The Fostoria Guitar Fest returns for its fourth year at a new location as it moves outside to the Towne Square at the corner of Tiffin and Main streets near the Farmers’ Market.
The rain or shine event sponsored by the Fostoria Community Arts Council and NOPEC runs from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Admission is free.
In addition to music, there will be a 50/50 raffle, a beer tent, and food trucks that feature sandwiches, bagels, fried food, pretzel calzones, pop, water and more.
Ron Hanson, the event’s organizer, says the event has festival-style seating and recommends attendees bring their own chairs.
For more information, contact Hanson at 419-379-8681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The event’s bands and performance times are as follows:
3 to 3:45 p.m.
Hailing from Findlay, Eddie Molina will perform a solo set that showcases his electric guitar and singing skills.
4 to 4:30 p.m.
This solo set features Kevin Peters, a guitarist from Bryan whose nimble fingers have carried out some speedy neoclassical tapping runs on his fretboard.
4:30 to 5 p.m.
A Gary, Indiana, native and longtime Montpelier resident, John Reichle will demonstrate his proficiency on the acoustic guitar along with singing some songs.
5 to 5:30 p.m.
A Findlay resident, Steve Rodman will perform a solo set with his acoustic guitar and his voice.
5:30 to 6 p.m.
Josh Clay, a Fostoria resident, will use his solo slot to demonstrate his flair for guitar improvisation.
6 to 7 p.m.
This Toledo-area band with Tiffin ties will showcase its collection of rock tunes when it takes the stage.
7 to 8 p.m.
This Fostoria band will take the stage to rock a hometown crowd.
Jeff Tucker Band
8 to 9 p.m.
This road-tested musician based in Toledo and Sterling Heights, Michigan, is an adept solo performer as well as bandleader. He will lead his team of musicians at Guitar Fest as he performs on guitar, vocals and harmonica.
9 to 10 p.m.
Whistleblower will head down the road from Tiffin to blow the roof off at Fostoria.
Guitar Fest Jam Band
10 to 11 p.m.
This Fostoria rhythm and blues outfit featuring Scott Hedden and the “Sing-a-Long Pianos” will conclude the festival.