The 2014 Summer Music Series in Fountain Park have been scheduled! The full lineup for this years concerts have not been publicized just yet, but keep checking back cause you won't want to miss them, it's guaranteed to be just as good if not better then years past!
12Years of Music in Fountain Park
Everyone is encourage to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the concerts In order for us to make sure that Fountain Park looks its best and maintained prior to to the concert we ask that you Please Do NOT set up Lawn Chairs in the Park on days of the concerts until after 12pm. Your cooperation would be much appreciated!
Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Inclement Weather Location
All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the concert outside. Food is available by 5:30 p.m. Fountain Park is located just west of downtown Van Wert at the corner of W. Main and Jefferson St.
If inclement weather occurs and the concert cannot be held outdoors, it will be moved into the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 SR 118 S, Van Wert, OH, just on the south side of Van Wert.
Van Wert Area Concert Band
Van Wert's very own musicians Come and enjoy music from the talented area musicians who will be in concert at Fountain Park on these following Friday nights: All Concerts will begin at 7pm.Dates are not set yet.
Papa Doo Run Run
Friday June 6th This Beach Party Band comes to Fountain Park from sunny California! Kick off the summer with the music of Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and all your favorites from yesteryear that guarantee to get the park a jumpin'!
Tom Rigney & Flambeau
Friday June 20th Tom Rigney and Flambeau are a hot roots music band playing Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and New Orleans music. Tom Rigney, the firey, electrifying violinist/composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene to form Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a band that will rear the roof off of any place that has one and raise the spirits of everyone around.
Friday June 27th They're being called the world's best tribute to Chicago! All the great songs from the legendary band, Chicago will come to life in Fountain Park. You'll be singing along with all the hits from this hot and talented band right down to the vocals, guitar solos and horn riffs!
Lima Symphony Pops Orchestra
Friday July 4th This year, you can celebrate the 4th of July with the Lima Pops Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Crafton Beck, right in Fountain Park. Enjoy the great music that celebrates America, including some extra special surprises this year specially produced for this rousing 4th of July Celebration! Then head to Smiley Park to enjoy the fireworks, a perfect combination to make your Independence Day celebration extra special.
The Motown Sounds of TOUCH
Friday July 11th "The MOTOWN SOUNDS OF TOUCH"- A TOP 3 FINALIST on the Popular NBC TV Show "THE WINNER IS"! The TOP "Motown Sound Tribute" in The Country! Get ready to move and groove with this popular band performing the smooth sounds of Motown.
Friday July 25th The Guthrie Brothers-Jeb and Jock return to Van Wert's Fountain Park where a love affair with this town started, following their exciting Simon & Garfunkel tribute concert a few years back. They so much enjoyed Van Wert and its appreciative audience that they are returning from their home in New Jersey to once again share that great music everyone knows and loves of Simon & Garfunkel.
Never Stop Believin'
Friday August 1st We finish off the summer with the music of one of Rock's most endearing bands-Journey. Never stop Believin' is the Ultimate Journey Tribute Show featuring the incredible vocals of Donny Ferrari who looks and sound like Steve Perry. The dream of every Journey fan will come true in Fountain Park as you experience the amazing lineup that dominated arenas worldwide in the late 70', 80's and 90's.
The Summer Music Series is Made Possible Through The Van Wert County Foundation
The Performing Arts Department of the Foundation was established in 2002 for the purpose of coordinating all musical activities supported by the Saltzgaber Music Fund. The Fountain Park Summer Music Series and Community Concert Series at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio are supported in part of entirely by The Foundation. Educational workshops and clinics are also offered through the year for the schools and music community. Paul Hoverman is the Coordinatior of the Performing Arts. For more information on the are performing arts email: firstname.lastname@example.org