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Paul Adam Smeltz wrote this article for the forwardian arts society and has posted it on Facebook.

The COTA Festival Orchestra was followed by The SheilaMark Band who brought the second day of The 35th Annual Celebration of the Arts (COTA) Jazz and Arts Festival to a close. The band consisted of Sheila Stratton on vocals, Mark Hamza on the Hammond Organ, Big Daddy Dex on guitar and vocals, and Rick Statsman on drums. The SheilaMark Band is well known as a straight up grab you by the blues band and their reputation of being so considered to be well earned by those who experienced their performance. The excitement and the sounds of the band proved to be a befitting end to the Saturday September 8th portion of the festival. Their set was followed by an appearance of Spencer Reed whose parting words reflected the enjoyment.