Satchmo Tribute to Benefit Local Non-Profits

Rebirth of Louis Armstrong

Satchmo reborn – Louis Armstrong Tribute Band

Mar 14, 2015: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

4th Floor Blues: InConcert Series

 Rebirth of Louis ArmstrongDean Alan Simms portrays a tribute to Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest musicians & entertainers of all time!

Dean is a trumpeter, bandleader, vocalist, entertainer, and playwright. He started performing at the age of 2, and playing trumpet from the age of 9. He has performed all over the USA and Europe. Former lead trumpeter for the Rock-Roll Hall of Fame Ohio Players, and back up musician band leader for Peabo Bryson, Dean has toured with many famous acts and musicians. His current project Satchmo: the Rebirth of Louis Armstrong is performing all over America.

Dean Alan Simms was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame with the Ohio players in 2013, awarded Male Jazz Artist of the Year by the National Coalition of 100 Black women (Columbus chapter), and given the Ohio Finest Citizen Award by Rep Ross McGregor and the Ohio Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder.

satchmo band pictureDean has also won such awards as; Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, 2013 R&B Music Hall of Fame, Ohio Male Jazz Artist of the Year, and many more. Band members include Richmond’s own Frank DeVito, along with Albert Jackson, Derrick Turner, Terry Twitty and of course Dean Alan Simms as Satchmo. The Crossroads Band will be opening the show. Food and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any of our non-profit members, at our ticket outlets or right here…online. This will be another GREAT InCONCERT production!

You can purchase tickets from any of the InConcert non-profits supported by the series including the Townsend Center or any of its board members.  Ticket price $20/person.

Oktoberfest Is Nearly Here! Tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014

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oktoberfest picIf you are like us…we just love a good festival. And the annual Oktoberfest in the Depot District never disappoints!  Packed with great German food and drinks in the beer garden, live music, activities for the kids at Richmond Furniture Gallery and so much more.

The members of the Depot group really know how to organize a great festival that gets bigger every year.  (We even have family coming from out of town to enjoy the experience).  So pass the word…it’s tomorrow!

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Johnson brothers congratulate each other on winning the tricycle race at a past Oktoberfest. (photo GWC)

Blast at the Overpass is Back..this Thursday!


Submitted by
Lauralee Hites, InCONCERT

We are excited to announce our 9th annual Blast at the Underpass outdoor concert series.  The Blast at the Underpass is InCONCERT’s signature event.  We have been hosting this event year after year in the Depot District to celebrate July 4th.  Please share with your readers this community event.

 Blast at the Overpass
Start the 4th of July celebrations early!  Join us for our annual Blast at the Overpass on Thursday July 3rd.  This outdoor event will feature live bands playing throughout the evening, a beer garden, food vendors and activities.  Bring your lawn chair and pull up a seat for an evening of live music, food and fun.  Buy tickets in advance for only $10.00! Tickets at the gate are $12.00.  Kids under 12 are FREE!  Bands:  Blue Lou and the Mafia , Crossroads, and Jay Jesse Johnson
When: July 3rd, 2014
Where: Depot District Market and 4th Floor Blues Club parking lot
Time:  6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost:  $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the gate (kids under 12 free)
For more information email:

InCONCERT brings Nashville’s top artist to the 4th Floor Blues Club

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buck mccoyBuck McCoy and the Indian Outlaws

Richmond, IN March 22, 2014:  March 29th, Buck McCoy brings his live show to Richmond, Indiana to The 4th Floor Blues Club as part of the Automated Controls and Electrical Supply’s InCONCERT Series.  Ticket sales benefit more than ten area non-profits.

The show is a time machine of Country Music and a tribute to the biggest stars in the music industry. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and the current top hits on radio. Buck pays tribute to the legends of country music like Hank Williams, John Denver thru the years of Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw. Buck even includes music icons like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and Taylor Swift. If you grew up listening to country music you will enjoy this evening of entertainment. This is also a great night to salute the American troops for all they do. For more information visit

When:  March 29th, 2014

Where:  4th Floor Blues Club in Richmond’s Depot District

What:   Buck McCoy and the Indian Outlaws with special guests Crossroads

Cost:    Tickets are $20.00 each

Tickets:  Can be purchased from any of our Non-Profits or online at

Details: Must be 21. Food and Cash Bar available and sold separate

Automated Controls and Electrical Supply and InCONCERT present AD/HD – AC/DC Tribute Band!


adhd_logoRock like it’s 1983 with AD/HD, one of the best AC/DC Tribute Bands in the country!  AD/HD look, sound and rock like AC/DC.   It’s a long way to the top of the 4th Floor Blues club if you wanna rock ‘n roll.  Okay, maybe it’s not such a long way but, you can still rock ‘n roll.  Join InCONCERT for a night of fun, food, drinks and great songs that will remind you of the good ole’ days. 

