2023 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
***Concert series begins June 11th!***
unless otherwise noted
GUY C. MYERS MEMORIAL BAND SHELL
Hotline: Call 419-281-3018 after 5:00 PM on concert days
Rain Sites to be announced
Sunday, June 11 - 6 PM
GORDON RUSS COMEDY MAGIC SHOW
Gordon and his sidekick invent magic on the spot and entertain with his unique brand of illusion. This event is held in the Upper Picnic Pavilion.
Sunday, June 11
SOUNDS OF SUMMER
What a great way to start the Summer with a tribute to America’s band - The Beach Boys. This Tribute group shares a love of 1960’s music and Beach Boys harmonies. The group delivers an authentic look and sound true to the original Beach Boys. Fun,Fun,Fun.
Thursday, June 15
SWINGS THE THING W/Mark Watson
This 16 piece big band based in Central Ohio covers a wide range of musical & dance styles including swing, rock, ballads, blues, cha cha, rumba, polka to name a few, providing outstanding entertainment for all ages.
Sunday, June 18
ASHLAND AREA COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND
Directed by Joe Lewis, Director of Bands Ashland University. A traditional Father’s Day event, AACCB returns to the Bandshell stage to entertain us with Broadway selections, classic marches and masterworks for concert band. Recognized as one of Ohio’s finest concert bands and an exciting part of our community.
Thursday, June 22
ROB CROZIER JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Based in Ann Arbor MI, the ensemble is focused on presenting the work of multi-instrumentalist/composer Rob Crozier. The exceptional musicians perform modern jazz and a variety of world music.
Sunday, June 25
THE MCCARTNEY PROJECT
This group pays tribute to Paul McCartney and the music of Wings & The Beatles. The authentic tribute begins with Tony Burlingame a gifted left handed bass player just like Paul. Tony is backed by great musicians that provide the authentic McCartney sound.
Thursday, June 29
REFLECTIONS OF ELVIS
Walt Sanders & the Cadillac Band provide a true tribute to Elvis with their “One Night With You” presentation along with many other Elvis hits. The very talented band helps return us to the time when Elvis was King.
Sunday July 2
ASHLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Michael Repper, Director
The 2023 Grammy winner for Best Orchestral Performance. The annual “Pops in the Park Concert” celebrates our nations Independence Day in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Guy C. Myers Memorial Bandshell, including the 1812 Overture with live cannons, weather permitting.
Thursday, July 6
Playing their own style of music since 1989, this group has a harmony blend that is sure to please. Bluegrass, folk, country & gospel styles include duets, trios & lead vocals framed by outstanding musicianship.
Sunday, July 9
THE F M PROJECT
Performing the music of Steely Dan, this 9-piece Cleveland based group packs venues , such as House of Blues, Music Box Supper Club, Cain Park, Beachland Ballroom and Akron Civic Theater to name a few. These talented musicians play instantly recognizable and admired song list of Steely Dan hits.
July 11 – 15
23rd ANNUAL ASHLAND CHAUTAUQUA
Ashland’s annual Chautauqua features actor/scholars portraying HISTORIC CHARACTERS at 8 PM preceded by OPENING ACTS at 7 PM and DAYTIME WORKSHOPS & special events throughout the county.
Sunday, July 16
EARTH TO MARS
A group of 5 young professional musicians came together to perform the funky sounds of their inspiration Bruno Mars. The Earth to Mars show brings to the stage these energetic musicians that will keep us on our feet! UPTOWN FUNK IS IN THE HOUSE!
Thursday, July 20
P K MAYO BAND
Decades of touring has honed his guitar skills to a razors edge. Mayo’s abilities playing slide, acoustic, and electric guitars. His rare touch on the instruments combined with his accomplished original songwriting and soulful vocals make Mayo the complete package. His style includes blues, folk, rock & roll, and Americana.
Sunday, July 23
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE
Inspired by the music of the Carpenters, this group re-creates the beloved music of Karen & Richard Carpenter taking us down musical memories from the past. The musicians create the mood and the music with their authentic interpretation.
Thursday, July 27
Their “ Experience the 60’s” show recreates the most memorable songs of the era. Featuring songs from the Byrds, Turtles, Hollies, Rolling Stones, The Doors and Paul Revere & the Raiders, to name a few. Their song list is specific to a generation but their fans are multi-generational.
Sunday, July 30
Shawn Wyckoff and Maria Millar, both Julliard grads, founded SONIC ESCAPE in 2009. Armed with Flute & violin their game plan –hyper instrumentals to fill hearts with joy- has landed them on stages across the US and Canada. Maria and Shawn play their hearts out with a wonderfully imaginative sense of fun.
Thursday, August 3
Siblings Tom, Kerry, & Julie are 3 -time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions. This unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing, great entertainment for the entire family.
Sunday, August 6
RARE VINTAGE 10
Led by Neil Ebert, this 10 piece cover band excels in an array of instruments, backup and lead vocals. All members hail from Ashland and re-create performances in a wide variety of musical styles, including artists such as Michael Buble, Jimmy Buffet, Lionel Ritchie, and Chris Stapleton to name a few.
Thursday, August 10
AFTER THE GOLDRUSH: PRESENTED BY THE OOLONG GURUS
A tribute to the songs of Neil Young by the Oolong Gurus Band. Known for their unique sound and harmonies, the group has toured the Eastern US extensively receiving great reviews along the way
Sunday, August 13
ASHLAND REGIONAL BALLET, Sarah Cyders, Artistic Director
Our traditional final event of the concert series, Ashland Regional Ballet 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.