Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Bluffton Artist Series brings to the campus each year a number of outstanding concert artists and ensemble groups. This month, men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is featured.

Curtain time is 7:30 p.m

Individual event prices are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and students, $15 for Bluffton faculty/staff, $5 for Bluffton University students.

Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ @ College First Church
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ is the conclusion to a series of beginner and intermediate workshops. Mike Anderson will be performing selections on the Dulcimer and will invite Dulcimer Gatherin’ to join him.

Mike Anderson is one of the most versatile folk performers and educators in the Midwest. Under Mike’s leadership, the New Salem Storytelling Festival, and the Clayville Music and Storytelling Festival before that, events of national renown. Mike is also nationally renown, appearing at the Nat’l Mt. Music Festival, holding a prestigious position on the faculty of the Mt. Dulcimer Workshops at Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC and West Carolina Univ., NC, Dulcimer Workshops, and presenting workshops and concerts across the US.

Mike’s children’s concerts are very popular. He received a National Children’s television award for his show “Mike’s Music Works.” Under the auspices of the Illinois State Board of Education, Mike has conducted many teacher and parent workshops for developing literacy through the art of storytelling. His Early Childhood shows are legendary.. Mike plays guitar, banjo, jaw harp, noseflute, bones, and more. He is best known as an outstanding mountain dulcimer player.

Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ is part of the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month.
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Mardi Gras Fundraiser @ Meadowbrook Park Historic Redwood Ballroom
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, Inc. will celebrate its 14th annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza on Feb. 13. The event will be held at the Meadowbrook Park Historic Redwood Ballroom in Bascom. This has become the “must-attend” party of the winter in support of the Foundation’s operating mission. Live music will be provided by The Fossils, a classic rock/soul band based out of Findlay.

Admission rates:

$1,500 Mardi Gras Dance Sponsorship — Includes VIP seating as a headlining sponsor with two reserved tables & 20 tickets

$1,000 Masked Mega-Backer Sponsorship — Includes VIP seating as a supporting sponsor with one reserved table & 10 tickets;

$500 Beaded Benefactor Sponsorship — Includes one reserved table & 10 tickets;

$50 per person general admission — no reserved seating

Music Bach’s Concert Series: Emily Hearn @ The University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Music Bach’s Concert Series is a free lunch time concert series hosted by University of Findlay in the Alumni Memorial Union Atrium. Community members are welcome to attend!

This month, Emily Hearn will be featured. Pack a lunch or purchase one in the Cave, an on-site restaurant located in the Alumni Memorial Union.