The Musical Arts Series Port Clinton Announces Resumption of Concerts

Lori Lefevre

We will host our second, special, outdoor concert featuring vocalist Lori Lefevre performing with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra Jazz Trio at 7:00PM on Wednesday evening, July 21st on the "Meals on Madison (M.O.M.) " stage located on Madison Street in Port Clinton, Ohio. (rain date is July 28th)

A well-known jazz singer in the Toledo, Ann Arbor, Detroit region, Lori Lefevre began her career touring as a musical theatre performer and pop singer. Her many experiences in both theatre and music have given Lori the opportunity to travel the United States and Europe. Lori calls Toledo home and has been singing jazz in the Midwest for the last four decades with some of the finest musicians anywhere. In addition to performing regularly at regional jazz venues like Rusty's Jazz Cafe, Murphy's Place, Degage Jazz Cafe in Toledo, and The Bird of Paradise in Ann Arbor, Lori has been the featured vocalist with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra.
Her own vocal jazz group, 6th Edition, was born from that experience and performs regularly in Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Lori has had the pleasure of teaching jazz vocal studies at The University of Toledo, Toledo School for the Arts, and Hillsdale College.

The Toledo Symphony Jazz Trio is one of the Toledo Symphony’s five small ensembles. This group was started in 1980 and its members are John Cleveland-piano, Norman Damschroder-bass and Keith McWatters-drums. This ensemble offers concerts, educational programs, background music and accompaniment for vocalists.

This family-friendly concert is sponsored by the Musical Arts Series - Port Clinton.

The Musical Arts Series - Port Clinton will resume the regular 2021/2022 concert season with the first concert on Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm (rain date is September 18th @ 3:30pm).

Harmonia will perform "Folk Music of Central and Eastern Europe" at the outdoor Steele Memorial Band Stand 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 all adults in Ohio, the continued use of masks, and social distancing that we can begin indoor concerts in larger venues beginning October 31, 2021. This will be dependent on whether the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Ottawa County and nationwide can be contained.

We have made arrangements with the Port Clinton School System to use the High School Performing Arts Center for our indoor concerts this coming fall (2021) and winter (2022) season. The large, Performing Arts Center will allow us to accommodate up to 150 attendees with adequate social distancing to provide a safe performance environment.
We also plan to have one of the performances at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church which is a large indoor venue capable of accommodating up to 150 attendees with adequate social distancing.

We will observe all current pandemic health recommendations and regulations in effect at the time of each concert.

Steve and Lisa Ball

Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm (rain date is September 18th at 3:30pm)

Harmonia – Folk Music of Central and Eastern Europe

Venue:  Steele Memorial Band Stand, Lakeside Chautauqua

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.

Season ticket holders of the 2019 – 2020 Musical Arts Series will be welcomed free of charge to Lakeside upon presentation of a ticket from any canceled MAS concert.  Children 13 & under and seniors age 90 and older admitted free. Wearing of masks and social distancing are required for attendance at all bandstand concerts.

More information on the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton is available at

The lovely rose garden in front of Firelands Presbyterian Church honors Dr. Jay M. Mann, Professor Emeritus of Music at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, where he was Professor of Voice and Chorus for 29 years. After retiring and moving to Lakeside in 1998, Dr. Mann and his wife, Margaret, were musicians at Firelands Church. Dr. Mann also served as President of the Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton, and coordinated pre-concert talks for the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra. He retired fully in 2012, and moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to his family.

Sandusky Register

Intimate music series continues in Port Clinton

There’s no shortage of world-class musical talent in Northern Ohio. However, most performances are taking place in Toledo and Cleveland.

That is unless it’s a  Musical Arts Series – Port Clinton concert, which six to eight times a year features topnotch artists showing off their talents at the intimate Firelands Presbyterian Church.