Hams bring “Baby Boomer” rock to campus

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Five Nights shows a progressive side with regionally popular blues, funk, and classic rock band

The Ohio State University at Marion Five Nights on Campus performing arts series welcomes The Rolling Hams to Morrill Hall Auditorium, Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.

The Rolling Hams is a popular blues, funk, and classic rock band that has taken Ohio by storm.  They describe their music style as “Baby Boomer Rock,” which includes music from the 60s through and including current material.  From amazingly diverse backgrounds, band members bring together a wide variety of experiences, having played and toured with groups ranging from local bands like Boogie Hill, Chronic Mojo, and Breaking Point to national acts like Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, and Diamond Rio.  Influenced by such outstanding performers as Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Z.Z. Top, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Santana, Pink Floyd, and Billy Joel, the Rolling Hams are a delight for popular music lovers of all ages.

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.  The series, which began in autumn 1995, offers an outstanding blend of talented local, national, and international performers. 

Five Nights on Campus is made possible through the generous support of the following community-minded businesses:  ArcelorMittal Marion; ClearChannel Radio; The Herald, Inc.; Frontier Communications; Marion General Hospital; Marion Technical College; Morral Companies, LLC; Sims Bros. Inc.; The Marion Star; The Ohio State Bank; Whirlpool Corporation, Marion Division; and Wyandot, Inc.

Advance tickets are now available by calling 740-725-6341 or at the door the evening of the event.  Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 seniors, $8 Marion campus faculty & staff, and $4 for students.

Remaining Five Nights on Campus 2011-2012 performance schedule:

Warren Mailley-Smith
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Morrill Hall Auditorium

Simple Gifts
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Morrill Hall Auditorium

OSU Chorale and OSU Symphonic Choir
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Morrill Hall Auditorium

For detailed information on upcoming Five Nights on Campus performances, visit
www.osumarion.osu.edu/5-nights or call 740-725-6340.