JAMESTOWN - The St. Susan Center will continue the monthly Soup and a Song series of programs combining concerts by popular local musical groups with an "open-mic" Friday. For the modest admission price of $10, attendees will be treated to an evening of live musical entertainment and a meal of soup, breads, crackers, desserts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
Proceeds will benefit St. Susan Center, Jamestown's soup kitchen.
Logistical support for the program is being provided by Trinity Guitars, the Jamestown-based purveyor of stringed instruments and audio gear. Trinity Guitars owner Jim Holler will coordinate the talent for the events and provide the sound system. WRFA's Jason Sample will return as the Master of Ceremonies.
The events will be held at St. Susan Center's facility at Gateway Center, the former Chautauqua Hardware Building, at 31 Water St. The public will be admitted beginning at 6 p.m., with the open-mic segment of the programs beginning at 6:30 p.m. Featured entertainers will begin playing at 7:40 p.m., and the events will conclude at 9 p.m.
Featured performer Friday is the Kidder UMC praise band, Kidder Alive. Kidder Alive features Steve Swanson, Bob Servis, Valerie Murphy, Jason Tonon, Dick Gould, Bonnie Sleight, Holler and LaDue.
Persons interested in learning more about St. Susan Center may contact Colwell at (664-2253, extension 3. Persons interested in performing during the open-mic segments of the programs should contact Jim Holler at 665-4490, or sign up in person at Trinity Guitars, 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown. The open-mics will feature acoustic-based performers of folk, blues or country selections suitable for a venue such as St. Susan Center.