35th Infantry Division - Sounds of Freedom, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet and Military Rock Band
The 42nd Army Band was re-designated the 35th Infantry Division Band in 1984 and are part of the Kansas Army National Guard. We currently have 40 band members assigned. These numbers allow us to support a ceremonial band, two brass quintets, woodwind quartet, large brass band, rock band, jazz combo, and concert band.Alexandra Keller
Alexandra Keller is a small-town aspiring country singer and songwriter. In 2015, Alexandra and her brother, Zane, wrote, recorded, and produced their first single, “Never Quit.” Learning through the process, they decided to write a 7-track EP titled “Gasoline,” that was released in 2016. Shortly after the EP was released, Alexandra and her brother co-wrote and released their new single, “Red Dirt Rebel.” Over the years, Alexandra has performed at many local locations as well as qualifying as a contestant on American Idol and The Voice.Buhler Singers
Buhler Singers is an
auditioned group of juniors and seniors from Buhler High School. They
perform all styles of music from show choir to vocal jazz, pop and madrigal
styles. This year they will be traveling to Branson, Missouri where they
will perform at the Haygood’s Show and then perform on the Showboat Branson
Belle. Buhler Singers are under the direction of Greg Bontrager.
Butler Community College Headliners
The nationally-acclaimed Headliners show choir is directed by Valerie Lippoldt-Mack. This mixed group is comprised of 36 singers, dancers and instrumentalists. They perform throughout the year at community functions, including local, state and national conventions.Casi Joy
A seasoned performer, her impressive social media presence eventually led to a highly-touted run on NBC's The Voice, where she instantly turned all four chairs and was singled out by Rolling Stone as having one of the top 10 blind auditions of all time.Cedar Creek Crossing
This 5-piece acoustic string band offers a unique style of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and gospel music. The group has multiple lead singers as well as 3 & 4 part harmony, using lyrics that have musical and spiritual roots. The enthusiasm and love for music is evident in the excitement created when the group performs. The comical side of the show will keep you laughin' and the music will keep your feet a tappin' and your hands a clappin'.Chris Housman
Housman, originally from Hanston, Kansas (population 200), taught himself to play the fiddle at age seven. Singing followed, which led to the formation of a traveling family Bluegrass/Gospel band, opening for major Country acts, receiving national recognition for singing Classical solos, and fronting a punk rock band. Since attending Belmont University, you can find him now actively songwriting and performing (upright bass and vocals) country-wide touring colleges. Comley Vocal Band
This group hails from Sterling, Kansas and sings gospel songs similar to the Gaither Vocal Band.Country Revue Band
Dave Perryman and the Country Revue bring great country classic music to their stages. This talented band has it all including the steel guitar. Be sure to join Dave and the guys for a fun evening of music and laughs.CrossPoint ChurchDamarius Kunkler
This mom of two talented kids proves that you're never too old to rock and roll, deciding at the age of 40 to step out of her comfort zone and to step on stage and has been playing ever since. A year ago, she decided to open her personal songbook full of over 25 years of her musical diary to start sharing with her audience. Leading to a recent album release called Come Sit By My Fire; dedicated to her children. It's hard to define what genre of music when the words and music are an extension of your most personal moments through your life. But descriptively, spitfire, sweet and sassy, honest and raw, savage and vulnerable, unfiltered with no apologies, just a woman and her guitar (Rubio) with a pure emotional partnership. Erika Nelson
Erika Nelson is an independent artist and educator, exploring the fringes of art and culture as experienced on the back roads and offbeat roadside attractions that dot the American landscape. She travels the country in a permanently altered Art Car, and exhibits the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things in a portable Sideshow Extravaganza.Fake ID
Made up of 5 kids from 14 to 17 years old who love to entertain a crowd and can play and sing like the top professionals in the industry! They got their start from School of Rock Overland Park, and now have been unleashed on the world. This group mainly sings Southeastern Kansas Rock N Roll Rhythms and Country Licks to soothe the soul and free the mind.Fearless Flores Thrill Show
Talk about a family affair, your family will not believe all the death-defying acts that the Flores family can do. Audiences’ jaws will drop at the Globe of Death containing motorcycle-madness and death-defying feats. The family competed in America’s Got Talent with the stunt, earning applause from the judges. They also will do acrobats on a sway pole from 50 feet in the air.
