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Every summer, dozens of musicians come to Cincinnati to perform for Midwestern fans. Rock, country, rap, and hip-hop artists come together at popular venues like Riverbend and Bogart’s; festivals like Bunbury sell out to fans from across the country. To celebrate the start of summer, the Far Out Midwest Staff compiled a list of can’t-miss Cincinnati concerts for June 2017.

Lynyrd Skynyrd

June 2, Riverbend Music Center

Who’d have guessed Lynyrd Skynyrd was still on the road? The group that brought you hits like “Simple Man” and “Sweet Home Alabama” will be rocking Cincinnati the first weekend in June. General admission and reserved tickets available.

Interested? Snag your tickets here.


ZZ Top

June 7, PNC Pavilion

Another classic performer from years’ past, ZZ Top is coming to Cincinnati the second weekend in June. Rock fans and sharp dressed men everywhere shouldn’t miss this performance.

Interested? Pick up tickets here.


The Weeknd

June 9, U.S. Bank Arena

This is one stop on the Starboy – Legends of the Fall Tour. The Weeknd’s 2016 album “Starboy” won fans over with hits like “Party Monster,” “Starboy,” and “Sidewalks.” While we can’t confirm Selena’s attendance, this performance is still one to see.

Feel it coming? Buy your tickets here.



June 10, Bogart’s

This is one stop on Russ’ The Wake Up Tour, his first as a headliner. To celebrate his debut album “There’s Really a Wolf,” Russ is giving away free copies (either physical or digital) with every ticket purchased for The Wake Up Tour.

Interested? Pull the trigger and get tickets here.


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

June 12, U.S. Bank Arena

Tom Petty, a rock music staple, is on a 40th anniversary tour with his band The Heartbreakers this summer. They’re playing throughout the Midwest, including Cincinnati in mid-June. Classic rock fans won’t want to miss this historic show.

Interested? Don’t back downbuy your tickets before they sell out!


The Head and the Heart

June 12, PNC Pavilion

The Head and the Heart is an indie/folk group based out of Seattle; they’ve rapidly grown in popularity with hits like “Lost in My Mind” and “All We Ever Knew.” J. Roddy Walston & The Business are the opening act. General admission and reserved tickets are available.

Interested? Pluck your tickets here.


Miike Snow

June 19, Bogart’s

Whether you consider yourself a fan of Swedish indie pop or not, Miike Snow rocks out. They’re coming to Cincinnati in late June. General admission and reserved tickets are available.

Interested? Make like a jackalope and hop on some tickets here.


Parkway Drive

June 20, Bogart’s

Heavy metal fans are all about the Australian band Parkway Drive; the group comes to Bogart’s later this month. The World Alive and Wage War are opening. All tickets are general admission.

Interested? Tickets are available here.


Lady Antebellum

June 25, Riverbend Music Center

Lady Antebellum comes to Cincinnati again in June, now featuring openers Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. This is one stop on the band’s You Look Good 2017 Tour. General admission and reserved tickets are available. 

Think these tickets look good? Grab them here.



June 27, Riverbend Music Center

This is one stop on Train’s Play That Song Tour celebrating their new album “A Girl A Bottle A Boat.” Fans can expect to hear classics like “Drops of Jupiter” alongside hits like “Play That Song” at this show. O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield are opening. General admission and reserved tickets are available.

Interested? Pick up tickets here.



Bunbury Music Festival

June 2-4, Sawyer Point/Yeaman’s Cove

This list doesn’t include anyone playing at Bunbury Music Festival, which plans to host the following artists, among others:

  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Muse
  • G-Eazy
  • Bassnectar
  • Pretty Lights
  • The 1975
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • D.R.A.M.
  • The Shins

Interested in attending Bunbury? Buy tickets here.


Source: Ticketmaster.

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