What concerts will happen this summer as Butler County venues reopen

Fairfield’s Groovin’ on the Green is the marque concert series in the city. CONTRIBUTED
Fairfield’s Groovin’ on the Green is the marque concert series in the city. CONTRIBUTED

As the summer rolls on in Ohio, more annual attractions are poised to reopen. One of these are the annual outdoor summer concert series in Butler County.

Here’s a rundown of who’s playing where and what to expect as the pandemic response continues.

RiversEdge Amphitheater

This grass venue in Hamilton normally holds free concerts every week during the summer. Due to social distancing requirements, RiversEdge will be operating at reduced capacity for the time being, and tickets much be purchased. Each ticket buys a “square” that can accommodate 2-9 people with lawn chairs. Tickets so far are less than $10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and shows start at 6:30 p.m. The music schedule, consisting of local and regional bands, is as follows:

July 4: Brass Owl (jam rock), Linus Tate, Jordan Wood with Nick Griese

July 9: Scotty Bratcher (rock/country/blues)

July 16: The Commonheart (rock/soul), Magnolia Boulevard, Kristina Murray

July 25: The Ghost of Paul Revere (folk), Aaron Lee Tasjan

July 30: Back in Black: AC/DC Tribute, The Four Horsemen: Metallica Tribute

Aug. 6: Lawrence (soul/pop), Motherfolk

Aug. 27: Southern Avenue (soul/blues), LowDown Brass Band

Sept. 4: Material Girl and The Fame Monster: Madonna and Lady Gaga Tribute

Sept. 11: North 2nd Crew (soul/funk), Dead Centric, Camo

Sept. 19: Signs of Life: American Pink Floyd

Oct. 1: Chicken Wire Temple (progressive bluegrass), The Red Clay Strays

Oct. 8: 90 Proof Twang (Southern rock/country), Dallas Moore, Jim Burns Band

Oct. 17: Face 2 Face: Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel

RiversEdge Amphtheatre is located at 116 Dayton St, Hamilton. For more information, visit www.riversedgelive.com.

Groovin’ On the Green

This annual series at Fairfield’s Village Green Park had to reschedule its June shows, sprinkling them alongside the July and August dates. All shows start at 7 p.m. People are welcome to bring a blanket and some lawn chairs and enjoy live music, craft beer, and food vendors. The music and food schedule are as follows:

July 9: The Everyday People Band (Motown/disco/soul/funk). Food vendor: The Dawghouse, SEA Cuisine, Kona Ice

July 10: The Sly Band (pop/rock/R&B). Food vendor: Donato’s

July 16: The Remains (pop/rock from 1960s-present). Food vendor: The Dawghouse, Patriot Grill

July 23: The Gen X Band (pop/rock/country). Food vendor: Carbonara’s Grill, The Dawghouse

July 24: DV8 (rock from 1980s-present). Food vendor: The Dawghouse, Donato’s

July 30: Aja: A Tribute to the music of Steely Dan. Food vendor: The Dawghouse

Aug. 6: Thunder Bay (classic rock/country/blues/funk). Food vendor: The Dawghouse, Sweets & Meat BBQ

Aug. 7: 90 Proof Twang (Southern rock/country). Food vendor: The Dawghouse, Donato’s

Aug. 13: Forever Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute). Food vendor: The Dawghouse

Aug. 20: Toby Lee & Mustang Sally (rock/country). Food vendor: The Dawghouse, Sweets & Meats BBQ, Mexi Q, Graeter’s Ice Cream

Aug. 21: Amy Sailor Band (country). Food vendor: Donato’s

Aug. 28: Brother Smith (country/funk/soul). Food vendor: Donato’s

Sept. 3: Second Wind (rock/soul). Food vendor: The Dawghouse, Rock N Rolls, Kona Ice

Sept. 10: The Stagger Lee Band (country/rock). Food vendor: Carbonara’s Grill, The Dawghouse, Taste of Mexico

Village Green Park is located at 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield. For more information, visit www.fairfield-city.org.

Hump Day Concert Series

Normally staged in West Chester’s Voice of America MetroPark every Wednesday throughout the summer, the Hump Day Concert Series will not resume until August. The music lineup is TBA. For more information, visit www.yourmetroparks.net.