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2016 Entertainment Lineup
Circleville-Pickaway Visitors Pavilion
The Pickaway County Visitor Bureau is proud to again present the Circleville-Pickaway Visitors Pavilion during the Circleville Pumpkin Show. They will be selling their delicious Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino (courtesy of Berger Health System), as well as gourmet coffee by Scioto Valley Coffee of Circleville.

The Pavilion, located on the City of Circleville parking lot at 120 E. Franklin Street, is presented this year by Coughlin Automotive of Circleville. A large entertainment stage (sponsored by Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling), public seating, and exhibition spaces featuring area organizations and businesses will be featured inside the Pavilion. There will be a large video screen and projector to showcase films and videos featuring Pickaway County in “The Pick of Ohio Video Showcase”. At the entrance will be the World, USA, and Ohio maps display sponsored by PNC Bank, and everyone is encourage to place a pin on their hometown.

A variety of entertainment and presentations will take place on the Entertainment Stage, sponsored by Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, including the Pumpkin Show Community Band, The Raineys, the Circleville Men’s Barbershop Chorus, Music Program by the Ohio Christian University, The Roundtown Ringers Handbell & Chime Choir, the Adelphi Community Band, Pickaway Brass, Paul Brown & Tom Zinser, and the Circleville High School Jazz Band. The Charmion Performing Arts Center will present dance shows, and The Teays River Cloggers and the Fun Bunch Cloggers will make their annual appearance as well.

The popular Columbus Zoo Show will return with a variety of unique and unusual animals. There will be fun and entertaining presentations, including “The Art of Growing Giant Pumpkins with Dr. Bob Liggett and Cecil Weston.”

Enjoy Giant Pumpkin sculpting by “Gus the Squashcarver”, and the Pickaway County Library will entertain young children in a program called Lil’ Punkin Storytime, and noted story teller Jim Flanagan will also tell ghost stories for all ages.

The Pumpkin Show Community Band
The Circleville Pumpkin Show Community Band was formed in 1979, and performs at various community events and functions throughout the year. Of course, their premiere performance every year is at the Circleville Pumpkin Show, where they appear in parades and in concert at the Circleville-Pickaway Visitors Pavilion. The band consists of approximately 60 members from all walks of life and ages, from a 12 year old student to an 87 year old retiree. The Pumpkin Show Band is directed by David Winner, and performs show tunes, overtures, and marches.
Despair but hope, doubt but faith. Life gives us unbelievable joys and deep sorrows, yet God keeps on. The band Carrollton, tells this truth through honest, open-handed songs born of questions, wonders and struggle.

Carrollton’s second album, Sunlight and Shadows, set to release September 18, is a hopeful testimony about that life in which beautiful, mountaintop days of sunshine mix with days in the shadows. Band members Jordan Bailey (bass), Michael Loy (drums), Jeremy Menard (lead guitar) and Justin Mosteller (lead vocals and guitar) bring listeners on the journey with them through powerful, faith-filled lyrics and driving beats. “The message of what we’re doing is that we believe God is with us in the good and the bad, and often in the mundane in-between” Justin says. “We’re trying to share that with people. We just want to put our hearts out there and see hope rise up.”

With more and more musicians trying to be a trend in music, it's hard to find musicians with real passion and originality.. This is not the case with Hollyview. The four-piece group from central Ohio has members who have been playing in bands together for 10+ years. Their passion for their craft bleeds through their unique take on guitar-driven, melody-centric alternative rock. This can be heard all over their debut self-produced album Unity and Metamorphosis which is sure to get stuck in your head.
The Raineys
The Raineys return to the Pavilion with their signature family vocals and great musicianship that have made them a popular act for the past 10 years. Mining the great songs of the past 40 years, The Raineys put their own unique style and spin on each number they perform.

