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St. Peter’s Music Series Begins With The Suburban Brass Ensemble

16 Sep , 2019  

On any given late summer evening, the setting sun-lit twin steeples of St. Peter’s Church crown the downtown Mansfield skyline.

In a similar way, the annual series of musical offerings from the Parish shines by providing area residents with the best of classical and related fare. After a shortened season last year because of the extensive restoration activities taking place inside the sanctuary, the St. Peter’s Music Series is back in full force for the 2019-2020 season. More…

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Experience Music In A New Way With The MSO

9 Sep , 2019  

Be sure to bring your smartphone as the MSO launches into its new season.

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its opening concert of the 2019-2020 OhioHealth Symphony Series, “Bohemian Souls” on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a program inspired by composers who were deemed unconventional in their day. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

7 Sep , 2019  

Did you know that Mansfield is one of the places where American musical history was made?

In fact, it was made over 147 years ago, on November 29, 1871.

On that date, a concert took place here featuring a group of singers from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. That institution of learning, founded a few years previously to provide African American students with the best education possible, was struggling in the post-War south and faced bankruptcy. The idea was advanced by Fisk’s treasurer to have a number of students form a choir which would travel to raise funds for the college. More…

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August’s Final Friday Features Fun, Food, And Fine Tunes

30 Aug , 2019  

Join your friends downtown Friday evening for sunshine, good food, and good music.

The August 2019 Final Friday Concert will kick off at 5:30 PM at The Brickyard with Paris Stewart, TBA (the band), and Andy Shaw Band. Like always, the Final Friday Concert Series is free and open to the public; lawn chairs are encouraged, and refreshments will be available for purchase. More…

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Remembering Percy Hall With Beautiful Music

27 Aug , 2019  

Earlier this year, Mansfield lost a local icon of the arts.

Percy Hall was many things to many people; a music educator at both Madison and Mansfield Senior High Schools; his service playing in and leading numerous music ensembles; his reach to young musicians across the country as a composer and arranger of band and orchestra music; and much more. More…

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Spanish Melodies At Kingwood: Mid-Ohio Opera Presents Carmen

20 Aug , 2019  

The local music scene is made richer by music in all its forms. Mansfield is unique among cities its size, for instance, to have its own opera production company.

Mid-Ohio Opera, now in its fifth season under Artistic Director Joel Vega, offers the opportunity throughout the year to experience the magic of opera. This Saturday, August 24, such an occasion comes in the form of a concert-style performance of arias from “Carmen” of Georges Bizet, performed on the beautiful large south lawn at Kingwood Center Gardens. More…

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Turn The Page To Bob Seger This September

10 Aug , 2019  

A tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will come to the Renaissance Theatre on Saturday, September 7 for a night of classic rock-n-roll. Presented as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series and co-presented with North Central State College, Turn the Page will perform all of the greatest hits of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band starting at 8:00 PM on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Bellville’s Concerts In The Park

9 Jul , 2019  

The beautiful Victorian era Bandstand in the middle of the Village of Bellville is the setting for the Concerts in the Park series. Beginning on Thursday evening from 7 PM to 9 PM, concerts will take place at the historic Bandstand. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Township Building. More…

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The Heart Of Summer In The Heart Of Ohio: A Richland County July

1 Jul , 2019  

As summer ramps up and temperatures rise, can’t-miss events around Richland County emerge. The opportunities are diverse: music lovers, car buffs, and art aficionados alike will be pleased by the area’s many offerings, including the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, the Honda Indy 200, and the 35th Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow.

July is the month for music in Richland County, with opportunities nearly every night to enjoy live concerts and local musicians. Perhaps the most famous is the Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival (July 12-14) at the Ohio State Reformatory. More…

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Inaugural Smokey Run Festival This Weekend

28 Jun , 2019  

Lots of great music is on tap as the first-ever Smokey Run Festival kicks off at Clearfork Adventure Resort in Butler.

The line-up brings several musicians to the area for the first time. It includes: More…

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Brown Bags And Big Music

13 Jun , 2019  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that the Brown Bag Concert Series is back for 2019.

Live from Central Park next Wednesday, June 19, guests will have the opportunity to hear from contests of the local talent show organized by Ohio Paparazzi, Mansfield’s Got Talent, for the Brown Bag Concert Series. More…

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Preview Party At The Ren Rocks The House; 2019-2020 Season Announced

1 Jun , 2019  

1812Blockhouse was at Friday night’s Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre, and boy, was it enjoyable!

We are pleased to share the overview below of the evening and the 2019-2020 season as provided by the Renaissance Performing Arts Association. Before doing so, we would add that the performances of selections from several of the 2019-2020’s musical numbers on Friday evening were nothing short of brilliant entertainment and featured wonderful ensemble work and outstanding solo turns. More…

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Renaissance To Hold Biggest Party Of The Season

30 May , 2019  

The Renaissance is hosting its biggest party of the season this Friday evening and the entire community is invited.

The annual Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre will be held at 6:00 PM.  This exciting free event will officially announce the 2019-2020 Renaissance Performing Arts season lineup and will feature live performances, swag bags, a dessert reception, giveaways, and other surprises from the Renaissance. More…

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Youth Opera Theatre To Perform ‘Thespis’ and ‘Hercules

16 May , 2019  

Directed by Lori Turner, the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre will perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s operatic extravaganza, Thespis the piece that gave the legendary duo their start, and Hercules composed by the Renaissance’s Artistic Director, Michael Thomas on May 25 at 7:00 PM and May 26 at 3:00 PM. More…

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