Support your local and regional independent musicians and artists by coming to listen to their music and view their artwork! Invite your friends, and have a great time, too! How better to stimulate our local economy than to support the efforts of these talented people, instead of listening to music fed to us by large businesses, or buying art that has been replicated thousands of times.
Friday, June 8th, 5 pm: Live Music By Two Sticks & a Chick
The concert is at The Meeting Place on Market, 220 West Market Street, downtown Lima. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 9th, 12-2 pm: Singer/Songwriter Laura Joy in Concert
Chicago-based singer-songwriter Laura Joy has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen. Drawing comparisons that range from Joni Mitchell to Alison Krauss, Laura’s percussive finger picking and buoyant voice have graced audiences from as far as the Sun Belt to the streets of Manhattan.
Laura’s adventures in “Folk Sustainability” (a new endeavor for 2012) are regularly documented in her blog (www.laurajoymusic.com). Join her as she attempts to simultaneously minimize her carbon footprint while increasing musical output.
Concert is free and open to the public.
Friday, June 15th, 7:30 pm: Philip McMurry in Concert
Philip McMurry has been writing and performing music for twenty-five years and is currently a professor at the University of Northwestern Ohio. He has recently finished his first CD of original music with his band, “Stir Crazy.” Now that the members of the band all live in different states, Philip has begun performing solo shows around the Lima area. His music is very much inspired by the artists that he listened to when he was a teenager, such as Billy Joel, The Little River Band, Toto, Steve Taylor, the Eagles and others from the late 70s and early 80s. He has begun work on a solo CD and will play both original material as well as covers of well-known recording artists. His concerts are very family friendly, yet at the same time, full of passion and energy. Philip currently lives in Lima with his wife and four daughters.
Philip will be performing at The Meeting Place on Market, gourmet coffee house/bakery/cafe in downtown Lima, on June 15th. The concert is free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 23rd, 1-3 pm: Hawg Creek Spinners and Weavers
June 1-28: Marge Brandt Art Exhibit
Brandt is a painter, specializing in watercolors.
“There”s an excitement with watercolor I don”t find with any other medium,” Brandt said. “Surprises happen and you go with the surprises. With acrylics, it stays where you put it, but with watercolors, it bleeds. It bleeds out and has flow of its own.”
For all the events – more info online: www.meetingplaceonmarket.com
Location: The Meeting Place on Market, 220 West Market Street, downtown Lima, Ohio.