Guy C. Myers Bandshell
2016 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 12 Family Night begins @ 6:00.
SPECIAL EVENT WEDNESDAY JUNE 29. The 122nd ARMY CONCERT BAND
Rain site info: Call 419-281-3018 after 4 PM on concert days
Rain Sites: Ashland University Hugo Young Theater, Archer Auditorium or Ashland High School Theater
Sunday June 12 @ 6 PM THE MAGIC OF ELI: At the age of 10, Eli was crowned America’s youngest ever Jr. Magic Champion. He has performed in Las Vegas, New York, Rome & Beijing. Family fun at 6:00 PM.
8 – 9:15 THE McCARTNEY PROJECT: A tribute to the music of Wings & the Beatles, Tony Burlingame is a gifted left handed bass player, just like Paul. His vocals, authentic instrumentation and talented band combine to deliver the ultimate tribute to Paul McCartney.
Thursday June 16 JEFF GERMAN & THE BLANKETY BLANKS: Jeff & the band show a singular dedication to the art form of Mid-West working class music. Strong melodies & honest lyrics backed by lead guitar, guitar, pedal steel, drums and bass earn high praise for his songwriting and clever arrangements.
Sunday June 19 ASHLAND AREA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND: Traditional Father’s Day favorite, AACCB, led by Ashland University’s Director of Bands (retired) 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 Community hail from Ashland and the surrounding area, brought together by their common interest in concert band style performance.
Thursday June 23 METRO JAZZ VOICES: Known for a variety of classic and contemporary vocal music ranging from the great American Songbook standards, easy listening pop to jazz featuring 4 part harmony vocals backed by piano, bass, drums, sax flute cello and guitar, all are award winning singers & instrumentalists, from Detroit.
Sunday June 26 THE DIAMOND PROJECT: Dedicated to performing a true replication of the musical stylings of a live Neil Diamond concert, this group provides an amazing tribute to one of America’s foremost talents.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29: THE 122ND ARMY CONCERT BAND. SPECIAL EVENT @ 8 PM
Thursday June 30: DIANA CHITTESTER: Diana stands alone on stage with her arsenal of acoustic guitars. Her show is brought to life by her signature percussive multi-part playing by mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, along with outstanding vocals and articulate lyrics.
Sunday July 3 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. ASHLAND COMMUNITY ARTS LEAGUE: Art on Display
Thursday July 7 EVERYTHING FITZ-THE FITZGERALDS: All the way from Ontario, Canada, this family band features high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing. With roots in the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition and Ottawa Valley step dancing, their unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles, traditional jigs & reels, bluegrass, swing, Celtic and gospel.
Sunday July 10 CHARDON POLKA BAND: Known for being innovative and adaptive, the group brings new life and energy to this traditional music. Mixing it up with their own tunes along with polka –pop covers of artists like Justin Beiber and Lady Ga Ga, the Band adds a colorful twist to the traditional genre of the polka.
Thursday July 14 BACK PORCH SWING BAND: Ohio’s premier Western Swing band, this group features a variety of musical styles ranging from Appalachian, Folk to swing from the 20’s. – 40’s. Hot fiddling, 5 string mandolin upright bass guitar & outstanding harmonies complete their unique sound.
Sunday July 17 JOHNNY PEERS & MUTTVILLE COMIX: Johnny leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as he plays the straight man role in this wonderful show. He and his Mutts have appeared in Ringling Brothers Circus and on the David Letterman show. Audience participation and photos with your favorite dog after the show make this a very special event.
Tues. – Sat. July 19-23 Ashland Chautauqua “VOICES OF FREEDOM: : Ashland’s 17th Annual Chautauqua, features actor/scholars portraying historic characters at 8 PM preceded by Opening Acts at 7 PM and with daytime workshops throughout the county.
Tuesday July 19 Ilene Evans as Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, humanitarian, Union spy
Wednesday July 20 Judith Black as Lucy Stone, orator, suffragist,
Thursday July 21 Dianne Moran as Mary Chesnut, Confederate author
Friday July 22 Charles Pace as Fredrick Douglass, social reformer, writer, statesman
Saturday July 23 Annette Baldwin as Susan B. Anthony, feminist, education reformer
Sunday July 24 NESSA: Is a Celtic fusion group led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Kelly McDermott, known for her dazzling flute technique and beautiful soulful voice. Joined by founder & multi-instrumentalist, Rob Crozier, this group includes some of Eastern Michigan’s hottest players and has been describes at mystical, energetic and global.
Thursday July 28 MATT YOUNG: Since 2004 Matt Young has appeared at many venues throughout the area. His genre is ‘good ole Rock & Roll”, with influences such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ricky Nelson & more. Matt performed songs from Phantom of the Opera for an event at the Ohio Theatre in Loudonville. He is a versatile and completer entertainer.
Sunday July 31 WILD CARROT & THE ROOTS: With a foot in traditional American music, their repertoire branches in diverse directions from award winning original tunes to swing, blues and traditional songs, using guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina & vocals along with bass and percussion. Twice selected to represent the United States as Cultural Ambassadors this group is not to be missed.
Thursday August 4 JARED MAHONE: A songwriter, musician and singer, Jared has been touring nationally for nearly a decade impressing audiences with a wide-range of talents that draw from Ohio Garage soul to story-teller poets and pop melodies. He is one of most booked performers in the college market averaging 125 shows per year. Backed by his very talented band, Jared’s everyman persona connects in a deep and lasting way with his audience.
Sunday August 7 CLEVELAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA: For 31 years CJO has been Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice. Led by Paul Ferguson, CJO promotes jazz in its historical and contemporary forms through concerts with gifted jazz musicians, arrangers, composers and educators. Well known jazz artists are featured as guests along with young up and coming talent. The group includes Ashland University’s Scott Garlock, Professor of Music.
ASHLAND COMMUNITY ARTS LEAGUE: Art on Display
Thursday August 11 GALUMPHA: Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment creating a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime making for an exceptionally entertaining program.
Sunday August 14 OPUS II & ASHLAND REGIONAL BALLET: Sarah Cyders, Artistic Director. Ashland Regional Ballet developed as an outgrowth of Opus II Dance Studio in 1989. Opus II was founded in 1982. Dancers in both the school and company 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 :
The City of Ashland, Ohio Arts Council, Ashland University Theater Department, WMAN Radio
Area Businesses, Organizations & Individuals
Judy Webster, Bandshell Coordinator