You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Concert announcements: Artists coming to the area

Tickets are on sale at the individual venues and all Ticketmaster outlets, except where noted.

The Basement

391 Neil Ave., Columbus, 614-461-LIVE (5483)

Upcoming: Bear Hands, July 11; Hundred Waters, July 13; The Giving Tree Band, July 17; The Prodigal Son with PJ North, Cat Turtle, July 18


2621 Vine St., Cincinnati, 513-872-8801

Upcoming: Dweezil Zappa, July 12; Black Label Society, July 17; Black Stone Cherry, July 20; Gogol Bordello, July 29

Canal Public House

308 E. First St., Dayton, 937-461-9343

Upcoming: Songwriter Showcase with Ward Lawson, July 11; Hexadiode, July 12

Celeste Center

Ohio State Expo Center

717 E. 17th Ave,. Columbus; 614-466-8346

Upcoming: Boys II Men, July 24; Lady Antebellum, July 25; Bachman & Turner, Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat, July 26; Scotty McCreery, July 27; Jesus Culture, July 28; Sinatra Forever, July 29; The Beach Boys and America, July 29; Heart and Joan Jett and the BlackHearts, July 30; Aretha Franklin, July 31; Zendaya with Trevor Jackson, Aug. 1

Dave Hall Plaza Park

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

Upcoming: Dayton Blues Festival, July 20

Fraze Pavilion

695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, 800-514-3849

Upcoming: Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest, July 12; REPLAY America — The Ultimate 80s Festival: The Go-Go’s, Patty Smyth, Martha Davis and the Motels, Cutting Crew and Naked Eyes featuring Pete Byrne, July 13; Casting Crowns, July 18; Little Big Town, July 19; Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker, July 20; The Purple Xperience (Prince tribute show), July 24; The Romantics, July 25; Lynyrd Skynyrd, July 26; GospelFest featuring Sanctus Real, July 27; Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute show), July 31; Alan Jackson, Aug. 1


132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton, 937-228-8414

Upcoming: Mel Waiters, July 11; Old Skool Groove Night, July 18

Great American Ball Park

100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, 513-381-7337

Upcoming: Jason Aldean: 2014 Burn It Down Tour, July 19

The Greene Town Center

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

Recently announced: The Bacon Brothers, July 24

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati, 513-252-0777

Upcoming: Maxwell, July 19; Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket, July 20; ZZ Top, July 27

J.D. Legends

85 Millard Drive, Franklin, 937-746-4950

Upcoming: Sick Puppies, July 25; Randy Houser, July 27

Jerome Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena

555 Borror Drive, Columbus, 800-273-6201

Upcoming: Michael Bublé, July 26

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

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

Recently announced: Foster the People, Sept. 12

Upcoming: Brand New, July 11; Modest Mouse, July 12; Sublime with Rome, July 13; Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket, July 15; Band of Horses with Midlake, July 18; Nickel Creek, July 19; Next@Wex Fest 2014 featuring Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System and Connections, July 20; Jurassic 5, July 27; Panic! at the Disco with Walk the Moon, Magic Man, July 29

Nationwide Arena

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, 614-246-3199

Recently announced: R. Kelly, Aug. 29

Upcoming: Katy Perry, Aug. 13; Fleetwood Mac, Oct. 19

Newport Music Hall

1722 N. High St., Columbus, 614-294-7371

Recently announced: Delta Spirit, Oct. 10; Jimmy Eat World, Oct. 13; Chromeo, Oct. 16; New Politics, Nov. 21

Upcoming: Ted Nugent, July 24; Mushroomhead, July 30

Paul Brown Stadium

One Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati

Recently announced: Macy’s Music Festival featuring Charlie Wilson, Robin Thicke, Chaka Khan, K. Michelle, After 7, July 25; New Edition, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole, Mint Condition, Chrisette Michele, July 26

Riverbend Music Center

6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, 513-232-6220

Upcoming: Sarah McLachlan, July 11; Kiss and Def Leppard, July 15; Vans Warped Tour, July 16; Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, July 21; Aerosmith with Slash, July 22; Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson with Andrew McMahon, July 24; John Fogerty, July 25; Sara Bareilles with Lucius and Emily King, July 29; Keith Urban, July 31

Riverscape MetroPark

111 E. Monument St. Dayton, 937-275-PARK (7275)

Upcoming: Mojoflo, July 11; Dayton Jazz Orchestra, July 17; Dayton Celtic Festival, July 25-27; Bob Gray Orchestra, July 31

Sawyer Point

705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati

Recently announced: Bunbury Music Festival featuring Fall Out Boy, Paramore and New Politics, July 11-13

The Southgate House Revival

111 E. Sixth St., Newport, Ky., 859-431-2201

Upcoming: Bob Schneider, July 21; Imelda May, Aug. 2

Taft Theatre

317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, 513-721-8883

Recently announced: The Polyphonic Spree, Aug. 21

Upcoming: Jay Mohr, July 18; Royal Blood, July 26

Turner Pavilion in Veteran’s Park

250 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, (937) 324-2712

Upcoming: Terry Van Auker, July 11; Griffin House, July 11; John Lippolis and Friends, July 12; 10,000 Maniacs, July 12; Students for Real documentary film screening, July 13; “Grease,” July 17-20

U.S. Bank Arena

100 Broadway, Cincinnati, 513-421-4111

Upcoming: Michael Buble, July 29

Wexner Center

1871 N. High St., Columbus, 614-292-3535

Recently announced: Bombino, Sept. 10; Mark Turner Quartet, Sept. 26; Sharon Van Etten, Oct. 9; Landfall, Oct. 11; Sinkane, Oct. 30; Nils Frahm, Nov. 18; Lee Konitz Quartet, Dec. 5

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am
Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Remember the iconic muscle car driven by Burt Reynolds in the kitchy yet classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? Who wouldn't want to own a Trans-Am just like it? Bidders will get their chance Friday at an auction in Arizona, MSN Autos reports.  A listing for the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale shows a Pro-Touring Firebird...
Report: Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration concert
Report: Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration concert

Holliday retweeted The Wrap's report on her Twitter account.In a letter addressed to "my beloved LGBT community," Holliday explained why she initially accepted the invitation to perform at the inauguration, saying she wanted to perform for the people, not for Trump. But after a vocal backlash, Holliday has decided not to perform.  According...
Children remember your words for the rest of their lives

“Parentspeak - What’s Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children — and What to Say Instead” by Jennifer Lehr (Workman, 276 pages, $14.95) We’ve all seen it. And heard it. In public places, watching parents interact with their children, what’s being said and done. Heck, maybe they were your own kids and you are evaluating...
Clark State Theatre Arts to hold auditions for ‘The Clean House’
Clark State Theatre Arts to hold auditions for ‘The Clean House’

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will hold auditions in January for their spring production of The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. The Clean House centers around Matilde, an aspiring comedian, who has come to “metaphysical Connecticut” via Brazil to clean the home of Lane and Charles, but instead secretly works on developing...
'The Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dies at 89
'The Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dies at 89

Author William Peter Blatty, who wrote the best-selling horror novel, "The Exorcist," has died at the age of 89.
More Stories