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Monday, June 10

Free Movies for Kids 

9:45 a.m. doors, 10:30 a.m.
Esquire Theatre, Mariemont Theatre, Kenwood Theatre
Free Admission
Enjoy summer movies for the entire family. This week’s movie is Trolls Band Together. Tickets are first-come, first-served at the box office on the day of the show. Runs on Mondays and Wednesdays in June and July.



Let’s Talk UMADAOP 

12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
UC Digital Futures (Clifton)
Free Admission
Participate in discussions about the battle with mental health, suicide, overdose, trauma, and addiction within the Black and Brown communities. Learn about evidence-based prevention, treatment, recovery, and more. Lunch provided.



Diaper Drop

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Community Action Agency (Bond Hill)
Free Admission
300 Families will receive one free batch of 50 diapers per month for each child living in the household. No income restrictions. Applicant must be a resident of Hamilton County. No registration is required. Runs every Monday. 



Jazz in the Park 

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Free Admission
Experience the live contemporary jazz and funk sounds of the Kris Keith Quartet. Witness Keith’s as he shows off his skills as a woodwind doubler playing iconic tunes. 




Robert Glasper – Jazz Concert  

June 20
7:30 p.m.
Ludlow Garage (Clifton)
Starting at $60
Experience an unforgettable evening filled with his innovative improvisations and captivating rhythms, promising a night of musical excellence and pure joy. 


Tuesday, June 11

Community Action Agency Produce Pop-Up 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Welcome Project (Camp Washington)
Free Admission
Fruits, vegetables, and baked goods are available to anyone experiencing food insecurity on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 513-924-2021. Check out our list of Cincinnati pantries and soup kitchens. 



Cheap Movie Tickets – Bad Boys: Ride or Die 

Showtimes are from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Esquire Theatre (Clifton)
The world’s favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your-seat action and outrageous comedy, but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run. Starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. 



Food, Clothing, and Toiletries Pantry 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Evanston)
Free Admission
Hamilton County residents experiencing food insecurities are welcome to stop by —open Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Call 513-531-4337 for more information. Check out our list of other Cincinnati pantries and soup kitchens. 



Jazz at the Square

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fountain Square (Downtown)
Free Admission
Experience the contemporary jazz sounds Phil DeGreg and Rick Van Matre brought to life. Grab your favorite drink and get ready to sway to the beat of an enjoyable time. The series runs through October 8. 



Family Night

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hofbrauhaus Brewery (Newport)
Free Admission
Enjoy a fun-filled evening of face painting, balloon animals, and entertaining activities for the whole family. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Limit one child’s meal per child. 



3-2-1 Tuesdays

7:10 p.m.
Great American Ball Park (The Banks)
Starting at $15
For the game against the Guardians and all Tuesday Reds home games, fans can buy $3 beers (12-oz. Bud and Bud Light cans), $2 hot dogs, and $1 ice cream cups.





Janet Jackson and Nelly – R&B Concert 

June 22
8 p.m.
Riverbend Music Center (Anderson)
Starting at $39.95
Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Janet Jackson and special guest Nelly will perform their greatest hits live. Get your tickets, as this will sell out. 


Wednesday, June 12

Fountain Blues 

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fountain Square (Downtown)
Free Admission
Each week, a new, talented Blues band will take the stage, delivering a performance that will leave you wanting more. This week features The Shaun Booker Dammit Band. The series runs through August 28. 



MORTAR 10 for 10 Happy Hour: Juneteenth 

6 p.m.
Esoteric Brewing Co. (Walnut Hills)
Free Admission
Kathryne Gardette and Rico Grant will teach attendees about the importance of community building and the history of Juneteenth in Cincinnati. 



Stretching & Strengthening 

6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Game On! Sports Complex (North College Hill)
Rejuvenate yourself and start the week by enhancing your flexibility with yoga, low-intensity workouts, and stretching with Aniyah Janae. Yoga mats are provided. The class runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. 



Wednesday in the Woods

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Burnet Woods Bandstand (Clifton)
Free Admission
Enjoy hands-on, kid-friendly artmaking and live R&B music from the Positive Vibe Band. Pack a picnic or purchase one from the local food trucks and beer vendors. Runs weekly through August 14. 



Reggae Wednesdays 

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
The Ark Band has continually shared its distinct mix of Roots Reggae, Calypso, and Soca music styles. Combining heavenly harmonies with tight, crisp performances, this powerhouse of talent captures audiences with the very first note. Runs select Wednesdays through August 7. 



