The Beat is among the special guest judges for the Wing Zing, which takes place Saturday, July 14, at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.
We’re not sure how ideal we are for such a position, but perhaps that makes us ideal for such a position.
Read about the judging, done in advance under high security (not really), in the BeatBlog
FYI – the musical slate this year includes Bachman & Turner from Bachman Turner Overdrive, as well as Frank Harrison and other local rockers. Tickets are $15/$20. Visit promowestlive.com
Speaking of the BeatBlog – it should be on your summer reading list.
Recent entries have included:
- an interview with Gahanna native Mike Faist, who is in the cast of the smash hit Broadway musical Newsies;
- thoughts from Westerville native Eric Hall, whose band, Red Wanting Blue, will play the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday, July 18;
- and a piece on Alexis Wilson, perhaps best-known locally as Columbus Jazz Orchestra Byron Stripling’s wife, but who enjoyed a lengthy career as a performer on Broadway and around the world and who grew up in a show-biz family. She recently released a memoir titled Not So Black and White.
Plus our usual ramblings and print story “leftovers.”
Speaking of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, its seventh summer season of Jazzoo concerts at the Columbus Zoo opens Friday, July 13, with “Rock ‘n’ Roll Meets the Blues” featuring Jonathan Elliott of Columbus band The
And speaking of outdoor music, the 16th annual All Good Festival moves from West Virginia to Licking County’s Legend Valley this summer (July 19-22).
We’ll have more on the festival itself in next week’s The Beat, but here is what festival founder Tim Walther said on the move:
“We had outgrown the road system in West Virginia. Bringing 25,000 people up a one-lane country road was difficult and brewed tension within the community. We really like the history and tradition at Legend Valley, and we thought that setting it up where fans would spend their time on a highway as opposed to bumper-to-bumper on a dusty mountain road was a good thing. The county and community surrounding Legend Valley have experienced the bigger shows and they are embracing (All Good).”
Westerville native Eric Hall’s band, Red Wanting Blue, will play the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday, July 18.