A complete guide to the best summer music near Dayton

Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
By Don Thrasher - Contributing Writer

Area music fans will have plenty of opportunities to indulge in their love for R&B, rock, jazz, country, pop, world music and other styles this summer. 

And this year, summer concert season is starting early with the first show at Rose Music Center later this month.

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With Levitt Pavilion entering its second season of programming and local anchors like Fraze Pavilion, Rose Music Center and RiverScape MetroPark continuing to host a wide variety of outdoor concerts, there are more options than ever.

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Some of the highlights include Diana Ross at Fraze Pavilion on July 6, Brian Wilson at Rose Music Center on June 18 and Ruthie Foster at Levitt Pavilion on June 6.

Of course, not every notable act is performing on an outside stage. Melissa Etheridge performs at Kuss Auditorium on May 8 and the Oak Ridge Boys perform at Victoria Theatre on May 18, while the Dayton Art Institute welcomes back Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concert Master Jessica Hung on June 2. JD Legends has Steve Earle on June 1, while the newly opened Belmont venue Turnbuckles and Brews hosts Kings X on July 28.

Other big names include Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Richard Marx, The B-52s, Michael Bolton, Sugarland, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Morrissey. Info on these and other area concerts is available below.

CONCERT SCHEDULE

A schedule of concerts across the venues, in chronological order:

🎸APRIL CONCERTS🎤

April 29: Whitesnake

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The heavy metal band launches a new season of concerts at Rose Music Center with its Flesh & Blood world tour featuring special guests the Black Moods. 7 p.m.

Tickets: $23.50-$59. 

🎸MAY CONCERTS🎤

Photo: NBC/Tyler Golden/NBC

May 4: Abby Cates

The former Centerville native, who made it to the top 24 on the latest season of “The Voice,” performs at PNC Arts Annex Theatre. 8 p.m. $20 risers, $30 tables, $15 student riser seats. 937-228-2323 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

May 5: Chicago

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The chart-topping horn-driven pop-rock band presents a SOLD OUT concert at Rose Music Center.

May 8: Melissa Etheridge

The singer, on tour in support of her new album, “The Medicine Show,” in concert at Kuss Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. $40-$105. https://pac.clarkstate.edu.

May 10: 42 Dugg

42 Dugg who dropped his new mixtape, “Young and Turnt,” on March 15, performs at Oddbody’s Music Room at 10 p.m. $30-$50.

May 10 & 11: “Shostakovich 5: Mauceri Meets Daurov”

Guest conductor John Mauceri and cellist Adrian Daurov join the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for a Masterworks Series concert at the Schuster Center. 8 p.m. $9-$65.

May 11: “I Am King: The Michael Jackson Experience”

WPTW Classic Hits and Muzzy Concerts presents the musical tribute to the controversial late singer. Hobart Arena. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $19.50-$44.50. 937-339-2911 or www.hobartarena.com.

May 11: Brit Floyd

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The Pink Floyd tribute’s 2019 world tour presenting “The Wall” makes a SOLD OUT stop at Rose Music Center.

May 17 & 19: “Salome’

Dayton Opera presents this work about the death of John the Baptist, adapted from a play by Oscar Wilde. Schuster Center. 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $25-$95.

Photo: Contributing Writer

May 18: The Oak Ridge Boys

The celebrated vocal group returns to the area for a concert at Victoria Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $48.50-$78.50.

May 20: Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The Red Rocker is joined by Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham, with special guest Vince Neil. Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $79-$102.

May 21: “Dave Bennett: Rockin’ the ’50s”

The Miami Valley Community Concert Association’s 2018-19 season concludes with this concert by the Michigan musician. Centerville Performing Arts Center, Centerville High School, 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville. 7:30 p.m. $30 adults, $5 students (first grade through college). 937-297-0463 or www.mvcconcert.org.

May 23: Secrets

The group is on its Fragile Figures Anniversary Tour with special guests Awaken I am. Turnbuckles and Brews, Dayton. 6 p.m. Avanti, New Haven and A Liar’s Eyes will also perform. $13.

May 23: Michael Bolton

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The top-selling singer presents a Symphony of Hits. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $41 lawn & terrace in advance, $61 plaza & orchestra.

Photo: Tom Gilliam/Tom Gilliam Photography

May 24: Blessid Union of Souls

The Cincinnati-based group performs at JD Legends. 8:30 p.m. $5-$275.

