"Raise the Roof" monthly concert series featuring Ron Thomas and Diana Tyler at North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 35895 Royalton Rd. (State Routes 82 & 83), Eaton Township; 440-748-2230.
A reception will be held following the 1-hour event.
Featured Open Mic performer at Springvale Coffee House at Springvale Clubhouse, 5871 Canterbury Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070, along with Trudy Kortes, Ryan Roche & Ryan Patton, Michael Stolar, Victor Samalot, and Jim Schafer.
Open Mic Night at Springvale Coffee House at Springvale Clubhouse, 5871 Canterbury Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070, with Diana Tyler, Ron Thomas, Mark A Levigne, Rachel Shortt, Jerry Allen, Jim Schafer, and Bob Sammon (event host)
Hippie Tonk!, a weekend of music and friends at The Springs Motel, 3601 US Route 68 N.
Yellow Springs, Ohio; (937) 767-8700; featuring Diana Tyler & Stephanie Tyler, BeJae Fleming & Jackie Blount, Rachel Brown, GS Harper, All Powerful Sun Goddess, and Becky Boyd.
Playing tambourine(!) with Miki Saito (vocalist/keyboardist), Joshua Ludwig (keyboardist) and Stephanie Tyler (flutist) at the Cleveland Asian Festival.
Half-four featured artist spotlight at Gary Hall's open mic at P.J. Marley's, 119 Public Square, Medina, OH; 330-722-6328. P.J. Marley's is a restaurant in a former bank, with the vault still intact(!), and they serve locally-grown beef.
Brent Kirby's 10x3 (10 songwriters, 3 songs each) at The Brothers Lounge, 11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH; 216-226-2767.
Photo by Bill Rouse.
"River of Song: A Pete Seeger-Inspired Family Community Sing" and fundraiser for Cuyahoga River Restoration at South Haven United Church of Christ, 415 Northfield Rd., Bedford, OH.
Providing music for "Sharing Christmas with the Eaton Community", a celebration with our neighbors in a Christmas Eve-style service, honoring the birth of Jesus. Traditional Christmas hymns and scriptures at an all-ages event, including children's activities. At the Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge #54 (36854 Royalton Rd., Grafton (Eaton Township).
Providing all the music for worship (w/Stephanie Tyler; on piano, guitar and flute) at North Eaton Christian Church, 35895 Royalton Rd., Eaton Township, S.R. 82 & 83; 440-748-2230.
"Roots Fest", a benefit for The City Mission at Wilbert's Food & Music, 812 Huron Rd., Cleveland; 216-902-4663. Performers included Jim Schafer, Crash Coffin, Frank Thedford, Mark Freeman, David Krauss, Deborah Van Kleef, Gary Nelson, Gusti, Diana Tyler, Bob Frank, and Jim Kozel.
10/16-18/15 and 10/23-25/15
Playing in the pit orchestra for Strongsville Community Theatre's production of, "The Last Five Years" at Strongsville's Old Town Hall, 18825 Royalton Rd, Strongsville (near SR 82 and SR 42 [Pearl Rd.]).
Family Fest at Heritage Congregational Church, 485 West St., Berea, OH 44017; 440-826-1641 or 440-826-1648. Other acts included Jim Schafer, Second Hand Dogs, Steve Mramor and the HCC Praise Band, Logos Tone.
Lion and Lamb Festival, Camp Milan Retreat Center, 1328 127th Ave., Milan, IL. "The Lion and Lamb Festival is a community of people coming together TO INSPIRE AND TO BE INSPIRED by stories of peace, love and justice. Musicians, artists, speakers, and people of faith come to the Quad Cities for a common cause, to 'wade in the water' of justice." Other musical artists included Mitch McVicker, Heatherlyn, Good Morning Bedlam, Richard Bruxvoort Colligan; Nick Bifano & the Innocents, Ethan Keller, and Rob Leveridge. Speakers included Douglas Walker (Healing Communities prison ministry), Sarah Renfro (international-fashion-model-turned-reverend who addresses body issues and our culture's obsession with "unnatural" beauty), I.K. Oriaikhi (Director of Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees), Carol Stufflebeam (fighting human trafficking), Steve Braudt (The Art Project, UMC, for for homeless men and women and at-risk youth), Kris McMillan (The Wardrobe, Moline low-cost clothing and garden ministry), Robb McCoy (Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project), Sara Ellet (L'Arche Clinton, a community of those with and without intellectual disabilities), and The 180 Zone (for people and communities in need). The Lion and Lamb Festival is sponsored by the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church, through the IGRC Board of Church and Society Peace with Justice Grant.
