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com/parks/bandshell Rain Site: June 10 Something new at the Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell for our 2012 Concert Series opening day Sunday June 10. Join us for a special family program beginning at 6 PM. McDowell Gordon Russ, Magician: Performing his Comedy Magic Revue. The Magic Trunk of Gordon Russ is chock full of tricks and bursting at the seams with illusions. Thaddeus Rex & Rock: Thaddeus Rex travels the country with his best friend, a 7 foot dinosaur named Rock Together they perform a high energy concert you will never forget with award winning songs, a drumming dinosaur, marvelous mischief, interactive antics and much much more. Join us and Roar like a Rock Star. K C Big Band: The KC Big Band, under the leadership of Kroc Center Music Coordinator, Neil Ebert, came into existence in March of 2009 and is the premier performing group af the Ashland Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. The Big Band samples many different jazz artists, such as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Michael Buble', Frank Sinatra, and many June 14 Northwest Territory: Entertaining audiences with its own unique style and enthusiasm Bluegrass, gospel, country fiddle tunes, breakdowns and original compositions are part of the bands repertoire. Family humor and fast-paced stage presence make Northwest Territory a favorite wherever they perform. Members include Mike Gorrell, Marsha Kirker, Randall Boring and Ashland own Mary Kettering Little Theatre June 17 Ashland Area Community Concert Band: Recognized as one of Ohios finest Community Concert Bands, the ensemble performs a wide repertoire, including Broadway selections, classic marches and masterworks for concert band. Leonard Salvo, Director. McDowell June 21 Wild Carrot: This Cincinnati based, award winning group has what it takes to please all types of folk music fans. Rooted in traditional American music their repertoire branches in diverse directions; from original tunes to swing, blues and traditional songs using guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina, penny whistle and vocals. Their performance has been described as honest, soothing, uplifting and fun all at the same time Little Theatre June 24 John Denver Tribute, The John Adams Band John Adams performed a duet with John Denver in Europe of "Whispering Jesse." followed by Denver saying "He sounds just like me." Both Johns shared stories with each other of their time in Beijing and the many other parts of the world music took them. The two agreed on recording plans, before Colorado lost her adopted son. John Adams, together with his band, brings back the music of the Rocky Mountain legend, John Denver. www.johnadamsmusic. McDowell June 28 American Federation of Musicians Concert Band: Conducted by Steven D. Taylor. For more than 100 years the American Federation of Musicians has been synonymous with professionally performed music. This 48 piece ensemble exemplifies the AMF standard and is comprised of professional and highly accomplished instrumentalists from Ashland, Richland &

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July 1 Ashland Symphony Orchestra Arie Lipsky, Conductor. The Pops in the Park concert returns to celebrate Independence Day with the Ashland Area Chorus and Battery D, the 1st Ohio Light Artilley company, to lead the 1812 Overature. McDowell July 5 Ohio National Guard 122 Army Band Concert Ensemble: For over 50 years, the Ohio National Guard's 122nd Army Band has been a staple of the musical tradition of the United States military in Ohio. Members from every corner of the state (plus a few from other states) are charged with carrying out the mission of increasing troop morale and creating a link between the public and the Ohio Army National Guard. McDowell July 8 Fun Center Chordsmen: A group of men from the surrounding area dedicated to promoting and singing the acapella style of four part harmony. Outstanding sound and great entertainment for all ages. McDowell July 10 14 Ashland Chautauqua: The Fabulous Fifties: Ashlands 13th annual Chautauqua features portrayals of 5 well know figures from the era: Tuesday: Pee Wee Reese; Wednesday: Joseph McCarth;y Thursday: Rachel Carson; Friday: Pearl Buck; Saturday: Minnie Pearl Little Theatre July 15 My Sweet Patootie; Canadians Terry Young and Sandra Swanell embrace a forgotton brand o f showmanship that is 2 parts exemplary musicianship and one part vaudeville comedy. Their clever original songs include elements of western swing and old time music presented with twenty-first century pizzazz. Little Theatre July 19 NEOS DANCE Robert Wesner, Artistic Director: In residence at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Neos Dance Theatre combines, music, dance and theatre. The energetic dancers pull audiences into their performance with their warm rapport and palpable love of dance. McDowell July 22 Johnathan Kingham; With a soothing blend of folk, pop, country and jazz, Kingham comes armed with a smile, exceptional musicianship and award winning song writing skills. He is a versatile and in demand performer with a show that is perfect for all ages. Little Theatre July 26 Blue Lunch; Blue Lunch is an eight piece band that plays jump blues along with New Orleans R & B, Chicago Blues, rock and jazz, featuring a three piece horn section, upright bass, drums, keyboards, guitar & harmonica, along with multiple singers and harmonies. In the contemporary blues scene, Blue Lunch stands alone with its unique sound McDowell

July 29 Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp: A Blast from the Bayou Dennis Strougmatt and Creole Stomp fuse tradition with excitement to take audiences where every day is a French Creole Mardi Gras. A great sound and very entertaining. McDowell August 2 Willie Nelson Tribute w/ Gordy Taylor and Richard Van Winkle: These gentlemen have many years between them of entertaining and bringing the Willie Nelson sound to audiences throughout Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania Little Theatre

August 5 Geeze Cats: A quartet of veteran musicians with uncommon vocal capabilities featuring the classic songs of the pre-Beatle days of the late 50s and early 60s the Golden Age of Rock aRollalong with improve style comedy. Little Theatre August 9 Natalie Stovall: Born and raised just outside of Nashville, TN. Natalie played her first professional gig singing and playing the fiddle at age 10. She has played many stages from Oprah to the Grand Old Opry and tours with her band for over 200 events per year. McDowell August 12 OPUS: Ashland Regional Ballet with OPUS II Dance Studio, Sarah Cyders, Artistic Director. Ashland Regional Ballet developed as an outgrowth of Opus II dance studio in 1989. Opus II was founded in 1982. The Dancers in both the school and the company study and perform in a wide range of styles, including ballet, modern, jazz and tap, offering great entertainment for the entire family and a richer artistic atmosphere in our community. McDowell