May 29: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

A greatest hits concert featuring songs like “In the Mood,” Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000.” Victoria Theatre. 7 p.m. $48-$78.

May 25: Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The stage show features a cross-section of material from the late singer’s legendary discography. Rose Music Center. 8 p.m. $23.50-$43.

May 30: The New Respects

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The R&B-pop group from Nashville opens the second season of Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

May 31: Reyna and the Rubi Girls

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

Local singers at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

May 31 & June 1: “Hello Louis!: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong”

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performs. Schuster Center. $14-$80. 8 p.m.

May 31-June 2: Bunbury Music Festival

3-day music festival at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove in Cincinnati with Fall Out Boy and Greta Van Fleet as headliners. Tickets start at $79. www.bunbury.com

🎸JUNE CONCERTS🎤

June 1: Travis Tritt and the Charlie Daniels Band

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The local stop of the co-headlining Outlaws & Renegades Tour with opener the Cadillac Three is SOLD OUT. Rose Music Center. 7 p.m.

June 1: Steve Earle

The country outsider, on tour supporting his new album, “Guy,” performs at JD Legends. 5:30 p.m. $15-$125.

June 1: Son Del Caribe

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The Cincinnati-based Latin music group led by Puerto Rico-born trombonist Jaime Morales in concert at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

June 2: Concertmaster’s Choice

Jessica Hung of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Dayton Art Institute, Mimi & Stuart Rose Auditorium. 3 p.m. $22 adults, $20 seniors 60 and older, military and educators, $14 students. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

June 4: Aly & AJ

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The acting-singing sister duo performs with special guest Armors. Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $28.50 general admission.

June 6: Ruthie Foster

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The blues singer from Austin, Texas returns to the area for a concert at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

June 7: The Slackers

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The New York-based ska band returns to town for a show at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

June 7 & 8: “Mozart and Mahler”

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents the Masterworks Series concert featuring bassoonist Rachael Young. Schuster Center. 8 p.m. $9-$65.

June 8: Twang and Round

The country rappers from Bowling Green, Ky. perform at Oddbody’s Music Room. 6 p.m. $20.

June 9: “Mahler: Symphony No. 1”

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents the Sundae Classics Series with an after-concert Q&A. Schuster Center. 3 p.m. $9-$44.

June 9: Black Stone Cherry

The hard rockers from Kentucky, which released its sixth album, “Family Tree,” in 2018, perform at JD Legends. 5:30 p.m. $50-$100.

June 11: Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The co-headlining tour brings the two blues musicians to Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$70.

June 12: Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Toad the Wet Sprocket

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

Another co-headlining tour pulls into Rose Music Center. 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$63.

June 13: Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The co-headlining ’90s acts bring the Now’s the Time Tour to Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$69.

June 13: AJ Croce

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The singer, who performed at Levitt Pavilion, Dayton in 2018, returns to the outdoor venue for a 7 p.m. concert.

June 13: Bob Gray Orchestra with vocalist Felita LaRock

The Big Band Night Series presents the group in an outdoor concert. RiverScape MetroPark. 7:30 p.m.

June 14: Kick-N-Flava

The R&B Hot Summer Music Series presents the local group in an outdoor concert. RiverScape MetroPark. 7:30 p.m.

Photo: Tom Gilliam

June 14: The Menus

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The local cover band returns to Fraze Pavilion. 8 p.m. $41 lawn & terrace in advance, $61 plaza & orchestra. $5 in advance.

June 15: Brett Eldredge

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The country artist whose hits include “Don’t Ya,” “Beat of the Music,” “Mean to Me” and “Wanna Be That Song” will perform at Rose Music Center. 8 p.m. $23.50-$60.

June 15: Whitey Morgan & the 78’s

The new day honky-tonk artist brings his band to JD Legends. 5:30 p.m. $20-$80.

June 15: Sidewalk Chalk

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The jazz-flavored hip-hop act from Chicago performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

June 15: Lake Street Dive & the Wood Brothers

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The co-headlining tour pulls into Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $30 lawn & terrace in advance, $45 orchestra.

June 15: “Video Games Live”

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents this unique concert experience at the Schuster Center. 8 p.m. $14-$80.

Photo: Alex Johnson

June 16: Okee Dokee Brothers

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

PNC Family Series presents the acoustic Americana group at Levitt Pavilion. 4:30 p.m.

