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February 21st, 2011 By mbreen | Music | Posted In: Local Music

A Music Café: Multimedia Venue Sneak Peak


A new music venue opening in Goshen will shine a spotlight on the Greater Cincinnati music scene in unique ways. Founded by Chuck Land Jr., a musician/producer known for his video documentation of past and present local music makers, and Goshen entrepreneur/videographer Lee Lewis, A Music Café will feature live Americana/Roots/Blues performers, a video jukebox loaded with Land’s footage and an informative “shrine” to Cincinnati music. This weekend, the venue’s doors open to the public for the first time for a two-night fundraiser/sneak peak festival showcasing several area bands and performers.

The family-friendly club/museum/screening room is slated to officially open this spring.

Along with displaying over 5,000 hours of performances from Land’s collection of videos, another cool visual aspect is the planned live streams for weekend shows. The venue is set up for professional audio and video recording, helping Land and Lewis offer quality live Internet streams of performances on Fridays and Saturdays for those who can’t make it (or live on the other side of the world).

Saturday and Sunday, A Music Café presents a pre-opening festival to help the owners get the venue ready to open in a few months. Saturday, the event starts at 3:30 p.m. with Blues singer Cheryl Renee and runs until 1 a.m., with music by Little Rebel String Band, Sonny Hill & the Nightshift, Leadfoot Johnny, One Horse, Them Bones and others. Sunday’s fun kicks off at 3 p.m. with Chuck Brisbin and The Tuna Project and includes sets by Bluesbent, The Heaters and The Juice, as well as a “Super Jam Session” with veteran musician Larry Goshorn and a bevy of surprise guests. The music goes until 10 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation. For more on the venue and Friday and Saturday’s full lineup and schedule, visit A Music Café’s Web site here.

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