Dave Rainey (guitar/vocals) has been performing in Central Ohio since the 1970’s. Also an accomplished bassist, he was a member of the Jazz Group Sweet Sixteen. Jenny Rainey (piano/vocals) is a powerhouse singer who brings her strong yet sensitive singing style to some of the great songs of our time. Megan Rainey (piano/ accordion/ flute/ vocals) is a musician with an uncommon combination of dazzling skill and feel. A classically trained pianist, Megan recently graduated from James Madison University in Virginia.

Circleville Men’s Barbershop Chorus
The Circleville Men’s Barbershop Chorus, directed by Terry Anderson, sings a capella choral music, frequently in the Barbershop style. They practice at the Circleville Presbyterian Church, and enjoy performing at area events and during the Christmas season. For more information, check out their page on Facebook.
Lil’ Punkins’ Storytime with the Pickaway County Library
Preschoolers ages 18 months to 5 years old join the Pickaway County Library staff for a celebration of pumpkins. We will share stories, delight in Punkin’ Bingo and make a Jack-o-Lantern craft.
The Roundtown Ringers Handbell & Chime Choir
The Helen Burkheart Memorial Bells and Mary Gans Memorial Chimes have been ringing for over 26 years for church services, preaching missions, nursing homes, weddings, funerals and other special community events in and around Circleville. The choir plays on 5 octaves of bells and 4 octaves of chimes, using a variety of techniques and practices approximately once a week, under the direction of Erin Spring. Comprised of individuals of varying ages, they play a variety of music and frequently collaborate with other instrumentalists. The choir made its first Pumpkin Show performance in 2008 with a full choir and 5x5 bell choir concerts.
The Teays River Cloggers
The Teays River Cloggers, founded by Betty Stickel, is now directed by Cheri Raines. The group has performed at many venues across the country, including the Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C., Hawaii, and Austria. They have been in numerous parades, as well as an appearance at the Citrus Bowl with Charlie Daniels. Recently, they danced at the National 4th of July Parade in Washington, D.C. The Teays River Cloggers are proud to perform annually at the Circleville Pumpkin Show, as well as other area festivals and fund raisers.
Gus the Squashcarver
Gus Smithhisler’s first professional work came in 2004 at the Indiana State Fair, when he carved on a 400+ pound pumpkin for over four hours. His unique style doesn’t penetrate the cavity of the pumpkins, which has the advantage of lasting much longer than the traditional carving method. Gus will appear on the Food Network Television show “Halloween Wars” in October, and has demonstrated his craft at a variety of events and festivals across the country, including work at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He has appeared at the Circleville Pumpkin for the past nine years, and visit his website at www.squashcarver.com.for more information.
Ohio Christian University (OCU) Music Program
Enjoy an outstanding performance featuring the talented students and faculty of the Ohio Christian University (OCU). The program will include selections from a variety of campus instrumental and vocal ensembles, including the OCU Chorale, the Chamber Singers, and the Community Chorus.

Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for traditional undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students. Additionally, the Trailblazer Academy allows high school students to complete college classes. All programs are designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.
Paul Brown and Tom Zinser
Paul Brown and Tom Zinser have been entertaining central Ohio audiences for many years. Their music is a blend of musical genres in a bluegrass format. Strong instrumental skills (banjo, fiddle, guitar) together with outstanding vocal harmonies creates a very enjoyable musical experience that appeals to all ages and musical tastes.
Redemption Flood
When three different families with three different styles of music combine to make music, you get the uplifting sound of Redemption Flood. The live band formed in October of 2015 and new doors are opening to minister into new locations and venues. The band’s sound is a mixture between Casting Crowns, Third Day, and Hillsong United.

Redemption Flood’s fresh sound of Contemporary Christian music started when the families joined together to start a Worship Band at their home church. When they soon realized that God was putting them together for a reason, they prayed and decided to start Redemption Flood as a ministry tool.

