MAYVILLE - The shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake will be the backdrop for the Thursday, Aug. 23 Entertainment in the Park summer concert. The featured performers will be Bill Ward and Amanda Barton. This performance will replace the previously scheduled Deuble and Vogan performance. The concert will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and be held at Lakeside Park in Mayville, N.Y., about a mile south of the uptown Routes 394 and 430 intersection along Route 394.
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. Joining Ward on the concert stage will be Barton. Barton has performed on stage with David Grisman, Peter Rowan, The Blue Grasshoppers, the Steve Johnson Band and Big Leg Emma. Ward and Barton were one of the featured performers at the 2010 summer concert series. Those who have never been to a Ward and Barton concert are in for a real treat. The combination of these two talented musicians and performers promises to make for an enjoyable concert experience for the entire family.
Rainbow the Clown, a.k.a 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 in Mayville. Remember to bring 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.
For more information on this long-held annual musical series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area, contact the Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce at 753-3113. Plan on coming to Mayville's Lakeside Park on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake on Aug. 23 for a relaxing and enjoyable evening of music in an inspiring setting.