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Beach, Blue Grass, Gospel and more live music at Spring Water Festival

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The 36th Annual Spring Water Festival will begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with food, rides, craft and display vendors.
Entertainment on the Amphitheater Stage will include Beach, Motown and Party Music on Friday with local favorites, The Royal Scotsmen Band and Odyssey.
Odyssey is a seasoned party band that performs many genres of music and specializes in old school and current R&B, Blues and Beach Music. Odyssey band members include: Stanley Gilchrist, lead vocal; Janice Gray, background vocals; Brenda Harris, background vocals; Alfred Doddson, drums; Alvin Sullivan, bass guitar; Cecil Gray, MD/ keys/ background vocals; Barney Hampton, guitar and Basil Harris, guitar/background vocals.

The Royal Scotsmen Band is a group of veterans who display a genuine enthusiasm for their music and share and include the audience in the fun they have in their performances.
Led by Ed and Joe Chambers, joined by sister Kim, the group performs Beach classics, as well as original radio hits from their own CD’s. Rounding out the group is Cheryl Bryson and Judd Terrell on keyboards, Mike Smith on guitar, while Keith White lays down the beat on his drums. Paul Fitzgerald, sax, and David Vandenburg, trumpet, add their brassy riffs to the mix.


Amusement rides will be oriented toward younger children this year, organizers said. Unlimited ride bracelets will be offered at $10 per bracelet on Friday
Upstate Service Solutions will be giving out free glow bracelets at the Amphitheater stage on Friday evening.
Spring Water Festival hours on Saturday will be 9 am to 4 pm.
Entertainment on Saturday will feature Blue Sky Blues Band, Tom Fisch and Wilson Banjo Company. Christian Country Gospel group Eternal Vision will headline entertainment on Saturday.
Eternal Vision is an exciting and energetic group hailing from Knoxville Tennessee that has been a favorite of Gospel music fans for more than 25 years. The group is known for a progressive sound that is still respectful to the “old standards” that Gospel music fans have come to love.
The group is celebrating their first number one song on the Power Source Christian Country Top 100 playlist. “More About My Lord” was written & arranged by Lead Singer, Michael Shannon Shelby.

 
Wilson Banjo Co. is a hard driving Bluegrass band from Upstate South Carolina, founded by Steve Wilson, Banjo picker & Master Luthier.
The band was initially formed to promote Steve’s custom made banjos but has since expanded when their debut EP attracted a surprising amount of attention after its initial release to radio.
Personnel in Wilson Banjo Co. include Steve Wilson on banjo, Joey Newton on guitar, Sarah Logan on fiddle, Brandon Couch on Mandolin, Rob Walker on bass and Dylan Armour on Dobro, with each member contributing on vocals.
As a performing band, they endeavor to deliver an energetic display of traditional bluegrass music, backed by the notorious drive that Wilson Banjo Co. fans have come to know and love. Their humor and entertaining banter on stage reflects a level of cohesiveness and professionalism not easily attained by young bands.
There will also be an all day gospel stage and children’s stage this year.


Tom Fisch will return for an acoustic show on the Amphitheater Stage and a sing-along for kids on the children’s stage. Audiences enjoy his warm, appealing style, diverse range of material and talent.

Jack’s Drum Shack, Buttons the Clown and Upstate Dance will also perform on the Children’s stage.
Gospel Stage includes Craig Ledford, David Earl Lawson, Jerry Maples, All For Him, Living Truth, The Harts, The Chordsmen Quartet and Gary Hart & Hartstrings.

For more information, the 2017 Spring Water Festival Program Tabloid can be found in The Journal this week and will be available during the festival.

Spring Water Festival announces entertainment

Entertainment on the Amphitheater Stage Friday, Aug. 26 will include Beach, Motown and Party Music on Friday with local favorites, The Royal Scotsmen Band and Odyssey. Upstate Service Solutions will be giving out free glow bracelets at the Amphitheater stage on Friday evening.

Entertainment on Saturday will feature Blue Sky, Tom Fisch and Wilson Banjo Company. Christian Country Gospel group Eternal Vision will headline entertainment on Saturday. The group is celebrating their first number one song on the Power  Source Christian Country Top 100 playlist. “More About My Lord” was written & arranged by Lead Singer, Michael Shannon Shelby,
There will also be an all day gospel stage and children’s stage this year.

