Your Guide to the Western & Southern Open’s entertainment schedule for this year’s tournament

Photo by Vic Kincer

Photo by Vic Kincer

Visitors to this year’s Western & Southern Open, to be held August 11-19 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, will be entertained with world-class tennis, and a schedule of the best local and regional music, food offerings, special events and activities for fans of all ages.


Special fan appreciation days at the Lindner Family Tennis Center are listed below. Tickets are still available for all events. For more info visit or call 513.651.0303:

Kids Day powered by Net Generation
Saturday, August 11
Activities begin at 9AM
INFO: On-court drills, autograph sessions, face-painting and kids activities followed by qualifying matches. Free with a match ticket.

High School Day powered by Net Generation
Sunday, August 12
Activities begin at 9AM
INFO: Students are invited to an exhibition with ATP and WTA stars, activities, and a complimentary Skyline lunch. Free with a day session match ticket.

Military and Uniformed Personnel Appreciation Day
Monday, August 13
All Day
INFO: Any military member or civic personnel showing a valid ID at the door will receive a half-price ticket for either day or evening session.

Live music takes center stage as performers are scheduled throughout the tournament. A majority of the music takes place at the Dayton International Airport Destination Stage located in the middle of the food court. Early morning performances occur at the main north gate. The performance schedule includes: 

  • Saturday, August 11
    • 9 a.m., Jake Evans
    • 11 a.m., Boutique
  • Sunday, August 12
    • 9 a.m., Shaun Henry
    • 11 a.m., The Brussels Sprouts
    • 5 p.m., Elementree Livity Project
  • Monday, August 13
    • 10 a.m., Shiny Old Soul
    • 11:30 a.m., Shiny Old Soul
    • 5 p.m., Chris Lee (Wine Garden)
    • 6:30 p.m., Old Green Eyes
  • Tuesday, August 14
    • 10 a.m., Erin Locke
    • 11:30 a.m., MB Trio
    • 5 p.m., Big Easy and the Gator Show
    • 5 p.m., Chris Goins (Wine Garden)
    • 7:30 p.m., Jazzopolis
  • Wednesday, August 15
    • 10 a.m., Chris Cusentino
    • 11:30 a.m., The YOLO Band
    • 5 p.m., Qtet
    • 5 p.m., Kyle English (Wine Garden)
    • 7:30 p.m., Kyle English and the Mason Brothers
  • Thursday, August 16
    • 10 a.m., Elia Burkhart
    • 11:30 a.m., Lagniappe
    • 5 p.m., The Newbees
    • 5 p.m., Kyle Wilson (Wine Garden)
    • 7:30 p.m., Juan Cosby
  • Friday, August 17
    • 10 a.m., Andy Hopkins
    • 11:30 a.m., Groove Mechanics
    • 2 p.m., Chris Cormer Trio
    • 5 p.m., Jess Lamb
    • 5 p.m., Presten Charles (Wine Garden) 
    • 7:30 p.m., Enrique Arana
  • Saturday, August 18
    • 10 a.m., Dedrich Jones
    • 12 p.m., Annette Shepard Trio
    • 5 p.m., Tracy Walker (Wine Garden)
    • 5 p.m., Sunburners
  • Sunday, August 19
    • 11:30 a.m., Willie Nelson Mandela


The Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine Garden will feature the area’s top celebrity chefs conducting cooking demonstrations and tastings of their most requested recipes. The schedule includes: 

  • August 14: Michelle Brown, Jag’s
  • August 15: Kyle Goebel, Summit Hotel
  • August 16: Donny Hatton, Carlo & Johnny 
  • August 17: Christian Gill, Boomtown Biscuits
  • August 18: Edward Ehlen, Matt the Miller’s
  • August 19: Jean Robert de Cavel, Jean Robert’s Table

Tickets are available for all sessions, including premium inventory within the new South Building. For more information, visit www.wsopen.comor call tournament offices at 513.651.0303. 

 About the Western & Southern Open
The Western & Southern Open will be held August 11-19, 2018, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 20 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. The tournament is one of the prestigious ATP Masters 1000 events on the men's tour and a Premier 5 event for the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The W&S Open is the largest annual summer sporting event in the US Midwest, hosting fans from all 50 states and more than 35 countries with more than 50 million global viewers in more than 160 countries. The tournament is also one of the last stops on the US Open Series before the US Open in New York. Since 1974, the tournament has contributed more nearly $10 million directly to its beneficiaries: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the Barrett Cancer Center and Tennis for City Youth. For more information, visit