Lakeside boasts a celebrated history of famed musicians, entertainers and speakers who have graced the stage of historic Hoover Auditorium since it was built in 1928. The likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Ray Charles, Amy Grant and Three Dog Night have entertained crowds in our 2,600-seat auditorium. Summer concerts and performances are offered nightly. Marquee entertainers are listed below. View our online calendar for our complete summer entertainment series.

Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Saturday, May 25
Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, a six-piece Beatles tribute band based out of New York City will provide a night of some of the greatest hits from one of the most legendary bands in music history.

Next Generation Leahy

Saturday, June 15
Next Generation Leahy will open the Lakeside Chautauqua summer season with their high-energy performance of Celtic music and dancing.

Amy Grant

Saturday, June 22
Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Grant will bring contemporary pop and Christian music to Hoover Auditorium.

Michael Stanley & Friends

Saturday, June 29
Cleveland native and 1970s rock icon Michael Stanley, along with a few musical companions, will perform this summer.

"Overnight - The Boy Band Tribute" hosted by Jeff Timmons of 98°

Friday, July 5
Reminisce about the '90s with cover hits by the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, 98° and Britney Spears, as well as today's favorites by One Direction, Ed Sheeran and more.

The Spinners

Saturday, July 6
Throughout the years, The Spinners have sold millions of records and topped both the pop and R&B charts with smash hits like "Could It be I'm Falling in Love" and "Then Came You."

Three Dog Night

Friday, July 12
Celebrating nearly five decades of musical success, Three Dog Night will perform their collection of classic rock hits, "Joy to the World," "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and many more.

The Texas Tenors

Saturday, July 13
The Texas Tenors return to Hoover Auditorium with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm to perform an unforgettable evening of country, gospel, Broadway and pop favorites.

Family Entertainment Series

Select Wednesday Evenings
This summer, Lakeside is dedicating select Wednesday evenings to family-friendly performances that will start at 7:30 p.m. Highlights of the series include Mutts Gone Nuts on June 26, The Magic of Bill Blagg on July 10 and Columbus Zoo Animals with Suzi Rapp on July 17.

The Guess Who

Saturday, July 20
Some of this classic rock band's most famous hits include "These Eyes," No Time" and the rock anthem "American Woman." These songs have etched The Guess Who into the very fabric of pop culture history.

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, July 31-Friday, Aug. 16
The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra's new Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer will lead the orchestra as it opens its 56th summer of residency. This season will feature six concerts, talented soloists and two youth afternoon concerts.

Brian Regan

Saturday, Aug. 10
Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree that Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country. Vanity Fair named him "the funniest stand-up alive," and Entertainment Weekly called him "your favorite comedian's favorite comedian."


Saturday, Aug. 31
Rockapella's one-of-a-kind show will close Lakeside's summer concert series in Hoover Auditorium. The group has become one of the world's most sophisticated and imitated vocal groups of modern music. In this new era of a cappella fandom, few vocalists are more influential with their pioneering sound.


Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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