VERSAILLES – A festival theme of Rock -N- Roll All Night & Poultry Every Day requires great music and large quantities of poultry.
This year offers a new mix of musical styles, bands, festival favorites and local talent as the Poultry Days Board announced the Social Tent entertainment for June 14-16.
Northwest Ohio party rock veteran Brother Believe Me makes its Poultry Days debut 8-11:30 p.m. June 14 featuring a high energy and crowd-interactive stage show. Billing itself as playing everything but country, the band’s song selections run the gamut from Bruno Mars to Tom Petty to Metallica to Imagine Dragons and everything in between. Brother Believe Me has played the Northwest and Central Ohio festival circuit for more than 11 years and has collectively opened for Velvet Revolver, Sevendust, Staind and Three Days Grace.
Opening for Brother Believe Me from 3:30-5 p.m. June 14 will be The DeMange Brothers. Tyler and Mason DeMange, both Versailles natives, are no strangers to performing at Poultry Days as they’ve played in various bands over the years.
Popular Saw Creek will be back for 7:30-11:30 p.m. June 15 led by experienced musician Steve Rosenbeck, along with his son Zach and two nephews. This country music band specializes in classic and top 40 country music by the likes of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kenney Chesney and many more. Saw Creek has played in Nashville, Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill and has opened for artists Dylan Scott and Clark Manson.
Entertainment will start June 15 immediately following the 11 a.m. Grand Parade with two new acts.
Double Shotz opens the entertainment at 12:30 p.m. The up-and-coming acoustic duo of Isaiah Hein and Justin Kemper from Chickasaw play a variety of tunes from early ’60s to today’s hits.
Kaitlyn Schmit & The Move take the stage 4-7 p.m. Just a couple dudes and chick that like to party, this band hails from Northwest Ohio and is led by a versatile and dynamic female lead. The Move plays a wide variety of music ranging from today’s hits, country, pop rock and everything in between.
June 16 will open with Jason Rhoads at 1 p.m. His shows are unpredictable, fun and full of shenanigans.
Next the legend called 8-Ball expects to step things up from its last spectacular festival performance from 4-6:30 p.m. A Versailles-based band who started out with Classic Rock and big hair band rock, the group soon expanded into popular grunge music. Today, 8-Ball plays grunge, new rock and older rock with a new dated sound. The group recently opened for Scott Stapp and Cinderella.
Back to Chicken City for the second year, Tricky Dick & The Cover-Ups are a top-tier cover band that will bring Sunday night under the Social Tent to another level. Based in Cleveland, the group has performed for thousands of audiences more than 10 years. This band has one mission: to make sure everyone has as much fun as possible. An ever-growing song list that is updated weekly ensures that fans never see the same show twice. Members of the band rotate instruments and lead vocals, allowing for a fresh and exciting mix every single time they play. Tricky Dick performs a huge variety of songs back-to-back for a non-stop, high energy party from 7-10:30 p.m.
The MillerCoors sponsored Social Tent welcomes draft craft to Poultry Days for the first time. A variety of locally brewed beers will flow from Moeller Brew Barn, Lake Rat Brewing, Tailspin Brewing Co. and Endless Pint Brewing. In additional to craft beers and MillerCoors, additional beverages will be available from the Winery at Versailles and Anheuser-Busch.
Visit the website www.versaillespoultrydays.com for event details and schedules or follow Poultry Days on Facebook.