Friday, June 12, 6:15 p.m.
Kicking off an evening of laid back, coffee house music, Jill Prescher will start the evening entertainment with her acoustic guitar and amazing vocals.
The Coffee House
Friday, June 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Featuring the Tremont Connection Coffee House Band and Eli’s Coffee!
The Turkey Festival will once again kick off with some folky, homespun music as the Coffee House Band hits the main stage for the Turkey Festival Coffee House. Come and join us for a good time and music that spans five decades. The Coffee House band will entertain the festival audience with a variety of instruments and songs, and the band may even go ELECTRIC on a song or two. Hey, it’s not the Newport Folk Festival, but it’s guaranteed to be a good time. So belly up to Eli’s Coffee Bar for a hot mocha or maybe an iced mocha, grab a comfy seat, and enjoy some familiar tunes with your friends. Yep, that’s right, Tremont’s own Eli’s Coffee will be selling coffee drinks to put us in a COFFEE HOUSE mood.
Saturday, June 12, 11:00 a.m.
Once again, Julile K will grace the Turkey Festival stage to entertain the kiddos. This award-winning performer brings her special brand of family entertainment to the festival as she sings her inspirational, educational and enjoyable songs guaranteed to entertain children, parents and grandparents. Julie K has brought a sunny day to families across the Midwest, partnering with the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Cookies for Kids Cancer, the Junior League of Peoria, the Peoria Jaycees, The Saint Louis Art Festival, The Big Read and many more events. She also sponsors the annual family favorite Noon Year’s Eve celebration.
Bring the children, and be prepared for an entertaining show geared to young hearts. The smiles and laughter are free!
Julie K website
Saturday, June 13, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Brought to you by the Tremont High School FFA, this popular event gives you the chance to get close to and interact with a variety of farm animals.
Green Shoe Studios Presents...
Saturday, June 13, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Main stage Saturday night will offer a spectacular variety show featuring Green Shoe Studios artists.
Green Shoe Studios may be a new name but it is very likely you watched the viral video “Oh Sweet Lorraine” – a Billboard charting song written by 96 year old Fred Stobaugh, and produced and recorded by Jacob Colgan at Green Shoe Studio. Jacob will be onstage to perform his world-wide chart-topping song.
Joining Jacob on stage will be rising country artist Aileeah Colgan, who will be kicking off her summer touring schedule at the Tremont Turkey Festival. Don’t miss Aileeah, as she is an artist you will likely hear on your local country stations in the coming year.
The evening will also feature folk-rock musician Jeremy David Baker and the local band Heroso.
Check out a few links about "Oh Sweet Lorraine":
Green Shoe Studios also produced a touching video about the aftermath of the tornado that hit Washington, IL on November 17, 2013: Our Anthem (American Made)
The Gibson Girls
Sunday, June 14, 12:30 p.m.
For those who a love the impeccable harmonies of solid four-part vocals, you will definitely be thrilled as The Gibson Girls take the stage on Sunday afternoon. Sisters Alisha, Tiffany, Kabryn, and Kathryn Gibson will offer tight harmonies on a variety of songs spanning pop, gospel and familiar hymns - a perfect balance for a relaxing Sunday in the park. In the words of the Gibson Girls: "In a world full of hurt and negativity, we want to bring fresh, uplifting music that will encourage and inspire all who hear." Plus, for this fiftieth Turkey Festival anniversary, it is nice to know The Gibson Girls have roots in Tremont - the mother of this talented group is formerly from Tremont!
The Gibson Girls will be showcasing their Nashville recorded CD Every Moment, so if you like what you hear, you will be able to take their music home with you. For a preview of this talented group, check out these videos: