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The Final Music in the Park Performance will Feature the Lower London Street Dixieland Band on Sunday, August 25.


The final performance of the Music in the Park season will take place on August 25, Sunday at 7 pm and will feature the Lower London Street Dixieland Band performing 1920’s swing and dixieland music. This is our friend Ernie Sparks’ band. He is the pharmacist in London at Ernie’s Medicine Shoppe and plays the drums.

Glenn Parks also does performances on his own with his banjo and sings with the band.

The Lower London Street Dixieland Band also plays at 7:30 pm the final Tuesday of each month at the historic Red Brick Tavern, 1700 Cumberland Road (Route 40) in Lafayette, Ohio, just outside of London. Their next performance at the Red Brick will be on Tuesday, August 27.

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

For more information, you can also visit the Village of Plain City’s web site HERE or visit the Plain City Parks and Recreation Facebook page HERE.




Rendition will Perform at the Choctaw Lakes Summer Music Series on Saturday, July 20 at 7 pm.


The band Rendition will host the Choctaw Lakes Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 20 beginning at 7 pm. The concert will last until 10 pm and will take place on the lawn beside the Lake Choctaw Lodge.

Rendition is a fourteen member classic rock band with a brass and rhythm section and features our friend and fellow pharmacist, Ernie Sparks, on the drums. Ernie owns Ernie’s Pharmacy in London, Ohio. You can visit the pharmacy Facebook page HERE.

Ernie wants a big crowd for this event which the pharmacy is sponsoring. So bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy some nostalgic tunes by the Lake.

You don’t have to live at the Lake to attend this FREE concert. Everyone is invited and Ernie hopes lots of people will rock with him and the band.

To find out more about Rendition, visit their Facebook page HERE.

Worried about getting hungry during the concert? There is usually an ice cream truck and a barbecue truck in the parking lot next to the Lake Choctaw Lodge where the event takes place. Additionally, there is a pizza shop just down the street from the Lodge. People also bring coolers and picnics to eat on the grass.

Lake Choctaw is located just outside of London, Ohio off of I-70. To find out more about Lake Choctaw, visit their web site HERE.



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.