We're coming up on an exciting time of year for local music fans. Several festival shows are just around the corner, including the Great Blue Heron, the Ash Bash and others.
More outdoor shows should be coming along following Memorial Day, the unofficial start to the summer season.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled, and we'll do our best to let you know what's going on each and every weekend this summer.
Highlights And Happenings With Scott Shelters
Here's what's happening in the near future:
A Band Named Sue, The Bogarts To Play Southern Tier Brewery: In celebration of the nationwide American Craft Beer Week, Southern Tier Brewery will host its Public Day on Saturday afternoon. The event will run from 1 to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the brewery, located at 2072 Stoneman Circle in Lakewood.
The event will be free and open to the public. More than 25 Southern Tier beers will be available, and tasting tickets can be purchased by those ages 21 and up.
Buffalo's A Band Named Sue and local band The Bogarts will perform.
The brewery will also host the award-winning duo Mike & Pete's BBQ Roadshow.
The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit www.southerntierbrewing.com or call 763-5479.
The Forum To Host Weekly Comedy Show: Featuring a mix of skits, improv and a few twists, The Forum, located inside Galactic Systems Headquarters, will host a new weekly comedy show, "nameless!"
The show will launch Wednesday at 8 p.m. The first season will star Brandon Abbott, Bronson Abbott and Sam Abbott, and will feature guest comedians throughout the year.
After its opening Wednesday, "nameless!" improv comedy will run every Wednesday at 8 p.m., with the doors to The Forum opening at 7:30 p.m. The audience is invited to bring unique items that the actors will use as props during the show.
Visit The Forum section of the Galactic Systems website, www.galacticsystems.info/the-forum, for more information on "nameless!" Galactic Systems Headquarters is located at 201 N. Main St., Jamestown.
To include an upcoming show or event in this column, call Scott Shelters at 487-1111, ext. 253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions for next week's column must be received by Tuesday night.
Blue Grass Jam: 7-10, Celoron Legion, 1 mile west of Jamestown on Fairmount Avenue. All area bluegrass musicians are welcome to sit in and play.
Derek Davis: 5-7 p.m., The Bellini Lounge, Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville.
Jon Halmi From The Hip: 8-midnight, Murdock's, 100 E. Main St., Sherman.
The Bogarts: 10 p.m., Mojo's, 104 E. Second St., Jamestown.
777 Armed Forces Ball: 8-midnight, Celoron Legion, 1 mile west of Jamestown on Fairmount Avenue. Happy Days will provide music.
Kev Rowe: 9-1, Steener's Pub, 322 Route 430, Greenhurst.
Viking Male Chorus and Damkoren 66th Annual Spring Concert: 4 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler St., Jamestown. The public is welcome to attend. Tickets are $6 each and children under 12 are free.
Jamestown Area Community Orchestra Annual Spring Concert: 4 p.m., First Covenant Church, 520 Spring St., Jamestown. There won't be a charge, but a free-will offering will be taken.
The Svenska Spelman Swedish Gammaldans Group: 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1255 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown. The program is part of the congregation's Music Salon Series. Call 488-1902 for more information.
Steve Burr: 7, The Q, 104 W. Second St., Jamestown. Burr will perform as part of Comedy Nights at The Q. Doors will open at 6:30. The price of admission is $8, and reservations should be made. Call 483-6256 for more information.