One of the most authentic ways to experience any new destination is to not only take in its sites–but also its sounds. Home to a melting pot of cultural influences, Southwest Ohio boasts a unique and widely-varied musical scene, ranging from new age hip-hop and classic rock to bluegrass and Broadway. Here’s where to head for a taste of live music in Ohio’s Largest Playground.
Lebanon Blues Festival
A summertime staple for Warren County fest-goers, the annual Lebanon Blues Festival brings local and national blues acts, old-timey car and motorcycle shows, and a delicious array of food and beverage vendors to the charming streets of Historic Downtown Lebanon.
Lebanon Country Festival
Lebanon is also home to the Lebanon Country Music Festival–a summertime celebration which draws more than 10,000 strong to Downtown Lebanon for music, dancing, pie eating contests, mechanical bull riding, and more down-home fun.
Lebanon Grand Opry House
The Lebanon Grand Opry House keeps the country fun going, showcasing the talents of local and professional entertainers who delight audiences with Nashville classics from Merle Haggard, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and more. Big screen videos highlight memories of the Grand Ole Opry’s most iconic performances.
Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival
Located in the heart of Oregonia’s beautiful Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve, the annual Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival treats guests to live American roots music, craft beer, and unique food and artisan craft vendors.
Featuring a full service bar and restaurant, outdoor sand volleyball, a bowling alley and karaoke, Franklin’s JD Legends also hosts live concerts starring both local and national touring acts.
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
One of the nation’s largest professional dinner theaters, La Comedia’s unique blend of buffet-style cuisine and award-winning Broadway-inspired productions has made the Springboro standby a cornerstone of the Warren County arts scene since 1975.
No matter your musical tastes, you’re sure to find a show you’ll love in Ohio’s Largest Playground!