Two big, and relatively new, Cincinnati music festivals will be run by a Columbus company. PromoWest has purchased the rights to Bunbury and Buckle Up.
“We are excited to expand into the Cincinnati market,'' said Scott Stienecker, president and CEO of PromoWest Productions. "We have strong relationships with the bands that play Bunbury as they play our venues throughout the year."
According to a release from PromoWest, the concerts' founder, Bill Donabedian, will continue to oversee the events. The company will handle booking, marketing, and production for the concerts.
The banks of the Ohio River are hosting a musical extravaganza this weekend as the Bunbury Music Festival returns to Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove in Cincinnati . The event Friday, Saturday and Sunday features 80 live performances on six stages.
"You really can't beat being on the river down there," said Bunbury marketing manager Brian Kitzmiller. "The river stage alone, which is down on the Serpentine Wall, has the river backdrop; the bridge is behind there; and then the main stage has the arena in the background. It's fantastic."
Great music, old and new, is coming to town this week. The Bunbury Festival offers 80 live performances by local and national bands for three days of outstanding rock. And UC's Corbett Auditorium will resound with the classics, as twenty-four brilliant pianists compete in the World Piano Competition.