Upcoming Events and Series

Saturday October 25, 2014 - 5:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

On a chilly hollows eve a battle of mystical (or eerie) music talents will cause, ghouls, goblins, and the walking dead to be rocked!

Join the Sandusky State Theatre for “Rocking the Dead” this fall for its 1st Annual Battle of the Bands on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The battle will include seven finalists to perform on the historic Sandusky State Theatre stage. Each band will have the opportunity to show northwest Ohio and Sandusky who really is the best band of the land.

 7 Bands ~ 2 Winners

 Grand Prize:
12 hours studio time @ Mohawk Studios
95.3 WLKR Radio Interview
1 hour photo session with Pix-n-Flix Multimedia

Runner-up Prize:
2 song recordings @ Terra State Recording Studio

Meet the Bands

Drift Lifted, a young band out of Saginaw Michigan, has recaptured the spirit of rock and roll. They are reminiscent of the days when music was less about what was played but rather how it was played, and because of this, their music demands attention from the first to the last note. Drift Lifted takes the reins of their audience and directs their minds in which ever direction they so please. Their sound is only comparable to a volcanic eruption during a beautiful sunrise. Their two guitarists, Joseph Beni and Spencer Koppi, complement each other perfectly. Joe plays precise and agile creating graceful yet powerful tones while Spencer bends and twists his sound into a chaotic yet controlled explosion. Their drummer Cody Waterman is the absolute backbone to the band, his heavy hitting creates the massive platform which carries their massive sound. David Garno, the bass player, has created a groove that has never been heard. With his five string fretless bass he creates a silky yet heavy tone. Finally, Austin Woods lays down powerful vocals; his voice captures immediate attention and doesn’t let it go. His lyrics are left for interpretation allowing everyone who listens to relate. If you are looking for a great live performance but don’t want any of the glamour and make-up, these guys should be your first choice. Drift Lifted is raw rock and roll, untamed and unedited, the way it should be. Drift Lifted

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Farewell Ride is an ongoing project launched by Jared Schneider in September of 2013… Fusing electronics and sampling with jazz, funk and jam-band vibes, dirty hip-hop beats and old school dub inspire a unique sonic experience. The band’s first album, a self-titled EP, was recorded at Terra Recording Studios and released June of 214. The band is currently writing new material for an upcoming release set to be completed within a year’s time. Farewell Ride

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Not Your Cinderella has been one hell of a roller coaster ride! It all began long ago when Anthony and Matt decided to form a band back in high school years later they found themselves needing a break from music until Matt found Ian, surprisingly from a goof of a YouTube video he put up with no expectations of finding a band. The three got together and thus began the search for a drummer. We went through many drummers in the beginning with each drummer our music advanced and evolved, then one day the three found Zachary D Hodge and Rusty Galati! We finally had a complete band and our music has been evolving ever since. As we look towards the next step we hope our music will bring back some meaning to the music world and will always be devoted to our friends, family and of course our fans. Not Your Cinderella is not just a band, it’s a family and that includes all of you. Not Your Cinderella

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Formed in 2013 Mr. Nice Guy is based out of Sandusky Ohio, consisting of Sam Wuest, Dave McNary, Eric Meyer and Kyle Tuttle. Each member brings their own distinctive style with a mission to bring you a diverse musical experience. Mr. Nice Guy fuses rock, blues, heavy metal, and psychedelic music to bring you an innovative sound. Starting out as two roommates jamming with no particular direction in mind, we fought through many changes. From multiple jam spots to changes in lineups we have finally formed to what we feel is the correct formula for the appropriate Mr. Nice Guy. Mr. Nice Guy

Mr. Nice Guy






Last Rite Bringing together the heartfelt angst of bands like Nirvana, the riff laden guitars the likes of Metallica, the intelligently political minds associated with Rage Against the Machine and the grooves reminiscent of Clutch, Last Rite continues to expand and explore new directions. Currently recording their debut album “Eucharist”, expect to see more from Last Rite in the future.

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Tree No Leaves is a psych/ambient/rock band formed circa 2008 by Dustin Ray Galish. The project has performed live and recorded with a collective of musicians and have a collection of over 20 online releases. These recordings range from studio albums, concert recordings, and improv/loop based cassette tapes. Tree No Leaves

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Ancient Elephant

Ancient Elephant was established in March, 2014. Ancient Elephant

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Friday October 31, 2014 - 10:30pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Investigate the historic Sandusky State Theatre and enjoy this ghost hunt from both the scientific and intuitive sides as the Firelands Paranormal Society extend their abilities to search for spirit activity in the theatre, State Room, offices, and basement.

This event is recommended for adults who are 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent.
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Saturday November 1, 2014 - 10:30am

Saturday November 1, 2014 - 2:30pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Saturday, November 1, 2014 – 10:30 am & 2:30 pm

Rated PG
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Thursday November 6, 2014 - 10:00am

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Students Grades: K-8

Tickets: $4 per student

Sponsored by: Murray and Murray Foundation

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Friday November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

This is a Fryman Entertainment Production

Room accommodations provided by Quality Inn of Sandusky

Featuring 2 Headliners

Comedy has been an important aspect to Sal Demilio’s life since grade school. Growing up in an Italian household and having lived in Italy, Sal DelmilioSwitzerland, New York City and finally, the Detroit metro area, he has woven his Italian heritage into his comedy routine.

Having been a fan of comedy all his life, Sal took a class at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, and got hooked on the laughter and applause after putting on a show for his graduation assignment. From there he went on to area bars, coffee houses and restaurants to hone his skills. Since he started doing open mikes 14 years ago, Sal is a national headliner, performing at comedy clubs throughout the United States, and has also performed at all the comedy clubs in the Detroit metro area. His professional inspirations have been Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor and Jerry Seinfeld.



Dobie Maxwell – aka ‘Mr. Lucky’ – is FUNNY! Funny how, like a clown? NO -he’s funny on stage as a nationally touring standup comedy Dobie Maxwell Nov replacementheadliner. He’s also funny on the radio, both as host of his own show and highly sought after guest.

Dobie has also appeared on national television on CBS’s ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’ and Byron Allen’s ‘Comics.TV’. He’s also been featured on too many local and regional television programs to list. Dobie is a seasoned pro.

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