This year's festival featured Jewish music of many eras and places, and we promised a little something for everyone! From folk to rock to klezmer to Israeli folk tunes, we (hopefully!) got your toes tapping and your bodies moving to some great melodies from many generations. We look forward to bringing you even more amazing talent in 2018!
Thank you to all of 2017 performers:
Headlining our outdoor stage is INDYKLEZ. Hailing from Indianapolis and led by violinist, Ginny Womack, their repertoire combines influences from Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, and liturgical music to tell the story of the Jewish Diaspora.
The newly-formed Dayton Jewish Chorale will also grace the stage at the Jewish Cultural Festival sharing Jewish and Israeli folk tunes and classic favorites. Led by Cantor Jenna Greenberg, this intergenerational group is composed of your friends and fellow community members.
Tim Pritchard & the Boxcar Suite returns again, sharing rock and roll music from your favorite Jewish musicians, songwriters, and bands.
The Miami Valley Music Men will delight audiences with their barbershop arrangements of Jewish Broadway music and other popular favorites. The stories behind the music provide additional insight into the work of the composers and fun tidbits make the music that much more enjoyable.
Jacob McGlaun will give special insight into Christmas music written by Jewish songwriters and musicians. Some of the most beloved tunes were written by Jews.
Looking for some additional spice? The Shimmy Cats dance troupe specializes in Egyptian and Turkish style cabaret belly dance. They feature many of their own choreographies and enjoy sharing the dance.
2017 Festival Entertainment schedule:
Outside under the tent
11am: Jacob McGlaun, Ryan Vallo, & Angele Price
Christmas songs by Jewish composers
12pm: Noah Wotherspoon
1pm: Dayton Jewish Chorale
Jewish & Israeli favorites
Influences from Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, and liturgical music to tell the story of the Jewish Diaspora
3:45pm: Miami Valley Music Men
4:45pm: Shimmy Cats
Israeli folk dancing & belly dancing
5:30pm: Tim Pritchard & the Boxcar Suite
Rock and Roll and so much more
Inside on the second stage
12pm: Jacob McGlaun, Ryan Vallo, & Angele Price
1pm: Price Music Studios
2pm: Dayton Jewish Chorale
3pm: Miami Valley Music Men
4pm: Dakota Saul
5pm: Rich Begel
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