After playing more than 30 sold-out arena and amphitheater dates, being named an ACM Male Vocalist nominee and scoring his 10th No. 1 single, Chris Young has added 15 more shows to his “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.” Special guests Dan + Shay, Morgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver will join the multi-platinum entertainer, hailed “a true country singer” (Lincoln Journal Star) who has “handily made the leap to headliner status” (Green Bay Press Gazette) and puts on a “riveting performance” (La Crosse Tribune).
Yesterday hundreds of people enjoyed the 21st Annual Taste of Greene County at the Nutter Center. Twenty area restaurants provided samples for attendees for just a $20 ticket ($15 if you bought in advance). Restaurant booths lined either side of the floor with plenty of table seating in the middle. Volunteers from the Beavercreek Youth Council did a fantastic job of busing tables and keeping the trash from piling up.
Dayton Dining attended the VIP seating, which opened an hour before the general admission seating, well worth the extra cost of $25 to be able to walk up to each table with no lines. We made it through each booth and were dropping our ballots for the Best of Voting by about 12:15pm, just as the rush of the crowds were lining up at the booths. We always look forward to this taste because the restaurants really do a good job of bringing great samples of their cuisine and the portions are plentiful. Our favorites this year included the Salmon Ravioli from Chef Justin White at The Wright Place at the Holiday Inn Fairborn, Giovanni’s Garlic Chicken Soup and the Naked Cowbell from City Barbeque. The Soin Medical Center went all out with a Day at the Movies theme, serving up an impressive five different tastes. We were disappointed with the no show from Bravo! as we usually look forward to their Lobster Bisque.
Here are the results from the people’s choice voting:
1st Place- The Wright Place Holiday Inn Fairborn-loaded chips
2nd Place- Mutt’s Sauce – meatball
3rd Place- Young’s Jersey Dairy Farm-fried cheese curds
1st Place- Soin Medical Center – Hail Caesar Pasta Salad
2nd Place- Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices – Gumbo
3rd Place- Giovanni’s Pizzeria é Ristorante Italiano -Garlic Chicken soup
1st Place- Beavercreek Golf Club – Grilled Chicken Sandwich
2nd Place- (Tie) City Barbeque -Naked Cowbell Brisket sandwich & Bar Louie- Brisket Slider
3rd Place- Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices – Strawberry Monte Cristo
1st Place- Soin Medical Center – La Bamba Burrito Bowl
2nd Place- Deg’s Flame Grilled Chicken- grilled chicken
3rd Place- The Wright Place Holiday Inn Fairborn – salmon raviolli
1st Place- Young’s Jersey Dairy Farm – Cookie Mash Up Sundae
2nd Place- Greene County Career Center – Creme Brulee
3rd Place- Pristine Senior Living and Post-Acute Care of Dayton-Centerville
Best International Cuisine
1st Place- Jeet India – Saag Paneer & Chicken Tikki Masala
2nd Place- Yaffa Grill – hummus & pita chips
3rd Place- Soin Medical Center – burrito bowl
1st Place- Soin Medical Center
2nd Place- City Barbeque
3rd Place- Jeet India
Best Decorated Booth
1st Place- Soin Medical Center
2nd Place- City Barbeque
3rd Place- Young’s Jersey Dairy Farm
People’s Choice (Overall)
1st Place- Soin Medical Center
2nd Place- The Wright Place Holiday Inn Fairborn
3rd Place- Jeet India
Jeff Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. With over a million YouTube subscribers amassing over a billion views, he has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world leading to record-breaking viewership with his comedy specials on Comedy Central and NBC. His 2015 standup special, Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood, debuted on NBC Primetime in the fall and ranked as the time period’s top non-sports program on the Big 4 in every key measure.
In addition to The Baker’s Dozen at Madison Square Garden, a few more shows have been added to the band’s summer plans including three shows at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island and one night stands at Dayton, OH’s Nutter Center and Pittsburgh, PA’s Petersen Events Center. The band will also return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for their seventh annual Labor Day Weekend run in Commerce City, CO.
The Dayton show at the Nutter Center will be Tuesday, July 18 at 7pm with doors opening at 5:30pm.
An online ticket request period for pre-sale tickets and weekend ticket bundles are available now at http://tickets.phish.com through Monday, April 3 at NOON ET. There will be no additional dates announced for summer or fall.
