Local summer concerts list continues to grow

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

There have been many concert announcements that have come out in the last week, but none as large or as friendly to a household entertainment budget as the concert line-up at Levitt Pavilion. The diverse line-up covers every genre of music you can think of beginning on May 30 with the Monophonics and ending with a patriotic salute to our veterans on Sept. 14. New this year is the Amplified Series, sponsored by the City of Dayton, which are the former focused summer music festivals that the city put on.

The blues, funk and Reggae will be back and better than ever with an earlier start time and even more music programmed by Levitt staff. Levitt Pavilion is located in Dave Hall Plaza in downtown Dayton on Main Street. Bring a chair, food and a beverage from home and relish in great music for the perfect price.

And speaking of free, the Springfield Arts Council has announced a full slate of acts that will play at Turner Pavilion in Veteran’s Park in Springfield. the vast majority of the bands are tribute bands honoring music from major artists like Jimmy Buffett, Journey, Huey Lewis and the News, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Elton John, ELO and others. Our favorite one had to be “The Little Mermen” a cover band playing Disney hits — it sounds like a whole new campy world and we are here for it.

May is the month where summer concerts get in gear, and from there the music concert calendar goes into full swing. Get ready for some amazing live music locally, to our neighboring cities and throughout the state. There’s no shortage of things to choose from, only a shortage of time and resources (if you’re going somewhere besides the Levitt or Turner Pavilion), so choose carefully.

Here’s a look at other concerts scheduled in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus areas:


Arbogast Performing Arts Center

500 S. Dorset Road, Troy

www.arbogastpac.com, 937-418-8392

Upcoming: Hotel California – The Original Tribute to The Eagles, May 18

The Brightside Music and Event Venue

905 E. Third St., Dayton

www.thebrightsidedayton.com, 937-559-4590

Upcoming: Jeff Plankenhorn, May 16; Angelo Moore Dr Madvibe and the Missin Links, May 20; Shanon Clark and The Sugar, May 24; Michael Harris Trans-Fusion, June 7; Emo Night, June 13; Ellis Paul, Sept. 19

Hobart Arena

255 Adams St., Troy

www.hobartarena.com, 937-339-2911

Upcoming: Jo Dee Messina and Tracy Byrd, May 18; Zach Williams, Oct. 10

Kuss Auditorium Clark State Performing Arts Center

300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield

pac.clarkstate.edu, 937-328-3874

Upcoming: The Greatest Piano Men, April 19; Béla Fleck, May 18

Schuster Center

1 W. Second St., Dayton

www.daytonlive.org, 937-228-3630

Upcoming: The Music of Whitney Houston, May 18; The Music of Green Day, June 1

Victoria Theatre

138 N. Main St., Dayton

www.daytonlive.org, 937-228-3630

Upcoming: The Magic of Motown, May 10


Hickory Hills Lakes

7103 Ohio 55, Ft. Loramie

www.countryconcert.com, (937) 295-3000

Upcoming: Cody Johnson, Riley Green, Trace Adkins, Jo Dee Messina, Ian Munsick, Conner Smith, Drake Milligan, Wyatt McCubbin, July 11; Lainey Wilson, Dustin Lynch, Big & Rich featuring Wilson, Craig Morgan, 49 Winchester, Anne Wilson, Lauren Watkins, July 12; Hardy, Bailey Zimmerman, Clint Black, Warren Zeiders, Sara Evans, Kameron Marlowe, Colt Ford, Kolby Cooper, Ella Langley, Rayne Johnson, July 13

Credit: Cooper Neill

Credit: Cooper Neill

Fraze Pavilion

695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

www.fraze.com, 800-514-3849

Upcoming: The Menus, June 14; Joey Fatone and AJ McLean, June 15; Mr. Speed KISS Tribute Concert, June 22; A1A - Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show, July 3; The Beach Boys, July 1; Ludacris, July 18; Night Ranger, July 19; Rick Springfield and Richard Marx, July 20; Wilson Phillips and Debbie Gibson, July 21;The Electric Light Orchestra Experience featuring Evil Woman - The American ELO, Aug. 1; Scotty McCreery, Aug. 8; Crowder, Aug. 12; Get the Led Out, Aug. 14; Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, Jay and The Americans, The Association, Badfinger, The Vogues, The Cowslips, Aug. 15; That Arena Rock Show, Aug. 16; Joe Bonamassa, Aug. 20; Brantley Gilbert, Aug. 30; Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, Sept. 15



