Enjoy the Summer Music Series, Lucky Lemonade Concerts, Drawing Room Chamber Series, Jazz in March and a rich variety of music and performing arts offerings.
Thanks to the support of the local tax levy, the following events are presented free and open to the public.
We are proud members of:
Family Concert with Rum River Blend - Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 pm
Bring the whole family to the Hayner at 6:30 pm on April 27 for a fun hands-on music workshop followed by a concert at 7:30 with Rum River Blend. At the workshop children will have the opportunity to work with one of our instructors to learn to play a few notes on the same type of instruments that Rum River Blend uses. Then we will all pile up in the Ballroom for a concert with the band and their famous kazoos! Rum River Blend is a Bluegrass staple of Troy, Ohio. They have been teaming up with the Hayner for over a decade to bring their happy version of that American Bluegrass sound. On April 27 Linda Tatarian will play the five-string banjo, Chris Tatarian will play acoustic guitar, Smiling Bill Benning will play his electric bass guitar, Mark Acton will play mandolin and fiddle champion Carl Phillis will join them as well.
Drawing Room Chamber Concert with Kun Dong, violin and Benita Tse-Leung, piano April 30 at 7:30 pm
Kun Dong and Benita Tse-Leung began their collaboration as a violin/piano duo in the Fall of 2014 and have since performed together on university campuses in the region as well as benefit concerts for schools and nonprofit organizations. The violin/piano duo performed a series of concerts in several Taiwan cities including Taipei, Kao Hsiung, and Tai Chung. On Tuesday, April 30that 7:30 pm they will return to the Hayner for an encore performance for the Drawing Room Chamber Concert series.
Songwriters in the Round with Host David Payne May 17 at 8:00 pm
David Payne is the host of Hayner’s Songwriters in the Round. He will feature three guest musicians for an evening of new works and back-stories. David is dedicated to developing the music scene in the Miami Valley, making connections and creating songwriter events for the powerful pool of talent in our area. Our guests this year are Sharon Lane, Amber Hargett and Tim Pritchard. Sharon Lane is a tenured member of the Dayton music scene. She has performed in Dayton venues for nearly 50 years and was the Canal Street Musicians Co-op host for nearly nine years. Amber Hargett’s lyrics are folk-like in the importance placed on good solid storytelling, with an almost Joni Mitchell-ian treatment. She is an accomplished guitarist with a unique poetic style. Tim Pritchard is well known in the region as the founder of The Boxcar Suite a popular band in the Dayton music scene.
Community Concert with Quintessential Winds - Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm
Excerpted from a Piqua Daily Call article: "Quintessential Winds is made up of Tamela Tennison, Dr. Mike Houser, Deb Powers, Julie Swank and Linda Reitman. These classically trained musicians enjoy performing music with intimate poignancy, bold drama and bubbling humor! They are a woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon), established in 2011, offering a wide range of programs to satisfy diverse audiences. Tami Tennison, the flutist, is the owner of Music Resource Group and “Tennison Family Farm” (organic farmer/wine maker). She is the president and a member of Piqua Civic Band, Sidney Civic Band, Greenville Municipal Concert Band, 2-4-U Winds, Mystic Winds in addition to Quintessential Winds. On oboe, Deb Powers, is a physics instructor at University of Dayton. She studies oboe with Eileen Whalen and she is a member of Yellow Springs Community Orchestra, Wright State Symphony Orchestra and Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Michael Houser plays clarinet for Quintessential Winds. Originally from Piqua, he returned in 2002 after a 33-year career overseas with DoDEA. He is currently an adjunct instructor at Edison State Community College and Sinclair Community College, as well as an online facilitator for PBS TeacherLine. He is a member of Piqua Civic Band, Troy Civic Band, Sidney Civic Band, Greenville Municipal Concert Band, 2-4-U Winds and Mystic Winds, in addition to Quintessential Winds. Houser also plays for several pit orchestras in the area for various musicals and Yellow Springs Chamber Orchestra for Mahler’s Symphony #1 at Antioch University. French horn player Julie Swank has taught music at all levels from pre-K to master’s level. She currently teaches band and choir with grades 7-8 at Northmont Middle School, near Dayton. She is a graduate of Capital University and the University of Dayton with a Kodaly certificate from the Kodaly Center at Capital. She is a past president of MKMEA and has served as the presenter and guest conductor at workshops and conferences throughout the United States. (https://www.dailycall.com/news/49836/arts-council-to-offer-sounds-of-the-season)
Funk Party with Radio Basim - May 25 beginning at 7:30 pm - $5.00 cover fee
Radio Basim will start the dance party at 7:30 pm. He will also bring with him a video display from the annals of notable funk history such as Soul Train. Craft Event Bar will be serving their designer cocktails such as the popular "Love Rollercoaster" from 2018. A $5.00 cover will be requested at the door. Alcohol will be sold by the glass. IDs will be requested at the door. Basim is a local authority on funk as well as the host for the WYSO (93.1) Friday night show: "Behind the Groove" which features retro funk 45s, B sides and neo-funk. He calls it "head banging, booty shaking fun." Basim has also produced the award-winning documentary "Boogie Nights: A History of Funk Music in Dayton," helping to establish Dayton, Ohio as the origin of funk Music.
Community Concert with Clockwork Wizards - Friday, June 7 at 7:30 pm
Community Concert with Buckeye Junction - Friday, June 21 at 7:30 pm
Buckeye Junction with Shari Wolf on guitar; Joyce Harrison on hammered dulcimer; Chris Steiner on bass; Joe Steiner on banjo
Community Concert with Rum River Blend - Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm
Rum River Blend is a Bluegrass staple of Troy, Ohio. They have been teaming up with the Hayner for over a decade to bring their happy version of that American Bluegrass sound. On April 27 Linda Tatarian will play the five-string banjo, Chris Tatarian will play acoustic guitar, Smiling Bill Benning will play his electric bass guitar, Mark Acton will play mandolin and fiddle champion Carl Phillis will join them as well.
Troy, Ohio PorchFest - Saturday, September 14, 2019 from noon to 5:00 pm
So what is PorchFest? Imagine about 20+ bands in a hodgepodge of styles and genres playing throughout the Southwest Historic district on porches, in side-yards, lots and patios. Pick up a walk-able map of the event and choose your favorite bands. Tour one concert after the other! There will be food trucks and artisan tents. And bring some bills to put in your favorite band's cookie jars! Click here to learn more
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is supported by the tax payers of Troy and the generous donations of the Friends of Hayner. The mission is to preserve and maintain the Hayner mansion as a cultural resource center for the present and as an historical legacy for the future generations of the community of Troy, Ohio.