Last year’s smash-hit Lumenocity — the pairing of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Ballet set to pulsating lights on the backdrop of Music Hall— returns bigger and better this year with brighter lights, more performances and the Lumenocity Village for a full festival experience. Although the 42,500 free tickets for the three performances and dress rehearsal have been distributed, those not lucky enough to land a ticket can still get in on the cultural event.
Tickets are not required for the village; anyone can go in and sample the array of local restaurants, food trucks and the Christian Moerlein special beer for the event — Lumenocity Pale Ale.
The show will be available on WGUC-FM, CET and free simulcast at Riverbend Music Center and Fountain Square. Head out to a simulcast or stake out a spot in OTR like the Anchor restaurant to see the show without a ticket.
Village opens at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1; noon Saturday, Aug. 2; 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Lumenocity 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1-Sunday, Aug. 3. Free; tickets required for event; simulcasts free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, lumenocity2014.com.