The Australian group “The Wolfe Brothers” are the headline entertainment act set to perform on Saturday, September 24 at this year’s Prairie Days event in Vandalia.
The Australian country rock band will play on the main stage at 8 p.m. The group made their mark on the music industry in 2012 when they placed second in the nationally televised show “Australia’s Got Talent.”
They were nominated as finalists in three categories in the CMC Music Awards held in Brisbane, Australia in March 2016. They took home the CMC Group of the Year Award.
When in Vandalia, they will be playing some selections from their recently released album called “This Crazy Life,” which was released in late May. The Vandalia, Mo. concert is the group’s last in the U.S. before they go back to Australia to tour throughout the month of October.
At 6 p.m., “Madd Hoss Jackson” returns to Vandalia to entertain the crowd.
They last played in Vandalia in 2015 as part of the Vandalia Area Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Concert Series.
“Madd Hoss Jackson” plays a mix of country, rock, 80’s, 90’s, and a few of their own selections.
The group features Jim Jennings (Drums, Vocals), Matt Bullard (Guitar, Vocals), Andy Ham (Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals), and Mark Behymer (Bass, Keys, Vocals).
Other entertainment that day will be provided by the “Martin Family Circus.”
The musical group features two parents and four kids ranging in ages from 9-18 singing fun music filled with a blend of the family’s harmonies.
The four kids are led by their father Paul Martin, a Grammy-winning artist who was a lead singer of the country-pop group “Exile” and their mother Jamie Allen, who is the daughter of “The Oak Ridge Boys” member Duane Allen.
At 5 p.m. on the Main Stage, Kevin Horner “It’s Magic Baby” will perform. Horner is a three-time Peoples Choice Award winner for the art of ventriloquism.
The action-packed day begins at 8 a.m. with the Vandalia YMCA’s 5K/10K event, with 7:30 a.m. registration.
The Baby Show and Little Mr./Little Miss Contest follows at 9 a.m.
The Volleyball Tournament also starts at 9 a.m. with chairperson Amy Kuda.
Craft vendors open booths at 10 a.m. as Dr. and Mrs. Michael Cole are the chairpersons.
This year’s parade has a line-up for veterans at 10:15 a.m. on Joe St. Veterans interested in participating are to call Mike Culwell at 573-253-5205.
Other parade participants are to line-up at 10:30 a.m. at South School in time for the 11 a.m. event.
Culwell is also a chairperson for the Motorcycle Show starting at noon.
An Antique Tractor Showcase will also be held at that time.
At noon will be the start of the Vandalia Area Historical Society’s Corn Husking Contest. The small stage area will also feature street entertainment and the Van-Far Marching Band.
A Kids Carnival will go from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
The 3-on-3 basketball Tournament starts at 1 p.m. with a 12:30 p.m. registration.
Derek Kuda is the chairperson for the 2 p.m. Washer Tournament.
Kuda’s Auto Repair is in charge of the “Car Cruise” to be held at 5:30 p.m.