Music, food, art and beer on Saturday, August 17
As promised the Watervillainous folk trio, Oliver Hazard, is hosting the second annual Oliver Hazard Day in the heart of their town, and the fellas have substantially upped the dosage. Downtown Waterville will be flooded for one night only with stomps and smiles fueled by an exciting collective of Midwestern music, food, art and, of course, beer!
Bringin the folk (again)
North 3rd Street (Downtown Waterville) is ramping up to host twice as many musical acts this year. In addition to Oliver Hazard, the lineup features the Petoskey (MI) rooted folk-rocking Michigan Rattlers, making a pit stop on their tour between Denver and Nashville to join in the festivities. Nashville based guitar virtuoso Daniel Donato will grace the stage with his bedeviling riffs and fluttering plucks.
Down from Ann Arbor— (you may have caught him with the Hazard’s at the Old West End living room show)— crowd harnessing “clap your hands” songster Jacob Sigman will lift spirits even higher with folk-pop melodies. Local folk legend and Waterville native Andrew Ellis will share his lyrics and ballads, full to the brim with fervent sincerity. And smoldering banjoist Libby Decamp, hailing from Romeo (MI) will pluck and claw-hammer the night away.
Food and drink exclusives
The Grand Rapids (OH) brewmasters, Wild Side Brewing Co. are back as a major sponsor, featuring a few fan favorite brews to slake the thirst of festival goers, including a one off Oliver Hazard Day exclusive pour of “Oliver Hazard Ale.” Legendary Waterville staple Koral Hamburg is sporting a brand new food truck and grilling up throwback style hamburgers. If you want to wash your burgers down in a no ABV under 21 fashion, Perrysburg based Local Roots will be juicing for those doing Hazard Day the healthy way.
Family fun and other eye candy
Internationally-known guitar maker Fender is sponsoring a guitar class for those looking to get their hands on some strings. And festival merch will include local screen-printing dynamos Jupmode with limited edition Oliver Hazard Day tee’s. Photo installations by Toledo based creative cohorts LightHouse Collective will decorate the streets near records sales by Toledo’s neighborhood record store, Culture Clash!— including limited edition Oliver Hazard in-store recorded vinyl.
Support for this festival reaches beyond Northwest Ohio. With local backing from sponsors such as Wild Side Brewing Co., Third Street Cigar, Cocina de Carlos and Frogtown Glassroots, Oliver Hazard Day has drawn a national gaze – now attracting support from Fender and iHeartRadio. Enjoy a great day for music, art, food and culture in the tiny riverside town of Waterville, OH.
$12 (children under 10 free admittance accompanied with ticketed adult).
5pm-11pm | Saturday, August 17th
3rd Street Waterville, OH | oliverhazardday.com