MOUNT VERNON — A new series is coming to town. Premiering on Jan. 26, a monthly casual coffeehouse-style, casual atmosphere will open at ThePlace@TheWoodward, 111 S. Main St., Mount Vernon. The series will be held on the last Saturday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. on a donation basis to provide a relaxing way to enjoy music and friendship without having to travel long distances or pay high prices.
The series, called “The Last Saturday Café” to help remind the audience when the event will occur each month, is the brainchild of Chautauqua Beatles members Desmond Wall, Bill Miller and Mike Petee and they will be joined by Sarah Goslee Reed and a variety of friends and guests each month. The core group, who all write original material, will perform in a coffeehouse style setting with coffee, tea, bottled water and various goodies available.
The idea is to provide the area with a regular feature showcasing the talents of many gifted musicians and a place for families, friends and colleagues can get together locally and enjoy an evening of entertainment without having to stretch their pocketbooks even farther than they’re already stretched.
When asked about the new series, Mike Petee indicated, “I’ve been part of the wonderful experience we’ve provided with the Chautauqua’s, Lyceums and Music in America Series that Elixir presents and after the experience of entertaining audiences and helping out the needy for the Chautauqua Beatles Food For The Hungry concerts, Desmond, Bill and I thought we would like to do something on a regular basis that would encourage music lovers in the area who don’t necessarily care or are able to attend the other series, but like music, to hear some of the area’s best and do it on a Saturday evening so they can unwind from their week day jobs and relax without having to travel to Columbus or Cleveland and paying an arm and a leg.”
“There is an incredible amount of talent in this area, as we’ve shown by the talented people doing Chautauqua’s and the musicians of the area deserve to show their stuff as well and I think this will do it in another win-win situation.”
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Published on January 21, 2013