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Contact: Jocelyn Buckey, 330-657-2909
Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release
Brecksville, Ohio – The enormously talented jazz ensemble the Frank Vignola Trio takes to the stage at Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series. The show begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2011 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). The Heritage Series, presented by the National Park Service and Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA), celebrates the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. The series is sponsored by Courtyard Marriott- Akron/Stow, 89.7, WKSU, Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Cable 9. Doors open at 7 p.m.
General seating admission is $17 adults, $12 CVNPA members, and $5 children ages 3 - 12. Advance sales are available until 3 p.m. on Friday for that weekend’s show by calling 330-657-2909 or stopping at Park Place in Peninsula. For updated ticket availability information, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636, ext. 228. The hotline is updated at 2 p.m. the day of every concert and is intended to inform callers of sold out events or weather related cancellations. One of the most highly sought after acoustic guitarists, Frank Vignola has demonstrated his mastery of every genre from fusion and commercial pop jazz to hard bop, post-bop, swing, rock, and blues. Named by jazz guitar legend Les Paul as one of the top five guitarists of all time, Vignola has toured and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Les Paul, Lionel Hampton, Ringo Starr, Madonna, David Grisman, and Mark O’Connor.
Frank Vignola and his trio shatter the barriers between popular music and traditional jazz to create a powerful new acoustic string music experience. His amazing virtuosity mixes high-energy, unique renditions of famous classical pieces, great American popular songs, and contemporary tunes.
Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (State Route 303) in Peninsula 44264, 1 mile west of State Route 8, is a restored Civilian Conservation Corps structure that provides a rustic ambiance for folk and traditional concerts, theater, lectures, and special event rentals. For more information on rentals, call CVNPA at 330-657-2909 ext. 119.
CVNPA is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about CVNPA and its membership program, visit www.cvnpa.org or call 330-657-2909.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.