Guy C. Myers Band Shell - 2020


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic orders set forth by Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, the Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell 2020 Summer Concert Series has been tentatively postponed until July 2, 2020. Providing that circumstances will allow for a July opening date, the goal is to add Tuesday programming to the normal schedule in an effort to present a more complete concert series. 

Many thanks to the individuals, groups and businesses that have donated to our annual campaign, and to the Ashland community for their yellow bucket donations and faithful attendance to our concert series. We greatly appreciate your support during these most unusual times. 



 Program times 

8:00-9:15 pm
unless otherwise noted


2020 Printable Schedule

Concerts are Free &
Open to the Public


 In Case of Inclement Weather

Hotline: Call 419-281-3018 after 5:00 PM on concert days

Rain Sites to be announced

Sunday June 14

  • 8-9:15:  THE DIAMOND PROJECT BAND - Cancelled

Thursday June 18MISSY RAINES - Cancelled

Sunday June 21: ASHLAND AREA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND - Cancelled                       

Thursday June 25: KROC CENTER BIG BAND - Cancelled

Sunday June 28: ASHLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Cancelled

Tuesday June 30: THE OHIO NATIONAL GUARDS 122ND ARMY BAND - Cancelled

Thursday July 2HEY 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.

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.

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.

ASHLAND CHAUTAUQUA: Postponed until 2021                                                                                                                                        

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.

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.

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.    

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.

Sunday August 2:

  • 7:00: VALERIE SALSTROM - One of America’s busiest swing dance teachers will be on hand to give a lesson to interested Band Shell patrons.  Valerie teaches all over the US, Canada & Europe and has a dance studio in Cleveland, Get Hep Swing. After the lesson, dance to the music of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra at 8:00pm along with Valerie and her partner.
  • 8:00: CLEVELAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA: Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice for 33 years led by Paul Ferguson, promotes jazz in its historical and contemporary forms with gifted musicians, arrangers, composers and educators.  CJO aims for worldwide recognition in cooperation with gifted guest artists and looks to guide young musicians toward the future of jazz. Dr. Scott Garlock of Ashland University is a member of CJO.

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.

Sunday August 9ASHLAND REGIONAL BALLET - Sarah Cyders, Artistic DirectorOur 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.