Major Arts for Minors: Percussion
Decorative Arts Center, Festival Percussionists
10:00am • FREE EVENT
Children’s Corner: Madcap Puppets
“Monsters of Baseball,” Knights of Columbus Hall 10:30am • FREE EVENT
Giant puppets bring the history and tradition of baseball alive through songs, stories and poems.
The Drowsy Lads
The Bandstand 12:15 • FREE EVENT
Not drowsy at all. These lads will fill the bandstand with authentic and traditional Irish music using a variety of instruments from bodhrans to uilleann pipes.
Fairfield County District Library presents
STUMP THE LIBRARIAN
1:30pm • Bandstand
Matinee at the Mall: Madcap Puppets
“Monsters of Baseball,” River Valley Mall
1:30pm • FREE EVENT
Café Concert: Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and Friends
Lancaster Country Club 3:30pm • Get Tickets Now!
It’s everything but the kitchen sink when violin virtuoso Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio cooks up a delicious program, including Martinu’s saucy “Kitchen Review”.
She is joined by outstanding musicians from the Lancaster Festival Orchestra.
Lancaster Festival Orchestra Concertmaster Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio enjoys a varied performing and recording career. Described by Gramophone Magazine as a “violinist who most often takes your breath away”, Ms. Sant’Ambrogio is currently concertmaster of the Fresno Philharmonic, artistic director of the Cactus Pear Music Festival in Texas and associate professor of violin and viola at the university of Nevada, Reno. She has held positions with the San Antonio Symphony (Concertmaster) and the Cleveland Orchestra (assistant principal second violin). She recently released her CD, “Soaring solo: Unaccompanied Works for Violin & Viola”, which Fanfare Magazine complimented her for her “immaculate technique...lustrous tone...and emotional warmth.”
Happy Hour: Chris Howes & Friends
The Ale House
5:00-7:00pm • FREE EVENT
Jazz & Blues with The Hadden Sayers Band
Knights of Columbus Lodge
8:00pm • Tickets now available
From Texas to Southern Ohio Hadden Sayers has a life-long journey to tell in song and lyrics. Among other awards, Sayers was nominated for the Song of the Year award at the 33rd Blues Music Award. Hadden is on the road in his Airstream trailer and 1961 Chevy Impala and the road stops in Lancaster when they bring their heartfelt blend of blues and soul.
For most musicians, "the road" is a place of either hedonism or heartache. Contrasts on the far ends of a far too common cliché. But for Soul-Blues Guitar Slinger Hadden Sayers, the road is a comfortable buzz of underground fans and passionate shows.
It wasn't always this way.
Because for a while, Sayers wasn't on the road.
He built a successful career in Houston, Texas before relocating to the Midwest so his wife could pursue a career in cancer research. But then, shifty record companies faded away. Band members died tragically. The gigs stopped coming through and the phone stopped ringing. The '57 Strat stayed in its case.
However, Sayers rediscovered his love of music on regular drives to Southern Ohio where he was rehabbing a battered cabin. The murmur of radials on concrete, the sounds of Van Morrison and Sam Cooke on the stereo, and the support and tutelage of a grizzled stonemason sent him back to the recording studio.
In 2011, Sayers released the acclaimed Hard Dollar, featuring the single "Back to the Blues," which was nominated for the Song of the Year Award at the 33rd Annual Blues Music Awards. The album launched him back onto stages around the country. More than 100 gigs followed, from New York City to Mammoth Lakes, CA.