Category Archives: Ohio

February is Full of Entertainment

All of the below concerts are free and open to the public, at gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market, in downtown Lima, Ohio.

Contact Info:
419-222-0985
info@meetingplaceonmarket.com
www.meetingplaceonmarket.com

 George Smed in Concert

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:00PM

George Smed will perform amazing music on his bass guitar at this free concert. You’ll be amazed at the sound! ” I fell into bass by accident when I was 15,” George says. “Becoming more withdrawn from the outside world I crawled into my cave and began to work on solo bass techniques with visions of taking over the world of bass one day and creating something never seen or heard from a four string.”

Visit http://www.youtube.com/GeorgeSmed for song samples.

 
  

Open Mic Night

Friday, February 11, 2011, 7 pm

At Open Mic Night you’re the star! Whether your skill is music, poetry reading, drama or comedy, the mic is open for you this night. Just remember to keep your performance appropriate for a mixed audience. If you’d rather not be a star, come on out anyway and watch an intriguing mix of talent.

To sign up to perform, email info@meetingplaceonmarket.com, or stop by The Meeting Place, and sign up on the sheet next to the soda machine.

Free and open to the public. See you there!

 
  

Valentine’s Concert – Mason Prinzi with Driftwood

Saturday, Februar 12, 2011, 7:00PM

Come and enjoy a live performance by Mason Prinzi with Driftwood Saturday night! “Driftwood” plays old and new country, blues and rock plus originals.  For more info, find them on facebook: “Mason Prinzi Driftwood”.

Free and open to the public at the gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market!

 
  

Nathan Leigh Concert

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 5:00PM

Join this Indie singer/songwriter from Brooklyn as he performs his own acoustic & vocal songs! Listen to music samples here: http://www.myspace.com/nathanleigh/

At gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market, in a restored 1920s savings & loan building in downtown Lima, Ohio.

Free and open to the public.

 
  

Spirit Song Concert

Friday, February 18, 2011, 7:00PM

Come and enjoy a night with Teens for Christ!

At gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market, downtown Lima, Ohio. Free and open to the public.

 
  

Hypnotist & Illusionist Show with Bill Gladwell


Saturday, February 19, 2011, 7:00PM

Called “The Hypnotist™” by his audiences, a Social Dynamics expert by his students, and a coach by his private clients, Bill Gladwell is a master at bending your mind through his mental and hypnosis skills while at the same time helping you make changes that will set into motion a new life. For over 21 years, Bill has amazed audiences with his entertainment, empowered thousands by teaching them how to enhance their ability to communicate, and has had the privilege of changing the lives of countless others through his one-on-one coaching.

For more information on Bill Gladwell, visit his web site: http://billgladwell.com/bill-gladwell-live/

At gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market. Free and open to the public.

 
  

Chris Castle & the Womacks

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 6:00PM

Americana songwriter Chris Castle and the Womack Family Band will be featuring songs from the Womacks’ debut disc and Castle’s forthcoming release “Of God & Man (Beneath the Sun)”.

Free and open to the public, at the gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market.

For more information about the band, visit: http://www.dirtsandwich.com/tour.html

 
 

Trav&Lish Open Mic Night

Friday, February 25, 2011, 7:00PM

Join this dynamic duo as they lead the crowd in a fun Open Mike Night!

Free and open to the public at gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market, in downtown Lima, Ohio.

 

Press Release: Drenched Earth Tour Comes to Lima, Ohio



 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Ground

DIY Folk Acts Find a Winning Combo in Roots Music Tradition & Grassroots Marketing 

NORWALK, OHIO — Singer-songwriter Chris Castle and the Womack Family Band are using natural talent, hard work, and modern technology to blaze their own trail in today’s tumultuous music industry. The Rustbelt Americana artists have been steadily building a following throughout the eastern half of the United States by bringing homegrown music directly to listeners via the internet and a steady stream of live performances.

In late 2010, the two acts joined forces for the Drenched Earth Tour. They are currently in the process of visiting 38 cities in 18 states, for a total of 48 appearances; from Michigan to Florida, Georgia to Maine, and everywhere in between; all in the span of 50 days. The tour comes to Lima on February 23, for a performance at The Meeting Place on Market, at 6 pm.

