Pittsburgh band to perform in Mayville

MAYVILLE — The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Pittsburgh blues band Mahajibee Blues will be back to perform at the Thursday, July 27 concert performance of the 2017 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series at Lakeside Park. The performance will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mahajibee 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 performed at the 2014 concert series.

They have been performing for 17 years, their music having airplay on HD radio, local and regional blues radio stations as well as in Europe, Canada and Australia. The band continues to use its twin lead guitar attack to mix classic and contemporary blues styles in performances across the country. Mahajibee band members are Jack Rhyner on bass, Ray Sherman on guitar, Kevin Goss on drums, Mike Brozovich on guitar, and Pat Tevis on vocals and harp. Their music is, in their words, “a blue collar, nitty gritty guitar-based blues, strong harmonica and a smooth, soulful groove that pulls from influences ranging from jazz to rock and everything in between. Simply put Mahajibee plays the kind of music that makes audiences realize they love the blues.” And maybe this quote from Dan “Elwood Blues” Aykroyd (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 creative balloon sculptures and face painting.

These performances are brought to you free of charge through the generous sponsorship by the town of Chautauqua and village of Mayville. Remember to bring your own seating for the concert. In case of inclement weather, the performance will take place at the Carlson Community Center, also located at Lakeside Park in Mayville. A 50/50 raffle will be held at the concerts again this summer benefiting the chamber and its work in the community. The Mayville Fire Department will be offering popcorn and water on a donation basis for the benefit of their fire department. There will also be a Chicken BBQ dinner served at this performance by the Maple Springs Fire Department, benefiting their fire department.

For more information about this annual concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area, call the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce at 753-3113 or go to our web site at www.mayvillechautauqua.org.