The Whispering Beard Folk Festival returns to nearby Friendship, Ind. this week for four days of superb national, regional and local Roots music. Plus, the third annual Taste of OTR in Washington Park features local acts Mamadrones, Dawg Yawp, Jane Decker, Multimagic and more, Roger Klug and players from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra take on The Beatles and Wussy headlines Friday's penultimate 2015 MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square.
If you’re up for an outdoor music
experience this week but weren’t able to score tickets to the hugely
popular Lumenocity concerts in Washington Park, there are some
alternatives. There might not be laser-light displays, but there will be
some good music. Also, Cincy area Indie Rock/Pop band Harbour celebrates the release of its new EP, With Love.
A third batch of artists slated to appear at September’s MidPoint Music Festival was recently unveiled, revealing several of the Cincinnati-area
acts performing at this year’s event, as well as more touring artists
booked for the fest.
Cincinnati’s Maurice Mattei
wouldn’t refuse a taste of success. Given the opportunity, I think he
would gladly allow one of his brilliant story songs to be used in an
appropriate manner in a decent film for a respectable payday.
Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last
year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp
Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death
of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance
of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself.
Bunbury Music Festival (taking
place along the riverfront’s Sawyer Point Park and Yeatman’s Cove) has
some great Cincinnati acts scattered throughout Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, each well worth adding to your itinerary.
Although summertime doesn’t officially
begin until June 21, the popular free music series at downtown’s
Fountain Square and Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park are officially in
full swing starting this week.
Band Over the Rhine announce fundraising concerts this weekend at its new barn-turned-performing-arts-center, Nowhere Else. Plus, Americana/Blues/Bluegrass foursome The Goodle Boys celebrate their debut album and singer/songwriter Billy Catfish throws a musical shindig.