2016 Entertainment Schedule
Wednesday, June 22nd:
6:00 pm Church night
7:30 pm Magician Dave Lehman
Thursday, June 23rd:
6:00 pm Project Roundtable Band
7:30 pm Little Miss Liberty Pageant
8:00 pm Southern Rock Superstars/Vic Harris Band
Friday, June 24th:
6:00 pm Ohio Express
8:00 Terry Sylvester of the Hollies
Saturday, June 25th:
1:00 pm CHS Band Concert
2:00 pm OSU Alumni band concert
4:00 pm King Darwin Rock
5:45 pm Lucky Ducky Race
6:00 pm Karaoke Finale
7:45 pm Toddler Track Meet
8:00 pm These Guys Live classic rock
Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival!
Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival
June 21-24, 2017 Centerburg, Ohio
Brought to you free of charge by The Heart of Ohio USA Days Association
The Southern Rock Superstars Tribute puts heart and soul into every performance and performs all over the area. You will be tapping your feet and get your blood pumping with songs by groups such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers, Eagles, Bon Jovi and the Marshall Tucker Band. The group’s goal is to not just perform their music but to provide an amazing entertaining show that audiences will remember and love. Vic Harris who sings lead and plays both guitar and keyboards was the lead singer in the Journey Tribute Band Arrival, as well as Stonehenge, and Acme Gunpowder. Vic also writes original music and has recorded extensively in Nashville with some of the biggest names in the business. Dennis Davis plays lead guitar and sings but he originally began as a teen playing drums. As a guitarist he has played everything from polka to country to class rock to alternative to heavy metal. He recently was a part of the Arrival Journey Tribute band and Rock Bottom. Steve Kovacs plays bass and does vocals. At age 8 he played piano and began his first garage band at 16 playing bass. Kovacs also performed with Arrival and Grounded for Life and Midnight Angel. He enjoys classic muscle cars of the 60’sand 70’s and is proud owner of a 1965 Chevy Impala SS. Drummer Chuck Schilling was the son of a drummer and has been playing all of his life. He grew up in the influences of Southern and classic rock. Bob Buchan plays guitar and does vocals. He got his first guitar at age ten and played every since. He has played with the best bands in the Cleveland area and has studied jazz improvisation, theory and composition from the best teachers. Enjoy the sounds of southern rock on Thursday, June 23rd at 8 pm following Project Roundtable and the Little Miss Liberty/Little Uncle Sammy pageant.
Terry Sylvester of the Hollies (born 8 January 1947) grew up in Allerton, Liverpool, Lancashire), England. He attended school with future Badfinger guitarist, Joey Molland. At the age of fourteen, Sylvester was employed for a time as a panel beater by George Harrison's brother. Oh yes, and Sir Paul McCartney himself grew up very close by and watched over Terry in his early years! Terry Sylvester started his musical career at the famous ‘Cavern Club’ Liverpool in the early 1960’s, his first group ‘The Escorts’, appeared at the ‘Cavern Club’ with ‘The Beatles’ on many occasions. When ‘The Beatles’ played at the ‘Cavern Club’ for the last time on the 3rd August 1963, Terry & ‘The Escorts’ were handpicked by ‘The Beatles’ to share the stage with them. In 1965 Terry joined The Swinging Blue Jeans (1966–69) who had a hit with the “Hippy Hippy Shake”. Known for his high harmony vocals, Terry got his big break in December 1968, when he was asked to replace Graham Nash in ‘The Hollies’. In 1969 they recorded ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, with Elton John playing piano, the song became their biggest hit, and to this day still remains an anthem for those who help others less fortunate than themselves. More hits followed including the 1972 US # 1, ‘Long Cool Woman, In A Black Dress’, & the 1974 worldwide smash hit ‘The Air That I Breathe’. Sylvester sang on "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" on The Hollies 1973 US tour and on American television appearances. Terry has been awarded 4 Platinum, 9 Gold, & 6 Silver discs so far in his career, unlike many of his contemporaries; he owns the rights to all his songs & recordings. In March 2010 he was inducted into the ‘Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’ along with Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Bobby Elliott, Bernie Calvert and Eric Haydock, He’s only the 5th Liverpool born musician to enter the Hall, and the other 4 are ‘The Beatles’! Terry is still touring, mainly in North America, his show includes the hits he performed and stories about his long & successful career. Enjoy him in person and FREE of charge at the 2016 USA Days Festival at 8 pm on Friday, June 24th following the Ohio Express!