Cinema at Ziegler Park 

8:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Ziegler Park (OTR)
Free Admission
Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket and prepare for a fun, relaxing evening on the Great Lawn. This week’s show is a surprise that your family will surely enjoy. It runs weekly through September 18. 




better together conference

Better Together Conference 

June 22
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cintas Center (Evanston)
$40 per mother and daughter
Listen to a keynote presentation from incredible actress and singer LeToya Luckett, formerly of Destiny’s Child. Prepare to be inspired and uplifted by her journey of resilience and triumph. The separate sessions cater to mothers and daughters, ensuring an enriching experience. Includes lunch, live music by DJ Ebony J, interactive activities, and more. 


Thursday, June 13

Wine Walk

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Court Street Plaza (Downtown)
Enjoy a relaxed tasting event that will offer (4) 3 oz. pours curated this month by local wine experts, Black Wine Festival accompanied by live music performances.



Black Politico 101

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bar 29 (North Avondale)
Free Admission
Get ready to meet the elected officials running for office this November! This is your chance to engage with the candidates, ask questions, and let your voice be heard. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to shape the future. 



Rockin’ the Roebling Summer Concert Series 

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Moerlein Lager House (The Banks)
Free Admission
Rock the summer away as the stage comes alive with excitement and R&B and soul music from Push Play. Runs through Aug .29. 



Music @ BCM 2024 Summer Concerts 

7 p.m.
Behringer-Crawford Museum (Covington)
Free Admission
Take the family to enjoy an eclectic mix of musical talent against the picturesque backdrop of Devou Park. This week features live music from Soul Pocket. Bring your lawn chair. Runs through August 15. 



Salsa on the Square

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fountain Square (Downtown)
Free Admission
Move your hips to live salsa and merengue music by Somos Música y Sabor. Elevate your evening further by immersing yourself in Latin dance, taught by expert local instructors from SalsanNati, ranging from beginner to intermediate levels. 



Don Giovanni Opera Concert 

7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati Music Hall (Downtown)
Starting at $28
Mozart’s riveting masterpiece follows a man who uses people without caring for their hearts or the consequences. By killing the father of a woman he’s attacked, Giovanni sets in motion events that could lead to his end. Will he get away with his unrepentant pursuit of selfish desire? It also runs on June 15. Enjoy a pre-talk curtain talk one hour before each performance. 



Michael Franti & Spearhead and Stephen Marley: Togetherness Tour 

7:30 p.m.
Riverfront Live (East End)
Starting at $50
Experience good vibes as you hear a live hip-hop, funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock blend from Grammy-award-winning artists by the river. 



The Christi Show Comedy Show 

7:30 p.m.
Funny Bone (Liberty Township)
Starting at $42
Prepare for a night of laughter and entertainment as she takes the stage to deliver her unique comedic flair branded from her successful YouTube skits. 



BOMP Open Mic Thursdays 

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Harmonize Club (Elmwood)
Starting at $10
Hosted by Dat Dude Dev and Cotton Kandy, rappers, singers, and musicians are invited to showcase their talents while guests enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks from the bar, and games. Runs weekly. 




BLK Frequency

BLK Frequency: It’s a Vibe Happy Hour by Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio

June 27
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Alice (OTR)
Free Admission
Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio gathers to build community, legacy, and kinship. Meet, celebrate, and collaborate with Black leaders and repro activists in the Southwest Ohio region. Enjoy music by DJ Syimone.


Friday, June 14

Juneteenth Career Fair 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kentucky Career Center (Covington)
Free Admission
Meet with potential employers and learn about their open positions as you celebrate education, empowerment, and excellence. Meet over 30 employers, many being felon friendly. 



The Village of Golf Manor Juneteenth Celebration 

4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Volunteer Park (Golf Manor)
Free Admission
Join in recognizing the unique challenges faced by and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Black people in America. Enjoy food, music, activities, mental health educators, vendors, and more. Parking is limited. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. 



Friday Flow

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Free Admission
Relive music from the early 2000s during an outdoor R&B concert featuring Men at Large frontrunner Dave Tolliver. The series runs weekly through August 30. 



Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration 

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wyoming Civic Center (Wyoming)
Free Admission
Experience live entertainment, face painting, and balloon artistry. Dive into arts and crafts, eat delicious food from local Black-owned businesses, and shop with vendors. Engage in activities suitable for all ages, get blood pressure screenings, and gain valuable resources from mental health experts. 



Live Jazz Fridays 

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Symphony Hotel & Restaurant (OTR)
Free Admission
Get ready to be swept away by the sounds of the David Lloyd Trio in a sophisticated bar and lounge setting. Enjoy award-winning cuisine and craft cocktails during an evening of sensational music. 



Fringe After Hours: Flashlight Cabaret 

9 p.m.
Know Theatre (OTR)
Starting at $18
After experiencing the Fringe festival, party one last time the night before the Awards are given through the celebration of theatre, art, music, film, and dance. Wear your best cabaret outfit. Runs through June 15. 




Truth Be Told Film Screening 

June 24
7:30 p.m.
Woodward Theatre (OTR)
Starting at $12
Directed by Nneka Onuorah to spark a conversation that has never been had before, the film dives deep into the culture, struggles, and triumphs of those who navigate their faith while embracing their sexual and gender identities. 


Saturday, June 15

Impound Unit Auto Auction 

9 a.m.
Cincinnati Police Impound Lot (Camp Washington)
Free Admission
Place a bid and acquire a great deal on unclaimed autos. Bid on car brands such as Hyundai, Toyota, BMW, Chevrolet, Kia, Mercedes, and Nissan. Public viewing of vehicles will be held on June 14 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 



We Thrive: F.L.O.W.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Central Park Basketball Court (Forest Park)
Free Admission
Bring your weight and start the day burning calories with Coach Pinking to some of your favorite jams while exercising. All fitness levels are welcome. The series runs Saturdays through September 28.



NAACP Mobile Civic Engagement Unit

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
River City Sports Complex (East End)
Free Admission
Learn about the candidates and issues on the ballot in the upcoming election. You can also pick up sample and absentee ballots and additional information to help you make an informed decision.



Juneteenth Festival

11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Eden Park (Mt Adams)
The day begins with a parade of flags celebrating the African diaspora and features over 25 performances across two stages. Attendees can also enjoy health screenings, horseback rides, games, shopping from local vendors, supervised children’s activities, delicious food, and more. 



Art on The Rise 

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Museum (Mt Adams)
Free Admission
Enjoy a flag-raising ceremony featuring The Cincinnati Juneteenth Choir, freedom-themed spoken word performances, collaborative artmaking mural activities, and more. Parking is limited. Weather permitting. 



Juneteenth Community Festival 

2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
West Chester Clock Tower & Square (West Chester)
Free Admission
Enjoy a family-friendly, community-oriented day of honoring the past, celebrating progress, and building on the promise of freedom for all. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music and entertainment. Food trucks and merchandise vendors will be on-site. 



CRC @ Nite

3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Hirsch Recreation Center (Avondale)
$2 Membership
Teens aged 12-17 can enjoy a safe late-night place to have fun with summer activities, such as silent disco nights, DJ sets, art creation, barbers and nail techs, movies, basketball, and more. Check the schedule for the featured activity. Runs alternating weeks with Lincoln Recreation Center through August 10.



Juneteenth Weekend Yacht Day Party

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Queen City Riverboats (Dayton, KY)
Starting at $55
Bringing the day party energy, experience live hip-hop, R&B, and afrobeat sounds from DJ Hope. Do not miss this opportunity to come together, celebrate, and have a great time sailing under the blue skies with friends, food, drinks, and good energy. 



7th Anniversary Tequila Fest 

4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Fountain Square (Downtown)
Free Admission | Sample tickets start at $50
Sample over fifty tequilas, Mexican beers, and margaritas in a souvenir flask while indulging in Mazunte food and dancing to music during live performances from the Sun King Warriors, The Cliftones, Mighty Mystic, DJ Fusemania, and Secret Circle Society. 



5th Anniversary Juneteenth Block Party 

4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Banks (Riverfront)
Free Admission
During an afternoon dedicated to families, creatives, entrepreneurs, and those climbing the corporate ladder, vibe to live R&B and hip-hop music while networking and celebrating the overall impact of Paloozanoire’s programming.



Lt. Dan’s New Legs Dance Performance

6 p.m.
Element Eatery (Madisonville)
Free Admission
Eat, drink, and dance the night away to live high-energy pop, old-school R&B, jazz, and top forty hits featuring one of the hottest groups from Columbus, Hollis Jae, Lejuan Townsel, Josh Stovall, and Charles Beacham. 