The Fearless Flores Thrill Show is sponsored by Hutchinson Clinic.Folkdanslag
In 1941, as the U.S. entering the Second World War became imminent, and the declaration was only a few months away, a group of Lindsborg adults began practicing Swedish folk dances. These folk dances were performed publicly for the first time in Lindsborg at the original Svensk Hyllningsfest. The adult dancers disbanded in the 1960s as the High School started a folk dance group. The adults became the teachers of folk dancing and musicians for the High School dancers. However, by 1971 the adults wanted back in on the fun, started dancing again and called themselves the Adult Swedish Folk Dancers.Fourte
Hailing from Sterling, Kansas. This group of singers performs theatrical Broadway show tunes.Glenda & Mike’s Magic and Ventriloquism Show
Glenda and Mike work together. Glenda astounds the audience with her polished magical presentations, and Mike jokes with a variety of his puppets using ventriloquism. This adds comedy and diversity to their presentation. This team approach is original and fast paced. All ages appreciate their performance.Great Plains Jazz Orchestra
The swinging sounds of the jazz age come alive with the Great Plains Jazz Orchestra (GPJO). Led by Keith Woolery, this acclaimed group delivers sweet rhythms of jazz classics and rarities through superior instrumentals and heartfelt vocals. This fun, professional group began more than 20 years ago as the Boeing Jazz Band, now carrying on as GPJO with the ideals of a community-based organization.Hutchinson Brass Quintet
The Hutchinson Brass Quintet is a brass ensamble of 2 trumpets, 1 french horn, 1 trombone and 1 tuba made up of musicians friom Reno County. The group performs througout the year at weddings, dinners and other community activities for groups, businesses and individuals. The Hutchinson Brass Quintet enjoys performing a variety of music from classical to jazz. They also perform an extensive list of Christmas music as well. The members of the qunitet are Daryl Koestel (director and 2nd trumpet) the band director at Hutchinson High School. Nick Schroeder (1st trumpet) the superintendent at Burrton Public Schools. Will Teufel (trombone) the director of online programs and lecturer in music at Sterling College and David Keller (tube) the owner and 0INSTEP
Take a fun trip down the roadway of rock with INSTEP. Playing songs you know and love to dance to from the 70s and 80s with a few detours into the 2000s. This band was started several years ago by David and Steve as a rock party band. Through the years, with rotating members, INSTEP has become the unofficial band of the Kansas State Fair.Kansas Kountree Kloggers
Kountree Kloggers are a performing team with a great variety of music, from country and bluegrass, to rock and roll, to pop rock, to Irish and German music; a little of something for everyone! Their dances have included partner, line and duet clogging.Keefer Madness
Keefer Madness was originally formed in the early 90's by founding member Jim Keefer. The band released an album titled "Raw" in 1994 and played throughout the Midwest for a few years. Fast forward to 2014, the band reformed with a new cast of characters and a desire to write and record original music. In May of 2015 they released the product of that desire, their new album "Hoodoo Train." When they perform live, you will hear cuts from the "Hoodoo Train album, Blues and R&B standards, some southern rock and the jazz feel will sneak in from time to time. Leah Watts
Kansas City-based singer-songwriter Leah Watts has been singing for as long as she can remember. She first began writing songs when she interned at NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) and was exposed to the community of songwriters in Music City, where she wrote her first song, “Million Tiny Little Things”. Leah’s warm pop-country sound and sweet storytelling engage audiences from local coffee shops to rural, homespun festivals. Lecompton Reenactors
Listen, react and interact with the Lecompton Reenactors as they bring to life this turbulent time in history known as “Bleeding Kansas.” Join free state Gov. Charles Robinson and his wife Sara Robinson, radical free state leader Jim Lane, abolitionist John Brown, women’s rights advocates Clarina Nichols and Louis Brown, GOv. Andrew Reader, pro slavery editor John Stringfellow, border ruffian Felix Castor, Pottawatomir Creek Massacre widows Mahala Doyle and Louisa Jane Wilkinson, amond others as they passionately express their feelings on the issue of Kansas slavery, both pro and con.Lindsborg Student Dancers
The Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers (LSFD), established in 1963, is a group of high school dancers and musicians dedicated to promoting the study and appreciation of traditional Swedish folk dance and music. This year the group includes a record 58 students! Margot Kimble
Margo Kimble is a self-taught and untrained guitarist and
vocalist. She was given her first guitar in her fourth foster home by her foster
mom Judy and was taught her first three chords by her foster dad Tony. Margo
practiced every day after school and eight months into learning was overheard
and offered a job at Circle Pines Center as a song leader at the age of 16. She
has performed in countries such as Germany, Holland, Greece, Austria, Italy and
Mexico. She enjoys singing early/mid 70’s covers from artists such as Bob
Dylan, Joni Mitchell, John Prine, Dan Fogelberg, John Denver, Holly Near.
