What could be better than a soft summer evening outdoors experiencing live music. We think not much and so every summer the Hilliard Arts Council
What could be better than a soft summer evening outdoors experiencing live music. We think not much and so every summer the Hilliard Arts Council hosts a Sunday evening concert series featuring an eclectic mix of performers and music styles. The concerts are free to the public and held in front of the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center beginning at 7pm (we move inside the building if the weather’s bad). Our concerts are in the Old Hilliard DORA zone so feel free to bring a beverage from any of the participating taverns and restaurants.
Blue Spectrum was founded by virtuoso guitarist, Zayne Harshaw at the age of 17. The band offers a diverse repertoire of sounds: a spectrum of blues, rock, R&B, soul, pop and jazz. Their story is unique. Zayne was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. When he was 14-years old, this self-taught guitarist would walk up to total strangers and ask them to be a member of his (at the time) non-existent band. The dream became a reality in 2013 and has evolved through a few name changes and additions of personnel. But even with the changes, the message remained the same. The band shares a deep love of creating and performing music and living the impassioned motto of Blue Spectrum: “Life is not to be viewed through the single lens of a diagnosis but to be lived through the Spectrum of potential, promise and purpose”.
This year the Summer Concert Series is made possible in part due to the generous support of Coffee Connections, Raising Cain’s, Rotary Club of Hilliard, Blue Oak Patio and Landscape and Westwood Collective