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Entertainment
Railroad Festival Entertainment will take place on the Gazebo Stage in Frisco Park.

The
Second Stage Entertainment will be located in the pocket park in Vinegar Bend next to Shelter Insurance.
 
(click on the underlined artists' names to see their bios and photos)
 
Click here to go to Second Stage
 

 
Thursday, April 9th XXXX  
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.   Opening Ceremonies - National Anthem, First Baptist Church Choir
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.   Caitlin Aldridge
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Trent Harmon & Band
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.   Craig Wayne Boyd
     
Friday, April 10th    
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.   Tiffany's School of Dance
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.   Uptown Kids
12:00n - 1:00 p.m.   Amory High School Jazz Band
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.   Sherman Lee Dillon
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.   Roy Hood
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.   Possum Town Stranglers
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Blackbeard's Delight
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   John Milstead
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.   Bikini Frankenstein
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.   Spunk Monkees
     
     
Saturday, April 11th    
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.   Cheernastics
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.   Country Cloggers
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.   Intense Cheer Elite (ICE)
12:00n - 1:00 p.m.   Kay Bain
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.   Joseph Baldwin
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.   Old Dogs, New Tricks
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.   Legends of the Blues
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.   Brad Blalock
7:15 - 8:15 p.m.   Artwork
8:30 - 10:00 p.m.   The Gents
     
     
Sunday, April 12th    
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.   Leomia Boyd & Praise
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.   Gospel Sons
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
CAITLIN ALDRIDGE
 

Amory native Caitlin Aldridge will perform on Thursday evening at  5:30. Aldridge's credits include experience in several talent competitions, church functions, and performances at community events. While attending Itawamba Community College, she won the talent competition known as Indian Idol. She has performed with The Silver Eagle Band for several years and recently was involved in their production at the Elkin Theatre which showcased Mississippi's classic country artists.


 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
TRENT HARMON

Trent Harmon completed a BA in History and a minor in music from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. While there, Trent was active in the university's theater department, holding roles in various productions such as "Oklahoma" and "The Pirates of Penzance." Trent participated in both chamber and concert choir--frequently singing alongside the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Arkansas Choral Society. Trent was also an active member of the university's largest on-campus organization, MBSF, for 4 1/2 years, where he was the organization's worship leader for 2 1/2 years. Since graduation, Trent has actively pursued music, singing on different stages across the United States for various productions, including Season 8 of "The Voice," as well as doing a number of live shows in New York, Nashville, and the Memphis area.

CRAIG WAYNE BOYD

If you were one of the nearly 13 million people who tuned into the season 7 finale of "The Voice" in December, you already know who Craig Wayne Boyd is. Texas-born Boyd, who won the whole competition, now hails from Nashville and peaked the interest of Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams with his rendition of "The Whiskey Ain't Working," made famous by Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart. Boyd went Team Blake. Before "The Voice," Boyd had opened for country singers like Jamey Johnson, Brantley Gilbert and Randy Houser. Since "The Voice," he has signed a record deal with Dot Records and has a debut album expected for a release this year.

TIFFANY
TIFFANY'S SCHOOL OF DANCE
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
SHERMAN LEE DILLON

Genuine, authentic, down home and personal with songs and stories that are pure Americana, Sherman Lee Dillon is the real deal from central Mississippi. You have heard about Delta and Hill Country blues, but Sherman Lee brings you the blues from the central part of the state.

Whether festival, club, house concert, or arts center, Sherman Lee Dillon delights audiences with sly humor, roots singing and playing, and irrepressible charm.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
ROY HOODOOD

Roy Hood returns.  We’re not sure how many continuous years he’s played the Railroad Festival, but it’s a lot.  A recent survey has determined that there are 19 guitars in Roy’s Atlanta home.  At the age of 64, he has not yet learned to play more than one at a time.  On the other hand, he and longtime musical collaborator, Art Gentry (of Amory, leader of the Gents) did play one guitar together at the same time.  It was a little creepy.  This year Roy’s set list will include songs by Jimi Hendrix and Alan Jackson.  Go figure.  After he sings, he intends to enjoy some fried dill pickles.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  artwork

ARTWORK - Artwork band was formed when Art Gentry and his brother Joey Gentry reconnected with their music after years performing with other groups. Their unique harmony, combined with the amazing vocals of niece Kelly Gentry, have delighted audiences in several states. Artwork performs at this year's Railroad Festival accompanied by awesome drummer, Mike "Bubba Cheese" Freed.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
POSSUM TOWN STRANGLERS

Possum Town Stranglers is a band consisting of an upright bassist, electric guitarist and acoustic guitarist. They do covers, old country, blues,
rock, jazz, and a little bit of everything. Their original music is akin to country folkish. They are looking forward to performing at their first Amory Railroad
Festival!

