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Party local at The Takeover in West Chester

Post Date:05/09/2018 10:14 AM

Take weekends up a notch at The Takeover in West Chester Township!

The Takeover, presented by First Financial Bank, is an admission-free, outdoor summer concert series hosted on The Square @ Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Dr. 

Join friends and neighbors every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. June 7 through August 30. Each of this year’s 13 summer concerts are designed to include unique, local experiences based around a theme.

TakeoverWC 2018 logoThe season kicks off June 7 with  The Good Hooks and special guests from the Butler County Visitors Bureau’s world famous Donut Trail. The month of June also features an autograph-signing night with professional soccer players from FC Cincinnati, and the “Community with Heart Takeover,” where guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable canned goods to Reach Out Lakota.

Handcrafted local microbrews will be available at 10 of 13 nights throughout the summer thanks to a partnership with both of West Chester’s hometown craft breweries: DogBerry Brewing and Grainworks Brewing Company. Beer is available every week, but on the last Thursday of each month Ohio wine producers will also be featured.

Thursday, July 5 promises to be a night to remember! West Chester native and 2013 Lakota West grad Eric Ellis takes the stage. Eric starred in the most recent season of ABC’s hit TV show, American Idol, making it through to Hollywood in spring 2018.

Returning bands include favorites like The Naked Karate Girls3 Piece Revival, and Lt. Dan’s New Legs. New this summer, The Takeover offers original music by Indie label artists Matt Waters and Green Light Morning as well as Root Cellar Xtractof Ruh Roh Records.

Other highlights this summer include Thursday, July 19, when the Reds Rover caravan rolls into West Chester during the professional baseball all-star break. And come celebrate Food Truck Rally Eve on Thursday, Aug. 9 – taste a preview of West Chester’s marquee foodie event and get your rock on with Cincinnati’s premiere cover band, DV8.

All concerts feature at least two “dinner” food options and one “dessert” food truck, and Ohio Eagle Distributors of West Chester provides macro brews all 13 nights. Sales of alcohol benefit hosting non-profits: American Legion Post 681, the Rotary Club of West Chester / Liberty, and Union Centre Boulevard Merchants Association (UCBMA).

Events on The Square are weather permitting. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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2018 #TakeoverWC Schedule

Thursday, June 7 The Good Hooks Donut Trail Takeover
Thursday, June 14 Swagg FútbolTakeover
Thursday, June 28 Root Cellar Xtract Ohio Wine Takeover
Thursday, July 5 American Idol ContestantEric Ellis& Friends Hollywood Takeover
Thursday, July 12 3 Piece Revival Tee-It-Up Takeover
Thursday, July 19 Buzz Bin Take Me Out to The Takeover
Thursday, July 26 2nd Wind Ohio Wine Takeover
Thursday, August 2 Lt. Dan's New Legs (LDNL) Tail Waggin' Takeover
Thursday, August 9 DV8 Food Truck Rally Eve
Thursday, August 16 CANCELED due to rain and storms No rain date
Thursday, August 23 Top This Band Axes and Arrows Takeover
Thursday, August 30 Green Light Morning Ohio Wine Takeover
 Thursday, Sept. 6 (rain date)  The Naked Karate Girls Community with Heart Takeover

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