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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Judy Carmichael
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m. 

Grammy nominated pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael is one of the world's leading interpreters of stride piano and swing. Count Basie nicknamed her "Stride," acknowledging the command with which she plays this technically and physically demanding jazz piano style.

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Broadway in Love
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 7:30 p.m. 

Broadway in Love …is a musical celebration of Broadway’s most captivating, hilarious, and popular love songs.  With their undeniable chemistry and award-winning talent, Broadway married couple, Libby Servais, Wicked and Stephan Stubbins, Mary Poppins, weave together an unforgettable experience of songs, laughter, and show-stopping moments, featuring songs from Wicked, Beautiful, The Sound of Music, Jersey Boys, The Music Man, 9 to 5, My Fair Lady, Frozen, The Phantom of the Opera and more.

NIC & DESI were originally scheduled for Nov. 9, but had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. 

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Thursday, March 14, 2024, 7:30 p.m. 

Named 'Best Group/Duo' in the International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston's Quincy Market. They' ve since gone on to perform more than a thousand shows in 46 U.S. states, and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, and many more.

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Violet Bell
Thursday, April 11, 2024, 7:30 p.m. 

Violet Bell weaves original Americana from folk, soul, and bluegrass music. Based out of Chapel Hill NCJ Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez draw inspiration from the natural world, ancient mythology and the Piedmont's green hills. The duo honed their strong onstage chemistry playing hundreds of shows from Montreal to Miami since forming in 2016.

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Henhouse Prowlers
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 7:30 p.m. 

The group's enthralling performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do. The band explores their collective life experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music) the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound all their own. With over 175 shows a year) the quartet has toured over 25 countries.


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 740-725-6156.
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 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 2023-2024
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 2023-24 sponsors:
Baldauf Construction, Marion Technical College, Poet, Stifel, UniPrint, and Whirlpool Corporation

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