It’s the 19th annual Annual Taste of Greene County, presented by the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, Greene Memorial Hospital, Soin Medical Center and Kosins Tents & Events, on Sunday, April 10th from 11:30am to 3pm at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
For some great eats join over twenty restaurants, bakeries, and caterers as they bring their best and most popular cuisine for you to enjoy. Appetizers, soups, salads, main entrees and desserts will be available for you to sample for one admission price. You can let the restaurants know which items you love by voting for your favorites.
This is an event the whole family can enjoy together. In addition to great food, there will be raffle drawings, a silent auction, and music to dine by. Mark your calendars and come hungry to this great event that can be enjoyed rain or shine.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11 at 10 am at Ticketmaster.
As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. He has won five Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. His most popular songs include Fire & Rain, You’ve Gotta A Friend, How Sweet It Is, Something in the Way She Move and I Feel The Earth Move.
His most recent album Before This World released last year debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has been nominated for another Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Come spend an unforgettable night with America’s iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor and his All-Star Band.
Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 11th at the WSU Nutter Center box office, and ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS;
As the holidays approach, many charity functions are in full swing. Food Adventures is honored to participate in and support over 40 local charities, all of them are close to our hearts. Three of these special events are coming up in November, and we would like to share them, because they need your help and support. So please if you can, take some time to attend these functions for people in need.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th – RENT FOUNDATION’s “NITE AT THE RACES” at the IUE HALL at 1675 WOODMAN DR.
—What is this charity? Helping families in crisis since 1995, the GDAA Rent Foundation pays rent for needy families who are facing temporary hardships. Whether an illness, death in the family or some other tragedy, this charity helps prevent homelessness by helping real people locally who are living in apartments. This charity is administrated through the Greater Dayton Apartment Association and could use your support.
—What is this event? Event features 10 horse races on the big screen, endless beer, soft drinks and food for $15. Bring extra money to bet cash and win cash on the races, also raffle drawings, pull tabs and more. Dayton Most Metro’s own Big Ragu is the emcee for this event! Lots of good eats and drink for a Food Adventure !
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17th – MIAMI VALLEY ADAPTED SPORTS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL EXHIBITION at the NUTTER CENTER:
—What is this charity? Miami Valley Adapted Sports provides recreational and competitive sporting opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. MVAS has programs that promote physical fitness, character building and friendship. One of the goals is equal opportunities for disabled individuals through education, training and networking.
—What is this event? A wheel chair basketball game where the Miami Valley Adapted Sports kids take on the staff of Children’s Medical Center
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22nd – AMBUCS CHILI COOKOFF at the MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS COLESIUM:
—What is this charity? The South Dayton chapter of AMBUCS is a charitable service club, and one of 4 chapters in the Dayton area. They provide free-of-charge, specially built tricycles called AmTrykes to facilitate therapy of disabled children and adults. AMBUCS also provides ramps for families in need of mobility help and pays scholarships for physical therapy students.
—What is this event? Various local restaurants put their chili to the test and you vote for the winner! Price includes all the beer, soft drinks, wine, hot dogs and chili you want! Also try you luck at casino games located around the fairgrounds coliseum. You want a Food Adventure for a good cause? This charity event is just the ticket.
We love calling Dayton our hometown and we are grateful to be a part of these worthy charities. The people involved and the organizations are first class. Remember, life is an adventure (sometimes a Food Adventure), so please give back to the community and support these noble causes.
For our foodie friends who were expecting a typical Food Adventure article with succulent pics this week, we are throwing you a bone below with a photo of our waiter Julio bringing us a “Thurman Burger from the Thurman’ Cafe in Columbus.” Make sure you check out the gallery below for various photos from the 3 charity events featured in this article.
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Tickets on sale: Jan 28, 2013 (Mon) 10:00 AM
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. With his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, Elton has written some of the greatest songs of our time including ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Your Song’, ‘Daniel’ and ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’. He has achieved 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, has sold more than 250-million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time.
Elton is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He has had 56 top forty singles in the United States, a total second only to Elvis Presley. He achieved seven number one albums in a three-and-a-half-year period from 1972 to 1975, a period of concentrated success surpassed only by The Beatles.
Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, Elton has played more than 3,000 concerts worldwide. He continues to record and to tour the world, performing both solo and band concerts, and usually plays around 100 concerts each year. Currently he is on the ‘quest for 100 countries’ – aiming to play concerts in as many countries as possible.
