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Musical Labor Day weekend celebration planned for Saturday in Elyria

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For 20 seasons, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra has been delighting audiences with performances that range from patriotic to classical and even a show dedicated to super heroes in 2014.

Come Saturday, the Cleveland Pops musicians will play 7 to 9 p.m. in Ely Square under the direction of conductor Carl Topilow. The performance will end a day of music and art.

From 1 to 5:30 p.m., the eighth annual Jazz and Blues Music Festival by St. Andrews Episcopal Church will take place featuring Becky Boyd and the Groove Train, the Lorain County Jazz Band, Jaime Flores and other local artists.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Elyria Arts Council will sponsor public art activities for children and adults in Ely Square.

The downtown park will also be the site of a musical petting zoo from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., where children can meet musicians and learn about their instruments.

Food trucks will be available 1 to 9 p.m., including Hershey’s Ice Cream, Lorenzo’s Pizza, By the Slab Ribs, Cofield’s BBQ, the Oasis Grill and the Brunch Box.

This year’s event is hosted by the city of Elyria and Main Street Elyria with the Elyria Arts Council and St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Sponsors include Nordson Corp., EMC Precision, Lois Ohlemacher, Elyria Charities, Northwest Bank, Hubbard & Hubbard Attorneys, Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home, Sally Hudnutt, Mayor Holly Brinda, The Chronicle-Telegram, Sibley Roofing and Panera Bread.

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