2:15-3:15 pm - WWW Community Praise Dancers: Featuring the African Masquerade Drummers
Dance and drumming are vehicles to connect young people and adults with their roots; it also encourages
pride and appreciation of the culture and about the accomplishments of many people. It also encourages
participants to use dance and drumming as a means of self-control.
3:20 - 3:50pm - PICTUS
PICTUS is music for the warrior-poet, the music of our ancestors, and will rouse the ancient, powerful spirit of the Celtic within. With nationally acclaimed, award winning bagpiper John Holland, the 23 years of drumming and stage experience of Brad Sprauer, and the 12 years of Irish dance performance of Lauren Berry, PICTUS is a show that's not to be missed. PICTUS was founded on January 28, 2012,, and hail from Indianapolis, Indiana.
3:55 - 4:25 pm - Fantasia Ballet Folklorico
Fantaisa endeavors to motivate, build self-esteem, develop discipline, and promote a sense of pride among the dancers along with a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage.
4:30 - 5:00 pm - Dance Lansing
Dance Lansing is a collaboration with goals of building a diverse community of dancers to enrich the creative performance and development opportunities for area choreographers and dancers, and to increase audience appreciation and understanding of modern and contemporary dance. The foundation of this collaboration is a partnership between Happendance and Lansing Community College Performing Arts. Associates include Everett High School Dance Program, Fusion Dance Center, Greater Lansing Academy of Dance, MICA Gallery, Michigan State University Department of Theater, and MSU Orchesis.
5:05 - 5:35 pm - Karma Oriental Fusion
Karma is an Oriental fusion belly dance troupe whose mission is to bring bellydance to wider audiences by performing to contemporary world music and western popular music in settings you wouldn't expect.
5:40 - 6:10 pm - Ray Rodriguez
For many years, Mr. Rodriguez has been performing in Michigan and the Mid West and is well known for his work as Tejano artist while being the lead vocal for Kilo Band and Country artist as led vocal of the Lonesome Dove Band. Mr. Rodriguez lives in Ovid, MI, where he and his family moved from Pearsall, Texas in 1949.
7:00 - 10:30pm - The Kathy Ford Band
The Kathy Ford band has been performing for over 25 years and was named "Best of the Best" band by the Lansing State Journal for 10 years in a row. The Kathy Ford Band has performed at Festivals, private clubs, and Casinos such as Odawa Casino, Firekeepers Casino, Gun Lake Casino, Hollywood Casino, Four Winds Casino, Turtle Creek Casino and many more.