Presented by the Cincy Blues Society, the Cincy Blues Fest is the Blues event of the summer for the region. This year’s event — again taking place at Sawyer Point — will feature a “Women in the Blues” showcase on Friday, with EG Knight, Tempted Souls Band, The Juice and Rio & The Ramblers.
The Blues Fest has Watermelon Slim & The Workers, Reba Russell and Steve Tracy on the Main Stage Friday, while artists like Ana Popovic, Honey Island Swamp Band, Nikki Hill and Stacy Mitchhart are Saturday’s main-stagers.
The St. Vincent DePaul “Local Stage” will spotlight the best of Greater Cincinnati’s Blues both days, featuring G. Miles & The Hitmen, Noah Wotherspoon, Brad Hatfield, Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project, The Soulfixers and many others.
5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $15 Friday; $20 Saturday; $25 two-day. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown, cincybluesfest.org.