Castle, a former songwriting prodigy who was a Nashville staff-writer as a teenager, says this tour is proof that musicians don’t need to wait around to be “discovered” by a talent scout from a major label in order to have their music heard.
The music from both acts is quiet, contemplative and lyric-driven. It’s free of the gimmicks associated with what populates Clear Channel and corporate radio stations nowadays, and focuses more on solid melodies and sound storytelling than riffs and cliches. “We’re not claiming to be writing the next Ninth Symphony, Tiger Rag, or Idiot Wind.” says Schaffer. “We’re just trying to offer some organic alternatives to the mass produced music of the last 30 years.”

The New London Day calls Chris Castle “a visionary songwriter” while Folk Alley says he is “a rising, Americana stand-out.” He has shared stages with the likes of Chris Hillman (the Byrds), Tommy Ramone, Jimmy Webb, Junior Brown, and the Wood Brothers, among many others. Castle’s 2008 release was recorded at the Woodstock home of American music legend Levon Helm (the Band). As for the Womacks, Cleveland Magazine says their debut disc is “packed with spot-on harmonies” showcasing “the power of American folk.”

“When (musicians) are young, we all imagine some CEO with a big cigar, walking up and handing us a million dollars,” Castle says. “But the older we get, the more we see it’s a simple matter of connecting with people through music. There’s no secret formula. Just try to make solid music and get it directly to the people through constant application.”

When Castle and the Womacks — which consist of Tony Schaffer, Cory Webb and the brother-sister duo of Noah and Haley Heyman — aren’t making music, they’re busy pioneering the way musical acts get heard. The musicians do their own HTML coding for their websites; they book and promote their own shows; they design and manufacture tour merchandise; and they write, record, and distribute their own music. They also operate their own boutique, BMI affiliated publishing firm; from a garage in northcentral Ohio.

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For more information contact
Tony Schaffer, 419-706-9590
media@dirtsandwich.com

Press Release: THE MEETING PLACE ON MARKET INTRODUCES THE BAKERY BY MARY WEIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ruth Ann Stover                       Tel: 419-235-0446

Email: ruthann@meetingplaceonmarket.com

THE MEETING PLACE ON MARKET INTRODUCES THE BAKERY BY MARY WEIS

Gluten-free, sugar free, and many new items are available.

 

From day one when The Meeting Place on Market first opened their doors in 2003, Mary Weis has baked desserts for them. In the beginning the baking consisted of apple pie squares and cheesecakes, with Mary making many trips to the store in downtown Lima. Over the years, due to the volume of baking plus the expansion of the items that Mary provided for the store, a second kitchen was added. Most of the sandwiches on the menu are now served on homemade bread, and customers can order any sandwich on gluten-free bread.

For sale in the store are the signature Meeting Place desserts, home-baked loaves of bread, quick breads, coffee cake, brownies, plus fruit-packed and cream pies. With the introduction of gluten and sugar-free items, The Meeting Place plans to meet the growing demand for these products. Enjoy gluten-free cookies, pies, breads, and the newest addition, partially baked gluten-free pizza crust. Sugar-free items include pies, cookies, coffee cake, and quick breads. Ingredients are fresh, from local providers, with no preservatives or additives. Special orders can be placed by calling the store or ordering on the website, www.meetingplaceonmarket.com.

The Meeting Place on Market offers a unique dining experience with gourmet coffee, homemade soups and desserts, fresh hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and over 101 specialty drinks. Located at 220 West Market Street at the corner of West and Market in Downtown Lima, Ohio, the friendly staff welcomes you into a warm atmosphere for intimate lunches, hanging out, business meetings large and small, and fun family game times. Local artists, musicians, and vocalists have a venue to share their skills with friends, fans and family.

Lima City Chess Program Starts February 3rd, 2011

Chess League in downtown Lima

The Lima City Chess Program starts February 3rd, 2011 at The Meeting Place on Market!

