FREE Summer Concerts on the Green

Posted on May 15th, 2013 by Lara

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.

2013 Concerts on the Green Lineup Schedule:

Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day) 6:30 pm
Parrots of the Caribbean | Beach/Buffett

Parrots of the Caribbean is known throughout the US and Canada as the premier Jimmy Buffett tribute act, delighting audiences with their music and high energy show for the past decade.  Along with all of our favorite Buffett songs, they’ll also be performing original Tropical-Rock hits from their most recent acclaimed CD Release, “Cool Bayou,” a blend of Zydeco, Rock and Country.  So don your Hawaiian shirt, Bermuda shorts and flip-flops, grab your fruity drink and join us for the opening performance of this year’s series.

Sunday, June 2, 2013  6:30 pm
Teeny Tucker | Blues

Returning to the COTG stage for her second visit, Teeny was born into Blues royalty as the daughter of Tommy Tucker but has worked hard to develop her gifts into a uniquely compelling world-class package.  As a child, Teeny sang in her Dayton church choir; her professional career began when she caught the attention of a German Blues promoter who had worked with her father.  Since then, Teeny has performed at most of the major Blues Festivals in the US, as well as worldwide. She has appeared on the same bill as BB King, KoKo Taylor, 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 Songwriting Competition.  She has also performed at Granville’s Hot Licks Bluesfest.

Sunday, June 16, 2013  6:30 pm
Fourth Avenue | A Capella
Seniors Ice Cream Social – Sponsored by Home Instead

Fourth Avenue is a four man à capella group with a diverse repertoire including pop, soul, R&B, gospel, doo-wop and jazz. Since their start in 1993, they have shared the stage with such national acts as the Beach Boys, The Temptations, Styx, and Three Dog Night.   After performing full time for several years at Kings Island, the group was nominated as the 1999 Industry Entertainer of the Year. Long featured in regional ad campaigns for Safe Auto Insurance, Fourth Avenue has also won many à capella awards and has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe.

Sunday, June 30, 2013  6:30pm
Shazzbots | Childrens

Rocking and rocketing through the space-ways in their interstellar Winnebago, The Shazzbots are bringing cool quirky kids’ rock music to all the children of the cosmos!  Join the crew as they jet from planet to planet laughing, learning, writing songs and getting into all kinds of shenanigans, all the while teaching the kids they encounter about the joys and excitement of music and art of all kinds.  Voted Best “Kiddie” Rock Band by Columbus Monthly and featured in “People You Should Meet” in Columbus Parent Magazine, join us for a little bit of learning and a whole lot of fun with the Shazzbots.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:30 pm
Grace Adele and the Grand Band | American/Vaudeville

Grace Adele and the Grand Band are the perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, Music City and Radio City.  An Americana group with a distinct vintage style, Grace Adele’s music has traditional American roots drawn from classic country blended with western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock.  A native of Ohio, she travels between her hometown in Columbus and her home in Nashville with The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  With hundreds of tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences with her original tunes, instrumental talent and comedic grace.

Sunday, July 28, 2013  6:30 pm
Jake and Elwood’s Blues Review | Tribute

Jake & Elwood’s Blues Revue, proclaimed by many to be the nation’s 1 “Blues Brothers” tribute show, comes complete with cartwheels, a briefcase, and a harmonica. Since 1990 the group has been thrilling crowds in nightclubs and concert halls as well as corporate and civic arenas. This “Dynamic Duo of Blues” is backed up by a rock solid section and The Brass Monkeys, a blistering 3 piece horn section. Experience an action packed encounter with Jake & Elwood’s Blues Revue and find out why one music critic wrote, “…this is one dynamic rockin’ rhythm and blues band that kicks the brass out of other tribute shows!”

Sunday, August 4, 2013  6:30 pm
The Belairs | Oldies

Take a trip back to a simpler time – the fabulous 50′s & 60′s.  Enjoy the Twist, the Mashed Potato and the Stroll; recall the days of soda jerks, letter jackets, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, malt shops and high school hops.  The Belairs, formed in Northeast Ohio in 1995, will bring back all the fond memories with their fantastic selection of the hits from this great era in American music.  Introduced to Granville for the first time during the 2012 COTG series to such acclaim, we brought them back for an encore performance.

Sunday, August 18, 2013  6:30 pm – GRD Volunteer Appreciation Day
The Reaganomics | 80′s Rock

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 group is comprised of Sully Caradonna, Keenan Blanke, Paul Shamell, Ron Morrison and Kas Streif.  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.

**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 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 740-973-0025
Public Performance Committee: Nicole Jardell, Dick Kinsley, Doug Moran, Ray Paprocki, 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!