The Steel Wheels with
The Canton Symphony Orchestra
Employers Health Pops Series

Saturday, March 8th, 2025 | 7:30pm

Umstattd Hall | Zimmermann Symphony Center
2331 17th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708


$30 / $45 / $50
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This concert will be conducted by CSO Music Director, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz.

Immerse yourself in a unique fusion of musical genres as the Canton Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the acclaimed Americana band, The Steel Wheels, for an iconic, collaborative concert experience. Combining the rich, symphonic textures of the orchestra with the soulful, foot-stomping melodies of The Steel Wheels, this concert promises to transcend boundaries and ignite the stage with vibrant energy.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind musical celebration that bridges the gap between classical and contemporary, as the Canton Symphony Orchestra and The Steel Wheels come together to create an unforgettable evening of harmony, rhythm, and pure musical magic.

Ben Gage is a songwriter from the rustbelt of Northeast Ohio. He creates folk music rooted in a blue collar upbringing and a love of the outdoors.

The steel Wheels

Virginia-based folk-rock band The Steel Wheels have spent almost twenty years writing, recording, and touring, all the while constantly honing their evolving brand of American roots music. Additionally they are the founders and hosts of the Red Wing Roots Music Festival, a beloved staple of the Shenandoah Valley. Through the years, The Steel Wheels have drawn on both traditional form and modern sounds to capture the beauty in all of life’s varied trials and triumphs. Their newest album, Sideways, which released on February 9, 2024 via Big Ring Records, is a meditation on resilience and survival. Trent Wagler, the band’s lead singer and primary songwriter, penned many of the songs in response to loss, and the uncertainty that comes with facing what we can’t control.

Ben Gage

Ben Gage is a songwriter from Akron, OH blending folk and roots blues. Ben Gage grew up in the rust belt of Northeast Ohio, spread out in the countryside along the great Lake Erie. His roots run deep alongside the hard working blue collars that Ohio has to boast. That tenacity, love of family, and respect for a long day can be seen in his music. In Fall of 2021 Ben quit his job in the tech-sector to pursue music full time. Now he travels the US sharing stories and songs and always collecting more.

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