Family Fun Entertainment

As always, the Turkey Festival will provide a full slate of free family fun entertainment. Come enjoy the shows.

Saturday, June 8, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Nashville recording artists and North Dakota's own, Kendra and Krista, combine distinctive talents to comprise the genre-bending duo, Tigirlily.

Singing since they were talking, for these sisters, blending their voices was a natural step. In an astonishingly short time, the siblings have progressed from sharing in church to sharing the stage with national acts, and have been rapidly growing an international fan base via YouTube with over 5.6 million upload views.

Continuously writing songs since they were 10 and 12 years old, they have penning over 300 tunes. Diversely influenced and hard to box in, the pair have crafted a remarkable sound, appealing to pop, folk and country audiences alike with over 200,000 fans on their social sites.

The duo have opened up for musical talents such as LeAnn Rimes, Big and Rich, Justin Moore, Chris Janson, Thompson Square, Love and Theft, Raelynn, and many more to now headlining their own Nashville produced, high energy shows with their band.

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Visit Tigirlily's web site

In the Round
Friday, June 7, 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Opening the Turkey Festival Entertainment will be a round of talented singers offering a variety of songs intended to get the festival off on the right foot. You won’t want to miss these talented teens performing some of their favorite songs, in a round format – sharing the stage and trading songs. You are sure to enjoy their performance.

Lincoln & Shields
Friday, June 7, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Lincoln & Shields started out as the Turkey Festival Coffee House band. With a few personnel changes, the band is going strong, and will provide a set of familiar songs on Friday night.

Featuring Leigh Burleson, Vince Imig, Ben Geyer, Matt Blackburn, Rick Giovanetto, Jamie Gandy, and the incredibly talented fiddle player Jennifer Boyd, with special guests: Taylor Hubbartt, Eve Yoder, Kierra Mitchell, Wendy Paddock, and Natalie Bashusen.


Saturday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Turkey Festival offers an incredible FREE event for the kids (young and old). Bring your children for the following exciting events Saturday morning.

FREE balloon creations from The Unique Twist — balloon creation specialists...

...amazing face painting by Wildstyle Design Company...

...and incredible musical entertainment:

10:30 – Julie K

There is no artist quite like Julie K. Her songs, her personality, and her unique ability capture the hearts of children with entertaining, interactive songs that inspire a child’s imagination. Bring your children; bring your grandchildren. You will be entertained as much as the kids and it will make your heart glad to see your children having so much fun.

Visit Julie K's web site

11:30 – Nitsch Theatre Art's Rising Stars

If you have not taken the time to watch this amazingly talented group, you are missing a Central Illinois treasure. From younger to older students, this group performs beyond expectations. Under the careful and talented direction of Kelleen Nitsch, the Rising Stars deliver an incredible show.

Visit the Nitsch Theatre Arts web site

Petting Zoo
Saturday, June 8, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Once again the Tremont High School FFA, under the direction of Angie Bane, brings a variety of animals to the Turkey Festival for the enjoyment of children. Bring the kids by for a close-up encounter with a furry creature.

Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio
Saturday, June 8, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Stop by the entertainment tent on Saturday afternoon for an incredible show featuring children and young adults. They sing, they dance and they always impress with their exciting, high energy, premium quality musical and dance performance. Come witness what talent and a lot of hard work can accomplish.

Visit Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio's website

The Gibson Girls
Saturday, June 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Gibson Girls offer a flashback to an era of great vocal harmonies. The release of their most recent album “Vintage” has opened many avenues for their music, as they maintain a busy performance schedule. They also have a deep and abiding commitment to our veterans and those who currently serve our country in the military.

Let these four girls bless your heart with memorable tunes spanning multiple decades. Songs like “Boogey Woogie Bugle Boy" will bring a smile to your face, and leave your heart and soul in a very happy place.

Visit the Gibson Girls' website

Sunday, June 9, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for our exciting, first ever Tremont's Got Talent competition.

Beginning after the parade (approximately 3:00 p.m.) see some of the best amateur talents the Turkey Festival has to offer. There will be 14 talents vying for the $250 grand prize.

Join us to see: Ivy Stuber, Charlotte Prather, Malyk Thorndyke, Luke Barrow, McKinley Zobrist, Natalie Bashusen, Taylor Hubbartt, Alex Berger, Scott Barrow, Jamie Miller, Kelsea Allred, Ezra Mills, and Cole Dill take the stage and wow us with their incredible talents.

2nd Prize $100
3rd Prize $50
Special Mention $50

*** Competitors: You will have five minutes to prepare before you perform, so if you have recorded music, meet Rick or Andrea at the sound table.

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