TIPP CITY — Tippapalooza, the Tipp City music festival featuring local talent, has announced their 2017 event date, talent line up, and recipient of the proceeds from the event.
The annual event is in its sixth year and is known for not only providing a great night of entertainment, but also benefiting the Tipp community. It all started with a group of friends and musicians who wanted to play music with others, promote local talent and do something good for their community. This lead to the idea of a music festival and Tippapalooza was born.
This year, the proceeds from this event will be returned to the community through a donation to the Tipp Pride Association.
The Tipp Pride Association has taken up the challenge of raising the funds to build a new stadium to replace the out of date, unsafe structure that has served the school and community for over 70 years. Their goal is to raise $5.6 million through stadium naming rights, sponsorships, donations, and fundraising events.
Besides adding value and pride to the Tipp community, a new stadium means safer playing surface for athletes, safer facilities for guests and patrons, and opportunities to host a wider variety of community, athletic, and school events.
This year’s Tippapalooza will be held from 5-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. The gate opens at 5 p.m., with music starting at 5:30 p.m. It will again be held at the Tipp City Eagles Park, 3853 Hyattsville Road, across from Tippecanoe High School.
Each year, the number of musicians participating in Tippapalooza has grown. This year’s lineup includes:
• Cory Breth — Born and raised in Chillicothe, Ohio, Cory blends sounds from folk, alternative, pop, and soul. He has recorded two indie albums over the last three years and is in the studio working on his third album. Find out more at www.corybreth.com.
• Jay Cullis — Writer, musician, teacher and farmer. He lives with his family in Covington, Ohio. In addition to playing regularly around the Miami Valley he is the host of the monthly Open Mic Night at the Hotel Gallery in Tipp City. Check him out at www.jaycullis.com/jaycullismusic.
• Barstool Brown and the Barstools — A Dayton group offering Mississippi delta blues and southern style rock. Listen at www.reverbnation.com/thebarstools8.
• Beesly — A pop/rock band from Tipp City that plays original music as well as covers ranging from classic rock to modern pop. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/beeslyband.
• The New Old Fashioned — A Dayton band blending heartland rock ‘n’ roll and Americana. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheNewOldFashioned.
A family-friendly event, the venue features a playground , basketball and sand volley ball courts, and plenty of space for kids to run around. Sample some delicious dishes from the onsite food and beer trucks.
The event is $5 and parking is free, so come out and spend the evening in Tipp City on the Labor Day weekend Saturday.
For further details, go to www.tippapalooza.com.
This year’s event is being sponsored by the Tipp City Area Arts Council, along with support from the Tipp City Eagles, Bishko Automotive Literature, and Dysinger & Patry LLC.