Concert announcements

R&B singer Maxwell, currently on tour with special guests Ledisi and Leela James, launches a new season of summer concerts at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Tuesday, May 30. CONTRIBUTED

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R&B singer Maxwell, currently on tour with special guests Ledisi and Leela James, launches a new season of summer concerts at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Tuesday, May 30. CONTRIBUTED

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

Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

125 Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, 317-917-2727

Upcoming: Neil Diamond, May 26; Bruno Mars, Aug. 13; Billy Joel, Nov. 3; Lady Gaga, Nov. 5


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

Recently announced: Social Distortion, July 29; Against Me!, Oct. 3

Upcoming: Miike Snow, June 19

Celeste Center

Ohio State Expo Center

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

Upcoming: Ohio State Fair concert series featuring KIDZ BOP July 27; Alabama, July 29; Gabriel Iglesias, July 30; Cole Swindell, Aug. 1; George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 38 Special, Aug. 2; Rascal Flatts, Aug. 3; Pentatonix, Aug. 5

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park North; 937-223-5277

Upcoming: The Faux Frenchmen, July 13


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

Recently announced: Lil Wayne, June 23; AFI, July 14; Dashboard Confessional with The All-American Rejects, July 25; Lifehouse and Switchfoot, July 26; Modest Mouse, Oct. 4

Upcoming: Old Crow Medicine Show, May 31; Everclear, June 4; Twenty One Pilots, June 22; America, Guster, June 27; 311, New Politics, The Skints, June 28; Megadeth, June 30

Fraze Pavilion

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

Recently announced: Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour, Sept. 6

Upcoming: Maxwell with Ledisi and Leela James, May 30; George Benson and Kenny G, June 1; Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls, June 8

J.D. Legends

85 Millard Drive, Franklin, 937-746-4950

Recently announced: Gin Blossoms, June 30; Puddle of Mudd, Saving Able and Sponge, Aug. 5; Steel Drivers, Aug. 19

Upcoming: The Eli Young Band, June 3; Highway Men Tribute, June 10; Jamey Johnson, June 11

Jerome Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena

555 Borror Drive, Columbus, 800-273-6201

Recently announced: Kendrick Lamar, Aug. 22; Katy Perry, Sept. 7

Upcoming: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, June 7

Nationwide Arena

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

Recently announced: Chris Stapleton, Nov. 3

Upcoming: Twenty One Pilots, June 27

The Nelsonville Music Festival

3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville

Upcoming: Ween, Emmylou Harris, Rodriguez, Son Volt, Parquet Courts, Twin Peaks, Sara Watkins, Big Thief, Honeyhoney, Margaret Glaspy, Sallie Ford, Mothers, Ron Gallo, Marisa Anderson, Hellnaw, Weedghost, June 1-4

Newport Music Hall

1722 N. High St., Columbus, 614-246-2000

Recently announced: New Found Glory, July 17; Social Distortion, July 30; Japandroids, Nov. 6

Upcoming: Franz Ferdinand, May 28; Royal Blood, June 10; The Wailers, June 11

Ohio Stadium

411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, 937-292-6330

Recently announced: David Seders, Oct. 28

Upcoming: Buckeye Country Superfest featuring Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert and more, June 10 and 11

Palace Theatre

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

Upcoming: Sigur Ros, June 4

Paul Brown Stadium

One Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati;

Upcoming: Doug E. Fresh, Rob Base, Kid Capri, July 27; Mary J. Blige, Usher, Fantasia, En Vogue, July 28; Usher, Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton, July 29

PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

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

Recently announced: Pentatonix, Aug. 6; Chick Corea Elektric Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Aug. 13; Logic, Aug. 18; Gov't Mule and Blackberry Smoke, Aug. 24; Young the Giant, Sept. 7

Upcoming: Travis Scott, May 25; ZZ Top, June 7; Paul Simon, June 10; The Head and the Heart, June 12

Riverbend Music Center

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

Upcoming: A$AP Ferg, Future, Migos, Zoey Dollaz, May 31; Luke Bryan, June 1; Lynyrd Skynyrd, June 2; Chris Stapleton, June 16; Lady Antebellum, June 25

Rose Music Center at The Heights

6800 Executive Boulevard, Huber Heights, 513-232-6220

Recently announced: Brian Culbertson, Aug. 20

Upcoming: Lynyrd Skynyrd, June 3; Sammy Hagar, June 5; John Legend, June 12; Ann Wilson, June 14; Vince Gill, June 20

Sawyer Point

705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati

Recently announced: Muse, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Bassnecta, Pretty Lights, The 1975, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, AFI, Jon Bellion, D.R.A.M., Flogging Molly, MUTEMATH, Tech N9ne, Watsky, Mike Stud, Moon Taxi, Reverend Horton Heat, NF, Hayley Kiyoko, Kevin Garrett, Protoje, Eden, Cobi, Arkells, Civil Twilight, CVBZ, San Fermin, July Talk, VHS Collection, Dreamers, Frenship, Charlie Hirsch, White Reaper, CAAMP, Time Cat, The Upset Victory, Liberty Deep Down, Flying Underground and Current Events, June 2-4

Taft Theatre

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

Recently announced: Seu Jorge, Sept. 15

Upcoming: Old Crow Medicine Show, June 1; Joe Jackson, June 13; No BS! Brass, June 14; Joel McHale, June 16; Le Butcherettes, June 22

U.S. Bank Arena

100 Broadway, Cincinnati, 513-421-4111

Upcoming: Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour, June 9; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, June 12


Summer concert season is officially here, with hot concerts all summer long at the Dayton area’s two outdoor concert venues: Fraze Pavilion in Kettering ( and Rose Music Center in Huber Heights ( A few things coming up this week if you want to grab some last-minute tickets: R&B singer Maxwell, currently on tour with special guests Ledisi and Leela James, launches a new season of summer concerts at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Tuesday, May 30. Classic rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd take the stage at Rose Music Center on June 3.

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