Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Revealing Mentor's Rock Roots

Before I begin, take a second to watch the video. It's OK. I'll wait.

(You might want to put some headphones in. The music might be a little loud.)

Altered Generation helped us kick off our Mentor’s Rock Roots: Celebrating Homegrown Bands concert series last Wednesday at the Read House.

As you probably guessed from its name, the concert series features bands from in and around Mentor.

Tonight, Brendan Burt Band will be playing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Read House.

The series ends with a split performance by Cheap Clone and Hedgehog's Dilemma on July 31.

The concerts are all free and open to the public. They are also sponsored by the Friends of the Mentor Public Library.

I've already talked about some of the reasons why we host concerts at the Mentor Public Library, and there's no need to repeat each one. But there is one reason that bears repetition: It gives us a chance to support local talent.

There aren't a lot of places in Mentor (or even in Lake County) where a young band can perform for their local fans.

That's why we want to give these bands the spotlight they deserve. (And if the concert brings young people to the library who might not visit otherwise, that's great too.)
Altered Generation performs July 9 at Mentor Public Library's Read House.
For more information on concerts and other programs at the Mentor Public Library, visit

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