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.

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.

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Saturday, June 15
Next Generation Leahy will open the Lakeside Chautauqua summer season with their high-energy performance of Celtic music and dancing. The Leahy children are accomplished multi-instrumentalists and vocalists that will fill Hoover with the sounds of song, fiddle, French accordion, piano and Frech-Canadian step-dancing.

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Saturday, June 22
Grammy and Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Grant will bring contemporary pop and Christian music to Hoover Auditorium. Ten of her singles have reached the Top 40 for pop, and 17 have become Top 40 hits for adult contemporary. Grant is also one of only two Christian artists who have received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Saturday, June 29
Cleveland native and 1970s rock icon Michael Stanley, along with a few musical companions, will perform this summer. The band enjoyed a strong and loyal following and was propelled by hits "He Can't Love You" and "My Town." Today, he enjoys touring throughout Ohio and continuing his on-air appearances during drive-time radio.

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Friday, July 5
“Overnight – The Boy Band Tribute” is nostalgic, sing-a-long fun to the biggest hits of your favorite boy bands, including Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, NKOTB, 98°, Boys II Men, One Direction and many more.

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Saturday, July 6
Most recognized as a Motown recording act, this classic group with a legendary R&B sound has never lost its universal appeal. Since the 1950s, 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,” “Games People Play” and “Then Came You.”

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Friday, July 12
Celebrating nearly five decades of musical success, Three Dog Night will bring their timeless collection of classic rock. From 1969-1974, no other musical group achieved more Top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night.

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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. Their latest studio album, RISE, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart and No. 5 on the Country Albums Chart, propelling the trio to the No. 10 Classical Crossover Artist of 2017.

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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.

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. Lakesiders can expect a non-stop evening of precise performance that will take them on a roller coaster of electric instrumentation.

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Saturday, July 27
Respected by millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna's rich and commanding voice has sold more than 30 million albums over the course of her remarkable three-decade career.

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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.

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Friday, Aug. 2

One of the most awarded female vocalists in Christian music history, Sandi Patty returns to the Hoover Auditorium stage. Throughout her three-decade career, she has released more than 30 albums, earning three Platinum records, five Gold records and more than 11 million units sold.

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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."

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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.

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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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