For over six decades, music has entertained area residents and visitors during the Riverside Summer Concert Series, held at Findlay’s historic Riverside Park in the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell, located at 231 McManness Avenue.
The 68th Annual Riverside Summer Concert Series includes a total of 13 summer musical concerts featuring a variety of musical talent and invited guests throughout the summer months. Wednesday performances will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., June 5 through August 21 with August 28 reserved as a raindate. A special Sunday concert is scheduled for June 30 and will feature the U.S. Army Band who will begin their performance at 7 p.m. The schedule of 2019 performances includes:
June 5: Night Jazz
June 12: Ball in the House
June 19: Fostoria Community Band
June 26: Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
June 30: U.S. Army Band
July 3 and 10: Findlay Civic Band
July 17: Night Session
July 24: 730 Club Band
July 31: Erin Coburn Band
August 7: The Matchsellers
August 14: Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus
August 21: David Gerald
This series is free through the donations of financial and patron sponsors, including: The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Primrose Retirement Communities, National Lima and Stone Company, Hitchings Insurance Agency, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Colleen Robinson and Ruthellen Ondrus—RE/Max Realty, The Heritage, Ball Metal Products, First National Bank, Whirlpool, Drury Hotels, Homewood Press, Cooper Tire, LaRiche Family of Dealerships, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dietsch Brothers, Blanchard Valley Health System, Valfilm, GSW Manufacturing and Farmers & Merchants State Bank.
Cooperation in producing the concert series is provided by the City of Findlay Parks and Recreation Department, Hancock Parks Foundation, and the Hancock Park District. Sound engineering is provided by the House of Hindenach. WFIN radio personalities will be the masters of ceremonies.
Seating is provided at the Riverside Park Band Shell, or feel free to bring your own chair or blanket. Concert goers are reminded to arrive early for choice seating and parking. In the event of inclement weather conditions, please listen to local media radio stations for last minute cancellations or alternate performance venues. Every effort is made to hold each scheduled concert.