Trace Adkins returning to Dayton for summer concert

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

Trace Adkins performs at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Saturday, July 16, 2011. STAFF FILE PHOTO
Trace Adkins performs at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Saturday, July 16, 2011. STAFF FILE PHOTO

Great news for country music fans.

Trace Adkins returns to Dayton this summer for a concert at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Friday, July 7.

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Adkins has had over 11 million in album sales, three Grammy nominations, and dozens of major motion pictures and television credits to his name, Trace Adkins always has something going on. The tour will support Something’s Going On – his 12th studio album – scheduled for release on March 31.

Trace Adkins performs during CRS 2017 Day 1 on February 22, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CRS)

The show will feature support by Parmalee and Jordan Rager.

Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning 11 a.m. Friday, March 24 at www.Ticketmaster.comwww.Rosemusiccenter.com, and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Country rock revival tour with Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels band, more headed to town

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

The Southern Uprising Tour, a southern rock revival starring Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and the Outlaws, is headed to town.

The tour will make a stop at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering on Saturday, July 28, 2018, the music venue just announced. The show will begin at 5 p.m.

Tickets will range from $40-$65 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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The Charlie Daniels Band along with The Marshall Tucker Band will perform Saturday at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Larry Busacca / Getty Images

HOW TO GET TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online at www.fraze.com or www.etix.com or by phone at 1-800-514-3849.

Tickets also can be purchased at the Fraze FanFare Store  located inside Town & Country Shopping Center, 424 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. It is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Country superstar Alan Jackson is headed to town and here’s how to grab tickets

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour adds more miles and rolls into 2018 with a stop at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, OH on Friday, March 16! Tickets go on sale Friday, December 15 at 12:00 PM (ET). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KRISTY BELCHER
Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour adds more miles and rolls into 2018 with a stop at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, OH on Friday, March 16! Tickets go on sale Friday, December 15 at 12:00 PM (ET). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KRISTY BELCHER

Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour has added a stop at the Wright State University Nutter Center on Friday, March 16.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 15 at noon. Ticket prices and information are available at Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000, Wright State University Nutter Center Box Office and by visiting alanjackson.com/tour. VIP packages will be available.

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Some of Jackson’s hits include “Here in The Real World”…signature songs such as “Chattahoochee,” “Drive” and “Gone Country,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time.”

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Jackson’s concert announcement comes on the heels of his 2017 induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

He has been named CMA Entertainer of the Year three times, has more than 25 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a 2016 Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years. 

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He has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles – registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards – including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. 

No need to wait for Celtic Festival for some Celtic music and dance

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Singer Colleen Raney joins special guests Dulahan and the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance for An Evening of Celtic Music and Dance in Centennial Hall at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton on Sunday, Dec. 10. CONTRIBUTED
Singer Colleen Raney joins special guests Dulahan and the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance for An Evening of Celtic Music and Dance in Centennial Hall at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton on Sunday, Dec. 10. CONTRIBUTED

You can see Irish music in some area pub pretty much every week, but Dayton doesn’t get many big Celtic music concerts since Cityfolk shut down in late 2013. However, according to show promoter Sunni Skies, there is still an audience for them.

An Evening of Celtic Music and Dance is happening in Centennial Hall at Dayton’s Stivers School for the Arts on Sunday, Dec. 10. The concert, a benefit for We Care Arts, features headliner Colleen Raney with special guests Dulahan and the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance.

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Skies recently discussed the event.

Booking shows is not an easy task. What keeps you working as a concert promoter?

“I just like it. It’s fun for me except when it gets close to the date and I’m worried about breaking even. The last event I did everybody kept saying, ‘Dayton is a last-minute town, Sunni, don’t worry. It will be fine.’ I had a lot of tickets left with two weeks to go and then as it got closer, I sold 70 tickets over two days and it ended up selling out. That shocked me. I don’t expect to sell out this time because it’s a much larger venue.”

Speaking of the venue, what made you choose Stivers’ Centennial Hall?

