The Ohio State University at Marion

Five Nights on Campus

Five Nights on Campus is a performing arts series designed specifically for the residents of the seven-county regional service area of Ohio State Marion and is intended to complement the other entertainment opportunities available in the area. This series features a variety of performance styles from traditional Irish folk music to the big band era, from Broadway to traditional choral, and even historical performance narrative, with an opportunity for the audience to meet with artists at a reception at the end of each evening. The mission of Five Nights on Campus is to provide exceptional and diverse cultural and educational opportunities and to encourage the community to be a part of campus life.

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2017-2018 Series (all performances begin at 7:30 p.m.)

Johnny Steiner Live!
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Who is Johnny Steiner? One outstanding entertainer! Johnny hails from Green Camp, Ohio, is a graduate of Elgin High School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in voice from Otterbein University. He is a professional singer, teacher, director, conductor, pianist, song-writer, and arranger. Please join us for an evening with Johnny as he celebrates the “Great American Songbook.

The Geeze Cats
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Harmony and hilarity – and just flat-out fun! That’s what you get with The Geeze Cats. This quartet of veteran musicians uses a delightful mixture of rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, and improv comedy. They delight audiences everywhere with classic songs from the pre- Beatles days of the late ‘50s through the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Enjoy the music of such groups as the Skyliners, the Diamonds, Beach Boys, and the Four Seasons in a show you don’t want to miss!

Alina Kiryayeva in "Sonatas"
Thursday, March 8, 2018

We are pleased to welcome back to our stage the gifted pianist, Alina Kiryayeva. Her last performance for Five Nights on Campus earned her a standing ovation! Praised for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound, her new program features three sonatas and a rhapsody composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Sergei Prokofiev.

Simple Gifts
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage! Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music and the lush sounds of Balkan twin fiddling.

Heartland Sings: "In the Mix"
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Heartland Sings is a unique vocal production company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, founded in 1997 by Maestro Robert Nance. Their new production, “In the Mix”, will mix it up with a perfor-mance you won’t forget. Five of Heartland Sings’ vocal artists will serenade you with their vibrant vocals in full-bodied quintet harmony accompanied by tantalizing riffs and rhythms from the piano. Get a fresh take on the standards, and enjoy brand new arrangements of everything from jazz to pop. Come get in the mix with Heartland Sings!

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or more information on Five Nights contact Gary Iams at: (740) 725-6253 or e-mail:

Adults: $10
Seniors: $9
Students: $4
Marion campus faculty & staff: $8
Tickets are also available at the door the evening of each event.

Season Ticket Prices for 2016-2017

Five Nights on Campus offers a number of benefits to season ticket holders including:

  • recognition as a Five Nights on Campus benefactor in all performance programs;
  • significant reduction in the price of tickets;
  • complimentary tickets to Five Nights extras.

Scarlet & Gray Patron: $50
Adult: $35
Senior: $30
Student: $15
Corporate Membership: $200 (includes 6 season tickets)
Club/Civic Membership: $200 (includes 6 season tickets)
Marion Campus Employee: $28

Group discounts are available.

Special thanks to our 2017-18 sponsors:

UniPrint, OhioHealth, Marion Industrial Center, Inc., Stifel, iHeartMedia, Merrill Lynch, Marion Community Credit Union, Inc., Frontier, The Marion Star, Wyandot Inc., Morral Companies L.L.C., Marion Technical College, Sims Brothers Recycling, Whirlpool Marion Operations, & ArcelorMittal.

Special thanks to our partners:

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Marion County and Buckeye Backers (Ohio State Marion's volunteer group)