2nd Annual Bling Everything Gala  

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fairfield Community Arts Center(Fairfield)
Starting at $60
Fatherhood Revisited Behavioral Health invites you to a formal event supporting its mission to improve fathers’ mental health, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Cornelius Henderson, auctions, dancing, and food. Dress to impress.



Kota The Friend Rap Concert

7:30 p.m.
Ludlow Garage (Clifton)
Starting at $30
Experience his unique blend of lyricism and charisma as he takes the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable night of music. 



Pure Chemistry Band 

7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Muse Café (Westwood)
Free Admission
Do your best two-step during a Motown tribute featuring classic hits from music legends like The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, and more. 



New Jack Cincy: All Black Everything Party 

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Ida Mae’s (Springdale)
Starting at $10
Inspired by an era of Nino fashion, music, and culture, kick back to live R&B and nostalgic club hits from two DJs on two patios in a grown and sexy atmosphere. Black dresses are encouraged; shine is mandatory. 



Sundresses & Linen Unity Cruise Party 

10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
BB Riverboats (Newport)
Hosted by Bigg Boo Man, experience a serene ride down the tranquil waters of the Ohio River in your finest attire while dancing to live R&B and hip-hop music by DJ Slick Rick and Nate the Great. 






Skywalk Demolition & Exterior Wall Infill Project 

Bids are due June 25 at 2 p.m.
Model Construction seeks qualified contractors to submit bids for the demolition and removal of an existing skywalk bridge between the 2nd floors of 425 Walnut Street and 414 Walnut Street, as well as the exterior wall infill of each building. There are no late submissions. 


Sunday, June 16

Off-Trail Urban Hikers

7:30 a.m.
Check the Facebook page for this week’s location.
Free Admission
Hike approximately two miles and enjoy nature with fabulous people. Runs every Sunday. 



Dave & Buster’s Presents: The Dad Games 

Noon – 2 p.m. 
Dave & Buster’s(Springdale)
Champion your team as you compete against other families in an epic arcade showdown. Team colors, matching t-shirts, or themed family outfits are encouraged.



Sunday Service

Noon – 4 p.m.
Ida Mae’s (Springdale)
Free Admission
Enjoy Chef Liz Rogers’s culinary creations while listening to DJ Pillo spin all the best Gospel tunes.



“A Different Way of Thinking” – Autism Advocacy Magic Show 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Wyoming Fine Arts Center (Wyoming)
Free Admission
Professional magician and autistic self-advocate Cody Clark uses the arts of magic, theater, and storytelling to share how autism has positively impacted his life, combining magic, comedy, and personal stories in his performances. 



Hands-on a Hardbody Play: Teen Scene 

2 p.m.
Ensemble Theatre (OTR)
Starting at $15
Teens are invited to engage with artists and connect with other young theatre-loving enthusiasts. Enjoy a casual post-show dinner with cast members. For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days, armed with hope, humor, and ambition, they will fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck to win it. Runs through June 30. 



Juneteenth Father’s Day Concert 

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Eden Park (Mt Adams)
This concert series served the African American community from the late 1920s through the early 1950s, when African American performers and audiences were not welcome in Music Hall and other venues. Enjoy live performances by SoL, Positive Vibe Band, Nigerian Ijo Ugo Dancers & Drummers, Ed “Sax” Thomas, Lakeside, and more. 



Juneteenth: The Cookout 

2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Five Points Alley (Walnut Hills)
Free Admission
Join the Cincinnati Young Black Professionals for food, games, music, and vibes. DJ Stone and DJ Zap will be spinning favorites for the cookout. Bring the family, bring a friend, and make new connections as we celebrate Black Freedom in America. 



The Play That Goes Wrong: Sign Language Interpreted 

2 p.m.
Otto M. Budig Theatre (OTR)
Starting at $14
It’s opening night at the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, and the stakes have never been higher. But none of the on-stage drama is in the script. Participate in a Q&A with the cast following the performance.  



10th Annual Sundance Short Film Festival 

4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
The Garfield Theatre (Downtown)
Join Crystal Kendrick for a post-film discussion of the award-winning films The Masterpiece and Essex Girls. Discount dinner options are available. Runs through June 23. 



