DEAL: Where to see two rising stars in concert for just $10

Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 12:05 PM

Get a jump start on summer concert season with a $10 ticket deal.

Two of country music’s rising stars will perform in a special event organized by K99.1FM, Miami Valley Gaming and Budweiser to salute men and women who serve.

K99.1FM’s Concert for a Cause starring RaeLynn and Carly Pearce is at 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Miami Valley Gaming Grandstand.

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This is an all-ages show, with 100 percent of the ticket sales going toward Folds of Honor, which provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of our fallen and disabled service members while serving our nation.

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RaeLynn, a contestant on The Voice (Season 2) and Academy of Country Music Award nominee for New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2016, will perform at Miami Valley Gaming on May 22nd. CONTRIBUTED

Fast Facts about RaeLynn:

  • Contestant on The Voice (Season 2)
  • Gold-certified hit “God Made Girls”
  • Academy of Country Music Award nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2016.
  • Hit single “Love Triangle” has sold over 100,000 copies before even reaching the Top 30 on the Country singles chart.
  • Rolling Stone Country’s Best 25 Songs of 2016
  • RaeLynn’s debut album, WildHorse, hit No. 1

Carly Pearce, country singer, will appear at Miami Valley Gaming with RaeLynn on May 22. CONTRIBUTED(Staff Writer)
Fast Facts about Carly Pearce:
  • At the age of 11, she began touring with a small band and by 16 was performing at Dollywood six times a day, five times a week.
  • She appeared on CMT Next Women of Country.
  • She has joined the bill with artists including Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, Eli Young Band, Hunter Hayes and Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars.
  • Her first Top 40 hit, “Wasn’t That Drunk,” is a sultry collaboration with Josh Abbott Band.
  • Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post, Country Living, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, Whiskey Riff and One Country have all named Carly an “Artist to Watch.”

WANT TO GO?

What: K99.1FM’s Concert for a Cause with RaeLynn and Carly Pearce

When: Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m.

Where: Miami Valley Gaming Grandstand, 6000 Ohio 63, Lebanon

Tickets: Tickets are$10 in advance if purchased online. Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets prices go up to $20 the day of the show. Upgrade to a VIP Pass (premium seating and meet and greet passes with both artists) for $50. To purchase VIP passes, call 513-934-7755 from Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kenny Chesney new tour to feature stop at Columbus Crew’s stadium

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:14 AM

Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED
Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED

Country mega-star Kenny Chesney announces a new stadium tour — part of his 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour — that includes a stop at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, home of the Columbus Crew, on June 16, 2018.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m.

The tour kicks off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium and also features Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist and Country Music Association and ACM Single of the Year winner Thomas Rhett (“Die a Happy Man,” “It Goes Like This,” “Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)”), good time band Old Dominion (“Break Up with Him,” “Song for Another Time”) and newcomer Brandon Lay.

Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED

“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says in a news release. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they’re given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can’t wait to see this show hit the road.”

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Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at www.kennychesney.com/events and Ticketmaster. Listen to K99.1FM all next week for the Kenny Chesney Song of the Day and you could win tickets before you can buy them.

What you need to know about this Grammy-winning band before Dayton show

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Living Colour — (left to right) Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid and Will Calhoun — performs at Oddbody s Music Room in Dayton on Saturday, Oct. 21. CONTRIBUTED
Living Colour — (left to right) Doug Wimbish, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid and Will Calhoun — performs at Oddbody s Music Room in Dayton on Saturday, Oct. 21. CONTRIBUTED

For the new album, “Shade,” Living Colour puts a modern spin on the history of the blues. The material includes a handful of blues-rock originals and diverse covers like Robert Johnson’s “Preachin’ Blues” and Notorious BIG’s “Who Shot Ya?”

Corey Glover (vocals), Vernon Reid (guitar), Doug Wimbish (bass) and Will Calhoun (drums), currently on tour supporting “Shade,” perform at Oddbody’s Music Room in Dayton on Saturday, Oct. 21.

