2024 Featured Performers & Stage Schedules

Stage Hosting & Management

Erika Brady Host World Stage

Armin Hasanagic

Armin Hasanagic Host Heritage Stage

Katelyn Mason Host Diversity Stage

Performing Artists

Arabesque World Dance & Troupe Banat Nawaar • Seefari • Tuatha Dea • Yeli Ensemble

Performers will be announced here as they are booked. Check out our 2023 perfomers.

Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea

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Celtic, tribal, Gypsy rock with an Appalachian steampunk edge. Their rhythmic groove and interaction naturally inspires audience participation, a staple of their performances. They mesh the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound with universal appeal!

Yeli Ensemble

Traditional Music & Dance from the Mali Empire
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The Yeli Ensemble is a trio of musician dancers from Guinea, West Africa. Between them they play all traditional instruments, namely, the djembe, kora, balafon, krin, kinkini, bolon and samban. They also dance. The artists are all from the griot caste which means music and dance forms have been passed down from their ancestors since the height of the Mali Empire. For this performance, they will play all of the instruments that make up the wealth of their culture and dance to several, including a masked dance. At the end of the performance the audience will also be welcome to join.

Seefari

classic reggae with healthy doses of dub, rock, jazz, Latin & African
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Award-winning, Chart-topping, Critically-acclaimed Reggae/World Music Artist Seefari has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and critical comparisons to reggae originators Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Pablo Moses. Seefari has won numerous awards and his music has been featured on TV and in films. The singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has performed for hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic fans, headlining festivals across the USA. Seefari’s music mixes the soulful sound of classic reggae with healthy doses of dub, rock, jazz, Latin and African influences.

Arabesque World Dance & Troupe Banat Nawaar

Traditional & Modern Dances of Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey & Saudi Arabia
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Troupe Banat Nawaar of Arabesque World Dance in Lexington, Kentucky performs Raqs Sharqi (Eastern Dance of Egypt and Lebanon) as well as Turkish Orientale and Roma, and Raqs Khaleeji of the Persian Gulf Coast. These are the traditional dance styles of the Middle East and Mediterranean used at celebrations and as professional entertainment at the poshest hotels and restaurants. Their performances blend old traditional dance and music with more modern styles of the century. Flowing Silk Veils, the bright ring of finger cymbals, and colorful traditional costuming create a feast for the senses. Banat Nawaar is an eclectic group of performers led by Safiya Nawaar, who uses over 24 years of training in Raqs Sharqi to create lavish choreographies and theatrical performances that delight audiences across the US.

NEW: Dance Lessons

UpSolution Team

Visit our performers in the indoor comfort of La Gala’s ballroom throughout the day and take a free dance lesson from them! Schedule to be announced.

Jamming & Karaoke at Celtic Nations

Look for various musicians from our Celtic groups to jam throughout the day. The area also features karaoke, darts and more.

Piñata Bursts

Every hour on the hour kids can line up to burst a handmade piñata by local artist Ronnie Jaggers.

Free Children’s Crafts

The Children’s Activities area features free make and take projects including: stamp making, Celtic brooches, mosaics and totem poles.

Stage Schedules

Lineups will be published in early September.

Diversity Stage [host: Katelyn Mason/Lindsey Production Group]

  • 8:45-9:00 Opening Ceremony – Awards, recognition for K-12 Poster Contest winners, T-Shirt Designer, BG International Cup soccer tournament awards, Introduction of Presenting Sponsor – Service One Credit Union
  • 9:00-

Heritage Stage [host: Armin Hasanagic/Lindsey Production Group]

  • 9:00-

World Performance Area [Lindsey Production Group] 

  • 9:00-