One of the most celebrated Art festivals in the area, Art on the Commons is a juried display and sale of fine arts and crafts featuring artists from Ohio and surrounding states.
The first-ever Hopewell Music Festival will take place on Saturday, August 17th at Fulton Farms in Troy, OH at their new venue next to Lost Creek. The festival will be headlined by international act, the Allman Betts Band. Also featured is American Idol star, Alexis Gomez, blues rocker RJ Howson, J Edwards and many more incredible entertainers.
Located along the Great Miami River, nestled in the woods along Lost Creek, the Hopewell music venue is designed around the same natural land features the Hopewell Indians enjoyed over 1500 years ago. “It’s our vision to preserve what is left of “The Hopewell Tradition” and share it with the local community,” states founder, Joshua David Fulton.
Visitors will find a variety of beer and wine sponsored by Sweetwater Brewing Co. Additionally, festival goers can enjoy and array of food options along with an assortment of art vendors.
The concert will take place from Noon to 11 p.m. on August 17th. Tickets are available for purchase at $40 pre-sale and $50 at the gate. VIP tickets are $85 pre-sale and $110 at the gate. VIP ticket holders will be treated to a reserved area in front of the main stage with an elevated view, as well as access to the tent area with a private bar, snacks and facilities. VIPs can skip the lines for food and drinks by utilizing a private walking trail along scenic Lost Creek to the vending area.
Parking will be in the hay field just past the entrance by the Hopewell Music Festival Sign. Organizers ask that you leave all pets at home. Coolers will not be permitted in the venue. Consider bringing a blanket or outdoor chair for your comfort.
Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. For tickets and additional information, please visit www.hopewellmusicfestival.com.
Canoegrass is returning for its 7th year in 2019! Our new home was a huge hit in 2018 and we are stoked to build on the positive energy at MastersOutdoor Retreat. This private property near Sidney, OH offers something for everyone. Our signature water scene stays alive on this 11 acre property. It features a 2 acre pond, lake zipline, blob, sand volleyball court and playground. It is conveniently located 45 miles north of Dayton, OH. Just minutes west of Interstate 75 in Houston, OH.
Canoegrass is a playing in the water, laughing with friends kind of bluegrass festival and campout.
This isn’t your ordinary festival . It is a backyard party where you get wet, wild, stomp your feet and splash your friends all weekend long.
Bring a friend, a cooler, camp and join our annual summertime reunion at Masters Outdoor Retreat.
The GRAMMY Museum® announced today the promotion of Michael Sticka to President of the GRAMMY Museum, with a contract that extends through 2022. As President, Sticka will continue to lead the Museum’s growth and sustainability strategy as an independent nonprofit arts organization and oversee all aspects of Museum operations, including curatorial, development, marketing, grants and awards, public and education programs, and more.
Sticka, who graduated from Carroll and got his bachelors degree in Economics fro the University of Dayton, joined the Recording Academy in March 2014 and this executive announcement comes after a year of significant growth for the GRAMMY Museum under his leadership.
“Under Michael’s leadership and guidance, the GRAMMY Museum has not only secured substantial new investments from the Recording Academy and The Latin Recording Academy, but has also seen a tremendous increase in visitors, revenue from attendance, merchandise and event sales, and more,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Chair of the Board of Directors of the GRAMMY Museum. “The Museum’s growth and path towards cementing its status as ‘the’ steward and place where Music Has A Home, as well as its future financial and business well-being is reflective of and a testament to Michael’s strategic vision, impressive operational skills, and exceptional leadership.”
Sticka was critical in overseeing the Museum’s integration with the GRAMMY Foundation in 2017, where he successfully designed and oversaw a strategic planning process to evaluate and strategize for the future of the GRAMMY Foundation and GRAMMY Museum as a combined entity. After becoming Executive Director, Sticka also created the Museum’s Community Engagement Department. The department, in turn, strengthened the impact the Museum has within the community through family-friendly music education programming, ensured Museum representation within community groups, and continued to build the Museum’s university affiliate program. The department has also seen great success with programs such as “Sensory Saturdays,” LGBTQ panels, and women in music panels.
