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All entertainment slots for the 2016 Winchester Dogwood Festival have been filled.



2blesd

National Anthem, Friday, 1 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment - 2blesd

2blesd – We are sisters: the middle and youngest of 3 girls. We have been raised in church all of our lives by wonderful parents and are thankful for that. Shae Frame, the youngest, is the lead singer. She is married to Jeremy Frame and they live in Winchester, TN. They also own Designer Cakes of Winchester, TN. Amanda Richardson, the middle child, sings the harmony. She is married to DeWayne Richardson and has a son Andrew Richardson. They live in Beersheba Springs, TN. We attend Christian Tabernacle in Decherd, TN where our Dad pastors. We are musically inspired by our parents, who had their own music group when they were younger, and most importantly by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is for Him and His purpose that we sing and enjoy every bit of it. “Jesus is Life”

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Nikki Clark

Friday, 1-1:45 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment: Nikki Clark

Nikki Clark is a local singing sensation and loves to perform. She has God-given talent and is very proud to be able to share that talent with friends and family near and far. She is a local gal and very proud of it and has opened Dogwood Festival every year. She has graced many a stage over the years, such as the Polly Crockett Festival in Cowan, TN, and the Jack Daniel’s BBQ in Lynchburg, TN. She has also performed during the local Police and Fire Memorial Services. Clark’s soulful performances always draw a large audience and her restless intensity stays in your mind long after the song is done. When you listen to Nikki Clark, you hear independence with an amazing spirit.



Hunter Girl

Friday, 2-3:30 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment: Hunter Wolkonowski - Hunter Girl Music

Hunter Wolkonowski, also known as, “Hunter Girl”, is a seventeen year old performer from Winchester, Tenn. She plays guitar, bass, and ukulele. Hunter has been singing since the age of three in her grandfather’s church and began writing songs by the age of nine. She is also a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church band, “Won By One.” Hunter has traveled all over the southeast performing country and southern rock at over 200 events the past three years. Hunter and her band, Brian Baggett, Mark Bennett, and Dale Coulson, recently opened up for Billie Joe Royal this past summer. Hunter also opened and performed with Jimmie Hall and Jack Wagon at “Music By the Lake.” She was the winner of the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown for the State of Tennessee. Her most recent song, “Pray For Chattanooga”, has reached more than 650,000 views on Facebook and was featured on News Channel 9, US 101, WCDT, and multiple other radio stations across the United States. She professionally recorded the song, “Pray For Chattanooga,” to place on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify to raise $10,000 for the military victims’ families of the shootings in Chattanooga.

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LEGACY

Friday, 4-5:30 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment: LEGACY

John Cassetty, keyboards and vocals; Freddy Duncan, drums and vocals; Jeff Stout, guitar and vocals; Butch Witcher, bass guitar; Anthony Jackson, drums and vocals; and Joanie Witcher, vocals and percussion, perform some of the very best classic rock along with their own original music. All seasoned veterans of the stage, LEGACY members have multiple years of experience and a true passion and love for the musical genre they grew up playing. In 2015, they opened shows for Three Dog Night & Uncle Kracker and have performed at events that included the Charlie Daniels Band, .38 Special, Kentucky Headhunters, Blackberry Smoke, Marshall Tucker Band and others. With styles from straight ahead rock and roll to melodic ballads, you can always look forward to a great show when LEGACY takes the stage … “BE READY TO ROCK”

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The Respectables

Friday, 6-7:30 p.m.

Dogwood Festival Entertainment: The RespectablesThe Respectables have been packing dance floors and winning awards for over a decade as Nashville’s most exciting party Band & DJ combo!

  • Winner “Best Live Band In The USA” Wedding Industry Experts award.
  • Voted “Best Live Music” by A-List Event Planners.
  • Named by The Tennessean as “Top Party Band.”
  • Winner of National “Brides Choice Award”.

 
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Sixwire

Friday, 8-10 p.m.

Dogwood Festival Entertainment: SixwireFive veterans of touring, recording, and songwriting adopted their name ‘Sixwire’ from the six-string guitar – a fitting tribute to the instrument around which their sound is based. In 2000, front-man Andy Childs joined producer-guitarist Steve Mandile, along with guitarist Robb Houston, bassist John Howard, and drummer Chuck Tilley to form a quintet that would soon see chart success, national touring, and multiple television appearances. Sixwire continues their run of success making appearances all over the world with their pop-country meets classic rock high-energy show, while also continuing to serve as back-up band to dozens of iconic musical stars. Sixwire’s television presence also continues, as they are regularly seen on ABC’s ‘Nashville’.

