“The West Chester Concert Series is one of those things that becomes a family routine. We have so many people that come to Keehner Park in the summer, and it is part of their weekly schedule. It’s what they do. They bring their dinner. As long as the weather’s good, they are going to be there,” Wilson said.
Concerts will begin at 7 p.m. each week at the Keehner Park Amphitheatre stage. The summer-long concert series will showcase popular acts such as the Miami University Steel Drum Band, Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band, Shut Up & Drive and others. The West Chester Symphony Orchestra will also perform twice this summer, including at a community ice cream social at the park on July 1.
“The bands that we select for the West Chester Concert Series at Keehner Park represent a wider range of genres of music,” Wilson said.
Keehner Park is situated on over 120 acres. In addition to the amphitheatre, there are playgrounds at Keehner Park as well as baseball fields, tennis courts and basketball courts.
“The real hidden jewel in the whole park are the creekside trails that go through Keehner Park. … It’s something a lot of people don’t realize is available to them,” Wilson said.
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How to go
What: West Chester Concert Series
Where: Keehner Park, Keehner Park Amphitheatre, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester
When: 7-9 p.m. Saturdays
More info: For a complete schedule, go to www.WestChesterOH.org. Guests may bring chairs. Picnics are welcome. Alcohol is not permitted.
2017 West Chester Concert Series at Keehner Park
Saturday, June 3: BlueStone Ivory
Saturday, June 10: Mad River Railroad
Saturday, June 17: Stagger Lee Band
Saturday, June 24: Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band
Saturday, July 8: Fillmore Brass Band
Saturday, July 15: Miami University Steel Drum Band
Saturday, July 22: Bob Gray Orchestra
Saturday, July 29: Reload
Saturday, Aug. 5: Shut Up & Drive
Saturday, Aug. 12: Big Trouble Blues Band
Saturday, Aug. 19: No concert — Shakespeare in the Park
Saturday, Aug. 26: Naz Jazz
Monday, Sept. 4: West Chester Symphony Orchestra