May 24/SANDUSKY – 6:30 p.m. at the Sandusky State Theatre. He’s a singer/songwriter from Clyde, Ohio, whose musical journey has taken him from his small town roots, to big cities all over the country. Formerly the lead singer of the pop/rock band The Undeserving, Clay has experienced all the highs and lows of the music industry. In 2008 Clay’s band signed a recording contract with Warner Brothers, and had their songs featured in shows like American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Undercover Boss, and several others. Since then, Clay has spent his time recording several solo projects and singles, and has continued to hone his craft as a performer and songwriter. >MORE
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
June 22/KENT – 7 p.m. at The Kent Stage. Tickets are $35-45. This 1960s era pop and rock group is best know for their 1965 Billboard #1 single “This Diamond Ring.” Gary is the son of comedian Jerry Lewis. Joking at the lateness of his bandmates to practice, Lewis referred to them as “playboys”, and the name stuck. Other hits are “Count Me In,” “Everybody Loves a Clown,” and “Save Your Heart For Me.” >MORE
Hank Williams Jr. / Gabriel Iglasias / Toby Keith & MORE!
July 24-Aug 4/COLUMBUS – At the Ohio State Fair! Ohio State Fair officials have announced this year’s Ohio State Fair Concert & Event Series featuring a diverse selection of concerts to appeal to many Ohioans, including classic rock, R&B, country, comedy, and Christian. Each ticket purchased in advance includes admission to the Fair, giving music lovers the opportunity to arrive early and enjoy all the 2019 Fair has to offer. All concerts take place in the indoor, air-conditioned WCOL Celeste Center. Tickets will be available for purchase at ticketmaster.com/OhioStateFair.
Aug. 3/CAMBRIDGE – 7 p.m. at the Deerasic Classic. Tracy Byrd has always been something of a maverick. In an industry where careers are often decided in committee, Byrd has always held fast to his own creative vision and has never been afraid to take the road less traveled. That unbridled spirit again prevails on his newest release, “Different Things.” Not only does Tracy continue to deliver no-holds-barred country music, he does so while embarking on a new business model that is setting the standard for artists in today’s competitive music industry. For tickets, >MORE
Teddy Robb and Mitchell Tenpenny
Aug. 13/NORWALK – 7 p.m. at the Huron County Fair grandstand. General admission tickets are $12. Box seats are $14 and pit admission is $16. Interested in writing music as early as age 10, Tenpenny graduated with a music business degree. His first hit was “Black Crow.” He released his second album and full length major label debut Album titled Telling All My Secrets on December 14, 2018. His most recent hit is “Alcohol You Later.”