9th Annual Harvest Moon Hurrah
The Spanish Fork Arts Council is once again pleased to present the Harvest Moon Hurrah, a FREE community event for the entire family, Saturday, September 21, 2013 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, we are thrilled to announce The Gardiner Sisters, Kuha'o Case, lokalgrown, and UVU's Green Man Group as our featured performers this year! Learn more about each of them, and find links to their videos below. As is the custom, we will also feature local favorites such as Drew Briney the storytelling juggler, the Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra, ALA Show Choirs, and the Spanish Fork Chorale. Entertainment will run from 3:30 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 serving up delicious food at family-friendly prices.
We're very grateful to our sponsors from the local community including Macey's, Boothe Brothers, 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 2013 - Entertainment Schedule
||Spanish Fork Chorale - our very own community choir
||ALA Show Choirs - under the direction of Rick Lunt
||Drew Briney, Storytelling Juggler
||Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra
||UVU's Green Man Group - drumline percussion with a twist
||Kuha'o Case - 17-year old blind piano prodigy
||The Gardiner Sisters
More about our featured entertainment:
The Gardiner Sisters - Acoustic Vocal Trio
Check out the latest videos of their covers and original songs on their YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/GardinerSisters For Hailey, Allie, and Mandi of the Gardiner Sisters, music has always been a family affair. As the oldest three of eight children, the sisters grew up singing complex harmonies from a very young age, and have shared their love for music and songwriting with. In 2007, Gardiner Sisters started posting cover videos and original songs on a YouTube channel, and have since garnered over 180,000 subscribers and 13 Million views. Splitting their time between their home in North Carolina and Hawaii, the girls have honed their signature harmonies and showcase their family blend in over 100 videos on YouTube as well as in live performances across the country. Gardiner Sisters are currently working on bringing their music to the next level with the release of their first studio EP of all original songs, with the desire to relate to others by telling stories about love, friendship, and family.
Kuha'o Case - Blind Piano Prodigy
YouTube Channel: youtube.com/channel/UC1ezYCNFv35n2PomprtNX_Q?annotation_id=annotation_416564&feature=iv&src_vid=GBfEHF_7vxg
Born and raised on the big island of Hawaii, Kuha'o Case is the oldest of three children. His constant smile and enthusiasm for life, together with his remarkable musical abilities and passion, create something inspirational that is positively influencing people all over the world.
Incredibly, this 17-year-old prodigy started teaching himself how to play the piano and the organ at the age of 12. With limited access to a piano, he was only able to practice a few hours each week. But thanks to supportive fans, not only was he able to acquire his own piano this past year, but he also realized his dream of releasing his first album, Dare to Dream. As if all of this is not remarkable enough, Kuha'o Case is blind.
Born two months premature, Kuha'o underwent a necessary operation in order to save his life. Unfortunately, complications from the operation left him blind. Doctors didn't expect him to live, but he beat the odds.
While it would be so easy for someone in his situation to wallow in self-pity, Kuha'o never succumbs to pessimism. Rather, his positive attitude is constant. He knows that being blind will never keep him from realizing his dreams. Like his music, being blind is a necessary part of him. His message is that no matter how difficult our circumstances, and no matter how hard things might be, we are all capable of greatness. As he has demonstrated in his own life, if we believe in ourselves, anything is possible.
Check out this video about Kuha'o on lds.org: Check out this video about Kuha'o on lds.org: https://www.lds.org/youth/video/kuhaos-extraordinary-gift?lang=eng
lokalgrown - Highly entertaining and interactive band
Videos & Info: www.greenlightbooking.com/lokalgrown/
For nearly a decade, lokalgrown has entertained crowds throughout Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, California and Budapest, Hungary (true story for some odd reason they were on a random radio station there for a time).
As much as lokalgrown loves to make great music, and they do; they love to get YOU the audience involved! Expect to bob your head to good old fashioned rock and roll, hold your sweetheart close to a favorite love song, and laugh with your friends as they become part of the show!
Influenced by the sounds of the Beatles, Coldplay, Neil Young, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, U2, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Buble, to name a few, lokalgrown delivers a performance which is nothing short of compelling, entertaining, and memorable.
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: facebook.com/uvugmg