๐Ÿ’Ž Hot Weekend For Cool Dads (Issue #41)

PLUS: City Concerts & Juneteenth Celebrations

Good Morning,

And welcome to the 261 new subscribers that have joined us since last week! Every week, we share events and shows curated for the Miami Valley.

This Sunday is Fatherโ€™s Day! A special day where we celebrate the great guys who have deeply shaped our lives. Whether youโ€™re a dad or will be celebrating one, we hope you have a great day!

Todayโ€™s issue is especially jam-packed with events, as many cities are kicking off their summer concert series, and next Wednesday is Juneteenth. Hope you enjoy!

Now, letโ€™s get to it!

โ€” Max



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๐ŸŒ‡ Sunset At The Market

๐Ÿ“… Thursday: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ 2nd Street Market, Downtown Dayton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Come out for a unique evening of shopping with 2nd Street Marketโ€™s Sunset series. This occasion focuses on community, inclusion, and supporting local arts. Participate in seasonal activities, play games, and watch live artisan demonstrations.

Explore the Wordโ€™s Faire Art Bazaar, featuring local authors, artists, and a spoken word poetry event headlined by Leroy D. Bean. Enjoy a musical performance by the Stivers Jazz band. Learn more here.


๐ŸŽบ Summertime, Sousa, & Sundaes

๐Ÿ“… Thursday: 7 - 8:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ Polen Farm, Kettering
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Join the Kettering community for the city's first summer concert at Polen Farm. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and relax with live music from the Kettering Civic Band.

Enjoy free ice cream in a family-friendly setting, perfect for a delightful evening outdoors on Polen Farm's beautiful grounds! Learn more here.


๐ŸŽธ West Carrollton Summer Concert Series

๐Ÿ“… Thursday: 7 - 9:45 pm
๐Ÿ“ 1 S. Elm St., West Carrollton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Watch over 200 drones light up the night sky, synchronized to music, at West Carrollton's first-ever drone show presented by Queen City!

Enjoy live music, delicious food from local trucks, and refreshing beverages that benefit the West Carrollton Band boosters. Bring a lawn chair and settle in for a summer evening of fun. Learn more here.


๐ŸŽ€ HTCโ€™s Grand Re-Opening

๐Ÿ“… Friday: 10 am - 2 pm
๐Ÿ“ 2490 Technical Dr, Miamisburg
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Join Hannah's Treasure Chest (HTC) tomorrow for their grand reopening in Miamisburg! The ribbon-cutting will be at 10 am, followed by tours through the new facility until 2 pm.

HTC provides essential items like clothing, baby items, and hygiene products to children in need throughout southwest Ohio. This is all made possible by community donations.

Have items you'd like to donate? Starting next Monday (May 17th), they'll be accepting donations at this new location in the blue bins outside. Learn more about the reopening event here.


๐Ÿฆ Community Appreciation Day

๐Ÿ“… Friday: 3 - 4:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ KeyBank Miamisburg
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

KeyBank is inviting you to come say "hey" at this community appreciation day. Enjoy ice cream from the Ice Cream Trolley and hang out with the folks in blue from Miami Townshipโ€™s Police Department.

The first 50 visitors can get their ice cream for free starting at 3 pm, with more available to buy afterward. A fun way to cool down on a hot day, and kick off the weekend with a sweet treat! Learn more here.


๐ŸŽค Party In The Park: Simply Queen

๐Ÿ“… Friday: 5:30 - 9:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ St. Leonardโ€™s Lawn, Centerville
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Celebrate summer with Centerville's Party in the Park series! Rock out at this season's opening show with classic hits from Queen performed by Simply Queen. Since Stubbs Park is under construction this year, these events have moved to St. Leonard's front lawn, giving the concerts a music festival feel that's quite fitting.

Grab a bite from local food trucks and a pint (or two) from the beer tent. With activities for the kids and over 30 vendors to shop from, there's even more to do before the show starts at 7 pm.

This event is organized in part by the Heart of Centerville Washington Township, a local business group we're proud members of. So, you may see us helping man the beer tent at one of the concerts! Learn more here.


