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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 21, 2014

On Sale Friday, January 24 at 10am

Cincinnati, OH (1/21/13) – Riverbend Music Center announced today the return of the B105 Country Megaticket, a nine show country music package featuring the hottest concerts this summer.  Country fans can buy one of four packages ranging in price from $299 – $640. By purchasing the Country Megaticket you are guaranteed a ticket to all nine country shows with an incredible savings of up to 25%.*


The B105 Megaticket Club gives Megaticket buyers access to their own private area with a cash bar, concessions and restroom located in PNC Pavilion.  There is also a private entrance into the Megaticket Club that will open 30 minutes earlier than the public gate time.




ü  Fri May 30                Lady Antebellum with Billy Currington & Joe Nichols

ü  Fri June 20                Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Leah Turner & Charlie Worsham

ü  Sun June 29             Tim McGraw with Kip Moore & Cassadee Pope

ü  Thu July 31              Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge

ü  Fri Aug 8                  Toby Keith with Special Guests

ü  Sat Aug 23               Luke Bryan with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell

ü  Sun Aug 24              Luke Bryan with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell

ü  Fri  Sept 5                Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow & Gloriana

ü  Thu Sept 25             Dierks Bentley with Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi





  • Seats in Pavilion Sections 700, 800 & 900 for all nine Country Megaticket shows;
  • Megaticket Club Access: Located in PNC Pavilion, includes private cash bar and concessions  as well as a private restroom area and early entry into the Megaticket Club;
  • Souvenir Laminate;
  • Presale Access for next year’s 2015 Megaticket.


GOLD PACKAGE ($590.00) 10% SAVINGS*  

  • Seats in Pavilion Sections 700, 800 & 900 for all nine Country Megaticket shows;
  • Presale Access for next year’s 2015 Megaticket.



  • Lawn ticket to all nine Country Megaticket shows;
  • Megaticket Club Access: Located in PNC Pavilion, includes private cash bar and concessions  as well as a private restroom area and early entry into the Megaticket Club;
  • Souvenir Laminate.
  • Presale Access for next year’s 2015 Megaticket


LAWN PACKAGE ($299.00) 25% SAVINGS*  

  • Lawn ticket to all nine Country Megaticket shows;
  • Presale Access for next year’s 2015 Megaticket.


*Savings based on cormparison of individual ticket sales purchased via Ticketmaster.


The Megaticket will be available for a limited time only!  Individual concert on-sale dates, prices and other info can be found at in the upcoming weeks.


2014 Country Megaticket packages go on sale to the public Friday, January 24th at 10 a.m. and can only be purchased online at  or Megaticket price includes parking and all convenience charges. There is a 6 ticket limit per person. All dates, times and artists are subject to change without notice.  All events rain or shine.  No refunds or exchanges.



Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 14, 2014

A Very Special Evening With Dave Matthews Band” Will Feature

The Group Performing Two Sets Each Night

Cincinnati, OH (1/14/14)  – In 2013, Rolling Stone put Dave Matthews Band on its list of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now,” observing, “Two decades in, DMB still know how to surprise their fans.” The group’s 2014 North American summer tour may be its most surprising yet.

“A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band” will feature the group delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout its career. Dave Matthews Band will wind through numerous configurations – from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire band to more intimate moments featuring small groups of band members – including a stripped-down pairing of Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, performing as an acoustic duo, as they occasionally do when the band is off the road. A variety of guests will join the band throughout the summer.

“I was talking to Carter about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together. It’s how we started – in the basements of Carter’s and my mom’s houses,” says vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews. “Our shows are loose, but we started thinking that maybe this summer we should make them looser and bring some of that feeling to the stage. It seems like the opposite of a safe plan, so why not?”

“Everyone was really psyched about the idea, so we’ve been busy figuring out how to turn it into the best possible experience for our fans,” says drummer Carter Beauford.

The extensive North American outing will kick off on May 16 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX and include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Wednesday, July 9.

An online presale for all shows will begin on Thursday, January 16, at 10:00 AM ET at for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association. Citi is the official credit card of the Dave Matthews Band Summer 2014 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning on Monday, February 3, at 10:00 AM local time for all shows except the August 29-31 dates, which will be available beginning on Monday, February 17, 10:00 AM local time. For complete presale details visit

Tickets for the Cincinnati show will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 7, at 10:00 AM.  For further details visit

Last summer’s Dave Matthews Band run topped Billboard’s Hot Tours chart in September 2013. The Dallas News noted, “the band’s musicianship deserves undivided attention…For nearly three hours that organic blend of instruments, voices and songs swept through a crowd eager to spend all night with the Dave Matthews Band.”

“The only reliable Dave Matthews Band set list is a dart board with the group’s entire 22-year-old discography. And that, my friends, is a good thing – for the fans and the band,” said Cleveland’s Plain Dealer. “Each night is a new night, a new beginning for us all…Like life, which really has no straight roads, a DMB show is a journey down twisting and turning byways. The difference is that there are no speed bumps, no orange barrels, but there ARE plenty of fascinating side roads.”

