Habitat for Humanity Strawberry Festival
2020 Entertainment/Things To See
Meet the fearless and soulful Florida-based songstress Selkii.
Selkii not only just made The Top 24 of NBC's The Voice under Blake Shelton's mentor ship -but she was also a top 7 finalist on the South African version of American Idol - South African Idol back in 2010. Her version of IRIS by The Goo Goo Dolls for the Top 24 made it to # 86 in iTunes' Alternative category on Apple Music Charts in the USA in May 2019.
Selkii is a Live-Looping-Singer-Guitarist & Songwriter hailing from South Africa’s Beach City, Durban. She's often been called a female version of Jack Johnson or Jason Mraz - with a powerful raspy voice that often gets compared with Brandi Carlile & Tracey Chapman. Her impressive looping pedal skills allow her to bring guitar percussion & cool sonic layers of backing vocals & riffs into her live arrangements.
Selkii refers to her music as 'Tropical' Folk.
Selkii's love for adventure & the ocean come through her narrative & thoughtful lyrics & her hypnotic soulful voice has a reputation for stopping people cold in their tracks.
My name is Noah Hunton, I’m a 21 year old country singer, songwriter from Ocala Florida. I started singing when I was young and was hooked ever since. I started singing and writing country music through middle school & high school. I have never had any vocal lessons or guitar lessons; I guess you can say it’s a natural born gift from God. Now I have had amazing opportunity’s to opened up for Craig Campbell, Brandon Heath, The band Hinder, also Charlie Farley and more. I love what I do and love to bring smiles to everyone’s faces with my music. I aspire to one day to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.
Presley is a recent graduate of Crystal River High School and a Central Florida Native. She grew up on the road with alongside recording artists watching and listening to their music. She sang the National Anthem for the Houston Astros at the age of 12 and knew at that moment that performing is what she wanted to do. Presley is influenced by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carole King, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Garth Brooks and Jeff Bates. She is inspired by music artists like R5, Ed Sheeran, Allie Colleen, Shawn Mendes and Miranda Lambert. Presley has her own unique style and vocals, melding the pop and country genre to create her own sound. She is a songwriting member of BMI and working on her first album.
The Smith Brothers Band is a three-man, multi-instrument group that features music for the ages – standards, classic rock n’ roll, country and contemporary Christian music. The musicians perform their songs with guitars, bass guitar, keyboard, harmonicas and drums The Band has show-cased at venues throughout Ocala and Marion County including the Marion County Strawberry Festival, the City of Ocala Earth Day celebration and Jazz Up Dunnellon.
Brothers Bill and John Smith and band drummer, Mike Cayse are long-time Marion County residents. Bill and John are retired educators, having served the schools of the Marion County School District for more than 40 years. John was the 1992-2000 elected Superintendent of Schools. Mike is a retired Marion County businessman.
For band information or booking, please contact John Smith at: email@example.com or 352.843.1330.
Dunnellon-based Final Note band performs songs from as far back as the 1950s to the early 2000s as well as styles ranging from jazz, rock and blues. They are a local favorite comprised of members of the Michel family, who by day run Kelly's Auto Repair & Service, Inc. on Highway 488. The six-member band, has been playing together for about 14 years and performed at many venues throughout Florida.
Kelly Michel - Lead Vocals, Trombone
Amy Michel - Keyboards, Saxophone, Backup Vocals
Justin Michel - Rhythm Guitar, Backup Vocals
Steven Lacey - Bass Guitar, Backup Vocals
Taylor Michel - Drums, Backup Vocals
Judd Holley - Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals
Information on festival:
Information booth –Habitat for Humanity/Downtown Ocala Toastmasters/Beach Dreams by Sue F-16 & Things to do Ocala E-14
ATM & Mobile Bank – sponsored by VyStar Credit Union – ATM, open a new account, full banking ability, speak to a VyStar representative about accounts and all your banking needs.
Cox Communications Soundstage
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Opening Festival Ceremony - sponsored Florida Express Environmental
Habitat HomeTown Heroes - sponsored by Be Well Holistic Massage Wellness Center, P.A.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Smith Bros. Band- Local band - sponsored by Things to Do Ocala & FedEx/ FedEx Ocala
12:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Selkii - The Voice/ Blake Shelton's Team -sponsored by Campus USA Credit Union & AGM Roofing
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Final Note Band-local band - sponsored by Ink Spot Media & Regions Bank
FL Blue Medicare Showcase Stage
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Legends of Ocala Gymnastics – sponsored by Ocala Style Magazine and WOCA Radio
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Presley Lawson - local musician - sponsored by Al’s TV Antenna & Satellite/DISH Network
Wag, Wiggle Walk Pet Contest - sponsored by Campus USA Credit Union partnering with Melanies Best & Ocklawaha Baptist Church
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Noah Hunton-local musician -sponsored by Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty
Pie Eating Contest - sponsored by Ocala Electric Utility partnering with Habitat ReStore
Closing of Event - Thank you sponsors, Vendors and Guests!!
Things to see:
Music by Leah Oxendine – at entrance 10 – 2 PM sponsored by FedEx
Auto Show – 11-4 PM sponsored by Burnyzz Speed Shop, National Parts Depot & O’Reilly Auto Parts Auto Show area: Burnyzz Speed Shop will have several cars they have built, that will be on display
Balloon animals - Mr. Balloon Man – throughout festival
Tours of Wienermobile - Oscar Mayer Wienermobile CS6, CS7
BMX show – BMX Trickstars (behind food tent) – sponsored by Quit Doc/Tobacco Free Partnership – Marion County M-13 Show times: 11 am, 1 PM, 3 PM with autographs and questions
Coloring Station/ Kid Crafts - Campus USA Credit Union E-9/E-10
Photo Op – Sheila Arnett for School Board B-12
Photo Op – Melanie’s Best D-8
Meet Molly – Ambassador for Animal Abuse Registry – SPCA of Ocala M-2
Sheriffs Taxi, Mobile Jail and Anti-heroin vehicles – Marion County Sheriffs Office M-36-M-38
Photo Op/coloring station – Be SMART for Kids M-24
Donate Blood – LifeSouth Blood Mobile – M-34
School & garden activities - Marion County Schools Food & Nutrition Office M-25/M-26
Giveaways/Information - O'Reilly Auto Parts CS10, Ocala Business Leaders D-3, Bank OZK D-4
Petting Zoo – Farm to You Revue – M-33/M-34-3 tickets needed
Train Rides – Tim’s Train Rides G-11 – G-13 Tickets needed
Make Teddy Bears - Teddy Bear Mobile Gainesville G-9 tickets needed
Kid Zone – Bounce Houses, Hamster Ball, Air Jump, Sumo Wrestling, ………. Row G – tickets needed
Strawberry Flat Sales – Habitat Strawberry Booth Entrance, Row F and Row M
Gardening information - UF IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners E-15 – plants at entrance, stages and food court
Chair Massages - Be Well Holistic Massage Wellness Center, P.A. purchase – receive a gift certificate
Meet the Authors - Diane & David Munson -Authors of Suspense/Romantic Suspense C-15 & Jeff Wright Book – Author of children & adult books M32
Raffles – Auto Show area (cool items), Arnett House A-14 (travel trailer), Chapter Fl1-F2 Ocala Gold Wing Road Riders Assoc D-24/D-25 (Goldwing)
Census & voter registration – Entrance - U.S. Census Bureau; 2020 Census, Republican Party Of Florida, Marion County Democratic Party