Local and national acts spotlighted at festival

The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will be presenting a variety of musical styles during the 2018 festival.

In addition to this year’s headliners, several local acts will be featured including Steve and Bev Pottmeyer and the Marietta High School Band and Choir.

Rising country start Cash Campbell will perform at 8 p.m. Friday on the Sternwheel Festival stage.

Campbell has burst onto the music scene with his debut song “Cannonball.” After growing up singing in small-town Texas choir and spearheading several different rock-focused bands over the years, Campbell’s Lone Star roots continued to run deep and he channeled all of his influences into his songwriting.

Out of the gate, CMT selected Campbell for their Artist Discovery initiative and world premiered the video for “Cannonball” in September. His Southern heart and worldly mind are fully evident in new track “Don’t Wanna Think About It.”

Chris Lane will close out the first night of the festival at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Lane has toured with Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini and Rascal Flatts. His first single, “Fix,” topped the Country radio charts, has been certified GOLD in both the U.S. and Canada, and reached more than 34 million streams on Spotify and more than 9 million views on Vevo. He has released his first album, “Girl PRoblems,” with the next single “For Her.”

Phil Dirt and the Dozers will close out the festival, performing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For years, Phil Dirt and the Dozers have been praised, honored and downright loved by people everywhere. From their rise in Columbus, The Dozers have kept their eyes keenly focused on musical perfection, quality, and entertaining their audiences. Standing ovations, encores, fun, laughter, and repeat performances are the “norm” for the Dozers. Their seasoned wit, extraordinary talent, music excellence, and artful versatility have granted them a place among rock n’ roll legends.