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Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Free music will fill parks

Many towns offer concert series

By Eric Adams
Public concert series will take place at several venues in the area this summer, ranging in genre from big band to bluegrass and in prominence from local teen performers to regional celebrities.
A Celina standby making its return this year is the Summer Concert Series, to be held at 6:30 p.m. every Sunday evening at Lake Shore Park. This year's lineup includes the family-friendly modern pop stylings of Mousetrap, the acoustically and vocally-driven classic rock of The Fries, as well as longtime season closer, the Celina High School Band. The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
June 9 - Systems Go, U.S. Air Force rock band
June 16 - Mousetrap
June 23 - GeezeCats
June 30 - Death by Banjo
July 14 - Jacked Up
July 21 - Dwight Lennox
Aug. 4 - Lima Concert Band
Aug. 18 - The Fries
Sept. 1 - Celina High School Band
Music will also emanate from the Minster Gazebo and Crown Pavilion in New Bremen, with some special entertainment planned this year in conjunction with the Great American Bicycle Adventure.
GOBA-Stock, to be held June 20 at New Bremen High School, will feature performances from local youth bands. All other New Bremen shows will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Crown Pavilion, with Minster shows at 7 p.m. at the Minster Gazebo. All shows are on Sunday evenings:
June 9 - Simply Harmony, Minster
June 16 - The Sweet Beats (Beatles tribute), New Bremen
June 19 - GOBA celebration with Marquis 66, New Bremen
June 20 - GOBA-Stock with local youth bands, 4 p.m. New Bremen High School
June 23 - Marquis 66, Minster
June 30 - Walt Schmitmeyer and the Moonlighters, New Bremen
July 14 - Spittin' Image, Minster
Aug. 4 - Swing Era Big Band, Minster
Aug. 18 - The Backporch Swing Band, Minster
Aug. 25 - Vernon McIntyre's Appalachian Grass, New Bremen
Sept. 1 - Big Band Sounds of A.C. Swing, New Bremen
The St. Henry Freedom Amphitheater, dedicated during the village's 175th anniversary celebration in 2012, is primed for a busy season of Friday night entertainment.
Performances are planned nearly every week at 7:30 p.m., and the schedule includes a Beatles tribute by The Sweet Beats, Greenville-based country and comedy duo Spittin' Image, and the big-band orchestra of Joe Aceto.
June 7 - Mark Depoy and The Roadside Attractions
June 14 - Squeezebox Band
June 21 - Spittin' Image
June 28 - Something Good
July 12 - The American Kings
July 19 - Joe Aceto Orchestra
July 26 - The Sweet Beats
Aug. 2 - Altar Ego
Aug. 9 - Todd Westfall
Aug. 16 - Talent show
Another community hosting summer music is St. Marys, with performances commencing at 7 p.m. Sundays at Memorial Park. The schedule includes:
June 30 - Vern McIntyre's Appalachian Grass
July 14 - The Sound Waves Barbershop Chorus
Aug. 8 - Supper and Sounds in the Park with A.C. Swing
Aug. 18 - Vocal Stylings of Simple Harmony
Aug. 25 - Lima Area Concert Band
In Fort Recovery, shows will be 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Van Trees Park.
June 9 - Memory Lane
June 16 - Mix Factory
June 23 - Chelsea House Orchestra
June 27 - Family movie night at dusk
July 7 - Mike Hemmelgarn and friends
July 14 - Cook and Belle
July 21 - Spike and the Bulldogs
July 25 - Family movie night at dusk
July 28 - Blind Date
Aug. 4 - After Midnight
Aug. 11 - Razzamatazz and Jazz
Aug. 18 - Talent show
Aug. 22 - Family movie night at dusk
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