Musical Arts Series Port Clinton COVID-19 announcement
updated September 6, 2020

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

Fiddle, Guitar, and bass play "FOLK AND BLUES ROOTS OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD" The Canal Street String Band co-hosted by MAS/PC and Lakeside Chautauqua. Sponsored by Dr. Jay M. Mann.

On Sunday, September 13th at 3:00 pm outdoors at the Lakeside gazebo venue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

FOR MAS PATRONS coming to either of the September Lakeside events

a. Each person attending will need to show a past or current ticket for any of the 2020 spring MAS concerts.

b. For the September 13th event, the gates and shuttles will not be in operation, so no passes will needed at the gates. Tickets will be checked at the gazebo and patrons can park anywhere in Lakeside and walk to the gazebo.

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

For questions, please contact Shirley Stary at: sstary@lakesideohio.com.

The Mark Kosower and Gavin George concerts have been postponed until the 2021 concert schedule.

These decisions were made following the guidelines for social distancing, based on the elderly demographics of our patrons, the close personal contact of our performance venue, and the recommendations of local medical advisors.

We will continue to closely monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic to make decisions on whether to hold the remainder of our 2019-2020 concerts. Some or all of the remaining MAS concerts for this concert season could be cancelled or postponed on short notice. Please check this website or our Facebook page frequently for the latest information about upcoming concerts.

Steve and Lisa Ball

Fiddle, Guitar, and bass play “FOLK AND BLUES ROOTS OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD” The Canal Street String Band is sponsored by Dr. Jay M. Mann and co-hosted by MAS/PC and Lakeside Chautauqua. On Sunday, September 13th at 3:00 pm outdoors at the Lakeside gazebo venue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 https://musicalartsportclinton.com.  Information about The Canal Street String Band is available at https://canalstreetstringband.com/home

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.