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Classical guitarist Sharon Isban to pick at Parrish (video preview)

Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin will perform at Miami Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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Sharon Isbin is a multiple Grammy Award winner whose extraordinary lyricism, ability and versatility, has shaped her as the pre-eminent classical guitarist of our time. She is also the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s Best Classical Guitarist award, and the Toronto and Madrid Queen Sofia competitions, and was the first guitarist ever to win the Munich Competition.

She has appeared as a soloist with over 170 orchestras and has given sold-out performances in New York’s Carnegie, Avery Fisher Halls, and many others venues.

Other performances at Miami Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium include:

Holly Williams and Heather Maloney (replacing previously announced artist Joe Pugh) on Nov. 14

Sam Baker and Gretchen Peters on Feb. 27,

The SteelDrivers on April 16.

Artist Series performances scheduled for the 2015-2016 Artist Series at Miami Middletown’s Dave Finkelman Auditorium include:

  • Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anais Mitchell on March 18
  • Southern Troubadours in the Round featuring Paul Thorn, Ruthie Foster, and Joe Ely on April 9.

Tickets are available online at www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice or by calling (513) 529-3200. A service charge applies to online orders. Ticketsmay be purchased in person from the cashier’s office in Johnston Hall at Miami Middletown.

Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd. Miami Middletown is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.         

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Artist Series announced: SteelDrivers returning to MUH

The Miami University Regionals Artist Series returns this year with an outstanding lineup of performances that includes classical guitar, bluegrass, folk, Americana and indie rock music at the Hamilton and Middletown campuses.

Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester to kick off the 2015-2016 Artist Series season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 at Miami Middletown’s Dave Finkelman Auditorium. This 2015 bluegrass Grammy Award winning band consists of Jerry Douglas; solo artist Shawn Camp on lead vocals and guitar; Nashville banjoist Charlie Cushman on banjo and guitars; songwriter, mandolin and fiddle master Johnny Warren; and Barry Bales on vocals and bass. The Earls of Leicester are the product of Douglas’s passion for the music of bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys, whose work in the ’50s and ’60s created the standard for contemporary bluegrass and transcended traditional genre barriers to popularize the music. The Earls of Leicester bring fresh energy to old classics, while maintaining the same emotional authenticity, instrumental expertise and vibrant creative spirit. 

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Other performances scheduled for the 2015-2016 Artist Series at Miami Middletown’s Dave Finkelman Auditorium include:

  • Arlo Guthrie’s 50th Anniversary Tour of Alice’s Restaurant on Oct. 14;
  • Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anais Mitchell on March 18;
  • Southern Troubadours in the Round featuring Paul Thorn, Ruthie Foster, and Joe Ely on April 9.

Artist Series performances at Miami Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium include:

  • Sharon Isbin on Oct. 24, Joe Pug and Heather Maloney on Nov. 14;
  • Sam Baker and Gretchen Peters on Feb. 27;
  • The SteelDrivers on April 16.

Tickets are available online at www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice or by calling (513) 529-3200. A service charge applies to online orders. Ticketsmay be purchased in person from the cashier’s office in Johnston Hall at Miami Middletown. If you purchase season tickets you’ll save 10 percent on either series. For more information, email epsteihr@miamioh.edu.

Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd. Miami Middletown is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.

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UPDATED AGAIN: Big River Get Down relocated to RiversEDGE

It might be a little soggy for a few hours on Saturday, but that’s not going to stop attendees from getting down at RiversEdge Amphitheater for David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite.  The weather forecast improved significantly over night and the rain from tropical depression “Bill” should be out of the area by 4:30 p.m.

Due to the improved forecast, the Big River Get Down will be held at RiversEdge Amphitheater as originally planned.  RiversEdge Amphitheater is located at 116 Dayton Street and the box office will be located at this address in front of the amphitheater.  Dayton Street from North Second Street to Riverfront Plaza will be closed to traffic during the festival.

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Due to two inches of forecasted rain from a tropical depression, David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite will be moved from RiversEdge Amphitheater and will be held on Market Street under the McDulin Parking Garage in downtown Hamilton on Saturday, June 20.  All of the band’s set times will remain the same, the only change is the location of the concert.  Market Street will be closed to traffic and parking beginning on Thursday, June 18 at 11:00 p.m.

All attendees at Saturday’s concert will be completely sheltered from the elements as Market Street is covered by the McDulin Parking Garage.  Free parking will be available in the McDulin Garage during the concert.  The entrance to the parking garage is located one block north of High Street at 113 North Third Street, Hamilton, OH 45011.

