PIQUA — Piqua Arts Council will present its second annual Sounds of the Season Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, following holiday parade in downtown Piqua. The concert, which includes a cookie and punch reception afterward, will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St. No ticket is required for admission.
In addition to various performances from Piqua artists, Sounds of the Season will welcome Kentucky-born country rocker Jamie Suttle, who has worked with producers for popular acts like Saving Abel, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line
Suttle performs regularly in the Dayton region and has been praised by critics as an up-and-coming star. She recently released her first full-length album, “Country Music Revival.”
Suttle’s music is usually considered to be country or soulful rock, but she was recently asked to do a Christmas concert at a church in Dayton, and has a large selection of holiday music to share.
“We have been in discussions with Jamie about joining us for Rock Piqua next year and this was a great opportunity to bring her to Piqua on a much smaller scale,” Jordan Knepper, executive director of Piqua Arts Council, said. “Jamie is well-known in the Dayton area and brings a huge voice with her.
“I think we’re fortunate that she wasn’t busy,” continued Knepper. “She’s a unique talent and her band is quite talented as well.”
Additionally, Sounds of the Season will feature Viva La Strings, a three-piece ensemble of musicians from the Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati areas. Performing for this concert will be Pendra Lee Snyder playing the violin, Kristen McNabb, also playing violin, and Noemi Phillips on cello.
“Viva La Strings is an excellent addition to this talented group of performers,” Knepper said. “We’re lucky we were able to get them to come to Piqua and perform. They will add a nice warm tone to the event with their sound.”
Suttle and Viva La Strings join a concert lineup including Mystic Winds, a woodwind trio; Quintessential Winds, a winds quintet; and Kelsey Painter.
Knepper said there are still spots available to perform in the concert. Anyone wishing to participate can sign up at www.piquaartscouncil.org/sounds-of-the-season.html. Performers can be vocal, instrumental, solo or group and each performer should plan on doing three to five songs.
For more information about Sounds of the Season, contact Piqua Arts Council at (937) 773-9630.