Throughout the summer months, places all over Dayton plays host to a number of outdoor concert series. With music styles ranging from jazz to kids’ tunes to good old fashioned rock ‘n roll, it is easy to find something the whole family will enjoy – and many of these concerts are absolutely FREE.
So, grab a chair or blanket, pack a picnic and take advantage of these Outdoor Summer Concerts in Dayton that run all summer long.
Riverscape Metro Park, 5:30- 10:00 pm
Enjoy progressive bluegrass music, a variety of food trucks and craft beer, as RiverScape MetroPark brings music to the riverside.
May 4: Anew to Wander,Joe’s Truck Stop,The Tillers
June 1: Park-Luke Knight, Bigfoot Yancey, The Wooks
August 3: The Hussey Bros, Slippery Creek, Urban Pioneers
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday at The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, 6:00- 10:00 pm
Live Outdoor Entertainment at The Greene.
Friday May 11th: Cryin’ Out Loud
Saturday May 12th: Bourbon Road Band
Thursday May 17th: Until Rust
Friday May 18th: Funky G
Saturday May 19th: Danny Voris Band
Thursday May 24th: Road Trip Trio
Friday May 25th: HeyThere Morgan
Saturday May 26th: Last Call
Thursday May 31st: Common Thread
Friday June 1st: 24 Seven
Saturday June 2nd: Spungewurthy
Thursday June 7th: Danny Voris Acoustic
Friday June 8th: Model Behavior
Saturday June 9th: The Michelle Robinson Band
Thursday June 14th: Until Rust
Friday June 15th: Mad Hatter
Saturday June 16th: Funky G
Thursday June 21st: Chris Burch
Friday June 22nd: HeyThere Morgan
Saturday June 23rd: Stagger Lee Band
Thursday June 28th: Brett Wiscons
Friday June 29th: Haywired
Saturday June 30th: Eldorado Brown
Thursday July 5th: Amy Sailor Band
Friday July 6th: 5 Story Plunge
Saturday July 7th: Pandora Effect
Thursday July 12th: Anthony Mossburg Acoustic
Friday July 13th: Full Frontal
Saturday July 14th: Diamond Mill Band
Thursday July 19th: Eric Jerardi
Friday July 20th: HeyThere Morgan
Saturday July 21st: Stranger
Thursday July 26th: Dave & Evan Acoustic
Friday July 27th: Funky G
Saturday July 28th: Velvet Crush Unplugged
Thursday August 2nd: Boss Hawg
Friday August 3rd: Spungewurthy
Saturday August 4th: Stranger
Thursday August 9th: Mark Cantwil Duo
Friday August 10th: Cory Williams
Saturday August 11th: Dat Band
Thursday August 16th: Rick Sylvester
Friday August 17th: Heather Roush Band
Saturday August 18th: HeyThere Morgan
Thursday August 23rd: Jon Shoulders
Friday August 24th: Southbound Band
Saturday August 25th: Skeptical Cats
Thursday August 30th: Anthony Mossburg Acoustic
Friday August 31st: Raggedy Edge
Saturday Sept 1st: Shakedown Band
Thursday Sept 6th: Nick Mitchell Acoustic
Friday Sept 7th: Funky G
Saturday Sept 8th: Counting Skeletons
Thursday Sept 13th: Dan Rivers Heckerman Acoustic
Friday Sept 14th: Corky’s Rock & Roll
Saturday Sept 15th: Reganomics (AFM After Party & Beer Fest)
Thursday Sept 20th: Mark Cantwill Duo
Friday Sept 21st: 24 Seven
Saturday Sept 22nd: PRIVATE EVENT *SQUARE CLOSED
Thursday Sept 27th: Chris Burch Acoustic
Friday Sept 28th: The Blue Leaf Band
Saturday Sept 29th: The Hathaways
Saturdays, Lock Nine Riverfront Park, June-August, 7:00 pm
Outdoor summer music series, with food vendors at Lock Nine Park area near the Great Miami River in Piqua. Free.
June 23: Music of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s The Avalons with Slick Willie & The Kentucky Jellies
July 21: Southern Rock Featuring McGuffy Lane with Jamie Suttle
August 18: 70’s to Today Featuring The Classic Rock Experience with Zack Attack!
Tuesdays & Fridays, All Tuesday night concerts start at 7:00 pm. All Friday night concerts start at 7:30 pm. , North Park, 95 Tamarack Trail, Springboro
Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Summer! Free.