Part of the Cleveland Blues Society showcase, in conjunction with Second Hand Dogs, at Cuyahoga County Fair, 164 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH. Lineup: 1:30 Second Hand Dogs; 2:00 Erika Starcher, John Kerver; 2:30 Jim Keserich; 3:00 Diana Tyler; 3:30 Peter Tompkins; 4:00 Ken Moody-Arndt; 4:30 Tom Adams and Goggles Pisano; 5:00 Luther Trammell w/ Elisa Westfall, John Sutton, and Cindy Sutton; 5:30 Christine Louis
Wedding music with flutist Stephanie Tyler, for the nuptials of Brad Phillips and Julie Reis.
Featured musician at Gary Hall's Open Mic at the Eastland Inn, 33 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH.
Wedding music for Joe Spriestersbach and Jillian Jadlowsky, East Broad Street Church of Christ, 1125 E. Broad St.,Elyria, OH; (440) 366-9511.
Dobama Theatre's Second Annual Fundraiser, "Spring Fever (and Other Incurable Diseases)". Original songs, plays and skits by local playwrights, including INFECTED (writers Brendan Kelly and Kevin Naughton; director Geoff Hoffman; actors Robert Hawkes and Aaron Elersich); BLEATING HEARTS (writer Faye Sholiton; director Christine McBurney; actors Khaki Hermann, Jim Lally, Charles Hargrave, and Wendy Kriss); THE BROTH OF PASSION (writer Steve Maistros; director/actor Jonathan Wilhelm); WITHOUT QUESTIONS (writer/director Greg Vovos; actors Tom Kondilas, Liz Conway, Derek Koger, and Nina McCollum); TWO BEDROOM APART-MENT (writer/director Margi Herwald Zitelli; actors Jessica Fleming and Lauren B. Smith); NOT EXACTLY A PALINDROME (writer Cat Kenney; director Christopher Johnston; actors Andrew Narten and Juliette Regnier); and, THE WORST CASE (writer/director/actor Jonathan Wilhelm; actor Paul Slimak). Additional musical performances by Last Call Cleveland (Aaron McBride, Mark McKenzie, Mike Polk, and Matt Zitelli)and The Fairmanity (Marian Fairman and Maggie Fairman Williams). Stage Manager Andi Barnett; Producers Marian Fairman, Margi H. Zitelli and Jonathan Wilhelm. www.dobama.org, (2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH).
Street performance atThe Diversity Center's 11th annual Walk, Rock and Run, Downtown Cleveland. (Some beautiful young fans drop "treasures" into my case, a fun team of runners "steal" from that case, and a colorful team of walkers show off their tutus.)
TrueNorth Cultural Arts' Noontime Concert Series, French Creek Nature & Arts Center, 4530 Colorado Ave., Sheffield Village, OH (440-949-5200).
Cleveland Songwriters Showcase (Sunday with the Friends) at the Lakewood Public Library, Main Auditorium, 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107; 216-226-8275. Featured John Arlis, Dave Chamberlain, Jim Dime, "Cuyahoga Joe" Jakubisin, and Diana Tyler.
Musical guest and speaker at Bloom Where You Are Planted, a program by women for women, at the Elyria Holiday Inn (1825 Lorain Blvd., Elyria). Other speakers included Sue Jordan, R.N. and certified fitness instructor ("Sowing Seeds of Fitness Equals a Harvest of Wellness") and Phyllis Molnar, nutritionist ("You Can Bloom Inside and Out with the Right Foods").
Irish music at the Carlisle Cafe, 1509 Grafton Rd. (at Fuller Rd.), Elyria, OH (440-458-6516).
Honky Tonk House Concerts Guitar Pull, featuring original music with Cinnamon Chivers, Jim Dime, G.S. Harper, Eric McFadden, Joe Sumph, and Diana Tyler, all Northeast Ohio songwriters. Honky Tonk House Concerts are held in Streetsboro, Ohio. Email "jjohnsonAThonkytonkhouseconcerts.com" or call (330) 626-2961 for more information. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEO LINKS OF THE GUITAR PULL.
