Entertainment for the week of June 30 to July 6 includes:
Saturday, June 30, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra “Star Spangled Pops”. This symphonic-size, professional ensemble performs popular and cinematic music, jazz, big band and Broadway, as well as light classical works. Their second performance in Lakeside will feature patriotic music like “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “1812 Overture”, “God Bless the USA” and other classics. Their performance will also incorporate favorites, such as medleys from the hits of Elvis Presley and Bill Joel, and the movie “Grease”, and songs such as “Sweet Caroline” and “Copacabana”.
Sunday, July 1, 6 p.m., Steel Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Family Night in the Park: Blue Lunch. The late 1940s and early 1950s were a pivotal time in American musical history, when blues, rhythm and blues, swing and rock and roll were all still one genre, not yet identified as what they are today. Blue Lunch explores that music and makes it all their own. Eight virtuoso musicians from Cleveland perform on guitar, piano, upright bass, drums, harp, saxophone, trumpet and trombone. In addition to their instrumental talent, Blue Lunch also boasts five vocalists and includes doo-wop style and gospel harmonies into their repertoire.
Monday, July 2, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Laura Schroff “Angels on Earth”. Laura Schroff, international and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author who has written “An Invisible Thread”, “An Invisible Thread Christmas Story” and “Angels on Earth”, will speak on the power of acts of kindness and human connections. Her first book, “An Invisible Thread”, told the story of an unlikely encounter the author had with an 11-year-old panhandler and the decades-long friendship that followed. In follow-up to that book, she wrote “Angels on Earth” from stories she received from readers who had their own “invisible thread” stories to share.
Tuesday, July 3, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Tuey Wilson - Comic Stunt Juggler. As an entertainer, Tuey Wilson’s performances go beyond the usual displays of juggling skills and include a wide variety of manipulations; it simply can’t fit into one categorization. Not to mention, he can perform his acts in sign language to accommodate and entertain those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Audiences love his unassuming and friendly style, and the only thing they do more than applaud during his show is laugh.
Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m., Lakeside Chautauqua, Fourth of July Events: Bike Parade, Float Parade, Cookout, All-day Entertainment and Fireworks. Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. with the children’s bike parade, followed by the float parade at 10:15 a.m. A cookout with ribs, chicken and favorite summer side dishes will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. From 11:30 a.m. to dusk when the fireworks begin, live entertainment will be provided by acoustic duo JK All Day, magician Michael Mage, classic rock tribute group Stadium 11 and blues duo Honey & Blue. Fireworks will be launched off a barge at the north end of the dock at 9:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 5, 8:15 p.m.,Hoover Auditorium, Farewell Angelina. Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and talented multi-instrumentalists. Their blend of heart-stopping harmonies over double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. They’ve also been named among Rolling Stone’s “New Artists You Need to Know”, Roughstock.com’s “Ones to Watch” and Billboard’s “Hot New Trend” with a tour schedule to prove it.
Friday, July 6, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, The Midtown Men. The Midtown Men reunites stars from the 2006 smash Broadway hit musical “Jersey Boys”. Formed in 2010, this popular vocal group has been widely praised for their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll songs of the 1960s. Featuring stories and songs, their acclaimed concerts showcase classic tunes originated by The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and more. Their debut album, “The Midtown Men: Sixties Hits”, was met with critical acclaim and garnered five-star album review across iTunes.
Purchasing a daily, Saturday or season Chautauqua pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium at no additional charge. Seating is first-come, first-served.
A daily Chautauqua pass is $23.50 for adults and $15.50 for youth (ages 13-24) per day. A Saturday Chautauqua pass for an adult is $28 if purchased on that day. Youth daily Chautauqua passes are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua pass rate. Children ages 12 and under and guests over the age of 90 are always free. Chautauqua passes may be purchased in advance at www.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside Chautauqua.
To park on the grounds, a daily auto pass is required for $11 per day (complimentary shuttle service available). Limited parking is also available at the south gate parking lot for $5.50 per day (complimentary shuttle service available) and the Danbury School parking lot for $1.50 (no shuttle service and limited parking dates based on school schedule).
For more information about Chautauqua passes and auto passes, visit www.lakesideohio.com.