Concerts to hit stage in 2017


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Maroon 5 had to reschedule their show at the U.S Bank Arena on Sept 29th to Mar. 3rd due to the birth of Adam Levine’s baby. The show was one of seven shows that were rescheduled for the new year. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres helped name Levine’s daughter, Dusty Rose Levine, over a text message.

The 2016 concert season is just winding down, but the 2017 season is just beginning. There are many different artists performing in Cincinnati this upcoming year, with Maroon 5, DNCE, and The Weekend as just a few.
“I have never been to a concert but I have wanted to for years, the unity felt in the audience during the performance, unique people coming together to enjoy something they are passionate about, would be an incomparable experience,” said Ashwin Chidambaram, 11.
The U.S Bank Arena in downtown is a popular location for concerts, with performances by the Lumineers on Jan. 31st, Maroon 5 on Mar. 3rd, the Red Hot Chili Peppers on May 19th, and the Weekend on June 9.
“I think that it would be really cool to see the Weekend perform live, I have seen his performances online and his shows seem like they would be a lot of fun. He was amazing stage presence, which I think is important in any good show,” Chidambaram said.
Bogarts is another common gathering place for concertgoers, with DNCE coming on Feb. 1st, Grouplove on Mar. 24, and Mayday Parade on Apr. 26. Bogarts is a smaller venue, holding about 1,500, and includes three levels for concert viewing.
“Smaller venues are better than big arena tours because I feel like it allows the performer to connect with the audience more and make it more personal, which would be a better experience for both the audience and the artist,” Chidambaram said.
You can find tickets for any of the shows at either here or here.