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Music in the Park Features The Lower London Street Dixieland Band this Sunday, July 12 at 7 pm.


Plain City’s Music in the Park continues with this wonderful Free concert featuring The Lower London Street Dixieland Band on Sunday, July 12 at 7 pm. Our good friend and fellow pharmacist, Ernie Sparks, from Ernie’s Medicine Shoppe in London will be banging on the drums.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and meet in the Gazebo area of the park. You can make a voluntary donation to the Plain City Music in the Park program at intermission.

For more information and the entire summer concert schedule, go to: www.pastime-music.com

The next music performance will take place on Sunday, July 26 at 7 pm, and will feature the Chapel Brass, The Salvation Army’s premier brass ensemble.

Here is a listing of the schedule for August and September:

August 9, Sunday, 7 pm, Emerald City Swing Orchestra.

August 16, Sunday, 7 pm, Shrine Big Band Jazz.

August 23, Sunday, 7 pm, Plain City Concert Band.

August 30, Sunday, 7 pm, Probono Brass Ensemble.

September 27, Sunday, 7 pm, Shrine Concert Band.

October 4, Sunday, 7 pm, Rain date for performances cancelled previously due to the weather.

For more information, call Frank Reed, 614-561-7311 or email FrankReed@pastime-music.com.

Join the Lower London Street Dixieland Band at The Red Brick Tavern the Last Tuesday of Every Month–January 27 This Month!

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If you are looking for a sound feast for your ears even as you enjoy a delicious dinner, make sure you stop by The Red Brick Tavern, 1700 Cumberland Street (old Route 40) in Lafayette (just outside of London) on the last Tuesday of every month to hear the Lower London Street Dixieland Band perform traditional dixieland music.

The band plays from 7:40 until 9:30 pm. You can eat your dinner, have a drink, and enjoy the music of a bygone time.

The band will be performing next on Tuesday, January 27.

Joe and I have attended several performances at the Red Brick and we always have a good time. Ernie Sparks, the pharmacist from The Medicine Shoppe in London, plays the drums and provides comic relief (as do all the other members!).

Put a large star on your calendar on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) and remind yourself to take your sweetie out for an enjoyable evening of music and food.

For more information, you can visit The Red Brick Tavern’s web site by clicking HERE.



Raise Money for Black and Orange Thanks to Our Friend and Drummer Extraordinaire, Ernie Sparks, and Dance to The Tommy Wade Orchestra!

On Saturday, March 30 beginning at 7 pm (and lasting until about 11 pm) at The Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Road (near Morse Road) in Columbus, you can dance to the music of The Tommy Wade Orchestra and raise money to help Black and Orange Cat Foundation in their mission to spay and neuter area cats.

The featured music will include the classics, standards, and contemporary music made popular by Big Bands of yesteryear. There will also be current arrangements for fans who love powerful performances from a full dance and jazz orchestra. Additionally, there will be vocal renditions from Carl Wyatt and Heidi Turner. Carl Wyatt and The Rendition Classic Rock Band will be performing for each Big Band intermission for thirty minutes. They will be playing music from the 50′s through the 70′s for all the classic rock fans.

A snack bar and two full beverage bars will be provided. Prices are $15 per person.

Any tickets purchased from Ernie Sparks, our drummer friend at Ernie’s Medicine Shoppe in London, or from us at the drugstore will benefit Black and Orange Cat Foundation. Black and Orange gets to keep all of the proceeds from tickets sold by us or Ernie–that means the $15 from your ticket goes directly to help cats in need.

Your ticket will say “Ernie Sparks” on it, so that the bands can keep track of how many tickets were sold by each person participating in the event. Ernie will be playing drums during the evening.

Stop in the pharmacy and purchase your ticket now for $15. You can spend an enjoyable evening dancing to classic music, watching Ernie go crazy on the drums, and helping Plain City kitties all with one ticket.



Benefit Concert by Chase Potter and Friends on August 12 to Benefit the Free Clinic in Madison County.

On Sunday, August 12, at 7 pm in St. Patrick’s Church in London, Chase Potter and Friends will hold a benefit concert for the Free Clinic of Madison County. Last year’s concert raised almost $4,000 for the Free Clinic.

This year’s concert will feature Chase Potter performing on violin, saxophone, guitar, mandolin, bass, and drums, with a variety of musicians in a variety of genres. There will be a special emphasis on Jazz and Gospel this year with some fiddle tunes and Texas swing thrown in, as well. There will also be songs from the Great American Songbook. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Clint Morse, who passed away this past November. Clint’s son, Matt Morse, a former bass player for Ray Charles, as well as a Nashville studio player, arranger, and producer will be joining the concert. Other performers include one of Chase’s mentors, Jay Miglia, a saxophonist, composer, and arranger, who currently teaches at Capital University and Otterbein as a Jazz Studies Coordinator.

Also performing will be Mark and Tracy Potter, Joe Blaho, Dan Hitchcock, Ernie Sparks, Harold McNeal, Jordan Penix, Clayton Burke, and Chris Bechtol. This should be a very entertaining evening of music to help raise funds and awareness about the services provided by the Free Clinic. So far in 2012, the Free Clinic has provided 1,091 free doctor’s office visits and 1,343 free medications to patients.

No reservations are required for the concert and there is no admission cost. Funds will be raised solely by a free will offering with 100% of the donations going to the Free Clinic. The concert should end around 8:20 pm. Following the concert, refreshments will be provided by St. Patrick’s Church, located at 61 South Union Street in London.

Watch this YouTube of Chase Potter and Friends playing, “I Got Rhythm” HERE. You can see our pharmacist buddy and drummer extraordinaire, Ernie Sparks playing drums in the background.

Happy Birthday on April 29 to our Good Friend, Ernie Sparks, Proprietor of Ernie’s Medicine Shoppe in London.

Happy Birthday to our good friend and fellow pharmacist, Ernie Sparks, who will celebrate his birthday on Friday, April 29. Ernie, as many of you know, owns Ernie’s Medicine Shoppe in London. Ernie was Joe’s mentor while Joe was still in pharmacy school and helped Joe when he decided to open Plain City Druggist in 1999.

Ernie, we hope you will have a very happy birthday relaxing with the dogs, taking a spin in the Drug Bug, and doing all your favorite non-pharmacy related things (hey, everyone needs a break from work sometimes).