Tucker Jolly leads a TubaSummer concert on the grass amphitheatre near Guzzetta Hall.
TubaSummer — a summertime version of Akron's popular TubaChristmas — celebrates its 13th anniversary with a free concert on Sunday, July 22, at 7 p.m., on Buchtel Common at The University of Akron.
Free and open to the public, the concert will feature summer favorites performed by tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium musicians from throughout the region.
The concert will be on the grass amphitheatre adjacent to Guzzetta Hall and near the renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s towering blue polymer sculpture. Guzzetta Hall is at 139 E. Buchtel Ave., across from E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall and the Goodyear Polymer Center on the UA campus. The rain location is Guzzetta Recital Hall.
Free and convenient parking will be available in the parking deck and surface lot on E. Buchtel Avenue, across from Guzzetta Hall. Audience members are invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs.
Tucker Jolly, the founder of Akron's TubaChristmas and a professor of music at The University of Akron, will conduct. Bob Jorgensen, director of University Bands, will be the guest conductor.
Musicians are invited to perform. The only rehearsal is the afternoon of the performance. To register to play, contact Jolly at 330-972-6641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Akron School of Music is the sponsor of TubaSummer. For more information about TubaSummer, contact 330-972-8301 or email@example.com.
Media contact: Cyndee Snider, 330-972-5196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.