Guy C. Myers Bandshell
2013 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
GUY C. MYERS MEMORIAL BAND SHELL
BROOKSIDE PARK, ASHLAND, OHIO
All concerts Free and Open to the Public
Schedule: 8:00 to 9:15 PM. Note: June 9 Family Night begins @ 6:00.
Special event July 18 @ 7
Rain site info call 419-281-3018 after 4 PM on concert days
Rain Sites: L = AHS Little Theater M = McDowell Auditorium Y= Hugo & Mabel Young Theater
Sunday June 9 (6:00 PM) Lynn Trefzger: Lynn explains her start as a ventriloquist/comedienne as ‘a childhood hobby that got out of hand’. She has performed for audiences worldwide in colleges, theatres and as a premier entertainer for Disney Cruise lines. Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal and illusion talents as they meet her trunk full of zany characters and may end up on stage with very funny results. Lynn has received many awards including the ‘Peoples Choice Award by the Ohio Arts Presenters Network association.
8- 9 :15 PM Northwest Territory: This bluegrass band has been performing its own unique style of music since its first performance back in 1989. That style includes not only bluegrass music, but also country, folk and gospel. Original material also abounds in the bands repertoire. Ashland’s own Mary Kettering, also a member of Ashland Symphony Orchestra, adds vocals and premier fiddle playing to the group.
Thursday June 13 Ribticklers: Formed in 1966, the original Ribtickler Band played Dixieland style music at the Adam’s Rib Restaurant & Lounge in Mansfield, Ohio. For over 40 years the Ribticklers have been entertaining, in Northeast Ohio, although none of the original musicians remain. The name, red vests and excellent entertaining style have continued on for the pleasure of countless music lovers throughout the area. The musicians have expanded their repertoire to include big band, swing, Latin, polkas, waltzes and music from the 50’s – 70’s. This talented group continues to be a crowd favorite.
Sunday June 16 Ashland Area Community Concert Band: Traditional Father’s Day favorite, AACCB, led by Ashland University’s Director of Band, Leonard Salvo, returns. Recognized as one of Ohio’s finest, the ensemble performs a wide variety of music including Broadway selections, classic marches and masterworks for concert band. Members of this exciting part of the Ashland musical community, hail from Ashland and the surrounding area, brought together by their common interest in concert band style performance.
Thursday June 20 The BackBeats Beatles Tribute: Using authentic instruments, clothing and hairstyles, the BackBeats transport their audience on a Magical Mystery Tour of yesteryear, when the world first heard of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The band’s presentation of the material, ability to keep the audience dancing, clapping and laughing, makes them a stand-out in the tribute band genre.
Sunday June 23 Guys with Guitars: Featuring Doug Wood, Darren Frate & Ben Lapps. Each of these guitarists has their own established and accomplished solo career. Their combined talents will thrill the audience with their musicianship and virtuosity.
Thursday June 27 Lone Raven: Performs an eclectic blend of traditional music from various areas of the world as well as their own original compositions. With over 20 instruments on stage, the band soars through everything from fiery Irish reel to Gypsy fiddle tunes.
Sunday June 30 Ashland Symphony Orchestra: The ‘Pops in the Parks’ concert returns to celebrate Independence Day with the Ashland Area Chorus and Battery D, the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Company to lead the 1812 Overture, Maestro Arie Lipsky conducts.
Thursday July 4 Jimi Vincent Blues Band: Founded in 1989 by lead vocalist Jimi Vincent, the group offers soulful vocals, intense guitar combined with energetic bass guitar, Hammond B-3 organ and powerful drums to create an authentically-unique sound. Their sound has been described as ‘mesmerizing’, and ‘the real deal’ by audiences throughout Ohio and surrounding states.
Sunday July 7 Mule Skinner Band: Formed in 1985, the four members come from varied musical backgrounds and bring their individual talent, experiences and influences with them. Musical offerings span from Patsy to Merle, Gospel to the Drifters, Doobie Brothers to Crosby, Stills & Nash. Great vocal harmony is the centerpiece of every Muleskinner performance along with solid instrumental backing and soloing, storytelling and humor.
Tues. – Sat. July 9 – 13 Ashland Chautauqua: Legends of the Silver Screen: Ashland’s 14th annual Chautauqua will feature first person portrayals from the era including Jack Warner, Ethel Waters, DW Griffiths, Louella Parsons and William Faulkner. Opening acts begin @ 7 PM
Sunday July 14 Swings the Thing Big Band: This 16 piece big band has many great tunes in their playbook from legends such as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, just to name a few. Their repertory covers a wide range of dance styles that include swing, rumba, mambo, samba, waltz disco foxtrot and polka.
Thursday July 18 Dave Leonhardt Trio & Special Event ‘Jazz for Kids’ @ 7 followed by the concert @ 8
David Leonhardt’s artistry & reputation as an educator along with the groups stellar performing credentials brought them to us from Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Leonhardt has recorded with jazz greats, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz and recently arranged and recorded the #1 jazz CD “Under a Woodstock Moon” with saxophonist David Newman.
Sunday July 21 Hey Mavis: The music of Hey Mavis can only be described as ‘Appalachian Americana’. With Banjo, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, kick drum and harmonica, the quartet moves from a softly orchestrated lullaby to a raucous love song with soulful ease. The heartfelt vocal delivery and banjo playing defines their sound along with virtuosic and unique fiddling.
Thursday July 25 Blues Angels: A soulful trio with a big sound who know how to entertain. Formed in 1996, the band is led by Angela Heimburger, drums & vocals, June Sparkman, lead guitar and vocals, and James Walker, bass & vocals and will provide an evening of blues and rock. L
Sunday July 28 Artistic Jazz Orchestra: This 19 piece jazz band led by Paul Martin, performs the music of the renowned big bands of the 1930’s – 1950’s and takes great pride in authentically recreating this music. They also feature new compositions and arrangements and vocals by Ashland’s own Kelly Knowlton. Other band members have played with Tony Bennet and Doc Severinsen.
Thursday August 1 The 730 Club: The 730 Club is a local, regional, and nationally touring, Soft Rock, Classic Alternative, R & B, Pop, Jazz /Rock Show Band from the Columbus area. The 730 Club features originally interpreted covers of some of the greatest songs from the last four decades, as well as, their own original songs performed in a universally entertaining show. The founding members of the 730 Club, Mary Spayd & Glenn Armstrong have been performing together for nearly 20 years and through the years have shared the stage with Ray Walker of the Jordanaires, Bill Haley's Original Comets and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.
Sunday August 4 Krush: Experienced professional musicians Keith Kobilack, Kevin Kobilack and Garry Denney lead this high energy classic rock group from Ashland, Ohio. Their distinctive style of danceable classic rock is combined with a unique stage show that is very entertaining.
Thursday August 8 Galactic Cowboy Orchestra: Fusing together jazz, classical, bluegrass, southern rock and Indian ragas plus their own original styling’s, this group plays with fire, precision and commitment. GCO sounds like Bela Fleck meets Rush, goes to breakfast with John Coltrane and gets home in time to go golfing with Jeff Beck.
Sunday August 11 OPUS: Ashland Regional Ballet with OPUS II Dance Studio, Sarah Cyders, Artistic Director.
Ashland Regional Ballet developed as an outgrowth of Opus II Dance Studio in 1989. Opus II was founded in 1982. The Dancers in both the school & company study and perform 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.
SUPPORTED BY : ASHLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL & PENNSYLVANIA PERFORMING ARTS ON TOUR