Summer concert roundup


Summer concert roundup


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There are few cherished warm weather activities like a summer concert.

It’s a time to get together with friends and strangers alike for a communal experience driven by the power of live performers. It’s a few hours to forget about work and family responsibilities and get washed away by the music.

So turn off the television, log off the Internet and power down your mobile devices and engage with fellow music fans at a live show.

Tour buzz: Hot tickets for the summer 2013 include Kenny Chesney, Bruno Mars and the Dave Matthews Band.

More tour buzz: While unlikely to be candidates for top-grossing tours of 2013, other highly anticipated acts on the road this summer include Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, The National, Sheryl Crow, Rush, Hunter Hayes and Fitz & the Tantrums.

Power in numbers: As always, there will be a plethora of package tours this summer featuring established acts such as the Kings of the Mic tour with LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Doug E. Fresh and De La Soul, the Last Summer on Earth Tour with Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster and Americanarama Festival with Bob Dylan & His Band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thompson Electric Trio.

Festival time: Music festivals are as much a part of summer as baseball games and pool parties. This year is no different with signature events in Dayton such as the Cityfolk Festival at RiverScape June 28-30 or the Women in Jazz Festival at Dave Hall Plaza Park on June 23, or newer additions including the second annual Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati July 12 through 14.

Here’s a look at just some of what’s in store at regional venues such as Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, the Schuster Center in Dayton, JD Legends in Franklin and LC Pavilion in Columbus. Free shows, specially priced shows and unusual start times are noted. The venues are listed in alphabetical order.

As always, concerts are subject to cancellation and/or changes in date so consult band and venue websites before purchasing tickets or finalizing plans.

Canal Street Tavern

308 E. First St., Dayton. (937) 461-9343 or

June 8: Lauren Mitchell

June 14: Janiva Magness with special guest Sharon Lane

June 22: Trey Stone CD release

June 28: Aja: Steely Dan Tribute

June 29: Kim Richey

July 6: As Heard on TV Tribute

July 12: Jasper the Colossal

July 19: Holy Ghost Tent Revival

July 21: BSJR with Bella Ruse, Happy Melodies and Young Heirlooms

Dave Hall Plaza Park

Fourth and Jefferson streets, Dayton. Free. (937) 333-8400 or

June 23: Women in Jazz Festival

July 21: Dayton Blues Festival

Sept. 1: Dayton Reggae Festival

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton. (937) 223-4ART (4278) or

June 13: Vectren Jazz & Beyond series and Cityfolk present Ron Jones Quartet

June 26: Twilight Concert series presents the Centerville Mandolin Ensemble

July 10: Twilight Concerts presents Eric Loy in Hale Cloister

July 17: Twilight Concerts presents Jim’s Red Pants and Wind in the Woods in NCR

Aug. 7: Twilight Concerts presents David Wion and Friends

Aug. 8: Vectren Jazz & Beyond: Generations Big Band

Aug. 14: Twilight Concerts presents Dayton Area Harp Ensemble

Fitton Center for Creative Arts

101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. (513) 863-8873 or

June 8: Michael Feinstein with special guest Lari White

Fraze Pavilion

695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering. (937) 296-3300 or

June 8: David Sanborn & Bob James

June 11: McGuffey Lane ($2 show)

June 12: Dayton Jazz Orchestra with opener the Miami Valley Jazz Camp (free)

June 14: Get the Led Out ($5)

June 15: Sheryl Crow

June 16: Breakfast with the Beatles. 9 a.m. (free)

June 17: Dayton Dragons All-Star Block Party with Parrots of the Caribbean at 7:30 p.m. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. $10.

June 19: Spass Nacht. 5:30 p.m. Euro-American party band Prost performs at 6 p.m. (free)

June 20: Ticket To Ride: Beatles tribute. $10.

June 22: Blues Fest 2013 with Walter Trout, The Kelly Richey Band, Frank Harrison Group, Teeny Tucker Band and Ray Fuller & the Blues Rockers. 1 p.m. (free)

June 25: Styx & REO Speedwagon

June 26: The Temptations & The Four Tops

June 2 7: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone with special guests Groove Doctor

June 28: The Menus. SOLD OUT.

June 29: Hank Williams Jr. and Gregg Allman

July 5: Night Ranger & Loverboy

July 10: United States Air Force Band of Flight. (free)

July 11: The Guess Who with Steve Augeri

July 12: Men of Soul featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson and Howard Hewett

July 13: Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest: 2 p.m. (free)

July 14: WTUE-FM’s “Breakfast With the Beatles.” 9 a.m. (free)

July 16: Soul Pocket Band. 8 p.m. $2.

