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All-vocal country group Home Free is among those performing at Lakeside

• Jul 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM

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 28 to Aug. 3 includes;

July 28, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Home Free. The all-vocal country sensation has made their name by performing Nashville standards and country-dipped pop hits to crowds all over the country. This summer, the band is coming to Lakeside on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, “Timeless”, bringing with them new music, new jokes and an entirely new production.

July 29, 6 p.m., Pavilion, Family Night in the ParkL Rick Kelley. As an award-winning entertainer, Rick Kelley masterfully blends comedy and music, presenting a powerful performance that’s uplifting, motivational and energetic. Labeled “The Ultimate Icebreaker”, Kelley has been described as “having the magic of totally engaging any audience”. He uses retro Motown classics, R&B standards, customized songs and original children’s songs in each show with the perfect amount of audience participation.

June 31, 8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium, Steve Trash: Ecology is Awesome. Steve Trash will bring his one-of-a-kind scientific show, “Ecology is Awesome”, to Lakeside. The show focuses on pollution, conservation, natural resources and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world. His one-man act, featuring music, tricks and explanations, has entertained more than 25 million people since 1984. He has appeared in theaters, fairs and festivals all over the world with his message of making the world a little bit greener.

Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Symphone Orchestra Concert “Musical Postcards” with guest conductor Matthew Kraemer. Following an international search, Kraemer was appointed music director and principal conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in 2015. He also serves as music director of the Butler County Symphony and recently completed his fifth and final season as music director of the Erie Chamber Orchestra. The LSO’s third performance of the summer will feature violinist Jinjoo Cho. A native of Seoul, South Korea, Cho moved to Cleveland at the age of 14 to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Aug. 2, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Ted Vigil & Friends - John Denver Tribute. Ted Vigil is a singer/songwriter who will pay tribute to the music of John Denver. He began performing at the age of 10, developing his talents as a drummer and singer in school choirs and symphonic and jazz bands. Vigil now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and has become well-known for his portayal. The most often-heard comment after his shows is, “I can’t believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver. It really took us back.”

Aug. 3, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Sandi Patty. Sandi Patty, one of the most awarded female vocalists in Christian music history, will return to the Hoover Auditorium stage. Throughout her three-decade career, she has released more than 30 albums, earning three platinum records, five gold records and more than 11 million units sold. As one of the most highly-acclaimed performers, she has won five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and 40 Dove Awards, the most of any female artist.

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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