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Dancing in the Streets: The Motown Sound

Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:30 PM

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The Ren Backlot

September 11, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

138 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, 44902-1607 United States
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In collaboration with Alice Bond, (The Temptations, The Four Tops), and Condrea Webber, (At Last: An Evening with Etta James, Ohio Idol), the Renaissance presents Dancing in the Streets: The Motown Sound a retrospective of the all-time greatest hits that ever came out of the Motor City. Bond (arranger/ musical director and keyboards) and Webber (vocals) will be joined by singers Dylan Daniels, Jody Odom Jr, and Deon Taylor. Joining Bond for the onstage band is Rollie Harper on drums, Ed Jonnet on sax, and Wil Bogantz on bass. The concert will feature such two dozen songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Please Mr. Postman, My Guy, It’s a Shame, Baby Love, I Hear a Symphony, Heatwave, Midnight Train to Georgia, Never Can Say Goodbye, I’ll Be There, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, Second That Emotion, Tears of a Clown, My Girl, Just My Imagination, and focus on the greatest Motown artists: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Supremes, The Jackson Five, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, Gladys Knight and many more.

The Ren Backlot Series

Throughout the summer, the Renaissance will present various outdoor entertainment events in the parking lot behind the theatre.

Come and safely enjoy concerts, live performances, and drive-in films projected onto a brand new screen generously donated by Lind Media Company and Lind SignSpring Group, LLC, and the Panasonic 8000 Lumen 3LCD Digital projector and Short throw Lens donated by Rand and Mary Smith.


Unless otherwise announced, all events will be held in a Drive-In format to accommodate current guidelines for mass gatherings. However, you may bring a chair and sit in socially distant seating areas or outside your vehicle. Patrons are required to wear masks at all times when outside of their cars and while in the physical building unless eating or drinking. The lot will open 1 hour before the designated performance time. 

Audio for all Backlot events will be broadcast on an FM radio station. If your car doesn’t have FM stations or if you want to conserve your battery, you are welcome to bring your own portable radio.

Admission is $25 per car, and it is highly recommended that you purchase online. For safety reasons, no cash will be accepted at the gate. Please note that tickets are very limited. Please purchase in advance and check our social media pages for capacity announcements.

Parking will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, with larger vehicles such as trucks and SUVs asked to park in the rear out of consideration for other patrons.

Courtesy of Jeff Sprang Photography


You are welcome to bring your own food and we encourage take-out from local restaurants. Food Trucks will be on hand depending on availability, and the Ren will of course have popcorn, drinks, and candy available for purchase. Renaissance concessions may be purchased online with your ticket and picked up at the food kiosk.

The restrooms inside the Renaissance’s back entrance will be open for your use. They will be sanitized throughout the evening and will be limited in capacity.

Cars will be ushered out by row after the performance.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for any changes or additions to the schedule! Until we can be inside the theatre again, we are excited to bring the stage to you!


Drive-in Parking (per vehicle):$25

Our Safety Measures for Public Performances

PLEASE READ: The Renaissance is currently utilizing a seating chart that recognizes social distancing for the 2020-2021 season; patrons who purchase a group of 2 or more tickets for a show are welcome to sit together within their purchased ticket range upon arrival at the theatre. Seat availability is subject to change pending government regulations, and patrons who would like to maintain a socially-distanced seat or are interested in changing their seats if restrictions are lifted should contact the Box Office directly to be added to a notification list.

All tickets purchased online and via phone are available for pick up at the Renaissance Box Office will call window prior to the event or during normal business hours.

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