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Music defines the Smoky Hill River Festival - with a fascinating medley of styles. From country, jazz, classical and a cappella to reggae, fusion, blues, and ethnic, the Festival presents an incredible variety of groups and styles in a wide variety of venues.

JakubiFriday , 8:30 pm, Eric Stein Stage
Jakubi
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Friday Night Headliner at 8:30 pm Back by popular demand, Jakubi's unique flavor comes from an irresistible combination of guitars, hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms. Flawlessly melding the sounds of a talk box one minute and reggae-inspired guitar the next, the band's infectious, experimental songs are guaranteed to get everyone dancing.
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The Delta SaintsSaturday , 8:30 pm, Eric Stein Stage
The Delta Saints
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Saturday Night Headliner at 8:30 pm  Steeped in rock n rolls building blocks  country, R&B, soul and gospel  The Delta Saints explore influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. With a hard-hitting live show, this group will get you on your feet.
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Brady Weston BandSunday , 3:30 pm, Eric Stein Stage
Brady Weston Band
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Sunday Closing Act at 3:30 pm  The Brady Weston Band is pushing the envelope for country music and rock n roll. They have a unique blend of genres including delta blues, classic county and energetic rock that has had regional audience singing their praises. This group will provide powerful guitar licks and honest, heart-warming lyrics in a performance that will leave you in awe- a great way to close the Festival.
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THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND . . .

Ciera MacKenzie
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Ciera MacKenzie - A youthful, energetic singer/songwriter, MacKenziess songs are upbeat with a positive message for everyone. Bubbly and engaging, she loves to play for young audiences and be a role model for those who may look up to her. This year, she will be joined by her full band for an unforgettable series of performances. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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Cubanisms
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Cubanisms - A 9-piece ensemble that plays exciting traditional Cuban salsa music, will be lighting up the festival with their dynamic dance tunes. They are hot on the club scene in Kansas City and Lawrence. Their audiences enjoy spirited beats and powerful vocals. You will need your dancing shoes for this band! Friday, Saturday
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The Good Hearts
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The Good Hearts - The Good Hearts is a string-based group whose original music is described as folk pop with touches of old country, gospel and blues. A favorite among regional music lovers, The Good Hearts is a sweet sounding and lively band. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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Hybrid Movement Company
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Hybrid Movement Company - Hybrid Movement Company was created by Fran├žoise Voranger. It began as a conversation of movement comprised of contemporary ballet, martial arts, circus arts, b-boying or break-dance, ground and aerial acrobatics. Their movements can be an impulsive interaction with any space or energy, a message, a conversation, an invitation, or a gesture, and it can be a carefully choreographed poetry in motion. HMC will participate in a pre-Festival workshop with area dance studios. Along with roving they will present a set performance with Salina youth dancers on Saturday evening. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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Jason D'Vaude
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Jason D'Vaude - Jason D'Vaude is a self-taught object manipulator born in Kansas City. He was an artistic, athletic and curious youngster. Over the years, DVaude has honed his skills and pushed his luck with knives, torches, axes and the dreaded stinky-shoe juggling. From handstands to comedy, Jason has matured (a little) and so has his act. He also specializes in kid-friendly stage acts and knows how to get the youngsters excited and engaged Friday, Saturday


Julie Major Trio
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Julie Major Trio - Mix up a little jump blues and some honky tonk, stir in a piece of sass and you'll get a heaping helping of the Julie Major Trio. This band is known for its up-tempo tunes, crooning blues and energetic live performances. Friday, Saturday
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Papa Green Shoes
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Papa Green Shoes - A high-energy four-piece band rooted in modern blues with touches of soul, funk and rock. The band was founded by the Cottengim Brothers and named in tribute to their late father Jimmy Guy Cottengim, a popular songwriter and entertainer from the Ozarks. The Cottengim name has always been synonymous with hard work and great music. Papa Green Shoes carries on that tradition with the funkiest blues band you'll ever hear. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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Parsonsfield
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Parsonsfield - This five-piece alternative folk band infuses rowdy rock n roll spirit into their bluegrass and folk influences. Parsonsfield dispels perceptions of what one may think mandolins and banjos should sound like. The groups almost pop-like sensibility with five-part harmony will have you swooning. The next minute theyll rock you out of your seat with rambunctious bluegrass, --all done with irresistible class and charm. Friday
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Truckstop Honeymoon
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Truckstop Honeymoon - An alternative bluegrass duo, Truckstop Honeymoons music combines elements of bluegrass, music-hall jazz and straight-up rock n roll. The group has been referred to by Dirty Linen Magazine, USA as one of the most integrated, enjoyable counter-culture acts around. Truckstop Honeymoon is an enjoyable treat for the whole family. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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Tyler Gregory
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Tyler Gregory - Tyler Gregory mixture of roots and blues music howls with a sense of passion and freedom. Tyler Gregory has proven himself to be a songwriter and performer that appeals to people of all ages. His carefully crafted lyrics and contagious melodies have been heard across the country. Friday, Saturday
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BRAVO! STAGENorth of the Statue of Liberty

