12th Annual Harvest Moon Hurrah - 2016
Harvest Moon Hurrah. A tradition every Fall for the families of Spanish Fork.
The Spanish Fork Arts Council is once again pleased to present the Harvest Moon Hurrah - now in its 12th year! This FREE community event for the entire family will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the City Park (Library Park) on Center & Main from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. Invite your friends; invite your extended family; come and enjoy the best party of the year!
In keeping with our tradition of outstanding entertainment, such as The Piano Guys, Eclipse, Lindsey Stirling, and The National Parks, we are thrilled to announce BYU's Vocal Point as our featured performers.
We're also excited to welcome back the wildly popular Green Man Group from UVU, and other local favorites such as the ALA Show Choirs, juggling storyteller Drew Briney, the Spanish Fork Chorale, and the Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra. We're also pleased to introduce 3 new talented performing groups: Sailing Paper Boats, Whitney Lusk, and Andrew Wiscombe. Entertainment will run from 4:00 to 9:00. See the full schedule to the right.
Beginning at 3:00 pm will be the children's crafts & games in the large tent and the giant paint-it-yourself murals. At 4:00 pumpkin decorating, clowns & balloon animals, storytelling, and caricature illustrations will all begin. At 5:00 the hay rides with live bluegrass music begin. Activities will wrap up between 6:00-7:00 so that everyone can enjoy the featured entertainers.
And of course we will have our wonderful food vendors & food trucks serving up delicious food at family-friendly prices.
We're very grateful to our sponsors from the local community including Macey's and Creative Signs & Graphics. Thank you to the City Council and Parks & Recreation for their support. Our biggest thanks goes to the Arts Council and other volunteers (none of whom are paid) for helping to bring about this wonderful event! We always need more volunteers. If you would like to join the Arts Council, email inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvest Moon Hurrah 2016 - Entertainment Schedule
||Spanish Fork Chorale
||ALA Show Choirs
||Sailing Paper Boats
||Drew Briney, Juggling Storyteller
||Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra
||UVU Green Man Group
More about our featured entertainment:
Vocal Point They have percussion without drums. They have a rhythm section without a bass. The only instruments on stage belong to the nine voices of the nationally renowned a cappella group Vocal Point. Hailing from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Vocal Point gives stunning, high-energy performances that won them the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and a faithful following throughout the world. The group competed on NBC's The Sing-Off in 2011. Each week, Vocal Point and other a cappella groups performed and were judged by recording artists Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, and Shawn Stockman. Vocal Point finished as one of the top five final groups on this nationally televised competition. With a varied repertoire and a wide range of vocal possibilities-and seeming impossibilities- these crowd-pleasers have it all: rock, pop, country, jazz, and R&B all mixed into the time of your life. This nine-man group takes the songs you hear on the radio, retools them, and delivers a new rendition, complete with all the complex instrumentation done entirely with their mouths. Their family-friendly show is a toe-tapper, and their performance is a showstopper. Each Vocal Point member displays musical ability, creativity, and stage experience-a combination which adds up to original, skillful, and spirited performances. "Well that's about the most professional group at the collegiate level anywhere," says Deke Sharon, founder of the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA) and Vocal Producer of NBC's The Sing Off. "Seriously, that's as close as anyone could ever get to being a rock star." In 2016, Vocal Point was awarded three Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards in the categories of Best Religious Album, Best Religious Song, and Best Male Collegiate Solo by the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA). These three wins were for the He is Born album and the single "He is Born." Vocal Point was also awarded runner-up in the categories of Best Holiday Album.
UVUs Green Man Group - Drumline Percussion with a fun twist Green Man Group was founded in 2010 and has grown into a University hit as they entertain, humor, and enliven the atmosphere of UVU sporting events. Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uvugmg
Sailing Paper Boats Facebook: facebook.com/sailingpaperboats
Music available on iTunes and Spotify
A folk musician based out of Northern Utah, Andrew Wiscombe's style has been referred to as foot-stompin' street music.
His live performances have been described as energetic and powerful as he uniquely showcases his musical talents in a one-man band fashion playing up to five instruments at once.
A Berklee trained award-winning songwriter, Andrew's ability to clothe stories, words, and emotions in American roots music has received great praise from fans and critics alike. He has drawn many comparisons to some of the great contemporary songwriters/poets of our time.
Whether singing through the eyes of a child, the hands of a hard-working family man (he is a happily married father of two boys) or through the scope of a sniper's rifle (he is also a veteran of the US Army), Andrew has a story to share that will resonate with the most human parts of the listener.