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Area residents looking for live music to help celebrate the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day will have the opportunity to catch a show that features both a local native and some out-of-towners.

Jamestown Savings Bank Arena will play host to a St. Patrick’s Day party that features Vancouver, Canada based Celtic roots rock band, The Town Pants, and Jackson Rohm, a native of Lakewood, on Saturday. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Presale tickets for the event are $10, and day of show tickets will be $15.

According to Phil Genco, JSBA’s marketing, Web and graphic design manager, both The Town Pants and Rohm were part of the Arena’s Big City Concert Series last summer. The show will be one of the few chances for fans of the Town Pants to see the band perform in the area since it won’t be part of the Great Blue Heron Festival this summer.

“We are psyched about this Saturday because it features two great musical acts, which really are enjoyed by the Chautauqua region,” said Genco. “The timing is great, too. It’s going to be a great event to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at with friends and family.”

Opening for The Town Pants is Rohm, who is currently embarking on his 20th year as a full-time, professional musician. Rohm has released seven studio albums and offers a repertoire of at least 70 originals and more than 400 cover songs. His most recent album, “Blindsided,” has been played on both local and national radio stations. The title track of the album was written about his wife, whom he married in August. For more information visit www.jacksonrohm.com.

According to Rohm, the show is a great opportunity for his fans because he doesn’t play in the area very often.

“I haven’t played in the Jamestown area since last summer, so I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces that I haven’t seen in a while and hopefully some new ones too,” said Rohm. “I’m looking forward to an open-minded audience who is up for a diverse show that I hope is impressed by what one guy and a guitar can do.”

Rohm said he is encouraging families to come as well as people out on the town celebrating the holiday, because he doesn’t expect it to be too raucous of a crowd. For the performance Rohm plans on performing several tracks from the new CD and some of his well known tunes such as “Rio,” “Gasoline and Matches” and “One More Fourth Of July.” Plus he plans on playing a number of cover tunes as well.

Rohm is also really excited about the chance to perform with The Town Pants, who he is a big fan of, he said.

“I’m excited about the arena because I haven’t done a show with another act – it’s usually just me,” said Rohm. “The Town Pants have a great following in our area. They are a great and fun Celtic rock band, which this time of year more than ever with St. Patrick’s Day people are in that mode. I’m planning on sticking around to enjoy the show, and I couldn’t be happier to be on the bill with them.”

The show will be headlined by The Town Pants, a band that combines aspects of Irish traditional, folk rock and roots Americana. It fuses dual lead vocals to create what the band calls “high-energy West Coast Celtic.” Although the group took on several new members last summer, it still includes founding brothers guitarist and vocalist Duane Keogh and guitarist, vocalist, mandolin and banjo player Dave Keogh. The Town Pants recently released a new album entitled “15,” in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary. For more information visit www.thetownpants.com.

Tickets are available at the JSBA box office, by phone at 484-2624 and online at jamestownsavingsbankicearena.com. The Jamestown Savings Bank Arena is located at 319 W. Third St. in Jamestown. For more information call 484-2624.