Halloween parties and concerts in Cincinnati 2017
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Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons. This Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Cincinnati has plenty going on, from "American Idol" contestants to rising country stars. So, guys and ghouls, get your costume picked out, grab your tickets and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.

David Archuleta
Oct. 27 @ 8:30 p.m.
Ludlow Garage - 342 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Check out platinum-selling "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta when he comes to the Ludlow Garage Friday, Oct. 27, kicking off Halloween weekend. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $25 to $45.

Kip Moore
Oct. 28 @ 8 p.m.
Bogart's - 2621 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45219

See country singer Kip Moore over Halloween weekend on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Bogart's as part of his Plead the Fifth tour, along with Drake White and the Big Fire and Jordan Davis. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $35. Get ready for the show with our interview with Moore and single "More Girls Like You."

The Beach Boys
Oct. 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Aronoff Center - 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Music icons The Beach Boys--now led by Mike Love, the only original remember remaining--will perform over Halloween weekend as part of a tour that has them on the road through next summer. The Oct. 28 concert was originally set to begin at 8, but the start time has been shifted up to 7:30. Previously purchased tickets listing the 8:00 start time will still be honored. If you don't have tickets yet, don't worry! They're still on sale now, with prices ranging from $38.50 to $64.50. VIP packages are also available.

Colin Hay
Oct. 29 @ 8 p.m.
Taft Theatre - 317 East 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Enjoy a concert from former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay, closing out Halloween weekend on Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $42.50 to $62.50. Get ready for the show with our interview with Hay, plus the animated video for "A Thousand Million Reasons," which premiered right here on AXS over the summer and is from his latest album, Fierce Mercury

Flogging Molly
Oct. 30 @ 7 p.m.
Bogart's - 2621 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45219

Celtic punk band Flogging Molly wants you to know that Life Is Good, with their tour and album of the same name. They'll be stopping by Bogart's the day before Halloween, Oct. 30, along with fellow punk rockers Anti-Flag. Tickets are on sale now for $33.