Fayette, Ohio — To celebrate four decades of presenting outstanding live entertainment, the Fayette Arts Council will kick off its eight program 2014-15 concert season with an outstanding performance by nationally recognized performers Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield at 4:00 p.m. on October 5th in the Ginnivan Auditorium in the Fayette Opera House.
Songwriter and multi instrumentalist Roy Schneider shares his tasty and beguiling stew of blues, country, folk, and Americana at venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, putting in more than 30,000 miles on the road annually. His wife and musical partner, Kim Mayfield, drives. Roy has received accolades from several national festivals and competitions including the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival (Acoustic Blues,) Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist Showcase, and the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk competition. Notable past performances include the MAD fest in Yorkshire, England, Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, and contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”
Schneider has performed on stage with Gove Scrivenor, Buddy Mondlock, Freebo (Bonnie Raitt,) John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Tom Paxton. Roy’s current CD, “Walls That Talk,” was fan funded and debuted at #3 on the Folk DJ chart.
Tickets for the Kick-off event as well as season passes will be sold at the box office.
For true connoisseurs of quality baloney, a post concert “You’re Full of Baloney Cash Buffet” will follow the performance. Baloney crafted by three area master abettors will be featured on the menu.
These master sausage makers were selected last March at the second “You’re Full of Baloney” competition held in conjunction with the Bean Creek Coffee House.
All donations at the buffet will support the Fayette Artist Series and the Glasgow Reed Organ Series.
For ticket information call (419) 237-3111.