Tipton County Pork Festival
September 5,6,7, 2019
Chicago-born Duke Tumatoe is a musician/showman who has retained a firm career by fusing gritty R&B, rock, blues, and funk injected with equal parts humor and gut-level sincerity. Tumatoe was a founding member of what would become REO Speedwagon. Throughout his illustrious career, Tumatoe opened for several legendary figures in blues and rock, including Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, George Thorogood, Fabulous Thunderbirds, and John Fogerty. Fogerty was so taken with Tumatoe's performance, he produced the critically acclaimed 1988 live album I Like My Job! on Warner Bros. Dr. Duke is of course known for being on the Bob and Tom Show many times.
MAIN STAGE SATURDAY, September 8, 2018
7:30 Opening Act: Dr. Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio
MAIN STAGE FRIDAY, September 7, 2018 Check back later for 2019 Festival stage acts
9pm HEADLINER: THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
6:30 Opening Act: Jacob Carter
Their show is as unpredictable as Indiana weather. it’s the thunder and lightning of one of their trademark, dramatic story songs; the next, it’s the summer breeze of a sweet and gentle love song. Whatever genre the Wright Brothers are visiting at the moment, it’s bound to be marked by this versatile group’s signature sounds: rich, intertwining harmonies backed by virtuoso instrumentals.
The Wright Brothers’ quarter century of making music together is testimony to their ability to bring a smile to every member of their audience. And often it’s as much a smile of surprise as of pleasure; the boys move seamlessly from a 1940s pop standard to a reworking of a Beatles classic. What is most interesting is that this incredibly versatile group can change gears like no other group as they play a 40’s big band song then switch to 50’s - 90’s rock ‘n roll for an entire evening of dancing, then turn around and perform a George Jones country classic or a bluegrass number from Oh Brother Where Art Thou? And what’s best is the different styles sound the way they are supposed to - genuine. The glue that holds it all together is that unmistakable Wright Brothers sound; those heavenly harmonies that make you hold your breath, and the instruments that sizzle or soothe.The Wright Brothers put on a show. But you never know where the show’s coming from: It might be Tom Wright, a true master of ceremonies, entertaining the crowd with his sly humor and impeccable timing, then crooning a solo with that velvety baritone. It might be Tim Wright-his voice as nimble as his fingers, he’ll move from singing in a Garth Brooks twang to a James Taylor song that when you close your eyes, you’d swear you were at a J.T. concert, all the while picking a seemingly endless succession of stringed instruments: banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and pedal steel.
Recognizing the group’s role as ambassadors for the state of Indiana, the governor conferred on the Wright Brothers the state’s highest honor, naming them Sagamores of the Wabash. It’s a total package: tight harmonies, flawless instrumentation, and humor in a well-paced, polished, and wide-ranging show that’s sure to please audiences of any age or musical taste. You’ll soon see why Wright Brothers audiences end every show on the same note: “More!”
COMMUNITY STAGE Thursday, Friday and Saturday Click Here for Schedule.
8:30pm HEADLINER: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE, The King of Pop, BOBBY MILLER
Bobby will make another appearance on the Tipton County Pork Festival Stage! With Special Guest, Timeless TINA, a Tribute to TINA TURNER. FREE SHOW.
Click Here to watch the King of Pop in action!
SCHEDULE BELOW IS FOR 2018. CHECK BACK CLOSER TO THE FESTIVAL FOR 2019.
Ripple Effect is Indy’s hottest Dance & Party Band!
Performing your favorite tunes that keep the party moving, Ripple Effect is a 5 piece high energy band that can cover the best of the classics to the hottest tunes of today.
Performing all over Indiana, Ripple Effect loves to entertain and it shows!
We look forward to seeing you at the Pork Festival!!
6:30pm Mainstage Opening Act - RIPPLE EFFECT(Free Show)
Local Musician/Songwriter Jacob Carter plays Electric guitar, Accoustic guitar, Drums, and Piano. Along with singing and playing his own original Blues style music and songs, he also plays and sings some Classic Rock from Credence Clearwater Revival and Lynard Skynard.