VERSAILLES – The Bicentennial Committee of the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce and BMI announced a Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration to be held on Dec. 29.
This event is open to the public and not limited to Versailles residents. Individuals are invited to come join for a night of music, friends and laughter.
The Kick Off Celebration includes comedian Mike Hemmelgarn at 6:30 p.m., Dueling Pianos at 7 p.m. and 2×2 from 9-11 p.m.
Hemmelgarn’s talents include comedy, juggling and ventriloquism with laughs that are rapid-fire and fresh. “T” and Rich got their start at the former Howl at the Moon Saloon on the west bank of the Flats in downtown Cleveland and have crafted a unique brand of dueling pianos. Versailles’ own 2×2, including Jeff “Freak” and Jim “Buff” Francis, will offer a rare and one of a kind performance offering a wide range of music in their own style.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29, and entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy dinner in Versailles before the show or purchase a sandwich at BMI. A wide variety of drinks will be available from Anheuser-Busch, The Winery at Versailles and Endless Pint. The committee also has a few surprises planned for the evening.
Thanks to BMI and sponsors, tickets are $10 for the night. Tickets can be purchased at www.bmikarts.com/Concert-Events or in person at BMI at 791 E. Main St., Versailles. This event is limited to those 21 and older.
The committee plans to celebrate the bicentennial through a variety of events and activities throughout 2019 including a celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2019 at Heritage Park in Versailles.
Follow the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or email VB1819@gmail.com with questions.