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The Ides of March, Doktor Kaboom! highlight next round of Lakeside entertainment

• Jul 4, 2018 at 6:00 PM

LAKESIDE — Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hoover Auditorium hosts a variety of musicians, comedians, illusionists, dancers and bands nightly. Visit www.lakesideohio.com for a list of 2018 entertainers.

Entertainment for the week of July 7 to July 13 includes:

Saturday, July 7, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik. Best remembered for their 1970s hit “Vehicle,” The Ides of March is now in its 54th year together as a band, having retained all four original band members since their humble garage beginnings in 1964. The Ides, or their lead singer and songwriter Jim Peterik, have had hit records in every decade of their existence. From their 1966 debut album, “You Wouldn’t Listen,” to the rousing sports anthem “Finally Next Year” that cheered the Chicago Cubs along in 2003, the band has combined vocal harmonies with their trademark driving brass section to forge a sound that’s timeless and unforgettable.

Sunday, July 8, 6 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Family Night in the Park: Long Time Gone. Long Time Gone is a band that features the music of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young. More than just a cover band, the group also delves into all the music that has involved these four legendary songwriters to include The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Hollies and more.

Tuesday, July 10, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine. Blues musicians Andra Faye and Scott Ballantine are native Hoosiers and honed their musical skills in the capitol city of Indianapolis. Faye is known for her storng vocals and being a multi-instrumentalist. She’s been featured on the cover of Mandolin Magazine, called the “First Lady of the Blues Mandolin” and has been nominated twice for Blues Music Awards as an instrumentalist. Ballantine is known for his guitar skills and having the best vintage guitar shops. He also established the band The Strugglers in the 1970s.

Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Family Entertainment Series: Doktor Kaboom! “Wheel of Science”. Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive, one-man, science variety show suitable for all ages that creatively blends theater arts with the wonders of scientific exploration and experimentation. The Doktor’s supercharged, and super safe, demonstrations will have adults and children alike erupting with laughter and bubbling with curiosity. Imagine Master Wizard and the Nutty Professor coming together as a German rockstar, and you have Doktor Kaboom! He tours the world with a fully equipped laboratory, a wicked cool haircut and a love of performance that knows no bounds. Once he’s onstage, the absurdity begins.

Thursday, July 12, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Six Appeal. Six Appeal is a vocal ensemble infused with impeccable comedic timing and the energy of a rock band. Swearing off instruments, the award-winning vocal band returns to Hoover Auditorium to take Lakesiders on a journey spanning decades of music, performing classic oldies, current chart toppers and catchy original tunes, all sung a cappella. Despite their cheeky group name, the antics of these six young men provide a good-natured atmosphere for their electrifying performances. Their show will split your side, satisfy your musical sweet tooth and leave you wondering how they pulled it all off just with just their voices.

Friday, July 13, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Jimmy Osmond “Moon River & Me”. Starring Jimmy Osmond, the youngest of the Osmond entertainment family, “Moon River & Me” is full of music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams, his mentor and friend of many years. In 2018, Osmond celebrates 52 years in the entertainment industry. Just as his older brothers did before him, Osmond debuted on Williams show at a very young age. After Williams passed in 2012, Osmond took over The Moon River Theater as a promise to his friend and mentor and to keep his legacy alive.

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.

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