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Dale Watson Performing On Fountain Square Tuesday July 7 with Straw Boss

Dale Watson

Dale Watson

Tuesday, July 7 @ 7pm
Cincinnati Fountain Square
520 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 621-4400

Call Me Insane wwas released June 9 via Red House/Ameripolitan Records on CD, digital, and vinyl. Dale recorded the album in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.) and brought in his ace touring band, His Lone Stars, to capture his live sound. Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades and coined the term “Ameripolitan” music to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. Read more

Bobby Bare Jr Coming Back To MOTR Pub on 7/3

Bobby Bare Jr

Bobby Bare Jr

photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

Bobby Bare Jr
July 3, 2015
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
21+, FREE,

Bobby Bare, Jr. could’ve phoned in a career. He could’ve exploited the fact that he’s the son of iconic Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, was born into Nashville’s Music Row elite, and counted artists like Shel Silverstein as close family friends and George Jones and Tammy Wynette as next door neighbors. Instead, Bobby blazed a path of unique songwriting craftsmanship with a voice that blows through you like an unyielding wind on the desolate prairie.Undefeated is BBJ’s first release since 2010 – and first back with Bloodshot since 2006’s The Longest Meow – and what he calls his “break-up record,” but the whole of it is much more involved: this isn’t escapism; it’s an emotional survival guide. Undefeated is ten songs of reality checks, clever wordplay, and daring arrangements, the aural companion to that buddy who pulls up a bar stool next to yours to help soak away your sorrows. Read more

Amy LaVere and Will Sexton at The Southgate House Revival – Revival Room June 25

Amy LaVere

Amy LaVere

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
with opener Carole Walker
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
18+, 8pm doors, 9pm show
$8 adv, $10 dos, Buy Tickets

Just nine months after the release of her critically acclaimed 2014 album Runaway’s Diary, Amy LaVere has a sweet surprise for fans – Hallelujah  I’m A Dreamer, recorded with husband and noted guitarist Will Sexton, was released April 7 via Archer Records.

Hallelujah is a sonic portrait. In these 11 tracks, Amy and Will have captured the immediacy of the live show they’ve developed on the road together, reveling in a more stripped-down sound and celebrating the freedoms and limitations that come with it in stunning form. Read more

Janet Jackson Brings The Unbreakable World Tour To Cincinnati on Saturday, September 12


Music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Janet Jackson today announced details of her highly-anticipated international tour. The UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR will return one of this world’s most influential entertainers back to the live stage in support of her upcoming album due out this Fall on Rhythm Nation Records/BMG. This first leg, a 36-date tour  will take the legendary artist to cities throughout the U.S. and Canada starting Aug. 31 and will make a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Saturday, September 12 at 8:00pm.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show will go on sale beginning at 10:00am on Monday, June 22 at,, all Ticketmaster outlets and the venue box office.   Read more

Iron & Wine leads second group of MidPoint Music Festival artists

Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine

Photo By Craig Kief

MidPoint organizers announced today a second group of artists. Tickets for the fourteenth annual event, September 25–27, are on sale now at

Full schedules, stages and more acts in the lineup will be announced in a few weeks.

Sam Beam is a singer-songwriter who has been creating music as Iron & Wine for more than a decade. Through the course of five albums, numerous EPs and singles, Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs. He will be performing with a full band for MidPoint, featuring songs from the entire back catalog and debuting new ones. Read more

NiFi Fest Announces Single Day Lineup and Low Priced Single Day Tix Deal


Nitro Fidelity in association with Kentucky Speedway are excited to announce the single day lineup for inaugural NiFi Festival. Single day tickets will also be available beginning Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10am est via The single day tickets can be purchased at an incredibly low introductory offer of $69 while supplies last or until June 30, 2015. After introductory tickets are sold out, the price for a single day ticket will be available for $99. Three-day tickets are still available for $199. AN Ignited One Day Pass is also available for $275. Read more

Good Graeff Set To Release New EP “Good Job Go” July 7th – Madison Live on June 24


Good Graeff

Good Graeff

Good Graeff
Madison Live | 730 Madison Ave | Covington, KY
Wednesday, June 24th | Doors: 7:00pm | $15 | All Ages

Indie-pop twin sister duo, Good Graeff has debuted new video for single, “I Want That” via Baeble Music. Check it out here:“I Want That” is the first single off Good Graeff’s upcoming, “Good Job Go,” which is set for a July 7th, 2015 release. The band will be heading out on a June/July U.S. tour with Mates of State. For additional information and full list of tour dates, please visit:

About the inspiration behind the “I Want That,” video the band explains, “We wanted to make a music video that really represented who we are as a band and people, and I think we did a damn good job!” Read more

Rhiannon Giddens Performing at the Taft Theater on June 12


Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens
June 12, 2015
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

Tomorrow Is My Turn, Rhiannon’s debut album, was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, with a multi-generational group of players whom Burnett assembled. Among them are fiddle player Gabe Witcher and double bassist Paul Kowert of label-mates Punch Brothers; percussionist Jack Ashford of Motown’s renowned Funk Brothers; drummer Jay Bellerose; guitarist Colin Linden; legendary backup singer Tata Vega; veteran Nashville session bassist Dennis Crouch; and Giddens’ Drops touring band-mates, multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and beat-boxer Adam Matta. Read more

Area Neighborhoods Join the All-Star Summer Celebration

Ten local neighborhoods will receive the All-Star treatment this summer as part of the Community Organizing Committee’s (COC) outreach initiative.  The COC will infuse All-Star excitement into these All-Star Neighborhoods with a Baseball Across the Region ceremony, T-Mobile All-Star Fan Fest tickets, official All-Star Summer signage and All-Star Neighborhood celebrations.  These celebrations are unique to each of the selected neighborhoods and are being envisioned and created by civic and residential leaders within each area.

Winners include the neighborhoods of Madisonville, East Price Hill, Clifton, West Chester, Walnut Hills, Pleasant Ridge, Green Township and Cheviot in Ohio as well as Bellevue and Taylor Mill in Kentucky.  Read more

Jesse Terry & Sarah Peacock at Southgate House Revival on June 11

Jesse Terry

Jesse Terry

Jesse Terry & Sarah Peacock
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
June 11
7pm, 18+, $12/$15

Jesse Terry bio

Jesse has a new EP available on Noisetrade, The Calm and the Storm

Jesse Terry is an internationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter whose intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability has solidified him as a favorite at festivals and live venues nationwide. With three full-length albums, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, and Stay Here With Me, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Josh Ritter, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners’ hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. Read more

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