Black, Brown, & Ballet Summer Concert 

6 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Free Admission
Get ready to experience an unforgettable evening of grace, beauty, and pure artistic magic under the open skies with Revolution Dance Theatre. Prepare to be transported on a journey of emotion and expression during a farewell ceremony for RDT dancer Asya Graves. 



Judee Brown Jokes: Father’s Day Edition 

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Jazz Spoon (Forest Park)
Starting at $20
Bring your dad, grandpa, or father figure and laugh your socks off during a celebration of comedy featuring Mike Bonner, Jammie J, and Big Funny. Enjoy food and specialty drinks. 



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The Voice of Black Cincinnati

Upcoming Events

west end block party

CSO Brady Block Parties – Symphony Concert

When: 6:00 pm June 6, 2024 - August 1, 2024

Where: Multiple Locations

Price: Free Admission

The series, named in honor of Andrew J. Brady, longtime Cincinnati orchestra and band director at Western Hills High School, takes place outdoors in various locations across Greater Cincinnati. Each Brady Block Party will include art activations by Robert O’Neal Multicultural Arts Center (ROMAC), games and activities for all ages in collaboration with Cincinnati Circus, and food from area food vendors and culminate with an outdoor concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Kota The Friend

Kota The Friend – Rap Concert

When: 7:30 pm June 15, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $30

Experience his unique blend of lyricism and charisma as he takes the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable night of music.

robert glasper

Robert Glasper – Jazz Concert

When: 7:30 pm June 20, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $60

Experience an unforgettable evening filled with his innovative improvisations and captivating rhythms, promising a night of musical excellence and pure joy.

Better Together Conference

When: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm June 22, 2024

Where: Cintas Center (Evanston)

Price: $40 per mother and daughter

Listen to a keynote presentation from incredible actress and singer LeToya Luckett, formerly of Destiny’s Child. Prepare to be inspired and uplifted by her journey of resilience and triumph. The separate sessions cater to mothers and daughters, ensuring an enriching experience for all. Includes lunch, live music by DJ Ebony J, interactive activities, and more.

janet jackson

Janet Jackson & Nelly – R&B Concert

When: 8:00 pm June 22, 2024

Where: Riverbend Music Center (Anderson)

Price: Starting at $39.95

Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Janet Jackson and special guest Nelly will perform their greatest hits live. Get your tickets early, this will sell out.

bryson tiller

Bryson Tiller – R&B Concert

When: 8:00 pm June 22, 2024

Where: Andrew J. Brady Music Center (Downtown)

Price: Starting at $65

The contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop Grammy-nominated artist announces the upcoming release of his eagerly awaited album, aptly titled Bryson Tiller with a North American tour that spans 29 cities. Cincinnati fans can experience the album live with special guests DJ Nitraine and Slum Tiller.

yussef dayes

Yussef Dayes – Jazz Concert

When: 7:30 pm June 25, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $35

Prepare to be transported on a musical journey like no other as Dayes, a virtuoso drummer known for his mesmerizing improvisations and genre-blurring style, takes the stage. His performance promises an electrifying fusion of jazz, funk, and hip-hop, captivating audiences with his innovative beats and dynamic energy.

The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century

When: 7:30 pm June 28, 2024 - September 24, 2024

Where: Cincinnati Art Museum (Mt Adams)

Price: Starting at $35

In celebration of hip hop’s remarkable, decades-long impact and influence on society, the exhibit showcases more than 90 works of art by some of today’s most important and celebrated artists–such as Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roberto Lugo, Carrie Mae Weems, and more. A range of music ephemera will also be on display.

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy – Blues Concert

When: 8:00 pm June 29, 2024

Where: Taft Theatre (Downtown)

Price: Starting at $45

Now is your chance to see the Multi-Grammy Award-winning blues icon. Along with it, he bids farewell to extensive touring with the upcoming Damn Right Farewell Tour featuring special guest Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

Walter Beasley

Walter Beasley – Jazz Concert

When: 7:30 pm July 13, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $35

Get ready for an unforgettable night of contemporary jazz, as the acclaimed saxophonist takes the stage to give the audience a soulful experience.

musiq soulchild

Musiq Soulchild – R&B Concert

When: 7:30 pm July 16, 2024 - July 18, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $65

Musiq Soulchild is a singer and songwriter whose style blends R&B, funk, blues, jazz, and gospel influences fused with hip-hop.


