Songs In The Key of Toledo Concert to be Held at Library

Posted May 19th, 2009 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library invites the public to an outdoor concert and news conference scheduled tomorrow at 3 p.m. on the North Lawn in front of Main Library, 325 Michigan St., to feature the finalists for the Songs In The Key of Toledo: 2009 Songwriting Contest.

The contest, organized by the Toledo Free Press and Fox Toledo, seeks to discover the best song written about the city of Toledo. Tomorrow’s concert will feature five contest finalists and a People’s Choice winner, all local musicians who will perform their positive songs about the city. The contest was prompted by the December 2008 release of a 45-song, 2-CD set featuring seven decades of songs about the city and its history. Copies of the disc, funded by Columbia Gas and research and compiled by the Toledo Free Press, were donated to TLCPL for the Library’s archives and are available for check out.

Scheduled performances:
• People’s Choice winner: Buck69, “I Am Toledo”

• Finalist: Empire Drift, “A Good Place to Call Home”

• Finalist: Highbinder, “Frogtown Stomp”

• Finalist: Purpose, “Oh, Toledo”

• Finalist: Wanna Bees, “You’re in Toledo, Baby!”

• Finalist: Kyle White, “Glass Cities”

During tomorrow’s news conference and outdoor concert, brief comments are scheduled to be made by the following: Tracy Montri, Library Audio Visual department manager; Michael Miller, Editor-in-Chief of the Toledo Free Press; Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop; Toledo City Councilman Tom Waniewski; Chris Kozak, of Columbia Gas, and Nick Covill, from the Michigan International Speedway.

A winner will be announced at the conclusion of tomorrow’s concert.

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