This summer is poised to be another exciting season in Lakeside Chautauqua, with favorite entertainers returning and brand new faces that are sure to deliver.
Over Memorial Day weekend, Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience will bring their unique tribute show that pays homage to one of the most legendary bands in music history. This Beatles Tribute Band will perform the band’s greatest hits on Saturday, May 25.
On Saturday, June 15, Next Generation Leahy, Lakeside’s favorite Celtic family, returns to the Hoover Auditorium stage. The Leahy children, ages 8-16, will open Lakeside’s 146th season with the sounds of song, non-stop fiddling and step-dancing.
Lakeside’s popular Family Entertainment Series at 7:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays returns. Highlights include Mutts Gone Nuts on June 26, The Magic of Bill Blagg on July 10, and Columbus Zoo Animals with Suzi Rapp on July 17. Visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar to view all shows.
On Saturday, June 22, six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Amy Grant returns to perform her timeless hits, “Baby, Baby,” “El Shaddai” and “Every Heartbeat.” Over her three-decade career, she has gained the title of top-selling contemporary Christian music singer of all time, earning six Grammys, numerous Dove Awards and three multi-Platinum albums.
“Overnight – The Boy Band Tribute” is nostalgic, sing-a-long fun to the biggest hits of favorite boy bands, including the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, NKOTB, 98°, Boys II Men, One Direction and many more. Jeff Timmons of 98° serves as the host and a featured artist, as well as the creative mind behind the production. The band will perform on Friday, July 5.
Celebrating more than 40 years of musical success, Three Dog Night will perform their classic rock hits on Friday, July 12. Whether on the radio, TV commercials or in major motion pictures, hits like “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” and “Joy to the Word” have served to crystallize the band’s legacy.
The Guess Who, a band that has connected with mass audiences through a parade of Top 40 hits, will perform on Saturday, July 20. Some of their most famous songs include “These Eyes,” “No Time” and the rock anthem “American Woman.”
Steve Hartman, Emmy Award-winning “CBS News” contributor and longtime Lakesider, will return to Hoover Auditorium on Tuesday, July 23 to share his favorite stories featuring youth who have made a difference in the lives of others.
The signature harmonies and love ballads of The Lettermen, including “The Way You Look Tonight,” “When I Fall in Love” and current songs of today will be performed on Friday, July 26.
Wynonna & The Big Noise will make their Lakeside debut on Saturday, July 27. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold more than 30 million albums. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.”
Lakeside Chautauqua and the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) are excited to welcome Daniel Meyer as the new Music Director & Conductor of the LSO. He will lead the LSO as it opens its 56th summer of residency. The six evening concerts and two matinee youth concerts, spans from Wednesday, July 31-Friday, Aug. 16.
Sandi Patty, a notable female vocalist in Christian music, will return to Hoover Auditorium on Friday, Aug. 2. Throughout her 30-year career, she has earned five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and 40 Dove Awards, the most of any female artist.
Brian Regan, one of the most respected comedians in the country, will bring his stand-up routine to Lakeside on Saturday, Aug. 10.
The legendary pop soul voices of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. will fill Hoover Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 17. Originally part of the group The 5th Dimension, the duo will perform classics such as “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” and “You Don’t have to be a Star (to be in My Show).”
On Saturday, Aug. 31, Rockapella will close the summer with their catchy, original a cappella songs and complete contemporary revisions of Motown, pop and soul classics at 7:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks display along the lakefront.
To see more artists and events scheduled for this summer, visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar.