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The Addams Family

July 13-14, 21-22/TIFFIN – At the Ritz Theatre. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Adults $15, Students $10  >MORE

Taylor Swift

July 17/CLEVELAND –  – 7:30 p.m. at First Energy Stadium. With Camela Cabello and Charli  XCX. Tickets are available online for $46 and up at http://stadiumcleveland.com. Taylor Alison Swift is a Grammy award-winning  American singer-songwriter. One of the world’s leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage.  Born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift was earning renown as a country music singer by the age of 16. Early hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” appealed to country and pop fans alike and helped fuel the multi-platinum success of her albums, including the Grammy-winning Fearless (2008). Swift continued to top the charts with her 2014 studio effort 1989, which featured the No. 1 singles “Shake it Off” and “Blank Space” and won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Levi Riggs

July 17/BUCYRUS – 7:30 p.m. at the Crawford County Fair. This concert is free. His most recent self-written online release, “We Provide,” garnered a huge reaction on Facebook. This year, Levi has landed a nation-wide tour playing NASCAR race weekend shows. He also performed at the Kentucky Derby. His “Nothin’ I don’t Love” scored in the top 0 Breakout Chart. He has also earned the #1, 2, & 4 spots in Inspirational Country.

lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker

July 20/CLEVELAND – Summer Plays on Tour at 7 p.m. at the Blossom Music Center. Tickets are available on www.ticketmaster.com. With special guest RUSSELL DICKERSON. This American Country group was formed in 20016 in Nashville. Awarded the Top New Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2008, they are known for hits, such as “You Look Good,” “Own the Night,” and “Goodbye Town.”  Back in 2013, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum surprised fans when they collaborated on a cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s beloved “Wagon Wheel” for Rucker’s True Believers LP, which ended up becoming Rucker’s biggest country hit to date. Rucker and Lady A will have the chance to reprise the hit this year, as they team up for a co-headlining summer tour. A co-headlining venture, the tour promises full sets from both Rucker and the trio, along with special collaborations each night. Russell Dickerson, whose breakout hit “Yours” is currently a top 5 country hit, is slated to open.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Experience

July 28/CELINA – By the Turn It Up Band. 9 p.m. at the Celina Lake Festival on Lake Shore Road. Named for the famous opening utterance in Sweet Home AlabamaTurn It Up pays tribute to the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd. They are dedicated to the authentic sound that was instrumental in bringing southern rock to the masses. Known for songs like “Gimme Three Steps,” “T for Texas,” and “Free Bird,” they will take you on a memorable southern journey performing all of your favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd hits.

Firehouse and Great White

July 28/WILMINGTON – Rock the Block will be held 4 p.m. to midnight at the historical Murphy Theatre.  Two big national headliners, Firehouse and Great White, along with two national tribute bands, Dirty Deeds (ACDC tribute band) and Ultimate Ozzy (Ozzy Osbourne Tribute band) will perform.  See these four great acts under the historic roof of the Murphy Theatre in downtown Wilmington to celebrate the Murphy’s 100th Anniversary. Visit www.murphytheatre.com for more information about these and other upcoming events.

Cassadee Pope

Aug. 18/SANDUSKY – As the winner of Season 3 The Voice, this Grammy nominee is known for songs “Over You,” “Stupid Boy,” and “Think of You.” Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center is hosting Sandusky Shores MusicFest, a family-friendly open air country music festival on the shores of Lake Erie. Others performing are Matt Stillwell, Jessica Hannan, and Christian Kiser. Guests are welcome to bring chairs or blankets to this general admission show. Gates open at 4 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for sale. This is the first music festival of its kind in North Central Ohio. Admission is $20. Five and under are free.

RASCAL FLATTS

Aug. 30/PUT-IN-BAY – If “Life is a Highway,” that highway is leading to the Put-in-Bay Airport this summer thanks to a Grammy-award-winning country music mega-group! The’ second annual Bash on the Bay Country Music Festival features Ohio’s own Rascal Flatts! The performance is a part of the “Back to US” tour. They have placed 11 #1 singles and 20 Top Tens, seen every one of their studio albums go multi-platinum, have become the most awarded vocal group in country music history with total sales at 20 million. They are known for songs: “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” and “Take Me There.” Gates will open at 3 p.m. Several bands will play before Rascal Flatts takes the stage, including Chris Lane, the Cory Farley Band, and more! Tickets are available at Etix.com. Miller Ferry and Jet Express will provide late night boat service to and from Put-in-Bay. Limited car parking will be available and there will be ample parking for golf carts at the airport. Numerous food trucks will be on site with all sorts of menu choices. >MORE