The highlight of Jamestown Best Day Ever will be a free 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. concert in front of the National Comedy Center at 203 West Second Street in Jamestown. The headlining band will be Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root. African drum and dance group Sly Boots Circus will perform at various times during the event. Local favorites Qwister and Amanda Barton’s Shenanigans will also play the concert. It will certainly be a fun, all-ages event.
The section of Second Street in front of the National Comedy Center will be blocked off for the event. The National Comedy Center will be selling beer and wine. Shawbucks will have food service available as well. If patrons will be consuming alcohol, they will be asked for their ID and given a wristband at the event.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m., with music starting at 4:30 p.m. Patrons can come and go as they please. We kindly ask that attendees leave their pets at home.
About the performers:
Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root will definitely get the crowd moving. You’ll be hearing Rusted Root favorites, as well as new tunes from this rock and world beat band. Michael Glabicki and Rusted Root have a long history with Jamestown, as it was the first city to embrace the group outside of their hometown of Pittsburgh. Rusted Root is currently on hiatus, but Michael Glabicki is still waving the flag for the band.
Sly Boots Circus is an African drum and dance group from Buffalo, NY. They travel the country performing in front of thousands of people each year. Their act will consist of drumming, dancing and a few other tricks up their sleeves. One thing for sure, they’ll definitely have you dancing.
Qwister is Southern Tier reggae served up hot. Hailing from the Jamestown area, the group’s easy listening reggae music will fit right in at the end of a summer afternoon. The groups plays a lot of shows each year and just returned from a tour of the Southern states.
Amanda Barton’s Shenanigans is a newly formed three-piece featuring the uber-talented Amanda Barton. The Jamestown group will bring a selection of rock, folk and whatever else comes to their minds. They will also be playing the official after-party at Pearl City Hops at 9:00 p.m.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Amanda Barton’s Shenanigans
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Sly Boots Circus
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Qwister
7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Sly Boots Circus
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root