PERRY – The Saturday Summer Art Series returns with its eclectic mix of music, art and entertainment at the Perry Farmers Market.
“We have new protesters. The musicians will be people’s favorites for the most part,” said event coordinator Meghan Hauser. “Our audiences let us know if they like this act or that act, so we try to give them the opportunity to hear them once a year in Perry.”
And a good response from the public is always welcome. Hauser said there are certain bands that people listen to, which makes the market very happy to see this kind of activity.
There will also be new demonstrators this year. Hauser said they had a returning potter who hadn’t been to the farmers’ market in a while. There is also a mobile knitting van, where people can bring their knitting and participate.
Protesters will range from someone who makes stained glass to master gardeners.
Musicians run from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Protesters also start at 10 a.m.
The schedule of artists and demonstrators is as follows:
not June 25: Rob Falgiano, original lyrics and guitar, and Linda Franke, a textile artist.
not July 2: Gordon Munding, southern blues and mountain country music, and Wooly Wonders, a spinning demonstration.
not July 9: 9:30-11 a.m. Kelly’s Old Timers, 11:15-1:15 p.m. Creek Bend, 1:30-4:15 p.m. Skiffle Minstrels will perform during the Perry Chalk Art Festival. Elise Kelly will perform on the Farmer’s Market Stage from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
not July 16: The Biggest Little Band will have The Quigleys, Sue Swanson will weave, Don Gasiewicz will have mushrooms and Stephanie Luders will have a 4-H program.
not July 23: Dark Road Duo, blues and country music, Shake on the Lake will be at 9:45 a.m. Knit Buffalo Mobile will have a van for people to come knit.
not July 30: Steve West, blues and unique interpretations of musical favorites.
not August 6: Maria Gillard, playing earthy folk originals, and Bonnie Dupont doing stained glass.
not August 13: Ben Haravitch playing Benny Bleu, country blues guitar, old-school banjo and existential songwriting. • August 20: Laura Faggiano and Daniel Hoh play folk and blues and master gardeners John Glenn and Trisha Morris-Kopinski.
not August 27: Johnny Bauer covering all musical bases with vocals and guitar.
not September 3: The Band Anastazja, a family group playing early music, while Sarah Ballinger shows English paper and Paul Thomas is on the potter’s wheel.
not September 10: Warren Paul plays popular and original songs on guitar and harmonica while J. Brian Pfeiffer demonstrates sculpting with stone and concrete.
not September 17: Absolute Maybe featuring Janet Grillo and Daniel Hoh playing upbeat songs that embody hope. The Hexie Club will demonstrate paper piecing in English.
not September 24: Folk O’ the Road playing traditional American music.
The market is held on Main Street at Festival Plaza – between Borden and Dolbeer – and hosts 15-20 vendors offering a range of fresh fruits and vegetables, maple and honey products, meats, fresh breads, fried cakes, cookies and pies, locally roasted coffee, cut flowers and hanging baskets, herbs, eggs, certified organic chickens and other unique and homemade products.