Bluecoats Introduce Party In The Plaza

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Downtown Canton’s beautiful new Centennial Plaza is now the location of the world premiere of the Bluecoats! For the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bluecoats will debut to the world right at home in Canton!

A moment like that deserves a block party! Today Bluecoats announces the launch of Bluecoats Party in the Plaza, an afternoon of music, food, and family at Centennial Plaza. The event begins at noon on Sunday, August 1st, and includes the following local musical acts:

? 12:00 PM – The Canton Symphony Orchestra Strings
? 1:00 PM – The Canton Symphony Orchestra Brass
? 2:00 PM – Matt Corey Band
? 4:15 PM – The En-Rich-Ment Drumline (in a special block parade performance!)
? 5:15 PM – The Scenic Route
?8:30 PM –  …and the world premiere of the ‘21 Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps in concert

In addition to a day of music, bring you friends and family downtown to eat at Jerzee’s Cafe on the plaza, or the food trucks on site. Then sit on the lawn and enjoy the free concerts, and send the kids off to play on the kid-friendly misting playground. Jerzee’s will have the beer garden open!

“Bringing the Bluecoats back from a year off has allowed us to plan an event here in Canton that we’ve always dreamed of,” said Mike Scott, CEO of Bluecoats. “Party in the Plaza is an opportunity for us to thank our hometown for their support over these difficult months, and to celebrate the arts in Canton at a free event!”

More information about Party in the Plaza can be found at


About Bluecoats – Founded in 1972, Bluecoats is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts education organization known around the world for programs like Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, and Bluecoats School of the Arts. Bluecoats brings performing arts education to thousands of aspiring young musicians both in Stark County, and around the globe. For more information, visit

About Centennial Plaza – Centennial Plaza, developed with the help of $12 million in funding from the citizens and businesses of Canton, occupies a two-acre city block formerly known as Market Square. It sits a short walk from the site of the former Hupmobile dealership where Ralph Hay, who also owned the Canton Bulldogs, organized a meeting with other owners of professional football teams that led to the creation of what has become America’s most popular sport. The Plaza stage is the perfect place to highlight the incredible performing arts programming in CAnton, including the programs of organizations like Bluecoats and En-Rich-Ment of Stark County.

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame – Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution with the Mission to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE. Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!” that chronicles America’s most popular sport.

Posted by on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021. Filed under Current News, DCI World, FrontPage Feature.