Fayette Opera House events slated

Staff report

The Ginnivan Auditorium at the Fayette Opera House will be filled with the sounds of harmony on Saturday, March 11, when one of the region’s finest musical ensembles, the Stateline Chorus, returns for a 7:30 p.m. performance.

The group is part of organized barbershop singing that began in northwest Ohio in 1945. A merging of the Maumee Valley and the Blackswamp chapters, the Stateline Chorus will present a mixture of songs of the Sixties and old-fashioned barbershop standards.

The concert is a part of the Fayette Artist Series. A reception for the performers and guests will be held in the Rorick Room following the concert.

For ticket reservation, call the Opera House Box Office at 419-237-3111 and leave a ticket request. Tickets may be picked up at the opera house when the doors open at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, March 16, baloney and authentic live music will take the stages when the Ginnivan Auditorium opens its doors to local musicians, poets, and performers for the Fifth Annual Bean Creek Valley, “You’re Full of Baloney Coffee House Concert.”

While local performers are entertaining upstairs on the stage of the Opera House, baloney lovers will enjoy the culinary efforts of some of the finest handcrafted artisan baloney makers in the region on the first floor of the facility. Doors open to the 0pera house at 6 p.m., with the Baloney Tasting Buffet beginning immediately. The two-hour concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

The “You’re Full of Baloney Night” concert was created to celebrate the history of what was known as “Fayette Baloney,” and to feature a venue for local Bean Creek Coffee House musicians and performers.

Fayette Baloney enjoyed great popularity in the first part of the 20th Century, and was a product of the Tule & Heckman Meat Market.

Admission to the “You’re Full of Baloney Concert” is donation only, while the baloney tasting, pie, and coffee offering and concessions are modestly priced to offset costs and to support the many activities that take place at the Opera House.

Amateur and professional artisan baloney makers are encouraged to submit entries. The event is sponsored by the Fayette Opera House.

Staff report