Here are 10 things to do in the Greater Cincinnati area this week:
Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Buddy Guy is a legendary blues guitarist who played with Muddy Waters and influenced Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and John Mayer, among others. His last release was 2018’s “The Blues Is Alive and Well.” Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a blues rock guitarist best known for his 1998 hit, “Blue On Black.” He released his ninth album, “The Traveler,” last month. See them at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati on June 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23.50-$73. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
Frank Caliendo is a stand-up comedian well known for his celebrity impressions, from Jerry Seinfeld to John Madden to our current president. See him at the Funny Bone at Liberty Center, 7518 Bales St., A-120, Liberty Twp., on June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-$60. For more information, call 513-779-5233 or visit www.liberty.funnybone.com.
Young the Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums
Young the Giant is a chart-topping alt-rock band who has released four albums since 2010, the latest being “Mirror Master” last year. Fitz and the Tantrums is the pop band who imposed their song, “Handclap,” on baseball stadiums everywhere. See them at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati on June 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23.50-$49.50. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
The Prince Experience
The Milwaukee-based singer/musician, Gabriel Sanchez, has been fronting this Prince tribute band since 2002. After Moonbeau and Papa Gora warm up the crowd, the Prince Experience will bring on the purple rain at RiversEdge Amphitheater, 116 Dayton St., Hamilton, on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, visit www.riversedgelive.com.
This popular country singer has released four albums, the latest being 2017’s “The Devil Don’t Sleep.” He released a new song, “Not Like Us,” in April. Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell will open. See them at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on June 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $33.25-$63.25. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
“Shrek: The Musical”
Enjoy a dinner buffet and this stage version of the 2003 hit film about an ogre who finds himself on a life-changing journey. The show will feature all your favorite characters (like Donkey) and some all-new songs. Check it out at Lacomedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, on June 20-July 5. Tickets are $30-$75. For more information and times, call 800-677-9505 or visit www.lacomedia.com.
Taps, Tastes & Tunes
This West Chester summer festival features local food, brews, and cocktails and lots of live entertainment. Check it out on the Streets of West Chester, 9448A Waterfront Drive, West Chester, on June 21-23. Fest hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission cost. For more information, visit the Taps, Tastes & Tunes Facebook page.
Great American Campout
This Metropark campout includes marshmallow roasting, stargazing, and a guided evening hike. You can either spend the night at a campsite or just come for the fun and go home. Check it out at Governor Bebb MetroPark, 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana, on June 22. Activities run from 7-11 p.m. Campsite rental is $16 (without electric) and $25 (with electric). Non-camping admission is $3. For more information, call 513-867-5835 or visit www.yourmetroparks.net.
Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival
Our hometown pride parade and festival is celebrating its 46th anniversary. The parade will begin at 7th Street and Central Avenue downtown and end at Sawyer Point. After the parade is a festival featuring food, drinks, vendors, a family fun zone, and live entertainment. Check it out at Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, on June 22. The parade begins at 11 a.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, visit www.cincinnatipride.org.
Tim Allen, star of the popular sitcoms “Home Improvement” and “Last Man Standing” and four “Toy Story” films, will return to his stand-up roots at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on June 22 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50-$125. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
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