June 29: Forever Diamond 7:30pm
July 6: Back 2 Mac 7:30pm
July 10: Carley Short and Band 7:00pm
July 13: Panama – Van Halen Tribute 7:30pm
July 17: Counting Skeletons 7:00pm
July 20: The McCartney Project 7:30pm
July 24: Ashley Martin 7:00pm
July 27: McGuffey Lane 7:30pm
Thursdays, Riverscape MetroPark, 7:30- 9:30 pm
Spend a summer evening enjoying swing and big band music under our beautiful canopy!
June 7: Big Band Nights with the Kim Kelly Orchestra
June 21: Big Band Nights with the Tom Daugherty Orchestra
July 5: Big Band Nights with the Bob Gray Orchestra
July 19: Big Band Nights with the Dayton Jazz Orchestra
August 16 Big Band Nights with the Barry Campbell Big Band
Riverscape MetroPark, 7:30- 9:30 pm
Come and enjoy the soulful sounds of Jazz and R&B. The syncopated rhythms will have you on your feet in no time!
June 8: R&B Hot Summer Music with Natural Progression
July 13: R&B Hot Summer Music with KICK N FLAVA
August 17: R&B Hot Summer Music with LYD
Sundays, Stubbs Park, 255 W. Spring Valley Road, Centerville, 7:00 pm
Free concerts on the Stubbs Park Amphitheater stage all summer long.
JUN 3 The Fries Band has become known as the premier vocal band in the Dayton area. They focus on very tight 3, 4 and 5 part vocal harmonies that are primarily driven by acoustic guitars with bass and drums.
JUN 10 American Kings – No one gives the rock and roll songs of the past greater justice than The American Kings.
JUN 17 Soul Pocket Cincinnati’s favorite party band brings a high energy mix of Soul, Motown, R&B, Rock and Funk.
JUN 24 Terry Lee Goffee is not just an impersonator of Johnny Cash; he becomes Johnny Cash in his heartwarming tribute to the country music legend.
JUL 1 Dance to the music of Corky’s Old Time Rock and Roll playing a variety of ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
JUL 3 Kick off the patriotic holiday with our annual Americana Concert, courtesy of the Centerville Community Band and Chorus with a special cannon performance by the Fifth Ohio Light Artillery.
JUL 8 6 PM The Menus With The Menus wild, side-splitting hilarious show combined with musical content profoundly orchestrated, this concert is a crowd pleaser extraordinaire. This concert features adult humor that may be unsuitable for younger audiences.
JUL 14 Presenting Elvis! with Ryan Roth and the Comeback Special Band that authentically recreates in concert, the sights, sounds, excitement and energy of Elvis Presley and his legendary TCB Band at the height of the King’s career. Dancing is encouraged at the 7th annual Dance Night.
JUL 15 Mandolin Bridge is a four piece band plays a wide variety of music that includes a combination of country, dance, classic rock and pop.
JUL 22 6 PM Locking Up Otis is a threepiece ensemble. One of Dayton’s best classic rock dance bands playing music from the ‘60s to the ‘80s.
JUL 29 The Tom Daugherty Orchestra is a nationally-known 15-piece show and dance orchestra featuring an exciting and entertaining Big Band Show.
AUG 5 Crowd favorites Phil Dirt & The Dozers perform vintage rock and roll hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.
AUG 12 U.S. Air Force Band of Flight – Capitalizing on the synergy of two component groups, Wright Brass and Systems Go, The Air Force Band of Flight is a 14-member ensemble that draws heavily on the talented arrangers in the band and is best characterized as everything from Bach to the Beatles and beyond!
AUG 19 The Kim Kelly Orchestra After over 30 years of entertaining, the 17-piece Kim Kelly Orchestra has a loyal following of big band & jazz enthusiasts.
AUG 26 Centerville Community Band plays every type of music from jazz to Broadway to beloved patriotic tunes.
SEP 9 GuitarFest features professional guitarists from the southwest Ohio region performing many guitar styles, including jazz, rock, classical, folk and fingerstyle.
Beavercreek Summer Concert Series
Sundays, Dominick Lofino Park, June- July, 7:00
Free Sunday Evening Summer Concerts in June/July
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the free concerts. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the park shelter. Free.
2018 lineup is not out yet- check back for updates!
Thurdays, Fridays & Saturdays, August- October, Levitt Pavilion Dayton, 7:00 pm
The eclectic line up for this summer will feature a diverse roster of local, regional, national, and international bands with genres including jazz, R&B, funk, bluegrass/Americana, country, family, world, and rock. Concerts will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free.