Concert announcements

The Ohio Players, Dayton’s famous funk band, will join the legendary O’Jays on stage this summer at Rose Music Center. CONTRIBUTED
The Ohio Players, Dayton’s famous funk band, will join the legendary O’Jays on stage this summer at Rose Music Center. CONTRIBUTED

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

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

Upcoming: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, April 29


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

Upcoming: New Found Glory, April 7; Saved by the 90’s, April 15; Explosions in the Sky, April 25; The Damned 40th Anniversary Tour, April 27; Silversun Pickups, April 28; Testament with Sepultura, April 29

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park North; 937-223-5277

Upcoming: Bob Ross Quartet, April 13


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

Recently announced: Todd Rundgren, May 6; 311, New Politics, The Skints, June 28; My Morning Jacket, Aug. 10

Upcoming: Two Door Cinema Club, April 27; The xx, May 5; Pixies, May 7

Fraze Pavilion

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

Recently announced: Maxwell with Ledisi and Leela James, May 30; George Benson and Kenny G, June 1; Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band, June 23; Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, July 12; Elvis Costello and the Imposters, July 18; Howards Jones, English Beat, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Paul Young, Katrina, Aug. 6; Dave Koz and Larry Graham, Aug. 12; Joe Bonamassa, Aug. 18; Get the Led Out “The American Led Zepplin”, Aug. 24; The Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band, Sept. 9

Hobart Arena

255 Adams St., Troy, 937-339-2911

Upcoming: The Best of John Williams, April 9; Queensryche, May 6

Jerome Schottenstein Center’s Value City Arena

555 Borror Drive, Columbus, 800-273-6201

Upcoming: Brantley Gilbert, April 8; John Mayer, April 12; Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey, April 14; Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Fabolous, April 29

Kuss Auditorium

Clark State Performing Arts Center

300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, 937-328-3874

Upcoming: The Time Jumpers, April 30

Madison Theater

728 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky.; 937-491-2444

Recently announced: Pixies, May 6; Animal Collective, July 30; Tegan and Sara, Aug. 2

Miami University Middletown

Dave Finkelman Auditorium, 4200 N. University Blvd., 513-529-3200

Upcoming: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, April 8; The Wailin’ Jennys, April 22

Nationwide Arena

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

Recently announced: Ed Sheeran, Oct. 3

Newport Music Hall

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

Recently announced: Franz Ferdinand, May 28; BANKS, June 20; The Strumbellas, Nov. 3

Upcoming: GWAR, April 14; The New Pornographers, April 22; Silversun Pickups, April 29

Nutter Center

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, 937-775-4789

Recently announced: Phish, July 18

Upcoming: Journey with Asia, April 4; Time Warp Prom, April 22

PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

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

Recently announced: Dan TDM, June 24; Amos Lee, July 25; Chick Corea Elektric Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Aug. 13; Young the Giant, Sept. 7

Upcoming: Snoop Dogg, Flatbush Zombies, April 27

Riverbend Music Center

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

Recently announced: Jimmy Budget, July 8; Vans Warped Tour featuring CKY, Sick of It All, The Adolescents, Strung Out, Anti-Flag and Hatebreed, July 19; Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows, Sept. 21

Rose Music Center at The Heights

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

Recently announced: Rick Springfield, May 26; Ann Wilson, June 14; The O’Jays with the Ohio Players, June 28; Lifehouse and Switchfoot, July 29

Schuster Center

Second and Main streets, Dayton, 937-228-3630

Upcoming: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, April 18; Celtic Women, April 21

Taft Theatre

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

Recently announced: Herb Alpert, May 2; No BS! Brass, June 14; Lifehouse and Switchfoot, Aug. 16

Upcoming: Ben Folds, May 9

U.S. Bank Arena

100 Broadway, Cincinnati, 513-421-4111

Upcoming: Eric Church, April 22

Victoria Theatre

138 N. Main Street

Upcoming: Lucinda Williams, May 2


The Ohio Players and The O'Jays: These two bands will play the Rose Music Center on June 28. The Ohio Players, creators of such hits as "Love Rollercoaster," "Skin Tight" and "Fire," became a household name in mid-1970s with three consecutive platinum-selling albums (Skin Tight, Fire, Honey). The band also had two certified Gold albums in the United States with Pain (1972) and Contradiction (1976). The Ohio Players have also been among the most covered and sampled groups from rap artists like Snoop Dogg and Puff Daddy to rock acts like Sound Garden and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Originally hailing from Canton, The O'Jays had seven Top 20 singles throughout the 70s, including "Back Stabbers," "Love Train" and "For the Love of Money." Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7 at 7 a.m. from Ticketmaster or from Rose Music Center's website or box office at 1-800-745-3000 and range in cost from $23.50-$71.

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