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DoodleHATCH FESTIVAL
2023 Performers

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Big Whimsy

Interactive and Professional Stilt Walkers, Musical Acts, Balloon Twisters, Belly Dancers, Face Painters, Strolling Entertainment, and we can find you almost anything else... home of JOFFREY THE GIANT!

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Hogback Mountain

Excited to bring their experience with all sorts of horses, Hogback Mountain is bringing Magical Mini Unicorns to the DoodleHATCH Festival

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Johnny Strum (John DuRant, Jr.)

"Delivered from the ages of old, Johnny Strum carries a mystical quality, delivering a strong sense of self to captivate his audience. This engaging character, armed with guitar and quick wit, is found rousing the crowd with a song in a pub, delivering a lovely serenade to a couple along the pathway, or bringing a magical tale to delight the little ones. Johnny is a one-man production fit for many occasions. His vitality can be found wandering through Renaissance villages, colonial towns, and present-day festivals."

Saturday & Sunday from 10 am - 12 noon

Sound and Lighting - Rex Riley & Wonder Dog Productions

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John Durant, Sr. - The Troubadour

Over the past 25+ years, John has accumulated fans and friends in the Mid-Atlantic States for his repeat performances as a strolling Singer, Balladeer and Storyteller at festivals and events, like the Great Waterford Fair in Waterford, VA, and the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, Maryland. For 7 years during the 1990s, John was the host of an award winning regional Cable Television series for children called “The Troubadour”, winning both an Addy award and the Children’s Empowerment Award. John is well known as an accomplished vocalist and player on both the lute and guitar. His performances include songs of the Renaissance, the American Revolution, the Civil War and of the late 20th Century. Further information at https://troubadourjohn.com/

Saturday Only from 10 am - 12 noon

Sound and Lighting - Rex Riley & Wonder Dog Productions

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Natterjacks - Darcy Nair, Craig Williams & Trinket

From Washington Area Music Association Wammie Award-nominated bands The Pyrates Royale  and Ironweed, The Natterjacks continue their never-ending quest to “Keep the World Safe for Folk Music.”  Trinket sings, Craig sings and plays guitar, while Darcy does her best Swiss Army knife impression by singing and playing everything else: hammered dulcimer, Irish bouzouki, concertina, and percussion. They have extensive experience performing, including the Maryland Renaissance Festival . Their catalogue is English, Maritime, Parodies, Covers and lovely bedtime stories to lull the kiddies to sleep. https://www.facebook.com/natterjacksmusic/

Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon - 2 pm

Sound and Lighting - Rex Riley & Wonder Dog Productions

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Quiet The Mountain - Jimmy Stewart & Christian Alfonso

Quiet the Mountain is an acoustic/folk Duo based in the Baltimore area. The group's performers are Singer/Composer Christian Alfonso and multiple award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Jimmy Stewart. Quiet The Mountain combines exquisite fingerstyle guitar and complex vocal harmonies to create beautifully crafted songs that will sweep you off of your feet. https://jimmyplaysguitar.com/quiet-the-mountain

Saturday & Sunday from 2 pm - 4  pm

Sound and Lighting - Rex Riley & Wonder Dog Productions

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CONFETTI THE FIRST - DJ

"Known as the 'House Queen', Confetti The First has been lighting up dancefloors across the Mid-Atlantic for over a decade. Renowned for her creativity, stellar track selection, and unique multi-genre approach, her fun, high-energy sets are always sure to energize the crowd... Her reach goes beyond the decks, as a co-host of multiple podcasts & a social media figure. Confetti The First has released music both as solo projects and collaborations with other talented producers across the country. She’s hosted various DJing workshops, educating both adults and children at all skill levels... If you have never experienced her signature brand of electrifying beats and infectious grooves, you’re missing out on one of the best to ever do it! It’s no wonder she has earned the respect of her peers, and the love of thousands of followers all across the world."

Website: https://www.confettithefirst.com/

Saturday August 19th ONLY...11am - 4pm outside at DoodleHATCH Festival

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