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.
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.