The Fairfield Community Arts Center will kick off its 2017-18 Performing Arts Season on Saturday, October 7 with a concert featuring Cadence, a critically-acclaimed a cappella vocal group from Toronto, Canada. CONTRIBUTED

Vocal sensation Cadence to kick off Fairfield’s Performing Arts Season

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Community Arts Center will kick off the 2017-18 Performing Arts Season on Saturday, Oct. 7 with a concert from Cadence, a Canadian-based vocal ensemble.

“For those of you that love Pentatonix, you have to check out Cadence. Their sound is simply amazing,” said David Sheldrick, marketing specialist for Fairfield Parks & Recreation.

Cadence, a three-time Juno Award nominee, will bring the group’s tight harmonies and vocal dexterity to the stage to perform everything from classic songs and bebop standards to 1980s hits.

Cadence includes members David Lane (baritone and bass), Ross Lynde (tenor), Lucas Marchand (tenor) and Kurt Sampson (bass and vocal percussion).

The Fairfield Community Arts Center’s Performing Arts Season will feature four distinct series – Fairfield Signature Sessions, Wine, Women & Song, One Stage and EnterAct, which will showcase a variety of talent, including music, comedy, theater and family entertainment.

“The Community is why we’re here. We are the Fairfield Community Arts Center. It’s a great opportunity for guests to come, and stay local. There are several restaurants in town, so they can make a whole evening out of it. They can get dinner, see a show, and the prices are affordable,” Sheldrick said.

Other season highlights will include the family favorite, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat; an award-winning folk duo, Simple Gifts, and the canine comedy of Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix. The season will continue through Saturday, April 28, and conclude with John McEuen, founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who will bring a collection of songs and stories to the stage.

All performances will be held at the Fairfield Community Arts Center. To purchase tickets, call (513) 867-5348, or visit In person, visit FCAC at 411 Wessel Dr. in Fairfield. The 2017-18 Season is sponsored in part by the Journal-News, Courtyard Marriott, Omni Printing, and a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Visit for more details about the 2017-18 season. Guests from Fairfield, Hamilton, West Chester and Liberty Twp. have enjoyed past performances. Fairfield Community Arts Center opened in 2005.

The 2017-18 Season at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, by series:

Fairfield Signature Sessions

Showcasing signature music in an intimate setting; tickets: $30 orchestra, $25 stadium

  • Jimmy Webb, legendary singer and songwriter, Saturday, Jan. 27
  • John McEuen, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Saturday, April 28

Wine, Women & Song

Cabaret-style performances with complimentary hors d’oeuvres; tickets: $20 café, $18 stadium

  • Simple Gifts, an award-winning traditional and folk music duo, Friday, Oct. 27
  • Bottle Rocket Cabaret, roots-based blues, jazz, gospel and more, Friday, Feb. 2
  • Adelee & Gentry, this alternative pop/rock act from Dayton, will perform as an acoustic trio, Friday, March 2

One Stage

Many Cultures…One Stage, tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors and students

  • Cadence, a cappella vocal ensemble, Saturday, Oct. 7
  • Mari Black, award-winning violinist/fiddler, Saturday, Feb. 10
  • The Malpass Brothers, authentic country, rockabilly, and honkytonk, Saturday, March 10
  • Dan St. Paul, What’s Funny After 50?, comedian, Saturday, April 7


Productions for all ages; tickets: $10 adults, $7 children 12 and under

  • Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, this timeless theater classic features Cincinnati Children’s Theatre, Friday, Oct. 20
  • Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix, a comedy show that brings out the dog lover in all of us, Friday, Nov. 3
  • Justin Roberts with Liam Davis, indie family music, children’s rock with witty lyrics and sing-along choruses, Friday, Feb. 9
  • Sacagawea: Discovering History, presented by Lexington Children’s Theatre, Friday, April 6

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