Four80East – Jazz Concert

When: 7:30 pm August 9, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $35

Renowned for their fusion of electronic beats with jazz influences, experience the captivating sounds from the dynamic electro-jazz duo hailing from Toronto.

36th Annual Cincinnati Black Family Reunion

When: August 15, 2024 - August 18, 2024

Where: Multiple Locations

Price: Free Admission

The celebration features a weekend full of free family-focused events. These include a job fair, a parade, concerts, and opportunities to support local Black-owned businesses. Black history and African American cultural celebrations will be held throughout the four-day weekend. Locations include Fountain Square, Corinthian Baptist Church, Avondale, and Sawyer Point.

gerald albright

Gerald Albright – Jazz Concert

When: 7:30 pm August 16, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $35

Known for his dynamic stage presence and masterful blend of contemporary jazz, R&B, and soul, Albright promises an unforgettable evening of music. Secure tickets now for an intimate night filled with smooth rhythms and soulful melodies at this iconic venue.

great american songbook revue

Great American Songbook Revue – Chamber Crawl

When: 7:30 pm August 21, 2024

Where: 828 The Turn (Newport)

Price: Starting at $10

As part of Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s 10th annual Summermusik Festival, jazz vocalist Mandy Gaines will perform sets from The Great American Songbook with a string quartet and rhythm section. The Great American Songbook is not an actual book but a loosely defined canon of significant 20th-century American jazz standards, popular songs, and show tunes

sierra green

Sierra Green & the Giants – Blues Concert

When: 7:30 pm September 11, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $18

Emerging as a vibrant musical force from the bustling streets of New Orleans, she embodies a fusion of timeless soul with an irresistible contemporary allure, evoking the depth and grit of the genre’s raw essence. Sierra’s artistic odyssey mirrors the resilience and profound soulfulness of her surroundings.

kirk franklin

Kirk Franklin – Gospel Concert

When: 7:00 pm September 13, 2024

Where: Andrew J Brady Music Center (The Banks)

Price: Starting at $59

Joining Kirk Franklin as co-headliners are esteemed peers and gospel music icons Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, and The Clark Sisters. Kierra Sheard-Kelly will also join the tour as a special guest.

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding – Jazz Concert

When: 8:00 pm September 13, 2024

Where: Taft Theatre (Downtown)

Price: Starting at $48

Her unique blend of jazz and soul guarantees an unforgettable evening of music that breaks boundaries and captivates audiences. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary performance featuring her mesmerizing vocals and skillful instrumentation.

jerome collins

Jerome Collins – Motown and R&B Concert

When: 7:30 pm September 14, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $35

Jerome takes the audience through electrifying renditions of timeless hits from some of the world’s most iconic musicians and renowned artists. With a set list that includes songs from legends like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and Stevie Wonder, Jerome’s soulful delivery ensures an unforgettable experience.

the marley brothers

The Marley Brothers – Reggae Concert

When: 7:30 pm September 18, 2024

Where: Riverbend Music Center (Anderson)

Price: Starting at $40

The Marley Brothers – Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, Ky-Mani, and Damian – announced The Legacy Tour, which historically marks their first outing together in two decades. Now reunited on The Legacy Tour, they will honor their father’s worldwide impact, performing both individual hits and classic Bob Marley songs.


Pitbull & T-Pain – Rap Concert

When: 8:00 pm September 19, 2024

Where: Riverbend Music Center (Anderson)

Price: Starting at $39.95

Mr. Worldwide is set to deliver another incredibly dynamic tour with an electrifying mix of his biggest career-spanning hits of instantly recognizable smashes and surprises.

lalah hathaway

Lalah Hathaway – Concert

When: 7:30 pm September 20, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $55

Five-time Grammy Award winner Lalah Hathaway is touring in honor of the release of her seventh solo studio album, VANTABLACK.

jessy j

Jessy J – Jazz Concert

When: 7:30 pm September 27, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $30

Experience the amazing jazz saxophonist’s music and stage presence in a cozy setting. Get tickets now for an unforgettable night of jazz!

marion meadows

Marion Meadows – Jazz Concert

When: 7:30 pm November 29, 2024

Where: Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $35

Prepare to be transported by Meadows’ signature blend of sultry melodies and infectious grooves, promising an evening of musical bliss. Don’t miss the chance to witness this jazz luminary live in concert.



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