The City of Dublin Announces Ann Wilson as the Headlining Act for the Independence Day Evening Celebration

(Dublin, Ohio) – Ann Wilson, lead singer of the bands Heart and Tripsitter, will headline the City of Dublin’s Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 at Dublin Coffman Stadium.

Ann Wilson is the founder and the lead singer-songwriter of the barrier-breaking band Heart. Her powerful voice and passionate performances have made her one of the most influential rock artists of all time. Wilson has earned record sales of more than 35 million, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

With hits like “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” and “Magic Man” she is no stranger on the list of rock’s greatest hits. Prior to starting their summer tour, Wilson & Tripsitter put the finishing touches on a new album of original material.

Locals and guests alike will be rockin’ all day long with events and excitement. It will surely be an Independence Day that will “go on when we close our eyes.”

Independence Day Schedule:

8 a.m.
Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby
Avery Pond (corner of Wynford Dr. and Avery Road)

11 a.m.
Independence Day Parade
Metro Center-Historic Dublin
Parade Partners – Nationwide Children’s Hospital, OhioHealth, Minuteman Press, HEGG Windows and Doors and Goldfish Swim School

4:30 p.m.
Evening Celebration
Dublin Coffman High School

9:50 p.m. Fireworks presented by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Dublin Coffman High School

Reserved Table Sales:

Online sales are returning! Reserved tables will not be sold in person. Dublin residents only may purchase one table per household on the stadium field. Reserved tables are $200 each and seat up to eight people (children 4 and up require a ticket).

To purchase a table, follow these simple steps:

  1. PRIOR to June 5: Set up/Confirm Your Rec Center Account
    Dublin residents interested in purchasing a table must verify their residency and have an active account with the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC). To check your current account or activate a free account, click here.
  2. June 5-June 6: Register for the Table Sale
    Dublin residents with an active DCRC account can register for the table sale starting at 10 a.m. on June 5. Registration will end at midnight on June 6. On June 7, confirmed registrants will be separated into groups and notified of their assigned time slot for the online table sale, scheduled for June 8 and 9. The earlier a resident registers for the table sale, the earlier time slot he/she will get to purchase a table (similar to airline check-in and boarding groups).
  3. June 8-9: Online Table Sale
    On the day of the assigned timeslot, registrants can log in, select and purchase a table. Tickets will be emailed to the buyer. Individual tickets can be transferred to other guests electronically. Wristbands will be distributed at the event or can be picked up in advance at the DCRC June 25-July 3.

If reserved tables remain after the initial Table Sale on June 8-9, Dublin residents can purchase a table starting on June 13. Table sales will open to the general public starting on June 15, until they are sold out.

VIP Tables:

Interested in a VIP table for 8 at the evening celebration? A prime-location table and a parking pass are included with each VIP package for $1000. Individuals and companies will be recognized for their partnerships on the City of Dublin website and at the evening celebration. To purchase a VIP Table, contact Liz Kirkpatrick at

Stadium Wristband Sales

Dublin residents and Dublin School District residents can purchase Stadium Wristbands (bleacher and end zone seating) for $5 each beginning Sunday, June 25 at noon. Wristbands can be purchased online or at the DCRC.

If wristbands remain, they will be available to the general public starting June 30 and the price increases to $10 each. Dublin residents and Dublin School District residents may continue to purchase wristbands after June 30 in-person only at the DCRC for $5 until July 4 (noon) with proof of residency. All wristbands onsite will be $10 regardless of residency.

DCRC front desk hours are:
5600 Post Road
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–9:15 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-7:45 p.m.

Kids Zone

The Kids Zone, located just outside the stadium gates, offers a variety of inflatable activities for children (recommended for ages 2-12). Kids Zone tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the DCRC for $7 each. Tickets will also be available onsite for $10. A ticket allows unlimited play from 4:30-9:30 p.m. at the event. You do not need a stadium or reserved table ticket to access the Kids Zone area.

Get Involved!

The Annual Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby kicks off the daylong celebration at 8 a.m. at Avery Pond. The Avery Pond is located at the corner of Avery Road and Wynford Drive. No pre-registration required.

The Independence Day Parade Bike Brigade is open to children ages 6 to 13. A parent or legal guardian’s consent is required and space is limited. Apply online.

OhioHealth will sponsor bike racks available at the evening celebration.

Become a Sponsor or a Parade Partner. Visit the City of Dublin Independence Day web page for more information.

Become a Volunteer! The Independence Day Celebration wouldn’t be possible without a team of volunteers.


Media Contact:
Madi Kregel
Public Information Officer
614.917.3080 – Cell
614.410.4509 – Desk

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