Verandah concerts kick off June 9 at Hayes Presidential

Press Staff Writer

        A string band, a boogie piano player and vocalists performing songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s are among the performers featured this summer during the Verandah Concert series at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.            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, located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont.
        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 are accepted for the ice cream. Performances start at 7 p.m.
        The 2021 Verandah Concert schedule includes:
        June 9 – Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus, performing vocal music.
        June 23 – Nostalgia, a vocal ensemble performing music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
        July 7– Cottonwood Jam String Band, a traditional acoustic string band.
        July 21 – Bridge County Bluegrass Band, performing bluegrass music.
        Aug. 4 – Matthew Ball, aka “The Boogie Woogie Kid,” performing boogie, blues and swing piano music.
        Aug. 18 – North Coast Big Band, performing toe-tapping tunes of the World War II era.
        Verandah Concerts are sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union with additional funding by ProMedica Memorial Hospital.
        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.
        Although Hayes Presidential is closed on Wednesdays, concert attendees will be able to access the museum bathrooms.
        The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection.


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