Mariachi Los Reyes
Mariachi Los Reyes is a Wichita-based family group led by Pete Chavez and wife Teresa with their five children - Elaine, Elizabeth, Ellexices, Peter and Prisciliano. They perform for audiences throughout the state of Kansas. The Group plays traditional mariachi music for all occasions.Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty
The Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant commemorates the Great Peace Council of 1867 between the US Government and the five Plains Tribes: Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa.
Melanie Ryan & Nina Jerke
Melanie Ryan grew up in Larned, Kansas and she brings a unique “Musicianary” style to her performances. Whether you are seeking God for the first time, or needing renewal, you will be quickly uplifted and empowered by Melanie’s deep-seated faith. In 2006, she debuted with a self-titled album which is a collection of old and new gospel favorites. In 2007 Melanie teamed up with Nina Jerke for a collaborative album. The duo’s new CD is a vocal-musical collection of favorites, as well as,several original songs that Melanie authored.Michaela Heizer
Michaela Heizer is 19 years old hailing from Olathe, Kansas. Singing has always been a part of her life and she enjoys being creative with her voice. Her hope is to become an artist someday to share with the world about a love that is greater than a love they've ever known.Midwest Extreme Cheer
Midwest Express Cheer is owned by Ted Morris is home of multiple national and grand champions. Midwest Express Cheer believes in hard work, dedication and using ever practice to get stronger and better than they were when they walked in the door. It is this mindset that has lead the team to Summit qualifiers and US Finals Champions.Mountain Dulcimer
Erin Mae Music with friends from the Great Plains Dulcimer Alliance & Hutchinson Mountain Dulcimer Players bring you an Instrument Petting Zoo and Make-and-Take Instrument-Making station. Kids (and the young at heart) will have the opportunity to “pet” a variety of acoustic instruments, including mountain dulcimers, autoharps, banjos, and more. Come meet the instruments, learn how sounds are created, and try to play a tune. Then, make your own noise-making instrument to take home with you — we’ll have supplies to make shakers and harmonicazoos. These activities are best suited for 2-8th grade students, but all are welcome to stop by and check it out.Navy Band
The representing Navy Band brings with it a compliment of about 30 members. These are professional Navy Musicians that break up into various ensembles such as ceremonial band, parade band, popular music group, New Orleans style brass band, jazz ensemble, woodwind trio and brass quintet. Nickerson High School Madrigalds
Madrigals is a premier vocal ensemble at Nickerson High School. In addition to all Music Department concerts, Madrigals performances have included appearances at Wichita State University, Friends University, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre in Branson, the Kansas Music Educators Association State In-service Workshop, the Fox Theatre along with the Hutchinson Symphony and Carnegie Hall under the baton of composer/conductor Francisco Nunez. Throughout the year, Madrigals repertoire ranges from pop music and vocal jazz to challenging selections for regional and state music festivals, as well as many performances around Reno County during the Christmas season.Promenaders Square Dancers
Watch performances and learn a thing or two about square dancing with promenaders from all over the state of Kansas. See the evolution of square dancing throughout the years with the younger generation performing and instructing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and the older generation showing them how it's done from 4-7 p.m. Learn all about the do-si-do and allemande along all the other square dancing moves there are to learn.Ragland
An Americana/Red Dirt act based out of Tahlequah, OK. The band "Ragland" was formed in 2015 when Autumn Ragland and Sam Cox decided to combine both of their solo projects into one, later receiving a #1 on the Music City Top 40 Chart with their first single "Grey as Grey Can Get." "Footsteps" is another radio single the group is known for.
