Summer Moon Festival

July 19-July 23, 2017

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Thank you to all in the community who made 2016’s Summer Moon Festival the best ever!


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Thursday, July 20th

6:30 PM- 7:30 PM


New Outlook

Check out Park St. Music & Mercantile to be schooled by the core team of New Outlook. It’s not just a high talent level that makes this band special. Lori and Brad have created a mighty, unified sound that honors tradition, while taking music in exciting new directions. It’s no small wonder, as the band’s four members are all seasoned musicians. After hundreds of concerts, New Outlook continues to thrill audiences with their impeccable vocal and instrumental performances.

8:00 PM- 11:00 PM

New Frontiers

Journey Tribute Band

Huge shout-out to Moon City Music & Event Center for bringing New Frontiers to downtown Wapakoneta. They will be opening mid-summer of 2017. Moon City Music & Event center will provide a unique retail space that will cross merchandise – music supplies, instruments, gift shop, Barb Wire & Grace Boutique & a future recording studio.Check out their Facebook for more information. 
New Frontiers: The Definitive Journey Tribute was formed in 2015 by guitarist Jimi Goare, with the idea that the MUSIC of this legendary band be paid its proper due. Instead of emulating other tributes that “look” like Journey, New Frontiers chooses to focus on recreating that classic Journey sound that everyone knows and loves. You don’t want to miss this experience, so plan to see this amazing band with a few thousand of your friends!.

Friday, July 21st

6:15 PM-8:15 PM


Mountain Heart

Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival thanks, American Chevrolet BUICK GMC & Welcomes Award Winning Mountain Heart .This Nashville band, which combines elements of rock, jam band, country, blues, jazz, folk and bluegrass music into a high-energy sound.Mountain Heart has been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM and CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA’s. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 130 times.

9:00 PM- 12:00 AM

Nashville Crush

Wapakoneta Manor brings the Crush downtown! If you like a little bit of Country or a rocking tune come check out Nashville Crush at the Summer Moon Festival. Nashville Crush presents a perfect balance of Country and Rock music.There is always a party on stage no matter where they go. Miss a performance by this band and you are missing a lot. Fueled by a roaring sea of fans everywhere they go, Nashville Crush is sure to leave you wanting more!

Saturday, July 22nd

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Minor Blues

 Minor Blues returns to the Summer Moon Festival bringing local musical teen talent. This group has incredible musical gifts and they love to play and sing songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and top hits. Organized by Jim Goare and Jim Miller, this youth band is the training for our area’s next round of musicians. You’ll be amazed at how talented they are.

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM


Wapakoneta’s own, Hendy brings a variety of great country, rock, blues, jazz, and roots music. His guitar prowess is evident in his mixture of percussive, and finger-style techniques. Hendy charming music is known throughout Wapakoneta. He is also known for his jewelry store Your Wapak Jewelry Box selling antique jewelry.
Definitely an artist you do not want to miss.

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Chase Cummings

Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival is proud to present a local favorite that has captured the hearts of Auglaize County and beyond!
Before Chase Cummings started recording music he thought all he would do is farm (which he loves), but he soon discovered his love and passion for music. He started writing his own songs when he was in the third grade, “just dreaming of being an artist & creating my own music that all people would enjoy” He started making demos in the fall of 2015. Then in the winter of 2015 through the beginning of 2016 he recorded and released my debut single,”Ain’t Going Nowhere.”

6:15 PM- 8:15 PM

Acoustic Edge

Downtown Wapakoneta welcomes, Acoustic Edge to the Summer Moon Festival. Acoustic Edge is influenced by today’s country music artists such as
Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Pistol Annies, Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks, Jamey Johnson, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, & Kenny Chesney etc. They also go back to Janis Joplin, Bad Company, Alison Krauss, Patsy Cline, Travis Tritt & of course Johnny Cash..

9:00 PM- 12:00 AM

Another Round

Big shout out to S & S Volvo & GMC Truck for sponsoring Five guys who love to Rock n Roll at the Summer Moon Festival. If you love to party and dance, Another Round has the music to rock your world. Music from artists like Def Leppard, AC/DC, Three Doors Down, The Hollies, Judas Priest, Poison and Bryan Adams to name a few. Come see them at the Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 9 p.m. for a good time.


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