22ndHarmony Harvest Festival 

September 16 -18, 2016
Fairfield County Fairgrounds
157 East Fair Ave., Lancaster, Ohio

Sponsored by Standing Stone Strings and Things – Lancaster, Ohio

 
Festival Registration HERE.
Workshop Schedule HERE.
Workshop Descriptions HERE.
 


Featur
ed Artists for 2016

 

 

Pam Bowmen and Jeff Gardner

Pam Bowman is a native of Northern Michigan and has lived there all of her life. She has had music surrounding her since birth. Her parents and family had a God given love of music and nurtured that love in Pam. A guitarist and singer from the time she was five, she has now expanded her talents with a variety of instruments including; mountain dulcimer and stand up bass - but none has captivated her like the Hammered Dulcimer. Pam presents workshops on the Hammered Dulcimer, and performs at concerts, churches, various festivals, retreats and more. In 2005 she won the "Southern Regional Dulcimer Competition" in Mt. View, AR.

Born and raised in Northern Michigan, Jeff Gardner has been making music since he took up the trombone when he was 11 years old. He was introduced to the guitar at age 15 and has never been the same. He added an upright bass to his arsenal back in '95 and is currently adding the fiddle to his many talents.

Pam and Jeff have been performing music together for 20 years and have 4 recordings together that are readily available: Hammered Hymns, Hammered Holidays, Hammered Hoot-N-Nanny, Hammered Hallelujahs

Toni Sager

Toni began playing the autoharp in late 1992, after getting an Oscar Schmidt autoharp as a Christmas present. She had seen a lady playing one at the Fraley Mountain Music Festival at Carter Caves State Resort in Ky. and fell in love with the instrument. Toni mostly plays accompaniment style as she plays along with husband Gary, who plays the mountain dulcimer. She has taught beginner workshops at many regional festivals. She really enjoys getting folks started on the autoharp. Toni and Gary perform at many midwest dulcimer festivals. They reside in Waverly, Ohio where they own "Prussia Valley Dulcimers Acoustic Music Shop"

Gary Sager

Gary became interested in the Mountain Dulcimer in 1991 after seeing David Schnaufer's "Fischer's Hornpipe" video on CMT. He built a dulcimer in late 1991, then began building seriously in 1992 and has been building and playing since that time. Gary, along with wife Toni are the owners of "Prussia Valley Dulcimers Music Shop", opening in 2001 in Waverly, Ohio were they also reside. Gary has taught mountain dulcimer playing workshops at many festivals in the mid-west and southeast as far as Key West, FL, performing at many of these as well. Gary's first experience in recording was playing accompaniment on Doug Felt's "A Little of This & A Little of That" CD. Later, Gary and Toni made their first CD, “Rats In the Fence Corner”, recorded, engineered and mastered by Stephen Seifert. Gary is also the author of a mountain dulcimer tablature book “Other Tunes For the Appalachian Dulcimer”, an eclectic selection of tunes not usually heard on the instrument.

Harmony Harvest takes place at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio, which is about 40 minutes down U.S. Rt. 33 from Columbus.

  If this is a return visit to the festival, you know that the Grandstand and other buildings provide wonderful settings for both classrooms and shelter from the sun, rain and other weather. The surrounding green space is a pleasant camping area. Leashed pets are welcomed too!

  Again there will be a jam tent for those who just cannot get enough of that.  There will also be jamming in the evenings after open stage and the concert.

  Friday evening is our traditional Bean & Cornbread Supper provided free of charge by our club.     Saturday features the Potluck Supper, so bring something to share with 8-10 people. There are also many restaurants in the area from which to choose.

 Pets OK, but must be leashed at all times and should not attend concerts.  THANKS!

Other hotels is the area:

Hampton Inn – 740-654-3962

Baymont Inn & Suites 740-654-5111

Holiday Inn Express – 740-654-4445

Relax Inn – 740-654-5855

Many offer AAA discounts.

 

Beth Duffield – Registrar

dulcicats@gmail.com

 

Laura Elder - Festival Coordinator

foothillsoh2@gmail.com

Put "Harmony Harvest" in the subject line

 

Laura Elder

Festival Coordinator
Laura Elder

Please put FESTIVAL in the subject line.

 

 

 

Lodging  
Amerihost 740-654-5111
Best Western            740-653-3040
Baymont Inn & Suites 740-654-5111
Hampton Inn     740-654-2999
Holiday Inn Express   740-654-4445
Knights Inn                 740-687-4823

Harmony Harvest will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio. See map.