Concert attendees parking in the McDulin Parking Garage will not be able to access the venue from the garage stairwell and elevators.  Attendees who need handicap access should be dropped off at the entrance of the parking garage near the box office prior to parking the car.  All other attendees parking in the parking garage should follow the posted signage directing them to the box office/entrance.

Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets, but will be limited as to where they may place lawn chairs and blankets as depicted on the venue map below.  Factory-sealed water bottles are permitted.

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The following items are not permitted:

  • coolers
  • non-factory sealed bottles
  • camelback water reservoirs
  • carry-in alcoholic beverages
  • backpacks
  • large umbrellas.

Attendees will be permitted to re-enter the venue with appropriate wristbands.

Food and beverage vendors will be on-site serving up tasty treats and refreshing beverages.  Miller Lite is the presenting sponsor of David Shaw’s Big River Get Down and we will be selling MillerCoors products during the festival.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.bigrivergetdown.com



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RiversEdge Amphitheater in Hamilton, Ohio is excited to announce it will be hosting David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite on Saturday, June 20.  The one-day festival will feature six bands including The Revivalists, a special acoustic set by David Shaw, The Main Squeeze, Maggie Koerner, The Heard, Backup Planet and Elementree Livity Project.

2015 marks the fourth consecutive year The Revivalists will perform at RiversEdge.  The Revivalists’ front man, David Shaw, is a native Hamiltonian and truly enjoys performing in his hometown.

“As someone born and raised in Hamilton, the recent revitalization of the city has been something inspiring to witness,” said Shaw.  “Getting the opportunity the last few summers to perform with my band, The Revivalists, at RiversEdge Amphitheater has always been a highlight of my year and a great opportunity to reconnect with family and old friends. The Big River Get Down will serve as a way to help increase the profile of Hamilton, while bringing something unique directly to the people of the city. Over the coming years we hope to sustain and grow this event along with the continuing renaissance of Hamilton to bolster the economy and provide yet another pillar of confidence and pride for the community.”

When discussing the parameters and scope of the festival, David Shaw stated he wanted the proceeds from the festival to be put towards something that would make the City of Hamilton an even better place to live, work and play.  To help David accomplish this mission, all proceeds from the festival will be dedicated to the City of Hamilton’s 4th of July fireworks and to provide additional free concerts at RiversEdge.

Tickets are available at www.bigrivergetdown.com.  Advance tickets are $15, 4-packs of tickets are $50 and day of show tickets (if available) will be $20.

For more information on David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite, please visit www.bigrivergetdown.com.

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TONIGHT! Dave Bennett entertains at Fitton Center

Michigan clarinetist Dave Bennett is an authentic musical prodigy (totally self-taught) who brings to life the classic sound and music of Benny Goodman with incredible technique, style, beauty of tone and naturalness. Join us as Dave Bennett entertains guests in the beautiful Carruthers Signature Ballroom at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Dave is truly a “young phenom,” and has performed in over thirty-five US States and Canada and has appeared with thirty orchestras for “pops” shows. Bennett has made a great impression on several of Benny Goodman’s famous band members: vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and pianist Dick Hyman all strongly endorse Dave Bennett as “the closest ever” to Goodman’s sound and style.

This performance is part of the EntertainmentPlus! Series. A reception of beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres is included in your ticket price. The post-performance reception is sponsored by MillerCoors. The season beverage sponsor is G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To reserve your seats, call 513-863-8873 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.fittoncenter.org.

 


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Young clarinetist phenom Dave Bennett entertains at Fitton Center

Michigan clarinetist Dave Bennett is an authentic musical prodigy (totally self-taught) who brings to life the classic sound and music of Benny Goodman with incredible technique, style, beauty of tone and naturalness. Join us as Dave Bennett entertains guests in the beautiful Carruthers Signature Ballroom at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Dave is truly a “young phenom,” and has performed in over thirty-five US States and Canada and has appeared with thirty orchestras for “pops” shows. Bennett has made a great impression on several of Benny Goodman’s famous band members: vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and pianist Dick Hyman all strongly endorse Dave Bennett as “the closest ever” to Goodman’s sound and style.

This performance is part of the EntertainmentPlus! Series. A reception of beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres is included in your ticket price. The post-performance reception is sponsored by MillerCoors. The season beverage sponsor is G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To reserve your seats, call 513-863-8873 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.fittoncenter.org.

 


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Jonathan Kingham to entertain at the Fitton Center

With a soothing blend of folk, pop, country and jazz, Jonathan Kingham usually comes armed with a huge tub of Red Vines, a quick freestyle wit, and has become a favorite on the circuit. The Fitton Center is excited for Jonathan Kingham to perform as part of the nLIVEn series on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in the beautiful Carruthers Signature Ballroom.

