Oxford Uptown Summer Music 2018

Get ready for some warm summer nights of community fun that will make you want to dance! Nothing screams summer in Oxford, Ohio more than our beloved Uptown Music Concert Series. Every Thursday night from June through September, come enjoy various genres of musical entertainment in our beautiful Uptown Park.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners because these will be some memorable nights in Oxford you won't want to miss!

All concerts are held in Oxford's Uptown Park located at 4 North Main St. Click here for a free, printable poster with the whole schedule!

To get you excited, here is the official lineup for the 2018 Uptown Music Concert Series!

The SunBurners

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 7 in Uptown Park!

The midwest's #1 traveling island party band The SunBurners will kick off the Uptown Music Concert Series with a positive summer feel. Influenced by artists like Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, Kenny Chesney and Jason Mraz, The SunBurners are Cincinnati's most unique party band featuring steel drums and beach fun! You'll definitely be in full summer mode after dancing along to these catchy songs!

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our gold sponsor Butler Rural Electric Cooperative.

*repeat repeat

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 14 in Uptown Park!

*repeat repeat is known for its sixties pop with a mix of Warholian garage rock. Mixing the vibes of California surf culture with New York street smarts, *repeat repeat plays songs with the vibes from both American coastlines. *repeat repeat will have you dancing along in no time!

Opening for *repeat repeat will be Flying Underground, an indie rock band with some catchy tunes!

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by out gold sponsor Graeter's Ice Cream.

Butler Philharmonic

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 21 in Uptown Park!

Directed by Paul John Stanbery, Butler Philharmonic is dedicated to outstanding and uncommon programming, the sounds of international guest artists and the finest musical talent in the Great Miami Valley. This is the premiere professional performing arts group in the county that you won't want to miss!

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our gold sponsor Bever Ruder.

Lisa Biales Band

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 28 in Uptown Park!

Lisa Biales sings with a crystal pure voice and writes music about the simple things in life. She weaves a down home blues vernacular with finger style guitar to create songs that feel like they have been around forever. She's an Oxford favorite we know you'll enjoy!

Get a sneak peak of Lisa's music here!

This concert is made possible by our gold sponsor Century 21 Thacker and Associates Inc.

Thunder Bay Band

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 2 in Uptown Park!

For all you 50's, 60's and 70's classic rock fans, Thunder Bay Band is for you! With a bit of blues, country and folk mixed into their sound, this is some music that will surely have you dancing in no time.

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our sponsors Oxford Lions Club, Three Valley Conservation Trust, Oxford Masonic Lodge, Hueston Woods Visitors Bureau, U.S. Bank, Chuck's Electric, and McCulough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Tri Health.

This Pine Box

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 12 in Uptown Park!

This alt rock band from Dayton, Ohio was founded in 2016 by Jake Knight and original member Sean Warpenburg. This Pine Box released its debut EP in July and was featured as Firenotes artist of the month on Bandcamp.

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by Bagel & Deli, Buffalo Wild Wings, Graeters Ice Cream, Miami Savings Bank and Re/Max Alpha Real Estate.

Stagger Lee Band

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 19 in Uptown Park!

This professional country rock band based out of Cincinnati is sure to entertain any country fans! The band formed in 1981 when founder Bobby Joe Mueller named the group after the 1958 hit song made famous by Lloyd Price.

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our gold sponsor RDI Connect Oxford.

Ricky Nye

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 26 in Uptown Park!

Come join in on the fun with one of the nation's leading players and preservationists of Boogie Woogie, Ricky Nye! With Blues, Boogie Woogie and New Orleans Piano, Ricky brings a playful sound to each of his songs.

Get a sneak peak of his music here!

This concert is made possible by our sponsors Juniper, Graeters Ice Cream, L.E. Scofield Window & Door, Oxford Veterinary Hospital, Skyline Chili and The Knolls of Oxford.

Lehto and Wright

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 2 in Uptown Park!

