CANTON, OH (August 26, 2010) – The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Vintage Canton event on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza North in downtown Canton. Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown gathering, offering distinctive center city charm alongside live music, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, quality local wine and wine from around the world! The event gives guests the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying wine from local wineries, delicacies from downtown and greater Canton eateries and memorable live music. This year Vintage Canton will be expanding its already vast selection of wine and offering 20 quality micro-brews in the KeyBank Beer Garden! This year’s Vintage Canton gathering will feature more than 60 of the finest quality wines from area wineries and abroad, including a debut by Gervasi Vineyards, Canton, Ohio, and Vintage-favorites like Breitenbach Wine Cellar, Dover Ohio; Maize Valley Winery, Hartville, Ohio; Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, Ohio; Perennial Vineyards, Navarre, Ohio; Myrddin Winery, Berlin Center, Ohio; Troutman Vineyards, Wooster, Ohio; and Winery at Wolf Creek, Norton, Ohio. Distributors include Superior Beverage, Heidelberg Distributing and L.A. Dick Imports. Microbrew beers from Great Lakes Brewery, Thirsty Dog Brewery and select specialty beers from World Market will also be available in lieu of the eight wine samples included with event admission. Guests will also be able to enjoy small tasting plates for a nominal charge from downtown restaurants and Stark County favorites, including 356 Fighter Group, Almost Heaven Ice Cream, Arcadia Grille, Bender's Tavern, Brownstone Steakhouse, Iris Restaurant, Napoli's Italian Eatery, Peter Shear’s Downtown, Samantha’s Downtown Restaurant, Sheri’s Sweets & Cafe and Thorpe's Market Avenue Grille. Attendees will enjoy the fine wines, fine foods and fine friends to the rhythm of live blues. Mostly Blues Band with Mike Lenz will perform from 4:30 to 7 p.m., when Jeff Poulos Blues Revue will take over and finish out the evening at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for Vintage Canton are $25 if purchased prior to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15, and $35 after that time and at the door. Tickets can be purchased online, or at any of seven Fishers Foods locations. The ticket price includes eight wine tastings or microbrew samples, a variety of breads and cheeses, a collectible souvenir wine glass and a “Younique” Surprise from Gasser Jewelers. Looking forward to the event, but not the wine? Lower-priced, wine-free tickets are available for $10. The event is conveniently located in Central Plaza North, on Market Ave. between Tuscarawas St. and Third Ave. NE. The event will be held rain or shine. This year’s generous event sponsors include KeyBank and Gasser Fine Jewelers, along with Fishers Foods, Schauer Group Insurance, Brookside Country Club, Special Improvement District, About Magazine, Mix 94.1 and WHBC 1480 and PPI Graphics. For tickets or details about Vintage Canton, visit, or contact Rosie Kurtz at or (330) 458-2085. Remember to purchase advance tickets to save $10 on the admission price!