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In advance of the upcoming Festival in Sycamore, happening in Bechtold Park on Friday, July 13, Jim Nolan talks separately with the two music legends who will make up that night's headlining Rock & Soul Revue

A bluegrass musician with a familial tie to Middletown will bring his band to the stage of the Sorg Opera House on Saturday, June 23. 

He's a guitar wizard, platinum-selling recording artist, former Cincinnati resident, and he's on his way back to town to perform on Thursday, June 21. 

Cincinnati native and acclaimed musician Bryce Dessner and his band, The National, are hosting a weekend of music and art from April 26-29 in downtown's Smale Park, the Freedom Center, and the Cincinnati Masonic Center.

Music And Conversation With The Newbees

Apr 13, 2018

One of Cincinnati's most popular bands is The Newbees, led by Jeff and Misty Perholtz.  The band uses a variety of line-ups, sometimes performing all Beatles music, but now doing more and more original material.

Elaine Diehl welcomes Jeff and Misty to our Corbett Studio for a conversation and some great live music.


American Roots Music Coming To Memorial Hall's Stage

Mar 30, 2018

The recently renovated Memorial Hall in OTR continues its diverse musical line-up with the second season of American Roots concerts. 

Middletown's Sorg Opera House dates back to 1891 and has a long history of hosting music, theatre, opera and movies, but fell into disrepair in recent times. 

Live Jazz Coming To Xavier University

Aug 25, 2017

The Xavier University Jazz Music Series is preparing for a new season of live performances, beginning September 17. 

Franklin, Ohio, just up the road in Warren County, is the home of the annual Hog Jam Music Festival, this year happening on August 25 & 26.  One of the performers and organizers, Johnny Dread, previews the event, the food, and some of the musicians already on board with Elaine Diehl.  

Franklin, Ohio – just up the road in Warren County – is hosting the 12th Annual Hog Jam Festival on August 25-27 at the VFW Campgrounds. 

Legendary Cincinnati drummer John Von Ohlen has assembled a new big band with more of an emphasis on ensemble performances and assisting the community. 

Howard Epstein was a long-time professor at Miami University's Hamilton campus, and was the man in charge of their performing arts concert series for decades. 

Susan Tedeschi is an acclaimed blues singer/guitarist who is touring again this summer with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, an amalgamation of her band, her husband Derek Truck's band, plus other favorite musicians. 

Local musician Jake Speed is in the studio along with the founder of Cincinnati's American Sign Museum, Tod Swormstedt, and our Elaine Diehl to talk about a new music series happening at the museum. 

The best-selling band Train is bringing their Play That Song tour with guests O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield to Riverbend Music Center this Tuesday night. 

Preview The June 10 Sayler Park Sustains Festival

Jun 2, 2017

Megan Ayers and Mike Oberst, organizers of this year's Sayler Park Sustains, a free, entertainment and sustainability festival, are in the studio to preview this year's event with Elaine Diehl. 

The warmer weather means it's time to enjoy local music outside on the lawn at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Presenting the 2017 Tiny Desk Showcase

Mar 16, 2017

Don't Miss WVXU's Night Of Live, Local Music - Saturday, July  29!

A Preview Of The Upcoming Victory Of Light Expo

Nov 11, 2016

The Victory of Light Expo returns to the Sharonville Convention Center on November 19 & 20 and will feature psychic readers, holistic healers, live music and more. 

The 17th Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit is back at The Southgate House Revival in Newport, this year for not one, but two nights. 

He's an acclaimed solo artist and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the founding members of Traffic

The tradition continues – 40+ local business leaders will take to the stage at The Carnegie in Covington for the 9th Annual Suits That Rock fundraising concerts.

Wednesdays on the Green, the free, weekly, family-friendly concerts on the lawn of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, kick off the summer season on June 1 with a performance from the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars.

One of the summer's best musical traditions kicks off on April 21 when Music@BCM opens its season at Covington's Behringer Crawford Museum.

With a history unlike any other live music venue, the return of the Ludlow Garage has music lovers ready to return to Clifton. 

It’s time again for 100’s of local, regional and national bands to perform in and around Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine during the MidPoint Music Festival. With headliners this year like Heartless Bastards, Purity Ring, Iron & Wine and others, Dan Bockrath, the executive director, fills in all the details for this year’s festival in a talk with Frank Johnson.

LX Sessions: Cracker

Aug 16, 2015

David Lowery and Johnny Hickman from the band Cracker, now celebrating their 25th year, stopped by the WVXU studios to talk about the band, its longevity, the music industry and to play a few songs prior to their show at The Southgate House Revival.

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has been making classical music attractive, accessible and affordable to audiences in Greater Cincinnati for twenty-three years. And the KSO performs the first concert of its 20th season at Devou Park this Saturday.

Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park has kicked off its summer Music@BCM series of live music concerts featuring a diverse line-up of local performers.

With a move to spring this year, the Constella Festival of Music & Fine Arts is ready to kick off its fourth year with a schedule of special guests and unique performances. Joining our Brian O’Donnell is Constella’s founder and artistic director, Tatiana Berman.

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