TubaSummer—a summertime version of Akron’s popular TubaChristmas — celebrates its 13th anniversary with a free concert July 22, 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 take place on the grass amphitheater 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 Polymer Science Building 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 East 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 (UA), will conduct. Bob Jorgensen, director of University Bands, will be the guest conductor.