Dave Matthews Band has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The group has teamed up again with Rob Cavallo, who produced 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, to record a new album that will be released later this year. With Away From The World entering the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in 2012, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in chart history to have six consecutive studio albums debut atop the chart. The band ranked as the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 19 million tickets since its inception.

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Chicago & REO Speedwagon Set to Launch Co-Headlining Summer 2014 Tour

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 14, 2014


AUGUST 13, 2014

Tickets on sale January 17 at 10am

CINCINNATI, OH (January 13, 2014)  –  Legendary rock bands, REO Speedwagon and Chicago, announced today they will kick off a co-headlining tour this summer.  The 15-date summer tour will take the bands through major metropolitan areas across the United States including a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30pm.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show, $37.50* – $87.50* Reserved Pavilion, $26.00* General Admission Lawn and $79.00* Lawn 4-Packs, go on sale to the public beginning 10am on Friday, January 17 at, and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

SPECIAL $10* LAWN TICKET OFFER – ON SALE WEEKEND ONLY: A limited number of $10* Lawn tickets will be available beginning 10am on Friday, January 17th thru 11:59am on Sunday, January 19th.

*All tickets include parking and are subject to applicable fees.  No refunds or exchanges. All events rain or shine.  $10 Lawn tickets available during the on sale weekend only and while supplies last.

Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00 AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program.  For complete presale details, visit  All presales end at 10:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 16.

“It’s ironic, that these two legendary bands, who both have roots in Illinois, were label-mates (Columbia/Epic) in the 70’s, and experienced waves of immense success in the 80’s and 90’s, and have somehow continued to consistently make compelling music, both in-studio and on tour…. have never before performed together!” says Chicago’s Robert Lamm.  “This situation is about to change, as Chicago and REO will perform together during the concert’s encore and present a finale that will thrill their audiences. As a musician who has always respected REO’s skills, I look forward to our first rehearsals early this summer.  This will be fun!”

“With so many personal connections between various members of REO and Chicago, it is amazing that we have never actually toured together. I love it that the Chicago guys feel the way we do about truly playing together when you tour together,” says REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin.  “Can you imagine the Chicago horn section on ‘Roll With the Changes’? That would blow my mind! This tour promises to deliver some unique music from two bands who have made a ton of hit records, share that Midwest work ethic, and still refuse to sit back on their past accomplishments. We both keep raising the bar, challenging ourselves, and rocking hard… and the audience is the ultimate winner. We are psyched… I can’t wait for this tour.”


About Chicago

Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades.

In March of 2013, Chicago’s multi-platinum two-disc bestseller, The Very Best Of Chicago, Only The Beginning charted at #1 on two Billboard charts: the Catalog Chart, and the Digital Catalog chart.  In Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, Chicago came in at #13, the highest charting American band.  Chicago will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time in 2014, and their album The Chicago Transit Authority was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame this year.

Formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, the group produced a steady stream of hits Formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, the group has produced a steady stream of hits throughout their career, including “25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday In The Park”, “Hard Habit To Break”, “If You Leave Me Now” & many more.  Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles.

The line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Wally Reyes on percussion.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. The band is now in their 46th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!

Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.  Chicago is currently recording new songs. Fans are being offered clips of works in progress on the band’s website,


About REO Speedwagon

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO SPEEDWAGON has rocked to the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of gold and platinum records.  The group’s nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot. Thirty–plus years later, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying concert audiences across the nation.  Live at Moondance Jam – the band’s hit-filled performance from the country’s premier classic rock festival, was released in both a Blu-ray and a deluxe edition (containing a CD and DVD in a glossy digipak) on November 19th.  REO unveiled the band’s “Great Chicago Fire Hydrant” as part of a citywide Chicago public art installation project to benefit  the 100 Club Chicago. Recently, REO SPEEDWAGON and STYX organized Rock To The Rescue Extends A Hand To Those In Need, a benefit concert to raise funds for central Illinois communities that were affected by the recent devastating tornadoes. This concert raised in excess of $400,000 and REO Speedwagon continues to raise funds for Rock To The Rescue at headlining shows in the Midwest.

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Kid Rock At Riverbend Music Center

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 4, 2013

Kid Rock

Kid Rock took over Riverbend Music Center as his “$20 Best Night Ever” tour in support of  his latest release “Rebel Soul” played to a sold out audience.  Rock insisted that all tickets were sold for twenty dollars and even had a Kid Rock food special of four hot dogs and two drinks for $20. The show began with a prayer by Rock from behind the stage curtain. Rock prayed “in thanks for his fans and promised to bring his best to the performance”.’

Aided by his excellent band, Rock mixed songs from all releases during the powerful set. His elaborate stage setting full of screens, various lights and fireworks kept the fans on their feet the entire show.   Rock’s strong voice , along with his high energy dancing made for an entertaining evening.

Uncle Kracker and ZZ Top warmed up the audience with strong but short performances.  Three bands and a beautiful venue made this show a bargain!



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