Concert announcements: Artists coming to the area

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Willie Nelson will be appearing at the Fraze Pavilion with opening act Old Crow Medicine Show on Aug. 18, a Tuesday. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, go online to

Neil Young will play a show at Riverbend Music Center on July 13, a Monday. Young will perform with the Los Angeles rock band Promise of the Real, led by two sons of Willie Nelson, as Young and the band tour in support of an album they collaborated on, "The Monsanto Years," to be released in June. Band of Horses opens. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

James Taylor with special guest Bonnie Raitt will play at Riverbend on July 17, a Friday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Jason Aldean with special guests Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr and Dee Jay Silver will be at Riverbend on Aug. 23, a Sunday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.


Turn to Life every Friday for a one-stop list of upcoming concerts throughout southwest Ohio. Our list can save you time and help you plan your social calendar.

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


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

Upcoming: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, April 24; Peter Hook, April 27; Seether, April 30; Testament, May 2; Tyler the Creator, Taco, May 8; Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, May 14; Interpol, May 15

Fraze Pavilion

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

Recently announced: Get the Led Out “The American Led Zeppelin,” June 25; Willie Nelson and Old Crow Medicine Show, Aug. 18

Upcoming: Chris Botti, June 10

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

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

Recently announced: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, June 28

Upcoming: Pixies, May 16

J.D. Legends

85 Millard Drive, Franklin, 937-746-4950

Recently announced: Clint Black, Aug. 15

Upcoming: Jason Owens, May 8

Jerome Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena

555 Borror Drive, Columbus, 800-273-6201

Upcoming: The Rolling Stones, May 30

Kuss Auditorium

Clark State Performing Arts Center

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

Upcoming: Gatlin Brothers, April 24

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

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

Recently announced: Jane’s Addiction, July 7; Death Cab for Cutie, Sept. 19

Upcoming: Seether, April 29; Atmosphere, April 30; Daryl Hall and John Oates, May 1; The Replacements, May 6; Styx, May 7; Tonight Alive and State Champs, May 13; Tame Impala, May 16

Lucas Oil Stadium

500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, 317-262-8600

Recently announced: Kenny Chesney, May 9

McCoy Center for the Arts

100 E. Dublin Granville Road, New Albany, 614-939-2245

Upcoming: Bruce Hornsby, May 6

Nationwide Arena

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

Upcoming: The Who with Joan Jett, May 15

Ohio Theater

39 E. State St., Columbus, 614-294-7371

Upcoming: Bob Dylan, May 16

Palace Theater

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

Recently announced: Rob Thomas, June 15

Upcoming: John Prine with Leo Kottke, April 24; Jay Leno, April 25

PNC Pavilion

6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Twp., just east of Cincinnati

Recently announced: Sublime With Rome, July 29; O.A.R with Allen Stone and Brynn Elliot, Sept. 10; Rick Springfield, Loverboy and The Romantics, Sept. 20

Riverbend Music Center

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

Recently announced: Neil Young and Promise of the Real, July 13; James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, July 17; Incubus and Deftones with Death From Above 1979 and The Bots, July 25; Jason Aldean with Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr and Dee Jay Silver, Aug. 23; O.A.R., Sept. 10

Upcoming: Jeff Beck, May 16; Lady Antebellum with Hunter Hayes and Same Hunt, May 17; Zac Brown Band, May 22; Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional, May 31

Rose Music Center at The Heights

6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, 513-232-6220

Recently announced: Easton Corbin and Scotty McCreery, June 19; Melissa Etheridge and Blondie, July 1; Yes and Toto, Aug. 14; Counting Crows, Sept. 8

Upcoming: NEEDTOBREATHE with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Colony House, May 2

Taft Theatre

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

Recently announced: Cowboy Mouth, July 16

Upcoming: Jay Leno, April 24; Wilco, May 5; The Steel Wheels, May 7; Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, May 9