* Open to ALL ages and skill levels
* Dates: Thursdays, 4 pm – 6 pm, February 3rd – March 31st
* Tournament: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 10 am.
Awards given to top two finishers
* Program fee: $30/person
Includes T-Shirt, Weekly Matches and Tournament Entry

To register, just come the first day and sign up!

For more information, contact the Lima Recreation Department at 419-221-5195

Looking Back to the Fun We Had in 2010

On the last date of the New Year, we love to look back and remember all the new people we met, the friends we connected with, and the fun we had! Take a break and step through some of our fun at The Meeting Place on Market over the last year.

The Anthony Family Band packs out, and rocks, the house!

Enjoying the music

Cody Hughes – a new performer at The Meeting Place on Market.

Paul Reiser – a veteran jazz performer, celebrating one of his concerts with his family and friends.

Ethan Bowers – another young, talented performer.

The one and only 1 Above Musical Variety Show entertained us at Christmas time.

Trav & Lish – Hosting their own Open Mike Nights at The Meeting Place – they are planning more Open Mic Nights in 2011!

Andy Roose – Country / Americana singer from Minnesota who entertained us while he was visiting friends & family in town.

3 Amigos at work!


Greg Pitts, artist from Florida and Lima native, created an exhibit just for The Meeting Place – entitled “Coffee House.”


We hosted book signings for local authors Craig Sullivan, Adam Holbrook, and Jay Waggoner (not pictured).

Phil McMurry, UNO professor and musician, is a frequent performer at The Meeting Place on Market!

We were excited to host Cincinnati band, The Comforts. http://www.myspace.com/thecomfortsrock

George Smed, bass player, entertains a crowd! http://www.myspace.com/georgesmed

Chris Castle, singer/ songwriter, played original songs in his unique style. www.dirtsandwich.com

We hosted coffee tasting, and coffee art for kids, as a fundraiser for the downtown Veterans Food Pantry.

Our display at the Lima YP’s Green Tie Affair.


Proud participant of the Civic Center Catering Network. Here we catered for the Chamber’s Women in Business event, in the City Club. www.limaciviccenter.com

Customers enjoying time together next to our stained glass display – created by our customers! Part of our 2010 remodel.

A new Terrace and coffee “gift shop” – part of our 2010 remodeling project.

Just chilling.

Having fun in our newly decorated “Family Room”!

Local musicians, 12 String Relief, made up of Doug Adams and Merilee Ziccardi, create a pleasing folk sound for the audience!

More homemade breads in 2010! We also introduced our daily bakery specials:
Mondays- All Fresh baked breads 10% off!
Tuesdays- Sugar-free baked goods
Wednesdays- Cinnamon Rolls ($1.50 each)
Thursdays- Gluten-free baked goods
Fridays- Pies (large and minis)

Marianna Hofer – Artist & Poet, displayed her artwork and also presented a poetry reading.

Lots of snow in 2010 (Dan loved it, as you can see).

Our fearless leaders at Square Fair – Kevin & Stephanie.

Want a smoothie? Square Fair 2010.

We had a lot more going on that isn’t pictured above, but we don’t have pictures for everyone! (So if any of you listed below have pictures, please email them to us at info@meetingplaceonmarket.com)

Artists Not Pictured: Don Hurless, John Rausch, Herb Vonderau, Ashley Renee Kennedy, Richard Evans, Goodwill/ Easter Seals, Anna Fisher, Beverly Rampe, Barbara Spurgeon

Musicians Not Pictured: McKenzie Anderson, Calvary Chapel of Praise, A Special Night for Special People, Doug Shobe, Seth Bridges, Plugged In, Charlie Doepker, Theresa Moeller, Cody Hughes, Shawnee Alliance Choir, and many other musicians on Open Mic Night, or who just picked up the guitar and gave us music at random times! 

Thank ALL of you for a wonderful, fun, tasty, and entertaining 2010!

Happy New Year!


Kevin & Jennifer, Greg & Ruth Ann

Event Calendar:
http://www.meetingplaceonmarket.com/market_site/events/

Sign Up to Perform: http://www.meetingplaceonmarket.com/market_site/events/tellus.asp?Type=Music_Performance

Sign Up to Display Artwork:
http://www.meetingplaceonmarket.com/market_site/events/tellus.asp?Type=Art_Exhibit

Our web site:
http://www.meetingplaceonmarket.com/

Lots of Live Music in November & December!

