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 23
Performing a catalog of songs that never go out of style, Masters of Soul is a live celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music.

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Saturday, June 20
To kick off our 'British Invasion' themed weekend, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone returns to perform popular hits from the 1960s, including “I’m into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve got a Lovely Daughter,” “There’s a Kind of Hush” and “I’m Henry VIII, I Am.”

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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 DuffleBag Theatre on June 24, The Jason Bishop Show on July 1 and The Passing Zone on July 8.


Saturday, June 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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Friday, July 3
Established in 2009 by members of the Chicago company of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, this fraternity of gifted performers breathes new life into your favorite doo wop, Motown and old time rock & roll hits.

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Friday, July 10
Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago returns to Hoover Auditorium to pay tribute to the decades-long, multi-platinum songbook of the 1960s band, Chicago. Hits like “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “You’re the Inspiration” have left crowds in awe, evoking standing ovations and rave reviews.

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Saturday, July 11
Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser brings his comic insights on life to the Hoover Auditorium stage. He currently stars in two hit shows for Netflix, “Stranger Things” as Dr. Sam Owens and “The Kominsky Method."

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Tuesday, July 14
The Raleigh Ringers are an internationally acclaimed handbell choir based in Raleigh, N.C. Since its founding in 1990, the group has been dazzling audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular, rock & roll and popular music arranged for handbells.

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Friday, July 17
The Billboard-charting quartet, Sons of Serendip, won the hearts of fans and judges alike as finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” with their ethereal, emotionally-stirring interpretations of pop music, arranged with a unique blend of vocal, harp, piano and cello.

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Saturday, July 18
Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.

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Tuesday, July 21
From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music.

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Thursday, July 23
Since 2016, brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed, along with their partner and drummer Burleigh Drummond, have celebrated and shared the pivotal music and The Everly Brothers’ legacy with fans across the world.

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Friday, July 24
Three-time Grammy winner Debby Boone will take Lakesiders on a musical journey, singing everything from pop, country, Broadway and jazz. With her warmth and personal style, she weaves in stories of her famous family and the show business royalty she has been privileged to work with throughout her incredible career.

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Saturday, July 25
Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley of the band America return to Lakeside for an unforgettable evening of rock. Their timeless hits, "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People" and "Sister Golden Hair," were cornerstones of 1970s Top 40 radio, but continue to delight audiences still today.

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Tuesday, July 28-Friday, Aug. 14
The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra's Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer will lead the orchestra as it opens its 57th summer of residency. This season features seven concerts, talented soloists and Verb Ballets. The Youth Concert on July 29 is based on the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

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Saturday, Aug. 1
David Victor, formerly of the band Boston, features the greatest hits of the iconic band and original songs in a blazing show. The concert includes instantly recognizable hits, like “More Than A Feeling,” “Peace of Mind” and their No. 1 smash hit from 1986, “Amanda.”

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Saturday, Aug. 8
We Are Messengers is a band focused on spreading the message of God's love and using songs born from their own struggles to impact the lives of their audiences. Their newest lead single, "Maybe It's Ok," is already a fan-favorite at their legendary live shows, which attract a wide range of people searching for hope and meaning.

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Saturday, Aug. 15
Grammy Award-winning Blood, Sweat & Tears (BS&T) returns to Lakeside with new lead singer Keith Paluso from “The Voice” for an unforgettable evening of classic hits. For more than five decades, this iconic band has entertained audiences across the world, unleashing a wave of chart-toppers like “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “And When I Die” and “Spinning Wheel.”

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Saturday, Aug. 22
Home Free's rich, Southern harmonies from vocalists Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Adam Chance and beatboxer Adam Rupp are returning to Lakeside. Their fifth studio album, Dive Bar Saints, was released in 2019 with songs including, “Leave This Town,” “Catch Me If You Can” and “Dreamer.”

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Saturday, Aug. 29
A Lakeside favorite, Mike Albert & the Big “E” Band returns to the Hoover Auditorium stage for the “Ultimate Tribute” dedicated to Elvis Presley. With songs including “All Shook Up,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Blue Suede Shoes,” Albert has won seven major world “Elvis” contests for his impersonation of the King of Rock & Roll.

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Purchasing a Daily, Peak, Friday, 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 free. Parking is an additional fee. Admission and Parking may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. 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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