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Party in Park features bands, brews, and shopping Friday nights this summer

Party in the Park presented by Loose Ends Brewing Company returns to Stubbs Park in 2023 with three exciting events throughout the summer.

The family-friendly events are June 9, July 14 and August 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. at Stubbs Park, 255 W. Spring Valley Pike, Centerville.

Families can shop from more than 35 curated vendors, boutiques, and area small businesses offering a unique variety of items, along with dining from food trucks. HOCWT will sell beer, wine, and liquor. Kids activities also will be available for kids to enjoy throughout the park.

#FillTheHill at 7:00 p.m. each night for a special concert featuring live music from some of the area’s biggest bands.

Vendors at these events have already been selected through membership with HOCWT and during the open application process, which was posted here on our website as well as on social media. Applications closed March 24 and selected vendors were notified March 29. To be placed on the waitlist for the Party in the Park events, email with your name, business name, email contact, description of your business, and date(s) you wish to participate. Anyone activated from the waitlist will receive an email as well as an invoice for applicable booth fees. No one will be added to the event less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

JUNE 9: Naked Karate Girls

June 9: The Naked Karate Girls

The Naked Karate Girls Band (NKG) makes all events an epic experience for everyone! With a cast of 12+ professional performer musicians, it's no wonder that NKG is known as the Best Party in the Galaxy(TM).

Since 2008, NKG band has performed over 3,000 public events, private parties and weddings. NKG Band is consistently ranked #1 in reader's polls and is the most popular live party cover band by every metric.

The band is NOT actually naked, of course, but they will "bear all" for their music at Stubbs Park on June 9.

JULY 14: Stranger

July 14: Stranger

Stranger just celebrated 26 years of playing together across Ohio and the Tri State area. Formed in 1996, Stranger has played to thousands of loyal fans in the Stranger Nation. Over the years, the band has opened up for Loverboy, John Waite, Starship, REO Speedwagon, Huey Lewis and the News, .38 Special, Foreigner, Night Ranger and Rick Springfield five times!

Since 2019, Stranger has also recorded and released songs with Rick Springfield (“Kristina”), John Waite (“Missing You”) and most recently Franke Previte of Franke and the Knockouts (“Sweetheart”). Those songs are all out and available anywhere music is streamed.

In February 2022, the band launched Stranger and Friends with Franke Previte and Bill Champlin, formerly of Chicago, playing a “Yacht Rock Tribute to the 80’s” to a packed house in Dayton, Ohio.

AUGUST 11: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

August 11: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

Their name says it all: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. For nearly 20 years, the band has been performing sold out shows around the world; playing over 1,500 dates in 46 states and 8 countries.

Many go to their live shows with reservations, high expectations, and the burning question, “Do these guys sound like the real Dave Matthews Band?” Almost always the answer is, “Yes!”

Since 2004, The DMTB is the only nationally touring tribute to the Dave Matthews Band. This 5-piece ensemble strives to pay homage to their famous counterparts by matching the excitement, energy, intensity and intimacy of a DMB live show.

While most fans never witnessed the real band before they became the platinum-selling artists they are today, The Dave Matthews Tribute Band prides itself on giving audiences this opportunity at intimate venues around the world.

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