While in Dayton, Sticka was the founding Executive Director of The Zoot Theatre Company and was Vice Chair of the Xenia Planning and Zoning Commission.
Over the next few weeks, teachers, first responders and healthcare professionals will have days they can go to Kings Island without having to purchase an admission ticket to celebrate the park’s “Community Appreciation Days” in August.
Teacher Appreciation Weekend
To celebrate the start of a new school year, Kings Island is offering free admission to educators August 2-4.
Educators who qualify for the free admission ticket include teachers, faculty and staff. A valid school employee ID, or a valid teaching license with a photo ID, must be presented at Kings Island to take advantage of this offer.
First Responders Days
Kings Island is honoring those who protect our community August 9-11 by offering free admission to all active fire, police and safety personnel.
A valid fire and police photo ID must be presented at Kings Island to take advantage of the public safety appreciation offer. Fire and police badges and identification cards are accepted only if accompanied by a photo ID. As all ID must reference specific fire or police duty, government-only issued IDs will not be accepted.
Fire, police and safety personnel who quality for free admission include firefighters, EMTs, uniformed police officers, state troopers, border patrol agents, investigators, evidence technicians, firearms examiners, crime lab technicians, 911 dispatchers, correction officers, hand writing examiners, intelligence analysts and investigative assistants.
Healthcare Professionals Days
Kings Island is honoring those who work in the healthcare industry by offering free admission to healthcare professionals August 16-18.
Any guest who presents a valid medical I.D. card, medical license or certificate in conjunction with a state-issued photo I.D. will qualify for free admission during Healthcare Appreciation Days.
Family and friends of teachers, first responders and healthcare professionals can purchase tickets online at the lowest price of the season.
The leaders of some of Dayton’s Legendary Funk Bands have joined efforts with Planned2Give, a non-profit fundraising organization, to raise funds to help the survivors of the recent tornados in their recovery process.
#937- Live, Legends for Relief is a benefit concert with some of Dayton’s top, platinum selling recording artists. The Ohio Players, The Original Lakeside, Zapp, and special guest Steve Arrington, among others, have graciously donated their time and talents to create this special performance in order to help in the recovery process of the Miami Valley’s affected areas. The concert will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, Ohio. This effort is the vision of The Original Lakeside’s senior member, Stephen Shockley, and his wife, Brenda Lutz. Stephen Shockley said, “Sitting in the dark after the tornados, Brenda and I lit some candles waiting for power to be restored. When the power was restored, we turned on the television and saw Sinbad, the comedian, at the Arena in Trotwood participating in tornado relief work. I thought back to all of the shows we had done in the past, I turned to Brenda and said, ‘NOW IS THE TIME!’ Now’s the time for all these bands to come together to do a benefit concert for Dayton. We can do this!”
This concert is especially unique because of its historic nature. These bands that helped form a genre of music and put Dayton on the map as “The Land of Funk,” have never been on one stage together in Dayton. Shockley shared, “I’ve been in concerts a long time and felt like I could reach out and put all of the famous bands from Dayton together and finally do a concert for Dayton. We are all friends, but we have never all played together in Dayton, on the same stage, at the same time! We felt like it would be a historic concert for a spectacular cause, and when Brenda and I started reaching out, the response was so great that we were energized to go forward.”These Legendary Funk bands’ music has stood the test of time and has regularly been sampled by contemporary artists. Songs like The Ohio Players’ Love Rollercoster and Fire, Lakeside’s Fantastic Voyage and Zapp’s More Bounce to the Ounce, and many other songs, are recognized as the Dayton Funk Sound that had a major impact on the national funk music genre.
The money raised from the concert will be donated to the Dayton Foundation’s Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund. This concert is made possible by all of our partners and sponsors of the event. The support of the community will make this night a success for the Miami Valley region and those affected by the tornados.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM
The 180TH Greene County Fair ‘A Fair for All Seasons’ is in full swing now through Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road. Xenia, OH. Today is Military Discount Day.
The Greene County Fair is the oldest fair west of the Alleghenies. A nice mix of rides, games, food & entertainment await fairgoers. Plus, the 4H tradition continues with proud young people showing their prize-winning animals.
