Hoover Auditorium entertainment includes wide variety

Jun 27, 2019 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hoover Auditorium hosts a variety of musicians, comedians, illusionists, dancers and bands nightly during the summer.

Michael Stanley & Friends will perform, Saturday, June 29, 8:15 p.m. A Cleveland native, Stanley made a name for himself with the Michael Stanley Band in the 1970s and ‘80s. The band had such hits as “He Can’t Love You” and “My Town.”

On Sunday, June 30, 6 p.m., at Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Family Night in the Park will feature The Tubs. A party band with a signature pop sound, the group is made up of graduates from Capital University’s Conservatory of Music, where they all met.

The Toledo-based Cottonwood String Jam Band, led by Spencer Cunningham, will present an evening of old-time Appalachian, folk and country music on Monday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., Third Street, in front of the auditorium. All are invited to dance, watch and listen. Dancers receive a colored bandana at the start to determine the order of partners for the ‘called’ dances. Wear comfortable shoes and come early to participate in the easiest dances. Refreshments provided.

On Tuesday, July 2, 8:15 p.m., Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience will perform at Hoover. An eighth generation Louisiana Creole, Terrance Simien has been performing his indigenous Zydeco roots music for more than 30 years. The band has earned two Grammy Awards.

Wednesday, July 3, 7:30 p.m., the Stars of The Peking Acrobats performance will include Chinese acrobatic maneuvers atop a stack of chairs, trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. Having set the world record for the Human Chair Stack in 1999, group members also appeared in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

Thursday, July 4, activities include entertainment in Bettinger Park, noon – 2 p.m. JK All Day is an acoustic duo featuring James Hensley and Kerry Tuttle from the band, The Junk. At 1:30 p.m., comedy juggler Matt Jergens will return to Lakeside balancing a basket of eggs on a 20-foot pole, juggling razor-sharp knives, riding a tall unicycle. 2:30-4:45 p.m., The Adjustments,

a Northeast Ohio band, will bring decades of music from 1950s old-school favorites to today’s country, rock, dance and pop chart-toppers. They are followed by the Juggernaut Band, from Louisville, Ky., 5-7:45 p.m.

The week’s entertainment concludes on Friday, July 5, 8:15 p.m., with “Overnight – The Boy Band Tribute,” hosted by Jeff Timmons of 98°. The nostalgic, sing-a-long includes the biggest hits of favorite boy bands.

Admission and parking fees apply. Purchase Chautauqua Passes in advance at www.lakesideohio.com/admission or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar to view 2019 entertainers.

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