Rascal Flatts back in Ohio!

Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts were both born in Columbus, Ohio, and they’re returning there this weekend as part of the group’s American Living Unstoppable tour. Joined by honorary Ohioan Joe Don Rooney (born in Kansas, raised in Oklahoma), the trio will play for a sold-out hometown crowd at Crew Stadium in Columbus on Sunday.

It’s an all-Ohio weekend as they’ll be in Cuyahoga Falls tonight (Aug.7) and and Cincinnati on Saturday (Aug. 8). A total of 65,000 fans are expected to see the group’s three shows in the Buckeye state. Darius Rucker continues as the opener on the trek, and Dierks Bentley will be a special guest for the Saturday homecoming.

Also going home this month is Alaska-born songstress Jewel. On August 19, she’s performing a solo acoustic show at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. The concert, which will also feature Jewel’s brother, Atz Lee Kilcher, is a benefit for Homer’s Bunnell Street Arts Center Artists in Schools program.

“I’m so thankful for this town and all that I have been able to accomplish because of the support I received as a young and aspiring artist,” says the singer-songwriter. “When I was 15, I was accepted to Interlochen, an arts school in Michigan, to pursue my studies in visual art and music.”

Jewel’s hometown of Homer helped her raise the $11,000 she needed to attend that school.

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