The Ohio State University at Marion

Five Nights on Campus


While there are no campus-associated cases of COVID-19, senior leadership and subject matter experts at The Ohio State University have taken a proactive approach in order to prevent illness and continue the important work of the university. New policy guidelines announced earlier today require that no new, non-essential events be scheduled on our campuses through May, 2020. In addition, we have reevaluated previously scheduled, non-essential campus event

Because the safety of the Marion campus and our community is our highest priority, we have determined that, effective immediately, many previously scheduled events on campus will be cancelled or rescheduled. Therefore, the Thursday, March 12, 2020 performance of Bettman and Halpin, the Thursday, April 9, 2020 performance by America’s Sweethearts, and the Thursday, May 14th, 2020 performance of Helen Welch for the Five Nights on Campus performing arts series have been cancelled.

Information on refunds and ticket exchange for future programs will be sent directly to all season ticket holders under separate cover. For further information, please contact The Ohio State University at Marion Office of Development and Community Relations at 740-725-6340 or

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.

2019-2020 Series (all performances begin at 7:30 p.m.)

Jodi Beach
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Jodi Beach tours the country enchanting audiences with her velvet voice in a show called Unforgettable: Songs and Stories from the Great American Songbook. Her warm and engaging performances take her audiences on a journey that weaves elegant arrangements with sentimental stories of the music, composers and cherished musicians from this timeless era of American music. Jodi’s show is designed with something for everyone and is certain to be one of your favorites!

Lone Raven
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Garnering rave reviews throughout the country, Lone Ravenperforms an eclectic blend of traditional music from around the world on a variety of unique, ethnic instruments. They continually delight audiences with a collection of award-winning, original compositions that have been featured on radio and television programs across the globe. Celtic Rootsmagazine says, “From Irish reels to gypsy fiddle tunes of Romania to haunting airs, this band does it all and does it well!” Lone Raven is always a Five Nights on Campus favorite.

Bettman and Halpin
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin have well-earned reputations for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat Folk, Americana and Bluegrass-inspired compositions with beautiful ballads and feel-good songs that delight audiences everywhere. They have become known for their storytelling and playful banter and for their whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry.

America's Sweethearts
Thursday, April 9, 2020

America loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before the Andrew Sisters hit the airwaves in 1937. Now audiences hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when America’s Sweetheartstake the stage in their vibrant, time-honored new show. This spectacular trio tackles classic hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Hold Tight – Hold Tight”, “Straighten Up and Fly Right”, “You Don’t Own Me”, and “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” charming audiences with a variety of trios, duets, and solo features … all with a slice of old fashioned fun!

Helen Welch
Thursday, May 14, 2020
This event has been cancelled

Take the swing of Ella Fitzgerald, sprinkle in the warm alto tones of Karen Carpenter, then add some soul and cheeky British humor and … you have the critically-acclaimed Helen Welch. Her unique talent for arranging songs to make them her own, coupled with her ability to intimately engage her audiences, have quickly earned her a large and devoted following around the globe. In The Beatles: a Little Brit Different, Helen takes her audience on a trip down the long and winding road featuring an array of timeless tunes. This blend of pop, jazz and blues will inspire and remind us that great music knows no boundaries and that the Beatles were masters when it came to writing songs.

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 2019-2020

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 2019-20 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)