Inspirefest 2015
On August 1, 2015

Main Street

Downtown Logan

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About Inspirefest

The Inspirefest is an annual event to raise funds to build and maintain a homeless shelter in Hocking County. By doing so, we hope to create a fun annual community event that will involve all ages and groups within our County. We want to drive home the message that you can have fun and be proactive at the same time. Help us help others by improving our community and rocking to the beat of a happy drummer!

Event Schedule

Schedule will be updated often. Please check back.

August 1, 2015 - 8am to Noon 4 Hours
  • 10:00am to 10:45am - David Paul Sherman

    Sounds Like: Paul Oversgtreet, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard

August 1, 2015 - Noon to 6pm 6 hours
  • 4:00pm to 9:00pm - Inspirefest Car Show

    Inspirefest Car Show and Cruise-in  

August 1, 2015 - 6pm to Midnight 6 hours

    Promotional Video

    Levi Brown first brought this idea to fruition in 2013. Watch his interview here.

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      Music Lineup

      We have a full day of music lined up.

      Speaker
      David Paul Sherman

      10:00am to 10:45am

      Speaker
      Grapefruit Moon - Never ones to rush things - Grapefruit Moon are a small collective of musicians that have been playing together for many years in various situations and thought it was about time to let some other people know about it. So through some help from our children and more up to date friends we have arrived on facebook and can tell you a bit more about us, but bear with us as we are just getting used to all this new fangled technology. Rachel Williams is already long established as an accomplished folk singer (we will add some links to her solo work). She brings her amazing voice and musicianship, including her celtic folk harp that helps to expand the dimensions of the music they play. She also has an inventive cross referencing system of organising her lmusic sheets that involves both numbers and an alphbetical order and can often be heard on stage preparing for songs by calling out numbers in the style of a chinese menu. Stuart Ellis underpins the sound whether playing his double bass, guitar or adding vocals. he has arrived at this musical junction from his electric bass playing with The Claim (again links to follow) through a love of Neil Young and more recently folk acts like Chris Wood and Kate Rusby. He conceals his true desires of subverting us all towards his dark plan of becoming a Neil Young tribute band, beware! Steve Panter plays the guitar and sings and heralds from a confused musical background after being a devoted heavy metal fan in his younger days only for his mum to buy him a mod style harrington jacket and then sew all his heavy metal patches on it. After many long car journeys listening to endless country music as a child he has an appreciation of a range of americana music, but sadly no longer has his harrington jacket. The trio frequently play with other musicians who all help them along their musical journey and are always happy to go where the music takes them. Thanks for now.
      Grapefruit Moon

      11:00am to 11:45am

      Speaker
      Elena is a professional musician who has been playing in front of live audiences for over 7 years. Her love for music began at the age of 9 when she began playing classical piano. It wasn’t until she was in her mid 20′s that she fell in love with the guitar. She began playing with friends and soon taught herself to play along to many of her favorite cover songs. During her learning process, she discovered that she had a voice and she started testing her voice, and her stage fright, in front of crowds at open mic nights around Central Ohio. It was at one of those open mic nights that she was asked to join her first band, “The Sleeves”. After a year of playing rhythm and blues, she developed a style of her own and a love for all different types of music. She then went on to play with several other bands whose styles ranged from Bluegrass to Rock & Roll. It wasn’t until 2010 that she and her sister decided to play as an acoustic duo. Elena has performed in many restaurants and bars all over Central Ohio as well as in festivals such as Comfest in Columbus, Oh. The Diamond Festival in Logan, Oh. and The Lancaster Festival in her hometown of Lancaster, Oh. She has written dozens of her own songs and adds them to each performance with her sister. Her originals range in style but could be characterized as Folk or Americana. Elena’s songs are about people, authentic and fictional. She uses her experiences from life to create stories and characters that contain solid truths about humanity as a whole. Andrea Andrea has been performing since she was a child. She first started singing around the house with her older siblings and as she got older took professional voice lessons . She performed in countless concerts and recitals throughout her grade school and high school years. Her experience ranges from church gatherings and school events to night life entertainment. It wasn’t until she was in college that she and her sister Elena began to perform together as a group. Andrea found much of her inspiration in old musicals and in her own sister Elena. She discovered the power of harmony in music and added a rich texture to the sound of Forcynthia. She also adds guitar, harmonica and percussion to the duo. Andrea has developed a versatile voice over the years ranging from a jazzy to an r&b style. She loves music of all genres and time periods. The entire family was constantly immersed in music and both Andrea and Elena learned the joy of song through their father Joe, who played the guitar and sang, and their mother Cynthia (for whom the band name originated) who hummed a tune while she cooked, cleaned or did about anything around the house.
      Forcynthia

      Noon to 1:15pm

      Hocking Hills Inspire ShelterHocking Hills Inspire Shelter

      The Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Logan, OhioTheir Mission:

      To provide temporary shelter, fellowship, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration to the homeless and less fortunate as they embrace the next chapter of their lives.

      HHIS was formed in 2011 and is comprised of numerous volunteers who have made the decision to fight poverty and offer a hand up to those in need in Hocking County.

      For more information, please contact them at:

      42 East Main St. Logan, Ohio 43138 (740) 385-5116

      E-mail: HHIS493@yahoo.com

      Web: Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter

      “Homeless means more than not having a place to sleep.  Being homeless means having no place to save the things that connect you to your past, losing all contact with friend and family, uprooting your children from school.  It means suffering the frustration and degradation of living hand to mouth, depending on generosity of strangers or efficiency of a government agency for your survival, for your children’s survival.”  (Hombs, 1990)

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