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Final Friday Concert Coming Up

26 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Join Downtown Mansfield, Inc. downtown this Friday, July 30, for sunshine, good food, and good music.

The July 2021 Final Friday Concert Series will kick off at 5:30 PM at The Brickyard with Red & Six, Departure, and Red Ball Jets.

As always, the Final Friday Concert Series is free and open to the public; lawn chairs are encouraged, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Outside beverages and coolers are prohibited.

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Music at Lunch: A Great Idea

23 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year, Mechanics Bank is again hosting downtown workers — and anyone else who enjoys good music — to a series of “[email protected]” concerts in the courtyard of their downtown Mansfield location.

All of the following will be held between 11:45 AM and 1:15 PM. Come and stay for a set or the entire event.

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Jazz At The Ren Backlot

7 Jul , 2021  

The Artistic Jazz Orchestra makes its premier appearance at the Renaissance Theatre this weekend. AJO Artistic Director, Paul Martin, has put together an evening of the group’s most popular numbers.

Martin is a native of Ashland and has studied with jazz legends like Vaughn Wiester (trombonist and arranger for Woody Herman) and Doug Richeson (bassist for Tony Bennett). He’s also performed with some of the finest jazz musicians in the country, includingLas Vegas vocalist/pianist George Bugatti, vocalist Cathi Muckle (the niece of Rosemary Clooney), trumpeter Bobby Shew, and drummer Louise Bellson. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

24 Jun , 2021  

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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Band Music Is Everywhere This Summer

14 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse
North central Ohio music lovers, this is the summer for you!

The American Federation of Musicians, Local 159 has announced its “Music in the Parks” series for June, July, and August. These events will take place in Mansfield, Shelby, Crestline, Bellville, Ashland, and Loudonville.

These free concerts are provided by AFM 159 and through the support of local sponsors.

Concerts include: More…

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Final Fridays At The Brickyard Lineup Announced

19 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

In an announcement this week on their Facebook Page, the folks at Downtown Mansfield, Inc. announced the lineup of summer Final Friday concerts at The Brickyard.

The list includes local favorites and a couple of new names. They include: More…

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Inkcarceration Announces Festival Lineup

21 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, Inkcarceration

Get ready to rock, Richland County!

The Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival announced its 2021 official lineup on Tuesday, and its full of names you know.

The event is now set for September 10-12 at OSR.

Headlining the show will be Slipknot, Rob Zombie and Mudvayne (marking their first appearance since 2009). The three days will also feature performances by A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Halestorm, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Fever 333, All That Remains and many more. More…

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St. Peter’s Music Series Returns With Flautist Angela Massey

8 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s wonderful to be sharing the news that the popular and unique St. Peter’s Music Series is returning to bring Mansfield audiences outstanding opportunities to hear solo and group artists in performance.

This time it is flautist Angela Massey, accompanied by pianist Erika Dohi.

The performance will feature works for the flute created by composers J.S. Bach, Mouquet, Saint-Saens, and Matt Smith.

Ms. Massey maintains an active career as a solo artist, chamber artist, orchestral musician, and instructor. She has performed in venues across the United States and Europe. Massey’s academic credentials include a certificate in Advanced Flute Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More…

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History & Tourism

Early Bird Inkcarceration Tickets Go On Sale Friday

24 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Organizations of the 2021 Inkcarcreation at OSR shared the following announcement on Wednedsay:

“Due to the overwhelming high demand for tickets right now and a lot of requests for an early bird pre-sale, we are releasing a limited amount of early bird general admission and VIP tickets this year.”

You can beat the rush by getting tickets now for just $20 down and the lowest possible cost.

Ticket sales begin on Friday, March 26 for the 2021 event, which will take place on September 10-21. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: Paul Robeson

2 Jan , 2021  

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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Summer Road Trips: Traditional Band Concert Features Mansfield Area Musicians

4 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This featured road trip is just about as close as you can possibly get, as the city of Galion actually extends into the southwest part of Richland County. It is also a rare opportunity to attend an old fashioned community band concert in this part of Ohio, one that showcases talent known to Richland County audiences. More…

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Live On The Lawn

29 Jun , 2020  

By: Kingwood Center Gardens, 1812Blockhouse

As it is said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Or, in other words, when life gives one lemons, the best thing to do is to make lemonade.

That is just what’s happening at Kingwood Center Gardens this year. In a similar manner to the folks at the Renaissance Theatre downtown, Kingwood is moving activities outside — a beautiful place to be.

Their Live on the Lawn summer concert series is returning for a third year, providing free musical entertainment on the South Lawn. More…

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The Ren Under The Stars

9 Jun , 2020  

This summer, the fun of drive-in movies will be joined by the excitement of outdoor music as the Renaissance Theatre presents a new series called “The Ren Backlot.”

This series will be presented safely outside in the parking lot of the Renaissance Theatre and will include films and concerts. The screen for the series is generously donated by Lind Media, and the new Panasonic 8000 Lumen 3LCD Digital projector and Short-throw Lens generously donated by Rand and Mary Smith.

Events will begin at 9:00 PM, except for June 12 which begins at 8:00 PM, and held in a Drive-In format to accommodate current guidelines for mass gatherings. More…

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RENEW Your Passion At The Ren

6 Jun , 2020  

Mansfield’s premier venue for live entertainment, the Renaissance Theatre, formally announced the lineup for its 2020-21 season, RENEW Your Passion, at a Season Preview LIVE Online event Friday evening.

The event began with Condrea Webber revisiting her role as Etta James from At Last: An Evening with Etta James by singing “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” with The Etta James Trio. A special free performance of At Last: An Evening with Etta James will be held outside the Renaissance on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 PM. This performance is sponsored by Richland County Foundation, More…

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Mid Ohio Opera To Perform at the Bellville Opera House

10 Mar , 2020  

Updated: Two comedic one-act shows will be performed at the historic Bellville Opera House next month. On March 27 and 29, Mid Ohio Opera invites you to step back in time with them as they perform Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona and J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata. More…

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