Pittsburgh’s Mahajibee Blues To Play In Mayville

MAYVILLE – The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce announces that the Pittsburgh blues band Mahajibee Blues will be the performers for the first Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series performance held on Thursday, July 10.

Held at Lakeside Park along the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Mayville from 6:30-8:30 p.m., this concert features a five-piece band that will get audiences out of their seats with an original blend of rough and tough rhythm and blues music.

They have been performing for 14 years and have four live albums and one studio release. The band continues to use its twin lead guitar attack to mix classic and contemporary blues styles in performances across the country. They are currently preparing for the 2014 release of another live album covering new original and cover material. Mahajibee band members are Patrick “Big Head” Tevis on vocals, harmonica and keys; Brent “Junior” McConnell on drums; “Big” Tim Ambrasso on bass; Tim Vitullo on vocals and guitar; and Earl “The Chief” Schwalm on vocals and guitar.

Maybe this quote from Dan “Elwood Blues” Aykroyd of House of Blues Radio says it best: “Mahajibee is a nonsense word. It’s a word you use when the word you want to use just isn’t coming to mind. It’s also the name of a no-nonsense blues band out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They have been bringing their brand of hard working blues since 2000. Two lead guitars, my friends. Songs about love and money. What more do you want? Oh, they look real good in black.”

Rainbow the Clown (Jerry Stimson) will also be on hand to entertain the children with balloon sculptures and face painting.

In case of rain, the performance will be held at the Carlson Community Center also located at Lakeside Park. These performances are free of charge through the support and sponsorship by the village of Mayville and town of Chautauqua.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating for the outside performances. A 50/50 drawing will also be held at each of the concerts this summer to benefit the chamber and its work in the community, with the winner being announced before the end of the performance.

Call the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce at 753-3113 or go to the website at www.mayvillechautauqua.org for more information on this annual concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area.