A few concerts, comedy events to have on your radar now

The upcoming concert calendar features big names like Rufus Wainwright, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Darwin Hobbs and the classic-rock band, Kansas. Whether you prefer rock, folk, blues, gospel or a bit of clean comedy from Comedian Dan St. Paul, there’s something for everyone in the region to enjoy.

Monday Night Music at Miami Hamilton Downtown on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. will feature The Pineridge Partners. Audiences will enjoy an array of Appalachian music, from square dances to duets. Free admission. Miami Hamilton Downtown is located at 221 High St. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/muhdowntown.

Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin will come together in concert at Cincinnati's Taft Theatre on Tuesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Taft Theatre is located at 317 E. Fifth St. in downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $29.50 and up (plus applicable fees.) For tickets and more details, go to www.tafttheatre.org.

Kansas will be in concert on Wednesday, March 21 at Victoria Theatre in Dayton at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50.50 (plus applicable fees.) With a career spanning more than four decades, Kansas is one of America's iconic classic-rock bands. Its hits include "Carry on Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind" and many more. Victoria Theatre is located at 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton. For details and ticket information, go to www.victoriatheatre.com. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

Join Pastor John W. Stevenson, Heirs Vocal Group, the Lion of Judah dancers, and a live band, along with special guest Darwin Hobbs for A Night of Praise on Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fitton Center. The evening will feature inspiring song and dance, and showcase a mix of genres from contemporary, jazz to gospel music. Cost is $25 for Fitton Center members and $30 for non-members. The Fitton Center is at 101 S. Monument Ave. in Hamilton. For details, go to www.fittoncenter.org, or call (513) 863-8873.

Live-music lovers won't want to miss The Dizzy Gillespie Centennial as the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with a big band concert at the Sorg Opera House. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, in an intimate, theater setting. Tickets are $20. Sorg Opera House is located at 63 S. Main St. in Middletown. Visit www.sorgoperahouse.org for more information.

Comedian Dan St. Paul will bring "What's Funny After 50?" to the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. St. Paul has appeared on NBC, ABC, FOX, Comedy Central, A&E, VH-1, and opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and many more, Tickets range from $15-$18. The Fairfield Community Arts Center is located at 411 Wessel Drive in Fairfield. Go to www.Fairfield-City.org/Tickets to purchase tickets and for more information.

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