Canal Music Fest upcoming

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Area Arts Council is putting the final touches on the Seventh annual Canal Music Fest. This year’s event is presented by Edison State Community College and Thrivent Financial Associate Matt Buehrer, and will feature the Journey cover band, “Absolute Journey Tribute.”

The 2016 Canal Music Fest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at City Park, in Tipp City. Food and beverages will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Vendors joining us this year include McNasty’s, Mohawk Grill, Sam & Ethel’s, Wiggy Dip and more.

“Absolute Journey Tribute” hails from Toronto, Canada, and is one of the most acclaimed rising tribute acts in North America. The band is dedicated to presenting a faithful representation of the Steve Perry era of Journey, enriched with audience interactivity, projections, backdrops and true-to-the-original costume changes. Riccardo Curzi is on lead vocals

The Canal Music Fest is free and open to the public. Raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing will be available for purchase. No coolers permitted. The event will be in the park, north of the Tipp City Aquatic Center. Enter from Parkwood Drive, where free parking will be available. Additional information and directions can be found at or at

Additional event and TCAAC supporters include Joseph Airport Toyota/Hyundai, Favorite/Hamler-Gingrich Insurance, Regal, Tipp City Area Community Foundations, Abbott, Tipp City Community Minded Women, Eagles Aerie 2201–Tipp City, OH, Gibson Law Offices, Rusty Harden Art Studio, Stillwater Technologies, Unity National Bank, Abbey Credit Union, Bud Polley’s Floor Center, Emerson Climate Technologies, Monroe Federal, Dave Arbogast Buick-GMC, Downtown Dayton Radio, Holiday Inn Express and WiGro Construction.