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!

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers for this years Inspirefest. Please contact us at inspirefest13@gmail.com. Be sure to include in the subject line “volunteer” and include your name and phone number. We will be updating this section with a time and place for volunteers to assemble prior to the start of festivities.

traviselliot2This years Inspirefest is dedicated to the memory of Travis Elliot, our dear friend and auctioneer, who brought sunshine and inspiration to our fundraising efforts and events. You will be missed.

Event Schedule

Schedule for Saturday, August 1, 2015

8:00am to Noon
  • 7:00am - Main Street Closes

  • 8:00am - RV Camping Begins

  • 10:00am - Midnight - Inspired Graffiti Street

    Inspired Graffiti Street and chalk will be available at various locations throughout the festival.

  • 10:00am to 10:45am - David Paul Sherman

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

  • 11:00-11:45am - Grapefruit Moon

Noon to 6:00pm
  • 10:00am - Midnight - Inspired Graffiti Street

    Inspired Graffiti Street and chalk will be available at various locations throughout the festival.

  • 12:00pm to 1:15pm - Forcynthia

  • 1:30pm to 2:45pm - Jeremy Gibson

  • 2:00pm to ???? - Corn Hole Tournament

    Registration will take place in the Courthouse Parking Lot from 2pm - 3pm Teams will be chosen and the Tournament will begin at 3pm sharp Double elimination with trophies being awarded to top three teams!

  • 3:00pm to 4:30pm - Apple and The Moon

  • 4:45pm to 6:00pm - Audie Wykle and Scott Blazer

  • 4:00pm to 9:00pm - Inspirefest Car Show

    Inspirefest Car Show and Cruise-in. Registration is 4 to 6pm - Judging is 6 to 8:30pm - Awards 8:30 to 9pm. - Top 25, Best of Show. Dash plaques to first 50.  

6:00pm to Midnight
  • 10:00am - Midnight - Inspired Graffiti Street

    Inspired Graffiti Street and chalk will be available at various locations throughout the festival.

  • 6:15pm to 8:15pm - Without Papers

  • 8:30pm to 9:45pm - Blues Cowboys

  • 10:00pm to Midnight - Trip Dog

  • 4:00pm to 9:00pm - Inspirefest Car Show

    Inspirefest Car Show and Cruise-in. Registration is 4 to 6pm - Judging is 6 to 8:30pm - Awards 8:30 to 9pm. - Top 25, Best of Show. Dash plaques to first 50.  

Promotional Video

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

 

 

Posted by Inspirefest on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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    Music Lineup

    We have a full day of music lined up. You can visit each performers Facebook or website by hovering over photo and click on their name at the beginning of bio.

    Speaker
    David Paul Sherman

    10:00am to 10:45am

    Speaker
    Grapefruit Moon - While some people in the entertainment industry may pursue a more free and attainable image to the public, this married duo couldn't hide their relationship if they tried.  Nor do they want to. "There's nothing better than doing what you love, with who you love."  Micah and Andi were together for almost 5 years before they decided to take a chance making music together and performing live shows.  Micah had been playing music and writing songs since he was a teenager, but when they met, they decided to take this love of music to the next level.  Since then they have taken his songs, as well as written a few more together, and play out every chance they get.  It's not easy to categorize their music into a genre. They often ask listeners what they would label them, and the feedback is usually along the lines of: Country/Americana/Folk/Southern Rock/Adult Contemporary. Of course, being born and raised in Chester, South Carolina, their is no getting around Micah's southern accent which will always add a touch of his heritage to every song.
    Grapefruit Moon

    11:00am to 11:45am

    Speaker
    Forcynthia - 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

    Speaker
    Jeremy Gibson - I have been involved in a music scene now for around 20 years. I lived heavy metal for years and enjoyed every minute of it. I realized about 10 years a ago that it is more rewarding to make people smile than hate so I started writing acoustic music with intentions of love and harmony. I love writing songs! Thats what you get!!
    Jeremy Gibson

    1:30pm to 2:45pm

    Speaker
    Apple & The Moon originated in 2014 through a common connection at Insea Sound Shop in Nelsonville, Oh.  This group of musicians with superb skills and diverse influences came together to express their uniquely individual sounds and to paint a sometimes smooth but sometimes gritty Rock/Americana style. Lead vocalist and songwriter Elena Aiello has a vocal style that can be described as bluesy with a hint of old country. She grew up in rural Ohio with city raised parents, giving her a unique view of people of many different walks of life. Her love of people and culture is the influence behind the songs that she writes. Nick Collura, the lead guitarist, brings a rock/blues edge to the band with over 40 years of experience and a passion for original music. His love for creativity mixed with his impressive skill allows him to voice his heart and soul through the strings of his guitar. His songwriting reflects the roots of the working class and everyday living. Native of Chicago, IL., bass player Mike Makosky mixes his effortless groove with sounds that come from an experienced pallete of flavors.  Everything from thrash/metal to free-form jazz with hints of African polyrhythms can be heard in Mike’s playing. He is a multitalented instrumentalist and songwriter who often times brings a mellow feel to the group as well as a constant flow of homemade spirits. Todd Parish is the steady heartbeat of the band displaying flawless technique on the drums. Todd is also a long time veteran of the music scene who has accumulated many different musical talents from the guitar to the glockenspiel. He is a talented songwriter and vocalist with a diverse list of influences ranging from Radiohead to Johnny Cash. A&M intends to play their original music in venues across the country. The unique blend of styles and powerful songwriting skills that this group displays begs to be heard and enjoyed by all. The album will be a compilation of songs written by all members of the band and will be released in 2015. Plans are in the works for a short summer tour in 2015 along with many other local and regional performances.
    Apple and The Moon

    3:00 to 4:30pm

    Speaker
    Audie Wykle and Scott Blazer

    4:45pm to 6:00pm

    Speaker
    Without Papers - Without Papers Is A Hard Rockin' Original/Cover Band Based Out Of The Southeast Ohio Area-Formed In Late 1999-They Take Pride In Their Roots Of The Workin' Class And Make Every Attempt To Define That Thru Their Music.. WOP Digs The Opportunity Of Taking Their Original Tunes And Weaving In A Few Old School Covers.....
    Without Papers

    6:15pm to 8:15pm

    Speaker
    The Blues Cowboys are a group of friends who've played music together in some form or another most of their lives, often with each other. The group began when David "Uncle Buck" McPherson began having bands appear at his rustic saloon and dance barn in the deep-country near New Marshfield, Ohio. The band now appears in its present form about once a month, inside the Lady Buck Saloon, which can hold about 50 people, in the winter months, and outside in the dance barn, which holds 500 or more, as it has no walls on one and a half of its sides. Blues Cowboys have also ventured off the farm and have taken their brand of blues to other venues mostly in SE Ohio. Members of the band play in various other groups, from solo acts to duos and trios and more, but they all enjoy the ultimate freedom of expression possible in the Blues Cowboys and always manage to impart their joy and abandon onto their crowds.
    Blues Cowboys

    8:30pm to 9:45pm

    Speaker
    Trip Dog is a Rockin' Alt-Country Band that will make you forget about that 40+hr grind!!!! They are 5 seasoned musicians who decided that the "same old same old" wasn't good enough. After years of playing the same tunes that everyone plays, they decided to take another path. Instead of playing covers everyone has heard over and over they play covers you've heard but have forgotten about. Their technical expertise brings an amazing musical experience to every venue they play.
    Trip Dog

    10:00pm to Midnight

    HHIS

    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:

    1880 Linton Rd., Logan, Ohio 43138 (740) 385-5116
    PO Box 1108 Logan Ohio 43138.

    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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