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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William Florian
Thursday, October 13, 2022

William Florian is a gifted musician who mesmerizes his audience with the music of the 60s. His career was almost a non-starter when his seventh-grade math teacher wanted to take William’s guitar away until his grades improved. Fortunately, his mother did not agree … and the rest is history. Those Were the Days is an upbeat, musical journey of America’s greatest songs of the 60’s including songs William performed as a lead singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels in addition to the music of Peter, Paul & Mary, John Denver, Pete Seeger, The Mamas & The Papas and others. All are presented with amusing stories in an intimate show that you won’t want to miss!

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Alina Kiryayeva
November 10, 2022

We are pleased to welcome back Alina Kiryayeva to our stage! Praised for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound, this highly acclaimed pianist captivates her audiences with profound philosophical insight and charismatic stage presence. A Ukraine native, Ms. Kiryayeva performed her first solo recital at the age of eight and made her solo debut with an orchestra at the age of eleven. A Senigallia International Competition winner in Italy, she has also claimed top prizes in several international piano competitions in the United States including the Grace Welsh International Competition and California Young Artist International Competition.

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The Mistics
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Attention all music fans! The Mistics have arrived, and the party has officially started! This quartet of amazing musicians from the Cincinnati area has been delivering great music and vocal harmonies to audiences throughout the Midwest for decades. The Mistics entertain with a unique mix of Rhythm and Blues, Pop Music from the 60’s through today and the timeless music of Motown. Audiences also love the entertaining stories that combine with the music to make a performance by The Mistics an entertainment experience at its best. So leave your troubles at the door and get ready to enjoy an evening you will not soon forget!

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Long Time Gone
Thursday, April 13, 2023

More than a tribute band, Long Time Gone is a retrospective celebration of the music of the incredible David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young. From the early days of Buffalo Springfield, The Hollies and The Byrds, to their days as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the group created music with the precision and subtleties of vocal harmonies, signature guitar work and the drive of a rock and roll band. Long Time Gone provides an experience that expresses the passion and tenderness of the songs that are the sound and feel of an era in American music we may never know again. Long Time Gone will truly satisfy any fan of CSNY and that signature sound.

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The Cliff Habian Trio
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Pianist Cliff Habian can play in virtually any style and performs comfortably with groups such as his trio as well as in solo performances. He began piano lessons at the age of nine and was composing music just a few years later, drawing on both classical and jazz influences, integrating the two genres into his own unique style. Cliff attended the Cleveland Institute of Music as a composition major and later was the department head of keyboard studies at The Cleveland Music School Settlement. Cliff has worked with such greats as Dion, Wayne Newton, Bobby Vinton, and many others. He has also appeared on “Good Morning America.”


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
See below for registration instructions.

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For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or more information on Five Nights contact Jodi Somerlot at: (740)-725-6156 or

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 2022-2023
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: $60
Adult: $35
Senior: $30
Student: $15
Corporate Membership: $250 (includes 6 season tickets)
Club/Civic Membership: $250 (includes 6 season tickets)
Marion Campus Employee: $30

Group discounts are available.

Special thanks to our 2022-23 sponsors:
OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, UniPrint, Stifel, Silver Line, United Church Homes, Marion Technical College, Sakamura U.S.A.

Special thanks to our partners:
The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Marion County and Buckeye Backers (Ohio State Marion's volunteer group)