Demi Lovato is replacing Ariana Grande as the headliner for the MLB All-Star concert in Cincinnati this weekend on July 11th. On Tuesday, Ariana Grande shocked fans by pulling out of the concert at the last minute. Grande cited health issues for the reason and on her Twitter page she revealed she had 3 wisdom teeth pulled.
The news shocked everyone, especially those in Cincinnati who rushed online a few weeks back to get their free tickets to see the Pop star (tickets were gone in 5 minutes). Many speculated that the starlet pulled out because of the recent events on July 4th during a Hip-Hop concert which was part of the Summer Series Concert on Fountain Square where teens not only became disorderly, they attacked 2 Police Officers with firecrackers and a Man was attacked by a group of teens.
The All-Star concert promoters scrambled to find a replacement headliner that would satisfy music goers and the fans expecting to see Ariana Grande. It has been confirmed that former Disney star/singer Demi Lovato has signed on to be the opening act. After leaving Disney, Lovato has had an successful solo career and has since become a multi-platinum selling artist. Lovato is sure to bring it this weekend in Cincy.
Opening act, English pop band Rixton are still scheduled to perform.
The performance change does not impact ticket status and no action needs to be taken by ticket holders.
"All concert tickets, including suite tickets, that were distributed a couple weeks ago will still be good for entry and all other details remain the same," said a Paul Brown Stadium spokesperson. If fans purchased a parking ticket and decide not attend, the stadium will offer a refund. Receipts must be mailed to Alex Simmons at PBS.
Gates open at 5 p.m. for the 8 p.m. rain or shine show.
The remainder of the Summer Series concerts on Fountain Square including this coming Saturday's concert featuring local rapper Cal Scruby have been canceled due to the aftermath of violence from last weekend's concert on the Square. Organizers of the event disclosed this information on Tuesday, as the city leaders prepare for hosting the MLB All-Star events this coming weekend.
Due to the disturbance over the weekend on Fountain Square, Mayor Cranley and other city leaders held a press conference to discuss the surge of violence in the city. As far as the Fountain Square disturbance, Police continue to investigate a weekend incident that left two officers and at least one civilian injured late Saturday.
Watch WLWT Channel 5 report:
WITH THE WHOLE WORLD LINING-UP, NORTH AMERICA TO BE 1ST CONTINENT
ON JANET JACKSON’S “UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR”
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
CINCINNATI, OH (June 15, 2015) – Music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson today announced details of her highly-anticipated international tour. The UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR will return one of this world’s most influential entertainers back to the live stage in support of her upcoming album due out this Fall on Rhythm Nation Records/BMG. This first leg, a 36-date tour will take the legendary artist to cities throughout the U.S. and Canada starting Aug. 31 and will make a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Saturday, September 12 at 8:00pm.
Tickets for the Cincinnati show will go on sale beginning at 10:00am on Monday, June 22 at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.PNCPavilion.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and the venue box office. American Express Card members can purchase tickets for select shows before the general public beginning Monday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. through Friday, June 19 at 10:00 pm. “American Express is thrilled to partner with an iconic artist like Janet Jackson on the UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR and bring our Card Members an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general on-sale date,” said Walter Frye, V.P., American Express Entertainment. “Adding Janet to our industry-leading ticketing partnerships is rooted in our mission to serve our Card Members’ deep passion for music.”
Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her 6 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actor as well, including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, choreographer, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed, while acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.
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For a complete list of PNC Pavilion shows go to www.PNCPavilion.com.
Washboard Music Festival — The annual music festival over Father’s Day weekend to celebrate the washboard as a musical instrument is this coming weekend. Arnett Howard kicks off a diverse musical lineup, including Steel City Rovers, The Hobos and more. Other activities include a quilt show, free tours of the Columbus Washboard Company, antique tractor and car shows and more. 5-10 p.m. June 18; noon-11 p.m. June 19-20. Free. 1 E. Main St., Hocking Hills, washboardmusicfestival.com.
Sadly the Kinfolks Soul Food Festival date in Dayton, Ohio was cancelled but the date set for Louisville, Kentucky is still on. The line-up is totally different except for Bobby Brown. Monica, Eric Benet, Al B. Sure and Avery Sunshine will join Bobby Brown.
When: Saturday, June 20th (gates open at 3pm/showtime @ 5pm)
Where: Waterfront Park I Louisville, Kentucky
Old School's 100.3 Jammin' in the Park still has tickets available. The very popular summer event it set to rock the The Shoe at The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati on June 27th. 2015's line-up includes: Naughty by Nature, S.O.S. Band and the Dazz Band.
Tickets went on sale on June 5th but its not too late to grab yours there are still some tickets available. Go to Ticketmaster.com and buy your tickets.
Recess at the Stadium was a huge success. The educational and fun-filled heart-healthy day with aerobic activities, hands-only CPR training and nutritional stations, welcomed 2000 children and 1600 adults to Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday, June 6th for Recess in the Stadium. With the help of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s, the Cincinnati Bengals and the American Heart Association(AHA) for their sponsorship of Recess in the Stadium, the Saturday morning event helped thousands if children learn how to get healthy and have fun.
Hip-Hop star Raekwon is coming to Bogarts for a one night concert. The rapper is part of the SiriusXM presents Raekwon & Ghostface Killah on July 15th.
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah have been members of the legendary Hip-Hop group, Wu-Tang Klan since 1992 but both also have gone on to have successful solo careers.
When: July 15th
Check out Raekwon and Ghostface Killah song "Criminology":
Kelly Clarkson is coming to Cincinnati. The 1st American Idol winner who has gone on to become one of Pop music's biggest stars of today is bringing her tour to Riverbend. This is certainly one concert you don't want to miss. Clarkson has had multiple chart topping hits and won an array of awards. The singer recently released her 7th studio album, Piece by Piece which has already received great reviews.
When: JULY 25th
Where: Riverbend Music Center
Check out Kelly's hit Heart Beat Song video:
Pop sensation, Ariana Grande is set to headline the Budweiser MLB All-Star Game Concert on July 11 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati,Ohio. Special musical guest is Rixton.
Fans can get a FREE ticket to the concert (based on availability) beginning at 9 a.m. on June 18 at allstargame.com/concert
Check out Ariana Grande's new hit song One Last Time: