At Hayes Presidential: Verandah Concerts to feature Irish, big band, bluegrass music

Press Staff Writer

        An Irish music band, folk singers and a group of ukulelists are among the performers who will be featured this summer during the Verandah Concert series at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, located in Fremont.
        The popular concerts take place twice a month on Wednesdays on the verandah of the historic home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes.
        Attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the expansive lawn. Admission is free.
        Each event begins with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Donations can be made for the ice cream but are not required. Performances then start at 7 p.m.
        The 2023 Verandah Concert schedule is:
        • June 14 – Fostoria Community Band, performing concert band music.
        • June 28 – Bridge County Bluegrass Band, performing bluegrass music.
        • July 12 – Robert Jones and Matt Watroba, performing a celebration of traditional and popular roots music.
        • July 26 – Grand Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp (GRÜBS).
        • Aug. 9 – Toraigh, performing traditional Irish music.
        • Aug. 23 – North Coast Big Band, performing toe-tapping tunes of the World War II era.
        If there is inclement weather, concerts could be canceled. For updates, visit or call 800-998-7737. Updates also will be posted on the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ social media pages.
        Hayes Presidential will be open from 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays this summer. Hayes Home tours are offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The research library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        Hayes Presidential is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.
        For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit Like Hayes Presidential on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.
        Verandah Concerts are sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union. Additional funding by Countryside Manor and ProMedica Memorial Hospital.


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