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HOME ARTS STAGE

All Home Arts entertainment included with admission

WEDNESDAY, September 4th

  • 2:00 p.m. - Culinary Competition: Bountiful Yeast Breads (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer)
  • 4:00 p.m. - Culinary Competition: Lickity Split Quick Breads (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer)
  • 7:00 p.m. - Winds of Change

THURSDAY, September 5th

  • 11:00 a.m. - Culinary Competition: Same Recipe Pumpkin Cake
  • 2:00 p.m. - Culinary Competition: Beef Bonanza (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer)
  • 4:00 p.m. - Culinary Competition: Let's Celebrate Chicken! (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer)
  • 7:00–9:00 p.m. - Vintage 75

FRIDAY September 6th

  • 11:00 a.m. - Culinary Competition: Chocolate Lover's Dream
  • 12:30–12:50 p.m. - Cooking Demonstration
  • 2:00 a.m. - Culinary Competition: Pork Extravaganza (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer)
  • 4:00 a.m. - Culinary Competition: Cookies and Tea (with Sherri Farley playing the hammered dulcimer)
  • 6:00–8:00 p.m. - Woody James

SATURDAY, September 7th

SUNDAY, September 8th

Sherri Farley

Hammered Dulcimer

Sherri FarleyAn accomplished performer, Sherri has been called a "true artist" and her presentations reflect her enthusiasm for this distinctive art form.

Founded in 1995, the core group consists of Sherri Farley, Skip Sittig, Joy (Sittig) Ortiz, and Jim Johnson. Their diverse music ranges from gentle waltzes to driven bluegrass, intermingled with smooth vocal numbers and novelty arrangements.

The band performs throughout Illinois and surrounding states. Appearances have included the Chicago Botanic Gardens, the grand opening of the Chicago Museum Campus, and downstate bluegrass festivals. Their first instrumental CD, Shade Tree Recollections, was titled in honor of all the songs learned and friends made at jams beneath old shade trees. Their newest CD, This Place in Time, includes some vocal favorites by Skip and Joy. Often called “happy” and "soothing," the band's flavor of dulcimer music is best described as “old fashioned, toe-tapping fun.”

Sherri's distinctive style is evident, as are the curious flexible corset stay hammers and obscure right bridge tuning method she uses.

Visit Sherri's website for more information and for samples of her music.

Performing September 4th, 5th and 6th at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Winds of Change

Favorites from the 50's, 60's and 70's

Do you like music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s? Relax and listen to polkas, waltzes, rock ‘n roll and Country. We started with John Orr on guitar, Stan Orr on keyboard and John Britt on drums.

In the last two years we expanded to a six-piece band putting together a more powerful instrumental and vocal harmonies sound to our mix. We now have John Orr on guitar and vocals, Scott Snider on guitar and vocals, Larry Richmond on bass guitar and vocals, Bill Comer on keyboard and strings etc, and my son, Ryan Orr, on drums and percussion.

Today, we are playing your favorites from the 1950s and ’60s; old time Rock n Roll, 1970s Classic Rock; and a smooth Country sound that you can enjoy.

Performing Wednesday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m.

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Vintage 75

A mix of blugrass, folk and classic rock

Vintage 75The band members are: Steve Davis (Somonauk), Amy Valela, (Somonauk), Peter Valela (Somonauk), Rick McCombs (Sandwich), featuring Scott Luman (Plano) on stand up bass.

Ever sit around a campfire and enjoy some good music with good friends? That experience creates a feeling of nostalgia and well being. Well that's Vintage75, and that's exactly how they got started, around a campfire! They are a group of local musicians with years of personal and professional experience who have taken their joy of creating music together beyond the campfire and onto the stage.

The unique blending of their talents and voices creates a sound that is both heartwarming and uplifting. Enjoy vocal harmonies, the sweet sound of the mandolin, banjo, guitars and stand up bass. Their songs all tell a story, both musically and lyrically. This will be an experience the whole family will enjoy, with melodies you'll likely be singing long after the Sandwich Fair. You don't want to miss the chance to experience Vintage75.

