Lancaster – A parade is on its way to Ohio University Lancaster in September and this musical parade is known for its high energy and charisma. The David Mayfield Parade is the next act coming to campus as part of an OUL and Lancaster Festival Partnership.
"The David Mayfield Parade is eclectic and fun," said Concert Committee Member Steve Wells. "This series is about bringing up-and-coming artists to the region and The David Mayfield Parade is just that. Once you experience them in concert, you'll be hooked."
Mayfield has performed with The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons. In those performances, Mayfield put his energy and charisma on full display. The David Mayfield Parade show is said to be one that will bring audiences to their feet.
"We expect that this show will be like nothing you've ever seen before," said Lancaster Festival Executive Director Lou Ross."This is an experience music lovers will not want to miss."
Unlike the first two shows at OUL as part of this partnership, the Mayfield concert will be outside on the Herrold Hall patio. During the Lancaster Festival each summer, one act performs at the Herrold Hall location. The energy of The David Mayfield Parade seemed to be a good fit for the outside venue.
Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his family's bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. Mayfield has a knack for colorful performances. He oozes personality on stage and that is a trait that makes him a natural front man.
If the weather doesn't cooperate, the concert will be moved indoors to the 500-seat Wagner Theatre in OUL's Brasee Hall. The concert is scheduled for September 13 at 8 p.m.
This is the third act in a concert series put on by OUL and the Lancaster Festival. The previous two acts have careers that are on the rise as they make waves in the music business. Last November, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit played in the Wagner Theatre with opening act, Amada Shires. Isbell was recently featured on NPR and "The David Letterman Show," while an article on Shires appeared in last week's Wall Street Journal. In May, Singer/Songwriter Joe Pug performed at OUL. Pug is now preparing for a short European tour in September.
Tickets for The David Mayfield Parade go on sale August 9. To purchase tickets go to www.lancasterfestival.org.