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By Breanne Massey

Pioneer Staff

The strong sounds of blues and rock music will set the mood in Fairmont for ladies night which begins with an open air market featuring home-based business vendors at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th.

Smokin Ray and the Detectors will be performing and hosting a jam night at 8:30 p.m. at the Hoodoo Lounge and Grill on the 28th.

One of our staff members (Lisa Weppler) has a little, home-based business called Unique Make-up, explained Rory Sinclair, Hoodoo Lounge and Grill owner. She was asking if we would be able to do a night based around having ladies with some tapas and wine. Then, it sort of blew up.

Mr. Sinclair added this would be the first time ever an event of this nature and social atmosphere has been offered at his venue.

But so far, the response has been fantastic, he said. Lisa asked if she could do it and the next thing we know, were going to max out with eight tables. Basically, what were doing is a little home-based business for ladies out on our deck and weve maxed out at eight businesses this time, just so we didnt overwhelm ourselves. Then, were going to do a little mini wine bar and a tapas menu geared toward the ladies.

He anticipates some of the vendors will continue to present their items at the spring, summer and winter markets after the event.

The Golden-based band includes lead vocalist and guitarist, Ray Munroe, who will be joined by Gar Stewart (bass guitar, blues harp and rhythm guitar), Brian Comery (keyboard, bass guitar and vocals) and Lori Bru (drums and vocals) to play blues and rock music.

We have an ambitious, young new staff that wanted to take the lead on it and we always want to say yes to our staff if theyve got ideas, added Mr. Sinclair.

In addition, Smokin Ray and the Detectors will be performing at 9 p.m. in the Hoodoo Lounge and Grill on Friday, April 29th.

There will be no cover charge for people to attend the Fairmont-based events on either night.