The Preservation Society of Union City Indiana-Ohio will host its annual Garden Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The rain date will be Sunday. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the City Building at 105 Columbia in downtown Union City and at the Antique Mall.
Attaboy to perform at Union City Arts Festival Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.
We live in a culture obsessed with the search for what is “real.” Whether in the demand for public figures to be more honest and genuine, or in the desire for “all natural” products, or the everyday search for authentic, meaningful experiences, one thing rings true: We are a people with a deep longing for the real thing.
Ryan, Jeff, Melanie and Christian—under their musical collective, Attaboy—have noticed this ubiquitous longing for authentic social and spiritual connection, especially in the years they’ve spent touring coast-to-coast, singing, dancing, and talking with young people. Today’s youth (the “Millennials”) have been labeled by some, “the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded,” but Attaboy sees the situation differently.
Vitals, the band’s fifth studio album, is the outcome of vigilant pulse-checking, lending breath and encouragement especially to those who are dizzy and discontent. Echoing the Millennial generation in the track “Dance the Night Away,” they quip, “We’ll be alright, we’ll be okay… we refuse to live this masquerade.” But driven by a relentless dedication to positively impact the world’s youth, they are unsatisfied with remaining in a place of sheer cynicism. Thus, the chorus chimes: “Come with me, we were meant to be free; we don’t dance alone.”
This is the stalwart message of Attaboy: beyond the confusing, disorienting noises that swirl around us, liberation and hope can be found. Wholeness and grace helps us find patience, healing, and courage—even in the midst of doubt and pain. And this is a message too good not to share.
So Ryan, Jeff, Melanie and Christian are on the move. Channeling the infectious indie-pop music that has landed them radio success and sustained years of full-time touring, Attaboy is plunging forward in both familiar and new directions. Yet even now, this message is landing freshly on skeptical ears—feet moving to the beat, voices finding belonging in the harmony, and hearts slowly opening, blooming simply through the invitation to hope for something more.
Moments Notice performing at Union City Arts Festival Sept. 10 at 11 a.m.
Moments Notice is a Denver-based party bands, serving Colorado and destinations. Offering the best bands, musicians and specialty performers, with more than 1,300 songs and multiple genres—performing the music you want., dance music, rock, Americana, electronic dance music, Latin, country, Motown, soul, funk, R&B, party music—it’s all here. All performances for the Union City Arts Festival will take place at Artisan Park in Union City at the corner of Howard and Pearl streets.
Tickets can be purchased at the Union City – City Building or online at www. unioncityartsfestival.eventbrite.com
On Sept. 17, the Union City Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the second Annual Golf Cart Scavenger Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Questions can be directed to Susie Norton at First Merchants Bank 765-220-6373, Ron Pruitt at UC Pizza Hut 765-964-7590, or Carla Benge at The Union City Indiana-Ohio Chamber of Commerce 765-964-5409.
Linda DeHaven is the new author of the weekly column Union City News for The Daily Advocate. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.