Levitt Pavilion Dayton

134 S. Main St., Dayton

www.levittdayton.org, 937-281-2144

Upcoming: Monophonics, May 20; McGuffey Lane, May 31; Lemon Bucket Orchestra, June 1; Motherfolk with Matt Rouch and the Noise Upstairs, June 6; Jordy Searcy, June 7; Pride Month Celebration featuring Pom Pom Squad with Kyle Downes; June 8; Huntertones, June 13; Kazha with Somersault, June 14; Juneteenth Concert featuring E.U. featuring Sugar Bear, June 15; Wilderness with Smug Brothers, June 20; Mike Wade and the Nasty NATI Brass Band, June 21; Reverend Horton Heat with Kyle Eldridge and the Kentucky Cowhands, June 22; Chapel Hart, June 27; The Vines, June 28; Shamarr Allen with The OG Players, June 29; OKAN , July 5; Ron Artis II, July 6; Lauren Anderson, July 11; Nikki Hill with the Cafe Unit, July 12; Alexander Star and the Golden People, July 13; Buffalo Nichols, July 18; Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, July 19; Blues Amplified featuring Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos, July 20; John Jorgensen Bluegrass Band, Aug. 1; Jesse “JT Jazz” Thompson, Aug. 2; Scythian, Aug. 3; Ruthie Foster, Aug. 8; Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Aug. 9; World Indigenous Day Celebration featuring Digging Roots with Topknot, Aug. 10; Alanna Royale, Aug. 15; Toubab Krewe, Aug. 16; Funk Amplified featuring Slapbak, Aug. 17; Cool Cool Cool, Aug. 22; Cole Chaney with Josh Webb and the Home Sown Band Opening, Aug. 23; Levitt National Tour Presents: The War & Treaty, Aug. 24; Tonya Baker, Aug. 29; Jennifer Hartswick, Aug. 30; Reggae Amplified featuring Wailing Souls, Aug. 31; Light In the City featuring Building 429 with Melody Baccus, Sept. 5; Sweet Lizzie Project with Yuppie, Sept. 6; Hot Toddies Jazz Band with Hannah Gill, Sept. 7; Sierra Green and the Giants with Joe Waters and the Back Porch Band, Sept. 12; Hispanic Heritage Month with the Iguanas, Sept. 13; Honoring Our Veterans concert, Sept. 14

Rose Music Center at The Heights

6800 Executive Boulevard, Huber Heights

www.rosemusiccenter.com, 513-232-6220

Upcoming: Jewel and Amon Amarth, May 7; Gary Allen, May 10; Brit Floyd, May 17; Let’s Sing Taylor - A live band experience celebrating Taylor Swift, June 1; Warrant, Firehouse and Bulletboys, June 14; Trombone Shorty with Big Boi, June 18; The Fab Four - Ultimate Beatles Tribute, June 21; Brit Floyd, July 7; Old Crow Medicine Show, July 9; Norah Jones, Mavis Staples, July 10; Whiskey Myers, July 12; moe., July 19; Elle King, July 20; 311 with Awolnation and Neon Trees, July 24; Lyle Lovett, July 26; Warren Haynes, July 27; Straight No Chaser, Lisa Loeb, July 30; Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, Aug. 2; Melissa Etheridge, Aug. 3; Alice Cooper, Aug. 6; Stray Cats, Aug. 12; Travis Tritt, Aug. 15; Trampled By Turtles, Aug. 16; Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket, Aug. 18; Lindsey Stirling, Aug. 19; Tribute to ABBA, Aug. 20; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Sept. 7; Crowded House, Sept. 10; Burton Cummings, Sept. 26; Testament and Creator, Sept. 28



Turner Pavilion in Veteran’s Park

250 Cliff Park Road, Springfield

www.springfieldartscouncil.org, (937) 324-2712

Upcoming: Griffin House, June 7; Parrots of the Caribbean, June 8; Resurrection - A Journey Tribute, June 15; Allison Road, June 20; The Next Generation LEAHY, June 21; Honky Tonk Chicks, June 22; McGuffey Lane, June 23; Motor City - The Mowtown Revue, June 26; The Little Mermen - The Ultimate Disney Tribute Band, June 27; Brass Tracks Band, June 28; The Heart of Rock and Roll - Huey Lewis and the News Tribute Band, June 29; Big Bam Boon - A Daryl Hall and John Oates Tribute, June 30; Elton Rohn - Elton John Tribute Show, July 6; Turn to Stone - A Tribute to ELO, July 10; Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors, July 11; Phil Dirt and the Dozers, July 12; Boys in the Band - The Alabama Tribute, July 13



2621 Vine St., Cincinnati

www.bogarts.com, 513-872-8801

Upcoming: Atmosphere, April 26; Thievery Corporation, May 9; Band of Horses, July 9; Drive By Truckers, Nov. 3