In his first few years on the scene, Jonathan quickly developed into a seasoned performer while sharing the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Michael McDonald, Doug Stone, Vanessa Carlton, and Jonathan Brooke. He has toured with such diverse acts as Julio Iglesias Jr. and currently plays keyboard and steel guitar for Toad the Wet Sprocket.


The nLIVEn series is being presented to engage a new audience through a unique type of music and will offer a laid-back vibe, a flowing cash bar and an environment where attendees can move around and mingle during the performance. Plus, included with your admission are two COMPLIMENTARY beer/wine tickets and light appetizers.

This event is sponsored by Kathy and Chris Monnin. The series catering sponsor is Two Women in a Kitchen and the season beverage sponsor is G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. To reserve your seats, call 513-863-8873 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.fittoncenter.org.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts would like to extend its gratitude to ArtsWave, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council for their support.

Helen Welch performs ‘I Got Rhythm’ at Fitton Center

Whether she’s singing Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan, or Elton John, Sting and Randy Newman, Helen Welch’s sophisticated vocals and humor leave audiences breezily enchanted. Join us as Helen Welch performs I Got Rhythm in the beautiful Carruthers Signature Ballroom at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Helen Welch is a critically-acclaimed, Cleveland based vocalist whose live stage performances explore a diverse range of musical compositions. Her many talents include the knack for choosing songs that stand the test of time and making them her own.

I Got Rhythm includes hot Latin tempos such as Mambo Italiano, swinging favorites such as I’ve Got the World on a String, It’s a Good Day and Hit the Road Jack!  Gorgeous ballads include At Last and Natural Woman, and of course, there have to be some funny surprises to entertain and delight you!  Join Helen and her fabulous trio of musicians; Joe Leaman on piano, Bryan Thomas on bass and Roy King on drums as they tip their hats to a huge variety of music from Broadway theatre, musical theatre, Hollywood musical film and all things in between!

This performance is part of the EntertainmentPlus! Series. The event is sponsored by Joel and Marilyn Schmidt. A reception of beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres is included in your ticket price. The post-performance reception is sponsored by MillerCoors. The season beverage sponsor is G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To reserve your seats, call 513-863-8873 ext. 110 or visit our website, www.fittoncenter.org.

David Shaw’s ‘Big River Get Down’ set for June 20

RiversEdge Amphitheater in Hamilton, Ohio is excited to announce it will be hosting David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite on Saturday, June 20.  The one-day festival will feature six bands including The Revivalists, a special acoustic set by David Shaw, The Main Squeeze, Maggie Koerner, The Heard, Wild Adriatic and Elementree Livity Project.

2015 marks the fourth consecutive year The Revivalists will perform at RiversEdge.  The Revivalists’ front man, David Shaw, is a native Hamiltonian and truly enjoys performing in his hometown.

“As someone born and raised in Hamilton, the recent revitalization of the city has been something inspiring to witness,” said Shaw.  “Getting the opportunity the last few summers to perform with my band, The Revivalists, at RiversEdge Amphitheater has always been a highlight of my year and a great opportunity to reconnect with family and old friends. The Big River Get Down will serve as a way to help increase the profile of Hamilton, while bringing something unique directly to the people of the city. Over the coming years we hope to sustain and grow this event along with the continuing renaissance of Hamilton to bolster the economy and provide yet another pillar of confidence and pride for the community.”

When discussing the parameters and scope of the festival, David Shaw stated he wanted the proceeds from the festival to be put towards something that would make the City of Hamilton an even better place to live, work and play.  To help David accomplish this mission, all proceeds from the festival will be dedicated to the City of Hamilton’s 4th of July fireworks and free concert at RiversEdge.

A limited number of $10 pre-sale tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m.  All other tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, March 25.  Advance tickets are $15, 4-packs of tickets are $50 and day of show tickets (if available) will be $20.

For more information on David Shaw’s Big River Get Down Presented by Miller Lite, please visit www.bigrivergetdown.com.

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Enjoy a Wide Variety of Musical Performances at the Fitton Center with Music Café

An evening at Music Café is like music to your ears, your heart, and your soul. Join us at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. for Music Café.

Admission is free!

Featuring a wide variety of musical performances that is free and open to the public, Music Café continues to be one of the community’s most popular events. Come enjoy family-friendly refreshments while listening to melodies from all genres, including everything from folk music and worldly sounds to bluegrass and hard rock. Musicians come from all over southwestern Ohio to perform and we are always searching for new acts to share their talents on our welcoming stage.

Performances are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Are you a musician interested in spending a little quality time with our friendly audiences? Visit www.musiccafe.ws, stop by the front desk, or talk to one of the Music Café volunteers to sign up or to receive more information.