The Festival of the Bells returns to Hillsboro for the 34th year this summer, July 5th through July 7th, now on the campus of Southern State Community College.
Thursday, July 5th is always Christian Music night and the fun get's underway with a local Ohio lady taking to the stage, born in Waverly, Ohio. Hollen, A talented vocalist and singer/songwriter who cites pop, R&B, and Christian music as her main influences. Hollen was a contestant on season 12 of American Idol.
The headliner Thursday night will be Unspoken. Unspoken is an American Christian band. The band is composed of Jon Lowry, Chad Mattson, Ariel Munoz, and Don Eanes. The band released their debut single "Who You Are" on the record label Centricity Music.
Highland County native Patrick Roush open the show on Friday night. Patrick is an up and coming country artist with many ties to the Hillsboro area.
Friday night's headliner is Dylan Scott "My Girl". The 27 year old Louisiana native can be heard on regular rotation on Buckeye Country 105.5FM/iHeartRadio. Scott released his debut studio album, self-titled Dylan Scott, in August 2016. It debuted at number five on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 9,000 copies for the week.
Bad Habbit opens the entertainment on Saturday evening. Bad Habit has been rocking Cincinnati for 20 years, playing the best Arena and Classic Rock songs ever made. Styx, Kansas, Deep Purple, Boston, Queen - and more! Band Members: Jim Oldfield - Bass | Rob Nadler - Guitars/VocalsMike Wilmot - Guitars/Keys/Vocals | Mike Mcallister - Keys/VocalsTerry Wingett - Drums/Vocals.
And Saturday's headliner will be Adam Doleac. In 2015 Adam landed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV, placing songs with Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, and Rascal Flatts. In June 2017, 287 Records released an eponymous six-song EP that showcased Doleac's burgeoning easygoing country-pop. Adam is currently on the 2018 Country Artists to watch list.