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Greenfield Music Festival 2024: A spectacular revival 

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Naked Karate Girls performed Friday, June 7 in Greenfield.

By Andrew Surritt III
Festival Chairman

GREENFIELD – The Greenfield Music Festival made a triumphant return this past weekend, attracting over 7,000 attendees and solidifying its position as a premier event in the region. 

The festival, held from June 7-9, has begun to reclaim its former glory under the new management of the nonprofit Greenfield Music Festival, Inc., alongside its dedicated Board of Directors and Committee members. The festival’s success has not only rejuvenated community spirit but also caught the attention of the Ohio Festivals and Events Association, which reviewed the festival for potential membership (results pending). 

Entertainment Extravaganza 

The festival’s entertainment lineup was a major highlight, featuring a diverse array of musical acts that captivated audiences throughout the weekend. 

On Friday, June 7, the stage was set ablaze by performances from Violet Aquarium and the Naked Karate Girls, setting an energetic tone for the weekend.  

Saturday, June 8 saw an impressive lineup of artists including Jeremy Barnhart, Steven Dowd, Micah Aills, Bekah Lawson, Levi Farley, Filo Beddoe and Nashville artist Jess Kellie Adams, who brought a touch of country flair to the festival. 
The festival concluded on a high note on Sunday, June 9, with performances from Kyle Norris, Dumbfounded, Brock Howard, Sean Poole & Buckin’ Krazy, and a captivating show by the Modern Movement Dance Company. 

Fun for All Ages 

The festival offered a wide range of activities that catered to attendees of all ages. The Kid Zone, featuring multiple inflatables and paddle boats, was a hit with the children, while the Nerf Zone allowed kids and adults to engage in friendly battles. Local clubs, businesses, and organizations hosted a variety of games, and the Greenfield Antique Tractor Club's Tractor Show was a nostalgic highlight.  

Friday’s activities included the Royalty Pageant, where the winners were: 
Queen: Alexis Knisley 
1st Attendant: Khadijah Coleman 

Jr. Miss: Addison Cottrill 
1st Attendant: Kyleigh Shoemaker 
Little Miss: Laken Sollars 
1st Attendant: Gracie Rayburn 
2nd Attendant: Parker Burgess 
Princess: Belle Richmond 
1st Attendant: Alayla Mulliken 
2nd Attendant: Rinlee Howard.
A very special thanks goes to the pageant’s host, Natalie Winland, Miss Teen Midwest North America 2024, for her exceptional role in the event. 

Saturday’s events kicked off with a 10k, 5K, and 1 mile run/walk at Felson’s Park. The Baby Contest, hosted by Greenfield Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, brought smiles and laughter, while the 2nd Annual Jeep Show & Meet and Power Wheels Derby showcased impressive vehicles and spirited competition. The annual Greenfield Rotary Club Auction which raises money for the clubs local projects. 

Additionally, the Greenfield Antique Tractor Club hosted the Kiddie Tractor Pull, which saw enthusiastic participation from the young attendees. The club also delighted children with a petting zoo, adding an educational and interactive element to the festival. 

Sunday featured the 2nd Annual Car, Truck, & Bike Show and the highly anticipated Festival Parade, which included a performance by the McClain Marching Band and an appearance by the Shriners Hillbillies, delighting spectators and adding to the festive atmosphere. 

Community Support and Sponsorship 
The Greenfield Music Festival’s success was bolstered by the generous support of numerous sponsors, including: 

Festival VIP Sponsor: 
- Corvac Composites 

Titanium Sponsors: 
- Lite 97.5 WVNU 
- Village of Greenfield 

Platinum Sponsor: 
- Grow Greater Greenfield 

Band Sponsors: 
- Small Town Fitness 
- LVS Dumpster Rental 
- The Letter Shop 
- Wooden It Be Nice, LTD. 
- Adena Greenfield Medical Center 
- Weller’s Plumbing & Heating 
- Greenfield Precision Plastics 
- Corner Health Mart Pharmacy 
- Southern Hills Community Bank 
- Greenfield, Ohio Rotary Club 
- Greenfield Ohio FOE #1325 

Silver Sponsors: 
- CC’s Eats & Treats 
- Catch 22 Sports Pub 
- Gordon CDJR 

Bronze Sponsors: 
- Stevens Do It Best Hardware 
- Greenfield Products, Inc. 
- Black Cat Tattoo 
- Old Town Pizza II 

Looking Forward 

The Greenfield Music Festival invites those interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2025 festival to reach out via email at To stay updated on the latest news and events for next year, follow the Greenfield Music Festival on Facebook or visit
The festival organizers extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to making this year’s event a resounding success. With such overwhelming support and enthusiasm, the Greenfield Music Festival is poised for even greater achievements in the years to come.

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