Elton remains committed to his music and to touring, becoming more, rather than less, busy as time passes. Last year The Million Dollar Piano, Elton’s new production, opened at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. This production, which received fantastic reviews, is set to run for at least three years.
In 2012 Elton returned to the recording studio with producer T Bone Burnett, to record The Diving Board, an album scheduled for release in 2013. He then toured North, Central and South America, before heading to Europe, where his summer tour included an unforgettable appearance at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace. 2012 also gave Elton a UK number album – his first in 22 years – with Good Morning To The Night, the remix project by Elton John versus Pnau. This album introduced Elton’s music to a new, young audience who sang along heartily to Your Song when Elton performed it at a summer festival in Ibiza.
Elton and his band will continue to tour throughout the coming year, and plans are now under way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1973 release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road during 2013.
High intensity, bar-to-bar dirt-bike racing at its finest is coming to Dayton as the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series brings some heat during the Winter season with its annual visit to the Ervin J. Nutter Center on Saturday, January 22. Tickets for Round 3 of the world’s most intimate form of racing are on sale now at TicketMaster.com and the Nutter Center box office. (special DaytonMostMetro.com ticket promotion info at the end of this article)
Hundreds of the best Arenacross riders from around the globe will compete for their chance to be one of just 32 riders to make a pair of 16-rider main events in the AMA Arenacross and AMA Arenacross Lites classes. The national series travels throughout the country to several of the most renowned arenas in the United States, bringing in 150 truckloads of dirt to sculpt a man made dirt battleground. Technical obstacles, close competition and impressive airtime combine to create one of the most unique spectacles in the sporting world.
Anything can and does happen in Arenacross and the man left standing atop the podium at the end of the night with the coveted trophy will have earned his prize. The defending champion Babbitt’s Monster Energy/TiLube Kawasaki team and riders Chad Johnson, Tyler Bowers and Gray Davenport lead a highly-talented group of riders hungry to claim the prestigious national AMA Arenacross Series title.
Last season in Dayton, 2008 AMA Arenacross Series champion Chad Johnson captured his second win of the season for Babbitt’s Kawasaki. The win helped the two-time series champion stay within striking distance of his teammate and eventual champion Josh Demuth as the battle for the championship came down to the wire.
The AMA Arenacross Series is fun for the whole family! The always popular track walk and post-race autograph session gives an opportunity for fans of all ages to get up close and personal with the stars of Arenacross and get the a coveted autograph from some of the best riders in the world.
A limited number of Gold Circle seating is available. Kid’s seats are just $8 (excluding Gold Circle)! Adults admission starts at just $20! Tickets are available at the Nutter Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Tickets for all rounds of the 2011 season can be purchased by clicking here. And for a DaytonMostMetro.com $4 discount, enter the promo code MMETRO. (Restrictions: Not valid on Gold Circle seats; limit 4 per transaction; valid on the Sat, JAN.22, 7:30pm performance only)
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Presented by World Vision and AEG Live, The “Make A Difference Tour 2010” (coming to the Nutter Center on October 29) features New York Times best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado and some of the top names in the Christian music industry—GRAMMY® award-winning recording artists TobyMac, Michael W. Smith and Third Day. Inspired by the themes of Lucado’s forthcoming book, Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference, the tour will travel to 20 cities during the month of October and will make a difference for children by helping to raise up sponsors for 25,000 children through World Vision. Lucado set the goal last year in honor of his 25th year of publishing in 2010; he is donating 100% of author royalties from all Outlive Your Life products to benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion.
Lucado sees big things happening because of the tour: “Partnering with World Vision, TobyMac, Michael and Third Day is a real privilege and pleasure. None of us can help everyone, but all of us can help someone. And when we serve the poor, we serve God. Who would want to miss a chance to do that?”
This marks a first for these four artists to tour together, and all agree this message is the perfect rallying point, and that making a difference for others is a lifelong commitment they all share.
DaytonMostMetro.com has FREE TICKETS thanks to the Nutter Center, and you can grab ’em – simply comment below and describe how you have made a difference in the Dayton community in the past year or two. This Thursday we’ll randomly select TWO winners that will each get a pair of tickets to see the Making A Difference Tour at the Nutter Center on 10/29. We’ll email the winners so please make sure you use your real email address (which won’t be published). Good luck!