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Don Was & The Pan Detroit Ensemble

May 25 @ 8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

$33 – $63

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See Don Was & The Pan Detroit Ensemble at Memorial Hall on May 25.

Don Was announced that his new group, Don Was and The Pan-Detroit Ensemble, will embark on an inaugural tour in May. Made up of stellar jazz musicians from his Detroit hometown, The Pan-Detroit Ensemble will perform a mix of new originals, covers, and updated cuts from albums. Catch the band at Memorial Hall on May 25.

Tickets to Don Was

Tickets to Don Was range from $33 to $63.

About Don Was

Don Was is an American musician, record producer, music director, film composer, documentary filmmaker, and radio host. Since 2011, he has also served as president of the American jazz label Blue Note Records.

Was has received six Grammy Awards, including the 1994 Producer of the Year Award. He produced several albums for Bonnie Raitt, including her Nick of Time album, which won the 1989 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. He won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for his work on the CBS TV special The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.

In 2023, it was announced that Was would join former Dead & Company members Weir, Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, and Mickey Hart as part of Dead Ahead, a four-day festival in Cancún, Mexico in early 2024.

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Longworth-Anderson Series

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Longworth-Anderson Series evening of great music, food, and drink! Complimentary pre-concert reception features live local music, light bites from Ollie’s Trolley and NYPD Pizza, and craft beer tastings from HighGrain Brewing Co.

About the Series

Launched in early 2017 by the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, the Longworth-Anderson Series (LAS) features Grammy Award-winning and nationally recognized performers and bands at the beautiful, historic Memorial Hall. This annual series showcases artists from various contemporary music genres, including alternative, Americana, bluegrass, blues, country, folk, gospel, hip hop, jazz, pop, R&B, reggae, rock, soul, and world music. 

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Memorial Hall Venue Details


The most convenient parking option is directly across the street at the Washington Park Garage. Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate. Take Cincinnati METRO to the venue.    


The basement and first and second floors of Memorial Hall are fully accessible. Use the patron elevator on the north side of the building, which may be entered on the street level.   

In addition, the Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson Theater is equipped with several wheelchair/scooter-accessible seating locations. For additional information on accessible seating, please contact the Box Office at 513-977-8838

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1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati,OH45202United States
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