Tuatha DeaTuatha Dea will perform at the Bowling Green International Festival on Saturday September 30, 9am-6pm.

Performing Celtic, tribal, Gypsy rock with an Appalachian steampunk edge, Tuatha Dea has been dubbed “The Eclectic Partridge Family in Kilts and Corsets” and “The Appalachian Fae”.

Tuatha Dea rated #15 out of 10,000 in the Hard RocK Cafe’s International Battle of The Bands in 2014 and ranked in the top 25 worldwide in 2015! Recently, Tuatha Dea was featured as characters in Alex Bledsoe’s recently released 3rd book “Long Black Curl” about the Appalachian Irish Fae.

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318 artists will perform this year! The Festival features both traditional and innovative, modern fusion groups.  Some performers are community members wishing to showcase traditions of their ancestors while others are seasoned performers ready to rock the stages with their unique sounds.

A special thanks to our stage hosts Armin Hasanagic, Robin Sunderland & Katelyn Mason as well as Gary, Eric and the sound crew at Ambush Sound!

Visit BGInternationalFest.com/performances to view all the artists and visit links to their website or social media profiles.

2017 Performance Schedule:

Diversity Stage [host: Robin Sunderland]
• 8:45 – 9:00 Opening Ceremony – Poster Contest Awards, Recognitions, Welcome.
• 9:15 – 10:15 San Rafael Band – Latin Jazz Fusion with a Salsa Flare
• 10:25 – 10:40 Rachana Pasupuleti – Classical Indian Dance
• 10:45 – 11:00 Dance Arts Performance Troupe – African & Arabic Dance Forms
• 11:05 – 11:35 Mel’Keta’s Raghba & Alihat Al Sharq – Egyptian Style Belly Dance
• 11:40 -12:10 Best of African Club – African Dance
• 12:15 – 12:30 KY Grapplers – Malaysia & Philipino Martial Arts
• 12:45 – 1:25 Stirfry Musette – Jazz, Eastern European, Latin, Folk
• 1:35 – 2:15 Pati Kele – Drums & Dance from W. Africa
• 2:30 – 3:30 Roots of a Rebellion – Heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub
• 3:40 – 4:05 Cielito Lindo – Jalisco & Traditional Hispanic Dance
• 4:10 – 4:40 Best of African Club – African Dance • 4:55 – 6:00 Tuatha Dea – Celtic, Tribal, Gypsy Rock

Heritage Stage [host: Armin Hasanagic]
• 9:00 – 9:45 Coqui – Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue
• 9:50 – 10:40 BG Burmese Community – Burmese, Karen, Karenni, and Zomi Traditional Dance
• 10:55 – 11:35 Stirfry Musette – Jazz, Americana, Eastern European, Latin & Folk
• 11:40 – 11:50 Manisha Arora – Fusion of Indian & Western Dance
• 12:00 – 12:40 Armin Hasanagic, Sasha Strunjas – Bosnian Sevdah Songs, Gypsy, Folk
• 12:45 – • 1:05 Belize Dance Intermix – Garifuna & Creole with Afro-Caribbean Movememts
• 1:10 – 1:25 Rachana Pasupuleti – Classical Indian Dance
• 1:40 – 2:40 Tuatha Dea – Celtic, Tribal, Gypsy Rock
• 2:50 – 3:40 Coqui – Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue • • 3:50 – 4:20 Robin Duckett – Sean Nos Atyle Irish Music
• 4:30 – 5:00 Mark Beagle of Strawberry Jam – Bhakti yoga/Kirtan Music & Chanting
• 5:05 – 6:00 Armin Hasanagic, Sasha Strunjas – Bosnian Sevdah Songs, Gypsy, Folk

World Performance Area [Host Katelyn Mason]
• 9:00 – 9:30 Mark Beagle of Strawberry Jam – Bhakti Yoga/Kirtan Music & Chanting
• 9:35 – 9:50 Dance Arts Performance Troupe
• 9:55 – 10:15 Bhutanese Community – Traditional Dance of Bhutan
• 10:20 – 10:40 Belize Dance Intermix – Garifuna & Creole with Afro-Caribbean Movememts
• 10:45 – 11:10 Cielito Lindo – Jalisco & Traditional Hispanic Dance
• 11:15 – 1:30 Zo United – Traditional Dance of Unity
• 11:45 – 12:25 San Rafael Band – Latin Jazz Fusion with a Salsa Flare
• 12:40 – 1:30 Barrenhart – Celtic Bluegrass
• 1:40 – 1:55 Dance Arts – African & Arabic Dance Forms
• 2:00 – 2:30 Mel’Keta’s Raghba & Alihat Al Sharq – Egyptian Style Belly Dance
• 2:35 – 3:35 BG Burmese Community – Burmese, Karen, Karenni, and Zomi Traditional Dance
• 3:45-4:35 Pati Kele – W. Africa Drums & Dance
• 4:45 – 5:00 Aramaru – Martial Arts
• 5:05 – 5:25 Cielito Lindo – Jalisco Hispanic Dance
• 5:30 – 6:00 Midori-Kai – Japanese Bon Dance

Chiseled Features Studio [Host Ronnie Jaggers] Children are invited to bust handmade pinatas by Ronnie Jaggers of Chiseled Features Studios every hour on the hour.

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