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Seafood Festival entertainment schedule announced
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Entertainment lineup

The folowing is the entertainment schedule for the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival at J.F. Gregory Park:

Oct. 16
• 5:45-7 p.m. – Guns for Hire
• 7:15-8:45 p.m. – Clear Daze Band
• 9-10:45 p.m. – Thomas Claxton & The Myth

Oct. 17
• 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Richmond Hill Middle School band
• 11:30 a.m. to noon – Off Broadway: Your Dance Destination
• Noon to 12:30 p.m. – The Studio Dancers
• 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Kelly & Co. Studios
• 1:30-2 p.m. – Off Broadway: Your Dance Destination
• 2-3 p.m. – Dancing Unlimited
• 3-4 p.m. – Life Moves Dance Studio
• 5:30-6:45 p.m. – Georgia Fire Band
• 6:45-7 p.m. – Welcome ceremony
• 7-7:45 p.m. – iHeartMedia entertainer (TBA)
• 8-8:45 p.m. – TBA
• 9-11 p.m. – Joe Nichols

Oct. 18
• Noon to 1 p.m. – 531 Legacy, Fort Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division rock band
• 1-2 p.m. – Wally & Rich
• 2-3 p.m. – Dakota Woods
• 3-4 p.m. – Sarah Poole

Following last month’s announcement of country-music singer Joe Nichols as the headliner, a number of other performers have been added to the schedule for this year’s Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival Oct. 16-18 in J.F. Gregory Park. Along with the live entertainment, the festival will include live music, crafts, seafood and carnival rides.

“What started as a small community fair has evolved into a regional festival that drew 35,000 attendees last year,” said Christy Sherman, executive director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Anyone who’s ever been to the Seafood Festival knows it is a wonderful celebration of Richmond Hill and the best coastal seafood you can find anywhere.”

Nichols, who will perform Oct. 17 at J.F. Gregory Park, has released eight studio albums. Five of his songs have hit No. 1 on the country music chart — “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” “Gimmie That Girl,” “Sunny and 75” and “Yeah.”

Scheduled to perform on the first night of the festival are the bands Guns for Hire, Clear Daze Band and Thomas Claxton & The Myth.

Following performances by several local dance troupes Saturday afternoon, the Georgia Fire Band will take the stage. Two yet-to-be-announced acts will precede Nichols.

Fort Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division rock band, 531 Legacy, will kick off the final day’s entertainment. They will be followed by Wally & Rich, Dakota Woods and Sarah Poole.

The cost for the festival is $5 for Friday and Sunday for ages 16 and older, and $10 for Saturday. Children ages 6-15 are admitted for $5. Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted for free.

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