The Bravo! Stage features great performances, master classes, and other participatory activities presented by talented folks who live in the area, and by performers from Salina schools and cultural organizations.

The SilvertonesFriday, 11 am, Bravo Stage

Dex Umekubo with Dean KranzlerFriday, 12 pm, Bravo Stage

Jason D'VaudeFriday, 1 pm, Bravo Stage

Fed UpFriday, 2 pm, Bravo Stage

Tyler GregoryFriday, 3 pm, Bravo Stage

Fret HighwayFriday, 4 pm, Bravo Stage

Buildings Like MountainsFriday, 5 pm, Bravo Stage

Jade ArchetypeFriday, 6 pm, Bravo Stage

Prestige School of DanceSaturday, 11 am, Bravo Stage

Dex Umekubo with Dean KranzlerSaturday, 12 pm, Bravo Stage

Bravo Poetry ReadingSaturday, 1 pm, Bravo Stage
w/ Emery Diercks

A.M.Saturday, 2 pm, Bravo Stage

ONE MIC presented by cashhollistah.Saturday, 3 pm, Bravo Stage

Bravo Day Party!Saturday, 4-7pm, Bravo Stage

Mattson & WeaverSunday, 11 am, Bravo Stage

Normal ReactionSunday, 12 pm, Bravo Stage

Ethan MartinSunday, 2 pm, Bravo Stage


ARTY'S STAGE Northwest of the Tennis Court
A merry introduction to the performing arts for the young and young at heart, the Arty's Stage presents a grab bag of smiles, songs, and silliness, designed with families in mind.

The Drum SafariFriday, Saturday, Sunday
The Drum Safari
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During this high-energy, interactive performance, children are invited to join in a musical safari in which they meet different African animals whose names are set to rhythm. The only requirements are a sense of adventure and fun, for the jungle jam to begin! Also be on the lookout for roving Drum Circles all weekend long across Festival grounds.
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Happy Faces EntertainmentFriday, Saturday, Sunday
Happy Faces Entertainment
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Dennis Porter has been bringing smiles to the world since 2001. He is sure to keep crowds laughing as he engages Festival fans young and old in a host of entertaining games and activities. Teaching, playing and having lots of merriment is what these shows are all about. Fun for the whole family! Come give it a try!
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Mr. Kneel: Hip Hop for Families!Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Mr. Kneel: Hip Hop for Families!
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Mr. Kneel has a mission to present positive, informative and self-esteem building music for children. His goal is music with an educational and developmentally appropriate message that educators and parents will embrace, thats so good kids will want to listen to it again and again. Mr. Kneel creates inspired original hip-hop music to help in promoting childrens social, emotional and cognitive development. This year he will be joined with his friend DJ Stretch, helping to pump out the freshest beats.
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Richard Renner The Vodvill KlownFriday, Saturday, Sunday
Richard Renner The Vodvill Klown
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Why have just a little fun when you can have WAY TOO MUCH fun?! Join Richard Renner as he entertains in a multitude of ways to make Festival-goers laugh, giggle, clap and guffaw as they are awed by the merriment he creates. Whether Renner is on stage or strolling across Oakdale Park, kids and families will enjoy him as a returning Festival favorite!
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Stories on Tour w. Queen NurFriday, Saturday, Sunday
Stories on Tour w. Queen Nur
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Clap your hands, stomp and sing along as Queen Nur presents a highly interactive performance that brings audiences young and old to their feet. Queen Nurs stories teach universal values and weave a connective thread. She provides an edge-of-your seat performance that engages the audience from beginning to end.
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Up Up and Away BalloonsFriday, Saturday, Sunday
Up Up and Away Balloons
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Festival favorites Johnna and John Perry interact with the crowd while twisting and turning plastic balloons into artistic 3-D creatures, hats and more as they rove throughout the park. Even our youngest Festival-goers will be the stars, as the balloon masters deliver one-of-a-kind creations to enhance the Festival celebration!
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