Sunday, September 2, 2012
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Community Information Coordinator Linda Nahrstedt said about 3,000 people made it out for the annual Labor Day event at Silver Springs Park. That figure was way off the expected 15,000-person crowd, but the rain is to blame for that. Showers came down on and off during the event. But, the band — Jimmy Buffett cover band Gypsies in the Palace — still played and the fireworks still went off without a hitch. Did you go? What did you think of this year's event? What was your favorite part? Please add your own photos taken at the Stow Summer Sunset Blast by clicking "Upload photos and videos."
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Jimmy Buffett cover band plans to make thousands of Blast-goers feel like they are ending summer in Key West with a three hour performance Saturday.
"If you don’t like the sunshine, ocean and a few cocktails, I think you’re halfway dead," said Gypsies in the Palace front man Dave Hill. The Jimmy Buffett cover band is performing a three hour free show for the expected 15,000 crowd Sept. 1 at the city's Summer Sunset Blast. The band performed at the Blast once before in 2009. Community Information Coordinator Linda Nahrstedt affectionately refers to it as "the year we ran out of beer." Gypsies in the Palace Manager Bob "Secret Agent" Gelvin said not only was it the year the event ran out of beer — but food and ice cream too. "Part of my announcement this time when I introduce the band is I'm going to put Mayor Sara Drew on the spot a bit and tell crowd, "Last time we were here ran out…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The city expects a crowd of 15,000 because of the band this year.
The city's Summer Sunset Blast during Labor Day weekend is always a big hit with thousands in attendance, but this year, thanks to a free show by Gypsies in the Palace, administrators think the crowd will triple. Gypsies in the Palace is a Jimmy Buffett cover band with artists all from Northeast Ohio. "We're really grateful they offered to do the concert for free," said Mayor Sara Drew. "It's going to be one of the best Summer Sunset Blasts ever." Community Information Coordinator Linda Nahrstedt said usually there are about 5,000+ people who attend the event at Silver Springs Park. This year, because of Gypsies in the Palace playing a show Sept. 1, she thinks the crowd will triple to about 15,000. The band has played a show before at …