MAYVILLE - The bluegrass band Generic Grass will be the featured musical performers for the Aug. 9 Entertainment in the Park summer concert. Held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the performance will be held in the Village Green Park, located on the corner of the Routes 430 and 394 intersection in Mayville.
Generic Grass has been entertaining audiences throughout the tri-state area for more than 20 years. The slogan, Bluegrass for All Occasions, is appropriate for the band because of the wide variety of musical styles played by the band while staying within the tradition of using all acoustic instruments. The band plays traditional bluegrass, swing, folk, classic rock and American standards music. Performances are tailored to the wishes of the audience. The band has recorded albums that have been well received by listeners. Members of the band include Carl Hultman on guitar and vocals, Barb Schwartz on banjo, guitar and vocals, Brian Carroll-Hunt on mandolin, harmonica and vocals and Dick Thomson on acoustic bass.
Rainbow the Clown (a/k/a Jerry Stimson) will be on hand to entertain the children with face painting and balloon sculptures.
Remember to bring your own seating. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Carlson Community Center located at Lakeside Park, Mayville (along Route 394 on Chautauqua Lake). This long-running summer concert series is provided free to the public through the generous sponsorship and funding by the Village of Mayville and Town of Chautauqua.
More information about this concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area can be obtained by calling the Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce at 753-3113.
A 50/50 drawing will also be held at each of the concerts this summer, with the winner announced just before the end of the performance. The proceeds benefit the Chamber of Commerce and its work in the area.