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One of the most anticipated local music festivals of the year is Summermusik from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

The 3rd Annual Nowhere Else Festival, a celebration of music and art, held on the Clinton County property of acclaimed band Over the Rhine, happens again this year over Memorial Day weekend. 

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.

The Ohio Valley Indigenous Music Festival returns to Springboro, Ohio the weekend of August 26-27, featuring Native American music, folk music, workshops, and more. 

The new musical director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is in final preparations for this year's SUMMERMUSIK festival. 

Lebanon, Ohio is gearing up for its annual free street music-filled party, the Lebanon Blues Festival, on Saturday, August 5. 

This Sunday, a special from producers Lee Hay and John Kiesewetter:

Joe Santangelo: Six Decades of Rock, R&B And All That Jazz

Coming May 27 to Urban Artifact in Northside, it's Cincy Powerfest V, a night of rock and metal music. 

The annual Constella Festival, a celebration of music and the arts, is returning to multiple venues around our area March 18-25. 

Collegium Cincinnati is back with its popular Bach Festival, featuring events and performances in churches, retail stores and bars throughout October. 

The Summermusik Festival Is Back For Its Second Year

Aug 5, 2016

Back for year two, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (CCO) will present 20 days of music and social events known as the Summermusik Festival

Local musician Chuck Brisbin is in our studio with Bob Nave to preview the upcoming Cincy Blues Fest

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is changing up its performance calendar this year by presenting a summer festival of three unique concert series under the title SUMMERMUSIK.

There’s a brand new music festival coming to the Kentucky Speedway that will include rock, alternative, and country music along with camping, food trucks and more.

It’s almost time for the annual Bunbury Music Festival, this year featuring a new owner, new dates and a line-up of musical talent including The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dog, The Black Keys and more.

When you combine a new collaborative of the area’s best choral singing groups with a need for classroom supplies, you come up with is Choirs4Crayons, a choral music festival from the Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium to benefit Cincinnati’s Crayons2Computers organization. Frank Johnson finds out more about this event from Jeff Stern, development and communications director for Crayons2Computers and David Beaudry, treasurer of the Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium and also a member of the Southern Gateway Chorus.

  The 13th annual MidPoint Music Festival kicks off this Thursday, offering festival goers three days of music, fun, food and drink, in various venues throughout Over the Rhine and downtown. While headliners at this year’'s MidPoint are The Afghan Whigs, Chromeo and OK Go, the festival continues to embrace emerging artists, the bands people will be talking about next year.

What started as a plan among friends to throw a great party has blossomed into a celebration of local music that now enters its seventh year.

The Northside Music Festival helps to launch the summer music festival season by presenting 18 bands on 3 stages for 2 nights at Northside Tavern - all for free.

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Bill Donabedian, founder and owner of the Bunbury Music Festival, is bringing yet another great musical celebration to town.

The Buckle-Up Music Festival [July 18-20] will take place at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove and will feature dozens of acts for 3 days on 6-stages throughout the parks.

Ironfest IV

Nov 1, 2013
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Tonight is the opening of Ironfest IV at The Southgate House Revival.

Ironfest is an all-out, no-holds-barred local band rock-fest put together in honor of the late "Iron" Mike Davidson who was a huge supporter of, and contributor to, the local music scene.

The 2-day event features 35 bands, all from the Greater Cincinnati community who have come together to pay tribute to Mike and to help raise money for his family.

On Saturday, October 26th, minds will be expanded and doors to perception will be opened as Mayday in Northside hosts the 2nd Annual Cincy Psych Fest. Psych Fest is a celebration of music designed to engulf the listener in a gooey-sticky cluster of psychedelic imagination.

Now celebrating its 12th year, the MidPoint Music Festival returns to venues around Cincinnati September 26-28. Dan McCabe, the festival’s executive producer for the last six years, joins our Jim Nolan to preview this year’s event and highlights some of the musicians who will be performing including headliner Shuggie Otis.

The sights and sounds from Borneo music festival

Aug 16, 2013

Cincinnati Public Radio’s Len Sternberg recently returned from a trip to Borneo to attend the 16th Annual Rainforest World Music Festival, and he joins Ron Esposito to talk about the country and the importance of music as a bridge between cultures.

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The second annual Bunbury Music Festival is ready to kick off three days of live music along the Cincinnati riverfront July 12, 13 and 14 with headliners Fun., MGMT, and The National. Jim Nolan is joined by festival founder and producer Bill Donabedian to discuss changes from year one and some of the other acts festival-goers will hear.

2013 Wagner Festival

Jan 4, 2013

Anne Arenstein learns about the upcoming 2013 Cincinnati Tri-State Wagner Festival, celebrating the works of composer Richard Wagner. Guests are Wagner Society Cincinnati founder Jim Stouffman and their opera authority, Charles Parsons, who detail the various events and performances that will take place this year.


Dr. Ralph Stanley at MidPoint

Sep 21, 2012

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys will appear Saturday, September 29 at the Emery Theatre as part of this year’s MidPoint Music Festival. Local musician Ed Cunningham from the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars talks about the impact and legacy of Ralph Stanley with Lee Hay.