BROOKVILLE – Long-running Dayton band Soul Express will be bringing its infectious blend of Motown music and other soul hits from the 1960s and ‘70s to the Brookville Community Picnic on Friday, July 26.
The band, which has been entertaining audiences throughout the region since 2000, will be taking the stage at Golden Gate Park from 6 to 10:00 p.m.
“We’re really excited to be returning to the Brookville picnic,” said Tom Beyerlein, the band’s bass player and founder. “It’s always such a fun event.”
Soul Express includes Brookville resident LaVon Ferguson on vocals and lead guitar, Chris Demmons on vocals and keyboards, Ken McCall on vocals and saxophone, Beyerlein on vocals and bass and drummer Phil Fleming.
The band plays well-known classic soul hits originally recorded in the ‘60s and ‘70s by artists like the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and James Brown.
Soul Express has performed and shared the stage with several National Artist including Chubby Checker, The Marshal Tucker Band along with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.
“The dance floor is in constant motion when these guys get their groove on,” the Dayton Daily News said.
2019 Picnic Schedule
Thursday, July 25
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Vendor set up
3 p.m. BINGO, Home Instead Senior Care
5:30 – 8 p.m. Praise in the Park
Friday, July 26
Noon: Vendors open
Noon – 8 p.m. Hoverball Archery
2 p.m. Brookville High School Band performs
3 p.m. BINGO, BrookHaven Retirement Community
4 p.m. Diana Gardner Resor performs
5 p.m. Just Us performs
6 p.m. National Anthem, Diana Gardner Resor
6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, AMVETS Post 1789/VFW Post 3288
6:15 p.m. Soul Express performs
Saturday, July 27
8 a.m. Picnic 5K Run/Walk, Brookville Band Boosters
9 a.m. – noon: Youth Fishing Derby
10 a.m. Vendors open
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Hoverball Archery
11 – 11:30 a.m. Baked goods contest check-in at shelter
Noon: Brookville Pee Wee Football Cheer performs
12:15 p.m. Brookville Pee Wee Basketball Cheer performs
12:30 p.m. Honey Creek Cloggers perform
1 p.m. Handivan Baked Goods Auction
1 p.m. Archery Clinic
1 p.m. Basketball Shootout
1 p.m. BINGO, BrookHaven Retirement Community
2 p.m. Lauren Kelly performs
3 p.m. Grant Phillips performs
4 p.m. Archery Clinic
5 p.m. Basketball Shootout
6 p.m. The Distance performs
10 p.m. Brookville Fireworks