POMEROY — Point Pleasant’s Chase Likens of American Idol fame, who has appeared in concert with Lady Antebellum, Thomas Square, Bucky Covington and other stars, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the riverfront amphitheater at this weekend’s Sternwheel Riverfest in Pomeroy.
The Nashville recording artist, just 21, is said to be on the verge of a national breakout. His appearance will be immediately followed by a balloon launch, the men’s sexy leg contest and fireworks before “Home Town”, Gary Ellis and his band from Columbus, take the stage for the evening finale. A fireworks cruise will be held from 8 to 10 p.m.
Thursday’s opening night performers to be featured in amphitheater appearances will be Dale Kulcher and Chad Dodson from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. and Still Standing, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Both are local bands.
Friday’s entertainment schedule includes DJ Kip Grueser spinning tunes from 2 to 6 p.m. with evening entertainment from 6 to 8 p.m. including Southbound Band with country, 70’s classic and Southern rock, followed by Southern Accent playing country and classic rock but specializing in Southern rock, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday’s entertainment schedule will include singer/songwriter Mindy Braasch from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by Insured Sound from 5 to 7:30 p.m. before Likens from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and then Gary Ellis and his band from 9:15 to 11:30 p.m.
“We’ve Got Talent” contests will be held for adults, 18 and over, at 8 p.m. on Friday, and for kids, up to 18, on Saturday from 4:30 to 5 p.m. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday there will be what is being called a “hodgepodge” of entertainers in the amphitheater.
Again this year, D.J. Rockin’ Reggie will be providing music for a teen dance on the lower parking lot from 7 to 10 p.m.