Sunday June 16 @ 6 PM: THE MAGIC OF ELI: Performing professionally since the age of 10, Eli is an amazing award winning magician and performer. One of magic’s rising stars and Great Family entertainment. firstname.lastname@example.org
8-9:15 ASHLAND AREA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND: Traditional Father’s Day favorite, AACCB, is led by Director of Bands at Ashland University (retired)
Leonard Salvo. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music including Broadway selections, classic marches and masterworks for concert band. Members hail from Ashland and the surrounding area. ashland.edu/ ashlandareacommunityconcertband
Thursday June 20: GYPSY STEW: Based out of Ventura California, Gypsy Stew lives up to their name, traveling all over the U.S. Acoustic guitar with unusual drum kit allows all of the unique instruments to make a remarkable sound package.
Sunday June 23: HEIDI BURSON: With a voice and style that is uniquely engaging revealing the grit and soul of her biggest influences Etta James and Aretha Franklin, Heidi is a powerhouse vocalist and performer captivating audiences around the globe.
Thursday June 27: STEVE BROWN TRIO: Local “Piano Man” Steve Brown takes on the music of two of the greatest piano men of all time in his “Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John”. Joined by Jeremey Poparad on bass & Patrick Wagner on drums to provide musical magic performing songs written and made famous by Billy Joel and Elton John. stevebrownmusic.com
Sunday June 30: ASHLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Maestro Arie Lipsky conducts the ‘Pops in the Park’ concert celebrating Independence Day with the Ashland Area Chorus & Battery D the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Co. to lead the 1812 Overture. With real cannons! ”Enrich your life with music from ASO” ashlandsymphony.org
Wednesday July 3: MILITARY CONCERT BAND (NOT CONFIRMED)
Sunday July 7: SWING’S THE THING Mark Watson Band: This 16 piece big band based in Central Ohio covers a wide range of musical & dance styles that include swing, rock, ballad, blues, cha cha, rumba, mambo, samba, waltz, disco, foxtrot and polka providing outstanding entertainment for all ages. swingsthethingbigband.com
Thursday July 11: LONE RAVEN: Band shell favorite, Lone Raven, returns to entertain us with fiery Irish reels & Gypsy fiddle tunes, performing an eclectic selection of traditional Celtic, World music and original compositions. Outstanding vocals compliment the instrumental wizardry. loneraven.com
Sunday July 14: AJA; A tribute to the Music of Steely Dan: The 10-piece Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio based group is comprised of professional musicians. Pulling from a list of over 30 Steely Dan classics, AJA seeks to make every show a live musical tribute to one of the most complex, mysterious and musically interesting bands in Rock & Roll. colloquymusic.com
Tuesday – Saturday July 16- 20. 20th Annual Ashland Chautauqua: Opening acts @ 7 PM. Actor/Scholar @8 PM
Tuesday July 16: Becky Stone as Maya Angelou, award winning poet,writer & civil rights activist. Opening act: Austin Walkin’ Cane. Wednesday
July 17: Brian Fox Ellis as John J. Audubon renowned painter, naturalist & ornithologist: Opening Act: Steve Brown Trio.
Thursday July 18: Vernice Jackson as Josephine Baker, international performer & civil rights activist. Opening Act: Luca Mundaca. Friday
July 19: Annette Baldwin as Coco Chanel, iconic fashion designer and business woman. Opening Act: Steven Stanley.
Saturday July 20 Doug Watson as Will Rogers, American writer, actor & comedian. Opening Act: Charlie Mosbrook. ashlandchautauqua.org
Sunday July 21: THE SHOOTOUTS: Based out of Akron, Ohio, The Shootouts were formed when founding members Humbert & Poston bonded over a mutual love of heartfelt, authentic country music. The Shootouts provide an effortless blend of high-energy honky- tonk and traditional country music mixed with touches of Americana and western swing. Influences include Roy Orbison, Bob Willis, Marty Stuart and Dwight Yoakam offering a throwback to the sounds that flowed out of Nazhville, Texas & California in country music’s golden years. shootoutsmusic.com
Thursday July 25: GALUMPHA: Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography Galumpha brings to life a world of beauty, imagination and strength creating a sensory feast of images for an exceptionally entertaining program.
Sunday July 28: ROB CROZIER JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan the group focuses on the work of singing bassist/ composer Rob Crozier. Their up tempo blues and smooth jazz combine with unique improvisation, lively selections and professional musicianship make the group one of the premier jazz ensembles.
Thursday August : THE MOTOWN EAGLES: This group of musicians from Detroit is dedicated to sharing the joy and great music of the Eagles. Bandleader Carl Cafagna on drums, provides lead and back-up vocals. Four additional musicians provide lead guitar, bass, rhythm guitar, keyboard, lead and back-up vocals to complete the Eagles sound. motowneagles.com
Sunday August 4: AFTERMATH: Kicks off our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with music of the 60’s. Aftermath delivers the sights, sound and period costuming of the 60’s. The audience will relive the era listening to 60’s Pop, Psychedelic and everything groovy from the Beatles, Byrds & Stones to the Monkees, Turtles and Strawberry Alarm Clock. aftermathexperiencethe60s.com
Thursday August 8: LONG TIME GONE: Continues our tribute to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. This group features the music of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash & Neil Young. More than a tribute band the group explores the music of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Hollies and much more.
Sunday August 11: ASHLAND REGIONAL BALLET: Sarah Cyders, Artistic Director. Our traditional final event of the concert series, ARB presents performances in a wide range of styles including ballet, modern, jazz and tap offering great entertainment for the entire family and a richer artistic atmosphere in our community. ashlandregionalballet.org
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