WintersEdge concerts resume on Saturday

Wonky Tonk
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Wonky Tonk

Two area acts to play at Fitton Center.

WintersEdge, Hamilton’s winter concert series, will continue the 2016-17 season with three upcoming Saturday shows on Feb. 25, March 25 and April 29. The Feb. 25 concert will feature Big in Iowa and Wonky Tonk.

This year’s concerts are free and feature a range of local acts, including pop, rock, blues and country.

Adam Helms, director of resident services, City of Hamilton, said RiversEdge continues to partner with the Fitton Center to bring the series to the community.

Helms said the WintersEdge series kicked off in October with a well-attended Noah Wotherspoon show, which had an at-capacity or sold-out crowd with around 300 concertgoers in attendance.

“The Fitton Center is a great place to showcase local talent. It’s an intimate venue, 300 people in a ballroom looks a lot different than 300 people in an amphitheater. It’s a lot of fun for these local bands to come and play to a packed house like that,” Helms said.

He said both of the bands slated for this Saturday’s concert, Big in Iowa and Wonky Tonk, have a country feel.

Executive Director Ian MacKenzie-Thurley of the Fitton Center said, “We’re also giving bands like Wonky Tonk a chance to perform at an outstanding venue with an amazing production crew. It not only gives them exposure, but provides them with an opportunity to grow.”

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How to go

What: WintersEdge with Big in Iowa and Wonky Tonk

Where: Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages.

Admission: Free. (Cash bar with ID.)

More info: Go online to www.fittoncenter.org/wintersedge or call (513) 863-8873, ext. 110.

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