Archive for Thursday, October 16, 2008

Music venues set to entertain visitors

October 16, 2008

Downtown Baldwin City will again be alive with music throughout the Maple Leaf Festival thanks to two nearby venues.

The Country Music Tent will be back in the lot between the post office and the lumberyard, while Antiques on the Prairie will offer alternative music a block west at Eighth and High streets. It’s the old and new, as the country music has been flowing for years.

“It was started in 1985 when Max Moore asked Don Nutt if we could use the lot for music,” said Maxine Scott, who heads the effort. “And we are still here.”

The country music will start at noon Saturday following the parade and last through 9 p.m. Six bands are scheduled to perform for an hour, with jam sessions opening and closing the day. On Sunday, the tent will feature gospel music beginning at 11 a.m. followed by four bands and closing with a jam session from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Antiques on the Prairie schedule on Saturday starts at 1:15 p.m. with the Chansonettes and will include performances by eight groups or individuals. Baldwin City favorite Glen Stansberry is scheduled at 5 p.m. On Sunday, music starts at 1 p.m. with Baker University’s brass quintet followed by two other performances.

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