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“The blues is part of our lives,” Calhoun said recently. “It was inspired by doing the 100th anniversary of Robert Johnson at the Apollo. We got a standing ovation that night and we didn’t expect that kind of response so we decided to use that song as the impetus to put together a new record.”

“Shade,” released in early September, is the band’s sixth studio album and its first release since 2009’s “The Chair in the Doorway.” While most of the new songs are just the four longtime members of Living Colour, the sessions included a few special guests on organ and horns.

“We wanted to include some friends so we called on some people,” Calhoun said. “When you’re making music, the music dictates what you need. Marc Cary, my friend from D.C., played an organ solo on one song. Corey and Doug go to Jazz Fest every year in New Orleans and they’ve become allies with Big Sam Williams and some of those guys and we sent them a track.

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“A lot of it is compadres coming to the table,” he continued. “Chuck D did some things, some of them made the record and some of them didn’t. We like to work with other people because the magic can happen at any time and then we just keep what works for the project.”

Living Colour performs at Oddbody s Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Living Colour formed in 1984 and released its debut, “Vivid” (1988), which spawned the Grammy-winning hit “Cult of Personality.” The band took a five-year hiatus in 1995 but has been performing and recording since reforming in 2000.

“We perform in usual rock venues but with the climate we have now, it’s important we display the music on different platforms,” Calhoun said. “We’re not a typical rock band. We get into different kinds of covers that make it a really unique live experience. I’m biased because I’m the drummer in the band but that’s what I feel.

“Next year is the 30th anniversary of our first record,” Calhoun added. “We’ll celebrate that with a tour but right now we’re looking forward to coming out and playing the new music.”

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WANT TO GO?

Who: Living Colour

Where: Oddbody’s Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

More info: 937-813-4272 or www.oddbodys.com

Artist info:www.livingcolour.com

Brantley Gilbert coming to the Nutter Center, and here’s how to get your tickets

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Good news, country music fans.

Brantley Gilbert is coming to the Dayton area for a concert on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Wright State University Nutter Center, K99.1FM announced this morning, Monday Oct. 16, on air.

Gilbert is a chart-topping country rocker and songwriter. Hits include “Kick It In the Sticks,” “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,””My Kind of Crazy” and “G.R.I.T.S.”

The The Ones That Like Me Tour will also feature Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips.

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Brantley Gilbert brings his latest tour to the Nutter Center at Wright State University on April 26, 2018. CONTRIBUTED

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Ticket prices will be $59.75, $45, $34.75, $29.75.

Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com and at the Nutter Center box office. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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Published: Monday, October 09, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

MercyMe performs at Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. CONTRIBUTED
Contributing Writer
MercyMe performs at Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Summer’s busy live music season may be behind us, but there’s definitely no shortage of big concerts on the horizon.

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University of Dayton s 2017-2018 ArtsLive Season presents Soriano, known as The Duke of Bachata, in concert in UD’s Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, 300 College Park, Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

1) JOAN SORIANO

The 411: The Dominican musician was 13 when he joined his first professional group and worked as a musician for hire in the studio and on stage before embarking on a solo career.

Local hook: University of Dayton’s 2017-2018 ArtsLive Season presents Soriano, known as The Duke of Bachata, in concert in UD’s Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, 300 College Park, Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Cost: $18. Discounts are available for seniors and University students, faculty, staff and alumni.

More info: 937-229-2787 or https://go.udayton.edu.

Black Violin, the duo of violist Wil B., left, and violinist Kev Marcus fuses classical music with hip-hop when it returns to the Clark State Performing Arts Center for its Classical Boom Tour. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

2) BLACK VIOLIN

The 411: The modern string duo of Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester and Wil Baptiste puts a hip-hop spin on classical music that led to high-profile gigs such as performing at President Obama’s second inauguration.

Local hook: Black Violin returns to the area for a concert at Kuss Auditorium, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

Cost: Tickets start at $29.65.

More info: https://pac.clarkstate.edu.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, who released her debut album, Hometown Girl, 30 years ago, performs at Victoria Theatre in Dayton on Sunday, Oct. 15. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

3) MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

The 411: The award-winning country singer, who was at Fraze Pavilion in June performing in Four Voices alongside Joan Baez and the Indigo Girls, returns to the area on her own fall tour.