๐ŸŽต Star City Concert At Riverfront

๐Ÿ“… Friday: 7 pm
๐Ÿ“ Riverfront Park, Miamisburg
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Join the Miamisburg community for an evening of live music from the Air Force Band of Flight! This concert is held at the city's newly renovated Riverfront Park at the Ginkgo Amphitheater.

Sit on the built-in benches or bring a blanket to lay out on the lawn. Enjoy a relaxing evening alongside the Great Miami River! Learn more here.


โ˜˜๏ธ Celtic Fest Ohio

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 11 am - 10 pm
๐Ÿ“ Renaissance Park, Waynesville
๐Ÿ’ฐ Adults: $17 | Kids 12 & Under: Free

See the Renaissance Fest grounds transformed into a Celtic wonderland! Celtic bands will be rocking all day, playing everything from modern bagrock to traditional tunes. All while local dance troupes tap and bounce on the dance stage.

Beyond the live entertainment, you'll find plenty of food and drink from the Isles to enjoy as well, and wares with a Celtic flair from over 100 vendors to browse. If Celtic music is your jam, then get your tickets here for some shamrock shenanigans.


๐Ÿท Wine Fest

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 5 - 9 pm
๐Ÿ“ The Greene, Beavercreek
๐Ÿ’ฐ Advance: $25 | Doors: $30

Taste and try a variety of wines at the Miami Valley Restaurant Association's Wine Fest. Each ticket includes 10 two oz. samples and a souvenir glass. Not a fan of wine? No worries, you can grab a cold drink at the beer garden.

Satisfy your hunger with delicious bites from Greek Street and Sweet-umms food trucks. Spend the evening listening to Party Punch jam out in the plaza. Get your tickets for the tasting here.


๐Ÿฆž Dayton Seafood Fest

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 5 - 9 pm
๐Ÿ“ Yellow Cab Tavern, Downtown Dayton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Celebrate National Lobster Day at Yellow Cab Tavern's seafood-themed food truck rally. Dive into tons of crab, lobster, shrimp, and fish prepared and served by amazing local food trucks.

This is their 11th year putting on family-friendly events like this for foodies. Treat your taste buds and see who is participating here.


๐Ÿงท 5th St. Gives Back - Dayton Diaper Depot

๐Ÿ“… Thu, Jun 20th: 4 - 10 pm
๐Ÿ“ Fifth Street Brew Pub, Downtown Dayton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Grab a bite and a pint, all in support of Dayton Diaper Depot at Fifth Street Brew Pub! Ten percent of all sales will go toward this amazing organization, which collects and donates diapers to local families in need.

Want to support even further and take a chance at some fun prizes? Buy some raffle tickets ($3 for 1, $10 for 4) and stay for the drawings starting at 6 pm. A great way to spend a Thursday night and support an incredibly impactful local charity! Learn more here.


๐Ÿบ Local Craft Beer Show

๐Ÿ“… Thu, Jun 20th: 7 - 9 pm
๐Ÿ“ Dorothy Lane Market Springboro
๐Ÿ’ฐ $75

Calling all beer lovers! Sample the best brews from 20+ local breweries at the DLM's Craft Beer Show. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, discover new favorites and enjoy tried-and-true classics.

As you sip, you can also savor gourmet bites like Patty Melts, BBQ Mac & Cheese, and DLM's Bavarian Pretzels. Don't miss this chance to celebrate craft beer with fellow enthusiasts. Get your tickets here.


๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Pride Art Show

๐Ÿ“… Fri, Jun 21st: 5 - 9 pm
๐Ÿ“ The Secret Chamber House, Fairborn
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Celebrate pride at The Secret Chamber House with a unique art show. Enjoy diverse artwork from local artists, from face paint to poetry.

This event coincides with the Fairborn's pride celebration downtown in Market Square, offering a vibrant atmosphere right on the same block. The art show runs rain or shine, making it a perfect addition to your pride festivities. Learn more here.


๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ 2024 Dayton Air Show

๐Ÿ“… Sat, Jun 22nd - Sun, Jun 23rd: 9 am - 6 pm
๐Ÿ“ Wright Bros Aero, Vandalia
๐Ÿ’ฐ $35+

Is there a more fitting place to have an air show than the birthplace of aviation? Come to marvel at planes of all eras, shapes, and sizes at the Dayton Airport.

