Even MORE music, local food and fun at third annual Festival on the Hill this weekend

The inaugural, 3-day Festival on the Hill event, held at the Dayton Masonic Center (525 W Riverview Ave), featured "Dayton’s largest happy hour," food and a variety of musical acts, including an AC/DC tribute band, American Idol finalist Alexis Gomez and country music artists John King and Clark Manson. (TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED)
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The inaugural, 3-day Festival on the Hill event, held at the Dayton Masonic Center (525 W Riverview Ave), featured "Dayton’s largest happy hour," food and a variety of musical acts, including an AC/DC tribute band, American Idol finalist Alexis Gomez and country music artists John King and Clark Manson. (TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED)

What better way to celebrate summer than with good music, food and fun?

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This weekend, the third annual Festival On The Hill! takes place June 22-23 at the Dayton Masonic Temple.

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Festival On The Hill! will feature entertainment on a main stage with local favorites as well as national touring and recording artists. Wine, domestic and craft beer will be available for purchase and numerous food vendors will be available.

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The inaugural, 3-day Festival on the Hill event, held at the Dayton Masonic Center (525 W Riverview Ave), featured "Dayton’s largest happy hour," food and a variety of musical acts, including an AC/DC tribute band, American Idol finalist Alexis Gomez and country music artists John King and Clark Manson. (TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED)
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The inaugural, 3-day Festival on the Hill event, held at the Dayton Masonic Center (525 W Riverview Ave), featured "Dayton’s largest happy hour," food and a variety of musical acts, including an AC/DC tribute band, American Idol finalist Alexis Gomez and country music artists John King and Clark Manson. (TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED)

General admission tickets with lawn seating prices are $7 for adults, $5 for active military, law enforcement and first responders. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free with an adult admission. There are also 4-ticket packs available for $20 prior to the event sold at the Dayton Masonic Center Ticket Office. Please note, this is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be made.

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Musical acts include Stranger, The Menus, 33 People, Shadow Life, Eric Jerardi and Vicious Cycle, a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute.

Daytonian of the Week Eric Jerardi is musician, deli owner and wine expert. CONTRIBUTED
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Daytonian of the Week Eric Jerardi is musician, deli owner and wine expert. CONTRIBUTED

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On Saturday, there will also be a Special Olympics benefit run with four stops including Ride 1 Powersports, Buckminn’s D&D Harley Davidson, Sporty’s Trikes & Bikes and finally Festival On The Hill. There is a fee of $10 for one rider or $15 for two to participate. Each rider will receive Saturday admission to the Festival on the Hill as well as assorted “swag” provided by the event sponsors. Proceeds go to benefit Special Olympics Ohio.

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Food vendors include: RKP Vending, Cajun Specialties, Mobile Family Cafe, Southern Sisters, Cork-N-Bottle, Riddle Ribs and Keller Catering. 
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The inaugural, 3-day Festival on the Hill event, held at the Dayton Masonic Center (525 W Riverview Ave), featured "Dayton’s largest happy hour," food and a variety of musical acts, including an AC/DC tribute band, American Idol finalist Alexis Gomez and country music artists John King and Clark Manson. (TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED)
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The inaugural, 3-day Festival on the Hill event, held at the Dayton Masonic Center (525 W Riverview Ave), featured "Dayton’s largest happy hour," food and a variety of musical acts, including an AC/DC tribute band, American Idol finalist Alexis Gomez and country music artists John King and Clark Manson. (TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED)

Want to go?

WHAT: Festival On The Hill!

WHEN: Friday, June 22 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 23 from 3 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: Dayton Masonic Center, 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton

INFO: Website | Call 937-22-9103