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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON – Phil Dirt and The Dozers return to Mount Vernon for the 2017 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival Thursday, August 10th at 8:30 p.m. A regular at the Festival, they have become a festival favorite and will send the crowds home smiling, tapping their toes, and humming a tune or two. There is no better show out there to open the Festival’s first night.

Join Phil Dirt & the Dozers on a nostalgic musical journey, back to a time when life was more simple . . . the world a bit smaller . . . and the cost of a new Chevy was about $2,000. A time when cool cars cruised the local teenage haunts and the radio was always Rockin' the tunes. Seem like a long time ago? So, let's go back.
Phil Dirt & the Dozers will help you recapture those wonderful days! With their musical talent, high energy and contagious sense of humor, Phil Dirt & The Dozers will transport you to another time and place, the classic Rock and Roll of America's golden years. The Dozers perform the intricate vocal harmonies of the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, the Eagles and many more to perfection. It's a genuine rock n' roll party! And fun it is....Imagine the Platters' soul-stirring “Only You” performed with all the scratches and skips found on a well-worn 33 1/3 record, the way the Dozers first learned it.

The Phil Dirt & the Dozers nostalgia show encompasses three decades of great music . . . and is performed with a sophisticated yet light-hearted approach that creates an atmosphere all age ranges will enjoy.

Highlights of this year’s four day Festival will include performances by Lee Greenwood, a wide variety of local musicians and performers (such as Kokosing River Surf Club, The Derek Posey Band, King Darwin and Elvis’ Lost Brother), the Knox Idol competition, fiddle, banjo, and flat-pick guitar contests, a cheer competition, a flower show, a quilt show, fine arts, crafts, homemades, a motorcycle show, a Sunday pancake breakfast, and the annual antique & classic car show, all with a wide variety of delicious foods.

The 2017 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival runs August 10th-13th in Downtown Mount Vernon with various activities each day. This year’s Festival is made possible through the contributions of Ariel Corporation and First-Knox National Bank. For additional information, contact the Festival at (740) 392-FEST (3378) or email at [email protected]

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