Versailles Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration scheduled


Dueling Pianos will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration.

Dueling Pianos will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration.


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The band 2x2 will play from 9-11 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration.


Courtesy photo

The band 2x2 will play from 9-11 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration.


Courtesy photo

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.

Dueling Pianos will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/10/web1_WEB-T-and-Rich-Dueling-Pianos.jpgDueling Pianos will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration. Courtesy photo

The band 2×2 will play from 9-11 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/10/web1_WEB-2×2.jpgThe band 2×2 will play from 9-11 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration. Courtesy photo

The band 2×2 will play from 9-11 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/10/web1_WEB-2×2-II.jpgThe band 2×2 will play from 9-11 p.m. Dec. 29 as part of Versailles’ Bicentennial Kick Off Celebration. Courtesy photo