So called "Bubble Gum Music" was the genre of much of the late 1960's and early 70's music. A sharp contrast to the other popular genre of that time," psychedelic music" was a walk on the wild side while the bubble gum was more sweet, cutesy and directed at the "teenyboppers" or younger teens. One of the premiere groups of bubble gum was the Ohio Express, hailing from Mansfield, Ohio. Hit songs such as Beg, Borrow and Steal, Mercy, 123 Red Light, Down at Lulu's, Chewy Chewy, and their biggest hit Yummy Yummy topped the charts. The original group was well known in the area as Sir Timothy and the Royals but after Beg, Borrow and Steal the name was changed. Sir Timothy Corwin himself is still the lead singer of the group and enjoys performing these favorites over and over for the fans who still love them! The song "Yummy Yummy Yummy" was featured in several popular television shows, including Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Simpsons, and Six Feet Under. It was also briefly played in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Be sure to plan on being at the USA Days on Friday, June 24th for a night of memories by the Ohio Express followed by Terry Sylvester of the famous British group, the Hollies!
2016 Super Lineup of Entertainment to Highlight
10th Anniversary of USA Days!
Terry Sylvester of the Hollies
THESE GUYS LIVE will be entertaining you on Saturday evening, June 25th at 8 pm, just after the karaoke finale and before the fireworks. This is a cover band from Columbus, Ohio that proudly presents an array of songs deeply seated in the Classic Rock eras of the 70’s, 80’s and into the 90’s., covering such great artists as Journey, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard Aerosmith, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Styx, REO, Motley Crue, KISS, Poison and Van Halen to name a few. “Our goal is to perform quality, commercially successful tunes that aren’t commonly played by other bands” is their motto.
THESE GUYS LIVE began their musical voyage in 2006 and have enjoyed strong steady growth through the years, thus far having had the opportunity to play at some of the premier venues in Central Ohio, as well as opening for Rick Springfield in 2010 and 2011, Eddie Money, and performing at a pre-concert party for a Journey/Night Ranger concert.
THESE GUYS LIVE are Michael Doctor-lead vocals, Mike Keller-guitar, Paul Bernard-guitar and vocals,Michael Kontras-keyboards and vocals, Rick Anderson-bass and vocals and Marty Brasington-drums.
Come out for a rockin' good time!
Project Roundtable is a local group that have been performing together since 2008. Guitar and vocals are by Ben Blackford of Fredericktown. Spence Hoeflich plays keyboard, harmonica and does vocals and is also from Fredericktown. Jerry Keys of Mt. Vernon plays bass guitar and does vocals and Bill Mahan of Sparta is the drummer. You are sure to hear some oldies but goodies that you enjoy. Project Roundtable will be performing on Thursday night, June 23 at 6 pm, just prior to the Little Miss Liberty/Little Uncle Sammy Pageant at 7:30 and the Country Music Superstars at 8!
King Darwin emerges primarlily from the ashes of the established variety-rock band Mad Gathering, which played venues across the state of Ohio, from Put in Bay to Lancaster and all points in between. King Darwin is high energy, fun party rock-n-roll music, focused predominantly on the sounds of the 80’s but with a twist of nostalgia and modern era music, just for good measure!
From the stunning harmony vocals and solid tone to great stage enegry, King Darwin is a band that knows how to have fun, and sells it’s energy to the crowds.
Fronting the band is lead vocalist Greg King from Ashland, Ohio. A multi-talented veteran of the stage, greg also plays bass guitar and is a showman in every sense of the word. He is insipired by a wide array of music, ranging from the Beatles to Def Leppard.
On lead guitar and vocals is Adam Taylor, from Mount Vernon, Ohio. Adam has been performing on stages across the state for nearly two decades. He’s always ready to throw down the chops and prides himself on good tones and accurate playing. Although he spent most of his teen-age years in the 1990’s, he admits to being a closeted 1980’s hair rocker.
On drums is none other than Darwin “Big Al” Cagnon. Returning to the stage in 2010 after a decade long family hiatus, reuniting with Adam in Mad Gathering. With 25 years behind the kit and a true passion for music, he delivers a fundamental rhythmic backbone to King Darwin’s show with machine like precision, with the perfect amount of flash and finesse. Always organized and on top of his game, Big Al loves to perform.
On Bass, Keys, Guitar, and vocals is Ron McDonald from Mansfield, Ohio. His band mates regard him as one of the most multitalented musicians they’ve ever known. Although his primary duties are on bass, he is a proficient lead guitarist and keyboardist with decades of experience on the stage, and gets to do it all in the King Darwin band. Ron enjoys music from the Beatles to Opeth.
King Darwin prides itself on musical versatility and doing it right every time.