Katelyn has been volunteering for the BG International Festival most of her life.  She filled in as announcer at the age of 11 when the storytelling stage’s host no-showed.  For years she has run the World Stage, from the small children’s stage it began as to the showcase stage it is today. She has logged many hours laminating BGIF signs and on the banner crew since she was a kid.

Formerly a Greenwood High Marching Band trumpet player, Katelyn recently finished her Master’s Degree in Public Health at UK where she was also a research assistant.  She works in Lexington as an HIV Prevention Specialist at AVOL (Aids Volunteers, Inc.).  She spends her free time traveling, searching for Pokémon or hanging with her two cats watching Dr. Who or the latest Anime.

At BGIF, Katelyn greets our artists, prepares them for their performances and introduces them. The World Stage lineup this year includes:

• 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

Watch next week for more details about each performance!  Or, visit the performance page of our website.

You can become part of the Bowling Green International Festival by visiting the volunteer section of our website. The Festival takes place September 30 this year from 9am – 6pm. Stop by and say “hi” to our many volunteers in our festival booth areas! For more information visit: www.BGInternationalFest.com

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