The Toledo Opera Gala Brings France to Toledo

What could be more beautiful than April in Paris? If you can’t make it to France this time of year, we suggest the annual Toledo Opera Gala. Their April in Paris celebration features French food, French music and of course, French wine. There’ll also be plenty of merriment and a live auction that includes a

Experimental Electronic Music Comes to Collingwood

It’s was a long, weird road that brought electronic music into the mainstream. Once upon a time, electronic instruments were reserved for avant-garde composers, experimental Germans and wire-obsessed weirdos who built modular synthesizers big enough to fill a room. Now, electronic assistance is used to do everything from blessing techno tracks with police sirens to

The Kent Branch Library Celebrates Women in Jazz

The history of jazz is a treasure trove of legends and Americans worthy of honor. Give the women responsible for some of the most famous vocal stylings and melodies in the art form their due during Jam Sessions: A Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, held in honor of this year’s theme, Women in Jazz. Join

The Beir Stube to host two-day music festival

Jam out and get down for a good cause and some fun. In a two-day music festival that will feature over 15 bands, a specialty menu, vendors, and a charity raffle, money raised will benefit 4 Paws for Ability, an organization that provides service dogs to disabled children. Find your inner rockstar Saturday at the

Pat O’Connor Music and Arts Festival: Carrying the Torch

Marcia O’Connor was enjoying life with her husband, Pat O’Connor, when he unexpectedly passed away on Dec. 27, 2016. The community joined Marcia in mourning her husband, grieving the loss of a small business icon, a beloved record store owner, and for many, a best friend. “I’m like Vincent van Gogh’s wife— when van Gogh

Good Growth with Tree Toledo

Starting in 2015, Tree Toledo set out to get 282,213 trees planted – one for every Toledo resident – by 2020. Now in their third year, they have planted over 114,382 trees, 40% of their goal. Citizens can contact them to acquire a free seedling ready to plant. Aside from “digs” (seedlings dug and potted

Get On Up! Returns to The Ohio Theatre

Cincinnati-based The Almighty Get Down, just as their name suggests, bring the party wherever they play. On April 8th, they’ll grace the stage at the Ohio Theatre, performing along with The Overton Project and G-mac and The Soul Attack for the second annual Get On Up! Funk and Soul Review. Fronted by lead singer Willy

Toledo School for the Arts 11th annual GuitarFest

Celebrate one of Western music’s favorite instruments during the Toledo School for the Arts’s 11th annual GuitarFest. Players of all levels are invited to come listen and learn from guest artists, vendors and fantastic local and national artists, such as jazz guitarist Peter Kharchenko, local blues artist Aayan Naim, singer-songwriter Kerry Patrick Clark, gypsy jazz

Sweet dreams and honky tonks performance at Collingwood Arts Center

Remember when country music wasn’t pop music with a banjo? Harken back to the classic days of real country with Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks (SD&HT). Featuring the music and lives of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, SD&HT is a new revue show that pairs the music of yesteryear with the