A Wild Summer

Willow Creek Winery and Well Worn Boot have teamed up for the second annual single-day camping event Wild Wild Fest.

The festival closes out the Winery’s Homegrown Music Friday series by featuring several regional acts, such as: Well Worn Boot, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Funknut, Honey Spine, Jack Topht, Slyboots Drum Ensemble and Paul Antonio Magic.

Well Worn Boot is an outrageous four-piece folk rock ‘n’ roll band that originated in Fredonia and puts on a show full of surprises. Well Worn Boot consists of Plainsman the Flute of Boot, his trusty steed Horse on guitar, the infamous Baby Buckingham on bass and drummer named Billy Club.

I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the madness that ensues when Well Worn Boot takes the stage, and I have to admit I wasn’t surprised when Plainsman informed me that since we last spoke the band shared the stage with GWAR and Baby Gramps.

Well Worn Boot has also since put out a comic book and EP called “Fully Torqued,” shot and edited a film entitled, “BUMRUSH! Boulder, Colorado” to be released later this fall and was nominated for Artvoice’s “Best Genre Defying Artist.”

“Entertainment isn’t cheap nowadays, and it sucks too,” Plainsman said. “What we’re doing, this Wild Wild Fest thing, is only $10 to get in and none of the bands suck.”

The event is set for Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Admission is $10, and includes camping. Willow Creek Winery will provide food and beverages during the event.

Willow Creek Winery is located at 2627 Chapin Road in Silver Creek. For more information search for “Wild Wild Fest” on Facebook, visit wellwornboot.com, willowcreekwines.net or call 934-9463.

As per usual, here are the highlights and happenings going on in the area.


The 50-Year Anniversary Of Artistic Impressions To Be Held Through September: Artistic Impressions by Western New York artist Geri Mormile will begin Tuesday and run through Monday, Sept. 30.

The exhibit will be located at the Lakewood Memorial Library Gallery, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. The gallery is located at 12 W. Summit St. in Lakewood. For more information, call 763-6234.

The Spire To Host Logo Design Contest: The Spire Theater is looking for the best logo design for its new website, in-spire.us.

The rules include designing a logo with the following criteria: letters and symbols which read “in-spire.us” on a white backdrop; email the design to jamestownspire@gmail.com by Monday; and a panel of judges will decide on the logo based on design quality, pixilation, media versatility and marketability.

The logos which make it past the first round will be posted in an album on The Spire Theater’s Facebook, and the design which earns the most likes over the course of two weeks will win. The logo will be used as the new cover image for the Facebook page in addition to the website as well as potentially be utilized when designing merchandise or other media. The winner will receive a season pass to The Spire Theater, in addition to recognition.

Auditions For The Burlesque and Rock Revue “Black Satin” To Be Held This Month: “Black Satin” will provide area residents with an opportunity to perform alongside a Broadway star at the Reg Lenna Civic Center on Jan. 18, 2014.

Masked Productions’ “Black Satin” is a Burlesque and Rock Revue with a modern twist on “Grease.” The girls are scintillating dancers and the guys are rock stars. The nonstop song and dance concert will consist of everything from yesterday’s classic rock numbers to roaring hot jazz songs.

Case Dillard, the male lead Bert in Mary Poppins on Broadway will choreograph and perform in the production.

Auditions will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. The casting call is open for the following: female dancers, who should be prepared to learn a choreographed dance number at the audition; female and male soloists, who should prepare a song which showcases register, timbre and performance ability; and rock bands, whom should prepare a classic rock cover.

Those interested in auditioning must email contact information and a headshot or recent photo to info@maskedpro.com.

Free Community Day To Be Held At Farmers’ Market Friday: The 8th annual Farmers’ Market Community Day will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the weekly Univera Healthcare Downtown Jamestown Farmers’ Market.

The event will feature an array of activities and informational booths promoting healthy eating, exercise and community gardening. It will also feature: The Jamestown Pediatrics’ 1k Kids Run; a live broadcast by WRFA; an agricultural display by The Soil Conservation Service; a performance by The Steel Pan Alley Drum band from Infinity Visual and Performing Arts; a magic show by Mike Baron, an appearance and activities with The Chautauqua County Dairy Princess; livestock corral display by the 4H Steer Committee; balloon animals by JJ Jingles the clown; and more.

The event will be held rain or shine in Foundry Alley and West Third Street, which is next to the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center. For more information, call the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation at 664-2477 or visit www.jrconline.org.

The 30th Anniversary Of ‘The Natural’ Celebration To Be Held At South Dayton Village Park: The celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 8, from noon-5 p.m.

It will feature train rides, amusement rides, a model train display, antique cars, games, food, crafts, music, movie, a baseball game and more.

On Saturday, Slim Griffin Band will play from 3-5 p.m., and there will be a spaghetti dinner at the fire hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. On Sunday, a beef on weck lunch in the park will take place from noon-2 p.m., and Mountain Railroad Band will play from 1-3 p.m.

For more information, call 988-5975.


To include an upcoming show or event in this column, email drader@post-journal.com or call 487-1111, ext. 253 by Monday.


Mayville And Chautauqua Concert In The Park Series With Country Royalty: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lakeside Park in Mayville.

Blue Grass Jam: 7-10 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.


Bill Ward And Amanda Barton: 6-9 p.m., Hadley House, 3328 Hadley Bay Road in Stow.

We Speak Canadian: 8 p.m. to midnight, Bellini Lounge, 215 W. Lake Road (Route 394) in Mayville.

Day Old Soup: 9 p.m. to midnight, Webb’s Captain’s Table, 115 W. Lake Road in Mayville.

Grand Larseny: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Peek’n Peak, 1405 Olde Road in Findley Lake.


Busti Gazebo Concert Series Featuring Beyond Illusion: 7 p.m., Busti Gazebo in Busti.

Opera House Cinema Series To Screen “The Way, Way Back”: 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. in Fredonia.

Face Down In High Water: 8 p.m. to midnight, Pine Junction, 9757 Bailey Hill Road in Sherman.

Day Old Soup: 8 p.m. to midnight, The Boardwalk in Mayville.

Trivia And Dance Party With DJs Unlimited: 8-11 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Grand Larseny: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Peek’n Peak, 1405 Olde Road in Findley Lake.


Brian K. Chase: 4-7 p.m., The Boardwalk in Mayville.

Brian Butler And House of Cards: 8-11 p.m., Hadley House, 3328 Hadley Bay Road in Stow.


Opera House Cinema Series To Screen “The Way, Way Back”: 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. in Fredonia.