Free Ohio Music Festival of Folk and Acoustic Music

Shop, Dine, and Enjoy Time Listening to Great Musicians!

Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Join us on the Square in Medina, Ohio, for a free folk festival of all
acoustic music by some of the area’s finest professional musicians.

2013 Performance Schedule & Times to be Announced

The Smokin’ FezMonkeys

The Smokin Fez Monkeys is a modern jug band that puts the fun back into music again. They play a wacky mixture of songs and tunes from several decades ago, mixed in with a number of snappy original ones written by a few of the band members. There are more than a few surprises along the way. It’s a sort of a ragtime-cartoon-Vaudeville-circus-hobo-gypsy-jazz thing.   The band consists of: Tim Wallace (Bullfrog Willie Plunkett) on jug, banjo/guitar, slide whistle and various noisemakers. Holly Overton (Princess Petunia Lee Petalbottom) on fiddle and vocals. Bill Drake (Gnarly Snag) on percussion and vocals. Jim Stone (Uh, Clem ) is the other half of the rhythm section on upright bass.

Conrad

Conrad Hornung started playing guitar at the early age of 6 years old.  His future was forever changed and his love of the guitar and music continued to grow through his life.  By attempting to play whatever song came on the radio, he developed his talent of learning to play by ear.  Outside of performing guitar with many of his personal friends, Conrad started his own German-American dance band called Grenzenlos, which was relatively successful in the Cleveland/Akron German-American circuit.

Josh and Holly

Josh Pfister and Holly Pruitt are a two piece acoustic act, and soon to be husband and wife!  Coming from musical backgrounds, these two know how to have fun and connect with each other and the audience.  They are currently part of Cleveland’s Best Local Band ‘Summer Soulstice’, but are also rockin the acoustic music scene with covers of fellow folk/country/rock musicians and also originals that interest similar audiences.  Soul and passion are what drive these two into the industry and having fun is what makes it worthwhile.  From coffee shops to bigger venues, anywhere they get to play, they are happy…give em a listen!

Sur’ Lawrence Trupo

Sur’ Lawrence has been playing the guitar longer than he can remember, but considers himself an entertainer as well as a musician.  He has been both a solo performer and a band member.  Recent projects include: “Hardwood”, an alternative, folk rock, funky, country blues band; “Poultry in Motion”, a three part harmony ensemble which placed 8th out of over 200 bands in the 2006 Cleveland Music Fest; and “The D’oh Bro’s”.

He tell us “I like to interject a little comedy into my performance. I also like to distinguish myself from the others by my choice of wardrobe I may be inclined to wear. Tell a few jokes, sing a few songs, make a few laugh. That’s what makes me feel good.”

Moonlight and Magpies

Moonlight and Magpies make their debut performance and mark the reunion of two Cleveland rock veterans: Tommy Brame and Tim Layman originally teamed up in the early 1970’s in one of Cleveland’s top progressive rock bands, Dragonwyck. The band broke up in 1975 leaving behind a recording legacy of three albums, all of which are sought after by record collectors around the world. In the early 80’s, Brame and Layman, along with now deceased lead singer Bill Pettijohn, toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada as original members of the legendary Cleveland band Moonlight Drive.  Rita Layman, who has often performed with Tim over the years, rounds out the Magpie line-up with her powerful, bluesy vocals and compelling harmonies.

Jim Kozel

Jim has travelled extensively, performing everywhere from Nashville to the San Juan Islands, and places in between. He says “the miles and memories have inspired a wealth of stories, songs, and instrumentals. Whether I’m singing about the misadventures of a turn of the century silver miner, the true story of King Kong, or playing my latest finger-style composition, you’ll find my performances accessible, engaging, and lot’s of fun.”

 

Enjoy great “Family Friendly” Music, July 21!

Drop in when you’re available, or pack a picnic and spend the day on the Square in Historic Downtown Medina!

For more information, call (330) 813-0923
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