The Drenched Earth Tour in Concert
 
Tuesday, November 2, 5-7 pm
 
The Drenched Earth Tour, featuring Americana songwriter Chris Castle and the Womack Family Band, is a live musical production set in three acts, featuring songs from the Womacks’ debut disc and Castle’s forthcoming release “Of God & Man (Beneath the Sun)”.
 
Clarinetist Charlie Doepker in Concert
 
Friday, November 12, 7 pm
 
Talented clarinetist Charlie Doepker played for 22 years with the US Army, among other gigs.  He now plays in the Defiance College Community Band.
 
12 String Relief in Concert
 
Saturday, November 6th, 7 pm
 
Doug Adams has been singing folk songs since the 1970’s. He’s one of many current folk revivalists performing today. Merilee Ziccardi is an accomplished young musician just venturing onto the folk scene. Together, they offer a rich depth of traditional storytelling thru their blended voices and musical talents.

 
Cody Hughes in Concert
 
Saturday, November 13, 7 pm
 
Soloist Cody Hughes will be performing at gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market, in downtown Lima, Ohio.

 

The ONU Northernnaires

Saturday, November 20, 7 pm

The ONU Northernaires, a women’s singing group, will perform their show consisting of all Broadway songs!

 

Open Mic Night
 
Fridays, November 5, 19, 26, 7 – 10 pm
 
At Open Mic Night, you’re the star! Whether your skill is music, poetry reading, drama or comedy, the mic is open for you this night. Just remember to keep your performance appropriate for a mixed audience. If you’d rather not be a star, come on out anyway, and watch an intriguing mix of talent.

To sign up to perform, email info@meetingplaceonmarket.com.

Free and open to the public. See you there!

Live Music Events in September

Kings & Peasants in Concert
Saturday, September 11th, 7 pm

Come out and hear Kings & Peasants on Saturday, September 11th, 7 pm, for a free live concert! They are an ensemble comprised of vocals, guitar, piano, cello, and violin.

Plugged In – Concert
Saturday, September 18th, 7 pm

Plugged In is a local Christian Rock Band. The Name “Plugged In” stands for: (P)laying (L)oudly (U)nto (G)od (G)lorifying (E)very (D)ay (I)ntensely (N)ever-ending. The members of Plugged In are: Dale Brookman (Rhythm Guitar), Lori Brookman (Bass Guitar/Vocals), Aaron Luke (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and Tony Luke (Drums/Vocals).

Trav&Lish – CD Release Party
Friday, September 24th, 7 pm

Trav&Lish – CD Release Party by Lima natives Travis & Alisha Monford.  The title of the cd is “The Family Business.” At gourmet coffee house/ cafe, The Meeting Place on Market, in downtown Lima.

Charlie Doepker in Concert
Saturday, September 25th, 7 pm

Charlie Doepker spent almost 22 1/2 years playing Clarinet and Saxophone in Army Bands here in the States and in Germany. He began playing professionally with The Blue Notes in 1965 as a substitute in the Sax Section. Currently, Charlie plays Clarinet in the Defiance College Community Band under the direction of Dr. Vince Polce.

Open Mic Night
Friday, September 10 & 17th, 7 pm

At Open Mic Night you’re the star! Whether your skill is music, poetry reading, drama or comedy, the mic is open for you this night. Just remember to keep your performance appropriate for a mixed audience. If you’d rather not be a star, come on out anyway and watch an intriguing mix of talent.

