Preview: Jim Ballard & The Strangs (July 29, 2018)


Event: Jim Ballard & The Strangs in Concert – Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018 – Location: The Barn at Wolf Creek (2361 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.  Copley, OH 44321) – Doors: 7:30 PM

Jim Ballard never stops working. Coming off of a triumphant gig in May at the Live Music Now! pop-up venue in Kenmore, Ballard and his band The Strangs are looking to slay virgin territory with their performance on Sunday, July 29 at The Barn at Wolf Creek.

Located at the corner of Cleveland-Massillon Road and Summit Road in Copley, The Barn at Wolf Creek is the brainchild of John Fitzgibbons, who, for the last handful of years, has been running house concerts featuring mostly original songwriters, usually solo acts, out of the upstairs of his Wolf Creek Trading Company, an original art/gift shop. His dream of making the barn into a live music venue will finally come to fruition on July 29.

A quick visit to the venue’s website shows the space to be a stunningly gorgeous rustic setting, thick with character and intimacy. That makes the choice of Ballard and The Stangs all the more appropriate to pioneer the premier performance there. Ballard’s brand of roots/garage/Americana-tinged rock & roll is thoughtful and forthright. It is original—yet achingly familiar. Jim Ballard is the type of guy who looks you in the eye when he shakes your hand and that comes through in his work.

Opening the evening will be Yankee Bravo. Part indie and part folk, Yankee Bravo is a terrific compliment to The Stangs. This will assuredly be a memorable night of original music.

The venue is, for now, a BYOB affair, but with no “corking” charge. The proprietors will take in your bottle(s) and bartend for you. Additionally, some light food, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. (Click HERE to purchase tickets.) Doors open at 7:30.

The Barn at Wolf Creek is located at 2361 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.  Copley, OH 44321. PH: (330) 607-7460.

Click HERE for further information about the show.

Jim Ballard can be found online HERE.

For the latest on Yankee Bravo, click HERE.

The official website of The Barn at Wolf Creek is HERE.


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