mike's barn newsletter
August 6, 2009
Mike's Barn is a private residence located at 10516 Indian Hollow Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035
Photograph provided by Charles "Bud" Mesker. See Bud's galleries here.
All beverages are B.Y.O.B
This Saturday Mike's Barn welcomes back our almost annual showcase of regional rock bands for the fifth edition of The Front Porch Awareness Project. Bands from as far away as Louisville, KY. are joining us this year for this jam packed multi-act showcase of regional bands. Admission is $10, overnight camping is welcome. There will be food vending available throughout the evening. See the pictures below for each bands time slot and click the picture for a link to their webpage to learn more about them. This show gets underway around  3:30 pm and will be followed by a campfire jam afterwards.
3:30 PM
Canton, Ohio
Tracy Marie
Cleveland, Ohio
5:05 PM
The Modern Electric
Cleveland, Ohio
5:50 PM
The Grafton Road Band
Elyria, Ohio
6:35 PM
Years of Fire
Cleveland, Ohio
7:30 PM
Louisville, KY
8:25 PM
Smiley Baldazar
Cleveland, Ohio
9:55 PM
Six Gallery
Columbus, Ohio
This Sunday Mike's Barn welcomes our old friend and super bassist Doug Johns back for a set and session with our Jazz Camp Crew. I believe Doug will be joined by drummer Chris Ceja for the session.

This will be the last Jazz Camp session until after Labor Day as all of our student guest are returning to college near and afar. After Labor Day we are looking forward to greeting a whole new batch of jazz conservatory students as they return from summer vacation to our local colleges at Tri-C, Oberlin, Baldwin Wallace and others.

We hope you can join us for this farewell party and jam. I'm going to miss the hell out of some of these guys. What a great summer it's been with all of you. Suggested admission is $10.
Check out Doug's CD "Pocket fulla Nasty" on the website links.
Be sure to check out the new Barn photo galleries on Bud Mesker's website. Click the photograph to visit.
Next Sunday I'm taking a break. No Shows or Sunday Sessions are planned for the weekend. This will be my first break since April. I have no idea what I will do with myself. Of course, this is subject to change.
At present, there is are no plans in the works to present our annual "Broadside of the Barn" diva showcase on Labor Day weekend. Ticket sales have been dismal this year and I'm a bit scared to launch another production show. I'm thinking of some alternatives for the date. Please stay tuned.