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Season tickets are $40, individual concert tickets are $10, and may be purchased at the door. Ohio University students are admitted free with ID.

Shantell OgdenShantell Ogden Americana songwriter and artist
Saturday, September 22
Ohio University Southern Bowman Auditorium   7:30 p.m.

Winner of the 2015 IMEA Songwriter of the Year, Americana Song of the Year, Country Song of the Year, and Americana Album of the Year, Shantell Ogden has a gift for crafting songs with real conviction and emotion. Her gift, combined with a work ethic gained from growing up on a farm, is paying dividends.
Shantell's songs have received airplay on more than 800 country and Americana radio stations internationally, reaching Top 2 chart positions both in the U.S. and Europe. Her songs have also appeared on the CW's TV series Hart of Dixie and in several feature films. (

No Tools LoanedNo Tools Loaned, Bluegrass Music
Saturday, October 27 Ohio University Southern
Bowman Auditorium  7:30 p.m.
From the bluegrass state of Kentucky comes a fresh new approach to Bluegrass Music. Supported by a group of accomplished musicians and songwriters, No Tools Loaned is a well-oiled machine when it comes to the acoustic music arena. The band appears frequently at popular bluegrass/folk festivals in and around Kentucky and adjoining states.
NTL is one of the area's premier bluegrass bands. Their unique mix of original songs, hot new bluegrass tunes, classic rock and folk ballads and western swing numbers puts a fresh face on the traditional bluegrass sound. (

Diana Dinicola and Flamenco LouisvilleDiana Dinicola and Flamenco Louisville
Saturday, November 17
Ironton High School Auditorium  7:30 p.m.

Diana Dinicola began dancing at age 2 and is a co-founder of Flamenco Louisville, the oldest flamenco organization in the Louisville, KY area, which provides a home for flamenco performers, students, and aficionados. Diana is a master teacher and performer of Flamenco dancing. She holds a diploma for the advanced level intensive training program at the Fundacion Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco in Sevilla, Spain. She has attended the National Flamenco Institute at the University of New Mexico (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006) and returns to Spain yearly for continuing professional development.

Diana is also an active educator and veteran arts administrator. She teaches flamenco dance in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, for the KY Governor’s School for the Arts and the Louisville Ballet. In addition, she is a Showcase Kentucky artist and Kentucky Arts Council Teaching Artist taking flamenco into the schools. She also works with underserved communities in Louisville and throughout the state through ArtsReach.  (;; photo courtesy of Sarah Allison). 

Greater Huntington Symphonic BandGreater Huntington Symphonic Band Annual Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 8
Ironton High School Auditorium  3:00 p.m.

The Greater Huntington Symphonic Band, directed by Tommy Thompson, returns by popular demand for its annual concert of holiday favorites. It draws its membership from the greater tri-state area which includes students, retirees, and working professionals ranging in age from teens through octogenarians. Throughout the year the band performs a variety of crowd-pleasing music at local concerts including marches, show tunes, and classics.
The Ashland Paramount Players The Ashland Paramount Players
“Forever Plaid”
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Ohio University Southern Riffe Rotunda  7:30 p.m.
The Paramount Players give hundreds of children and adults the opportunity to nurture their talents on and off stage each year and brings theatre to rural and low-income schools via our Paramount on Tour shows. Paramount Players auditions are open to all community members. “Forever Plaid” is an all-1950s, one-act, doo-wop themed musical theater performance featuring Joshua Jannotta, Shawn Wilson, Rick Payne, and Matthew Hammond. An all-boy doo-wop group from the 1950s is killed in a bus crash and is given a second chance to return to earth and play the “perfect concert”. (
Appalachian Celtic Consort Sunday Series
Appalachian Celtic Consort
Sunday, March 17
First Presbyterian Church of Ironton  2:30 p.m.


There is no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a live Celtic band, and the Appalachian Celtic Consort from Charleston, WV will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Ironton to do just that!  The group plays traditional Irish and Scottish music, plus some old-time music and original compositions. But, they are quick to add that “…If you are a die-hard traditionalist you might notice that our music has a little different sound than some Celtic groups -- hence the word Appalachian in our name. Our hills and mountains were settled by Scotch-Irish immigrants, and the music they brought with them has picked up a bit of local flavor.” (


Dr. Julio Alves and Dr. Solen Dikener Guitar/Cello Duo
Friday, April 26, 2019
Ohio University Southern Bowman Auditorium  7:30 p.m.
Alves and DikenerDr. Julio Ribeiro Alves earned a D.M. degree in Guitar Performance and Music Literature from Indiana University Jacob s School of Music. He oversees the guitar area teaching applied lessons, guitar literature, guitar pedagogy, guitar, techniques, fretboard harmony, and directing the M.U. Guitar ensemble. He also teaches music styles, music theory and aural skills. He regularly performs as a solo player in various chamber music settings. His programs feature music from various ethnicities and historical periods. He has performed in diverse venues in countries such as Brazil, the U.S., Costa Rica, Spain, and Italy.
Dr. Solen Dikener has been teaching at Marshall University since 2002. He is also director of DatCA Summer Cello Academy in Turkey.  He earned his doctorate degree (DMA) from Michigan State University. Dikener’s solo and chamber music career began early on performing the cello concerto by C. Saint-Saens at the age of 17 and touring throughout France with Trio d’Autan in following years. He is a founding member of the Capital Trio from New York and has been performing concerts in the U.S. since 1997. Throughout his career, he has performed concerts in the U.S., Germany, Austria, France, Turkey and the U.K., in collaboration with many great artists. MU professor releases classical works CD on East Coast label (Harald Dispatch article)