Support the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank with beats— and canned beets, if you feel so inclined— during their Northwest Ohio Music Festival. Hear The New Fashioned at 5:30pm, R&B singer and songwriter Tinsley Ellis at 7pm and funk and soul from the Average White Band at 8:30pm. Enjoy food trucks, beer, wine and soda.
Can’t wait until the 3rd annual Great Lakes Arts & Jazz Festival? The fall festival is set for Saturday, September 9, but until then you can celebrate the rich legacy of Toledo jazz through June 29 with festival supporters on Thursday evenings at The Summit in downtown Toledo. Presented with the H-Factor Jazz Show (88.3fm,
Downtown is gearing up for summer— the Main Library’s Brown Bag Concert series is back! From 12:15-1:15pm on Wednesdays, beginning June 7 until July 26, head to the library’s north lawn for a free outdoor concert (weather permitting). Bring your own lunch and a chair or blanket— or nothing, if you don’t mind sitting on
Toledo guitarist Hector Mendoza will present a rare treat— a concert outside of his regular open mic performances. Born in Lima, Peru, the acoustic guitarist will offer an evening of Latin, Classical and Jazz music during his first Toledo recital. This fundraising event is to help support Mendoza’s college expenses. 7-8pm. Thursday, June 1. The
Celebrate the life and legacy of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald during the next Toledo Jazz Orchestra Bistro Series: Tribute to Ella, featuring vocalist Lori Lefevre. This intimate concert will pair Lefevre, who boasts three decades of jazz performances in NW Ohio, with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra to bring Fitzgerald favorites to Registry Bistro. Nosh on
Join the Toledo Jazz Orchestra for their Registry Bistro series when The Parker/Potter Quintet performs selections from the “Great American Songbook.” Playing American standards from the canon of great tunes composed during the early 20th century (there isn’t actually a songbook), selections typically will be from the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin