Grammy-nominated pianist and Cleveland native Jim Brickman takes the stage of Hoover Auditorium Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. He will be joined onstage by special guests Tracy Silverman, violin, and John Trones, vocals.
In this special concert event, Brickman performs his most popular songs, like “Valentine,” “Love of My Life,” “Never Alone” and “The Gift,” plus brand-new songs that capture the sound and spirit of American music.
Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music.
The hit-making songwriter is also the best-selling solo pianist of our time, earning 21 No. 1 albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles in Billboard Magazine. He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards and the Canadian Country Music Award.
Brickman is one of pop music’s most fascinating success stories. He jumped from a career as a jingle writer to reviving the romantic standard in popular music. His first album release was 1995’s No Words, and he’s gone on to sell 8 million albums worldwide.
His star-studded vocal collaborations have crossed genres to feature luminaries like Martina McBride, Carly Simon, Lady A, Michael W. Smith, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Jane Krakowski and a host of country, R&B, Broadway, pop and jazz musicians.
He’s written three best-selling books, starred in four TV concert specials and is in the 20th season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show, “The Jim Brickman Show.”
Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin defies musical boundaries. A leader in the progressive string community, his Strum Bowing Method has been adopted by players and teachers all over the world.
Formerly first violinist with the innovative Turtle Island String Quartet, Silverman was named one of 100 distinguished alumni by The Juilliard School. He has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s finest orchestras and is the subject of several electric violin concertos composed specifically for him by Pulitzer winner John Adams, Terry Riley, Nico Muhly, Kenji Bunch and others, as well as the composer of three electric violin concertos of his own.
A longstanding advocate for post-classical string playing, Silverman believes “strings must evolve, or they will perish.” His approach embraces the 400-year legacy of string playing while also speaking in the native tongue of our own contemporary popular musical culture: rock, jazz, hip-hop, etc.
Silverman’s media highlights include a solo “Tiny Desk Concert,” “Performance Today,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “A Prairie Home Companion” and many others.
Silverman is the author of The Strum Bowing Method: How to Groove on Strings, an in-demand clinician internationally and on the string faculty at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
John Trones is a familiar face on stage as well as on screen, performing, recording and touring for the past 20 years. He has released seven albums, his most recent On a Night Like This, and is set to release his eighth next year.
Trones has toured nationally and internationally with Jim Brickman, playing to sold-out crowds across the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Korea and the Philippines.
Influenced by his passion for the arts, Trones and business partner Jon Taylor co-founded 8 Ball Theatre; producing a variety of plays, musicals and concerts all over the world.
An avid writer, an original script by Trones and writing partners Dan Averitt and Jon Taylor was produced in London where it was met with critical acclaim and enthusiastic crowds.
On screen you will recognize Trones in TV spots for Target, Great Clips, Slumberland, the television series “In an Instant” and film roles such as “Father Knows Best,“ “The Family Business” and “Street Hassle.”
- Admission & Parking Passes: A Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass are required to enter the Lakeside gates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Guests may purchase passes online at lakesideohio.com/admission or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. If purchased online, you may present a mobile pass when entering the Lakeside gates and Hoover Auditorium. Upon receiving your Auto Pass, please place it in the lower left corner of your windshield. The Safety Services Department will check Auto Passes as part of their daily routine.
- Entry: A Chautauqua Pass (physical pass, mobile or printed pass) must be presented upon entering and exiting the Lakeside Chautauqua gates and entering Hoover Auditorium for the concert.
- Hoover Auditorium: The concert will be held at Hoover Auditorium (115 W. Third St.), located on Third St. between Walnut and Central Avenues in Lakeside, Ohio. The auditorium is a short walk from all available parking locations. A complimentary golf cart shuttle service is available on a continuous route. The historic auditorium seats more than 2,000 guests.
- Doors Open: The doors to Hoover Auditorium open at 7 p.m. ADA access is through the center doors on the west side of the building along Walnut Ave. Please only one additional guest for ADA assistance. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
- Seating: Seats in Hoover Auditorium are general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each guest may hold only one seat in addition to their own.
- Food & Beverages: Food and beverages are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. Bottled water is permitted.
- No Backpacks or Large Purses: Backpacks and large purses are prohibited inside Hoover Auditorium. All bags will be checked upon entry.
- Directions to Lakeside: Lakeside Chautauqua is located in Ohio on the Marblehead Peninsula, halfway between Toledo and Cleveland on Lake Erie’s south shore. It’s easily accessible from the east or west via Interstate 90, Route 2 and Route 163. View directions.
- Construction Delays: Construction on the Sandusky Bay/Thomas Edison Memorial Bridge on Route 2 and the roundabout at the Route 53 Exit may cause delays and detours to your trip to Lakeside. Allow extra time for travel.
- Parking: An Auto Pass is required to enter the Lakeside gates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Lakeside offers two different parking options and fees: 1) inside the gates and 2) at the South Gate Parking Lot. If parking within the gates, please park in the grass area around the Lakeside Schoolhouse (along Seventh Street). Parking at Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn lots is reserved for hotel guests only.
- Shuttles: Complimentary golf cart shuttles run 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, with the last pick up at 10:30 p.m. For those with limited mobility, the Mack Mobile is available by calling 419-341-8247. Shuttles run on a continuous route between the following stops: Welcome Center (South Gate), Campground, Pool area (Sixth Street), Shuffleboard (Second Street & Central Avenue), Hotel Lakeside, the Fountain Inn, Hoover Auditorium, Fifth Street Gate, the Rhein Center (Sixth Street & Walnut Avenue) and the Lakeside Schoolhouse parking area. Please note that a shuttle service does not run from the Danbury School Parking Lot. Guests can pick up a shuttle from the South Gate entrance.
- Staying Overnight: Rooms are available at historic Hotel Lakeside or our family-friendly Fountain Inn, both located a short walking distance from Hoover Auditorium. For more information, visit lakesideohio.com/stay.