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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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A Super Summer At Marshall Park

15 May , 2019  

The City of Ontario has announced the lineup for the Summer 2019 Concerts in the Park.

All concerts are held at the Marshall Park Band-Shell from 6:00-8:00 PM with a rain date of the following Tuesday. Food vendors will be available.

This is the second year that an Open Mic night will be included. More…

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Elton John Music Featured As “Jeans ‘n Classics” Joins The MSO

2 Mar , 2019  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will be joined by world-class rock musicians, Jeans ‘n Classics, to perform the music of Elton John in its OhioHealth Symphony Series concert, “Jeans ‘n Classics” on Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a dynamic program celebrating the music of Elton John in a unique collaboration melding rock music with symphonic. More…

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Jazz Coming To Park Avenue West

23 Feb , 2019  

Steve Brown and Friends will present a jazz concert on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 PM in the newly renovated Theatre 166. The theater, which is part of Renaissance Performing Arts Association, is located at 166 Park Avenue West.

This 5-piece ensemble will perform a diverse variety of jazz style including swing, Latin and ballads, chosen primarily from the Great American Songbook. Included will be the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel and many others. More…

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band Playing The Ren

25 Jan , 2019  

Tusk, the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will be performing on February 2 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. As part of the Avita Health System Concert Series, this show will feature all of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic hits.

Tusk, is the number one tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. More…

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Inkcarceration Announces Lineup

16 Jan , 2019  

It’s a day that rock music fans have been looking forward to for some time.

The second annual Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival is set for July 12 through 14 at the Ohio State Reformatory, and the lineup of music and artists has been announced.

The Festival will feature over 50 tattoo artists willing to make their talent available to attendees, and this year over 30 groups will be on hand to rock out the crowd on two stages. Headliners this year include Shinedown, Godsmack, and Five Finger Death Punch. More…

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Jazz At Theatre 166

15 Jan , 2019  

Steve Brown and Friends will present a jazz concert on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 PM in the newly renovated Theatre 166. The theater, which is part of Renaissance Performing Arts Association, is located at 166 Park Avenue West.

This 5-piece ensemble will perform a diverse variety of jazz style including swing, Latin and ballads, chosen primarily from the Great American Songbook. Included will be the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel and many others. More…

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The Emperor’s New Clothes In A Teddy Bear Concert

7 Jan , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre will host the second of its three Teddy Bear Concerts in the 2018-2019 Mechanics Bank Education Series on Sunday, February 10 at 2:30 PM.

The performance features the story of the well-known emperor obsessed with the newest and most fabulous clothing, which is brought to life by Artistic Director, Michael Thomas in an engaging musical adaptation which features audience participation, interactive storytelling with local actors, and live musicians featuring the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Trio. More…

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