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Every year we select cultural performers that showcase their talent whether they sing, dance, or even play an instrument! We also work with the best bands in and around Ohio to bring you fantastic performances throughout our festival!


Entertainment Schedule

Click the link below to see our entertainment schedule.

Friday June 28
Direct Energy


Direct Energy pays tribute to the very best classic rock music, recreating hits from legendary rock artists such as Chicago, The Eagles, Toto, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, REO Speedwagon, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Bad Company, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker; and... the list goes on. The band puts their heart and soul into every performance, living up to their name. The band brings these era-defining recordings back to life with every electrifying performance, taking you through a powerful musical journey.

Direct Energy joins the Lorain International Festival for a opening night party.

Saturday June 29

The Motown Sounds of Touch

The Motown Sounds of Touch is the Premier No. 1 “Old School” and Motown Sound Tribute Band in the Land! NO ONE DOES IT BETTER!

The Motown Sounds of Touch has been entertaining and delighting audiences all over the country for over 15 years. Their energetic dance performances and engaging personalities have brought many an audience to their feet! 8-10 million viewers saw TOUCH perform and become a TOP 3 FINALIST on the NBC TV Show “THE WINNER IS” hosted by Nick Lachey! TOUCH members have also written songs for Motown artisits The Jackson 5 and "The King of Pop" Michael Jackson! TOUCH was recently the featured entertainment at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, where Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker and Ron Oester were inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame.

The Motown Sounds of Touch sings smash hits from artists such as: The Four Tops, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Luther Vandross, The Commodores and many more!

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-Opening Act-
Saturday June 29


A Band of musicians that came from different backgrounds and styles of music, ranging from Funk, Motown, and R &B, to Classic Rock, Pop and Top 40! We came up with the "CASANOVA" name because we were all "Gerald Levert" fans, and the fact that I look like Gerald Levert and I sing like him as well, so EVERYONE said y'all should start a Gerald Levert Tribute Band! So we put the band together in 2017 and performed many shows from Mutt & Jeffs Lorain to the Glenville Festival in Cleveland with Popular group "FORCE MD's" in 2018! We also expanded our selections of music genres to playing more Motown Funk, and R&B! We played at Mutt & JEff's, the Crushers Stadium, The B Side in Cleveland, Ohio and the Annual Glenville Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. Now that WE'RE BACK in full throttle, it is an honor to be selected to perform at the Annual Lorain International Festival especially for the African American Culture year! WE have plenty of people coming, even some from out of town, to celebrate the festivities with us. We will be sure to not let you and our beloved city down! Thank you again, CASANOVA

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