As new doors open, Redemption Flood will continue to walk through them and will continue to bring a positive message to the stage. The band is thrilled to start this new endeavor and to see what God is going to do.
Charmion Performing Arts Center Show
Charmion Performing Arts Center, located at 400 North Court Street, Circleville, offers professional dance and fitness instruction for all ages and skill levels with weekly classes being offered in creative movement, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, breaking and B-Boying, Cheer Dance and gymnastic and tumbling, musical theatre, and Zumba®. They also have an award winning Competition Team, and there are classes for children as young as 2 years old all the way up through adult. Charmion Performing Arts Center strives to provide a fun and encouraging learning environment through quality certified dance educators, and a varied class schedule, and is owned and directed by Marc and Heidi Rogols. Heidi has over 25 years of teaching experience and is a certified dance educator.
The Columbus Zoo Show
The Columbus Zoo Show will allow you to get up close and personal with the animals that travel with Jungle Jack Hanna to such shows as Good Morning America and The Late Show with David Letterman. Discover where the animals are from, what they eat and possibly touch some of these amazing creatures. The Columbus Zoo will bring a variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals.
The Art of Growing Giant Pumpkins
Dr. Robert Liggett, an optometrist by day, and pumpkin grower by nights and weekends, will be sharing techniques of growing large pumpkins—an art he has perfected in the past 21 years. He has won Pumpkin Show’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In 11 times. Cecil Weston is a dedicated pumpkin grower and was the 1st place winner in 2013. Find out the tricks of the trade from Dr. Bob and Cecil—techniques both old and new!
Open Highway Bluegrass Band
Thank you for taking the opportunity to let the Open Highway Band tell you a little about our group, places we've been, and what we love to do and in turn hoping the fans alike will enjoy what we have to offer. The band has been around for about 20 years, taking a few years off and deciding to get back into the music circuit while having fun, which we have certainly missed. We have performed acts at places like Silver Dollar City, Dollywood,SPBGMA, Poppy Mnt, etc…We still wanted a solid traditional bluegrass band along with solid instrumentation, vocals, and taking pride in originating and performing our own material, most of all sharing our enjoyment performing on stage and getting the crowds involved in our performance. With George Nelson on banjo, Scott Adkins on mandolin, Jim Duty on upright bass, John Obora on fiddle, and Max Mobley on guitar, we want to again invite you to watch and listen and enjoy!!! Without you fans, radio DJs, and promotors alike none of this would be possible To listen to music, click on the links page,or check us at Youtube, or also now on our Facebook page,Twitter and Instagram...
Derek Radcliff
Derek Radcliff is a christian artist, songwriter and worship leader from Circleville Ohio. He and his band will be performing songs from his first album "Who will save them all?" and other covers at this years pumpkin show.
Dynamic Mention Drum Corps
The Dynamic Mention Drum Corps will be performing at the 2016 Circleville Pumpkin Show. The corps will appear in the Thursday and Saturday evening parades and in concert on Saturday evening before the parade.

The Dynamic Mention’s first performance was at the Pumpkin Show in 1980. Since then, they have performed throughout the state at festivals, fairs, and special events. They have also performed in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Featuring traditional snare drums, multiple tenors, cowbells, cymbals, and of course powerful bass drums, the Dynamic Mention sound is unmistakable. Much of the Corp’s music is original and highlights a variety of styles. As Circleville’s hometown group, the Dynamic Mention Drum Corps is proud to appear at the Circleville Pumpkin Show.
McGuffey Lane
A few years ago McGuffey Lane released their Greatest Hits CD. Just another reason the band has been very successful on the road with a whole new generation being added to their loyal list of fans.

Molly Pauken, Randy Huff, Jerry Cummings, and Kevin Reed join original members, John Schwab, Terry Efaw and Steve Reis, in one of Mid-west’s most popular bands. Their polished harmonies and innovative talent continues to wow their audiences. Whether there are 300 or 3,000, the audience can’t seem to get enough. From the high energy music to the beautiful ballads this band has something for everyone and all who are fortunate enough to see the show walk away with a feeling of being truly entertained.

Combined sales of McGuffey Lane’s four albums on Atlantic Records total nearly 300,000 units and record sales for this band continue to increase since the release of the Greatest Hits cd featuring the hit single “Long Time Lovin’ You”. This song earned the band a six week stint as number one on the charts and a much deserved regional gold record.