FULTON, NY – One of the areaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s most popular performers, Jamie Notarthomas, will make a special appearance at the Step By Step ClubhouseÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Art & Wellness Festival in Fulton.
Notarthomas, who continues on an endless tour of almost 200 shows a year, primarily in the Northeast, will perform June 7 at 2 p.m.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI am proud to be performing at the Art & Wellness Festival and help support the efforts of the Step By Step Clubhouse to help fight the stigma of mental illness,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Notarthomas.
With an amazing repertoire of both originals and covers, his reputation as a versatile and dedicated performer has earned him a devoted following and the respect of fellow musicians.
NotarthomasÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ performance will draw from his recorded catalog of three CDs and feature the music he is best known for- acoustic guitar, harmonica, wildly versatile vocals, and lyrics that push the boundaries.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are excited to be able to bring back such a dynamic performer as Jamie Notarthomas to this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s festival,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Colleen Brown, Step By Step Clubhouse supervisor.
The Step By Step Clubhouse Art & Wellness Festival showcases the talents and abilities of people recovering from mental illness as well as performances and demonstrations from artists that support the efforts of the Clubhouse.
In addition to number of musical performances the festival will feature a variety of hands-on art activities for all ages; arts and crafts vendors offering jewelry, plant hangers, candles, pillows, and soft crafts;Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â and a special display of art work and photography by members of the Step By Step Clubhouse.
The festival will be held June 7 at Voorhees Park in Fulton.
Live performances and events will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There will also be a variety of arts and crafts for display and sale, a 50 / 50 raffle with the drawing at 6 p.m., and food will also be available.
For more information, call Brown at 592-5598.
The Step by Step Clubhouse is a program of Catholic Charities of Oswego County.
Major funding for the festival has been provided by Entergy Nuclear.
Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.
Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego CountyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.