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 Upcoming Public Performances and Special Events


rade Show 2018

Tickets will be available Monday, February 19, 2018 for Richland Academy Dance Ensemble’s Spring Dance Concert.   This year’s performance will be Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 7:00 pm at Founder’s Auditorium OSU-Mansfield.  Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students, seniors, and veterans.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting, the Richland Academy Facebook page, or by calling 419-522-8224.

The Richland Academy Dance Ensemble, aka rade, is a pre-professional training company.  It is divided into four groups based on age and skill:  rade, rade jr., radKidz, and radKidz2.  This year’s performance will feature our four companies performing pieces in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Modern, a student choreography piece.





Jazz Night featuring the Mansfield Jazz Orchestra 

The Mansfield Jazz Orchestra presents an evening of Classic and Contemporary Jazz with a 17 piece Big Band featuring some of Ohio's hottest jazz instrumentalists and special guest-Vaughn Wiester. Featured soloists have performed with artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Woody Herman, Nancy Wilson and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.

Jazz Orchestra members include:

  • Randy Mather, tenor saxophone
  • Brian Olsheski, tenor saxophone
  • Eric Snyder, tenor saxophone
  • Greg Carter, alto saxophone
  • Will England, bari saxophone
  • Jack Shantz, trumpet
  • Eric Gimble, trumpet
  • Dean Congin, trumpet
  • Ben Houton, trumpet
  • Scott Garlock, trombone
  • Damian Boyd, trombone
  • Mike Grady, trombone
  • John Walker, bass trombone
  • Steve Berry, Drums
  • David Crane, Piano


Join us for this throwback to 1940’s Mansfield with this Jazz performance that will be a great treat for the entire family!

The February 15th concert begins at 7:30pm in the Discovery Room of the Richland Academy of the Arts-located at 75 N. Walnut Street in Downtown Mansfield Carrousel District.

Tickets are $15/Adults and $10 for Students, Seniors and Veterans.and may be purchased at the door, online, or by calling Richland Academy at 419-522-8224.



A Night at The Academy

It is with great excitement we invite you to participatein a very special event.

We are hosting “A Night at The Academy,” on Saturday, March 10, 2018, beginning at 5:30 pm, to benefit our scholarship program which awards $25,000 annually to provide quality arts education opportunities to our students.

This event will feature:

  • Prime Rib Buffet Dinner Catered by The Vault Wine Bar
  • Open Bar ~ The Phoenix Brewing Co.
  • Live Entertainment
  • Live Auction
  • Silent Auction Online Bidding





Winter Wonderland Performance Presented by: Cleveland Financial

Join Richland Academy Students for this Holiday Performance Featuring:

  • Private Music Students
  • Creative Movement Dancers
  • Richland Academy Women’s Chorus
  • STRUT Your Stuff Dancers

Saturday, December 16, 2017

2:00 pm

@ Richland Academy




Shelby Country Club Presents: Richland Academy of the Arts Production of The Nutcracker

Tickets on Sale Online-

Monday, October 30th at 8:00am

Adults: $15

Students/Seniors/Veterans: $10

Show Dates:

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at Shelby High School

Purchase Tickets Here



Richland Pulic Health Presents: Crystal Bowersox Live at Richland Academy

Thursday, November 2, 2017

8:00 pm

Purchase Tickets Here

Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music.  Crystal’s love for music developed at an early age from a need to find peace in a chaotic world. Through art and creation, Crystal was able to direct her energy and emotion, finding a way to mend a mind in turmoil.  For her, music was always the most effective form of catharsis, and she would play for anyone, anywhere. In her own words, “my guitar was an appendage. I couldn’t live without it.”

Dead set on a career in music, Crystal moved to Chicago as a teenager, where she spent her days performing underground on subway platforms in between working odd jobs. While in the big city, she broadened her musical horizons and shared her talents with a variety of venues, ultimately auditioning for the ninth season of American Idol. Crystal’s time on the show proved to be well spent, as she immediately left the soundstage for the recording studio. Since her introduction to the world through television, Crystal has released two LP’s, two EPs, and several singles. Additionally, she has used her talents to benefit several causes close to her heart, and has become an advocate and inspiration for people living with Type 1 Diabetes. 

However, it is what’s in front of her, not what’s behind her, that will define Crystal’s personal and professional evolution. The accomplished singer-songwriter is set to release a new project – a live album, recorded at the Kitchen Sink Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, cleverly titled Alive. Not only is the title a play on words, representing the rawness of the tracks, but it pertains to the place where Crystal currently is in her life.  That place is one of joy, fulfillment, and stability for Crystal and her eight year old son, Tony.

To create her newest project, Crystal called on her “chosen family” of musicians. The combination of keeping those she cherishes close to her and taking an honest look at life has resulted in the truest music she has released to date. Crystal has drawn on her various influences —  across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country — to make the kind of music that resonates with her spirit. It is both tender and tough, rough yet polished, and it encompasses many genres without falling neatly into one category. As one of her songwriting partners describes it, Crystal has “a voice like dirt and diamonds.” Her music is intended to bring a positive message of love and light to the world – things that folks will be able to take with them on their own journey, so that they, too, can feel truly alive.

Similar to her beginnings, Crystal intends to make music that has healing power, but at this point, she sees far beyond her own troubles. Her live show is a safe space for concertgoers. Attend a Crystal Bowersox show, and you just might see a grown man cry and a child dance simultaneously. You’ll also likely get the chance to meet her personally; Crystal is typically the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the venue. Meeting with the fans and hearing their personal stories is something Crystal considers a blessing in her life.

By reliving her own painful moments in song, Crystal hopes to transcend that pain, lifting herself and her audience to a higher place. In the opening lines of “A Broken Wing” she sings, “I know there’s beauty in the burden / And even on my darkest day that sun will shine.” Crystal’s story is one of resilience and perseverance, and it’s evident in every note of her newest release, Alive.

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