Rain or shine. That’s the motto of the Bandtown Friday Night Jammers. When the rain descended upon the Jammers last August, the audience moved the benches inside the band shell or people listened from their cars and the Jam went off as scheduled — with surround sound! With all of the talented musicians that came to play, the audience was not disappointed.
Western Days is just around the corner, and the Bandtown Friday Night Jam is set for Friday, August 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. This will allow those who wish to pick up a sandwich at one of the food booths to walk over and enjoy the music. Play-goers will be able to hear most of the Jam before walking over to Potter Auditorium to get their seats for the play.
On the docket is a line-up of local musicians that are sure to entertain! As is tradition, The CBB Jazz Combo will provide the foundation for the music, accompanying those who wish and performing a few tunes of their own. Donald Brian Johnson will sing a few of his favorites with the combo, Chuck Dolder will arrive from Indiana, and Rochester’s Les Fields said he plans to join in on the fun as well. Chatfield blues artist Don Scott, and his wife Rosanne Licciardi, will bring their guitar and percussion duo to the stage. Performers who will make their first appearance at the Jam include violinist Tiffany Strande and vocalist Mary Hughes Ludwig. The performance is free and audience members will enjoy hearing these talented musicians play solo and jam as a group.
Steve Strange will host the Jam again this year. He invites other local musicians to stop in and take part in this fun, annual music event. If you would like more information, contact him at 285-1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s also hoping they don’t have to play “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.”