MUMFEST: Stage and Street Entertainment
Mumfest offers a diversity of entertainment for the old and young alike.
Adding to the merriment, other crowd pleasing performers include dance troupes, college and local choruses, roving street performers, magicians and clowns that interact with festival guests.
Main stage - Saturday
DNA: A Band of Brothers
DNA, a group of three brothers from Imperial, Missouri are said "without a doubt to be headed for success in the music industry. Strong vocal harmonies, instrumentals, original lyrics and stage presence...the perfect package."
The three brothers: Chuck Callahan, lead guitarist, fiddler and vocalist, Champ Callahan, lead vocalist, pianist and guitarist and Chase Callahan, bassist, cellist, vocalist are all influenced by majar music legends such as Queen, The Beatles, Muse and The Eagles. Their fluidity to their pop-rock sound strikes the listener as something new, fresh and different. The band says they want their music to have positive and creative lyrics, great harmonies and musical excellence.
This band of brothers have a promotional tour in the works that will be in music hot-spots all over the country. DNA is one of those bands that will make it in Nashville and any other city they may visit. For more information, follow their tour or hear their music including their full length album Plenty of Thoughts, visit: http://www.dnaofficialmusic.com/.
We are thrilled to bring this talented group to MUMFEST all the way from Nashville, TN.
Gaylon Pope & SweetWater ... A sweet taste of country, good-time oldies, Gospel & down home humor!
Gaylon Pope & SweetWater is a trio of vocalists committed to excellence.They bring a stage show that will leave you wanting more! You will find their harmonies tight and their energies contagious. Their productions range from a Country Variety Stage Show to Oldies & Beach Music to a Church Concert. Whether it’s a festival, performing arts theater, pool side stage, or the Barn at the Farm , you will find Gaylon Pope & SweetWater just the kind of entertainment you enjoy.
Gaylon Pope brings 40 years experience and a standard of excellence to any event. He is sought after as a Vocalist, Performer, Master of Ceremony & Producer. He is a “seasoned entertainer” who gives every show 110 percent with his rich vocals, comedic antics, Master of Ceremony charisma and stage energy that you are sure to enjoy.
Kerry-Jo Mozingo is the blonde of the trio who sets the energy. She too is a seasoned entertainer that loves to make the audience happy with her textured vocals and stage appeal.
Christina Lynn knows how to please the crowd. With pure harmonies smooth as silk and a vocal that can sing the phone book, Christina adds all the color to the trio’s sound.
Patsy P. Mozingo, aka ‘Granny No-Mo” is the comedic character that people are falling in love with all over America. You never know what she’s got up her sleeve, but you can believe it will be full of charm and humorous fun!
Great vocalist and entertainers, they’ve been compared to the best!
You will love their show!
For more information or to hear their music, visit: www.gaylonpopeandsweetwater.com
Billy Holton and the Soul Shakers... a favorite NC dance band
Billy Holton, founder of the SOUL SHAKERS, lead Guitar, and lead vocals and along with some very talented musicians has formed one of Eastern N.C favorite dance bands. He gets a soulful sound though his Fender Strat, and Twin Amps to produce some very tasty lead and funky rhythm’s.
Berkley Bob Sienkiewicz, bass guitar and vocals, is a Graduate of the Berkley School of Music, and is a bass monster. Bob has no limits and is the back bone of the Soul Shakers rhythm section. Bob’s favorite saying is “Space is the Spice”.
Chris McNally, sax and vocals, puts the Soul in the Shakers with his Sax, plays a leading role in the band as one of the very best sax players around. He is a main stay and very hard worker from road to show time!
Bruce Horton, keys, synth and vocals, is a career musician. He is the Mr. Feel Good of the band, for the music that comes off the tip's of his fingers are most refreshing and with a great vocal ability takes the Soul Shakers to a constant new level.
Mike Ferarra, drums, percussions and vocals, can really ‘cut the cake’. His right foot and left hand sends the vibe right up your backbone. Between him and bass man Bob, they are the best rhythm section around, bar none!
Listen to Billy Holton and the Soul Shakers music billyholtonandthesoulshakers
Main stage - SundayThe North Carolina Songwriters Co-op will feature a day filled with talented song writers and singers from the surrounding area. Don't miss all the new fresh songs and talent.
Performances begin 11:00 a.m. Check Schedule of Events for show times.
Tokyo Rosenthal is an award winning top 10 Americana singer/songwriter from Chapel Hill who has toured the world with his music. Records on the Rock & Sock Records label and host of the syndicated radio show, "The Tokyo Rosenthal Program." Click here For more information
Rebekah Todd writes songs as a very natural, organic and in-the-moment process. She finds inspiration in her life experiences and channels those emotions into her songs as well as her art.
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Leading Atlantic Records A&R Department began Wyatt Easterling's two decades of platinum and gold winning releases. He has recently come home to NC from Nashville and his new CD, Goodbye-Hello, is rich with wisdom, acceptance and optimism. Click here for more information.
Carrie Marshall An award winning songwriter and featured artist with the North Carolina Arts Council, Carrie Marshall was named by the Carolina Entertainment Network as one of the top 2012 Charlotte Vocalists and has performed at the Democratic National Convention. Click here for more information.
Accompanied by Hampstead pianist John Pugh, Kirk Ridge has been cited twice in American Songwriter Magazine. A winner of the Radio Indy Award, his music has been featured on NPR's Car Talk, Belfast's Celtic Roots Radio and London's Deep Grooves Radio. Click here
Gumbo Lily is a well-known Eastern NC group who are Eastern NC festival favorites. Pegie Douglas, Bobby Chandler, Rex Hawkins and Rebecca Marks sing and play traditional music on guitar, upright bass, mandolin, dobro and banjo. Click here for more information.
Dancing with the Stars
Dance Arena - parking area between County Administration building and Sudan Temple.
Mumfest has its very own version of Dancing with the Stars with performances from local dance studios. Check back later in the year for a list of very popular and talented groups that will be performing.
Ministry Center Entertainment - 305 Middle Street
Rachel Harmatuk PIno's New Bern Suzuki Strings and Dee Dricks Down East Dulcimers will be joining forces again this year 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Ministry Center (Middle St). There will be a wide range of music from traditional Suzuki songs, to classical, fiddle tunes and songs from "around the world". Enjoy the Suzuki violin played by the children, the mountain dulcimer group playing their traditional instruments as well as both groups combining talents for a really unique blend. 12:00 noon will feature ENCORE, Craven Community College Chorus.
Down East Dulcimers
Rachel Harmatuck Pino and New Bern Suzuki Strings Students