With a unique blend of traditional and modern styles, this folk-rock band consists of three musicians: John Wright, Steve Lehto and Matt Jacobs. With some Celtic and Progressive rock, this group is sure to be a hit in Uptown Oxford!

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by Buffalo Wild Wings, Animal care Clinic with the Care Center and McCulough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Tri Health.

The Tillers

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 9 in Uptown Park!

A modern folk group traveling with their distinct sound all across the country, The Tillers have a wide range of musical styles — from bluegrass to jazz to traditional folk, this group is sure to have you singing along!

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our gold sponsor Wild Berry.

Queen City Silver Stars

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 16 in Uptown Park!

Boasting their positive, uplifting atmosphere, the Queen City Silver Stars pairs Caribbean and World rhythms for a sound you won't easily forget! From Cincinnati, Ohio, this group is sure to bring some serious island vibes to Uptown Oxford.

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our gold sponsor Buffalo Wild Wings.

Berachah Valley

Join in on the fun at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 23 in Uptown Park!

This group of friends from Dayton, Ohio performs Bluegrass, gospel and traditional renditions of current favorites.

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our gold sponsor Hornfeck.

Robin Lacy & DeZydeco

Join in on the fun at 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 30 in Uptown Park! *This concert is included in Oxford's annual Community Picnic — an event you won't want to miss!

This Cincinnati party band is sure to make the uptown concert a party real quickly! Inspired by the Cajun-styled bands of southwest Louisiana, this Louisiana-style rock n' roll group has plenty of catchy tunes to keep you entertained all night. This concert will begin at 6:00 pm so come enjoy some free burgers with friends during our beloved Community Picnic!

Get a sneak peak of Robin Lacy & DeZydeco's music here!

This concert is made possible by the City of Oxford and the annual Community Picnic.

7 Meter Sun

Join in on the fun! 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 6 in Uptown Park!

This local alternative band is known to captivate its audience quickly! With four talented musicians in the group, this alternative-styled music will bring some catchy tunes for sure.

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our gold sponsor McCulough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Tri Health.

The Wrong Crowd

Join in on the fun! 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 13 in Uptown Park!

Operating out of Oxford, Ohio, The Wrong Crowd consists of seven undergraduate musicians that create music appealing to all kinds of music lovers. With positive energy and vibes, The Wrong Crowd is sure to have you rockin' out to some crowd favorites!

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

This concert is made possible by our sponsors Hueston Woods Visitors Bureau and Stateline Medical.

Bad Veins

Join in on the fun! 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 20 in Uptown Park!

Bad Veins is an American indie-pop/rock group that began with multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Davis. This group has toured with Two Door Cinema Club and Walk the Moon, among others, and is sure to bring a fun twist to the Uptown Music Concert Series.

Get a sneak peak of their music here!

Miami University A Cappella Night

Join in on the fun! 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 27 in Uptown Park!

Enjoy everyone's favorite Miami University a cappella groups for this night of a cappella fun! With a wide variety of musical genres, these a cappella songs are definitely a crowd favorite!

This concert is made possible by Delta Sigma Pi, Buffalo Wild Wings and Graeter's Ice Cream.

Things to Know:

* Parking: There is metered parking all throughout uptown. We suggest checking out both Church and Walnut Street for longer metered parking just a block from the Memorial Park. Can't find any parking on the street? We have a parking garage uptown as well! You can find it on this map here.

* Furry friends: Feel free to bring your furry friends to the concerts! We just ask that you keep them on a leash. Bring them by the Enjoy Oxford tent to say hello. We'll have a dish of water for them in case they get thirsty!

* Bring a picnic: The uptown concerts are the perfect opportunity to have a picnic in the sunshine, so bring a cooler packed full of your favorite snacks. Alcohol is prohibited, but we encourage you to stay hydrated with water, soda and juice!

* Smoking/vaping: We ask that you smoke/vape on the sidewalks rather than the grass. Thank you!

Click here for a free, printable poster with the whole schedule! Trust us, this schedule is worthy of a spot on the refrigerator. Round up your friends and family and we'll see you Uptown!