Brass Transit Authority
The glory days of rock and roll horn bands return to Mount Vernon on Saturday May 23 when the Brass Transit Authority takes the stage in the First Street Community Center. The concert, which begins at 7 pm in the Uptown Theatre, is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council.
“A lot of people grew up listening to the great music of Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and the other horn bands of the 70s,” said Steve Maravetz, president of the MVAAC. “The Brass Transit Authority has a big following of people who love to listen to and dance to that music.”
Tickets are $15 each and are available here.
People are encouraged to bring their own beverage. Beverages consumed in the theater must be in Uptown Theatre mugs to prevent spillage. The resusable mugs are $5 and available at the event. People who already have a mug should bring it; they don’t have to purchase another.
The Fez, an acclaimed 15-piece Steely Dan tribute band from Iowa City, will perform at 7 pm on Saturday, March 14 in the Uptown Theatre of the First Street Community Center. Tickets are $15 each and available here. The event is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council (MVAAC).
“We’re really happy and excited about the Fez coming to Mount Vernon,” said Steve Maravetz, MVAAC president. “They’re outstanding musicians doing the great songs of Steely Dan. It will be a show to remember!”
People are encouraged to bring their own beverage. Beverages consumed in the theatre must be in Uptown Theatre mugs to prevent spillage. The resusable mugs are $5 and available at the event. People who already have a mug should bring it; they don’t have to purchase another.
Watch the Fez on YouTube
The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council has set Saturday, September 19 as the date for the 2015 Lincoln Highway Arts Festival. The ’15 festival will be the event’s 10th anniversary.
“We’re going to make this the best Lincoln Highway Arts Festival ever,” said MVAAC president Steve Maravetz. “We plan to reach out to all our local artists to encourage them to participate next September,” Maravetz said. “We also plan to expand our efforts to recruit artists from around the region, and we’ve created a video to help us do that. We also want to add some additional activities that appeal to families. We want it to be a fun event for everyone.”
Next year’s festival is a week earlier than in the past few years. The date is set after the council reviews the schedule of other events in the area, and with an eye on the Cornell and Iowa football schedules.
Friends and colleagues,
The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council invites you to a reception we’re having to thank Tony Plaut for his years of service as a member and president of the Arts Council.
The reception will be from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, Nov. 2 at the home of Steve Maravetz and Dixie Collins, 218 Seventh Avenue NW in Mount Vernon.
Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to see old friends and make new ones within the local arts/creative community. There will be some wine, some non-alcoholic beverages, and some gustatory delights.
No RSVP necessary. Come as you are. We hope to see you there on Nov. 2!
Mount Vernon Area Arts Council
We’re happy to announce that the August 9 benefit performance by Black Sheep and the Waubeek Trackers is a sellout. Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets…we’ll see you at the show!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Lincoln Highway Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27 in downtown Mount Vernon. The show features original work in many media. The entry fee is again $60, and $30 for emerging artists. More information and online application materials are available by clicking the paint can at right. The downtown is closed to traffic during the arts festival.