Rockin' the River with the King of Pop

Are you ready to rock with the King of Pop? Get ready to moonwalk your way to Erie Park in West Carrollton for an epic night of music, food, and fun at Rockin' the River! This year, we're bringing you the ultimate Michael Jackson experience with Who's Bad, the internationally known Michael Jackson cover band that will have you saying "hee hee" all night long!

But that's not all - we've got a lineup of food trucks that will make you wanna scream with delight! From ILLy's Fire Pizza, Lil Tiki Weenies, McNastys, and even Funnel Cakes Concessions, you'll have plenty of options to satisfy your cravings. And don't forget to try the Rolling Indulgence, THAI1On, and West Carrollton's very own El Meson too!

Doors open at 5:30 pm, so come early to get your groove on with Distant Cousinz, the opening band that will get your feet moving.  And to kick off the headliner show, we've got an exclusive pyrotechnic and fireworks show with an American flag skydive to the sound of the National Anthem. Then get ready to be taken on a musical journey with Who's Bad as they pay homage to the King of Pop himself.

Step into the one of a kind Bourbon & Cigar Tent at the Rockin the River event! Here, the scent of fine cigars meets the warmth of aged bourbon, creating a exclusive hideaway amid the festival frenzy.

And just when you thought the night couldn't get any better, we've got an exclusive pyrotechnic and fireworks show to light up the sky! It's gonna be so epic, it'll make you feel like you're dancing with the zombies in "Thriller"!

Tickets will go on sale this summer, with discount pre-sale tickets available starting at $5. Kids 12 and under are free, and all proceeds go to benefit an outstanding local non-profit the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial. So grab your red leather jacket, your white glove, and come join us for a night of music, food, and fun that will leave you saying "shamone" all year long!


SATURDAY, September 30th
(raindate Oct. 1)

Miami-Erie Canal Park
5641 Marina Dr, Dayton, OH 45449

5:30pm – Gates Open


  • Opening Act – Distant Cousinz 
  • American Flag Pyro Skydive
  • Headliner – Who's Bad  - The ULTIMATE Michael Jackson Experience
  • Fireworks & Pyrotechnics Finale show at dark


  • Online pre-sale tickets starting $5  | Tickets go up at the door $10 starting September 23
  • Free Parking
  • Kids 12 and Under are FREE
  • Lawn Chairs are encouraged
  • No refunds, rain date scheduled for October 1
  • All proceeds go to Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Association
  • Location Address: 5641 Marina Dr, Dayton, OH 45449
  • No coolers are permitted
  • If you’re feeling sick, please refrain from attending


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