Sunday June 14
Thursday June 18: MISSY RAINES - Singer, songwriter and award winning bassists, Missy puts it all together with beautiful bluegrass arrangements as one of Nashville’s most beloved musicians. Missy and her band perform an amalgam of Bluegrass, folk & Americana. Her 2019 release Royal Traveler was Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass album. lostbuffaloartists.com
Sunday June 21: ASHLAND AREA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND - Traditional Father’s Day Favorite, AACCB is led by Joe Lewis, Jr. Ashland University’s Director of Bands. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music including masterworks for concert band, Broadway selections and classic marches. Members hail from Ashland and the surrounding area.
Thursday June 25: KROC CENTER BIG BAND - Under the leadership of Music Coordinator Neil Ebert, the KC Big Band was formed in 2009 and is the premier performing group at the Ashland Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corp. Community Center. The Band samples many different artists such as Count Basie, Michael Buble’, Frank Sinatra and many more. kroccenterbigband.com
Tuesday June 30: 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. www.122ndarmyband.com
Thursday July 2: HEY MAVIS - For nearly 10 years this North coast Americana band has been weaving a musical tapestry, most recently in their latest release and book Silver Ribbon Dream; Songs of the Ohio & Erie Canal. With heartfelt vocals, honest songwriting, blazing instrumental solos and onstage musical chemistry, this quartet defines great Americana music. heymavis.com
Sunday July 5: SEMER & KASTRAN BAND - The group is led by two very talented and well known area singer songwriter, musicians, Roger Semer and Dean Kastran. The band features a beautiful mix of two and three part harmonies accompanied by intricate acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass guitar. They offer an eclectic assortment of classic rock, folk and country featuring hits from the 50’s through the 80’s.
Thursday July 9: NESSA - Celtic inspired World music with classical and jazz influences while incorporating sounds and rhythms from the Caribbean, Africa, India, Irish traditional and folk genres, give a hint of what this group has to offer. Kelly McDermott’s songs tell a story enhanced by her beautiful flute playing and the bands outstanding musicianship. nessamusic.com
Sunday July 12: CREOLE STOMP - This group has captured Louisiana music fans across America. Led by French speaking fiddler and accordionist Dennis Stroughmatt, the band keeps listeners enthralled with a mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop and traditional Creole and zydeco tunes. www.creolestomp.com
Tuesday – Saturday July 14- 18. 21st Annual Ashland Chautauqua: Opening acts @ 7 PM. Actor/Scholar @ 8 PM
Sunday July 19: 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. pkmayo.com
Thursday July 23: NORTHWEST TERRITORY - This group has been preforming its own unique style of music since its first performance in 1989. That style includes bluegrass, folk, country & gospel. The quartet of musicians has a harmony blend that is sure to please with a variety of duets, trios & lead vocals framed by outstanding musicianship. northwestterritory.com
Sunday July 26: CINCINNATI TRANSIT AUTHORITY - This eight piece band pays tribute to the great horn driven sound of Chicago Transit Authority. The Band consists of some of the area’s best Rock, Jazz and Blues musicians and takes great pride in performing spot on renditions of iconic Chicago Transit Authority tunes. Expect to hear many of Chicago’s greatest hits. www.ctamusic.net
Thursday July 30: MID OHIO BARBERSHOP QUARTET NIGHT - Three outstanding barbershop quartets will share the Bandshell stage. These foursomes will provide soaring acapella harmonies on a variety of familiar songs, both old & new. Featuring “Rerouted” from Columbus, a top ten finalist at the 2020 Barbershop Harmony Society’s International competition. They will be joined by ”Top Shelf”(Columbus) & “Call Time” (Cleveland) each top 10 District finalists. The evening will be capped off with a triple quartet finale’. Rusty Cates, long time Barbershop singer, will act as Master of Ceremonies for the event.
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Thursday August 6: GRINGO STEW - This group serves up American music with a touch of Southwestern spice. Whether performing their unique originals or renditions of works by great American artist, one critical ingredient is authenticity. Their songs feature real life and honest emotions backed up by outstanding vocals and multi instrumental talent. gringostew.com
Sunday August 9: 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