A master at all levels of magic and hypnosis, Ron Diamond will intrigue you with his superb sense of timing and humor. With advanced certification in hypnotherapy, he brings his expertise in this field, as well, to his shows so that each and every program promises something different.
Ryan Shaban - Through the Years
Ryan Shaban is a 17 year old singer from Hutchinson Kansas. Ryan has been singing since he was 5 years old and never had any doubt that this was passion. Recently, Ryan made headlines when he performed with Hall of Famer Tony Orlando, and now plans to audition for his Broadway Musical. A couple months later Ryan was selected to be Kake News’s Talented Teen, and in September will be auditioning for American Idol.
Salt City Cowboy BandSister Sarah Tree Band
Sister Sarah Tree began in the back of a gym, when the long-haired gym owner and a skinny college kid member discovered they shared a love of guitars and rock music. After many weight sessions spent discussing musical influences, they eventually both brought acoustic guitars to the back room of the gym for a jam. What happened in that small storage room was magical. Originally setting out to play acoustic rock covers at the local bars, the duo began to write their own songs and their ambitions quickly soared into the stratosphere. They wanted to take on the world - to bring their fiery, blues-driven rock to a much larger audience! But they couldn’t do this alone. They needed a band. they eventually stumbled upon a bald headed, former country-western drummer with an “Animal” tattoo on his forearm and the stars aligned. Two weeks later they had their first show and they haven’t stopped since. Now the band plays all over the state of Kansas in support of their first EP, entitled Sister Sarah Tree, Vol. 1. Catch this dynamic trio on the road and be sure to check out their Facebook page at Facebook.com/SisterSarahTree.Sweet Rhubarb
Rhubarb began in 2009 and is based in St. Paul, MN. The trio met through
their children and started out playing the folk and popular songs they loved,
and since then have evolved with inspiration and influence from country,
bluegrass, and “this 'n' that.” The music includes a mix of well-crafted
original songs and covers from all over the map - any good song is fair
game! Exquisite vocal harmonies are a hallmark of their performances,
which are always sure to be fun, warm, engaging, and inspiring.
For the last five years, The Agenda has been covering great music at indoor and outdoor venues across the Oklahoma and Kansas area. From classic rock to modern rock, from pop to country, The Agenda is comfortable in just about any musical genre. They've got something for everybody! And, like they always say, if you don’t like the song they're playing at the moment, just wait about three and a half minutes, and you’re bound to love the next one!Tropical Shores
Brad Shores, musician, composer, arranger, and adjudicator has been playing the pan since 1986 and has since become the owner of Tropical Shores Productions based in Newton, Ks. He has performed over the years with numerous bands, but most of the time with his own band, "Tropical Shores." He is best known for his many arrangements, compositions, and pan tunes series of play-along pan books. WIBW Live
Listen in to the this agricultural and political radio broadcast live with a question and answer time with Ambassador Gregg Doud, Senator Patt Roberts and Congressman Roger Marshall on the program.Will Simmer
Will began playing guitar at a very young age and showed a huge interest in music. This interest led him to Branson at the age of 12, where he played in a few shows in the Bald Knobbers theater. His love of music went into a hard rock direction as he grew older. At 16 he joined his first rock band, and he’s been playing in different bands and on different projects ever since. His latest band, Sister Sarah Tree, is a delta blues influenced hard rock group, that also shows his deeply embedded country roots. Powerful vocals, flashy guitar, and emotional driven performances. Be sure to catch Will Simmer and his band Sister Sarah Tree.
Wilson Kansas Czech Dancers
The Wilson Czech dancers consist of youth ages 3-18. The group was established to help promote and continue the Czech culture through music and dance.