Texas-born, Findlay-raised and Nashville-living, Jess Kellie Adams is an artist/songwriter whose mission is to share her life and learnings through honest story telling. Jess has a loving, positive, and honest approach to her songwriting and performance that draws in a crowd. The diversity in the music and the approach to each song delivers a unique experience for the audience. Jess’ music is creative, bold, fearless and raw in emotion. She creates a journey for the audience that ranges from heartbreaks and love to positivity and independence.
She has performed in shows including national artists: John Michael Montgomery, Billy Ray Cyrus, Julianne Hough, Kip Moore, and Josh Thompson. Jess won a singing contest in Renfro Valley, KY where she opened for Daryl Singletary. Her inspiration has always been country music ever since she and her grandpa would listen for hours to the radio. As an artist she’s grown up with Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, and Willy Nelson making her a very old soul with a very new edge. Jess’ songwriting started at a very young age through the writing of stories, which organically turned into lyrics as she grew older.
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Hear Jess and her great songs tonight at Carey Fest! Here’s the rundown:
Friday, Aug. 3, downtown:
4 p.m. – Pulled pork sandwiches at the main food tent. Amusement rides, games and food vendors open.
5 p.m. – 21st Ohio Volunteer Civil War encampment at John Carey Park. Carey’s cannon will sound at intervals throughout the weekend.
5:30 p.m. – Carey High School band performs near the John Carey Park gazebo.
6 p.m. – Crowning of the 2018 Carey Fest queen at the gazebo. Junior Fest royalty will also be named.
6 p.m. – Gottfried pony rides.
6:30 p.m. – J.R. Express. Scenic train ride for the entire family. Departs from near the gazebo.
6:30 p.m. – Doc Allen. Balloon sculpting.
6:30 p.m. – Tri-county garden tractor pull. 12 classes. N. Patterson Street.
7 p.m. – Junior cornhole tournament, Frederick’s IGA lot.
7 p.m. – Christian music at Memorial United Methodist Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. – Jess Kellie Adams, country music at the John Carey Park Gazebo.
8 p.m.-midnight – Eric Sowers Band in the beer garden. $5 admission charge.
8 -11 p.m. – Last Minute Band. Teen dance at the West End Stage on E. Findlay Street.
9 p.m. – Jess Kellie Adams, country music at the John Carey Park Gazebo.