Check them out on Facebook to see photos and find out what they're up to.

Performing Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m.

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Leslie Beukelman

"Edgy and adventurous jazz and rock singer"

Leslie Beukelman"Leslie Beukelman began her performing career on the cement slab in front of her childhood home in Sandwich, Illinois. Or perhaps it was while her mother was 8 months pregnant playing the drums in DeKalb County's own Opus V... Either way, it was a start and she hasn't stopped since.

Since graduating with a jazz performance/jazz voice degree from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts in downtown Chicago, Leslie has forged a central role in the Chicago music scene, thriving on her versatility as a musician and performer.

She has been praised by many of Chicago's top media outlets, being described as an "edgy and adventurous jazz and rock singer" (Neil Tesser, the Examiner) and an "exquisite vocalist... (who has) mastered genres as vast as soul, melodic jazz, scat, rock and atonal experimentation..." (Lucia Mauro, Chicago Tribune). Leslie can be seen performing regularly around Chicago and its surrounding suburbs in various projects belting out top 40 hits, engaging audiences with new original music, and creating improvised music alongside the city's top musicians.

At this performance, Leslie comes home with her trio to sing a collection of music from original songs to songs you may know."

Visit her website at lesliebeukelman.net

Performing Saturday, September 7th at Noon to 2:00 p.m.

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Woody James

"I'm an up and coming artist from nowhere that's going somewhere."

Woody JamesCome see a variety of Country, Rock n' Roll, and Folk music performed by a young Millington, IL man. He won awards in the "Sandwich Idol" two years in a row, and was a Top 10 finalist in the "Suburban Chicago's Got Talent" and "Fan Favorite" competition.

His parents bought him a harmonica when he was a small boy. At age 14 his mom bought him his first guitar. His dad played banjo and taught him some chords and his mom taught him how to sing by singing old church songs. Choir and the variety shows in high school gave him exposure to performing. “Music is the only thing I've ever wanted to do with my time and it always will be.”

A statement on his Facebook page shows how excited he is about appearing here at the Sandwich Fair “ I can't wait for the Sandwich Fair on Friday night!! It'll be an awesome night!”

Performing Friday, September 6th from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

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Leland's Road

Kristen Hiltner and Tyler Elder, a dynamic crossover brother and sister duo!

Leland's RoadHey everyone!! We have found a new light and happiness in our music. The writing is flowing! Tyler is honing his guitar skills and voice while Kristen has recently picked up the mandolin! They perform songs from artists Patsy Cline to Lady Antebellum, from John Mayer to Jack Johnson, and more!

“Leland’s Road” has played at a variety of venues including: The Illinois State fair, The Gallatin County fair (opened for Confederate Railroad), and Laumeier Sculpture Park. Just recently, Leland’s Road performed for the second year in a row for the Solutia Rock-n-Roll Marathon in downtown St. Louis. One highlight stands above the rest. “Leland’s Road” performed the opening number for Josh Turner, the National Anthem!

Please feel free to contact them for booking information!
Contact Sharon Elder at davidrelder@prodigy.net
Contact Kristen Hiltner at kaelder7@gmail.com or (314) 629-8880

Performing Saturday, September 7th from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, September 8th from 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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Cloggin' Craze

A foot stomping good time!

Clogging is a very upbeat, energetic form of dance! It originated in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1700's and is considered the forerunner to tap dancing. Although somewhat similar to tap, the stomping, sliding, and dragging used in clogging are among the things that give clogging its unique style.

Traditionally done to bluegrass and country music, most modern day cloggers, our group included, clog to a variety of country and popular music. Cloggin' Craze is a non-profit clogging team based out of New Lenox with cloggers from throughout the Chicago land suburbs.

Performing Sunday, September 8th from 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

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