The Broken Lights’ appearance at Annie Oakley Days marks the up-and-coming band’s first live performance in Darke County. The band has played many Miami Valley area venues, including McGuffy’s House of Rock, Canal Street Tavern, and the Tipp City Mum Festival. The group also turned in a winning performance in the Cincinnati Battle of the Bands at The Mad Frog in May. The Broken Lights are slated to play the Miami and Van Wert County Fairs later this summer.
The Broken Lights formed in the summer of 2010 when vocalist/guitarist Tyler Cochran got together with bassist Andy Uzzel and drummer Zach Grove. After tossing around different band names, the three finally settled on “The Broken Lights,” referring to a Beatles’ lyric in “Across the Universe.” Tyler, Andy, and Zach soon found that they had a musical chemistry none of them had experienced before. The Broken Lights is primarily a rock group, with strong influences from the blues, which can be heard in the band’s original songs and extensive classic rock cover catalog.
Please join us in welcoming “The Broken Lights” to their first Darke County performance on Sunday, July 29, 2012 in the Gazebo from 4 to 5pm.
We have over 24 hours of great entertainment. We also have the Melodrama in the youth building, the Annie Oakley Western Arts Showcase in the Coliseum, Indian Creek Regulators, National Kiddie Tractor Pull, and the Shawnee Bandits fast draw.
New to the festival this year is the Little Miss and Mr. contest sponsored by Diane Evans Insurance at 7pm on Friday, and at 1pm on Saturday, the Annie Oakley car show sponsored by Doolittles Auto Service, Cornhole tournament sponsored by C & L Electric, Family Fun Games sponsored by Gunckle’s Tree Service, and all day on Sunday the new Darke County has Talent contest at the south entertainment tent.
Buy a weekend pass before the festival and pay only $2.00 for access to everything.
The complete schedule of events for Annie Oakley Days is also available from our web site: http://www.annieoakleyfestival.org and from our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/annieoakleyfestival.
The Annie Oakley Festival is supported by a $500 grant from the Darke County Visitors Bureau, visit the bureau’s website: www.VisitDarkeCounty.org.