Local hook: The Vic150 Music Series presents Carpenter in concert at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

Cost: $39.50-$59.50.

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

MercyMe performs at Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

4) MERCY ME

The 411: The contemporary Christian group from Texas released its ninth studio album, “Lifer,” in March. The band is currently supporting the release on its Lifer Tour with special guests Unspoken and Ryan Stevenson.

Local hook: Mercy performs at Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

Cost: $25-$45.

More info: 937-339-2911 or www.hobartarena.com.

Living Colour performs at Oddbody s Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

5) LIVING COLOUR

The 411: Living Colour first name its name with the Grammy-winning 1988 hit “Cult of Personality” The tenacious rock group is currently on the road supporting, “Shade,” its first studio album in eight years.

Local hook: Living Colour performs at Oddbody’s Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

More info: 937-813-4272 or www.oddbodys.com.

6) SIXTIES SPECTACULAR

The 411: Lovin’ Spoonful headlines the Sixties Spectacular, an oldies package concert that also features artists such as Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Dennis Tufano of the Buckinghams and Bob Miranda of the Happenings.

Local hook: Praia Entertainment Group presents the Sixties Spectacular at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

Cost: $37-$67.

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

The Vic150 Music Series presents Kansas in concert at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

7) KANSAS

The 411: In 2016, Kansas began celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 1976 album, “Leftoverture,” with a lengthy tour. The new album, “Leftoverture Live & Beyond,” will be released on November 3.

Local hook: The Vic150 Music Series presents Kansas in concert at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Cost: $49.50-$95.

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

8) MARK WOOD

The 411: Wood is a man of many talents. The former electric violinist for Trans-Siberian Orchestra is the founder of Wood Violins, an Emmy Award-winning composer and educator.

Local hook: Wood performs with the Fairmont Orchestras at Kettering Middle School auditorium, 3000 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Cost: $12.

More info: 937-499-2647 or www.ketteringmusic.org.

“Doc Severinsen’s 90th Birthday Bash” will kick off the Superpops season on Nov. 17-18. SUBMITTED PHOTO(Staff Writer)

9) DOC SEVERINSEN

The 411: Doc Severinsen was a part of mainstream American consciousness as the music director on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson” from 1967 to 1992. However, he had a successful musical career before and after his long stint on late night television.

Local hook: The celebrated musician joins the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for Doc Severinsen’s 90th Birthday Bash, a SuperPops Series concert at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18.

Cost: $13-$79.

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

10) THE COMMODORES

The 411: The classic R&B group was a mainstay on radio in the 1970s and 1980s with singles like “Three Times a Lady,” “Brick House” and “Easy.” Those songs and other indelible hits keep the band a top concert draw.

Local hook: The Commodores headline KMCF’s 29th Annual Heart to Heart concert at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Cost: TBA.

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.

11) BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO

The 411: Since emerging in the mid-1990s, Mehldau has been one of the most vital jazz pianists of his generation. He continues to work tirelessly whether he is leading his own trio or collaborating with artists such as Joshua Redman and “Prairie Home Companion” host Chris Thile.

Local hook: University of Dayton’s 2017-2018 ArtsLive Season presents Mehldau in concert in UD’s Jesse Philips Humanities Center’s Sears Recital Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Cost: $18. Discounts are available for seniors and University students, faculty, staff and alumni.

More info: 937-229-2787 or https://go.udayton.edu.

Martina McBride will bring her holiday concert tour to Hobart Arena in Troy on Nov. 29, 2017. (Credit: Glynis Carpenter)

12) MARTINA MCBRIDE

The 411: The award-winning country singer is taking a break from concerts promoting her 2016 album, “Reckless,” to focus on holiday music. In late November, she launches The Joy of Christmas Tour, which features original songs, yuletide classics and holiday hymns.

Local hook: McBride brings the tour to Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Cost: $32-$75. VIP packages are available.

More info: 937-339-2911 or www.hobartarena.com.