The shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake will be the backdrop for the Thursday, August 21, 2014 Entertainment in the Park summer concert. The featured performers will be Bill Ward and Amanda Barton. The concert will run from 6:30 8:30 p.m. and be held at Lakeside Park, Mayville, New York (about a mile south of the uptown Rts. 394 and 430 intersection along Rt. 394).
Bill Ward is a long-time local favorite performer at this summertime concert series. A graduate of the former Chautauqua High School, he has been a musician and entertainer for many years. He has performed and recorded with The Bill Ward Band as well as being a solo performer and is currently performing with the musical duo Bill Ward and Amanda Barton.
Joining Bill on the concert stage will be Amanda Barton, who has performed with David Grisman, Peter Rowan, The Blue Grasshoppers, the Steve Johnson Band, and Big Leg Emma. Bill and Amanda graced our concert stage back in 2012 and we are pleased to welcome this talented duo back again this year. If you've never been to a Bill Ward and Amanda Barton concert, you're in for a real treat. The combination of these two talented and well known Chautauqua County musicians and performers promises to make for an enjoyable concert experience for the entire family.
Rainbow the Clown (Jerry Stimson) will also be on hand to entertain the children with face painting and balloon sculptures. The Entertainment in the Park concerts are provided free to the public through the generous sponsorship and support by the Town of Chautauqua and Village of Mayville. In case of rain, the performance will take place at the new Carlson Community Center also located at Lakeside Park, Mayville. Remember to bring your own seating for the outside performance.
A 50/50 drawing will also be held at this concert, with the winner announced just before the end of the performance. The Maple Springs Fire Department will be hosting a chicken BBQ at the concert which will include a full meal. The Mayville Fire Department also offers popcorn and water at the performances this summer. Your support of these two great organizations is greatly appreciated.
For more information on this long-held annual concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area, contact the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce (organizers of this concert series) at 753-3113 or go to the web site at www.mayvillechautauqua.org. Plan on coming to Mayville's Lakeside Park located on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake on Aug. 21 for a relaxing and enjoyable evening of music in an inspiring setting. Hope to see you there!