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CFH Pop-up Fair {Entertainment}

October 2015

City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair offers a wide variety of entertainment throughout the two-day event, including live entertainment, special guests, demonstrations, and plenty more!

Musical Entertainment
Friday, October 16

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. [Jordan Thurman]

It's been hard to pinpoint exactly what Jordan Thurman's enigmatic style resembles. Some say it's a crossover between the pop sensibility of Daryl Hall and the honest, effortless simplicity of Neil Young. Others say he's like Beck or something. In his solo acoustic form, the soulful purity of Jordan's voice drifts along with dreamy chord structures, and the occasional harmony and percussion from his wife, Sonya. 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. [Southern Heart]
Powerful and filled with originality, Emily + Southern Heart's musical style is a mixture of blues, soulful southern country and sultry pure vocals that are at the same time strong and heartfelt.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. [Amanda Williams]
Amanda Williams is a Cosmopolitan Country performing songwriter based in Nashville, and is co-writer with Garth Brooks on "She's Tired of Boys," the second track on his latest platinum selling album Man Against Machine.  

Through her World Music Project, she travels teaching songwriting as a healthy form of self expression to kids in k-12 rural public schools, and especially to kids in state custody or aging out of the foster care system.  Through her Songpreneur Community, she connects and empowers adult songwriters to build sustainable careers in the new music business through creative entrepreneurship and skill building. 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [Shantelle Ogden]
Shantell Ogden's songs have received airplay on more than 500 country and Americana radio stations internationally, reaching Top 3 chart positions both in the U.S. and Europe. Her songs have also appeared on the CW's popular TV series Hart of Dixie and in several feature films.
As a performing Americana artist, she's released four acclaimed independent albums, including Better at Goodbye, which won Americana Album of the Year in the 2014 IMEA Awards. Shantell tours internationally from her home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Saturday, October 17

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. [Rion Page & Rhyme Partners]
As a contestant on the third season of The X-Factor, teen songstress Rion Paige bounced (quite literally) into millions of homes—ultimately blowing away the judges with her cover of Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away." Judge Simon Cowell effused, "Rion, I think you are literally extraordinary!" He went on to compare Paige to Underwood and predicted the same stardom for Paige.

While mesmerizing the crowd and judges, Paige's life-long disability, arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (a rare disorder that causes a curving of the joints), was merely an afterthought. Paige's joints formed differently, resulting in hands that make it difficult to perform everyday tasks. The girl with boundless energy explains, "I just have to learn to do things differently."One thing she didn't have to do differently was sing. It was clear that she had a talent that far exceeded children of her age.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. [Back 80 Bluegrass]
    Stan (guitar) and Brett (mandolin) are the original members. They met picking one night at the Station Inn and their harmonies blended to produce that well known high lonesome bluegrass sound. Soon Kasey (fiddle) was invited to pick one nightand the 3rd part was found. A few months later Kyle (banjo) sat in for a local gig, and couldn't stay away. The four immediately became great friends, and a bond was formed that has grown stronger as we have played and performed together as Back 80 Bluegrass over the past few years. We have been developing a hard driving bluegrass sound that will make you tap your foot and put a smile on your face.

    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. [Grace Gordon]

    Grace Gordon is a 13-year-old, , eighth grade student who enjoys "being in the spotlight," whether that means acting, singing, cheering or dancing. She's performed in talent shows, musicals and competitions throughout the Southeast, and was one of the few to participate in the American Choral Director Association's Southern Honor Chorus. She won first place in the middle school division of Hernando Idol, and recently won Desoto Idol in her home state of Mississippi. Her talent even caught ears overseas -- she's been invited to perform at the Vatican this summer.

    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. [Erica Nicole]

    Vocal powerhouse Erica Nicole has not only conquered the road this Summer with her LIVE 2015 I'm Making Mine Tour, she has also become the first female independent artist to conquer 3 consecutive Top 20 records on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. "Don't just dream it...believe it...live it...and make history," says Nicole.  Erica is also celebrating her 4 nominations (Female Country Artist of the Year, Song of the Year "I'm Making Mine," Best Live Country Performance and Artist of the Year) at this years NIMA Awards August 29th.