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Concerts on the Green

2016 Concerts on the Green Lineup Schedule:

FREE performances on Denison University’s Fine Arts Quad, 338 West Broadway, Granville (if rain – held in Burke Hall). Concerts will start at 6:30PM and will be a 90 minute set with no intermission. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Vehicles parked in the driveway leading to Burke Hall are subject to ticketing and/or towing. Performances may not be taped without the explicit permission of the artists. These concerts are facilitated by Granville Recreation District and are made possible through the cooperation of Denison University.

GRD COTG Series Manager: Dena McKinley
Public Performance Committee: Pat Armstrong, Dick Kinsley, Doug Moran, Vicki Sussman, Dawn Vujevic


AbSalute Gold - Monday May 30, 6:30PM (Genre: Tribute)
GRD Volunteer Appreciation Day
Food Truck: SteamRoller Bagel

AbSalute Gold’s high energy show is a faithful re-creation of a live ABBA concert from the 70′s.  Performing all your favorite ABBA hits, plus many others by request, each artist has been hand-picked for performance skills as well as personality. Costumes are replicas of the most popular ABBA outfits and their staging is a duplicate of one of ABBA’s most famous North American concerts.  Complete with ABBA trivia and history, this great family show will have you singing, clapping, and dancing!

Reaganomics - Sunday June 12 (Genre: 80′s Rock)
Sponsored by: Middleton Senior Living
Food Truck: Sophie’s Pierogi

The Columbus-based Reaganomics are Central Ohio’s the area’s most electrifying eighties show. Launched in 1996 in hopes that they could connect fans of 1980s music to that bygone era, the band covers hits from Tom Petty, Robert Palmer, Journey, Commodores, Van Halen, Bon Jovi and hundreds of others.  With the release of their latest CD, “Ten,” The Reaganomics have truly become the “must-see” act in the region with their upbeat show that appeals to crowds of all ages.

Teeny Tucker – Sunday June 26  (Genre: Blues)
Sponsored by: The Granville Inn
Food Truck: Dashing Diner

Born into Blues royalty as the daughter of Tommy Tucker, Teeny Tucker, with hard work and dedication, has developed her gifts into a uniquely compelling world-class package.  As a child, Teeny sang in her church choir; her professional career began when she caught the attention of a German promoter who had worked with her father.  Since then, Teeny has performed at most of the major blues festivals worldwide, including Granville’s own Hotlicks Bluesfest. She has shared the bill with BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Bobby Rush, John Mayall, and many, many more.  Her original compositions have earned her a place as a top-ten finalist in the International

Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons - Sunday July 10  (Genre: Country/Indie)
Food Truck: Mai Chau

A storyteller at heart, the inspiration for Angela Perley’s indie/country/roots compositions comes from relationships, surroundings, poetry, growing up in small town Ohio.  Perley spent years engrossed in poetry, literature, people, and films. 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.

Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys - Sunday July 24 (Genre: Americana/R & B)
Sponsored by: Licking Memorial Health Systems
Food Truck: Poppy’s Roadside Diner

Powered by singer-songwriter Rachel Brown’s multi-octave voice, the Beatnik Playboys journeys through the musical landscape of country, jazz, blues and gospel.  Rachel has opened for many top artists including Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Clint Black and many others.  When not performing, Rachel is a music teacher for the Elyria City School District. 

Honk Wail & Moan - Sunday July 31 (Genre: Swing)
Seniors Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by: Home Instead Senior Care

The Honk, Wail and Moan swing band is committed to the idea that guys and dolls need to go out, dance with each other, snap fingers and have fun!  The cookin’ rhythm section supports a hot horn ensemble that backs up the always pleasing vocals.  Since forming in the fall of 1991, Honk, Wail and Moan has performed all over the Midwest and around the US and even in Thailand with its mix of hot swingin’ classics and jumpin’ originals.

The Farmer and Adele – Saturday August 13, @ 7PM (Genre: Country/Western)
The Great Granville Picnic
Sponsored by: Granville Kiwanis, Rotary Club of Granville, Granville Recreation District

The Country Western Cowboy Swing band The Farmer and Adele  is this season’s closing act and feature concert for this year’s Community Picnic.  This new and fun musical project features a round up cast including Grace Adele on guitar/song/tap, Keenan Wade on mandolin/song/guitar Uncle Ed Weber on banjo and song, Eugene “Gene Gene the Singin’ Machine” Duggan on rhythm and song, Christopher Bauer on Steel Guitar and dobro and Erik Alvar on Upright Bass.


Other information:

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 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.