PIQUA — Folks will be dancing in the streets when the ever-popular Taste of the Arts event gets under way in downtown Piqua on Friday, May 19.
Featured as headline entertainment will be the Columbus-based dance band, Red Hot Rhythm Review. This ensemble exudes energy and excitement to audiences far and wide and will have listeners on their feet when they perform from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the 23rd annual festival of arts, food and family fun.
Made of up talented and experienced musicians collaborating to create a full rhythm section, killer horns and powerful vocals, Red Hot Rhythm Review’s music ranges from R&B to funk and classic tunes.
The group’s lineup includes Chaz Mechenbler (guitar, lead and backing vocals); Nicki Baker (lead and backing vocals); Steve Willis (tenor saxophone); Mike Shoaf (bass, keyboards, lead and backing vocals); Tim Perdue (trumpet) Tom Bowling (guitar); Jarrod Maille (dooms); and Todd Bridges (trombone). Bridges also is the assistant band director for Sidney City Schools.
The group has earned a stellar reputation for quality and high-level entertainment and it will be a real treat to have their energetic music soaring through the streets of Piqua on the evening of May 19.
Other music of the night will be the melodic barbershop sounds of the locally based and wildly popular barbershop quartet After School. These singers will be strolling the streets of Piqua as they sing popular barbershop renditions and will also be found performing in many of the businesses along Main Street.
For more information about Taste of the Arts, call Mainstreet Piqua at (937) 773-9355 or visit piquatasteofthearts.com.