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Former Cityfolk Festival volunteers have organized a Cityfolk Festival Reunion Concert, featuring Danny Voris, Paige Beller, Son del Caribe, The Corndrinkers and the Stivers Jazz Band. The event is a remembrance of sorts of the now defunct Cityfolk Festival, an annual staple in downtown Dayton for many years. The show will take place this Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Dayton's Courthouse Square, Third and Main streets. The concert is free. For more information, email


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The Basement

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

Upcoming: Joe Purdy, June 20; Nothing More, June 22; Shakey Graves and Wild Child, June 23; Gold & Youth, June 24; The Griswolds, June 26


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

Upcoming: Deltron 30/30, July 1

Canal Public House

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

Upcoming: The Ghost Wolves, June 20; Old City, June 21; Dayton Blues Society Monthly Jam, June 22

Fraze Pavilion

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

Upcoming: Mountain Heart, June 20; Darius Rucker with Joel Crouse, June 29; 4192 — An Evening With Pete Rose, June 24; The Menus, June 27; Umphrey’s McGee, June 28; Darius Rucker, June 29; Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, July 2


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

Upcoming: Old Skool Groove Night, June 20

Great American Ball Park

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

Upcoming: Beyonce and Jay Z, June 28

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

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

Recently announced: Grouplove and Portugal The Man, Sept. 5; Offspring with Bad Religion, Sept. 7

Upcoming: Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers, June 22; American Idol, July 3

J.D. Legends

85 Millard Drive, Franklin, 937-746-4950

Upcoming: Aaron Lewis, June 28

Jerome Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena

555 Borror Drive, Columbus, 800-273-6201

Upcoming: James Taylor, June 29; Motley Crue, July 8

Kings Island

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

Upcoming: Spirit Song Fest, June 26-28

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

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

Recently announced: Summerfest featuring Manchester Orchestra, OK Go, Toyko Police Club, The Whigs, Sleeper Agent, Vance Joy, Spanish Gold, Big Data, DJ Lance, Mister Shifter, Ooh-La-Las, Aug. 10; Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Aug. 12; Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry with Plain White T’s, Aug. 25; Lorde, Sept. 23

Upcoming: Beck with Sean Lennon, June 20; Ziggy Marley, June 27; Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth, July 5

Madison Theater

728 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky.; 937-491-2444

Recently announced: Chvrches, Sept. 29

Upcoming: Andy Grammer, July 5

McCoy Center for the Arts

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

Recently announced: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sept. 21; Lyle Lovett, Oct. 31; Mavis Staples and the Blind Boys of Alabama, Feb. 15, 2015; Dennis DeYoung, Feb. 16, 2015; Bruce Hornsby, May 6, 2015

Newport Music Hall

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

Recently announced: Temples with The Districts, Oct. 18; Blue October, Nov. 20

Upcoming: Wild Cub, June 25; Foxy Shazam, June 28; Neon Trees, June 30

Palace Theater

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

Recently announced: Bill Maher, Nov. 9

Riverbend Music Center

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

Recently announced: Kings of Leon with Kongos, Aug. 22; Drake vs. Lil Wayne, Aug. 15

Upcoming: Brad Paisley, June 20; The Cincinnati Pops with Chris Botti, June 21; Lionel Richie with CeeLo Green, June 22; Journey and Steve Miller Band, June 25; Fifth Harmony with Before you Exit, June 27; O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips, June 28; Tim McGraw, June 29; Goo Goo Dolls with Plain White T’s, July 1; MOVE Live On Tour featuring Julianne Hough and Derek Hough, July 2; Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, July 6

Riverfront Park

3 N. Miami Ave. Miamisburg, 937-866-8999

Upcoming: River Blast featuring Jayne Bond and the Pink Martinis, Aug. 30

Riverscape MetroPark

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

Upcoming: Tom Daugherty and the Tommy Dorsey Tribute, June 26

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: Old 97’s, June 24; Black Flag, June 26

Taft Theatre

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

Recently announced: Rusted Root, Aug. 17

Upcoming: Easton Corbin, The Cadillac Three, JT Hodges, Chase Rice, Danielle Bradbery, Gloriana, June 23; Gordon Lightfoot, June 27; Ziggy Marley, June 28; John Hiatt and the Combo, July 1

U.S. Bank Arena

100 Broadway, Cincinnati, 513-421-4111

Recently announced: Michael Buble, July 29; Cher, Oct. 18

Upcoming: Bruno Mars, June 27

20th Century Theatre

3021 Madison Road, Cincinnati, 513-731-8000

Upcoming: Sarah Jarosz, June 26