Happenings: Concerts


Glass Animals – Dreamland Tour
August 3
Since 2010, Glass Animals have redefined alternative pop with their experimental sounds, cinematic visuals, and narrative lyrics. Recently they released their new single “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” which is already taking over the airwaves and has fans dancing in celebration at the return of live shows.

Dashboard Confessional & Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Hello Gone Days Tour
August 6
Dashboard Confessional’s ninth studio album, All The Truth That I Can Tell, is both a remarkable renewal and fortunate step forward for the band’s songwriter, front man, and founder, Chris Carrabba. A strikingly potent musical look at himself through a rediscovered keyhole, both an achievement of vision and a vital burst of artistic clarity; less like reading someone’s diary and more like reading their eyes.

Raised on the East Coast and in the Midwest, McMahon began writing songs at age nine, drawing inspiration from singer/songwriter/pianists such as Elton John and Billy Joel.

Rupaul’s Drag Race WERQ The World Tour 2022
August 10
An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rosé, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly and all finalists from the upcoming 14th Season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022.

Q102 Presents Lany: Summer Forever Tour
August 13
In June of 2021, LANY released gg bb xx, their fourth consecutive studio album. gg bb xx showcased a return to their infectious pop sound collaborating with an array of notable songwriters and producers including Andrew Goldstein (Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Lauv), John Ryan (Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Harry Styles), David Hodges (Ed Sheeran, 5SOS, Blink 182), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, Sia, HAIM), Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay and more.


Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
July 21
Jimmy Buffett is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an “island escapism” lifestyle.

Chicago and Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin
July 23
Chicago and Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin have announced a co-headlining 25-city tour across the US. With both Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductees the tour brings together the timeless music of Chicago and the classic sounds of Brian Wilson.

Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour
July 26
The Backstreet Boys, one of the best-selling bands of all time, announced additional tour stops on their DNA World Tour. The band also released the first episode of their new docu series Making Of The DNA Tour, giving fans an inside look of the preparation for their highly-anticipated world tour

Outlaw Music Festival 2002
July 30
Willie Nelson and the Outlaw Music Festival Tour are thrilled to be back on the road again. Willie will be live and in concert with his family and he is bringing along friends ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule, Larkin Poe and Particle Kid.

“The Outlaw Music Festival Tour has always been about family and friends coming together for a great day of music and fun, and with the amazing group of artists joining us, this year promises to be our most special Outlaw Tour to date. I just can’t wait to get back on the road again” says Willie Nelson.

OneRepublic: Never Ending Summer Tour
July 31
GRAMMY® nominated OneRepublic has announced their “Never Ending Summer Tour” with special guest NEEDTOBREATHE

Chris Brown & Lil Baby: One of Them Ones Tour
August 2
Chris Brown is a Grammy award-winning consummate entertainer who has shifted the climate of R&B culture since his eponymous 2005 debut, selling millions of albums worldwide and accumulating billions of audio streams.

Some artists define a genre, but Lil Baby defines a generation. The GRAMMY Award-winning rapper has smashed records, made history, and impacted the course of modern hip-hop with his instantly identifiable and inimitable style.

Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine – Outside Problems Tour
August 4
Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four.

Iron & Wine is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Born and raised in South Carolina, Beam was teaching film when his home recorded debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle, was released on Sub Pop records in 2002. Garnering both critical and popular acclaim, Beam was vaulted into the spotlight of the burgeoning indie-folk and Americana scenes.

Zac Brown Band: Out In the Middle Tour
August 13
The “Out in the Middle Tour” will showcase the band’s old-school country roots and southern-rock style, serving as an ode to their country pride and life’s simple pleasures. Joining the band once again will be Caroline Jones, who performed as a special guest during “The Comeback Tour.”


Little Feat
July 21
Legendary jam rock band Little Feat makes their return to Cincinnati, Ohio as part of their “Waiting for Columbus” tour where they will be performing the critically acclaimed album in its entirety.

Buddy Guy and John Hiatt & the Goners featuring Sonny Landreth
July 30
The title of Buddy Guy’s latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist’s eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015’s Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike.

John Robert Hiatt is one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters. “You know how writing goes for me,“ John Hiatt says, offering a glimpse into his creative process. “I get a couple of lines going, and then I just tag along as the songs start to reveal themselves. You’ve just gotta jump inside and take the ride.”

Tab Benoit
August 5
Tab Benoit is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues, acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Tower of Power and Lettuce
August 11
A renowned horn-driven outfit from Oakland, CA, Tower of Power emerged in the late ’60s playing a dynamic blend of R&B, soul, funk, and AM pop. The window-rattling grooves and raucous party spirit of ToP has been a balm for the soul throughout the band’s half-century existence.

The Cancer Journey
August 12
This first-annual concert on August 12th at Taft Theatre will benefit CCA’s mission and will feature the nine-piece Philip Myers Band along with Kevin Chalfant. Chalfant was the first vocalist called upon by the 1980’s supergroup Journey after lead singer Steve Perry took his hiatus from the chart-topping band.  This year’s event, aptly named “The Cancer Journey Experience,” will be a 90-minute, high-energy rock concert where fans will revel in hearing a collection of some of Journey’s greatest hits performed just as they remember them.

Sleigh Bells
August 13
Combining sugary hooks with a loud, rhythmic crunch, Sleigh Bells’ experimental pop is the project of songwriter/producer Derek Miller and vocalist Alexis Krauss.

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