Geauga Park District's Maple Town Tune Traders set May, June performance dates

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May 14—For 16 years, Geauga Park District's Maple Town Tune Traders have shared a variety of music at The West Woods Nature Center the fourth Thursday of each month.

Today's Tune Traders are a showcase of music — blues, country, classical, vintage pop, Celtic, traditional and modern folk music, and even a bit of rock — with participants playing, singing or simply enjoying as audience, according to a news release. All genres, instruments and skill levels are welcome.

This spring's scheduled sessions are May 25 and June 22. From 7 to 9:30 each of these nights, participating singers and musicians take turns, round-robin style, presenting tunes for others to join in, according to a news release.

Those who would like to participate as a musician or an audience member can register at or 440-286-9516.

For novice musicians, this format also provides chances to watch and learn, play along and hone skills with a supportive audience as the work up to a more polished level. And the released noted that for student musicians preparing for an upcoming recital or performance, Tune Traders provides a gentle, encouraging audience, with applause and praise guaranteed from people who celebrate young musicianship.

Admission is free.

The West Woods Nature Center is at 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell Township. For more information, contact the Tune Traders' naturalist host, Denise Wolfe, at or 440-226-2877.