Showcasing local talent is one of the Marshall County Arts Cooperative’s goals. To that extent, the group is sponsoring a street dance to give a local band a platform on which to perform.
The Bryton Stoll Band, made up of three local residents, will perform Saturday, May 12, starting at 8:00 p.m. The concert is free and will be held in front of the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 South 9th Street.
“The city gave us permission to block off the street in front of the art center so we can host an old-fashioned street dance,” said Jenny Thayer-Wood, one of the event’s organizers. “Since it’s Mother’s Day weekend, we hope that families will come out to enjoy some great entertainment.”
The band’s namesake, Bryton Stoll, is a junior at Marysville High School. His parents are Rick and Sonja Stoll, Marysville.
Stoll, a singer/songwriter, formed the band several months ago. “I decided that I really need a band that can play all of my originals,” he said. “I knew I needed something where I can sell my CDs at the performances and things like that.”
Several months ago Stoll bought some new recording equipment and started re-recording some of his early work. He has produced a “new and improved” version of his CD, Life Goes On. “I finished it in early March, and have since been working with the band to get something together,” he said.
The street dance will be the first official performance for the band. “Hopefully there will be many more to come,” he added. The band will play June 2 at the Big Blue BBQ, Marysville, and on June 23 at the Summerfield Street Dance.