“I was looking for a venue that held 300 people because I thought that was manageable for me. There were some other ones that size but they were really expensive. Stivers has two huge theaters and this is like twice the capacity but it is set up for live concerts. They have sound, lights, a backstage and other things I didn’t have at my disposal last year. I had to pay for all the equipment to come in. The theater is beautiful and it’s set up perfectly. It’s centrally located. They have a dressing room and a loading dock, so it’s nice not to have to worry about figuring that out.”

How did you end up getting Colleen Raney for this show?

“I was originally looking to book Cathy Ryan again, but it didn’t work out on her end. I started looking around on the web to see what other Celtic acts might be doing a Christmas tour. I wanted somebody with a really pretty singing voice like Cathy but all of them were way out of my price range. I happened upon Colleen Raney on YouTube and she has a really pretty voice. I did a little investigating and contacted her. She lives in Portland, Maine, and has never been to Dayton so we were able to work out a deal.”

What do you know about Colleen?

“She grew up in Portland, Ore., with Irish music and dance so it has been instilled in her. I’m really excited about the show. Tickets are available in advance but we’ll also have them at the door, too.”

Is this a Christmas show?

“No, but there will probably be some holiday songs that night. That’s why I decided to put it together as a Celtic program. Since she hasn’t been to town before I thought I’d make it a variety of Celtic performances. I’ve got the local band Dulahan, who has a real strong following here. I’ve worked with them before and they’re a great band. Then, I also have the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance, who I’ve also worked with before. It’s going to be a great show and I scheduled for a Sunday so I can start it earlier without making it hard for people to get there because of work and other things. There are three performers so if we start it at 7 o’clock it will have a family atmosphere and it won’t be a late night.”

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Why Celtic music?

“At some point I’ll branch out to other styles of music but because I’m new at this it seems like more of a sure bet than other ones that doesn’t have as much interest. Celtic music is so big here, and I love it, of course.”

What appeals to you about We Care Arts, the beneficiary of this concert?

“I just love the whole concept of what they do. It’s a very good fit. We worked with them last year and I was able to give them quite a chunk of cash, which I was very happy about. I’m excited to partner with them again this year.”

WANT TO GO?

What: An Evening of Celtic Music and Dance featuring Colleen Raney with special guests Dulahan and the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance

Where: Stivers School for the Arts, Centennial Hall, 1313 E. Fifth St., Dayton

When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10

Cost: $25. Proceeds benefit We Care Arts

More info: 937-829-4620

Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to town — and here’s how to get your tickets

Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

The famous actor-comedy duo Steve Martin and Martin Short are headed to Huber Heights to appear at Rose Music Center for one night only on Saturday, May 26, 2018, and at PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The show, "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," will include stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.

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Martin Short and Steve Martin perform the Fox Theatre April 24.(Getty Images)

Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec.  8 at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Rosemusiccenter.com. 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. All events rain or shine. 

Tickets for the Cincinnati show will go on sale to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.PNCPavilion.com. 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. All events rain or shine.

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Steve Martin and Martin Short to perform at PNC Pavilion(Michelle Fong)

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

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Steve Martin has won an Academy Award®, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy® Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics, including “The Jerk,”” Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” “Roxanne,” “Parenthood,” “L.A. Story” and “Father of the Bride.”

As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel “An Object of Beauty,” the play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a collection of comic pieces “Pure Drivel,” a best-selling novella “Shopgirl” and his memoir “Born Standing Up.”

His latest play, “Meteor Shower,” will premiere on Broadway this Nov. 29th in a production starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony winner Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. 

Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album, “Love Has Come For You,” a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. “Love Has Come For You” won a Grammy for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired their musical “Bright Star.”

Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, “So Familiar,” was released on Rounder Records and featured 12 remarkable songs that bought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their newest collaboration, “The Long-Awaited Album,” on Rounder Records. 

Martin Short speaks at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)(Paul A. Hebert)

Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy “Innerspace,” “Three Amigos” and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the “Father of the Bride” series.

He has appeared in Broadway productions including his 2006 revue “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me” and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s “Little Me.”

Short has earned two Emmy Awards for his writing in SCTV Network 90, as well as his involvement in the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks. He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including “Damages,” “Primetime Glick,” “Merlin” and “SCTV Network 90.” Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show “Maya & Marty.”