Live Review: Ohio Players @ The Birchmere — 5/28/22

The Ohio Players perform at The Birchmere on May 28, 2022. (Photo by Will Colbert)

“Gem City” is an unusual nickname for Dayton, Ohio. Perhaps, it’s a nod to a time when the city churned out the who’s who of funk. Artists like Zapp, Roger Troutman, Heatwave, and Slave, to name a few. This past Memorial Day Weekend, The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, welcomed Dayton’s crown jewel of funk and R&B — the Ohio Players.

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