Great American Ballpark

100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com, 513-381-7337

Upcoming: Foo Fighters, July 25; Green Day, Aug. 22; Thomas Rhett, Aug. 29; Nelly, Sept. 20

Hard Rock Casino

1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati

www.hardrockcasinocincinnati.com, 513-250-3150

Upcoming: Trace Adkins, April 26; Nate Smith, May 31; Boyz II Men, June 22; 311, July 20; I Love the 90′s featuring Vanilla Ice, Rob Base and Montell; Brad Paisley, Sept. 7

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

Heritage Bank Center, formerly U.S. Bank Arena

100 Broadway, Cincinnati

heritagebankcenter.com, 513-421-4111

Upcoming: AJR, July 23; Heart, Aug. 13; Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Sept. 13; Billie Eilish, Nov. 8

The Icon Festival Stage at Smale Park

25 Race St., Cincinnati


Upcoming: Maggie Rogers, June 7; Vampire Weekend, Sept. 20

The Andrew J Brady Music Center

25 Race St., Cincinnati

https://bradymusiccenter.com, 513-232-5882

Upcoming: Madison Beer, April 30; James Arthur, May 11; Social Distortion and Bad Religion, May 12; George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, May 28; Jacob Collier, June 4; Pixies, Modest Mouse, Cat Power, June 5; Orville Peck, June 8; Bryson Tiller, June 22; Donny Osmond, June 26; The Kid LAROI, June 28; idol Radio, July 11; Old Crow Medicine Show, July 12; Lake Street Dive, July 14; Tate McRae, July 24; The Struts, July 28; Primus and Cohered and Cambria, July 30; The Gaslight Anthem, Aug. 27; Kings of Leon, Sept. 14; Manchester Orchestra, Sept. 17; Ray LaMontagne and Gregory Alan Isakov, Oct. 4

MegaCorp Pavilion

101 W. 4th St., Newport

https://promowestlive.com/our-venues/megacorp-pavilion, 859-900-2294

Upcoming: Dustin Lynch, April 27; Kraftwerk, May 16; Pokey LaFarge, June 1; Taking Back Sunday, July 30; Avett Brothers, Aug. 24; King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Aug. 25; O.A.R., Aug. 30; Chromeo and the Midnight, Oct. 10

Paycor Stadium

1 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati


Upcoming: Luke Combs, Aug. 2-3

PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati

www.riverbend.org, 513-232-6220

Upcoming: Brit Floyd, May 18; Walker Hayes, May 30; Cole Swindle, June 8; Sarah McLachlan, June 14; Little Feat, Los Lobos, June 18; Slash, Keb’ Mo’, ZZ Ward, July 22; Warren Hayes, July 28; Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, Aug. 7; Deep Purple and YES, Aug. 21; Jamey Johnson, Sept. 13

Credit: John Parra

Credit: John Parra

Riverbend Music Center

6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati

www.riverbend.org, 513-232-6220

Upcoming: Hootie and the Blowfish with Collective Soul and Edwin McCain, June 7; Dierks Bentley, June 15; Dan + Shay, July 18; New Kids on the Block, June 21; Janet Jackson, Nelly, June 22; Niall Horan, June 25; Santana and Counting Crows, June 28; Third Eye Blind, Yellowcard, July 2; Red Hot Chili Peppers, July 5; Train and REO Speedwagon, July 12; Luke Bryan, July 13; Dan + Shay, July 18; Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire, July 19; Alanis Morissette, July 24; Hardy, July 25; Totally Tubular Festival 80′s New Wave Tour featuring Thomas Dolby, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Modern English, Men Without Hats, The Romantics, Bow Wow Wo, July 27; Creed, Aug. 2; Five Finger Death Punch, Aug. 8; Barbie the Movie in Concert led by Macy Schmidt and the Barbie Land Sinfonietta, Aug. 9; Bush, Aug. 14; The Doobie Brothers, Aug. 18; Styx, Foreigner, Aug. 23; Glass Animals, Aug. 25; Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani, Jason Bonham, Aug. 27; Cage the Elephant, Aug. 30; Kidz Bop, Aug. 31; Meghan Trainor, Sept. 4; Ohio Is for Lovers Music Festival, Sept. 7; Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and more, Sept. 11; Parker McCollum, Sept. 14; Megadeth with Mudvayne and All That Remains, Sept. 17; The Marley Brothers Legacy Tour featuring Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Damian Marley, Sept. 18; Pitbull with T-Pain, Sept. 19

