2019

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Posts for HHTD 2019

Chautauqua Tent

The National Park Service and Hoover Presidential Foundation are once again bringing back the Chautauqua Tent!  Located across from the Birthplace Cottage, the tent features fun and educational programming for all ages.

Historical reenactments have been a standard feature of the Hoover’s Hometown Days Chautauqua Tent and this summer will be no exception. We’ll be welcoming back Theodore Roosevelt — as performed by Adam Lindquist! Teddy Roosevelt himself was a huge proponent of not only National Parks, but also the Chautauqua Movement, which he called “the most American thing in America. ” There’s no better venue to check out Adam’s program! Come see him at 1:30pm on Saturday, August 3rd.

Vintage Music

Another new act to Hoover’s Hometown Days, VINTAGE is a four-piece band that performs a fun mix of American classic rock and British invasion favorites. You’ll recognize the 3- and 4-part harmonies of their extensive catalog of Beatles and Eagles songs, as well as other 60s and 70s hits — and some hidden gems you probably haven’t heard in a long time.

Bring the family by the Main Street Stage Saturday at 2pm to dance and sing along!

Check out their website for a song list and some samples of what you can expect.

New Show!

Master of circus arts and sideshow stunts, Martika will be doing an interactive show on Saturday at 12:30!

Sword-swallower, fire-eater, and international woman of mystery, Martika will bring high octane entertainment to the Main Street Stage this summer. You won’t believe one person can do all the things she does!

Martika’s shows are entertaining and even inspirational, which makes the show perfect for the whole family.

You can see some highlights from her performances below, but you’ll definitely want to see her act in person. When was the last time you saw someone swallow a sword in real life?!

Saturday Music

Hoover’s Hometown Days planning is in full swing, and we want you to know we’ve got some great entertainment lined up! Saturday after the parade, head over to the Main Street Stage to check out Jordan Danielsen with Jef Spradley.

Raised in the Quad Cities, Danielsen’s music features soulful horns, electric guitars, acoustic ballads, blues and even a little hip hop. Jef provides harmonies and backup on drums and guitar. When they perform together, Jordan & Jef have a catalog of over 500 songs, including covers from the 50s all the way through today’s hits. Check out their video page for an idea of what you can expect, and make sure you’re on Main Street for the performance on Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00am!