Area residents may be a tad disappointed to hear that Warrant, Firehouse, Hair Nation and Rob Base, which were originally scheduled to perform at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Saturday, Aug. 31, will not be making an appearance just yet.
According to Matt Hanson, event director for the JSBA, due to a management agency change of one of the bands, there were unforeseen contractual conflicts that forced the Jamestown show to be postponed to a later date.
“The Jamestown Savings Bank Arena and the band’s current management agency are currently working to find a mutually agreeable date for all parties involved,” Hanson said. “Ideally the sides will be able to find a date in the fall of this calendar year or in the spring of 2014. As progress is made toward finalizing a date, the arena management will provide updates to the local media.”
For more information, call 484-2624 or visit jamestownarena.com.
It’s unfortunate that the show was postponed, however those looking to fill the gap will have plenty to do in the meantime. As per usual, here are the highlights and happenings going on in the area.
JSBA Big City Summer Concert Series Continues Friday: Mosaic Foundation will appear during JSBA’s Big City Summer Concert Series on Friday.
Mosaic Foundation is a Rochester-based roots, rock and reggae band, which formed in 2009. For more information visit www.mosaicfoundationmusic.com.
The summer concert series takes place from 7-9 p.m. between Lafayette Street and the patio behind the JSBA. In case of inclement weather, the performance will take place inside the arena at Sully’s Irish Pub. The Big City Concerts are free to the public. Food and beverage vendors will also be on-site.
Following each outdoor concert, the party will shift to Sully’s Irish Pub for more live music. Located on the track inside JSBA, Sully’s will feature Ben Blood and Charlie Backus as the closing act, which will play until around 10:30 p.m.
Jamestown Savings Bank Arena is located at 319 W. Third St. in Jamestown. For more information call 484-2624, visit jamestownarena.com or the JSBA Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Willow Bay Theater To Present All Things New And Good Little Giants Friday: All Things New and Good Little Giants will perform at the Willow Bay Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
All Things New and Good Little Giants provide a high-energy show, filled with music for the whole family. For more information call 664-1516 or visit iTickets.com.
A Poffo Family Reunion Is Coming To Filsinger Games: Filsinger Games will release playing cards for Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo and Angelo Poffo on Monday.
The cards will be available for the Legends Card Game series, and the three-card mini-pack will be called “Poffo Madness.” For more information visit www.filsingergames.com.
Willow Creek Winery To Present Jammin In The Vines IV Friday And Saturday: This year’s Jammin in the Vines will feature Sister Hazel, along with special guests: Big Leg Emma, Smackdab, Gina V. and the Barncats and Honey Spine.
Sister Hazel, known for the hit song “All For You” will be the main act on Saturday. Also featured on Saturday will be Smackdab, Gina V. and the Barncats and Honey Spine.
Gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $25 presale or $30 at the door, and include parking. Camping is available for $10 per person, and there will be wine, beer and wine slushies available for purchase. Desperados Barbecue and Catering will be available for purchase as well.
Big Leg Emma will also be headlining Friday with special guests Space Junk and Funktional Flow. Gates open at 5 p.m., and there is a $15 cover charge. Camping is available at $10 per person.
Weekend packages are available, including tickets for both shows and camping for $40. Willow Creek Winery is located at 2627 Chapin Road in Silver Creek. For more information search for “Wild Wild Fest” on Facebook, visit willowcreekwines.net or call 934-9463.
Choral Camp Returns To Chautauqua Institution: Encore Creativity for Older Adults, in conjunction with its 6th annual summer Choral, Theater, and Movement Institute for adults 55 and over, will be at Chautauqua Institution from Sunday through Friday, Aug. 30. The group will be practicing all week in preparation for a free concert, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, at Lenna Hall.
Founder Jeanne Kelly and Dr. Barry Talley, retired director of musical activities for the United States Naval Academy, will be returning to conduct the choral work and to coordinate the week’s final performance on Aug. 30.
Other free public entertainment events include: Soprano Margaret Flanigan, Monday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Lenna Hall, she will sing selections from The American Songbook, American Art Songs, Italian Arias and more; author Marcia Talley will speak about “The Mind of the Mystery Writer” and Grand Circle Travel representative Brady Ryan will bring his experiences of “Traveling the great rivers of Europe” both on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lenna Hall.
For more information about attending free performances or joining the Encore program at Chautauqua, visit encorecreativity.org.
Auditions For Jamestown Community College’s Production Of “Anything Goes” Begin Wednesday:
Auditions for “Anything Goes,” JCC’s production of a Broadway favorite, begin Wednesday and run through Thursday, Aug. 29.
The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to students and community members. People trying out are asked to memorize a song to sing, bring the sheet music and wear comfortable clothing for learning a dance routine.
The musical will be directed by Robert Schlick with technical direction by Steven Gustafson. Rehearsals begin in September and performances are set for selected dates in November.
“Anything Goes” features music and lyrics by Cole Porter including: “You’re the Top,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Blow Gabriel, Blow,” “All Through the Night,” and “Anything Goes.”
For more information call 338-1153.
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Brian Chase: 6-8 p.m., Stedman Corners Cafe, 6335 Stedman Road in Mayville.
Mayville And Chautauqua Concert In The Park Series With My Sweet Patootie: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lakeside Park in Mayville.
Blue Grass Jam: 7-10 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.
Ric And Brian Butler: 6-9 p.m., Hadley House, 3328 Hadley Bay Road in Stow.
Bill Ward And Amanda Barton: 7 p.m., The Pad, 1064 Route 394 in Kennedy.
Two Degrees From Perfect: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Peek’n Peak,1405 Olde Road in Findley Lake.
Brian Chase: 9 p.m. to midnight, Webb’s Captain’s Table, 115 W. Lake Road in Mayville.
A Strange Kind of Sunshine: 9-10:30 p.m., Sully’s Pub at Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, 319 W. Third St. in Jamestown.
Bill Ward And Amanda Barton: 6-9 p.m., Hadley House, 3328 Hadley Bay Road in Stow.
Busti Gazebo Concert Series Featuring Rustic Ramblers: 7 p.m., Busti Gazebo in Busti.
Night Shift: 8-11 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.
The Big Tone: 8 p.m. to midnight, The Boardwalk in Mayville.
We Speak Canadian: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Peek’n Peak,1405 Olde Road in Findley Lake.
Brian Chase: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Tap Room, 43 E. Main St. in Westfield.
Sippin Sundays Finale With Endless Summer: 1-4 p.m., 21 Brix Winery, Route 20 in Portland.
Cup of Soup: 6-9 p.m., Hadley House, 3328 Hadley Bay Road in Stow.