JUST ANNOUNCED: Here are the headliners for Country Concert ‘18 and how to grab your tickets

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 11:13 AM

Thousands attended the annual Country Music Festival in Fort Loramie on July 7th, 8th, and 9th
David Moodie
Thousands attended the annual Country Music Festival in Fort Loramie on July 7th, 8th, and 9th(David Moodie)

It might be months away, but there is major news about Country Councert 2018 

The top acts for the country festival in Fort Loramie and presented by K99.1FM have been announced.

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The concert is planned for July 5, 6 and 7.  Tickets go on sale Nov. 20

Additional details will be announced soon, according to Country Concert’s website. 

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K99.1 FM. is a Cox Media Group Ohio company. 

Here are the headliners: 

ERIC CHURCH 

Country singer Eric Church(HANDOUT)

 

BRAD PAISLEY 

BRAD PAISLEY(TIME, INC)

TOBY KEITH 

COLE SWINDELL 

Archived photo of Cole Swindell. CONTRIBUTED

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.

BIG Big Apple talent headed to Yellow Springs for concert this weekend

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 5:57 PM

The Calidore String Quartet captured the 2013 Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles sponsored by Chamber Music in Yellow Springs and will return to open the 34th season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave. CONTRIBUTED
The Calidore String Quartet captured the 2013 Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles sponsored by Chamber Music in Yellow Springs and will return to open the 34th season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave. CONTRIBUTED

YELLOW SPRINGS – A bite of Big Apple talent will be at the core of the first concert of the season for Chamber Music in Yellow Springs.

The Calidore String Quartet captured the 2013 Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles sponsored by Chamber Music in Yellow Springs and will return to open the 34th season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave.

The Quartet hardly rested on that accolade, coming off winning the inaugural International M Prize, the world’s largest prize for chamber music, in 2016, and is currently in residence at New York’s Lincoln Center.

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The set list will include Haydn’s “Quartet in D major, Opus 64, No. 5, ‘The Lark’”; Janacek’s “Quartet No. 1, ‘Kreutzer’”; and Beethoven’s “Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 127.”

“This will be the first opportunity for local audiences to hear the latter in the 34-year history of Chamber Music in Yellow Springs,” said Celia Diamond, the group’s publicity chair.

The Calidore String Quartet won’t finish there. On Monday, the group will do an outreach program at Yellow Springs’ Mills Lawn Elementary School. Diamond said the goal is to promote music learning and help build the future classical music audience.

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The evening will begin with the preconcert lecture led by Wright State University Professor Emeritus Chuck Larkowski at 6:45 p.m.

Chamber Music in Yellow Springs’ 2017-2018 season will include four concerts including Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet on Oct. 29, the Bennewitz String Quartet from the Czech Republic on Feb. 11 and the Brazilian String Quartet on March 25.

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The season will conclude with the 33rd Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles on April 29.

Tickets cost $25 per concert for adults and $7 for full-time students (with ID) online in advance or at the door.

Season tickets cost $100 for adults and $25 for students.

WANT TO GO?

What: The Calidore String Quartet

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs

When: Sunday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Adults $25; students $7

More info: 937-374-8800 or go to www.cmys.org