Benefit performance for Pathways Counseling & Growth Center at the Carlisle Cafe, 1509 Grafton Rd. (at Fuller Rd.), Elyria, OH (440-458-6516). MANY thanks to those who attended and added to the fun--we raised $400 for Pathways.
Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Olde Towne Hall Theatre, 36119 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039, (440) 327-2909. Cast members include Diana ("Phil R. Upp"/rhythm guitar), Tim Tyler ("Eddie"/bass guitar), Bryan Bird ("L.M."/keyboard/Music Director), Rick Evans ("Jackson"/drums), Pat Kostalnick ("Jim"/lead guitar), Susan DiDino ("Prudie Cupp"), and Kim Mihalik ("Rhetta Cupp").
With Jim Dime and Cinnamon Chivers at Scott's Folkatorium, 2567 S. Arlington Rd., Suite 5, Akron, OH 44319 (330-245-0645).
Guitarist for the Elyria Summer Theatre Association's production of, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Elyria High School, 311 Sixth St., Elyria. (Monica Olejko, Director; Michael Caraffi, Music Director)
CANCELLED: Facilitating a songwriting workshop, for talented and gifted high school students, as part of the Outreach Education program at The Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107, 216-521-2540.
40th annual Kent State Folk Festival, at the "Folk Alley 'Round Town" open mic, Woodsy's Rehearsal Annex, 124 E. Main St., Kent.
Common Grounds Coffee House, Brooklyn Heights United Church of Christ, 2005 West Schaaf Rd., Cleveland, OH (216-741-2280).
The Mix in '06 Women's Event, Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN.
(The Mix in '06 cd includes 17 songs by various composers (Carrie Newcomer, Laura Hall, Andra Moran, Bryan Sirchio, George Etheridge, Linda George, DeAnna Osborne, Mary Anne Parrott, Joseph Johnson, Laura Biddle, Judy Dyer, David Edwards, Barbara Hamm, Judy Rose, Michael Carlson, and Sherry K) and includes the title song, Dream On, Sisters!, which Diana wrote and performed live at the gathering of 4,000 attendees.
Music Festival at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 468 Bradley Road, Bay Village, OH (440) 871-6200, with Ashley Nemeh, Tony DiBenedetto, Gary Ames, Luscious Lucius, Stephanie Tyler, and other members of The E.R.
Friendzy's Coffeehouse, 212 Center St. (next to the Ashland Square Cinema), Ashland, OH (419-289-9090).
Common Grounds Coffee House, Brooklyn Heights United Church of Christ, 2005 West Schaaf Rd., Cleveland, OH (216-741-2280)
Revolutions--The EDGE Art Gallery, 1844 Euclid Ave. (across from the Cleveland State University Law School and next to Johnnies Deli), Cleveland, OH (216-241-7120)
Pit orchestra guitarist for Huntington Playhouse's production of Little Shop of Horrors, 28601 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140; box office phone is 440-871-8333. (David Coxe, Music Director)
"Rootstock" at Cain Park's Alma Theatre, with Trillium (with Walt Campbell, Susan Weber and Beth Hyland), Joe Jencks, and Chris Reynolds. The Sunday lineup included Bob Glenn & Dave Trowbridge, Jon Mosey, Ryann Anderson, and Steve Radcliff.
The Barking Spider Tavern, 11310 Juniper Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106 (216-421-2863) - Opened for Rob Bliss. (CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS.)
Live radio performance on Visiting the Folks, hosted by Uncle Fred and Aunt Jill, on WJCU, 88.7 FM. Visiting the Folks features the best folk, acoustic, celtic, bluegrass and non-commercial country singer-songwriters. This show spotlighted some of the artists (including Diana) who performed at 2004's "Rootstock". (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOJOURNAL.)
The Workshop Players' production of
"Schoolhouse Rock Live!", Amherst, OH. (Jayne Bartish-Kacik, Music Director)
The Barking Spider Tavern, 11310 Juniper Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106 (216-421-2863) - Opened for the bluegrass band, Crossties.
CANCELLED: Pre-game concert at the Cleveland Barons Hockey Youth for Christ Day at Gund Arena.
First Night Akron
Lorain Family YMCA Arts & Humanities program on songwriting.
With CRISIS for the www.captainsbaseball.com Lake County Captains' (Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) Church Night post-game concert, Eastlake, OH. Official attendance: 8,082.
Gospel Music Summer Concert Series, Altoona, PA; sponsored by Youth Outreach of America.