Enjoy the Drawing Room Chamber Series, Jazz in March, Lucky Lemonade courtyard concerts, Fridays on Prouty summer series, Troy, Ohio PorchFest and a rich variety of in-house and community offerings throughout the year.
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center has been given the unique opportunity to host two, internationally known music legends. Corky Siegel and Ernie Watts will perform as a duo on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm. These two amazing musicians have over 100 years of combined experience. Corky Siegel was co-founder of the Siegel-Schwall Band (1964 – 1974). Ernie Watts has been playing the saxophone with the entire alphabet of who’s who since the age of 13.
Corky Siegel is known as one of the world’s great blues harmonica and keyboard players. He is the creator of “Chamber Blues,” a very unique six-piece chamber group that bridges the gap between the blues and classical music. He has an impressive catalogue of recordings on RCA, Vanguard, Alligator, and million-selling blues/classical recordings on the iconic classical label Deutsche Grammophon. We see Corky as having a pivotal influence in modern music because of his close associations with the blues masters in the earlier days of Chicago blues, because of his essential part in the blues rock revolution, and because of his surprising success in bringing together blues and classical audiences. For all these reasons DownBeat Magazine calls him a “… national treasure.”
Ernie Watts is a two-time Grammy winner who played his sax for 20 years in the Tonight Show band with Doc Severinsen for Johnny Carson. He toured with many notable musicians including the Rolling Stones, Charlie Haden, Buddy Rich and Pat Metheny to name a few. He recorded with everyone from Marvin Gaye to Dizzy Gillespie to Paul McCartney to Aretha Franklin to Steely Dan to Frank Zappa. He is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players today. Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable gift for improvisation.
The concert is free to the public due to the generosity of the citizens of Troy. 120 seats will be available that night on a first come – first served basis. Join us for this unique musical experience on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 301 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio.
The Paisha Thomas Quintet will help launch Troy's Juneteenth opening celebrations on June 16, 2023 at 6:30 pm. Joining Paisha will be Dwight Bailey, bass; Brett Burleson, guitar; Nate Parker on drums and David Swank on keys. Paisha’s songs tell of her experiences as a black woman in Ohio and celebrate the long history of her family here in the Miami Valley region. She is a descendant of the Randolph Freed People who came to our area as free citizens in 1846 and settled in Troy, Piqua and the surrounding areas. She will be sharing her songs and her stories of local relevance and power. Beginning on June 16, the Hayner will display a children’s art exhibit that explores the theme: “Celebrating Freedom.” 25 local elementary and secondary students have submitted their interpretations of the theme. This exhibit will be installed in the Art Studio at Hayner until July 30, 2023.
Hayner’s Lucky Lemonade Concert series features current, regional, original music. The 2023 series will open with one of Troy, Ohio’s true originals, The Bootleg Blues Band. Featuring J.R. Feltner, guitar; Kirk Klingler bass guitar, Rick Partida, drums and Jimmy Allen, harmonica. These accomplished musicians survived the 60s, 70s and 80s and have been playing the sweetest and blues-iest sounds of rock ever since. You will hear their favorites from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s House is Rocking to Buddy Guy version of Feels like Rain with some Paul Butterfield Born in Chicago, as well as some original songs. They call themselves, “The original house rockers” and plan to rock some house at the Hayner on July 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm for the free Lucky Lemonade Concert Series.
Dulahan is a Celtic-American band that pays homage to traditional Celtic harmonies, instrumentation and language styles. They write much of what they perform with great love and respect for the genre and style of traditional Celtic folk music. This five-piece band includes Kyle Aughe on guitar, bouzouki, banjo and harmonica; Leo Butler with Irish whistles, flutes and pipes; Mark Sandlin on mandolin; Dylan Aughe on percussion. This instrumentation as well as their 3- and 4-part harmonies delivers the Celtic message. The Fridays on Prouty Concert series is a free downtown Troy summer music series that takes place at the park on Prouty Plaza. Bring your own lawn chair and your best friends and share a community concert with your neighbors. The 2023 concert series will open on Friday, June 30th at 7:30 pm with the well-loved Dulahan band. Concerts are a collaboration between the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and Troy Main Street and are free to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Troy Foundation. For more information on the Fridays on Prouty concert series visit: www.troyhayner.org/fridays-on-prouty
Mike Wade and the Nasty Natti Brass Band Friday, July 14, 2023 at 7:30 pm - The Fridays on Prouty Concert Series continues in July with the big, big sound of Mike Wade and the Nasty Nati Brass Band. Founded in 2012, this nine + piece band will be bringing New Orleans style brass with a crazy bit of jazz, fusion and funk in the mix. Vocalists Vee Gibson and Dontay McCall will join the band adding Vee’s elegance and Dontay’s powerful voice to all that brass and percussion. Two trumpets, two trombones, two percussionists, two saxophones and a sousaphone will make this a night to remember. This free concert is on Friday, July 14 concert begins at 7:30 pm and requires no reservations. Be sure to bring a lawn chair to the park at the Northwest quad of the traffic circle in the center of downtown Troy, Ohio.
