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Turn to us every Friday for a one-stop list of upcoming concerts throughout southwest Ohio. Each week, we compile a complete listing of upcoming concerts and new concert announcements to save you time and help you plan your social calendar.


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Music festivals and summertime go hand in hand and some of the biggest music festivals are coming in the next few weeks. The Cityfolk Festival at Riverscape June 28-30 and the Women in Jazz Festival at Dave Hall Plaza Park on June 23 will be happening in Dayton coming up. The Cityfolk Festival will feature 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.Call (937) 223-3655 or visit

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

The Basement

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

Upcoming: Shakey Graves, June 21; Night Beds, June 22; Souls of Mischief, June 24; Capital Cities, June 25; Bushwalla, June 26; Ours, July 2


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

Upcoming: Streetlight Manifesto, June 21; Digihubb, June 23; Emblem3, July 9

Canal Street Tavern

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

Upcoming: Trey Stone CD release, June 22; Aja: Steely Dan Tribute, June 28; Kim Richey, June 29; As Heard on TV Tribute, July 6

Dave Hall Plaza Park

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

Upcoming: Women in Jazz Festival, June 23

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park North; (937) 223-5277

Upcoming: Twilight Concert series presents the Centerville Mandolin Ensemble, June 26; Twilight Concerts presents Eric Loy in Hale Cloister, July 10

Fraze Pavilion

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

Upcoming: 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 22; Styx & REO Speedwagon, June 25; The Temptations & The Four Tops, June 26; Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone with special guests Groove Doctor, June 27; The Menus (SOLD OUT), June 28; Hank Williams Jr. and Gregg Allman, June 29; Night Ranger & Loverboy, July 5


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

Upcoming: Ellie Lee & Blues Fury, June 30; Old Skool Groove Night, July 5

The Greene Town Center

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

Recently announced: Sister Hazel (FREE), July 25

Hickory Hills Lakes

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

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

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

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

Upcoming: Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, July 6; Alice Cooper, July 7; Sublime with Rome, July 11

J.D. Legends

85 Millard Drive, Franklin, (937) 746-4950

Recently announced: Travis Tritt, June 29

Kings Island

6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason,, (513) 754-5700

Upcoming: Skillet, Tenth Avenue North, Matthew West, Petra, We As Human, June 27; TobyMac, RED, Building 429; NewSong, The City Harmonic, June 28; Newsboys, Lecrae, David Crowder, Thousand Foot Krutch, June 29

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

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

Recently announced: Phoenix with the Vaccines, Oct. 3

Upcoming: Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge, June 21; Geto Boys with Scarface, 8Ball and MJG, Juvenile and Mystikal, June 22; Social Distortion, June 28; Last Summer on Earth Tour featuring Barenaked Ladies, Bend Folds Five, Guster and others, July 5; O.A.R. with Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone, July 6; Fitz & the Tantrums, July 9

Nationwide Arena

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

Upcoming: Justin Bieber, July 12

Cancellation: The Americanarama Festival of Music scheduled for July 7 and featuring Bob Dylan & His Band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thompson Electric Trio has been canceled.

Newport Music Hall

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

Upcoming: The Polyphonic Spree, June 25; Say Anything, Eisley June 28

Riverbend Music Center

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

Upcoming: The Go-Gos and The B-52s, June 26; LL Cool J with Public Enemy, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, De La Soul and DJ Chuck Chillout, June 27; Kenny Chesney with Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves, June 28; Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, June 30; Rush, July 2; Red, White & Boom with the Cincinnati Pops, July 4; 311 with Cypress Hill, July 5; Americanarama Festival with Bob Dylan & His Band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thompson Electric Trio, July 6; John Mayer with Philip Phillips, July 9; Dave Matthews Band with O.A.R., July 12; Jonas Brothers, July 14

Riverscape Metropark

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

Upcoming: Cityfolk Festival with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Maad Soul Music, Son del Caribe, Seefari and others, June 28-30 — call (937) 223-3655 or visit for more information; First Friday Salsa Series with Cla’ve Son (FREE), July 5

The Southgate House Revival

111 E. 6th St., Newport, Ky, (859) 431-2201

Upcoming: Son Volt, June 22; Swans, July 23

Taft Theatre

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

Upcoming: Merle Haggard, June 26; David Byrne and St. Vincent, July 10

U.S. Bank Arena

100 Broadway, Cincinnati, (513) 421-4111

Upcoming: New Kids on the Block with 98 Degrees and Boyz to Men, June 25

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