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Main Stage Entertainment
July 31 - August 3, 2019 • Harrisville, WV
Shaffer Band is a country-pop band based in the breath-taking mountains of Belington, West Virginia. The group consists of Dave Shaffer (keys, guitar & vocals), his wife Trish (vocals), their daughter Cassie (bass guitar, sax, & lead vocals) and her husband Mike Hymes (drums).
Josh Oldaker's journey started on a slab of concrete in his parents’ garage at the tender age of four. As Josh grew, so did his talent. In 2005, his proud parents were in the audience cheering him on as he stepped out to open the stage for his first major group, Sugarland. Later, Josh would open for such names as Phil Stacy, Shannon Brown, and Restless Heart.
With a well-rounded country-gospel music repertoire, Josh’s performance is something that the whole family will appreciate. With an energetic style that has people asking his wife “Is he like this all the time?” and a God-given vocal talent, you will be treated to an unforgettable show. If you enjoy good old-fashioned fun and yearn for the memories of your favorite hymns, this will be a performance you’re sure to treasure.
2019 Feature Entertainment
Spinning Jenny was formed in 2011 after playing their first gig at a family reunion. Thanks to the kindness of John DiCarlo, frontman of the U.S. Kids, Spinning Jenny was then asked to open for the U.S. Kids at a benefit show held in Steubenville, Ohio. That became not only their first public gig, but the launchpad of nearly three years of playing and making music. Spinning Jenny is proud to say they are a family, with the group consisting of Dr. John Balzano and his three daughters, Julia, Talia, and Angelina. Dr. Balzano passed on his musicianship and love of music, particularly rock-and-roll, to his three daughters from an early age. Before long, the girls learned how to play guitar, drums, bass and keys, and that foundation led them to officially starting Spinning Jenny. During their live shows, audiences can expect to hear a wide variety of music genres — including old-school rock-and-roll, the latest hits on the radio and alternative rock hits — ensuring that there’s something for every age to enjoy.
Shaffer Band has an amazing way of appealing to all ages! Lead singer Cassie Shaffer-Hymes’ powerful vocals, combined with natural family harmonies, fuse perfectly with the energy of a live band, creating a unique sound that will grab your attention from the start. Unlike many artists, what you hear recorded is what you get live! Their varied song selection, unique blend of country and worship and Cassie’s warm stage presence immediately draw in and captivate the audience.
Spittin' Image are two of the most versatile, fun-loving, enthusiastic performers you've ever seen. Brothers Blain and Brian Swabb of Greenville, OH, started picking instruments at a young age, and formed their first group at age 13.
Averaging about 500 shows per year, Spittin' Image intertwines wonderful vocal ability with excellent musicianship, mixing it all with comedy, audience participation, and a high energy show. Top 40 and classic country, current country, and class rock includes the usic they love to perform. You're also likely to hear Motown, Bluegrass and some Blues as well.
Jake Binegar was born and raised in the Mid Ohio Valley in a small town outside of Marietta, Ohio. With a very supportive family Jake has been progressively climbing his way towards the top of country music with no signs of slowing down. Jake has already claimed the title of the West Virginia State Champion of the Annual Country Showdown of 2014. Since then, Jake has had the opportunity to open for some big names, such as Aaron Lewis, Dylan Scott, Craig Campbell, The Davisson Brothers, Jason Michael Carroll, Confederate Railroad, The Cadillac Three, David Lee Murphy and several others.