heartache Tonight website

Guidance Dance Company
Sunday, June 8, 12:00 - 12:45 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. Our 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

Julie K
Sunday, June 8, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

It’s Party Time! Jam with Award Winning singer songwriter Julie K and her wonderful world of animals, from the sea to the jungle and everywhere in between. Julie K's interactive high energy performance inspires spontaneous fun and her eclectic mix of original music is refreshing and enjoyable for young and old alike! 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

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