Start weekends early at The Takeover
Weekends start early in West Chester Township at The Takeover!
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.
Bring a friend, make it a date or fly solo every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. June 1 through August 31. Enjoy great food, cold beer and free, live music as the region’s hottest bands and trendiest vendors take over The Square together with you.
Eleven bands play 14 concert dates, each with its own theme. Corresponding activities are provided by partnering local businesses and community organizations.
The season kicks off June 1 with the Butler County Visitors Bureau and its Donut Trail taking over The Square to celebrate “National Donut Day” one day early. Band SWAGG performs hit pop, rock and hip hop covers.
In week two, Cincinnati’s premier rock cover band DV8 performs and players from professional soccer team FC Cincinnati will be on hand to sign autographs. Soccer fans won’t want to miss this great night!
Craft Beverage Nights
Craft beer is for sale at all 14 concerts thanks to DogBerry Brewing of West Chester, FigLeaf Brewing Co. of Middletown, and Ohio Eagle Distributing. Breweries will alternate dates and offer certain beer styles throughout the summer in limited quantities, so be sure to get to concerts early!
Wine lovers will want to mark their calendar for June 22, July 20 and Aug. 24 – these three dates are Ohio Wine Nights! In partnership with the Ohio Wine Association, four wineries along the Ohio River Valley Wine Trail will sell glasses of wine produced locally in southwest Ohio. Participating wineries are Valley Vineyards; Winery at Versailles; Hanover Winery; and Olde Schoolhouse Vineyard & Winery.
Instagram Photo Contest
Concert-goers are invited to participate in The Takeover photo contest on Instagram. Use hashtag #TakeoverWC and/or tag @WestChesterTownship to enter. Four finalists will be selected each month (June, July and August) and winners will be voted on by the Township’s Facebook followers. Winners will receive a swag bag of prizes.
Take weekends up a notch at The Takeover on The Square: Your summer. Your park. Your party.