“We have been offering the Summer Sunday Entertainment Series at our Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater located on the Oglebay Hilltop for several years and we have expanded our entertainment to Monday, Thursday and Friday night.” said Caren Knoyer, Marketing Director.
The Sunday concerts will continue at the amphitheater from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This season’s lineup is: June 14: Hit Play; June 21: De Ja Vue; June 28: Joseph Sisters; July 5: U.S. Kids; July 12: Miller Smith and Mazure; July 19: Grkmania; July 26: Cabin Fever; August 2: Mahajibee Blues; August 9: East Street; August 16: Hoard and Jones; August 23: Sarah Hays Band; August 30: Bridges and Friends; September 6: Wheeling Symphony; September 13: 40 +; and, September 20: Wally Gingers Orchestra.
Monday night’s entertainment will be offered from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and includes stilt walkers from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. “There will be a different personality each week greeting visitors on stilts,” said Knoyer.
From 8:00 to 10:00 pm on Monday, Hula Dancers and Samoan fire dancing will be featured.
Every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. another free concert will be offered. Jeff Jimerson & Airborne will perform on June 18, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27, September 3, September 10 and September 17.
“We were thrilled to get Jeff Jimerson for so many performances,” said Knoyer. “Anyone that has attended the B.E. Taylor Christmas Show will recognize Jeff. He is also the primary National Anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins and has performed for the Steelers and Pirates.” Jimerson will be performing with his four piece variety band Airborne.
Another popular group, Hit Play, will perform on June 25 and July 2.
More great music is on tap for Friday’s entertainment. Marcus & James or Ron Retzer will perform from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
“And, from 7:00 to 9pm on Friday, magician Steve Haberman will be amazing young and old!” added Knoyer. Haberman, a unique combination of comedian, illusionist and mentalist, will present two to three mini shows per hour
Brian Burkley, Director of Food and Beverage said that during the entertainment fun sidewalk food fare will be available on The Hilltop including walking tacos, cheese steaks, hot dogs & more!
In addition to the entertainment, lights have also been added to the gardens. “Every night at dusk a new, innovative display of lights will showcase the natural beauty of the gardens,” said Knoyer.
Other activities in The Hilltop area are shops, the Mansion Museum and the Glass Museum. The shops on the Hilltop will have extended hours during the summer. Jill Neumann, Manager of Retail, said that Farmhouse Sweets & Treat Shoppe, Carriage House Glass and the Palm Room will be open later to accommodate the visitors that come to enjoy the entertainment.
“There is so much more than flowers and gardens on The Hilltop at Oglebay this summer,” said Knoyer. “Bring the entire family to enjoy fresh-picked fun, entertainment and food.”
For the complete entertainment schedule please visit www.oglebay-resort.com/summer