2006 Performances
Heritage Stage | Diversity Stage | Fire & Strings Performance Area | World Stage | In the Park

The Bowling Green International Festival boasts several stages of entertainment which include music, dance, and other forms of performance as well as performances and demonstrations throughout the park. Visit the stage performers links below for more information on individual artists or check links at the bottom of the page for descriptions of in the park performances.

Heritage Stage - MC: Joe Marshall • Stage Manager: David Dorris, Carson Dorris • Sound: Ambush Sound • Staging: BG Tents Located on Park Row near College St.


  • 9:45-10:05am Opening Ceremony - India Hooks, President
  • 10:05-10:20am Awards Ceremony - Amy Milliken, Student Mask Contest
  • 10:20-10:50am Nashville Chinese Culture Club - Traditional Chinese Dance
  • 11:00-12:00am Lagniappe - Cajun & Zydecco
  • 12:05am-12:25 Burma Nationals Association - Traditional Burmese Music and Dance
  • 12:30-1:00 Nashville Chinese Culture Club - Traditional Chinese Dance
  • 1:05-2:05 Lagniappe - Cajun & Zydecco
  • 2:10-2:30 Gary Cady - Traditional Native American Dance
  • 2:35-3:05 Hispano America - Folkloric Dances of Latin America
  • 3:05-3:20 Parade of Cultures - Make a Mask & March with Performers around the Square
  • 3:20-3:50 Beth Sar Shalom Congregation - Traditional Jewish Music & Dance
  • 3.55-4:20 Gary Cady - Traditional Native American Dance
  • 4:35-5:25 Trabuko - Latin Variety & Salsa
  • 5:30-6:00 Hispano America - Folkloric Dances of Latin America
  • 6:00-7:00 Trabuko - Latin Variety & Salsa
Diversity Stage - MC: • Stage Manager: David Dorris, Carson Dorris • Sound: Ambush Sound • Staging: BG Tents Located on Main Street near College St.
  • 10:15-11:15am Graham Hudspeth, Skip Cleavinger, Chris Carmichael - Traditional, Celtic with an original flair
  • 11:25am-12:25 Def Leprechaun - Traditional Irish Music
  • 12:30-1:00 Gary Cady - Traditional Native American Dance
  • 1:15-2:25 The Guy Mendilow Band - Overtone Singing & Music with Influenced from Israel, South Africa, Mexico & Brazil
  • 2:30-3:00 Beth Sar Shalom Congregation - Traditional Jewish Music & Dance
  • 3:05-3:15 Parade of Cultures - Make a Mask & March with Performers around the Square
  • 3:15-4:15 The Guy Mendilow Band - Overtone Singing & Music with Influenced from Israel, South Africa, Mexico & Brazil
  • 4:25-5:25 Matt Zarb - "Aussie bush-grass"
  • 5:30-6:00 WKU Latin American Student Assoc presents Johnny Castro - Reggaeton
  • 6:35-7:00 Beth Sar Shalom Congregation - Traditional Jewish Music & Dance
  • Fire & Strings Performance Area -MC,Sound & Stage Manager: Fire & Strings - Kevin Wiley, S.J. Tucker • Drum Circle Host: Deen Collier • Staging: BG Tents Located on State Street at the end of the Park

    • 11:00-11:30am Fire & Strings - Poi Fire Dancing
    • 11:35-12:05am Scott-Ellis School of Irish Dance - Traditional Irish & Step Dancing
    • 12:10-12:40am Thywill Amenya & Friends Ghanaian Drums & Dance - Traditional Drums & Dancing from Ghana, Africa
    • 12:45-1:15 Fire & Strings - Poi Fire Dancing
    • 1:20-1:50 Scott-Ellis School of Irish Dance - Traditional Irish & Step Dancing
    • 1:55-2:15 Dance Arts Performance Troupe - Traditional Dances from Israel, Serbia, Russia & China
    • 2:20-2:40 Regional Resource for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Signing Song
    • 2:45-3:00 Open Multicultural Drum Circle - Join Host Deen Collier and Performering Drummers for our Open Drum Circle
    • 3:00-3:15 Parade of Cultures - Make a Mask & March with Performers around the Square
    • 3:15-4:00 Open Multicultural Drum Circle - Join Host Deen Collier & Performering Drummers for our Open Drum Circle
    • 4:05-4:35 Fire & Strings - Poi Fire Dancing
    • 4:40-5:10 South Kentucky Japanese Association Dancers - Traditional Japanese & Bon Dance
    • 5:15-5:45 Thywill Amenya & Friends Ghanaian Drums & Dance - Traditional Drums & Dancing from Ghana, Africa
    • 5:50-6:20 On Stage - Turkish Folkdancing
    • 6:25-7:00 Fire & Strings - Poi Fire Dancing

    World Stage-MC, Sound & Stage Manager: Armin Hasanagic • Talent Show Hosts: Phuong Doan, Marty Deputy • Staging: BG Tents Located in Parking Lot on State and Park Row


    • 10:15-10:45 Beth Sar Shalom Congregation - Traditional Jewish Music & Dance
    • 10:50-11:40 BG Bosnian Club Musicians & Dancers - Traditional Bosnian Music & Dance
    • 11:45-12:45 Armin Hasanagic - Traditional Bosnian & Original Bosnian Pop
    • 12:55-1:50 Shadowdancer - Traditional, Modern & Original Celtic Music
    • 2:00-3:00 The Molly Maguires - Traditional Irish Ballads
    • 3:00-3:15 Parade of Cultures - Make a Mask & March with Performers around the Square
    • 3:15-7:00 BG International Center Talent Showcase: USA, A Melting Pot of Talent - Performances Scheduled On Site, First Come, First Serve. 2 Song, 3 Minute Set Up Limit per Performance.

    In the Park - Ongoing performances & workshops at booth areas throughout the day


    2006 Free Activities

    BG International Center Annual Friendship Chess Tournament: The 5th Annual Chess tournament.

    Pinata Bursts: Each hour gather round for a crack at one of our festival pinatas, beautifully detailed by Chiseled Features sculpture Ronnie Jaggers.

    Festival Children's Activities area: Free art & craft activities from around the world.

    • Rainsticks
    • Drums
    • Skakers
    • Dance sticks with streamers
    • Carp Kites
    • Disc Fish
    • Marioski Dolls
    • Dance Rings
    • Indonesian Masks
    • Hagoita Paddles
    • Dance Tunics
    • Coloring pages
    • Butterflies
    • Create A Festival Book

    Passport Books area: Pick up your passport book & have it stamped from country displays around the park. You can also have your picture added when you've completed your trip around the world.

    Character Photo: Ever wonder what you would look like as a Cambodian dancer? Step into our character cutouts and find out!

    Greenwood Skate Carnival Games: A variety of carnival games for children with a winner everytime! All proceeds are donated to the festival.

    • Duck pond
    • Balloon break
    • Ring toss
    • Cobra Rack
    • and more!

    2005 Activities
    2004 Activities

    BG International Center Chess Tournament


    Chess

    Anyone is welcome to join the 6th annual chess tournament sponsored by the BG International Center.

    2004 Chess
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