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Summer Concert Series at the Mansfield Art Center
July 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 19, 2022
Summer Concert Series | Every Friday, July 1 – August 19 | FREE
Join us on Friday evenings this summer for an evening of music & art. Music will be hosted in our Three Season Pavilion and our Galleries will be open as well. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Friday, July 1 – AFM 159 Concert Band
The 52-member Concert Band, under the direction of Michael Grady, performs traditional marches, overtures, show tunes and light classics. Members of the band include professional musicians, educators, businessmen and women and students from the surrounding area.
Friday, July 8 – Steve Brown & Friends
Led by local educator and keyboard player/vocalist Steve Brown, this 6-piece band performs jazz standards, 50’s rock and roll and mellow classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s.
Friday, July 15 – Suburban Brass
Led by Ken Holzworth, this is a brass quintet plus one and includes two trumpets, French Horn, trombone, tuba and percussion. They will play light classics and instrumental pop. All are current or former members of the Mansfield Symphony.
Friday, July 22 – AFM 159 Big Jazz Band
Under the direction of Shelby resident Paul Martin, the 17-piece Big Jazz Band performs the music of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller and many others. The group also features original compositions and arrangements by Paul Martin and other members of the band.
Friday, July 29 – Stardust Band
Also led by Paul Martin, Stardust performs jazz standards from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. This self-described “mini-big Big Band” consists of three trombones, two saxes and rhythm section.
Friday, August 5 – David Berry Band
David Berry is a young guitar player and singer from Ashland who normally performs traditional country music as a solo artist. For this concert he will be joined by four other musicians. If you like the music of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, you will love this group.
Friday, August 12 – Percy Hall Band
We welcome back to Mansfield the Percy Hall Dance Orchestra. Since the passing of legendary Percy Hall four years ago, his son John Hall from Columbus is now leading this band. This 7-piece group performs tunes from the 30’s-50’s and features all of Percy’s original arrangements.
Friday, August 19 – Ribticklers
The final concert will feature the popular Ribticklers Dixieland Band, under the direction of Ralph Thauvette. This 5-piece group will delight the audience with the music of New Orleans.