Date:  February 22nd, 2014

Location: 4th Floor Blues Club

Time:  Doors open at 7pm

Tickets:  $20

Purchase tickets online at

Must be 21. Food and cash bar available

New Year’s Eve at 4th Floor Blues

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inconcert logoThanks to our sponsors and the community for attending our events InCONCERT was able to give back more than $35,000 to 13 area non-profits!  Join InCONCERT in celebrating our accomplishments in 2013 and to ring in the new year and new season!   This is one of biggest parties of the season and great time to celebrate!  We are hosting the New Year’s Eve Celebration at the 4th Floor Blues Club in the Depot District.  Your ticket includes an all you can eat buffet.  Enjoy party favors and of course we will have a champagne toast at midnight.  You’ll love the sounds of Fingertrip band!  FREE ride home within Richmond city limits, in the Blues Mobile.  Don’t miss great food, drinks and music this New Year’s Eve!

Visit for tickets!  Tickets $25.00.  Must be 21.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

New Year’s Eve Party at 4th Floor Blues Club

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Submitted by: Lauralee Hites


It’s our annual New Year’s Eve party hosted by InCONCERT at the 4th Floor Blues Club. We have Fingertrip band playing, party favors, all you can eat buffet and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $25.00 and must be over 21. All tickets sales benefit more than 12 area non-profits. FREE ride home within Richmond city limits in the Blues Mobile. Come celebrate the new year with InCONCERT.

When: December 31st, 2013
Time: Doors open at 8:00pm
Where: 4th Floor Blues Club
Costs: $25.00

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Oktoberfest Is Here! This Weekend In The Historic Depot District


oktoberfestHistoric Depot District Oktoberfest Celebration!

Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10am-7pm

Sunday, Sept. 29th from 11am-5pm

Come to the Historic Richmond Depot District for Great Food, Fun and Festivities during the Oktoberfest Celebration !  There will be loads of FREE fun for the entire family!

  • Huge Street Fair featuring Local Handmade Arts, Crafts & Antiques
  • Free Live Music at Little Sheba’s Restaurant and the 4th Floor Blues Club Parking Lot
  • Beer Garden featuring New Boswell Brewing Company – Richmond’s first brewery in over 100 years!
  • Model Trains by the Richmond Railroader Society at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Kids Train Bouncer at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Professional Kids Face Painting at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Poker Run
  • Mural Tours
  • Amazing Bed Races
  • Ice Cream
  • And Much, Much More!

Be sure to be in the 4th Floor Blues Beer garden outdoors at 1:00 on Saturday for some extra “surprise” fun!!

Booth and Vendor space is still available. Email for vendor application

A New Addition This Year: Music On Main Street- Live!

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Music On Main Street

In the past the Starr Gennett Music Festival was contained to the Gorge.  However this year you will be able to enjoy music and other activities at different venues throughout Richmond, including downtown Main Street.

Blackthorn Bards

Starting this Friday there will be live music in front of Veachs in downtown Richmond.  Be sure to check out Blackthorn Bards playing Irish and Scotish music at 3:15 p.m. in front of Veach’s with our own GoWayneCounty editor, Jack Humphrey on drums. Other musicians will play from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Main Street in front of Veach’s.  This is a family friendly event.

Friday night at 7:30 p.m. you can also see Sweet Honey In The Rock at Goddard Auditorium at Earlham College.  Sweet Honey in the Rock performs an adventurous and diverse mixture of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music, with excursions into symphonic and dance theater.

All day Saturday enjoy free music in the Gorge, and Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. you can see Sweet Honey In The Rock again live at Earlham College (call the box office at Earlham for tickets).  Read below for events during Music on Main Street this Friday, September 6, 2013:

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37th Annual Chanticleer String Quartet Music Festival: Upcoming Performance Dates

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If you are longing to enjoy the relaxing sounds of a string quartet, comprised of true professionals, then you will want to read below for the upcoming performances this year for the 37th annual Chanticleer String Quartet Music Festival:

chanticleer play dates 2013

5th Annual Blast at the Overpass

What:  5th Annual Blast at the Overpass

When:  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Depot District, 4th Floor Blues Club Beer Garden (next to Joe’s Pizza)

Cost: $10 if you buys tickets in advance and can be bought online or by called Jennifer at 765-962-6922.   $12.50 at the gate.  Ages 12 and under get in free.

