Singing show standouts headline free concert


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Dan Shafer competed on season 11 of “The Voice,” where he was chosen by coach Blake Shelton and made it to the battle rounds.

Dan Shafer competed on season 11 of “The Voice,” where he was chosen by coach Blake Shelton and made it to the battle rounds.


Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

Crystal Bowersox was the runner-up of season nine’s “American Idol.”

Crystal Bowersox was the runner-up of season nine’s “American Idol.”


Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Curtain Call Summer Series kickoff

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Happy Daz Patio, Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima

ADMISSION: Free

• Every Wednesday through July 31

LIMA — Standouts from the shows “American Idol” and “The Voice” will perform in a free concert to launch the Curtain Call Summer Series at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.

The kickoff concert will feature Ohio-native Crystal Bowersox, “American Idol” season nine runner-up, and Dan Shafer, season 11 contestant on “The Voice,” who made it to the “battle” rounds.

Rustgaze Records’ Ledge Dwellers will also perform, giving concert-goers a taste of what’s to come for the remainder of the series, said Jeremy Martinez, Civic Center Foundation director of development.

“The summer series is just an opportunity that we have to showcase local artists but also to just spread awareness about the foundation,” Martinez explained.

The lineup is still being determined, but several artists from Lima’s own Rustgaze Records will be slated.

“We love being able to showcase the label and being community partners,” Martinez said. “We know that we have a substantial following already from those in the community since the Civic Center was established in ‘84. It’s something that has been in the community and continues to help local artists and groups of people to enhance their audience and diversity with some of the different groups.”

The free concerts will be held every Wednesday through July 31 on the Happy Daz Patio outside of the Civic Center.

“If the community wants to have a great time this summer, they should attend,” Martinez said. “It’s in the middle of the week, so come after work, however you’re dressed, and enjoy the community.”

Dan Shafer competed on season 11 of “The Voice,” where he was chosen by coach Blake Shelton and made it to the battle rounds.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/05/web1_DanShafer.jpgDan Shafer competed on season 11 of “The Voice,” where he was chosen by coach Blake Shelton and made it to the battle rounds. Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center
Crystal Bowersox was the runner-up of season nine’s “American Idol.”
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/05/web1_CrystalBowersox.jpgCrystal Bowersox was the runner-up of season nine’s “American Idol.” Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Curtain Call Summer Series kickoff

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Happy Daz Patio, Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima

ADMISSION: Free

• Every Wednesday through July 31

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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