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Nine musical acts highlight Poultry Days entertainment!


The second weekend in June is fast approaching and that means Live Entertainment all weekend in Versailles. Festival organizers have booked the bands, ordered beverages, and added more seating. Despite rising costs, we are happy to announce that Social Tent prices will not increase. The Social Tent will offer beverages from MillerCoors, Moeller Brew Barn, The Winery at Versailles, and Anheuser-Busch. First time visitors can find the Social Tent at 459 S. Center Street in Versailles.


The Social Tent is sponsored by Groff Mowing & Lawn Care of Versailles Ohio and Bonbright Distributors of Dayton. The festival will be held June 10-12th and offer nine musical acts including a rich blend of local talent and standout bands from throughout Ohio.


Friday, June 10, 3:30-7:30: The DeMange Brothers -- Versailles natives Tyler and Mason -- are no strangers to performing at Poultry Days as they’ve played in various bands over the years. The DeManges are part of a family with deep musical talent who have been entertaining West Central Ohio for generations.

Friday, June 10, 8-11:30 p.m.: Back to Chicken City for the third year, Tricky Dick & The Cover-Ups are a top-tier cover band that will bring Friday night under the Social Tent to another level. This Cleveland based group have performed for thousands of audiences over 15 years. An ever-growing song list ensures that fans never see the same show twice. Members of the band rotate instruments and lead vocals, making every show a new experience.


Saturday, June 11, 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Immediately following the 11 a.m. Grand Parade, Kevin and The Others (KATO) makes their Poultry Days debut. KATO is a high energy cover band out of midwest Ohio covering hit songs from many genres with a distinctive rock twist and energy.


Saturday, June 11, 1-2 p.m.: Bring a chair, relax and listen to the music from the Community Band on the front lawn under the trees. The Community Band will follow the Flag Raising Ceremony which begins at 1:30 p.m. and involves members of the Versailles High School Band. The Community Band will perform in our ever-growing Beer Garden with additional seating.


Saturday, June 11., 4-7 p.m.: The Hammer Jockeys are a recently formed band with two Versailles grads. Isaac Ruhenkamp is on vocals, guitar, keyboard, base and fiddle. Lee Ruhenkamp is on drums and Doc Ruhenkamp is on vocals, guitar, bass, banjo and harmonica. Lee and Isaac’s siblings -- Emily, Ben and Joe will also join the band on stage for a few numbers. The group had a great time at Poultry Days last year and is looking forward to entertaining their family, friends and the rest of Versailles in 2022.


Saturday, June 11, 7:30-11:30 p.m.: Northwest Ohio party rock veterans Brother Believe Me features a high energy and crowd-interactive stage show. This is one band you don’t want to miss! Whether you’re into the 70’s, 80’s, 2000’s, dance, pop or rock – there’s something for everyone at a BBM show! They have collectively opened for Velvet Revolver, Sevendust, Staind and Three Days Grace.


Sunday, June 12 1-3:30 p.m.: Act-3 will open up the Social Tent. ACT-3 is a high energy and versatile dance and party band. From Rock, Country, Blues, Pop and Hip-Hop, this band covers a wide spectrum of music from the classic rock of the 60’s all the way up to current Top-40 country and pop releases of today.


Sunday, June 12, 4-6:30 p.m.: The legend called 8-Ball is back! This is always a must attend show but this year is different. This will be the last time the band 8-Ball performs. After decades of performing grunge, new rock, and older rock the guys will find a new path after this show. They rocked generations and opened for Scott Stapp and Cinderella. At Poultry Days they have melded community, music, and “Sunday Funday” into a unique experience. 8-Ball is led by vocalist Buff Frances and is backed up by his brother and drummer Jeff “Freak” Francis, bassist Antrum “Stewie” Stewart and Josh Jacobs on lead guitar.


Sunday, June 12, 7-10:30 p.m.: Saw Creek will be back with country music specializing in Classic and Top 40 Country music by the likes of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kenney Chesney and more. They've played Toby Keith's bar in Nashville, and have opened for artists Dylan Scott and Clark Manson.


Poultry Days and the Village of Versailles invites you to the 71st annual Poultry Days Festival June 10-12th, 2022. Visit VersaillesPoultryDays.com for event details and schedules. Follow us on Facebook for live updates.

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