July 19: John Waite with Stranger. 8 p.m. $5.

July 23: Hunter Hayes with The Henningsens. SOLD OUT.

July 24: Steely Dan with Deep Blue Organ Trio

July 25: Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks

July 26: Alabama

July 27: Swamp Romp with Al Berard Family Band, Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, Lost Bayou Ramblers and Terrance Simien. 1 p.m. (free)

July 28: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell

July 30: Gordon Lightfoot

July 31: Miami Valley Youth & Teen Talent Show. (free)

Aug. 3: Ted Nugent with Tesla

Aug. 4: WTUE-FM’s “Breakfast With the Beatles.” 9 a.m. (free)

Aug. 6: Street Corner Symphony with special guests Eleventh Hour. 8 p.m. $2.

Aug. 7: Happy Together Tour with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Gary Puckett, Mark Lindsey and others

Aug. 8: Sail Rock 2013 featuring Christopher Cross, Orleans, Gary Wright and others

Aug. 9: The Official Blues Brothers Revue. $5.

Aug. 10: Festival of the Vine featuring BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown) and the Summer of Soul featuring Jonathan Butler, Sheila E and Elan Troutman. 1 p.m. (free)

Aug. 11 Art on the Commons. 11 a.m. (free)

Aug. 13. Josh Groban. SOLD OUT.

Aug. 17: Staying’s Alive: Bee Gees Tribute

Aug. 18: Bacon Fest featuring Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers. 2 p.m. (free)

Aug. 21: Toto with special guest Dave Mason

Aug. 25: Tony Bennett

Aug. 27: Motel Beds. 8 p.m. $2.

Aug. 29: The Taste. 5 p.m. Adults $25 advance, $30 day of event. $10 at the door for children under 10.


132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. (937) 228-8414 or

June 15: Odeen Mays & Randy Villars

June 30: Ellie Lee & Blues Fury

July 10: Chris Duarte

The Greene Town Center

51 Plum St., Beavercreek. (937) 490-4990 or

July 25: Sister Hazel (free)

Hickory Hills Lakes

7103 Ohio 55, Ft. Loramie. (937) 295-3000 or

July 11-13: Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bently and others

JD Legends

65 Millard Drive, Franklin. (937) 746-4950 or

June 15: Brett Eldredge. (free)

June 29: Travis Tritt. $29.50

July 13: Puddle of Mudd. $12

July 27: Matt Mason. $7

Aug. 3: The Charlie Daniels Band. $29.50

Aug. 24: Aaron Lewis. $22.50

Kings Island

6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. (800) 745-3000 or

June 27-29: Spiritsong 2013 featuring Skillet, TobyMac, Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North, RED, Lecrae and others

Legend Valley

7585 Kindle Road, Thornville. (740) 323-1485 or

June 16: Country Jam

June 27: Aaron Lewis and Blackberry Smoke

July 18-21: All Good Music Festival with Further featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Pretty Lights, Primus, STS9, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and others

Sept. 12-14: Werk Out Festival

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

405 Neil Ave., Columbus. (614) 461-LIVE (5483), ext. 101, or

June 7: Passion Pit

June 8: The Postal Service

June 9: Dropkick Murphys

June 10: Silversun Pickups

June 11: The XX and Grizzly Bear

June 15: The National with Local Natives and Matthew E. White

June 18: Alabama Shakes

June 20: Frampton’s Guitar Circus with Peter Frampton, Robert Cray and Steve Cropper

June 21: Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge

June 22: Legends of Hip Hop featuring Geto Boys with Scarface, 8Ball and MJG, Juvenile, Mystikal

June 28: Social Distortion

July 5: Last Summer on Earth Tour featuring Barenaked Ladies, Bend Folds Five, Guster and others

July 6: O.A.R. with Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone

July 9: Fitz & the Tantrums

July 13: QFM96 Wing Zing featuring Cheap Trick, Zoso, Scotty Bratcher and others

July 14: fun. with Tegan and Sara

July 19: Melissa Etheridge

July 24: The Black Crowes & Tedeschi Trucks Band

July 25: OneRepublic

July 26: Under the Sun tour with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and others

July 30: Gogol Bordello

Aug. 1: Ted Nugent

Aug. 6: The Killers

Aug. 9: Rob Zombie

Aug. 23: Sarkodie

Aug. 26: Adam Ant

Nationwide Arena

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus. (614) 246-2000 or

June 12: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

June 18: One Direction concert

July 7: Americanarama Festival of Music featuring Bob Dylan & His Band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thompson Electric Trio

July 12: Justin Bieber

Riverbend Music Center

6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. (513) 232-6220 or

June 8: Smokey Robinson with the Cincinnati Pops

June 14: Toby Keith with Kip Moore

June 22: Broadway Night with the Cincinnati Pops

June 26: The Go-Go’s and The B-52’s

June 27: Kings of the Mic tour with LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Doug E. Fresh and others

June 28: Kenny Chesney with Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves

June 30: Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls

July 2: Rush

July 4: Red, White & Boom with the Cincinnati Pops

July 5: 311 with Cypress Hill

July 6: Americanarama Festival with Bob Dylan & His Band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thompson Electric Trio

July 9: John Mayer with Philip Phillips

July 12: Dave Matthews Band with O.A.R.

