by Jac Kern
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Weekend! The second annual three-day music fest takes over Sawyer Point
Friday-Sunday with acts including fun., Walk the Moon, MGMT,
Cake, Tegan and Sara, Yo La Tengo, Belle & Sebastian and tons more. Check
out our interview with Matt Berninger of The National — Bunbury’s Sunday
headliner — here.
In addition to
great music, there will be tons of food and drink vendors with lots of local
options, a craft beer village, free Rockstar energy drink and water samples and
a Trojan vibrator giveaway from 4-8 p.m. Saturday (for real!). Official
after-parties take place at Igby’s Friday, aliveOne Saturday and The Righteous
Room Sunday. Ready to go? Don't leave home without peeping our cheat sheet, complete with lineup, map, dos and don’ts and more vital info.
One- and three-day
tickets to Bunbury are still available here.
Second Sunday on
returns to Over-the-Rhine this week with a lineup of special Pride events in
addition to the art, shopping, demos, kids activities, food and music that the
free street festival serves up every month. Be sure to check out the annual
Drag Race and Dykes on Trykes
— a race you’ll have to see to believe! — as well as the new mobile boutique
Truckshop. Read more about the unique, locally owned shop-on-wheels here.
Second Sunday on Main runs noon-5 p.m.
The Gambling Rose
Tattoo Convention brings some of the best tattoo artists across the globe to
town for the weekend. Swing by Duke Energy Center Friday-Sunday for tattoo
competitions, seminars, vendors and a roller derby showdown between the
Cincinnati Rollergirls and the Black-N-Bluegrass Rollergirls. Tattoo artists
and piercers from around the country and world will be under one roof,
available for appointments. Featured artists include Jerod Ray and Tylor Schwarz
(contestants on Oxygen’s Best Ink
Season Two); Sarah Miller (runner-up, Spike’s Ink Master Season Two); Tatu Baby (contestant on Spike’s Ink Master Season Two, voted by fans to
return to Season Three — premieres Tuesday); and Chris Torres (NY Ink bad boy). Tickets are $20 for a single-day
pass/$30 for two days/$40 for the whole weekend.
Newport on the
Levee is going to be a real sausage fest this weekend — literally! The Queen
City Sausage Festival
unites all the loves of a true
Cincinnatian: pork, beer and river views. Eat your way through more than
two-dozen sausage specimens including the grilled gyro cheddar met, the zest
Italian sausage hoagie and, of course, Queen City goetta. There will also be foods
that didn’t once say “oink,” plus live music, eating contests and lots of rides
and games for the kids. The fest runs Friday-Sunday at the Levee and admission
For more art openings, theater shows, summer
festivals and other stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks and full calendar.