June 18: Brian Wilson

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The former Beach Boy is joined by former band members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin for “Pet Sounds: The Final Performances.” Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$82.

June 19: The Robert Cray Band and Marc Cohn featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The co-headliners perform with special guest Shemekia Copeland. Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$60.

June 20: Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The co-headliners perform at Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$73.

June 21: Flor De Toloache

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The Grammy Award-winning, all-female mariachi band from New York City performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

June 21: Kings of Chaos

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Lou Gramm, Dee Snider and Sebastian Bach are among the vocalists on this unique bill. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $45 lawn & terrace, $65 orchestra and $75 plaza in advance.

June 21: KIDZ Bop World Tour 2019

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

This tour featuring today’s hit songs performed by a youth band returns. Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$53.50.

June 22: O.A.R.

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

SiriusXM The Pulse presents the group on The Mighty tour with guests Welshly Arms and Huntertones. Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$62.50.

June 22: The Method

Former Daytonian Nate Farley, formerly of Guided By Voices, the Amps and Robthebank, reunites his ’90s punk band for a show with Real Lulu. Turnbuckles and Brews, Dayton. 7 p.m.

June 22: Matt Beilis

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The pop-rocker from New Jersey, whose latest single is, “Chemistry or Chemicals,” performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

June 27: Dayton Jazz Orchestra

The Big Band Night Series presents the group in an outdoor concert. RiverScape MetroPark. 7:30 p.m.

June 27: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Fraze Pavilion. 8:30 p.m. $29 lawn & terrace in advance, $49 orchestra and $59 plaza.

June 28: Randy Villars Band

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local jazz band at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

June 28: Mark Farner’s American Band

The rocker’s 50th-anniversary tour makes a stop for a $5 Friday concert. Fraze Pavilion. 8 p.m. $5 in advance.

June 29: Dayton Funk All-Stars

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local band performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

June 29: Little Big Town

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The award-winning country group in concert with special guest Jillian Jacqueline. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $59 lawn & terrace in advance, $109 plaza & orchestra.

June 29: Styx

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The classic rockers present a SOLD OUT show at Rose Music Center.

🎸JULY CONCERTS🎤

July 2: 311 and Dirty Heads

ALT 103.9 presents these rockers with special guests The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill at Rose Music Center. 5:45 p.m. $43-84 ($23.50 seats are sold out).

July 3: “Weird Al” Yankovic

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The undisputed modern champion of musical parody brings The Strings Attached Tour to Fraze Pavilion, Kettering. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performs. 8:30 p.m. $41.50 lawn & terrace in advance, $61.50 side orchestra.

July 6: Springsfest

This Yellow Springs music fest will feature Deerhunter, Amen Dunes, Post Animal, Grapetooth, Chris Cohen and more. John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton St., Yellow Springs. www.springsfestival.com. $45-60.

Photo: Contributing Writer

July 6: Diana Ross

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The legendary R&B singer, who just received the designation of her own day in Los Angeles on March 26, performs at Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $42 lawn & terrace, $67 side orchestra.

July 6: Daughtry

The group capitalized on its frontman’s success on “American Idol” to a Grammy Award-nomination, multi-platinum record sales and full music venues. Rose Music Center. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $36-$68.

Photo: Contributing Writer

July 9: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Richard Marx

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Mix 107.7 SummerFest 21 presents the husband-wife team with special guest Richard Marx. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $37 lawn & terrace and $57 plaza & orchestra in advance.

Photo: Contributing Writer

July 10: Sheryl Crow

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The chart-topping artist, a longtime favorite at Fraze Pavilion, returns to the venue. 7:30 p.m. $45 lawn & terrace, $65 side orchestra in advance.

Photo: Andy Snow

July 11: Duante Beddingfield

The Jazz & Beyond Series presents a concert featuring the local singer and host of “Equinox,” the Monday night jazz program on WYSO-FM (91.3). Dayton Art Institute. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $8 nonmembers, free members.

July 11: Uptown Funk

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The tribute to Bruno Mars performs at Fraze Pavilion, Kettering. 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission in advance.

July 11: Tom Daugherty Orchestra

The Big Band Night Series presents the local group in an outdoor concert. RiverScape MetroPark. 7:30 p.m. Free.