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
THE GENTS

THE GENTS - Rising out of the Garage Band Era of the 60's, The Gents made their debut around 1965 and played the music of the era for about 5 years before going their separate ways. In 1987, the original band reformed and added several musicians and started in, once again, to conquer the music world with their goodtime music and show. They have been playing continuously for over 25 years...when added all together this band has been playing together well over 30 years!


The Gents are:
Art Gentry-guitar and vocals
Eddie Sanders-keyboard and vocals
Johnny Turman-guitar, keyboard and vocals
David Welch-bass guitar and vocals
Joey Gentry-keyboard and vocals
Dave Randazzo-trumpet and vocals

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
BLACKBEARD'S DELIGHT

Black Beard's Delight was formed in 2011 by guitarist/singer Brad Tolar and drummer Michael Walton. After a short stint with varying lineups, bassist Craig Bowen was added as a permanent fixture. The rock trio setup has worked well for the band and they have continued to play shows in and around the Nashville area over the last few years with this current lineup. Playing a mix of classic rock, 90's rock, and even some of the hits of today, Black Beard's Delight adds a bit of their own style to the songs you know.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
  TIFFANY'S SCHOOL OF DANCE 
TIFFANY'S SCHOOL OF DANCE
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  KAY BAIN

Anyone who lives in these parts knows
Kay Bain is North Mississippi's First Lady of Country. Her  "Mornin' Show" on WTVA has been an institution for more than
30 years and her charitable works and musical appearances  performing old timey favorites throughout the region have
gained her plenty of admiration.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  JOHN MILSTEAD

JOHN MILSTEAD - After playing piano bars for a few years in college, John wrote and produced his first project, "Sides of The Soul" in 2009.  He toured over 30 shows with Sister Hazel, opened for BB King and sang on NBC's Today Show.  Out of 12,000 entries, John's songs placed in the top 10 of the NSAI songwriting contest 3 years in a row.
 John moved from Tupelo to Nashville full time in 2012 and signed his first publishing deal as a staff writer with Reba McEntire's company Starstruck in October 2013. Starstruck is the current management home for Blake Shelton
and Kelly Clarkson.  John is currently working on a new album that will debut in May 2015. John graduated from Amory High School and attended Northeast
Community College.  He then went to Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis and graduated with a B.S. in
Radiation Therapy. 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  BIKINI FRANKENSTEIN

Bikini Frankenstein .... They cover several different genres from classic rock to 80's hairbands and beyond ! Katy Perry , Miranda Lambert , to Poison and Motle Crue nothing is out of reach for this group ! You like Journey ? Or Big n Rich ? How about Rod Stewart and Faces !! Maybe Weezer and Blink 182 is your style , no problem they have it covered ! They don’t just play music , they entertain and put on a show . Kelly fronts this Rock n Roll Monster with a voice that can be subtle one moment and in your face the next . She moves from traditional male Rock songs to ballads to Female classics like Joan Jett with ease . Hey you want some Sweet with that Ozzy no problem for this girl ! Blayze is one the hottest young guitar players in the area , he is well versed in many styles ,and plays well beyond his years . Watching him play its very apparent that eats ,sleeps and breathes guitar ! Chase ( the younger brother of Blayze) is the backbone of this power trio . He is a four on the floor power drummer that can pound the drums into submission one minute , then lay back in the pocket the next . A very shy and quite guy he turns into Mr Hyde when he takes his throne behind the drums ! Billi is the Bass player and founding member of Bikini Frankenstein . The elder statesman of rock n roll , he still prowls the stage thrashing his bass like it did him wrong ! Bikini Frankenstein ,.... come on and join the party !

Members:
Billy Armstrong............Bass / Vocals Blayze Windham...........Guitar / vocals Kelly Mauldin................Vocals Chase Windham.............Drums

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  SPUNK MONKEES

Spunk Monkees have grown to become a bonding musical tradition for all types of people throughout Northeast Mississippi and beyond! From Anchorage, Alaska to Key West, Florida and everywhere in-between, Chad Nolan, Dale Michaels, Matt Nolan, Jody Lindsey, and Shaun Miller have made the Spunk Monkees synonymous with partying, good music, and good times.


