The event will be held August 2, 3 and 4th, Civitan Park in Belpre along the Ohio River. On Thursday evening we kick off with a welcoming and the lighting of the torch AND new this year – a Bike Show. Friday evening there is a Car Cruise In. Saturday morning is kicked off with the Belpre Mile race/walk at 9:40am with the Parade following at 10 and the Puppy Pageant at noon. Each evening is also filled with Pageants for boys and girls of all ages. Homecoming is an event that attracts families in and outside of our community to visit us for a three day festival with a variety of free entertainment.
For 86 years the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce has been able to provide this to our community with sponsorships and volunteers. Entertainment is provided Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. This year we have Shane Runion Band on Thursday evening, Rick K & The Allnighters and the car show on Friday, and finally Saturday evening we are pleased to begin the evening with Full Circle Band! Our efforts to provide the entertainment cannot take place unless we have the support of those in our community. Thank you to our businesses and organizations that help us sponsor this event!
2018 Entertainment Line Up
Thursday, August 2nd
Shane Runion grew up in a working class home, and has used the work ethic he learned to build a music catalog and fan-base that is catching the eye of everyone from the Tri-State to Nashville. Shane is a Nashville recording artist (2017 CMA “Emerging Artist”) winning folks over with grat music, an exciting live show, and a commitment to connecting with fans. His unique raspy voice and “real music for real people” songwriting draws people in, with high-energy live shows that leave audiences wanting more. He is about to have his first song go to National Country Radio…a heartfelt song called “Tattoos” wish is now playing on GAC! Check him out at www.shanerunion.com
Formed by lead vocalist, Rick K., the perennially popular group graduated from a local bar band into a high performance, Las Vegas style “show band”, that has been touring all across the U.S. for over a decade. Career highlights include performances at the NBA Finals, NFL games, NASCAR tracks, Governor’s inaugurations and casinos. The band has 4 CD releases featuring their re-creations of classic pop hits of the 60-90’s. International recognition began shortly after a YouTube video of the band went “viral” in June of 2010. The video features the percussion theatrics and unique style of drummer, Steve Moore, AKA “The Mad Drummer”. His hard rocking performance during their version of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” was re-titled “This Drummer’s at the Wrong Gig” and has since been viewed over 23 million people worldwide. In addition to their international performances, the group continues touring throughout the U.S. with dates and locations available on their website www.rickk.org. We look forward to having Rick K. and the ALLNIGHTERS!
http://www.rickkandtheallnighters.com/ Copy and past link to check them out!
Saturday, August 4th
Full Circle Band
In keeping the tradition of a great era of music alive, the Full Circle Band was born in Lisbon, OH in 2017. With personal relationships with Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Outlaws, Kansas and many others, manager Randy Barnard saw an opportunity to honor and keep the music going. Knowing the Northeast Ohio/Youngstown/Pittsburgh area was a hotbed for great cover bands in the 1970’s – 80’s, he set out to recruit some of the best veteran musicians from those bands. In honoring the music of The Allman Brothers Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Outlaws and the Southern Rock era in it’s truest form, the band would need two drummers and two lead guitarists along with a bass player and keyboard player. All would need to sing backup harmonies. A front man vocalist with a vocal range who could sing anything from Led Zeplin to Kansas and in between was another challenge. After a few months of searching and auditioning for the right players, it all came together as planned.
Full Circle Band is a high energy musical celebration of the best in Classic and Southern Rock. Their members bring decades and a wealth of musical talent in performing hits of REO Speedwagon, Boston, Three Dog Night, The Doobie Brothers, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen in addition to the above aforementioned artists. With a lineup of lead vocalist Fred Ludovici, lead guitarists Jim Sabatini and Dean Zuccaro, bass guitarist Geno Zuccaro, keyboardist Steve Poole and drummers John Ash and Nate Barnard, FCB will give you a performance to celebrate and enjoy a great time in rock ‘n roll history. Fasten your seat belt! Visit www.facebook.com/fullcircleband