July 11-13: Country Concert ‘19

Kid Rock, Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett will headline the annual country music extravaganza and campout at Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Loramie. Tickets start at $105.

July 12: Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local group presents an evening of live Dixieland jazz at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

July 12: Premium Blend Music

The R&B Hot Summer Music Series presents the Dayton-based group in an outdoor concert. RiverScape MetroPark. 7:30 p.m. Free.

July 13: Jack Russell’s Great White

There are currently two versions of this hard rock band on the road, and this one is led by the group’s original vocalist. JD Legends. 5:30 p.m. $50-$104.31.

July 13: The Right Now

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The pop group performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

July 16: Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

It’s a co-headlining tour with special guest Matt Andersen. Fraze Pavilion. 7 p.m. $47 lawn & terrace in advance, $77 plaza & orchestra.

July 16: Amos Lee and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

Another co-headlining tour pulls into Rose Music Center. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $23.50-$60.

July 17: The Commodores

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The R&B group performs with local openers the Motown Sounds of Touch. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $35 lawn & terrace, $55 orchestra, $60 plaza.

July 28: King’s X

The heavy metal band performs at Turnbuckles and Brews, Dayton. 7 p.m. $25.

July 18: Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The Cincinnati-based Americana act brings its mix of bluegrass, gospel and old-time country to Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

July 19: Sugarland

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The country act, which released its sixth studio album, “Bigger,” in 2018, performs in concert. Rose Music Center. 8 p.m. $23.50-$118.

Photo: Contributing Writer

July 20: Wheels of Soul 2019: Tedeschi Trucks Band 

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The annual tour returns with this year’s special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope. Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $51-$148.

July 20: Paige Beller & Kyleen Downes

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

This double bill features two local singer-songwriters at Levitt Pavilion, Dayton. 7 p.m. Free.

Photo: Contributing Writer

July 20: Charlie Wilson

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The R&B singer, the former lead vocalist for the Gap Band, performs. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $49 lawn & terrace, $69 side orchestra, $79 plaza & center orchestra.

July 21: Brian Culbertson & Average White Band

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The jazz musician and the funk band join forces to a concert at Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $25 lawn & terrace in advance, $45 orchestra.

July 23: Los Lobos and the Mavericks

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The co-headliners perform at Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$53.

July 25: Wynonna & the Big Noise

The former member of the top-selling country act the Judds brings her band to JD Legends, Franklin. 5 p.m. $35-$150.

July 25: The Righteous Brothers and the Temptations

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The co-headliners perform at Rose Music Center, Huber Heights. 7 p.m. $23.50-$71.

Photo: Contributing Writer

July 25: Socks in the Frying Pan

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The Celtic group, a longtime favorite at the Dayton Celtic Festival, returns to town for a concert at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Photo: Denise Truscello

July 26: Air Supply

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The hit-making pop group behind songs such as “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love” and “Even the Nights are Better” performs in concert. Rose Music Center. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $23.50-$52.

Photo: Contributing Writer

July 27: Jake Owen, Gretchen Wilson and Hasting & Co.

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Owen, the country singer behind number one hits like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Alone With You,” headlines K99.1FM’s 30th birthday bash at Fraze Pavilion. 6:30 p.m. $39.25 lawn & terrace, $59.25 plaza and orchestra in advance.

July 30: Sarah McLachlan

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The Canadian singer, who has won two Grammy Awards and four Juno Awards, presents an orchestral concert. Rose Music Center. 8 p.m. $23.50-$83.

🎸AUGUST CONCERTS🎤

Aug. 2: Ernie Johnson From Detroit

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The Cincinnati-based afrobeat group performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 3: Keith Harrison

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local funk musician, a founding member of Faze-O and one-time member of Heatwave and the Dazz Band, performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 3: Bad Company

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Founding members Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke are currently on tour with their British hard rock band and special guest Foghat. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $55 lawn & terrace, $105 orchestra in advance.

Aug. 6: Joe Bonamassa

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The blues-rock guitarist from New Hartford, N.Y., on the road supporting his 2018 album, “Redemption, returns to town for a concert at Fraze Pavilion. 8 p.m. $69-$129.

Photo: HANDOUT

Aug. 6: TESLA

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

WTUE-104.7 (FM) presents the heavy metal group behind the smash 1989 album, “The Great Radio Controversy,” at Rose Music Center, Huber Heights. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $23.50 to $78.

