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A Night of Americana with Hey MavisFree
A Night of Americana with Hey Mavis
Saturday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
at Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermilion, Ohio
2008 State Road
The Firelands Symphony Orchestra (FSO) concludes its fully-loaded summer season with a truly unique concert, featuring the full orchestra, along with Northeast Ohio’s Americana band Hey Mavis on banjo, fiddle, drums, and heartfelt vocals.
Under the baton of FSO Music Director and Conductor Carl Topilow, the final summer season concert offers a unique blending of orchestral and Americana music. The concert showcases the full orchestra, with a program of traditional favorites like 76 Trombones, Pops Hoedown, and American Frontier, mixed with folksy, critically-acclaimed originals from Hey Mavis.
For nearly ten years, Northcoast Americana band Hey Mavis has been weaving a musical tapestry and igniting a following of dedicated fans. With heartfelt vocals, honest songwriting, blazing instrumental solos, and an undeniable onstage musical chemistry, this quartet is the definition of great Americana music.
Banjoist/songwriter Laurie Michelle Caner and violinist/fiddler Eddie Caner formed Hey Mavis while serving as artists-in-residence in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Producer Don Dixon (REM/Smithereens/Red Clay Ramblers) “discovered” the group on a local Christmas compilation CD and went on to produce their first two albums, both of which hit the top 10 on the national Folk DJ-L radio charts and amassed favorable reviews across the globe.
Hey Mavis has also appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage, NPR’s Whad’ya Know?, PBS’s Applause and PBS’s Songs from the Center. The group has performed standing-room-only shows at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival as well as nine consecutive sell-out concerts in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. In 2018, Melissa Etheridge hand-picked Hey Mavis to be one of the headliners for her music cruise.
Audience members are encouraged to bring their own blanket or chair to enjoy the concert. Delicious local food and drink will also be available for purchase at Paper Moon Vineyards.
In accordance with the state’s most recent orders, unvaccinated individuals should continue to mask when unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their family/household. Regardless of vaccination status, each individual should perform a daily health assessment and stay home if they have a fever, cough, or other signs of possible COVID-19.
The free concert is made possible by:
Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation
EXCLUSIVE CONCERT SPONSOR:
Erie County Community Foundation
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
Ohio Arts Council