Summer Verandah Concert schedule set at Hayes Presidential

Press Staff Writer

        Folk singers, a jazz band and a group of ukulelists are among the performers who will be featured this summer during the Verandah Concert series at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
        The popular concerts take place twice a month on Wednesdays on the verandah of the historic home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes.
        Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the expansive lawn. Admission is free.
        Each event begins with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Donations can be made for the ice cream. Performances then start at 7 p.m.
        The 2022 Verandah Concert schedule is:
        June 15 – Fostoria Community Band, performing a variety of concert band music
        June 29 – Bridge County Bluegrass Band, performing bluegrass music
        July 13 – Grand Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp (GRÜBS)
        July 27 – Common Chords with Robert Jones and Matt Watroba, singing folk songs and creating connections through music
        Aug. 10 – The Chefs of Dixieland, performing Dixieland jazz
        Aug. 24 – North Coast Big Band, performing toe-tapping tunes of the World War II era
        Verandah Concerts are sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union.
        If there is inclement weather, concerts could be canceled. For updates, visit or call 800-998-7737. Updates also will be posted on the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ social media pages.
        Hayes Presidential will be open on Wednesdays this summer. The museum will be open from 9 am. to 8:30 p.m. Hayes Home tours are offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The research library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        Hayes Presidential is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.
        For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit Like HPLM on Facebook at @rbhayespres and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.


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