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August 12 & 13 – Cincy Blues Fest – Walter Trout, Chuck Leavell, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones and More

Walter Trout

Walter Trout

The 24th edition of the Cincy Blues Fest,
produced by the Cincy Blues Society, features four stages of local, regional
and national blues acts performing Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 along the Cincinnati riverfront downtown at Sawyer Point.

Admission to the Cincy Blues Fest is $20 on Friday and $20 Saturday, with two-day passes for $35 sold at the gate on Friday. Children 13-18 are $5 each day, children under 12 are free. Tickets are now available at Read more

Big Sam’s Funky Nation Voted “Best New Orleans Band” By Where Y’At Magazine – Fountain Square on 8/13 with Souse

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation with SOUSE
Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH
All ages, Free, 7:30pm

Big Sam’s Funky Nation has been crowned NOLA’s “Best Band Of 2016” by Where Y’At Magazine in their 19th annual writer’s poll.  The entertainment, dining and nightlife magazine assembled its staff of fifteen journalists and considered numerous acts from a wide range of genres before Big Sam’s Funky Nation emerged as the winner. Read more

Bonnie Bishop strikes back with “phoenix-rising fervor” on new LP + tour – Live At The Ludlow Garage On 7/23

Bonnie Bishop

Bonnie Bishop

Bonnie Bishop, Rich Robinson
Live at The Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH
8pm, Buy Tickets

On the 10 tracks of ‘Ain’t Who I Was’ (out now), Bonnie Bishop reemerges from a self-imposed exile from music, delivering a stirring vocal performance that “finds a velvety Janis Joplin,” “a hit of Diana Ross,” and “a strong dose of ‘Dusty in Memphis’” (Paste). Hailed as “soulful…full of wrenching renewal” (New York Times), the album is a striking soundtrack chronicling Bishop’s tales of heartbreak, resilience and reinvention. Listen to “Too Late” and “Mercy” here:
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Irish trio SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN announce U.S. Summer & Fall Tours 2016 – Molly Malones In Covington On 9/13

Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan is an award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music.  They will return to the United States in late July for for their fourth U.S. tour kicking off in Ohio with the Cleveland Irish Festival.

Formed in , Socks in the Frying Pan has become one of the most sought after groups in Irish music. The group comprises Aodán Coyne on guitar, Shane Hayes on accordion, and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle and banjo. Their youthful blend of Irish traditional melodies with dynamic 3 part vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences around the world and has earned them much critical acclaim.  Read more

Turnpike Troubadours at The Southgate House Revival On 7/17

Turnpike Troubadours

Turnpike Troubadours

Photo By David McClister

Turnpike Troubadours, Heathen Sons
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH
7:30 pm doors, 8:30 pm show, Buy Tickets

Acclaimed Oklahoma band Turnpike Troubadours will perform at The Southgate House Revival on July 17 in support of their self-titled third release, The Turnpike Troubadours (Bossier City/Thirty Tigers), which reached  #17 overall on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, and #2 on the Independent Albums Chart. Playboy Magazine wrote that the band is “wrenching country music out of a staid rut and turning it into something else entirely” and Noisey writes that the new album is “more mature with a few lessons learned, but still ready to raise some hell”. The new album was premiered exclusively via Noisey along with a full-length interview. Click HERE to read/stream. Read more

Pink Talking Fish Live at Paradise On The Point on July 1

Pink Talking Fish

Pink Talking Fish

Paradise on The Point
7/1 – 7/2/16
Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH
Free, All Ages

Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.

Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands… they are Phenomenons.  Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mind-blowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band. Read more

Darrell Scott Coming To Live At The Ludlow Garage On 7/22

Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott
Live at The Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH
8pm, Buy Tickets

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Darrell Scott will be performing at Ludlow Garage in Cincinnati, OH, on Friday, July 22. Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 8:00 PM. Scott is touring in support of his  album Couchville Sessions which released on May 13th via Full Light Records. The project has already been featured in The Associated Press, Garden and GunRolling Stone  and more. Read more

Nick D’ and The Believers to Debut New Songs at MOTR Pub On 7/1

Nick D' and The Believers

Nick D’ and The Believers

Nick D’ and The Believers
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 10pm

Indie-pop rockers, Nick D’ and The Believers, will perform at MOTR Pub on Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m. The performance is part of a summer tour promoting the release of a brand new EP,Crown, scheduled for release fall 2016.

The Columbus-based band released the first single from their forthcoming EP in April, providing what The Lantern hails as “the most exuberant dynamic out of the band’s entire collection” The track reached the number one requested spot on WWCD 102.5 The Alternative Station’s Top 5 at 5 p.m. before joining the station’s repeating playlist. Read more

Rusted Root To Perform with Toad The Wet Sprocket This Summer – Rose Music Center on 9/2

Rusted Root

Rusted Root

Toad the Wet Sprocket with Rusted Root
Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd, Huber Heights, OH
7pm show, Buy Tickets

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it’s own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Liz explains that the members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music. Read more

PromoWest announces additional headliner to Buckle Up Country Music Festival artist lineup

Randy Houser

Randy Houser

BLUE ASH, OH (June 20, 2016) – PromoWest Productions announced today artists Randy Houser, Brooke Eden and Maggie Rose will join the 2016 Buckle Up Country Music Festival. The lineup already boasts Brad Paisley, Chase Rice, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Jessie James Decker, Corey Smith, Mo Pitney, McGuffey Lane, Carter Winter, Christian Kaser, Billy Brown Band, & Noah Smith.  The festival is set to take place August 5-6, 2016, at Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio. Read more

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