Taft Theatre

317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati

tafttheatre.org, 513-721-8883

Upcoming: The Testy Brothers, April 30; Super Freak: The Rick James Story, May 1; Kurt Vile and the Violators, June 23; Buddy Guy, June 29; Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs, July 9; Girls Night Out tour featuring Kierra Sheard, Naomie Raine, Koryn Hawthorne and Wade, July 14; Ezperanza Spalding, Sept. 13; Extreme, Sept. 24; Burton Cummings, Sept. 25; AMERIA, Oct. 25; Adrian Below, Steve Via, Tony Levin, Danny Carey, Oct. 26; Mania - The ABBA Tribute, Oct. 27; Straight No Chaser, Dec. 18

TQL Stadium

1501 Central Pkwy

https://tqlstadium.com, 513-977-5425

Upcoming: Kenny Chesney with Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney and Uncle Kracker, July 6

Voices of America MetroPark

7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester Twp.

https://voacountrymusicfest.com, 513-867-5835

Upcoming: Country Music Fest featuring headliners Jason Aldean and Keith Urban, Aug. 9-11


Celeste Center

Ohio State Expo Center

717 E. 17th Ave,. Columbus

www.ohiostatefair.com; 614-466-8346

Recently announced: Kids Bop Live, July 24; Alabama, July 25; Stone Temple Pilots with Soul Asylum, July 26; Boyz II Men, July 27; La Zenda Norteña, July 28; Lauren Daigle, July 29; Steven Sanchez, July 1; Ohio Players and Midnight Star, Aug. 2

Columbus Crew Stadium

One Black & Gold Blvd., Columbus

https://sonictemplefestival.com, 614-447-2739

Upcoming: Disturbed, Evanescence, Mudvayne, May 16; The Original Misfits, Falling in Reverse, Seether, Anthrax, May 17; Pantera, Stand, breaking Benjamin, May 18; Slipknot, limpbizkit, A Day to Remember, 311, May 19

Jerome Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena

555 Borror Drive, Columbus

www.schottensteincenter.com, 800-273-6201

Upcoming: The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie, April 30; Gunna with Flo Milli, May 4; Heart with Cheap Trick, May 15; Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire, June 13; Chris Stapleton, July 19; Phil Wickham, Brandon Lake, Aug. 2; Hozier, Aug. 7; Blink-182, Aug. 13; Pink, Oct. 9; Kacey Musgraves with Lord Huron and Nickel Creek, Nov. 13; Aerosmith with The Black Crowes, Jan. 13


405 Neil Ave., Columbus

www.promowestlive.com, 614-461-LIVE (5483), ext. 101

Upcoming: Chris Young, May 3; Say Anything, May 7; Kameron Marlowe, May 10; Kraftwerk, May 17; RiverFest 2024 featuring Cory Asbury, CAIN, Blessing Offer, May 18; Bleachers, June 4; Khruangbin, June 5; T-Pain, June 11; The Mars Volta, June 12; Brothers Osborne, June 13; Taking Back Sunday, July 25; Sad Summer Festival with Mayday Parade, The Maine, The Wonder Years, We the Kings, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Hot Milk, Daisy Grenade, Diva Bleach, July 24; Primus and Coheed and Cambria, Aug. 6; The Avett Brothers, Aug. 20; New Found Glory, Aug. 28; O.A.R., Aug. 29; Goth Babe, Sept. 11; Sublime with Rome, Aug. 16; Descendents and Circle Jerks, Sept. 14; Underoatch, Sept. 29; Dispatch, Oct. 13

Mershon Auditorium

1871 N. High St., Columbus

https://wexarts.org/rentals/mershon-auditorium or 614-292-3535

Upcoming: Morgan Wade, April 26; Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton, May 31; Tye Tribbett and Friends, June 5; Donny Osmond, June 22; Ben Platt with Brandy Clark, July 2; Girls Night Out featuring Kierra Sheard, Naomi Raine, Koryn Hawthorne, Wande, July 16

Nationwide Arena

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus

www.nationwidearena.com, 614-246-3199

Upcoming: Chris Brown, June 10; Melanie Martinez, June 13; AJR, June 28; New Kids on the Block, Aug. 23; Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Sept. 7; Twenty One Pilots, Oct. 4-6; Jelly Roll, Oct. 9; Justin Timberlake, Oct. 23; The Black Keys with The Head and the Heart, Oct. 24; Little Big Town and Sugarland, Oct. 26

Ohio Stadium

411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus

www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com, 937-292-6330

Upcoming: Buckeye Country Superfest featuring Zach Bryan with Billy Strings, Turnpike Troubadours, Charley Crockett, Charles Wesley Godwin and Levi Turner, June 22-23

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