Concerts on the Village Green for 2018

CONCERTS ARE BEING SCHEDULED FOR THE 2018 SEASON, 
JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST, Friday evenings, 7:30 pm - 9 pm.  

NOTE:  IF heavy RAIN is in the forecast, the concert will be in the GRANARY, upstairs.  Please bring chairs.
Ready-to-eat food by a local truck will be at the Village Green for delicious supper offerings.

The 2018 Concert schedule (so far) is listed below.  Thanks to all our musicians who play for the fun of playing in a terrific venue.

We have an exciting line-up with some who have performed before and several new-to-us.   Picnickers are always welcome.  Concerts are free, but a basket is passed to help support the Granary renovation projects.   This year the money raised will go toward a  Band Shelter for the stage.   

June 1         Venus Envy - Mickey Tomasetti Lead Vocals/Harmonies/Percussion. Tom Mallouk Bass, Acoustic                               Guitars/Vocal and Harmonies. Liz Lasher Keyboard, Accordion and Harmonica. Jim Kelly Lead and                              Acoustic Guitar/Vocals. Jessica Kim-Schmid Violin and Back Up Vocals. Kristin Dreyer Vocals/Back Up                        Vocals/Harmonies and Percussion. Duane  Eberhart Saxophone/Back Up Vocal. Jerry Kisatsky Drums.

 June 8        Mitch Angle -  guitar and vocal with a mix of Rock, Folk Rock, Grunge, and Country, new this summer.

 June 15       Ride the Song Tim McMillen, Jeremy Jack, Kevin Steiner on guitar, banjo, harmonica and                                         vocals; "Brewgrass" - drawing from many pages of the Americana songbook...part bluegrass,                                       part country, part blues ...and a whole lotta fun.

June 22       OverheaD - Wendy Hanson vocals and percussion; Eileen Christman, keyboards, violin,                                          bass and vocals: Kevin Fagley, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals; Tom Mallouk, vocals, guitar, and                          bass, and Rick Plut, drums, guitar, and vocals playing classic rock.   www.overhead.org

 June 29       Steve Van Hook, vocals and guitar reflecting on daily life, spinning tales of the past, and Jim Colbert,                         colorful vocals combined with artful guitar, banjo, ukulele, and harmonica, playing indie folk rock

July 6          Christopher Kent - new to the Village Green but not new to the music scene, award-winning singer-                       songwriter, check him out at  christopherkent.com

July 13          Richard Sleigh -  Famous Harmonica Virtuoso at richardsleigh.com

July 20         Acoustic Artifacts -- Jerre Price, guitar and vocals; Eileen Christman, violin, keyboard, vocals;                                and Todd Hill, vocals and bass, playing originals and covers of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and                                       the Mama's and the Papa's.  www.acousticartifacts.com

July 27        Tussey Mountain Moonshiners  - Gwen Stimely, banjo & vocal; Steve Buckalew, mandolin, guitar,                           violin, & vocal; Marc “Slim“ Prave, and special guest performing amazing  blue grass.                                                    tusseymountainmoonshiners.com       

 August 3   Trinity Trinity will reunite for a series of shows this summer, including a performance in Lemont on the                           Green on August 3. Original members Pat Elliott (bass/vocals), Ray Glahn (guitar/vocals), Leigh                                     Melander (vocals), Jerre Price(guitar/vocals) and Ralf Southard (guitar/vocals/percussion) will be joined                         by local drummer Dave McKee (sitting in for "Mr. Rhythm" Brad Smith, d 2001). In addition to Trinity                               original's and other locally created music, you'll hear classics by bands from CSN to Ricky Nelson, to                             Smokey Robinson, and everything in between.    

  August 10    Blind Horse Wagon Doug Irwin, Bryan Homan, Sam Spurrier, Kevin Briggs - expect to                                  hear some bittersweet Americana originals as well as some handpicked, free range, grass fed                                covers.                       

August 17      Hops and Vines Jonathan McVerry, vocals, guitar, Christy Clancy, vocals  -  an acoustic rock                          duo that plays a little bit of everything. The band's mission is to perform songs  love, but we don't                                hear all of the time. Hops (Jonathan McVerry) rocks a fun jangly guitar and Vines (Christie Clancy)                              brings some of the best, most powerful vocals in Happy Valley hopsandvinesband.com

  August 24    The Puddintown Roots - Matt Rooke - lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar; Lara Rooke -                                lead vocals, backing vocals, percussion; Scott Stilson  - lead vocals, backing vocals, keys,                                            percussion; Carla Stilson - lead vocals, backing vocals; Ben Henderson -lead vocals, backing vocals,                          keys, percussion; Jeremy Tosten - banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar; Mike Swanson - bass guitar,                                  electric guitar; Steve Logue - drums, percussion; Sam Spurrier - dobro, with folk, folk-pop, and folk-                            rock cover.

 August 31    OPEN                      

Professional sound work is provided by Jim Thorn  - A real PRO!  Thank you.

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