October 26th, 2015

Four years ago I started Innovation Concerts with the goal to put on great shows with both touring and local bands. Over the past 4 years we have booked five different venues and hosted over 1000 shows. Being in a smaller market like Toledo we have had a lot of ups and downs. It has from the very start been a labor of love. The Innovation Crew all work insanely hard and around the clock. A normal work week each and every member of the staff puts in 70+ hours a week because we all believe in the local music scene and want it to grow. In recent months we have noticed fewer and fewer people coming to shows and an overall lack of interest. As much as we all really want to bring bands to town and continue to book all of the great local bands on shows the reality is the drain financially, mentally and physically  has taken a toll where we need to take a step back.  


As of today Innovation Concerts will no longer be booking future concerts. Our plan is to take a step back and pursue other avenues in hopes that after a much needed break we can perhaps do a few larger events in the coming years. Our shows up to Nov 7th at Iggys will still happen and our shows up to Nov 28th at Frankies will still happen. After Nov 28th we will officially be on a much needed break. 


We cannot stress enough the thanks we have for the support from music fans and especially the local bands over the last four years. Toledo has a really rich local music community. Our current band list has over 200 local bands from every genre that you can think of.  We hope to see current live music venues like The Longhorn, Realm, Village Idiot and OT thrive. We hope that people get out and support these venues instead of complain that nothing ever happens in Toledo. We see so many great bands week after week that deserve to play in front of packed rooms. For the people that have an interest in putting on shows find a basement, bowling alley or bar and run with it. I will say that this is not goodbye. We all plan on still supporting the local music community with passion. It will be nice to actually be able to enjoy the music from the audience stress free. 


In the meantime get out to Frankies and Iggys for our remaining shows. Our website will be completely up to date with all remaining shows this evening.


Thank You Toledo!


Broc Curry

Innovation Concerts Founder & President

June 3rd, 2015

Catch Jim Adkins live at Frankies July 1st! Tickets are only $15 and on sale now HERE



I am Jim. I have had the pleasure/honor/luck to play in the mostly-pro rock band, Jimmy Eat World for 21 years now. It’s something I take seriously and at every opportunity that comes our way, am grateful.

In the last few years we have toured extensively playing songs from our career and most recent album, “Damage”… as well as a tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of our 2004 album, “Futures”.

For our ( hesitate to call it this but here goes..) career, we have operated more or less the same way. Write, tour, record, tour, pull our heads together then write again. 2015 seemed like as good a time as any to take a second and experiment with life outside the pattern.

In the past I have been involved with solo work, playing mostly benefit concerts locally in my home of Arizona. Toward the end of our last European tour I decided to stick around and play a solo show in Berlin, DE. I thought to myself: hey, this is different and also pretty fun… I could keep going.

So why not? This summer and fall of 2015 I will be touring with me and a guitar. Playing new solo material, rock band songs and covers (no freebird!). I am trying to play places and venues we haven’t been to in a long time with the band, or maybe ever.

Looking forward to adventure!

Jim Adkins

Phoenix, AZ

November 14th, 2013

Innovation Concerts and Revolver Ecigarettes Present RevolverFest 2014 at Mainstreet Saturday Feb 1st featuring SAVING ABEL and more tba. All day multiple stages advance tickets are only $12 and go on sale this Friday.

November 13th, 2013

POP EVIL live at Toledos Mainstreet Sun Dec 15th just announced! Tickets go on sale Friday for only $12. We are looking for 1 local opener. If you are interested send a message or

November 5th, 2013

We're really excited to announce a FAN APPRECIATION SHOW at Headliners on Friday, November 29 !!! 12 of Toledo's best acts will be showcased on two stages. Confirmed so far is; Illumira, Raine Wilder, Hour 24, Fail & Deliver, Siklid, Skylights, Demonshifter, Ryan Started The Fire and Greenbelt Parkway. It's FREE to anyone who has a ticket and you can get them from any of the featured artists, $3 at the door for those under 21. It's $5 flat if you haven't got a ticket, whether you're over 21 or not.

Thanks to all those who support local music !!! Make sure you get out for this FREE event, with doors at 6:00 PM!

October 28th, 2013

TWO COW GARAGE back at Frankies Inner-City for the first time in a couple years Friday November 29th! Tickets only $5! 

September 20th, 2013

Catch FLASHLIGHTS live at Toledos Mainstreet Friday October 11th just announced! Tickets only $5! For fans of catchy indie rock. Check it! Looking for 2 local Indie style openers email or

September 20th, 2013

KINGSFOIL featuring FRANKIE MUNIZ aka MALCOLM from MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE live at Toledos Mainstreet Weds Oct 16th just announced! Tickets go on sale tomorrow for only $10. We are looking for 2 local openers. If you are interested send a message or

August 22nd, 2013

We're extremely excited about Toledo Music Fest End of Summer Blowout happening at Mainstreet (formerly known as The Main Event) Saturday August 31st. 50 live acts multiple stages all day event. If you're in a band and wanting on the bill, we only have 5 slots left, so email for more info!


Lineup so far:

Raine Wilder
Tony Godsey Band
The Lonely Friends
Earth Below Us
Truth Ascension
Decades Past
Against All Odds
Chernobyl Cult
Aggravated Assault
Forbidden Outcome
Breathe Till Dawn
Missing In Cinncinati
Seeking Motivation
Minds Without Purpose
Ryan Started The Fire
Hence The Wolves
Para Bellum
Dont Get Bored
The Shame Game
Suspicious Behavior
Light Horizon
Marky Strange
Throw It To Erie
Paying For The Priceless
Tune Squad
Triple Threat
Driven By Fire
DJ Dead Romeo
Saturnine Hello

August 4th, 2013

You've probably heard that Sevendust is coming to Headliners on Friday August 9th. What you might not know is that Innovation Concerts and WIOT are giving seven lucky winners the chance to race against the band on the go kart tracks of Sportway in Toledo! Listen to 104.7 WIOT for your chance to win your way into the contest. Each contestant will receive one pair of tickets to the show, plus one entry into the race. The 1st place finisher wins a brand new electric guitar autographed by the Sevendust. 2nd and 3rd place finishers will get some cool prizes as well. On your mark, get set, go! RSVP


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