Battle for freedom

Five-time grammy winner and Ohio native Kathleen Battle will present stories and spirituals inspired by the extraordinary journey to freedom during times of slavery, which she only performs in cities along the Underground Railroad. This event will also showcase local treasures, including the Clarence Smith Community Chorus and the Voices at BGSU. $49-$89. 7:30pm. 2445

James McMurtry: Tales from the van

James McMurtry spends hundreds of hours in a van each year, traveling American’s highways on the way to 100 plus shows with his band. The travel, McMurtry explains, provides the inspiration for his geographic detail-filled songs. The song “South Dakota,” the story of a young military veteran returning to the small town and family farm

A night out for conservation

Celebrate and support the Black Swamp Conservancy during the annual The Black Swamp Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting natural and agricultural land for generations to come. Enjoy music from The Mark Lavengood Band along with food, a cash bar, and live and silent auctions. $60. 6:30-10:30pm. 2 Hippo Way 419-833-1025 |