Aug. 7: Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

Two distinct generations of jazz musicians join forces for a co-headlining show at Rose Music Center. 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$78.

Aug. 8: Laney & the Tramps featuring the Queen City Sisters

The Jazz & Beyond Series presents the group in concert. Dayton Art Institute. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $8 nonmembers, free members.

Aug. 8: Vanessa Collier

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The blues singer and saxophonist from Dallas, Texas performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 8: Happy Together Tour

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The Turtles’ annual summer tour with a ’60s flare returns to Fraze Pavilion. 8 p.m. This year’s bill features former Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, the Cowsills, the Buckinghams and the Classic IV. $40 lawn & terrace in advance, $50 side orchestra and $60 plaza & center orchestra.

Photo: Contributing Writer

Aug. 9: Jonny Lang and JJ Grey & Mofro

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The co-headliners perform with guest Marc Broussard at Rose Music Center. 6:30 p.m. $23.50-$50.

Aug. 9: “The Sweet Caroline Tour”

Jay White brings the Neil Diamond tribute to Hobart Arena. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $25-$69.

Photo: Contributing Writer

Aug. 9: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The act behind early ’60s number one pop hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man” in concert. Fraze Pavilion. 8 p.m. $45 lawn & terrace, $75 side orchestra in advance.

Aug. 9-10: Bellwether Music Festival

The second annual music fest on the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival will feature Beach House, Cake, Cold War Kids, Guided by Voices, Twin Shadow, R.Ring and more. Tickets start at $59 with an assortment of single-day and full-weekend ticket packages and camping experiences available. Ohio Renaissance Festival Grounds, 10542 East State Route 73, Waynesville, www.bellwetherfest.com

Aug. 10: Tracey Lawrence

The singer behind number one country singles like “Alibis,” “Sticks and Stones” and “Can’t Break it to My Heart” performs in concert at JD Legends. 5:30 p.m. $75-$125.

Aug. 10: Sharon Lane and the Guilty Pleasures

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local piano-playing singer, aka Mama Blues, shares the stage with the Dayton-based roots rock local outfit at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 10: John Butler Trio

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The Australian guitarist brings his group to Rose Music Center, Huber Heights. 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$49.50.

Aug. 12: An Evening with Foreigner

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The rockers behind classic rock staples like “Feels Like the First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Urgent” performs. Rose Music Center. 8 p.m. $40-$72.

Aug. 14: Stray Cats

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The rockabilly revivalists bring its 40th-anniversary tour. Rose Music Center. 8 p.m. $60-$82.

Photo: Contributing Writer

Aug. 15: House of Hamill

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan bring their Philadelphia-based Celtic duo to Levitt Pavilion, Dayton. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 15: Barry Campbell Big Band with Elaina McCormick

The Big Band Night Series presents the group in an outdoor concert. RiverScape MetroPark. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Aug. 16: The Repeating Arms

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local bluegrass act performs at Levitt Pavilion, Dayton. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 16: Double Vision Revisited

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller with special guests Billy Kilson and Larry Braggs. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $32 lawn & terrace, $42 plaza & orchestra.

Aug. 16: Authorized Personnel

The R&B Hot Summer Music Series presents the local group in an outdoor concert. RiverScape MetroPark. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Aug. 17: Come Together

The local tribute to the Beatles returns to Yellow Cab Tavern for its second rooftop concert. 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. $7 in advance, $10 day of show.

Aug. 17: Parsonsfield

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The five-piece Americana act from Massachusetts performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 17 & 18: Jamey Johnson

The country singer from Enterprise, Ala. is in town for two nights for performances at JD Legends. 5:30 p.m. $34.50-$165.

Aug. 18: Michael & the Rockness Monsters

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

Michael Napolitano brings his New Jersey-based children’s music group to town for a PNC Family Series concert at Levitt Pavilion, Dayton. 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 18: Three Dog Night with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

These legendary acts will team up for this summer’s main concert at the Great Darke County Fair in Greenville. Tickets are $37-40. darkecountyfair.com.

Aug. 21: Get the Led Out: An American Led Zeppelin Experience

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The tribute act performs at Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $20 lawn & terrace, $25 plaza & orchestra.

Aug. 22: Quiana Lynell

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The jazz-blues singer from Tyler, Texas, a Concord Records recording artist, performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 23: Spirit of Freedom

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The six-piece ensemble, part of the USAF Band of Flight, performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 24: Whiskey Myers

The country rock band from Texas performs at JD Legends. 5:30 p.m. $20-$80.

