SUMMER FUN GUIDE: Free concerts in Butler County

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Members of the crowd dance along as The Menus perform during the Broad Street Bash last year in Middletown. The Menus will take the stage again June 13. 
Members of the crowd dance along as The Menus perform during the Broad Street Bash last year in Middletown. The Menus will take the stage again June 13. (NICK GRAHAM/STAFF)

Summer concert series are a great way to enjoy the warm weather and to spend a night out with friends and family.

Here are a few to check out in Butler County:


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Broad Street Bash runs every other week on Wednesdays. Concerts will be held in Governor’s Square Park at the intersection of Broad Street and Central Avenue in Middletown from 5 to 10 p.m. Details: www.LongLiveTheBash.com and the Broad Street Bash Facebook page. Admission is free.

MORE: Middletown’s Broad Street Bash welcomes back favorites, features new bands. Get the complete lineup here.

Takin’ It To the Streets features music in the streets of downtown Middletown on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. at 6 South Broad Street at Reynolds Street in the city lot. Free. Check it out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/takinittothestreetsmiddletown

RiversEdge Amphitheater in Hamilton. (GREG LYNCH/STAFF)


RiversEdge Concert Series has grown to be a popular destination on Thursday nights during the summer. On concert nights, doors open at 5:30 p.m.; first set 6:30 p.m. and second set 8:30 p.m. RiversEdge Amphitheater in Marcum Park is located at 116 Dayton St. in downtown Hamilton. Admission is free. Go to www.riversedgelive.com and www.facebook.com/HamiltonRiversEdge for the complete lineup.

MORE: The complete lineup of summer concerts along the river in Hamilton

The Takeover entertains every Thursday night at The Square @ Union Centre in West Chester Twp. (GREG LYNCH / STAFF)


The Takeover will be happening every Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Square @ Union Centre. The concert series will run each week through Aug. 30. Free. More details at www.WestChesterOH.org

MORE: Local ‘American Idol’ contestant among performers at The Takeover

Concert Series at Keehner Park, Keehner Park Amphitheatre, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester, Saturdays, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. For a schedule, go to www.WestChesterOH.org.

MORE: Blues, Big Band, steel drums: There’s something for everyone at concert series in West Chester

Hump Day Concert Series every Wednesday at the Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., free, through Aug. 22. More details at www.yourmetroparks.net

Groovin’ on the Green at Village Green in Fairfield features musical entertainment every Thursday through the summer. (FILE PHOTO)


Groovin’ on the Green will be presented on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 6. (There will not be a concert on Thursday, July 5 due to the Red, White & Kaboom celebration on Tuesday, July 3.) More details on this free concert series at www.fairfield-city.org.

Fourth Friday on the Green, a new concert series, features free music at the end of June, July and August with Fairfield brewery Swine City.  Beer is $6 for a 16-ounce city-branded cup. 

Bands include Moment 44 on June 22, See You in the Funnies on July 27 and Adelee & Gentry on Aug. 24. Concerts will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and craft beer sales will start when food trucks open at 6:30 p.m.

MORE: Beer sales coming to new Fairfield Village Green concert series

Blues & BBQ at Huffman Park in Fairfield is a four-concert series that features the blues on the second Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. Huffman Park is located at 2100 John Gray Road. Free. Visit www.fairfield-city.org.


Liberty Center Summer Concert series is underway on Wednesday nights through Aug. 29 On The Square at 7100 Foundry Row from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. For a schedule, go to www.liberty-center.com/summer-concert-series.


Uptown Oxford Concert Series features music every Thursday night during the summer from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. through Aug. 31 at Uptown Park. 4 North Main Street, Oxford. Free. Visit www.enjoyoxford.org.