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

A look at 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: The Orwells, March 5; Whitehorse, March 6; City Lights, March 8; My Beloved Tragedy, March 9; The Apache Relay, March 10

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Ind.; (317) 917-2727

Upcoming: Chris Tomlin, March 1


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

Recently announced: Beach House, April 24; Tracy Morgan, May 11; Todd Rundgren, May 18

Upcoming: Paintdrop, March 1; Appetite for Destruction, March 2; FlyLeaf, March 5; Clutch, March 8;

Canal Street Tavern

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

Upcoming: ’70s Tribute Show, March 1; Terrapin Moon, Box Truck Rescue, March 8

Fraze Pavilion

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

Recently announced: Josh Groban, Aug. 13 (see box); McGuffey Lane, June 11; Soul Pocket, July 16; Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, July 28; Street Corner Symphony, Aug. 6; BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, Aug. 10; John Waite, July 19


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

Upcoming: Old Skool Groove Night, March 1; Mission4Maureen, March 2

Jerome Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena

555 Borror Drive, Columbus, (800) 273-6201

Upcoming: Muse, March 5; Pink, March 6; Brantley Gilbert’s Hell on Wheels Tour and Kip Moore, April 27

Kuss Auditorium

Clark State Performing Arts Center

300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, (937) 328-3874

Upcoming: Latini and Seal, March 7; Randy Houser, March 9; The Good Lovelies, March 22

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

405 Neil Ave., Columbus

(614) 461-LIVE (5483), ext. 101

Recently announced: The Postal Service, June 8; The xx and Grizzly Bear, June 11

Upcoming: Tenacious D, March 6; Brit Floyd, March 7; Local Natives, March 26

Nationwide Arena

West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, (614) 246-3199

Upcoming: Bon Jovi, March 10; Fleetwood Mac, April 4

Newport Music Hall

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

Upcoming: They Might Be Giants, March 2; Machine Gun Kelly, March 5; Minus the Bear, March 6; Tame Impala, March 8

The Nutter Center

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, (937) 775-4789

Recently announced: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, April 9

Upcoming: Elton John, April 3

Palace Theater

34 W. Broad St., Columbus, (614) 569-0939

Recently announced: Jackson Browne, June 28

Riverbend Music Center

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

Recently announced: The Lumineers, May 4; Tim McGraw, May 25; Brad Paisley with Chris Young and Lee Brice, June 6; Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, July 16

Taft Theatre

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

Recently announced: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, March 30; Jeff the Brotherhood, April 1; Rusted Root, April 19

20th Century Theatre

3021 Madison Road, Cincinnati, (513) 731-8000

Upcoming: Cheryl Wheeler with Kenny White, March 8; Pavlo, March 12; The Whigs, March 17

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

End of an era as Ringling Bros. gears up for last two shows 
End of an era as Ringling Bros. gears up for last two shows 

It’s the end of an era.  After 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding up the big tent forever, shuttering the ticket windows and putting the animals out to pasture. The circus has been a staple of American entertainment since the mid-1800s, wowing audiences with an array of exotic animals, breathtaking acrobatics...
Will Ferrell reprises role as George W. Bush for 'Not The White House Correspondents Dinner'
Will Ferrell reprises role as George W. Bush for 'Not The White House Correspondents Dinner'

Comedian Will Ferrell reprised his role as former President George W. Bush on Saturday night to thunderous applause at “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” hosted by Samantha Bee. The event was taped as journalists gathered at the Washington Hilton for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Meanwhile, President Donald...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. pays tribute to dad on what would have been his 66th birthday
Dale Earnhardt Jr. pays tribute to dad on what would have been his 66th birthday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a moment Saturday morning to pay tribute to his father on what would have been Dale Earnhardt’s 66th birthday. “Happy Birthday dude,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrote on his Instagram page alongside a photo of himself as a child with his dad. It had already been quite a week for the younger Earnhardt. He announced...
Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss
Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss

Heavy metal fans in Finland decided to rock ’n’ roll all night and honor the band Kiss. >> Read more trending news Fans placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city of Helsinki to honor the hard-rock group, Yahoo reported. State-owned railway operator VR invited four fans of the band to paint black-and-white Kiss masks...
Young ballet dancers meet idol Misty Copeland
Young ballet dancers meet idol Misty Copeland

A group of young ballerinas from a Chicago dance troupe received a thrill of a lifetime when they appeared on Steve Harvey’s talk show Friday, the Huffington Post reported. >> Read more trending news The ballerinas from the Mayfair Performance Company on Chicago’s south side were surprised and delighted when Harvey introduced...
More Stories