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 Upcoming Public Performances and Special Events


Artist Showcase: Series 2

Featuring Common Thread

April 14th @ 5 pm

Local rock prodigy group Common Thread takes the Academy Stage for an evening of music! This event is free and open to all ages thanks to our generous sponsors Ricky Mitchell, Richland Bank, Southern Title of Ohio, and Huntington National Bank.

Keep an eye out for other upcoming performances including: Jeff Bell, May 19th, Ricky Mitchell & The Yak Pack, June 23rd, and Brady Jacquin, July 21st.


Majestic Theatre Concert Series Upcoming Performances: 

Mansfield Jazz Orchestra

for Jazz Appreciation Month 

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 pm

Mansfield’s premier jazz ensemble, the Mansfield Jazz Orchestra (MJO), is set to present its spring concert at the Richland Academy of the Arts on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00pm. This will be the jazz orchestra’s third public performance and will spotlight the music of Woody Herman trombonist Vaughn Wiester and MJO’s artistic director Paul Martin.  Mr. Martin is the music director at the Richland Academy and is an accomplished bassist and composer/arranger of big band jazz. It is Paul’s honor and privilege to share the stage with his mentor and close friend Vaughn Wiester.  Mr. Wiester was a member of the great Woody Herman Orchestra from 1974-76, and is an accomplished trombonist and arranger in his own right. He leads his Famous Jazz Orchestra every Monday night in Columbus which features big band jazz from the 1950s and 60s, and is a living encyclopedia of jazz history.  Also featured on the program will be Mansfield’s own, vocalist Kelly Knowlton. 

This concert will feature many well known songs, such as “Begin the Beguine,” “Where or When,” “Nature Boy,” “It’s Delovely,” “Spring Is Here,” and so many more.  Come out an enjoy an evening of some of the finest big band music in mid-0hio featuring many of your favorite area musicians, including Tom Reed, Eric Snyder, Scott Garlock, Lanny Gooding, Steve Berry, Brian Olsheski, Jack Schantz, and many more – maybe even a surprise or two! 

Opening this concert will be Richland Academy Jazz Ensemble in their premier performance featuring students of the Academy from middle school through adult.  This is a tremendous group and they are excited to share the stage with the Mansfield Jazz Orchestra. 

This is a BYOB event.  For more information on this concert and other events at the Academy, please call 419-522-8224, or visit us at

Tickets are available in advance at Richland Academy of the Arts, or at the door. 

Adults: $10                   

Student, Seniors, & Veterans: $8

Free to Richland Academy Students


This performance is part of Richland Academy’s Majestic Theatre Jazz Concert series that is supported by The Gimbel Foundation, Discovery Dental-Marissa Miller, DDS, Kent Gimbel, John & Dana Sherburne, and The Spreng Smith Agency.



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