To sign up to perform, email .cominfo@meetingplaceonmarket

All events are free and open to the public, at gourmet coffee house and cafe, The Meeting Place on Market, 220 West Market Street, in downtown Lima, Ohio.  For more information, visit www.meetingplaceonmarket.com

South Florida Artist Greg Pitts Returns To Hometown of Lima, Ohio

Greg Pitts-Lima native returns to his hometown to exhibit his artwork.  He has created a series called “The Coffee House” specifically for this event.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Black Jason Pollock Coffee MugPRLog (Press Release)Aug 22, 2010 – Greg began his foray into the arts as a young teen when he purchased his first camera from Mack Camera store in downtown Lima.  For the next 30 years, he used photography as a way of expressing his artistic side, winning several awards including being named a semi-finalist in “W’ Magazine’s Obsession national photography contest and holding several photography exhibits throughout the country.  As an award winning filmmaker, he wrote, produced and directed 8 short films which have won awards and been featured in film festivals throughout the US and internationally.  One of his award winning films “Eight Thirty” was inspired by Greenlawn Roller Rink that was a centerpiece of the Lima community during Greg’s teenage years.

For the past 3 years, Mr. Pitts has been painting.  He is an abstract expressionist artist.  One of his first clients told him that his style reminded her of Jackson Pollock and dubbed him “The Black Jackson Pollock.”  

Greg Pitts is currently on exhibit in Miami n the Wynwood Art District  and Ft. Lauderdale FL in the Fat Arts Village.  He is one of the featured artists to exhibit at this year’s Art Basel Miami.   Art Basel Miami is an annual contemporary art art exhibition held in Miami, Florida, and is a sister event to Art Basel in Switzerland.  Art Basel Miami  has been held annually since 2002, has been held throughout the city each December. Along with associated events, It has eclipsed the original Art Basel in size, popularity, if not importance. Events for Art Basel Miami are held in art galleries in the Miami neighborhoods of Wynwood and the Miami Design District.

Greg is donating a portion of proceeds of the sale of his artwork to the United Way in honor of his grandparents who migrated from Alabama and were very strong, hard-working people.  He is also offering a limited number of custom designed coffee mugs featuring his first published piece of artwork.

The exhibit runs August 27 through the month of September.  There is an opening reception on August 27, 2010 6:30-9:00 and the artist has taken time from his schedule to be present for this event.

The Meeting Place is featuring a coffee drink for the month of September to coincide with the art exhibit.  

The Meeting Place is located at 220 West Market Street at the corner of West and Market in Downtown Lima, Ohio

Visit their website for more info   www.meetingplaceonmarket.com

 
 
 

UPDATE:  Meet the Artist Event is canceled due to death in the artist’s family.  Art will be on display throughout September, however.

Lima City Chess League Starts at The Meeting Place September 2nd

The Lima City Chess League is open to all ages and skill levels!  The program runs September 2nd – November 4th, with weekly match play at The Meeting Place on Market on Thursdays, 4-6 pm.

A tournament will begin at 9 am on November 6th, 2010 with awards given to the top two finishers.

The program costs just $30 to join, and includes a T-shirt, weekly chess matches, and chess tournament entry.

For more information, contact the Lima Recreation Department at 419-221-5195.

To register, download and print the registration form here:   Chess League Registration Form (Fall 2k00)

Goodwill/ Easter Seals Art Exhibit Starts July 30th

Art Exhibit Opens with Reception
Lima Adult Day Support program participants exhibit their artwork at local coffee house

The public is invited to an opening night reception for this year’s ‘Adventures in Art’ exhibit at the The Meeting Place, 220 W. Market Street in Lima, on Friday, July 30th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Lima Adult Day Support program participants will be featuring their artwork at the exhibit.

Local artist Joan Barnes started “Adventures in Art’ in 2006.  She visits the adult day support center once a month and leads an individual or a group art project with the Lima program participants. This year, a dozen participant artists will exhibit their work in the show.

Easter Seals Adult Day Support Program in Lima is a day habilitation program serving adults with developmental disabilities. This program encourages community interaction through on-going community access and participation; maximizes the fullest potential of each individual by building upon their unique skills, talents, and interests; and promotes personal choices through the development of a wide array of meaningful activities and opportunities.

The free art exhibit is open to the public and will run from July 30, 2010 to August 26, at the The Meeting Place, 220 W. Market Street in Lima. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

More information is available online at www.meetingplaceonmarket.com.

Contact

Kim Bramlage
k.bramlage@gesmvorg
937-528-6330
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
Marketing Communications Specialist