There is nothing better than toe-tapping music to put you back to simpler times when friends gathered to enjoy conversation, good food and companionship. The Silver String Band’s performance at this year’s Village Peddler Festival held at Lake Metroparks Farmpark on September 14th and 15th will do just that, take you back in time and entice you to slow down and enjoy the outdoor marketplace atmosphere.
The band under the direction of Dave Pethtel had its start some 39 years ago when Dave and George Hanna knew each other as teenagers. Seventeen of those 39 years they have played at the Village Peddler Festival. Festivals, wineries and outdoor venues are most likely where you will find The Silver String Band during the summer months. When asked where the most interesting place the band has performed, the answer was Severance Hall. With a style of music that is up-tempo, exciting and fun, The Silver String Band is said to be one of the best acoustic groups in the Cleveland area.
The Silver String Band will play on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. They have had the pleasure of playing all over the USA and Canada. Based somewhat in the bluegrass persuasion of musical genre, the band prefers Texas Swing and Jazz rather than the I, IV, V and staccato tempos of traditional bluegrass.
Entertainment is included in the Village Peddler Festival’s admission price along with all daily Farmpark activities on the 235-acre family friendly facility which includes wagon rides and corn maze, paved trails, nature and plant science centers, a farm-themed playground and of course a collection of farm animals to meet! Admission is $9.00, $7.00 (ages 60+), $5.00 (ages 2-11) and under 2 is free. The Farmpark opens at 9:00 a.m. both days with the festival hours being 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14th and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15th. Parking is free with gate drop-off and handicapped spots available.
For complete Village Peddler Festival details or to purchase tickets in advance visit Village Peddler Festival. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Pictured In Cover Photo: The Silver String Band