Through the years, members of Sixwire have played in the bands for Faith Hill, Alabama, Randy Travis, Richard Marx, Delbert McClinton, Phil Vassar, Steve Wariner, Pam Tillis, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton John, Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, BJ Thomas, and many others. Sixwire is currently working on a new studio album for release in 2016.

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Middle Tennessee Grass

Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment: Middle Tennessee Grass

Middle Tennessee Grass Band delivers a mixture of New Grass and foot stomping, hand clapping, old time Bluegrass. The band members include Cody Keele (guitar and vocals), Chris Brown (mandolin and vocals), Cody Harvey (bass and vocals) and Landon Fitzpatrick (banjo). Cody and Chris are from Beech Grove, Tennessee, and have played music together for 8 years at church and at local social functions. Middle Tennessee Grass made their start at the Mountain Opry in Signal Mountain, Tennessee in 2015. Cody Harvey and Chris Brown are also currently members of the Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band and winners of the 2014 and 2015 Band Competition at The Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree.



LuLu Roman

Saturday, 1-2 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment: LuLu Roman

LuLu Roman was the most requested female cast member on the long running hit television Show “Hee Haw.” She is known for her side splitting humor and jovial disposition, as well as for her accomplished and celebrated songwriting and singing all over the world. In 1973, a chance meeting with an old friend lead her to discover a new found faith in the Lord, and changed her life forever. LuLu began singing Gospel music, and eventually introduced it to “Hee Haw.” She is the recipient of a Dove award, and a member of the Country Gospel Music and Christian Music halls of fame. To date, LuLu has recorded 21 albums and is still singing in churches, seminars, fairs, performing arts centers, and anywhere she is welcomed to share her life story and music.

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Nothen Short

Saturday, 2:20-3:40 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment: Nothen Short

Nothen Short is a young, country/rock band from Columbia, Tennessee.  The band performs cover songs ranging from the 80’s until now, as well as their own music. The band consists of five members, three of which are brothers.  Austin Dillehay (age 16) plays lead guitar and sings backup vocals; Lance Dillehay (age 14) plays the bass guitar; Cole Dillehay (age 13) plays the drums and sings backup vocals; Chris Baldwin (age 16) sings, songwrites, and plays guitar; and Melody Brink (age 17) sings female lead vocal and harmony vocal. The band has played at a variety of venues some of which include Columbia Farmers’ Market, 72 Roadhouse in Alabama, Downtown Sheffield in Alabama, Hohenwald’s Summerfest, Lawrenceburg Sacred Heart Labor Day Festival, Columbia Police Department’s Night Out Against Crime, and has opened for Buck Sixx at Puckett’s Downtown Columbia.  In February 2015, they won the youth division of “Maury County’s GOT TALENT?” competition.

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Groove Holler Band

Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment: Groove Holler

Occasionally a band comes along that pays homage to the great songs, bands, and songwriters of classic rock. Groove Holler is a group of four Middle Tennessee seasoned musicians that perform the songs that stand the test of time. Their show includes such tunes as “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers and “Doctor My Eyes” by Jackson Browne. The power behind the drums is Trent Harmon. Dishing out the licks on the guitar is Brad Creighton. Joe Canary provides the solid bass line while Steve Sisk chimes in on piano and organ.

Groove Holler has performed at a multitude of venues across the Southeast. Places such as Thunder on the Rock in Monteagle and Rumble on Noble in Anniston Alabama, have been stops along the way. From biker festivals to wedding parties, Groove Holler aims to please with its unique mix of classic rock. The 2016 Dogwood Festival is sure to be a great way to start the summer of music.

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Genevieve Allen Band

Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m.

Dogwood Festival Entertainment: Genevieve AllenBorn and raised in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, Genevieve grew up competing in rodeos and working the family farm. Music has always been an important part of her life, and she studied classical piano from the time she was 6 years old. But Genevieve’s musical world changed forever when her best friend turned on the radio and she heard her very first country song, one by Garth Brooks. That summer she fell in love with country music. Not much has changed for Genevieve in the last few years: she still rides horses, but now she lives in Tennessee and has moved her love of music from listener to performer.

