History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: Paul Robeson

13 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

There are many Mansfielders who today would not recognize the name of Paul Robeson.

That is unfortunate. Robeson was an extraordinary talent who, as Wikipedia shares, “…became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism.” A man large in stature, he had an oversized influence in American musicals and in the Civil Rights Movement.

He was also someone who made a visit to Mansfield to perform in concert. More…

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Headliner Performer Announced For Inkcarceration 2023

15 Dec , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

In a social media post, the organizers of Inkcarceration have announced the headline band for the 2023 edition of the phenomenally successful music festival in Mansfield.

The headliner will be the band Pantera. As the post shares, “Pantera is coming to melt your faces off…” It goes on to state that the rest of the lineup will be announced soon.

The festival will take place on July 14-16, again at The Ohio State Reformatory building and grounds.

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Country Music Legends Diamond Rio Coming To Mansfield

14 Dec , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Diamond Rio, a band known for dozens of hits and platinum albums for over 25 years, will play the Renaissance Theatre on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM. The band made popular by hits like “Meet in the Middle”, “How Your Love Makes Me Feel”, “One More Day” and more is sure to have audiences singing along.

Tickets to see Diamond Rio in concert at the Renaissance Theatre range from $15 to $60 and are on sale online at rentickets.org, or by visiting or calling the Renaissance Box Office at 419-522-2726. Diamond Rio is presented as a part of the Avita Health System Concert Series, with season partners DRM, Schmidt Security Pro, LIND advertising, Mid-State Multimedia, Hughie’s event services, Richland County Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Richland Source, and The Cleveland Financial Group.

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Johnny Cash Tribute Coming To The Renaissance Theatre

9 Oct , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Friday, October 28, the Renaissance will welcome Cash Family endorsed Terry Lee Goffee’s “The World’s Premier Johnny Cash Tribute”.

In the spring of 1955, Johnny Cash walked into the legendary Sun Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The music world was never the same.

Not long afterward, Terry Lee Goffee put on his first Johnny Cash record on a turntable and his world was never the same. 

“I have been a fan of Johnny Cash since I was about 8 years old. He and Elvis were my first two musical influences. I always felt Johnny’s music got better over the years. Cash’s songs addressed a lot of issues common to a lot of people, whether it was sensitive social issues or just some slice of life the average person could relate to.” 

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Foreigners Journey Coming To The Ren

27 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Saturday, October 1, the music, and energy of two legendary stadium rock bands come together in one electrifying show at the Renaissance Theater.

Now starring 2X Tony Nominated Star of Broadway’s Rock of Ages and American Idol Icon – Constantine Maroulis! Their repertoire of classic hits by Foreigner and Journey provides a crowd-pleasing night of unforgettable music. Not only heightened to new face-melting levels with the addition of Constantine, expect smoldering sexiness, dancers, production, and “Rock Of Ages” mash-ups that will take you right back to the Sunset Strip!

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The World’s Greatest Coloratura Soprano

25 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield music fans were in for a treat back in 1921 when someone billed as the world’s greatest coloratura soprano came to town to perform.

According to Wikipedia, a coloratura is a type of operatic soprano voice that specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs, leaps and trills.

Her name was Amelita Galli-Curci, and she was a huge recording star in her day, recording exclusively for Victor records. Her native city was Milan, Italy, where she studied at the local conservatory.

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Fantastic Final Friday Weekend

18 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

A jam-packed few days are in store for the Fantastic Final Friday Weekend in Mansfield full of vintage cars, famous airplanes, and live country music. Whether you call Richland County home, or are just visiting, you’ll be wowed by the amazing opportunities to make memories with family and friends on this late-summer weekend.

Airport Day and Vintage Planes

For lovers of historic aircraft – or just flying in general — Mansfield Lahm Airport Day, Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9-3 offers a chance to experience all that’s new at Mansfield Airport. Kids who’ve never flown before will get hooked on flying with free Eagle Flights. Skilled pilots share their passion and knowledge before taking off in a small plane, letting kids experience the closest thing to soaring like an eagle as they climb into the clouds.

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Verdi In The Pavilion

12 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There are many perks of living in north central Ohio, including access to cultural events and attractions within easy driving distance.

That said, there are opportunities to experience the arts closer to home through outstanding local performances and exhibitions.

One such opportunity arrives on August 20 at 8 PM, when Mid-Ohio Civic Opera shares a one-time only outdoor concert at the Mansfield Art Center Pavilion. Enjoy a program of opera arias, duets, trios, and more, all composed by the acknowledged master of Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi.

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

16 Jul , 2022  

NOTE: The story, first published in 2018, has been updated with newly-discovered information about this groundbreaking concert. See below.

By: 1812Blockhouse

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

In fact, it was made over 148 years ago, on November 29, 1871. More…

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Downtown

DMI Announces 2022 Final Friday Concert Series Lineup

20 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

One of the most popular local summer traditions is back again for 2022, bigger and better than ever!

It’s the best way to experience sunshine, good food, and good music. The 2022 Final Friday Concert Series at The Brickyard hosted by Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will kickoff on Friday, May 27 with the lineup of Emily Raff, Third Degree Sideburn, and Terry Lee Ridey.

The full 2022 summer lineup is as follows:

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