Midwest Salute to the Arts | Entertainment
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August 24th


Friday Night Entertainment

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM:

Rogers and Nienhaus

Two exceptional musicians with a lifelong career of performance on the world stage, ROGERS & NIENHAUS are just that…..world-class!!! With pristine harmony and searing instrumentation, they are truly a ‘not to be missed’ act, whether performing as a duo or with The ROGERS & NIENHAUS Band. Terry Jones Rogers & Scott Nienhaus have been performing together since meeting in Nashville,TN in 1993, when Terry invited Scott to join the newly formed group, The Byrds Celebration, along with Byrds alumni Skip Battin and Gene Parsons. Both Terry and Scott had storied pasts when they began their long career working together; Terry’s Macon,GA roots, recording at famed Capricorn Records Studio with The Pound & Rogers Band and touring the world fronting The Byrds with Michael Clarke; and Scott’s St. Louis, MO roots with his band, Blueberry Hill Records recording artists Acousticity, and touring the world with The Nicolette Larson Band. Now based out of the St. Louis Metro area, ROGERS & NIENHAUS have become local favorites with their fiery performances and flawless harmonies, as well as performing national and international engagements.

Rogers and Neinhaus | Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival Entertainment
Rogers and Neinhaus | Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival Entertainment
Rogers and Neinhaus | Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival Entertainment

August 25th


Saturday Night Entertainment

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM:

Louis Michael


August 26th


Sunday Night Entertainment

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM:

Mike Snodgrass


3:00 PM – 5:00 PM:

Autumn’s Child


Kid’s Entertainment



12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:

Stories ‘n Stones

Award-Winning Experimental Archaeologist, Larry Kinsella and his wife Storyteller Marilyn Kinsella, life-long residents of Fairview Heights, combine their talents to produce informative, entertaining, hands-on programs for schools, libraries, museums, and special events around the Midwest. Their program starts with Marilyn telling a riveting, adventuresome story that has bows and arrows, atlatls and spears, stone axes and other stone implements in the telling. Then, Larry demonstrates the stone tools he made and experimented with over the last 35 years. Since the original “Stories ‘n Stones,” presented in 2002, they have developed ten other variations. For more information go to www.marilynkinsella.org and “Stories ‘n Stones.”


Marilyn Kinsella, Taleypo the Storyteller, of Fairview Heights, IL, has been telling stories since 1981. She tells stories “…from nursery schools to nursing homes.” Her folktales come from many cultures, but her favorite stories are those she wrote about growing up in her small, Mid-western town – “Fair Views from Old Fairview.” Her stories are full of energy and a delicate blend of action and word imaging. As a full-time, free-lance teller she travels to where stories want to be told. Besides telling, she is a writer, published author, and keeper of memories. She has told stories to hundreds of schools in the Midwest and has been featured at many festivals including The St. Louis Storytelling Festival, The Celtic World Festival in Ohio, the Kansas City Story Celebration, and The Illinois Storytelling Festival. For more information visit her website at www.marilynkinsella.org.

Stories 'N Stones | Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival Entertainment
Stories 'N Stones | Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival Entertainment
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