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Chillin' to some music on and around Medina's Public Square

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    From left, Highland School District students Nick Edgar, Delsin Ross and Garret Ross -- aka The Super Satellites -- perform Saturday during Rockin' the Court in Medina.

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    Medina At-Large Councilman Bill Lamb hosted music and wine enthusiasts Saturday during the fourth Rockin the Court. Lamb was granted a one-day permit to sell wine.

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    Kirk Neville and Marissa Taylor listen to a concert performed by the band Stylee Wild on Saturday evening. Neville and Taylor were accompanied by Ava, Taylor's 4-year-old German Shepherd.

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    4i3 performs on At-large Councilman Bill Lamb’s front lawn Saturday for Rockin’ the Court. The band, made up of members from Wayne and Summit Counties, played contemporary hits.

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    The band Stylee Wild performs Saturday in front of the Medina County Courthouse near Public Square. The concert was part of an event called Rockin' the Court where bands played on porches and lawns on South Court Street.

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    Sun rays stream through the gazebo on Public Square in Medina on Saturday as an audience hears a concert from the band Stylee Wild.

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MEDINA — Brothers Delsin, 15, and Garret Ross, 12, and their friend Nick Edgar, 17, like the music of the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The Highland Schools students have been playing together a little more than a year, and as Edgar’s mother, Wendy, explained, the three are “crazy about” classic rock music.

Their group, The Super Satellites, practiced 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and again early Saturday, she said.

They later set up at 529 S. Court St. as one of the acts at Saturday’s Rockin’ the Court, during which bands performed on lawns and porches near Public Square.

There were 18 bands scheduled to perform in the neighborhood in the afternoon, and the evening was capped by a concert by Stylee Wild, which performed in a trailer set up in front of the Medina County Courthouse on the east side of Public Square.

Thousands of people walked the route, where everything from classic rock to alternative to original songs could be heard.

Delsin Ross is The Super Satellites’ lead singer and guitarist. Garret emulated co-founding Eagles member Don Henley as he played the drums and sang “Life in the Fast Lane.”

Edgar, a Hinckley resident, plays bass guitar and composes his own music. His mother said he also plays tenor and alto saxophone. He plans to study business and music at either Miami or Belmont universities.

Watching from the crowd was Ray Ross, Delsin and Garret’s father. The Sharon Township resident smiled and said classic rock has been an influence on his sons since they were younger, but overall, the band enjoys music from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Stylee Wild finished the musical day with what Medina at-large Councilman Bill Lamb described as a “big crescendo.”

Marissa Taylor, of Medina, and Kirk Neville, of Rocky River, were in the audience for the free three-hour show.

They also had seen The Super Satellites and were impressed with the band’s set list.

Neville said he thinks that “they’ll go far” if they decide to pursue a career as a group.

Taylor said after touring Court Street, the couple decided to pick up her 4-year-old German shepherd, Ava.

Then they set up a blanket in front of the stage before Stylee Wild started performing at 8 p.m.

“I saw posts on Facebook about (Stylee Wild), so we decided to check them out,” she said.

Neville and Taylor, who have been dating about seven months, said they grew up listening to classic rock.

Association benefits

The day of music was organized with the help of the nonprofit South Court Historical Neighborhood Association, which received a one-day alcohol permit to sell wine from H2 Wine Merchants at Lamb’s home.

The neighborhood association uses its funds for restoration and historic markers.

The idea of the Rockin’ on the Court came to Lamb after attending a similar event in west Akron four years ago.

“It’s fun because it’s free,” he said, adding that this year the event was “overly successful.”

The Medina Community Design Committee was the main sponsor of the concert. Other sponsors were Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack; Cool Beans Cafe and its owner, Laura Parnell; and Lamb, who is executive director of the design committee.

Contact reporter Ashley Fox at (330) 721-4048 or afox@medina-gazette.com.



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