Shelby Raye Band to perform at Spring Water Festival

 The Springwater Committee announced this week that The Shelby Raye Band will be the opener for T. G. Sheppard at the 35th annual Spring Water Festival.

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Shelby Raye is an up and coming teen singer from Chapin SC who is already making a name for herself across the state. She is one of four Carolina Country Music Fest CCMF Battle of the Band Winners who performed at the three day music festival in Myrtle Beach in June.

She has a passion for music of all genres and will perform covers of current favorites by some of the top female country artisits and some of her own.

According to her bio, Shelby Raye is not your typical teenager. She’s a mature, strong-willed young woman whose passion for music of all genres has burned a hole in her soul which she consistently seeks to fill with new experiences and sounds. Since she was two years old, Shelby Raye has been performing on one level or another.

In 2013, she decided she was ready to begin pursuing music as a legitimate career. Her journey has taken her from karaoke bars, to USO Events, to being one of the opening acts for Sheryl Crow at The First Flush Festival in May of 2015.

She is currently working on her very first EP featuring all new original material; a project spawned by her recent trip to Nashville where she was able to sit in with Nashville Singer-Songwriter J Edwards in many venues around Broadway.

The Shelby Raye Band includes Shelby Raye on vocals and acoustic guitar, Daniel Ruple on lead guitar and acoustic guitar, Seth Boone on drums, Tim Jordan on bass guitar, Derek Bickley on rhythm guitar and Ashleigh Reeves backup vocalsSeth Boone, Tim Jordan and Daniel Ruple.

There is no stopping this pint-sized powerhouse vocalist who strives to bring her unique style and quirky personality to the masses. But don’t let that pretty face and melodic voice fool you – this young lady knows exactly where she’s going and she won’t let anything stand in her way.

She’s often quoted as saying “There is no Plan B. Music is the only focal point I know”. We believe her. Stay tuned for more great things from Shelby Raye.

Awards
Winner: Lex Factor 2013
Winner: Okra Idol 2013
Winner: Irmo Middle School Talent Show 2013
Winner: Beaufort Water Festival Talent Show 2014
Winner: Lake Murray Idol 2014
Winner: CCMF Battle of the Bands Road to the Beach 2016

 http://www.shelbyrayemusic.com

 

 

 

Spring Water Festival announces entertainment

The Williamston Springwater Committee announced this week that “classic country artist” T. G. Sheppard will headline entertainment for the 35th annual Spring Water Festival which will be held August 26 & 27 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.

T. G. Sheppard has 21 number one hits and is ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time which according to Spring Water Festival Chairman David Meade, “has made him one of the most popular performers on tour today.”

“We are excited to have T. G. Sheppard headline this years entertainment,” Meade said. “With a show full of chart topping hits like “Last Cheaters Waltz”,”I Loved ‘Em Everyone”,”Do You Wanna Go To Heaven”, and “Party Time”, T. G.  Sheppard is sure to bring a show that country music lovers will appreciate and enjoy.”

The festival will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday evening (Aug. 26) with live music, festival food, craft vendors and children’s rides. Friday night will feature beach music with the Royal Scotsmen Band and Carolina Coast Band.

There will be live music and entertainiment all day on the amphitheater stage beginning at 10 a.m. and a free concert on Saturday evening (Aug. 27) at 6 p.m. featuring “Classic Country Legend” T. G. Sheppard.

There will be entertainment all day Saturday on the amphitheater stage beginning at 10 a.m. NASKA National Champions Gregory Rowe and Kimber Bentley will demonstrate the skills that have led them to national titles competing in the North America Sport Karate Association (NASKA). Buttons the Clown and other kids entertainment is also scheduled.

Music will begin at 11 a.m with the Blue Sky Band, Odyssey, Shelby Raye Band and T. G. Sheppard at 6 p.m.

Gospel Stage Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and includes: Stone River, Craig Ledford, Living Truth, Keith Kanipe, Three Seeds, Catlin Tierce, Chosen Few, Image, Gary Hart and hartstrings, Jack Roper Magic Show, Moriah Akin, and Eternal Vision.

SWF Entertainment to be announced soon!

The 2016 Spring Water Festival is planning to have a free concert on Saturday August 27 featuring a nationally known “classic country artist” organizers said. Entertainment for the festival will be announced soon!