Tyler Cochran Trio Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 7:30 pm - Hayner’s Lucky Lemonade Concert series honors exceptional regional musicians and current, original music. On Tuesday, July 18 the series will feature a Dayton musician and his exceptional band. Cochran’s style is, what he calls, “the soul of the blues, the mentality of jazz and the attitude of rock.” He is a skillful guitarist having had a guitar in his hands for over half his young life. Joining him for this concert is Phil Doncaster on drums and Matt Rookard on bass. The band will play some favorite covers as well as several of Tyler’s own compositions. The style is an energetic, feel-good blues rock.
Amber Hargett Friday, July 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm - Amber Hargett is a dynamic regional musician who delivers honest and well-crafted lyrics against a diverse landscape of musical influences, including folk, country, rock and soul. Presented through powerhouse vocals, Amber's songs reach a wide audience and are designed to leave a lasting impression. Her debut album "Paper Trail" made the Top 10 Sellers list at Omega Music in its first year. Her highly anticipated sophomore album, "Coal Mine Canary" is in production now.
Brandon Coleman Trio Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm - Coleman performs and composes music that is intricate, personal, and cinematic. He has a unique guitar voice that is both accomplished and inventive. His compositions have a natural, improvisational sophistication with classic jazz syncopation, rhythms and chords. Joining him is Matt Wiles on the upright bass and Jeff Mellott on drums. The trio can be found on Bandcamp and YouTube. See the trio perform at the Hayner here.
Chloe and the Steel Strings Friday, July 28, 2023 at 7:3o pm - Chloe & the Steel Strings is an up and coming Americana band from Toledo that will be performing for the Fridays on Prouty concert series in downtown Troy, Ohio on July 28, 2023 at 7:30 pm. They are acoustically driven and have crafted their unique sound of singer-songwriter Americana with a dash of psychedelic headspace, weaving rhythms and vocals. The band’s sound has been described as: If “Joni Mitchell had a baby with the Flying Burrito Brothers.”
Kyle Eldridge and the Kentucky Cowhands Friday, August 4, 2023 at 7: 30 pm - Honky tonkin’, Western swingin’, rockabilly Kyle Eldridge returns to Troy’s summer stage. The fabulous Kentucky Cowhands will do a smooth mix of classic country and western, some red-hot rockabilly and some sophisticated mid-century Americana. Kyle is known for his flawless old-school guitar picking and his keen on-point originals. Invite your dancing partner to Prouty Plaza because Kyle Eldridge and the Kentucky Cowhands will be bringing those swinging upbeat rhythms. This concert requires no reservations but bring a lawn chair and grab some dinner, a beverage or ice cream from one of the great Trojan restaurants within walking distance. Visit www.TroyMainStreet.org/dining to learn more about your options. Fridays on Prouty concerts are a collaboration between the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and Troy Main Street. Concerts are free to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Troy Foundation. For more information on the Fridays on Prouty concert series visit: www.troyhayner.org/fridays-on-prouty
Cincinnati Transit Authority Friday, August 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm -This big eight-piece band pays tribute to the great horn-driven sound of Chicago Transit Authority. The band consists of some of the area’s best rock, jazz and blues horns, keys and strings with spot-on renditions of iconic Chicago tunes like “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Hard Habit To Break,” “25 or 6 to 4” and “Saturday in the Park.”
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is supported by the taxpayers 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 a historical legacy for the future generations of the community of Troy, Ohio.