How you might be able to score FREE tickets to this Rose Music Center show next week

The Wallflowers
The Wallflowers

The Wallflowers and Better Than Ezra will co-headline a summer concert at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

And if you live in Huber Heights, you can go for free.

The City of Huber Heights is offering its residents complimentary tickets for The Wallflowers and Better Than Ezra concert at Rose Music Center on Wednesday, August 9th.

Residents will have access to two free tickets to The Wallflowers and Better Than Ezra concert.

Complimentary tickets must be claimed this weekend during set hours and can be obtained by bringing a driver’s license with a valid Huber Heights address to the venue box office between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets can also be purchased at and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.

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The Wallflowers formed in 1989, and in 1992 released their classic self-titled debut album, featuring “Asleep at the Wheel.” Then 1996’s “Bringing Down the Horse” went quadruple platinum and earned two Grammys.

The Wallflowers went on to release three more records between 2000 and 2005.

The band took a long hiatus over the years to pursue other projects. The current Wallflowers lineup includes original members: keyboardist Rami Jaffee, who has spent the past several years recording and touring with The Foo Fighters, garnishing a few more Grammys as well as continuing his regular session work (with the most notable sessions for Kris Kristofferson and Lucinda Williams), bass player Greg Richling who has been busy producing many records in the U.S. and abroad, including platinum selling material from Norway’s most successful rock band BIGBANG, and Jakob Dylan, who debuted a pair of solo albums, 2008’s “Seein’ Things” and 2010’s “Women and Country.”

Joining original members is longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis who has been keeping busy during hiatus working with Chris Isaak, Lucinda Williams and Sara Bareilles; and new drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam) who has put out several highly respected solo albums in recent years.

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Better than Ezra
Better than Ezra


The band had been selling out venues across the country since forming at Louisiana State University in 1988, where the band started touring on the Southern college circuit.

After self-releasing their first album Deluxe in 1993, major record labels expressed an interest in the band. But it wasn’t until after two years of touring that Better Than Ezra signed with Elektra Records. Elektra rereleased Deluxe and its single “Good” which reached the No. 1 position on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart driving the album sales to platinum status.

The band quickly became a staple in the ‘90s pop/rock scene immediately releasing two new albums within three years of being signed. “Friction, Baby,” released in 1996, and “How Does Your Garden Grow?” in 1998 produced hits “Desperately Wanting,” “King of New Orleans,” and “At the Stars.”

In 2001, Better Than Ezra released the critically acclaimed Closer, followed by Before the Robots in 2005. The latter featured the hit “Juicy,” licensed by several commercials and brands, was also featured in the promotional advertisements for the former TV series “Desperate Housewives.”

In early 2009, longtime drummer Travis McNabb joined country supergroup Sugarland.

McNabb was replaced by drummer Michael Jerome as the band announced their seventh studio album Paper Empire that was released in May 2009. This album reached the Top 10 albums on iTunes, with hits like “Absolutely Still” and “Just One Day.” The group followed Paper Empire with their eighth full length album “All Together Now” in September 2014.

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