In January of 2016, Genevieve began recording new music at the old “Hillbilly Central” recording studios, where Waylon Jennings and Tompall Glaser created the Outlaw Country sound in the mid-1970s. Look for her first single to be released by Spring 2016. Influenced by Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Ledoux, and other such artists, Genevieve’s sound combines the traditional country of Nashville with the undeniably Texan feel of cowboys and wide open spaces.

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Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue

Saturday, 8-10 p.m.

Dogwood Festival Entertainment: Mike FarrisMike Farris is a musical renaissance man. He’s toured as lead singer for the Southern Rock Band Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, and following the demise of blues & rock legend Stevie Ray Vaughn, as the lead singer for the incomparable blues band, Double Trouble. In his solo career he began to rediscover and reinterpret traditional black spiritual music by adding his own mix of vintage southern soul. For his efforts, Farris won the prestigious Americana Music Award for Best New & Emerging Artist, a Dove Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and a 2015 GRAMMY® award for Best Roots Gospel Album.

He has appeared at multiple festivals including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Merlefest, Telluride & Bonnaroo electrifying audiences with the impact of his live performance. He has contributed vocals to Patty Griffin’s GRAMMY®-winning Downtown Church project, as well as Rodney Crowell’s latest album, Tarpaper Sky. Additionally, Farris was invited to be a featured performer in 2011 at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 16th Annual American Masters concert honoring Aretha Franklin along side such acts as Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Cissy Houston, and Ronald Isley. Most recently he performed on Austin City Limits for their inaugural “Hall of Fame Show” into which Willie Nelson and Double Trouble were inducted.

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Worship Service led by Robert Tipps

Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Dogwood Festival Worship Leader, Robert Tipps

Robert Tipps is the Minister of the Capitol Hill church of Christ. He has served with them since April of 2013. He has a zeal for God and a thirst for the Word. Prior to serving as a full-time minister, Robert would guest speak and serve as a fill-in for many congregations across Franklin County. He was a youth minister at the Estill Springs church of Christ for 4 years where he also served as the deacon of the “Children’s Education Ministry.” He has been a worship and song leader for 16 years.

In addition to being a servant in the Lord’s Church, Robert has served his community since December of 2003 with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He was a deputy sheriff for 6 years, and is currently serving as a Criminal Investigator. Tasked with Death, addictions, and abuse of all kinds, Robert has ministered to people at some of the lowest points in their lives.

Robert’s motto… Colossians 1:28 “Him (Jesus) we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”



Won By One

Sunday 12:30-1:30 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment: Won By One, Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Won by One is the Praise Band for the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They have been playing together since 2005. They play every Sunday during the church’s 9 a.m. worship service. Their music ranges from old favorites to some of the newest praise songs. Members pictured are: Kevin Syler, BJ Ratcliff, Dale Coulson, Andrea Smith, Hunter Wolkonowski, Beverly Smith, Randy Amacher, Steve Sisk, Amber Clark, and Dwight Hill. Members not pictured: Brian Baggett, Donna Brewer, Chase Rhoton and Tyler Rhoton.

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2blesd

Sunday, 2-3 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment - 2blesd

2blesd – We are sisters: the middle and youngest of 3 girls. We have been raised in church all of our lives by wonderful parents and are thankful for that. Shae Frame, the youngest, is the lead singer. She is married to Jeremy Frame and they live in Winchester, TN. They also own Designer Cakes of Winchester, TN. Amanda Richardson, the middle child, sings the harmony. She is married to DeWayne Richardson and has a son Andrew Richardson. They live in Beersheba Springs, TN. We attend Christian Tabernacle in Decherd, TN where our Dad pastors. We are musically inspired by our parents, who had their own music group when they were younger, and most importantly by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is for Him and His purpose that we sing and enjoy every bit of it. “Jesus is Life”

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LuLu Roman, Gospel

Sunday, 3:30-5 p.m.Dogwood Festival Entertainment:  LuLu Roman

LuLu Roman was the most requested female cast member on the long running hit television Show “Hee Haw.” She is known for her side splitting humor and jovial disposition, as well as for her accomplished and celebrated songwriting and singing all over the world. In 1973, a chance meeting with an old friend lead her to discover a new found faith in the Lord, and changed her life forever. LuLu began singing Gospel music, and eventually introduced it to “Hee Haw.” She is the recipient of a Dove award, and a member of the Country Gospel Music and Christian Music halls of fame. To date, LuLu has recorded 21 albums and is still singing in churches, seminars, fairs, performing arts centers, and anywhere she is welcomed to share her life story and music.

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