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.

2021-2022 Series (all performances begin at 7:30 p.m.)

America's Sweethearts
Thursday, October 14, 2021

America loved the swinging sounds of female close harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves with Bei Mir Bist du Schön in 1937. We’ll hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when America’s Sweethearts take our stage in their vibrant, time-honored new show! These New York City-based ladies have performed across the USA, getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy as they celebrate history their crystal-clear harmonies and colorful costumes. Audiences of all ages are charmed by America’s Sweethearts as they navigate their way through a variety of trios, duets, and solo features...all with a slice of old-fashioned fun!

Bettman and Haplin
Thursday, June 2, 2021

Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, impressive harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts, taking audiences from up-tempo down home fiddlin', to soulful ballads, to folk/pop tunes with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert is over. Bettman and Halpin have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry.

Russian Duo
Thursday, March 10, 2022

Having performed throughout the United States and in Russia and Canada, Russian Duo is an international project born out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg is a balalaika virtuoso from Siberia and Terry is an American concert pianist. They celebrate cross-cultural creativity, exploring the range of possibilities for balalaika, voice, and piano. Audiences are taken on a journey across the span of Russian culture—from humorous pieces, virtuoso variations, pulsating dance music, rhythmic folk songs, and lyrical romances.

Helen Welch
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Take the swing of Ella, sprinkle in the warm alto tones of Karen Carpenter, then add some soul and cheeky British humor and POW... you have world-renowned, critically acclaimed vocalist, entertainer, producer and bandleader Helen Welch. Her beautifully arranged and entertaining shows have intimately engaged audiences and packed houses around the globe. Her award-winning show Superstar: The Carpenters Reimagined Stories has been produced with the blessings of Richard Carpenter. It is an original, fresh perspective of songs and stories that finally captures the true quality and essence of the Carpenters, one of the biggest selling groups of all time.

Lone Raven
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Lone Raven has been one of the most popular shows to take the stage of Morrill Hall Auditorium. Rapidly becoming one of the top bands in the Midwest, Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of traditional music from the Celtic lands and various areas of the world, as well as their own original compositions. With over 20 instruments on stage, the band soars through everything from fiery Irish Reels to Gypsy Fiddle Tunes to haunting airs. Their instrumentals are fueled by the twin fiddles of Elizabeth Blickenstaff and Kara Markley Sterling, while being driven by an explosive rhythm section consisting of Craig Markley and the award-winning guitar playing of Neil Jacobs.


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
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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 2021-2022

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 2021-22 sponsor

OhioHealth Marion General Hospital

Special thanks to our partners:

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