MAYVILLE - On Aug. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the smooth sounds of songwriter and jazz crooner Barbara Jean will fill Lakeside Park, located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake along Route 394.
Barbara Jean has been performing for many years, having performed with the original country-rock group Gothan Rose, but since 2000 she has been singing jazz and traditional pop. She has performed with groups such as The Harold Olson Orchestra, Razz and Friends, Jazz Train, and Satin Doll. In 2008 she recorded her own songs in her debut CD "Sweet." Her performances include songs of upbeat lyrics and feature 4-piece instrumentals. Barbara has performed at this concert series in the past with jazz bands Razz and Friends and Jazz Train. She has a beautiful voice that makes for an enjoyable listening experience.
Rainbow the Clown (Jerry Stimson) will also be on hand to entertain the children with creative balloon sculptures and face painting. These free performances are brought to you through the generous sponsorship of the Village of Mayville and Town of Chautauqua. Bring your own seating for the outside concerts. In case of rain, the performance will be held at the Carlson Community Center, also located at Lakeside Park. A 50/50 drawing will take place at each of the concerts this summer benefiting organizer Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce and its work in the community. The winner of the 50/50 will be announced at the end of the performance.