The popular duo of Steve and Lisa Ball return to the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. This first-ever outdoor Musical Arts concert will be held in Lakeside Chautauqua at the Steele Memorial Bandstand, 100 Kenton Row, to allow social distancing.
The Balls will present Appalachian Roots Music of the Carter family, a traditional American folk group who recorded between 1927 and 1956.
Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass, country, southern gospel, pop and rock, and the folk revival of the 1960s. The program details, in story and song, the life and recording career of this famous family, who, to this day, continue to leave their mark on American music.
From the formation of the trio, their audition at the “Bristol Sessions,” to their wide popularity, their songs were based on music from the middle of the nineteenth century, many of which were recorded by A.P. Carter from the descendants of British families living in hills around southwestern Virginia.
Season ticket holders of the 2019-2020 Musical Arts Series will be welcomed free of charge to Lakeside upon presentation of a ticket from any canceled MAS concert. Others will be admitted to Lakeside for the daily gate fee of $17 per adult plus parking. Children 13 and under and seniors 90 and older are admitted free. Wearing of masks and social distancing required for attendance at all bandstand concerts.
More information on the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton is available at musicalartsportclinton.com. Information about Steve and Lisa Ball is available at steveballcivilwarmusic.com.