Lakeside Chautauqua begins week two of summer entertainment

Lakeside Chautauqua begins week two of summer entertainment

Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hoover Auditorium, one of the cultural hot spots on Lake Erie, hosts a variety of musicians, comedians, illusionists, dancers and bands nightly. Daily fun and family entertainment await guests of all ages. Visit for a complete list of the 2014 entertainers.

Purchasing a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium at no extra charge. Guests must present Chautauqua Passes upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

A Daily Chautauqua Pass is $19.75 for adults and $13.75 for youth (ages 12-18) per day. Children under age 12 and guests over the age of 90 are always free. Chautauqua Passes may be purchased in advance at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside Chautauqua.

To park on the grounds, a Daily Auto Pass is required for $8.25 per day (shuttle service available). Free, limited parking is available at Danbury High School (no shuttle service). Please note that seats for Hoover Auditorium performances are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

This week’s Hoover Auditorium entertainment includes:

Saturday, June 28
8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium (115 Third Street)
10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs will rock the Hoover Auditorium stage at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 28 with some of their most popular hits, including "More Than This," "Because the Night" and "These Are Days." The 1980s pop-rock band features Dennis Drew on keyboards, Steve Gustafson on bass guitar, Jerry Augustyniak on drums, Mary Ramsey on lead vocals and Jeff Erikson on guitar.

Sunday, June 29
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand (Gazebo in Central Park)
Family Night in the Park: Swingmania

This week's Family Night in the Park concert will feature Swingmania.

With more than 2,000 arrangements, Swingmania’s music library contains virtually every swing classic, from Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” with all the big band leaders represented. Ranging from nine pieces to a full 17-piece orchestra, the band has performed at major dining and dancing spots in the Northwestern Ohio area. 

Monday, June 30
8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium (115 Third Street)
Hoover Silent Movie Night with organist Clark Wilson: “Safety Last!”

Clark Wilson, a silent film organist, will be accompanying the movie “Safety Last!,”  a 1923 silent comedy starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis and Bill Strother. (73 minutes)

Tuesday, July 1
8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium (115 Third Street)
Michel Lauzière — Physical Comedy

A creative performer who can captivate and dazzle audiences around the world, Michel Lauzière will leave the audience laughing along with his unique and unusual physical comedy.He is a combination of inventor, acrobat, comedian, musician and juggler rolled up into one charismatic “Master of the Unusual.” 

Wednesday, July 2
8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium (115 Third Street)
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble “Red, Hot & Blue”

The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (EDE), a premier contemporary dance company based in Detroit, Mich., has been captivating audiences for more than two decades. With stunning technique and innovative choreography, EDE’s “Red, Hot and Blue” is an eclectic and entertaining program that showcases an array of works by renowned choreographers Paul Christiano, Ron De Jesus, Lauren Edson, Michael Foley, Jamey Hampton, Gina Patterson and Elizabeth Shea.

Thursday, July 3
8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium (115 Third Street)
The Buckinghams

One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene, The Buckinghams’ live concerts pack power into their 1960s pop rock sound. Bringing back great memories with chart-topping 1960s hits, The Buckinghams also perform popular 1970s favorites in their sets, electrifying audiences with high-energy fun.

Friday, July 4
6-8 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand (Gazebo in Central Park)
Concert in the Park: Central Ohio Brass Band

To help Lakeside Chautauqua celebrate the Fourth of July, the Central Ohio Brass Band (COBB) will return to perform a patriotic concert in the park.

Comprised of members who represent a wide variety of faces and careers in Ohio, COBB was formed in 1989 as the Ohio Collegiate Brass Band. The band is a regular competitor at the North American Brass Band Championships and was Division 1 Champions for five years. COBB has a rigorous concert schedule every year and has performed overseas.

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