Beyond the sights in the sky, there'll be plenty of aircraft on the ground โ€” open and ready for exploration! This is a staple summer event in the Miami Valley and a favorite for flight fanatics of all ages. Get your tickets here.


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๐ŸŽถ Juneteenth Dayton Concert

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 5:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ Levitt Pavilion, Downtown Dayton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Celebrate Juneteenth downtown with an evening of poetry, African dance, a live choir, and more performances leading up to the 7 pm concert. Headlined by Grammy-nominated group E.U. with Sugar Bear, they'll perform their 1988 hit "Daโ€™ Butt" and other Go-Go classics.

Grab some grub from local food trucks on-site, then groove and move to the music! Along with a chair or blanket, you're free to bring your own booze, but no glass containers. Learn more here.


๐ŸŽต Huber Heightโ€™s Juneteenth Music Festival

๐Ÿ“… Sunday: 4 - 9 pm
๐Ÿ“ Eichelberger Amphitheater, Huber Heights
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Head up to Huber Heights for the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Music Festival. Enjoy local music acts, headlined by Gemstone, along with Ric Sexton and Friends, Luther Suede, and Rhonda Sumlin.

Savor delicious bites from black-owned food trucks and shop unique items from local vendors. It's a festive day of music, food, and community spirit. Learn more here.


๐ŸŽถ Juneteenth Kettering Concert

๐Ÿ“… Weds, Jun 19th: 5 - 8 pm
๐Ÿ“ Lincoln Park Civic Commons, Kettering
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Celebrate Juneteenth in Kettering with live music, food trucks, and family fun! Enjoy reggae-infused tunes from the Luv Locz Experiment and activities from the Dayton Metro Library Book-mobile.

Treat yourself to delicious bites from local vendors like Scoodyโ€™s BBQ and Sweet Pโ€™s Handcrafted Ice Pops. Enter a raffle for a YMCA family membership and enjoy crafts for the kids. Learn more here.


๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ Juneteenth Celebration & DCDC Fundraiser

๐Ÿ“… Weds, Jun 19th: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ The Brightside, Downtown Dayton
๐Ÿ’ฐ Advance: $15 | Doors: $20

Support the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company at their Juneteenth fundraiser! Watch live performances by DCDC and other local talents. Bid on local art inspired by the dancers and play for fantastic raffle prizes.

Savor delicious bites from the Phat & Rich food truck with drinks from the cash bar. Don't miss out on this celebration and chance to support a key player in our arts scene! Get your tickets.



Pride Music Bingo & Dance Party | Yellow Cab Tavern | 7pm | Free

Nothing But Treble | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Filthy Heathens | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

A Vicious Cycle | Mr. Boro's Tavern | 8pm | Free

CFG & The Family | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Side Show | The Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free

Rise II Reign Band | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free



Bronson Arroya Band | Mr. Boro's Tavern | 3pm | $10

Dan Rivers | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

The Termites | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Driver Brothers | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

Wild Front Tears | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Rocko Dalian | The Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free

Intergalactic Space Force | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | $5

Carter Lybrand | Good Time Charlie's | 9pm | Free



Superior Donuts By Tracey Letts | Dayton Theatre Guild | 8pm | $19+

Mamma Mia! | Schuster Center | 8pm | $39+



Mamma Mia! | Schuster Center | 2pm & 8pm | $39+

Superior Donuts By Tracey Letts | Dayton Theatre Guild | 5pm | $19+



Mamma Mia! | Schuster Center | 1pm & 6:30pm | $39+

Superior Donuts By Tracey Letts | Dayton Theatre Guild | 3pm | $19+



Donnell Rawlings | Dayton Masonic Center | 7pm | $25 - $100

Guy Torry | Dayton Funny Bone | 7:30pm | $24

Lee Kimbrell | Wileys Comedy Club | 8pm | $15



Guy Torry | Dayton Funny Bone | 6:30pm & 9pm | $24

Grumpy Dads | Wileys Comedy Club | 7:15pm | $15


Thatโ€™s all for today. Thank you for reading this weekโ€™s memo!

Hope you have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

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