Spunk Monkees got their start in the small town of Myrtle, Mississippi, in the early 90’s as a country band called Misbehavin’. They releases an album of original material and played hundreds of country shows, but ultimately the rock and rebel within could not be denied and Spunk Monkees was born. With a set heavy in feel-good covers and party songs, “the Spunks” worked hard to become the ultimate party band in North Mississippi.
The band is known for its live shows, where solid musicianship, high-energy performance, and top quality production results in a stage show that emulates the rock legends they grew up adoring.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  CHEERNASTICS
CHEERNASTICS
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  COUNTRY CLOGGERS
COUNTRY CLOGGERS
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  JOSEPH BALDWIN

Joseph Baldwin grew up in a small community in Franklin County, Alabama.  He learned to play piano at an early age and by the time he got his first guitar, he had already developed an ear for music. Joseph has opened up for Jason Aldean, Sister Hazel, BJ Thomas, Shenandoah, Steel Magnolia, Mark Wills, and many other artists.  He has also performed over two years at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee.  Joseph won the Year of Alabama Music Songwriters Competition with his song titled “I’m Alabama”. Joseph's video to his song "I'm Alabama" can be seen on you tube. This singer/songwriter can also be seen and heard in six different television commercials airing nationwide for the Alabama Department of Tourism. Joseph plays over 150 shows a year, to keep up with Joseph's performance dates, check his page out on FACEBOOK and "Like" his page.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS
OLD DOGS, NEW TRICKS
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  LEGENDS OF THE BLUES

Pontotoc's Legends of the Blues is back performing vintage songs from teh 50's and 60's to the latest hits. Barney "T-Bird" Harris (guitar, vocals) formed this band in 1999, teaming up with blues drummer Robert Gordon and old friend Mark Stewart (Bass, vocals). The trio added front man Yusuf Nurredinn (lead vocals). Their latest cd release "Old Stompin Gold Tone" will be available.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  COLORS THAT END IN URPLE

COLORS THAT END IN URPLE -

Bubba Cheese aka BC

Bubba Cheese (BC) was found  an infant abandoned and under the protection of a tribe of mountain goats near Durango, Colorado in the fall of 1973.  Shortly thereafter, he was adopted by wealthy dental floss tycoons who raised him in southern Montana. At age 8, his adoptive parents discovered his interest in percussion instruments. Then about 33 years went by.  BC, a multi-instrumentalist, loves performing and writing music of most genres. Other interests include green drinks, meditation and llama whispering.



Kem Coleman aka Kem Coleman

Kem Coleman was born Kerry McGilacudy "Cuddy" O'Colman in the small village of Liggersbend Ireland.  Raised as a potato farmers son, Cuddy quickly grew accustomed to the demanding labor of the old country.  As just a wee lad, Cuddy frequented the local tavern of Liggersbend where all of the best folk songs were played.  There, at the age of 4, he became enamored with a large low sounding contraption the locals called "The Devil's Belly".  There couldn't have been a more alluring fancy!  The rest, as they say, is history. Young Cuddy by the age of 7 honed his craft to the point were Ireland could no longer contain him.  At age of 9 he moved to Amory Mississippi, shortened his first name Kerry to Kem,  and fell deeply in love with a rapturous consortium of modern day amalgamation he called the EDB, (Electric Devils Belly). Till this day Kem continues to promulgate a parturient preponderance of propagated pragmatism impregnated by behemoth elephanteal  
reverberances wielding only his name and the zaftig EDB !!


Brad B. aka B-Rad

Brad B.  aka B-Rad is an organic cyborg crafted in a secret laboratory code named Japedo's Workshop located in the basement of the Alamo.  His born on date located on the inside of his left nostril declares his creation date as being February 29th, 1897.  Though classified, he may or may not have been involved in the creation of Teddy Ruxpin bears, frozen yogurt, Members Only jackets and Tang.  Though new to the music scene, he enjoys classical hillbilly funk progressive honkey tonk fusion pop.  He can be heard in his head playing jazz oboe along with the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood theme song.  A connoisseur of pez dispensers and Brut aftershave B-rad is a guitarbassdrummer.  Though mostly a strummer, his real passion is the  slide whistle and spoons.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  LEOMIA

LEOMIA BOYD & PRAISE - Legendary musical artist Leomia Boyd has been singing gospel music since the age of 13, as a member of Daniel Missionary Baptist Church in Aberdeen. Sister Boyd has traveled extensively throughout the United States and author Alan Young featured her in his book, "Woke Me Up This Morning" as a legendary gospel artist.
To her credit, she has published 11 albums, beginning with her first in 1973.
Her traditional,  down-home style of music has been shared with such artists as Shirley Ceasar, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood, Yolanda Adams, Tramaine Hawkins, and a traditional gospel musical project with the Williams Brothers, entitled "That's The Way The Lord Works," which was nominated for a Grammy Award.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  THE GOSPEL SONS
THE GOSPEL SONS
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  ICE

Intense Cheer Elite is a competitive cheer gym. We travel and compete against other all star cheer gyms in several states. We offer competitive cheer squads, tumbling classes, and private lessons. We strive to make our girls the best they can be. Psalm  27:1.. ICE ICE BABY!

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  2ND STAGE