TODAY– K-99.1 FM will broadcast LIVE from the fair 11am-1pm and WBZI 4pm-6pm. Tune-in or come and say hi!
SPECIAL #GreeneStrong EVENT SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019
As our friends & neighbors still recover from the Memorial Day tornadoes, we are assisting too with your help. Admission to the fair Saturday, August 3, ONLY is just $4 with $1 from every admission and $1 from every ride wrist band purchased donated to #GreeneStrong through Greene Giving- Greene County Community Foundation.
Fair opens at 8am – 10 pm every day.
Daily Gate Admission $6 (9 and under free with a paying adult)
Monday, July 29, 2019
Military Discount Day
(Show your Military ID – get in for $3)
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Family Day/ Food Pantry Discount Day in conjunction with our friends at FOX45/ABC22.
(Bring a non-perishable food item – get in for $3) Helping Local Food Pantries: We are counting on you to help us fill Greene County Food Pantries with nonperishable items.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Senior Citizen Discount Day – get in for $3
Monday – Thursday July 29-Aug. 1, rides open at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 is Family Night from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. wristbands will be priced at a discount with special giveaways for children.
Friday- Saturday Aug. 2 & 3, rides open at 1 p.m.
RIDE PRICES FOR 2019
Family Night Discount Wristband $13
Monday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. SMASH IT Demo Derby
Tuesday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Jimmie Allen & Riley Green Country Concert. VISIT www.GreeneCounty Fairgrounds.com for tickets!
Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. Harness Racing (Free)
Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. Harness Racing (Free)
Friday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. OSTPA Truck and Tractor Pulls
Saturday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m. ATV / Truck Drag Races (Practice at 2:00 p.m.)
High Flying Pages
First Bite Fish Tank
MOST METRO Family Fun Pack Giveaway!
We’ve got 3 family fun packs to give away, which include 4 tickets to the fair and $40 in fair bucks! If you’d like one, just share this post and leave a comment below!
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Victoria Theatre Association’s Music Series presents 4-time Grammy®- winning artist, LYLE LOVETT AND HIS ACOUSTIC GROUP in an intimate concert at the historic Victoria Theatre, Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, by phone at 937-228-3630 or online at ticketcenterstage.com.
Victoria Theatre Association’s Music Series presents 4-time Grammy®- winning artist, Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band,’ Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.
Tickets for the Oct. 18 performance start at $52 and are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, by phone at 937-228-3630 or online at ticketcenterstage.com.
For more information about Victoria Theatre Association’s 2019-2020 season, visit victoriatheatre.com.
Five Rivers MetroParks will host the new Small Farm & Food Fest on Saturday, July 27, from 10 AM to 5 PM at Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7800 E. Shull Rd. This free, all-ages event promotes healthy eating and sustainable living with dozens of hands-on activities, a pop-up farmers market, demonstrations, speakers and more.
Tyler Kinnett currently helms the kitchen at Harvest Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts as Executive Chef. At the age of 16, Kinnett began his career the hospitality industry, working his way up at a restaurant inside The Golf Club of Yankee Trace in his home state of Ohio. At 19, he moved to Vermont, working part-time at various restaurants while attending the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier. Kinnett joined the team at Harvest in 2012 as a sous chef where he quickly moved up the ranks. Based on his extraordinary talents he was appointed to Executive Chef in 2015.
Join Chef Tyler Kinnett as he returns home to create a delicious culinary experience as a fundraiser for the Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation, which helps women fund alternative ways to prevent, treat and fight from cancer on Sunday, August 4th starting at 5pm.
Kicking the event off in style will be Chef Margo from Salar Restaurant and Lounge who will be delighting your palette with a fabulous cocktail hour on the patio overlooking the beautiful countryside at Stoney Hill Farm.
Chef Tyler is known for his ability to showcase produce-driven cooking using fresh regional ingredients to develop delicious vibrant flavors. This is a dinner your palate won’t want to miss!
This event is being held at the House at Stoney Hill Farm, which is the perfect setting for a ‘farm to table’ dinner and wine pairing. All the food will be locally sourced with the beef and produce coming from Grassland Graze a co-op of Liberty Farm Market in Butler County, Ohio. Get your tickets here.