July 14: Jonas Brothers

July 16: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

July 18: Keith Urban with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch

July 20: Ian Anderson

July 21: Radio Romance Tour featuring Garrison Keillor

July 23: Daughtry and 3 Doors Down with Halestorm

July 24: Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd

July 27: Heart with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

July 28: Black Shelton with Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer

July 30: Vans Warped Tour with Hawthorne Heights, Forever the Sickest Kids, Man Overboard and more

Aug. 4: Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson

Aug. 6: America’s Most Wanted Festival with Lil’ Wayne, T.I. and 2 Chainz

Aug. 9 Backstreet Boys with DJ Pauly D and Jesse McCartney

Aug. 11: Under the Influence of Music Tour with Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, B.o.B. and others

Aug. 14: Peter Frampton and B.B. King with Sony Landreth and Dave Hidalgo

Aug. 15: Jason Aldean with Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett

Aug. 16: George Thorogood & the Destroyers and Buddy Guy

Aug. 20: The Goat Rodeo Sessions featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

Aug. 28: Kid Rock with Uncle Kracker and ZZ Top

Sept. 5 Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope

Riverscape Metropark

111 E. Monument St., Dayton. (937) 223-3655 or

June 7: First Friday Salsa Series with Tropicoso (free)

June 14: R&B Hot Summer Music Series presents Kick-n-Flava (free)

June 28-30: Cityfolk Festival with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Maad Soul Music, Son del Caribe, Seefari and others. $7 per day adults, $3 for children ages 2-12, free for children 2 and younger. Discounted weekend passes available.

July 5: First Friday Salsa Series with Cla’ve Son (free)

July 12: R&B Hot Summer Music Series presents TOUCH (free)

July 26-28: United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival (free)

Aug. 2: First Friday Salsa Series with Son del Caribe (free)

Aug. 8: Big Band Nights with the Bob Gray Orchestra (free)

Aug. 15: Big Band Nights with the Hal Harris Orchestra (free)

Aug. 22: Big Band Nights with Pam Noah and Her Big Band (free)

Aug. 29: Big Band Nights with the Kim Kelly Orchestra (free)

Sawyer Point

705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati.

July 12-14: Bunbury Music Festival featuring fun., MGMT, The National and others.

Schottenstein Center

555 Borror Drive, Columbus. (614) 292-2624 or

July 10: Bruno Mars with Ellie Goulding

Aug. 3: New Kids on the Block with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men

Aug. 6: Big Time Rush & Victoria Justice

Aug. 29: American Idol Live

The Schuster Center

Second and Main streets, Dayton. (937) 228-3630 or

June 11: Daniel Tosh (comedy)

June 28: The Summer Breeze Jazz Tour with Joe Sample, Alex Bugnon and Alex White

The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino

1000 Broadway, Cincinnati. (877) 955-3436 or

June 8 Ke$ha

June 9 Huey Lewis and the News

June 14: Billy Idol

July 6: Last Summer on Earth tour with Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster

July 7: Alice Cooper

July 11: Sublime with Rome

July 19: Willie Nelson

July 25: Under the Sun Tour with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and others

Aug. 17: Gladys Knight and the O’Jays

Aug. 23: Chicago

Aug. 25: Jane’s Addiction

Aug. 31: The Doobie Brothers

Sept. 14: Darius Rucker

Turner Pavilion

Veterans Park, 250 Cliff Park Road, Springfield. Free. (937) 324-1554 or

July 1: The United States Air Force Band of Flight

July 2: A Russian Folkfest with Moscow Nights and Golden Gates

July 3: Hotel California: The Original Tribute to The Eagles

July 5: Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute

July 7: Susan Werner and the Hayseed Project

July 8: The Dark Star Orchestra

July 12: Griffin House

July 13: Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago

US Bank Arena

100 Broadway, Cincinnati. (513) 421-4111 or

June 25: New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men

Aug. 7: Big Time Rush & Victoria Justice

Aug. 25: Volbeat

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