Thank you for a great season!
See you next summer!
Sunday, June 13 - 6 PM
GORDON RUSS COMEDY MAGIC SHOW
Gordon and his trusty sidekick George the Raccoon invent magic on the spot and entertain with his unique brand of illusion. Held in the Upper Picnic Pavilion
Sunday, June 13
7 BRIDGES BAND-The Ultimate Eagles Experience
Entering their 14th year of touring, the Tennessee-based 7 Bridges Band continues to provide audiences with amazing harmonies, excellent musicians and a sound that is pure Eagles.
Thursday, June 17
Singer, songwriter and award winning bassist Missy puts it all together with beautiful bluegrass arrangements as one of Nashville’s most beloved musicians. Missy and her band perform a combination of Bluegrass, folk & Americana. Her 2019 release Royal Traveler was Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass album.
Sunday, June 20
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS CONCERT BAND
Proudly led by Steve Taylor since 2006, AFM traces its roots to the founding leadership of Ashland’s own Dr. Louis Pete more than 60 years ago. Steve served as Band Director for Hillsdale High School for 35 years retiring in 2013. The core of the band is made up of players from Ashland, Mansfield and Wooster symphony orchestras.
Thursday, June 24
TURN IT UP- THE LYNYRD SKYNYRD EXPERIENCE
Named for the famous opening in Sweet Home Alabama, this band is dedicated to the authentic sound that was instrumental in bringing southern rock to the masses and will take you on a memorable southern journey performing all of your favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd hits.
Sunday, June 27
ASHLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The ‘Pops in the Park’ concert celebrating Independence Day is one of our favorite events. Dr. Ron Blackley of Ashland University is guest conductor. ‘Enrich your life with music from ASO’.
Tuesday, June 29
THE OHIO NATIONAL GUARDS 122ND ARMY BAND
A staple of the musical tradition of the US military in Ohio since 1944, the members hail from every corner of the state. Concert selections include popular classic marches, film scores, patriotic tunes, modern hits and traditional and contemporary concert pieces.
Thursday, July 1
Performing Celtic and world music as well as their own compositions, the band soars through everything from fiery Irish reels to Gypsy fiddle tunes to haunting airs. More than 20 instruments and expressive vocals are featured throughout each performance.
Sunday, July 4
THE SWEET BEATS
This Beatles tribute show is a realistic re-creation of the “Fab 4”. The actor/musicians wear original Beatles costumes and play original Beatles musical instruments. The show includes many of the Beatles hit singles along with many popular songs and album cuts from the 1963-1970 era.
Thursday, July 8
ROB CROZIER JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Based in Ann Arbor, MI, the ensemble is focused on presenting the work of the singing bassist/multi-instrumentalist/ composer Rob Crozier. The exceptional musicians in the ensemble perform modern jazz and a variety of world music infused originals.
Sunday, July 11
What is SOBOS? Some of the Best Old Songs. This Wooster area band delivers with the soulful vocals of Jennifer Bee and the talented singers and musicians that join her on stage. The band presents a varied song list from the 70’s & 80’s.
July 13 – 17
21st ANNUAL ASHLAND CHAUTAUQUA
Opening Acts @ 7 PM
Actor/Scholars @ 8 PM
Tuesday, July 13
John Anderson as Ernest Hemingway American journalist & author
OPENING ACT: Mike Gorrell
Wednesday, July 14
Karen Vuranch as Gertrude Bell, Archaeologist, writer & political leader
OPENING ACT: Roger & Robin
Thursday, July 15
An Evening with Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (Revised Schedule)
OPENING ACT: Austin ‘Walkin’ Kane
Friday, July 16
An Evening with Coralie Franklin Cook (Revised Schedule)
OPENING ACT: Steve Brown Jazz Trio
Saturday, July 17
Kevin Radaker as Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
OPENING ACT: Kristine Jackson
Sunday, July 18
PK MAYO BAND
An award winning singer, guitarist and songwriter from Minneapolis MN, Paul Mayasich has garnered worldwide praise for his guitar skills, especially slide guitar. With rich vocals and musicianship, the band entertains with Blues, Roots & Americana styles.
Thursday, July 22
MID OHIO BARBERSHOP QUARTET NIGHT
Three outstanding and award winning barbershop quartets will share the Bandshell stage. These foursomes will provide soaring acapella harmonies on a variety of familiar songs, both old & new. Rusty Cates, long time Barbershop singer, will act as Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Sunday, July 25
From the Columbus area, this group will take you on a musical journey through the best of Fleetwood Mac with tight harmonies and soaring lead vocals. The five award winning musicians create an authentic note for note sound to re-create the exceptional music of Fleetwood Mac.
Thursday, July 29
An award winning singer and songwriter, Kristine’s voice recalls some of the best female recording artists from the world of blues, roots and rock & roll. She tours full time performing her own material either with her group or as a solo artist. She has opened for many well-known artists including BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Johnny Lang Buddy Guy and Albert Lee.
Sunday, August 1
CHARDON POLKA BAND
The bands eclectic range of styles includes traditional polkas and rock covers of artists such as Twisted Sister, Queen & Lady GaGa along with original tunes. Their showmanship, stage presence and humor has won them many fans outside the polka genre.
Thursday, August 5
JARED MAHONE BAND
As a forerunner of the Midwest “garage soul” movement, Jared Mahone fills out singer/songwriter tunes with a band full of powerhouse players. In spite of early regional and national recognition, Jared dismisses fame chasing and pursues his own version of success drafting original songs that speak on and to the human condition.
Sunday, August 8
Their “Experience the 60’s” show recreates the sights and sounds of the 60’s including the era’s most memorable songs. Featuring songs from The Byrds, Hollies, Rolling Stones, Turtles, Grass Roots, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Doors, The Monkees and Strawberry Alarm Clock among others. Their song list is specific to a generation but the band’s following is multi-generational.
Thursday, August 12
AJA, STEELY DAN TRIBUTE
Cincinnati’s premier band recreates the sounds of one of rock’s most legendary and enigmatic bands with stunning precision and energy. Professional musicians recreate the complex music of this revered band.
Sunday, August 15
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.