Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Outdoor Music in Cincinnati

It's almost that time of year again. Outdoors in downtown Cincinnati is the place to be during the warm months, and here are a few of things that will be happening in and around town...

Appalachian Festival (May 8-10 at Coney Island)

Music from Newfound Road, Comet Bluegrass Allstars, The Tillers, Mount Pleasant String Band, Rabbit Hash String Band, Ma Crow, Wild Carrot and the Roots Band and many others

Second Sunday on Main (2nd Sunday of every month, running May-Sept, located on Main Street)

Sunday, May 10

Noon - The Hiders
1 pm - Kelly Thomas & the Fabulous Pick Ups
2 pm - 500 Miles to Memphis
3 pm - Maurice Mattei and the Tempers
4 pm - Strawboss

Taste of Cincinnati (May 23-25, 5th Street, downtown)
featuring appetizers, entrees and desserts from over 40 restaraunts

New this year is the Katie Reider Tribute Stage presented by Metromix and Avalon. Music by Catie Curtis, Trace Walker, Katie Todd, Edie Carey, Donna Mogavero, Katie Reider Band, Katie Reider Tribute, The Chocolate Horse and Ellery, and many others.

Other performers on additional stages include Randy Houser, Eli Young Band, Bucky Covington, Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band, the Sonny Moorman Group, Jon Justice Band, and many others.

Indie Summer (Friday nights on Fountain Square, Memorial Day thru Labor Day)

May 29 - Peter Adams, Fairmount Girls and Iolite
June 5 - Lions Rampant, Mysts of Time and J. Dorsey Blues Revival
June 12 - Cari Clara, Cash Flagg and Wake the Bear
June 19 - The Hiders, Kim Taylor and The Emeralds
June 26 - Mucca Pazza, Culture Queer, The Damn Thing and The Sleeping Sea
July 3 - Freekbass, Abiyah and Eagle to Squirrel
July 10 - Pomegranates, Bloodsugars and Enlou
July 17 - Wussy, Roundhead, The Tigerlilies and Pasquali
July 24 - Bad Veins CD Release, You You're Awesome, Thing One and A Decade to Die For
July 31 - Matthew Shelton's Picnic, Nathan Holscher and Messerly & Ewing

Riverbend Music Center

Shows of note include:

June 4 - Coldplay with Pete Yorn
June 16 - Dave Matthews Band with The Hold Steady
June 20 - 311 with Ziggy Marley
July 1 - Aerosmith with ZZ Top
July 29 - Vans Warped Tour

PNC Pavilion

Shows of note include:

May 12 - Kings of Leon with The Walkmen
June 6 - Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Shawn Colvin
June 13 - OAR with The Wailers
July 6 - Counting Crows with Augustana
July 28 - Jackson Browne
July 31 - Crosby, Stills & Nash

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