Past Events and Series

Friday October 16, 2020 - 8:00pm

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

Back by popular demand is 3Divas! This super-swingin’ powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards from all genres of music, with their own unique style, innovative arrangements, and effervescent musical joy. As part of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra program in New York City, pianist Jackie Warren, bassist Amy Shook, and renowned drummer Sherrie Maricle are held by the jazz community for their energy, musical synergy that is fast and fierce. From their first shared downbeat, they three kindred-swinging spirits in the voice of one!
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Friday October 2, 2020 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions
To reserve a table for groups of 6-8 please contact the
Box Office Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM.
There are a limited # of reserved tables available & the
cut-off to reserve a table is the Thurs. before the event.

 

Feature act Nate Armbruster is a comedian from Detroit, Michigan. He has been winning over audiences since before he had his driver’s license. His quick wit, subtle humor, and laid back, charismatic, style guarantees for a great show and has earned him a spot at comedy festivals such as Gilda’s Laugh Fest and The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.

Headliner Steve Sabo is edgy, angry, honest and hilarious.  He has been seen on HBO, Comedy Central, UPN and E!  And heard on SiriusXM Satellite radio.  He has performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait.  Known as “the Caffeinated Voice of Reason” he has also performed at many festivals, including “Rock on the Range”, the “Gathering of the Juggalos”, Gilda’s Laughfest, Detroit International Comedy Festival, Funnyfest and The Great Plains Comedy Festival.
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Friday September 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

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

Celebrate the 100th birthday of one the world’s most influential jazz saxophonists Charlie Parker. Nicknamed “Bird” his music in solo improvisation and composition defined the standard for the fast tempo-virtuosic bebop style and advanced harmonic jazz playing. From tunes like “Anthropology” and “Donna Lee” to his famous-trend setting recordings and work with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, and others, made the era of Charlie Parker some of the most influential in American music. Don’t miss this return of the Chris Coles Quartet to the Jazz@8 Series for this special tribute!

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Friday September 4, 2020 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions
To reserve a table for groups of 6-8 please contact the
Box Office Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM.
There are a limited # of reserved tables available & the
cut-off to reserve a table is the Thurs. before the event.

 

Feature act Steve Guy grew up in the Cleveland, OH and is a stand-up comedian, a published author, an ordained minister for weddings, podcast host/moderator, game show host, a pro wrestling ring announcer, and more. They say that one should try to focus and be great at one thing. Steve’s love of the world and life makes him unable to limit himself. In his mind, if he concentrated on just one thing, that’s less opportunity to put more smiles on more faces. He’s the epitome of throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks.

Headliner Kris Shaw is a fan favorite who tours comedy clubs, colleges and events all across the United States and Canada. He has entertained troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Bahrain, Dubai, Kyrgestan and Africa. He also appears in national television commercials and had a recurring extra role on the CBS drama Close to Home.  Kris is a storyteller who, with quick bursts of wit and carefully crafted silences, keeps the audience engaged through everyday observations and tough topics alike. His slightly askew but lovable style disarms and charms from the first set-up to the final punch line. There isn’t so much as a hint of meanness in his spirit, and that good energy spills onto the stage and beyond. You will find yourself laughing out loud, delighted at how easily you relate to this uniquely funny guy.
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Friday August 21, 2020 - 8:00pm

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

An evening with beloved Evelyn Wright in honoring the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. Celebrate the voice and music that created the incomparable career of Holiday. Nicknamed “Lady Day,” her dramatic performances and recordings have influenced jazz, pop, and commercial music still today. From tunes like “God Bless the Child” to “You’ve Changed,” don’t miss this wonderful night of nostalgia through Evelyn’s beautiful tribute.

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