Details: The event will be held outside and features local entertainers Randy and Brian Baker, Jay Jesse Johnson Band from Cincinnati and Laurie Morvan from California.  All ages are welcome to attend.   Gates open at 5:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs!


Coming To 4th Floor Blues March 23rd

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The InConcert Series proudly presents:

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An Amazing Weekend With So Many Options For Fun In Wayne County

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Do you like live music?  How about magic?  Want to take in a live musical by local actors and vocalists?   Do you have a child who loves the American Girl Dolls? You can enjoy all these and more this weekend.

To get a full run-down you can visit our calendar.  But here are some of the highlights:

Live Music: 

e street pubTonight

Little Sheba’s will host “The Singing Fireman” Brian Benedict at 6:30 p.m.

Moment’s Notice will be playing at Common Grounds Coffee House at 7:00 p.m. (jazz)

Tomorrow Night:

Little Sheba’s will host Sean Lamb at 6:30 p.m.

E Street Pub will feature “So Sayeth” & Jawspread starting at 8:00 p.m.


travis sims magicianTomorrow at 4th Floor Blues as part of the InConcert series magician Travis Sims of “Extreme Entertainment” will entertain both children and adults.  For children there are two shows at 3:30 and 5:30.  Tickets are 5.00 for the kids shows.  And then for the adults you can get tickets for shows following in the evening.  Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets for the adult show are 15.00.  A local magician will perform prior to Drew’s appearance.  Food will be available for the kids shows and an open bar for the adults later at the evening show.  Contact Maria Mitrione’s for more information.  Proceeds benefit 11 non-profits in Wayne County.

Live Theatre:

beauty and the beastBeauty And The Beast by the RHS Players both Saturday night and Sunday.  See poster for more information.

American Girl: Kit Kittridge

On Saturday, at the Centerville Public Library, you can make someone very happy by taking them to see a program that is centered around one of the favorite American Girl Dolls and her life.  This event is from 2-4 p.m. and free to the public.


What Are You Doing New Years? Here Are A Few Local Ideas….

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Whether you are going out to party or staying in, there are several options for enjoyment in Wayne County.

The InConcert Series At The 4th Floor Blues Club- New Years Party

will offer live music and entertainment at the 4th Floor Blues Club tonight.  Featured musicians are: Gil Puckett as well as the Jonny Hazard Band.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, tickets are 25.00 each which includes a buffet and champaigne toast.  Proceeds for this event help to support 12 non-profits in Wayne County.  Tickets can be purchased at Joe’s Pizza, Little Sheba’s, Wayne County Tourism or any of the non-profits supported by the InConcert Series.

New Year’s Eve At The Holiday Inn- Update: Cancelled (see details)

Moment’s Notice, a local jazz group favorite, will play live this evening at the new HolidayInn.  From 6-9 a prime rib buffet will be served and from 9-12 p.m. will be an open bar.  There will also be a champaigne toast at midnight.  For reservations you can call: 765-488-1975.  ***This event has been cancelled due to a low number of reservations.  However, they will be serving a regular meal from 6-11 p.m. and people are welcome to come and stay the night – no reservations needed for the dinner.  Live music will not be available.

Ring In The New Year With a ’60s bash at the VFW Kirk Little Post

Feel free to dress in your favorite ’60s attire as you ring in the new year at the VFW.  Please bring a finger food to share.  Closing at 1:00 a.m.  Call the VFW for more details.

New Year’s Eve Bowling Parties At 40 Bowl

Tonight you can reserve a lane for your family from 6- 8 p.m. with a 59.99 package which includes 2 pizzas, refillable soft drinks, 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and more.  Must call ahead or go in to reserve your spot. Arrival time is 5:30 p.m.

Later, the older crowd can enjoy a late night bowling party starting at 9:00 p.m.  Reservations are not needed but will be on a first come basis.  Cost is per person. 

Staying In Tonight?:  Joe’s Pizza Has A Dish For Your Party

Joe’s will be closing at 3:00 p.m. today, but will have dishes available for your party at home.  Offerings include their signature Calzones, Roscoe’s Rescue, pizzas & more!  Call in or drive by for some yummy additions to your party tonight.


Visit any of your locally owned cafes and restaurants to pick up dishes for your party while buying local and supporting our shop owners. 

Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve! 


Jay Jesse Johnson InConcert At 4th Floor Blues Tonight

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Dave Hepler Holiday Jazz Concert Presented By Morrison Reeves Library

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