The 2015 schedule for the Summer Music Series in Fountain Park is NOW complete! Please check back later for the Van Wert Area Concert dates that have not been scheduled yet!
Our 14th Year for 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 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'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. Friday, May 22nd Friday, July 10th Friday, August 14th
Friday June 5th With five top 40 hits from the 1970's/80's, Ambrosia became one of the most popular soft rock bands of its time. Enjoy songs you loved and still hear such as "How much I feel," "You're the Only Woman," "Biggest Part of Me." and so much more as we kick off the summer in Fountain Park. Come early and enjoy the ArtRageous and Peony Festival throughout the park and downtown Van Wert.
Blue Moon Swamp-The John Fogerty/CCR Tribute
Saturday June 20th No one captures the concert experience of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival like this band. Blue Moon Swamp travels the country recreating those memorable experiences with songs you remember like "Lookin' out my Backdoor," "Up around the Bend," "Have you ever seen the Rain?" and many more. Fountain Park will be rockin' for this concert as thousands of GOBA bikers and supporters will be in Van Wert to launch their 400 mile trek throughout NW Ohio.
The Hoo Doo Loungers
Friday June 26th Enjoy rythmns, sounds and spirits of New Orleans. The bands sound encompasses traditional New Orleans Jazz, Brass Band, Classic R&B and funk-a blend of original music and re-arranged New Orleans classics. The Hoo Doo's perform a high energy and highly entertaining show that will please young and old alike.
Lima Symphony Pops Celebrates America
Friday July 3rd Celebrate America with the Pop sounds of the Lima Symphony. Van Wert is one of the few communities in America that can celebrate our Independence Day with an actual Pops Orchestra. Maestro Crafton Beck will lead the orchestra in all your favorites in this huge celebration of our nation's birthday. This concert has become a tradition that is hugely popular in Van Wert and throughout the region.
Shot Gun Wedding
Friday July 17th Comprised of vocalists and musicians who have and are still working with such performers as Billy Joel, Shania Twain, Hall and Oates, Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf and Michael Bolton; Shot Gun Wedding is two -parts twang, an ounce of rock-n-roll and a dash of swing, all shook up with a big dose of country. They are all New York born and bred, but they've got country in their soul.
CSN Songs- A tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Friday July 24th The music was born in Woodstock, New York at the famous "Woodstock Music Festival" in the summer of 196, when Crosby, Stills and Nash hit the stage and changed the face of folk/rock music forever. Their music continued throughout the 70's, 80's, 90's and today. The harmonious vocals that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are so well known for, are heard in every song performed by "CSN songs" as they are perfectly reproduced.
Your Generation in Concert featuring Fifty Amp Fuse
Friday August 7th Fifty Amp Fuse is a live multimedia spectacular celebrating six decades of American and British po/rock hits. The group is an international favorite for the celebrity set, corporations, festivals, casinos and private events. Led by a nine-piece band, Your Generation in ConcertTM transports the audience on a musical journey through the soundtrack of their lives. Come join them as they rock the World. Your Generation in ConcertTM. is the world's greatest tribute show. Celebrate the end of another wonderful summer music in Van Wert's Fountain Park with the "World's Greatest Cover Band-Fifty Amp Fuse!"
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 area performing arts email: firstname.lastname@example.org