2021 - 2022 Concert Season
Now in our 19th Year!

The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton Announces Resumption of Concerts

The Musical Arts Series - Port Clinton resumed the regular 2021/2022 concert season with the first concert on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Lakeside Chautauqua.

The Musical Arts Series/Port Clinton steering committee continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 virus recommendations of the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Ottawa County Health Department.

We hope that with the continued vaccination availability to more age groups in Ohio, the continued use of masks, and social distancing that we can safely continue indoor concerts in larger venues. This will be dependent on whether the recent decline in COVID-19 cases in Ottawa County and nationwide continues.

We have made arrangements with the Port Clinton School System to use the High School Performing Arts Center for our indoor concerts this concert season. The large, Performing Arts Center will allow us to accommodate up to 300 attendees with masking and adequate social distancing to provide a safe performance environment.

Attendees will no longer be required to provide proof of full COVID vaccination with a photo ID or a certified negative COVID test within (3) days of the concert. All attendees will still be required to wear a mask during the entire performance. Free masks will be available at the ticket booth.

Anyone feeling ill or experiencing symptoms related to a cold or infectious disease is asked to take care of their health and protect others by staying home.

We will observe all current pandemic health recommendations and regulations in effect at the time of each concert. We have presented concerts for 18 years without a glitch, until now. The pandemic has severely impacted the entire performing arts community so, sadly, we are not alone.

Please check this website or our Facebook page frequently for the latest information about our concerts in 2022 and 2023.

We greatly appreciate the ongoing financial support of our sponsors and season ticket holders.

Tickets that were purchased for a 2019-2020 concert will be honored for any rescheduled concert in 2022.

The schedule for our 2021-2022 season is listed below:

The Musical Arts Series/Port Clinton Steering Committee


Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm (in case of rain we will move into the Hoover Auditorium with social distancing and masks @ 3:30pm on September 11th).
Harmonia – Folk Music of Central and Eastern Europe
Venue: Steele Memorial Band Stand, Lakeside Chautauqua

Sponsored by: The Frederick Insurance Agency and Arby’s Restaurant

What is commonly known as the Lakeside gazebo, is the Steele Memorial Bandstand located at 100 Kenton Row, Lakeside OH 43440.
Parking is available at the South lot on Rt. 163 just east of the Fire Department or near Wesley Lodge, at 5th and Central.

Admission to the concert is free with a 2020 Lakeside Chautauqua season pass or a ticket from any of the canceled MAS Spring 2020 concerts. Concert tickets will also be available for sale at the bandstand for $15.00 each, and parking is free.

For questions, please contact Shirley Stary at: sstary@lakesideohio.com or Paul Moon at 419.276.6593.

Wearing of masks and social distancing are required for attendance at all bandstand concerts.

Max Rabinovitsj
Max Rabinovitsj

Sunday, October 3, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

Max Rabinovitsj, violin with Milana Strezeva, piano.

Music of Beethoven and Schumann
Venue:  Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, OH.  Wearing of masks and social distancing are required for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by: Dr. Jay M. Mann

Nancy and John Shufflle with Charles Manning in center

Sunday, October 31,  2021 @ 7:30pm


Returning Port Clinton audience favorites – Charles Manning, Keyboard Artist, and Nancy and John Shuffle, Soprano and Bass-Baritone – present a uniquely tailored concert of both major organ repertoire favorites paired with some famous opera and Broadway selections, all designed to highlight Immaculate Conception’s grand organ and dynamic sanctuary acoustics. 

This uniquely talented trio of performers has literally hundreds of concert and stage performance credits spanning their separate and collective careers, having appeared throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, the Middle East, and “Down Under.” Selected CDs from their recorded collections will also be available at the event. This is a “can’t miss” concert!

Venue:  Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison St, Port Clinton, Ohio.  Wearing of masks and social distancing are required for attendance at all concerts.

Sponsored by: 1812 Food & Spirits and Rosie’s Bar & Grill

Burning River Brass
Burning River Brass

Monday, December 20, 2021

The Cleveland Burning River Brass Christmas Spectacular – “Our Christmas Gift to the Community”

Two concerts on the same day.

Afternoon 3:00 pm and evening 7:00pm Christmas concerts.

Venue:  Port Clinton HS Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, Ohio.   Note:  The performing artists have all been fully vaccinated and they are requiring us to check  all attendees with a photo ID for proof of  full vaccination or a certified negative COVID test within 36 hours of the concert because their brass instruments are wind instruments which could increase the COVID risk.  Please bring your photo ID with vaccination card / proof of vaccination or current COVID test results with you for admission to this concert.  Those who cannot provide this documentation will not be admitted to this concert.  Proper wearing of masks and social distancing during the entire concert are required for attendance at all concerts.

The Earl E. Warnke Memorial  Free concert.  Free will donations will be accepted.

Sponsored by The Stensen Foundation and Crown Battery.

Free ticket reservations will be available by mail request beginning November 1, 2021.  The seating capacity of each concert will be determined by the current health department order at that time.   We will do our best to seat everyone who shows up, but seating is not guaranteed without a ticket.

Print and 1st class mail the ticket request form below.  We are unable to honor requests made by email.



DSO String Trio - Yoonshin Song, Eric Nowlin, and Wei Yu

Sunday March 6, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra String Trio of Yoonshin Song-violin, Eric Nowlin-viola and Wei Yu-cello  (All 1st chair in the DSO)

Sponsored by:  Roth & Bacon, Attorneys at Law in memory of Joy Roth;  Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;  and Jack Hilbert

Venue:  Port Clinton HS Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, OH

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artists

Sunday April 3, 2022  @ 3:30 pm

Eight Piano and String young artist performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music

The Program Includes:

Haydn Piano Trio No. 34 in B flat Major, Hob XV:20 performed by the Anima Trio

Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 in e minor, op. 67 performed by the Luna Trio

Chopin Cello Sonata in g minor, op. 65  performed by Myeonggyun Charles Noh and Soojin Kim

Venue:  Port Clinton HS Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, OH

Sponsored by:  Bassett’s Market, and Miller Ferries

Mark Kosower-2
Mark Kosower

Sunday, May 8, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Mark Kosower, principal ‘cello, The Cleveland Orchestra and Max Levinson, piano.  See the “news” tab for program details.

Venue:  Port Clinton HS Performing Arts Center, 821 S Jefferson St, Port Clinton, OH

Sponsored by: Dubbert’s Outdrive and Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home