Aug. 24: Moira and Human Cannonball

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The indie bands with local ties perform at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 25: Umphrey’s McGee

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The band, celebrating the new 15th-anniversary edition of the 2004 album, “Anchor Drops,” performs at Fraze Pavilion. 6:30 p.m. $35 general admission in advance.

Aug. 28: JoJo Siwa

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Nickelodeon presents D.R.E.A.M. the Tour. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $39 lawn & terrace, $69 side orchestra and $89 plaza & orchestra in advance.

Aug. 29: Jah Soul

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local powerhouse brings its distinctive mix of funk, disco, reggae and soul to Levitt Pavilion, Dayton. 7 p.m.

Aug. 29: The Kim Kelly Orchestra

The Big Band Night Series closes for the season with an outdoor concert from the local jazz group. RiverScape MetroPark. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 30: Making Movies

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The Kansas City-based psychedelic worldbeat group featuring Cuban-born musicians performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

Aug. 30: Disco Inferno

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Slip into your dancing shoes for an evening of songs by the Bee Gees, Earth, Wind & Fire, KC & the Sunshine Band, ABBA and other acts. Fraze Pavilion. 8 p.m. $5 general admission in advance.

Aug. 31: Tonya Baker

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The Dayton-based psalmist and gospel singer, who has released albums such as “Life in Him” (2003) and “The Live Encounter” (2011) on Kingdom Come Records, performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m.

🎸SEPTEMBER CONCERTS🎤

Sept. 4: Live and Bush

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The ’90s rockers bring a co-headlining tour to Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. Our Lady Peace also performs. $48-$78.

Sept. 5: Eric Jerardi Band

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local blues artist, who went to Muscle Shoals, Ala. to record his latest soul influenced album, “Occupied,” performs at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Sept. 5: Elevation

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The international tribute to U2 plays the Irish rock bands most indelible songs in concert at Fraze Pavilion, Kettering. 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission in advance.

Sept. 6: The Sanae-Braxton Collaborative

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The jazz group, which was part of the inaugural season at Levitt Pavilion, Dayton, in 2018, returns. 7 p.m. Free.

Photo: HANDOUT

Sept. 6: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The annual tour features Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore and Aubrey Logan. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $44 lawn & terrace, $54 side orchestra, $64 plaza & center orchestra.

Photo: Contributing Writer

Sept. 7: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The country blues act from Indiana, which released its ninth full-length, “Poor Until Payday,” in late 2018, returns to town for a concert at Levitt Pavilion. 7 p.m. Free.

Photo: Frazer Harrison
Photo: Stewart Volland

Sept. 7: Rick Springfield’s Best in Show Summer Tour

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights 

1980s music icons are teaming up for an awesome summer tour. Rick Springfield’s Best In Show Summer Tour features Eddie Money and Greg Kihn. Rose Music Center. 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$73.

Sept. 8: The B-52s

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The group behind hits like “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack” perform with special guests OMD and Berlin. Rose Music Center. 7 p.m. $23.50-$73.

Sept. 10: ZZ Top

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The Texas rockers return to town on its 50th-anniversary tour with special guest Cheap Trick. Rose Music Center, Huber Heights. 7 p.m. $58-$113.

Sept. 11: Morrissey

Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

The British singer performs with special guest Interpol. Fraze Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $69 lawn & terrace, $109 side orchestra, $119 center orchestra.

Sept. 15: Gustafer Yellowgold

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

Former Daytonian Morgan Taylor returns to town with his multi-media musical program for kids and their parents for a PNC Family Series program at Levitt Pavilion. 4:30 p.m. Free.

Sept. 21: Noah Wotherspoon

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The local blues artist closes the series of free summer concerts at Levitt Pavilion, Dayton. 7 p.m. Free.

Sept. 26: Ambrosia

Levitt Pavilion, South Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Dayton

The group headlines the first ticketed concert at Levitt Pavilion, Dayton, featuring special guests John Ford Coley and Peter Beckett, the former singer for Player. 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale May 30. Proceeds support the free concerts at Levitt Pavilion.

Sept. 27: REO Speedwagon

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. 

The classic rock act performs in concert at Rose Music Center. 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$78.