Miami Middletown's Artist Series announces 2014 - 2015 season

Miami University Middletown’s Artist Series returns this year with an outstanding lineup of performances at Dave Finkelman Auditorium. All shows are at 7:30 pm.

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge Central Time Tour

Tuesday, Sep. 16

Special guest and master of ceremonies Dom Flemons (founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) guides an evening of performances by Pokey LaFarge and his band; Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége and the Cajun Country Revival; The Tillers; and The Loot Rock Gang. This diverse lineup presents styles ranging from string ragtime to country blues to Appalachian folk to Cajun dance hall music and beyond.

Tickets for this performance are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens/Miami employees and $16 for college students and children under 12.

Richard Thompson

Saturday, Oct. 18

Named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, Richard Thompson will present a solo acoustic show.

All tickets for this performance are $35.

Hot Rize (with special guests Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers)

Saturday, Nov. 22

Hot Rize is a traditional-yet-progressive bluegrass band that rose to prominence in the early 1980s. During the next decade Hot Rize appeared frequently on such national broadcasts like “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Ralph Emery Show.”
 
The group has performed in almost every state, as well as Europe, Japan and Australia. The band played together and issued six studio albums until they disbanded in 1990. Following the death of Charles Sawtelle in 1999, Hot Rize re-grouped in 2002, adding Bryan Sutton to play the guitar.

Tickets for this performance are $30 for adults, $28 for senior citizens/Miami employees and $23 for college students and children under 12.

Carlos Núñez/The April Verch Band

Saturday, March 14

Carlos Núñez: He comes from Galicia, the Celtic region in the northwest of Spain. Billboard magazine calls him the Jimi Hendrix of bagpipes.
The April Verch Band: Canadian fiddling champion, step dancer and singer/songwriter April Verch has gained wide acclaim as a brilliant interpreter of tradition, blending a rich heritage of influences into her own highly-engaging style. The band features world-class musicians Hayes Griffin on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo.

Tickets for this performance are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens/Miami employees and $16 for college students and children under 12.

The Travelin' McCourys and the Gibson Brothers

Saturday, April 11

The Travelin' McCourys: No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father's work. The ensemble also includes fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram.
The Gibson Brothers: This five-man band has won several awards including 2013 IBMA Entertainers of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year for “They Called It Music” and Songwriter of the Year (Eric Gibson).

Tickets for this performance are $30 for adults, $28 for senior citizens/Miami employees and $20 for college students and children under 12.


Season tickets are $130 for adults, $125 for seniors and Miami employees, and $100 for Miami students and children under 12. For more information, email epsteihr@miamioh.edu.

Tickets are available online at miamioh.edu/boxoffice or by calling 513-529-3200. A service charge applies to online orders.