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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2018-2019 Series (all performances begin at 7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack. Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Playing an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos such as the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel.

Bone Voyage Jazz Band
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Founded and led by Marion native, Dave Haldeman, the Bone Voyage Jazz Band has been delighting audience since 2001. They feature the refreshing sound of two trombones, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, and rhythm section. Maintaining a busy perform-ance schedule throughout the tri-state area, Bone Voyage is known for their wide repertoire, ranging from Bourbon Street to Broadway, traditional Dixie-land jazz to Swing, and mainstream to Latin jazz.

The Lost Instruments of a Forgotten Ukraine

Thursday, November 15, 2018,7:30 p.m.

Jurij Fedynskyj is a Ukrainian-American Ukrainian . Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, he has repatriated to Ukraine. For the past twenty years, he has worked to resurrect the traditional kobzar tradition. The kobzari were wandering spiritual singers, who sang to the accompaniment of the kobza or bandura. For the past ten years, he has also worked to revive traditional music making of the torbanists on the Ukrainian baroque lute, called a torban. Both the kobzar and torbanist traditions were completely destroyed by the Sovietization of Ukraine around 1920-1930.

The process of reviving such a loss meant researching historic instruments, learning the trade of instrument making, researching the repertoire played on these instruments, and mastering the instrumental and vocal techniques to perform traditional reconstruction. Jurij presently teaches out of a small village in the Poltava region, Kryachkivka. He conducts private study in making and playing, as well as group folklore camps, and festivals all year round. The present project "Kobzaring the New World" is not a concert tour, but rather a "kobzar tour", as the traditional kobzars would map out a route of travel, in which they would frequent certain villages and cities, kobzaring for the general public, as well as for particular leaders of the culture. Such was the kobzar's profession. This tour is an attempt to realize the potential of the kobzars, toward the resurrection of a new Ukrainian nation.

Harmonious Wail
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Purveyors of Americana infused Gypsy Jazz. They love to take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club scene of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. These sublime entertainers have mastered the art of lifting spirits!

No Promises Vocal Band
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cincinnati-based professional a cappella ensemble bringing exhilarating vocals and breathtaking harmonizations to popular favorites of jazz, Motown, classical and adult contemporary music. Hailing from across Ohio, the eight men of No Promises are jazz pianists, Broadway veterans, landlords, theatre producers, hair stylists and dads - all with a passion for fine a cappella singing.

Diane Pennings & Paul Langford
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Lyric soprano Diane Penningjoins renowned conductor, pianist and arranger Paul Langford for a rich and dazzling celebration of the Great American Songbook. They have headlined in classical and pop programs for audiences around the country. Bringing a shared passion for the American popular music, their performances are filled with heartfelt vocals and beautiful original arrangements

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 2018-2019

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 2018-19 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)