2016 Entertainment Schedule

Friday, June 10

4:00 - 5:15


(Shown L-R Dan Mongold, Paul Shivers, Bill Jenkins, Joe Spicer, Bill Spicer)

The band Rewind is composed of friends, classmates and family who share a common bond for the love of music from the golden oldie years of the 50's, 60's and a little of the classic country sounds. Rewind plays many of the traditional favorites that everyone loves and enjoys, but we are one of the few bands that play well-loved, but lesser known songs that most bands don't play. The band was originally formed by Dan Mongold over 40 years ago and has undergone a few name changes, several different members, all of which resulted with the group known today as Rewind. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows. Come relax, enjoy the music, some dancing and let your mind wander back to an earlier time when life was a little simpler. Remember, they said it was just a fad and wouldn't last. But it's the beat, the beat, the beat!!!

5:30 -7:30

Reload is a rock band located between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. Formed in 2006 by a couple of trumpet players that wanted to bring back the classic sounds of rock that featured a strong horn section. We perform covers of classic rock/funk/soul songs from a wide variety of artists such as Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears, Cold Blood, The Temptations, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Chicago and many others.

With two trumpets, two saxes, and a trombone we bring you a sound like the artist originally wanted. Check out their music at www.reloadcincy.com

Michael Depew Trumpet Flugelhorn

Kurt Kishler Vocals
Michael Ratliff Trumpet/ Flugelhorn Cynthia Mottel Vocals
Kevin Court Bari/ Tenor Sax Barbara Rader Vocals
Jeff Foster Tenor/Alto Sax Michael Rader Percussion
Gary King Trombone Tim Crawford Percussion
Steve Makofka Keyboards, Vocals Jeff Foland Bass, Harmonica, Vocals
Reed Shroyer Guitar, Vocals

8:00 - 10:00

Blue Steel

Blue Steel was founded in 1989 in Hillsboro, Ohio by Tim Priest, Darren Cluff and Bryan Knisley. The band line up has changed over the years as well as the music genre. Bryan retired in 2015. The current line up is Tim Priest - guitar, keyboards and vocals, Darren Cluff - guitar and vocals, Dale Barnes - guitar and keyboards, Kevin Palmer - drums and vocals, Tom Pierce - bass and vocals and Tony Colwell - vocals. In 2000, the band settled in on an all classic rock format, with just a touch of modern country, to best utilize their vocal talents.

Blue Steel has played about every size of venue, from small clubs to large arenas and outdoor festivals. The band has shared the stage with well known artists Earl Thomas Conley, The Kentucky Headhunters, Rick Derringer and others. Blue Steel continues to perform year round in the southern Ohio - tri state area.

The band travels with a large compliment of high end pro audio sound and lighting equipment, adequate for any size of venue to the great outdoors.

For a complete song list or to sign up for their e-mail newsletter, visit us at www.thebluesteelband.com or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluesteelohio

For booking information, contact Tim Priest (937) 393-8242

Saturday, June 11

11:00 - 12:30

Rhythm Union

Rhythm Union is a classic rock and modern country band who is well known in Southwest Ohio. This is their first year at the Banana Split Festival but they played in Wilmington many time. You can find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Rhythm-Union

12:30 - 1:00
The Folks

A two man act made up of Ben Schaad and George Carrington both of Wilmington, Ohio. The are two excellent musicians who will feature songs by John Denver and other popular artists from the 50’s and 60’s that wrote and performed their own songs.

1:00 - 3:00


Sawgrass is a high-energy, progressive bluegrass trio consisting of Brian Spirk from Dayton, OH playing mandolin, Ben Cooper from Dayton on upright bass and Ryan Judy from Springfield, OH on acoustic rhythm and lead guitar doing most of the singing. The three backgrounds these musicians bring to the table have created a lot of buzz in the Dayton area music scene over the last 9 years. Their basic instrumentation of material is bluegrass oriented, but their sounds stretch to touch on a few rock and roll bands and some gypsy-jazz sounds as well. So, it's not just straight ahead traditional bluegrass, yet most of Sawgrass' influences lies deeply rooted therein. Find them online at www.sawgrasstheband.com

3:00 - 4:00

Praise and Worship with Carolyn Plummer

Carolyn is a very talented musician who has been playing and singing since she was 6 years old. She will bring enthusiasm to the stage as she welcomes everyone to sing with her some great praise and worship music that is familiar to all of us. This is the first year that Carolyn Plummer has performed at the Banana Split Festival.

4:00 - 5:00 The Folks

A two man act made up of Ben Schaad and George Carrington both of Wilmington, Ohio. The two are excellent musicians who will feature songs by John Denver and other popular artists from the 50’s and 60’s that wrote and performed their own songs.

5:00 - 5:30 Announcement and Car Show Awards

5:30 - 7:30 Smooth

Inspired by early R&B legends of the '50s, '60s and '70s, SMOOOTH takes great pride in their ability to deliver precision choreography, versatile 4 & 5 point harmonies, professional attire and to engage the audience in a memorable experience! Re-live memories of yester-year, like never before! Check them out online at www.smooothent.com

Sam Norris (Bass) - Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Past musical groups include The Four Jades, The Deviations, Smooth as Silk, The Students, and The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood.

Michael Wright (Baritone) - Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Past and founding member of The Anointed Sons of God, BOH Choir and TW3.

Johnny Ross (1st Tenor) - Born in Montgomery, Alabama. Past musical groups, include The Charms, The Students and the Regencies

Kenny Connell (2nd Tenor) - Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Past musical groups include Sweet Harmony, The Students, and Smooth as Silk

Ollist Hammonds (Tenor) - Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Past musical groups include The Anointed Sons of God, TW3 and The Students.

8:00 - 10:00 Passion

PASSION is big fun, high impact, and high energy! They are an exciting group of talented musical entertainers that keep the crowds rockin' and the hits rollin'. Add charisma, professional fronting, exceptional vocals, world class musicianship, crowd pleasing audience interactivity, and satisfy your insatiable appetite for fun!

They perform a true variety of music from many of today's hottest tunes to a multitude of memorable song classics from just about every popular musical genre, including Rock, Pop, Country, R&B, Dance, Funk, Motown, Disco, 50's-60's, Hip-Hop, Latin, 30's-40's, Swing, and Jazz.

Sensational siren Sarah Linn, and the fabulously talented Rillera Brothers - Al and Ron, are the founding members of the extraordinary group, completed by Scott O'Malley on drums.
These four personable and outstanding entertainers together with their audience interaction will provide some of the most fun, exciting and memorable "live" performances you will ever experience! Check out their videos online at www.passionmusicgroup.com



The Banana Split Festival is organized by the Wilmington Rotary Club and
the Wilmington A.M. Rotary Club. All net proceeds go to Clinton County Charities.