The Marshall County Blueberry Festival offers a variety of FREE entertainment during the long Labor Day holiday weekend. Rather you like rock music, country, gospel, patriotic, oldies or bg pipes you’ll find it at the Blueberry Festival.
The Young Amphitheater, sponsored by Hensler’s Nursery will host the Gospel entertainment and that kick-off Friday evening with the Ball Brothers. The Ball Brothers are made up of brothers, Andrew and Daniel Ball, along with brother-in-law Chad McCloskey and newcomer, Rhett Roberts. When it comes to the Ball Bothers, forget what you know about other “gospel” quartets. When you hear the Ball Brothers, you will hear a mix of musical styles, melted together by a tight, 4-part harmony. Each song is hand-picked to be message-driven, and theologically sound. Their goal is to spread the message of the Gospel and encourage believers.
Saturday there’s a full line-up with four groups performing. The day starts just after noon with Crimson Letters followed by the Street Preaches featuring Yah’s Daughter, then Jacob’s Well and The Rescue Bank at 5.
Sunday had the Dark Ridge Ramblers taking the stage at 1 and Jim Worthing at 2:34 and Dave & Daphne at 4 and then on Monday the Spoken 4 Quartet opens the day at noon. They boast a righ background of testimony as well as vocal stylings. They capture a unique sound that incudes the rich southern gospel music with smooth modern harmonies. On Monday the Blackwood Quarter, Marshall County’s own Quentin Flagg and John Bahler perform.
The Jefferson School Stage, sponsored by NIPSCO will host a variety of entertainment with several performance being local. Friday evening kicks off with the Marshall County Church Orchestra at 6 and then a talent competition at 7:30.
Saturday the Lincoln Legends perform at 11 and the John Dudley children’s magic show is at 12:30. At 1 you can enjoy the Do-Op of The Spangles followed by the Silly Safari animal show. At 3:45 Bremen Mane Attraction school group takes the stage and rock n roll with Quentif Flagg at 5 with the Zach Day Band finishing up the evenitgn with the blues and rock music.
Sunday Plymouth High School’s Crimson Connection starts the day on the Jefferson School Stage followed by John Dudley’s magic show and the Culver’s Pipes and Drums perform at 2. Al Jones & Barry Bradley’s musical variety show is at 2:45. Rounding out the evening its Rock ‘N Roll with Quentin Flagg and a local favorite Straightaway at 6.
Monday is another magic show, the country rock of Treated ‘s Released and the Bulldogs at 3.
The Michigan Street stage is sponsored by 1st Source Bank. Opening ceremonies are at 6 on Thursday. Friday the stage will host the Little Miss & Mister Blueberry pageant and The Dolls baton group performs.
Saturday enjoy the Silly Safari animal show, Brandt Carmichael’s country rock music, Four Play with classic rock, Al jones and Barry Bradley’s musical variety the festival’s headliner Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders country performance.
Sunday opens up with Expression Dance Studio, the Melody Makers Indiana Association and Katie Brooks patriotic show. The Latino music starts at 4 with Banda Reencuentro and at 6 Mariachi Sol Jaliscience.
Monday Katie Brooks country show opens at 12:30. String music by the Suzuki Music School of Michiana takes the stage at 1:30 and country music by Dave and Daphne at 2:45. Rounding out the festival is the country rock band of Night Shift.
Seating is limited at all locations so visitors are encouraged to bring lane chairs or blankets to sit on.