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Television guitarist coming to Lemon Grove

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Television guitarist coming to Lemon Grove

YOUNGSTOWN — Richard Lloyd, who was a member of the influential rock band Television, will perform at the Lemon Grove, 122 W. Federal St., Wednesday. The show, which includes opening acts Rocket Radio and Sam Goodwill, begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.

Lloyd’s newest release, “The Jamie Neverts Story,” is a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, who befriended Lloyd when he was a young man. Lloyd decided in 11th grade that he would devote all his time to playing guitar. But rather than quitting high school, he would bring his instrument to school and study it. Through his guitar obsession, he met Velvert Turner, who was being mentored by Hendrix himself. Turner introduced Lloyd to Hendrix. Hendrix shared his knowledge with the young Lloyd.

Artists of Rust Belt to present FolkFest

YOUNGSTOWN — Artists of the Rust Belt will present FolkFest from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave. Admission is $1.

Live folk, roots and Americana music will be performed by Quinn Sands and the New Band, Brady’s Leap, Tom Breiding, Chris Castle and Alex Bevan. Thirty to 40 artists from the region will display and sell their work. Rust Belt Brewing Co. will offer its craft-made beer, and food will be available.

The performers will be on the roof of the arched, brick portico entrance. Attendees can bring blankets and lawn chairs for general admission seating on the lawn between the station and the Mahoning River. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside.

Dialogue will again follow ‘Elephant Man’

YOUNGSTOWN — The first Downstage Dialogue after the Sept. 12 performance of “The Elephant Man” at Victorian Players Theater was such a success that a second one has been scheduled. It will be this Saturday, after the 7:30 p.m. performance at the theater at 702 Mahoning Ave.

All audience members are invited to stay for a question-and- answer session with the cast and directors of the production. Also on hand will be Ed Port of Austintown, who is continuing his campaign to raise funds for surgery to remove a facial tumor that he has had since his youth. For reservations, call (330) 746-5455.

Ragin’ Cajun Blues Fest

SALEM — The Second Annual Ragin’ Cajun Blues Fest will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight at Ponderosa Park, 9362 Salem-Warren Road, Salem, (330) 332-0044.

Among the bands performing: Sonic Rock from Alliance and The Young Guns from Canton.

Vendors who want to participate can call (330) 257-2013 to reserve space. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students 12 to 18; free for children under 12). Discount tickets can be purchased in advance for $18 at Game On and Ponderosa Park in Salem.