Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green are eight free summer evening concerts. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the whole family to Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad, 338 W. Broadway, Granville! Performances start at 6:30 pm and last approximately ninety minutes with no intermission.

2014 Concerts on the Green Lineup Schedule:

Monday, May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day) 6:30 pm
Hotel California | Eagles Tribute
Sponsored by: Kiwanis Club of Granville & GRD Volunteer Thank You Event
In the 60′s and 70′s, Southern California became the home of a new slick musical style, comprised of strong instrumental sketches sprinkled with ethereal, political and heart-felt storytelling. This blueprint became the standard by which all great groups were measured.  Southern California’s own rode this wave of melody, harmony and musicianship to the top of the charts. With their soaring harmonies and dynamic musicianship, the four multi-talented members of Hotel California authentically capture the excitement and style of one of the world’s true supergroups, showcasing all their greatest hits.

Sunday, June 8, 2014  6:30 pm
Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons | Country/Indie
Sponsored by: WCLT/Granville Inn
Growing up in small town Ohio, Perley spent years engrossed in poetry, literature, people, and films. A storyteller at heart, her inspiration comes from relationships, surroundings, poetry, and old movies. With Billy Zehnal and Chris Connor on bass and lead guitar and Steve Rupp on drums, since their inception in 2009, the band has released four EPs and has toured extensively.

Sunday, June 22, 2014  6:30 pm  (Seniors Ice Cream Social)
Ladies of Longford | Celtic
Sponsored by: McPeek-Hoekstra & Home Instead
Celebrating ten years of their special brand of Celtic music, the Ladies of Longford serve up a unique blend of both traditional and contemporary styles. From the living rooms and back yards of intimate house concerts to the huge sound stages of renowned festivals, they share their inspired gifts of melody and musicianship. This all-woman band never ceases to excite and amaze audiences far and wide.

Sunday, June 29, 2014  6:30pm
Yumambe | Latin Jazz
Sponsored by: Granville Public Library
Yumbambé is Latin jazz, bringing together the lush sound of jazz harmony with the vibrant rhythms of Afro-Cuban drumming. Male and female vocals along with an eclectic mix of authentic percussion instruments make Yumbambé a unique and exciting group. Yumbambé has performed at countless clubs and festivals, including the Columbus Arts Festival, Festival Latino and Comfest. The band has also performed for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and the inaugural celebration of Mayor Michael Coleman.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:30 pm
Zak Morgan | Childrens
Sponsored by Licking Memorial Health Systems
Zak Morgan knows kids. The Cincinnati-based singer/songwriter has earned numerous awards and acclaim, including a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Album for Children.  His magical stories and songs are the perfect formula for children’s music which is smart and imaginative; entertaining kids and parents alike with clever stories, just the right amount of silliness and amazing musical arrangements.

Sunday, July 27, 2014  6:30 pm
Ray Fuller & the Blues Rockers | Blues
Sponsored by: Welsh Hills School
A native of New Albany and a graduate of Columbus School of Art & Design, Ray Fuller was given his first guitar at the age of 8 and was initially he was inspired by the “British Invasion”, then discovered John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, BB King, and other blues greats. He formed his band in 1974, most recently Fuller began focusing on his passion for slide guitar, developing his own style which many have compared to Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor. He is now a headliner at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago and tours throughout the US and abroad.

Sunday, August 3, 2014  6:30 pm
Red Hot Rhythm Review | Variety Band
Sponsored by: The Robbins Hunter Museum
Shake, rattle and roll with this return performance by the Red Hot Rhythm Review. With energetic arrangements of R&B, Funk, and classic dance tunes, the band has a full rhythm section, killer horns and powerful vocals. They have performed at countless clubs, corporate and private events and concerts throughout the Midwest. The group’s wide range of genres and eras enables them to connect with audiences of all ages.

Saturday, August 16, 2014  7:00 pm (The Great Granville Picnic)
Backbeat | Beatles Tribute
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Granville
A perennial favorite in Granville, this group is afantastic and phenomenal tribute to the Beatles.  BackBeat goes for perfection, from exact replicas of the classic suits and boots made to order to wigs/haircuts and replications of the Beatles instruments. BackBeat recreates the aura and sound of the most famous musical group in history through all the phases of the Beatles’ career, The Early Years, Abbey Road, Sergeant Pepper and beyond.

**Restrooms are available in Burke Hall.  If inclement weather causes a performance to be moved indoors, it will be held in Burke Hall and notification will be provided on the GRD website at www.granvillerec.org and on the GRD’s answering machine at 740-587-1976.  Concerts are produced by the Granville Recreation District and are made possible through the cooperation of Denison University.

COTG Series Manager: Dena McKinley or 740-587-1976
Public Performance Committee: Ruth Garrett, Nicole Jardell, Dick Kinsley, Doug Moran, Ben Pickrell, Amanda Schneider, Vicki Sussman, Dawn Vujevic

Granville Recreation District is grateful for Denison’s support of our Concert series for the past 30 years!