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A number of big band tunes are on this week's playlist of Swing with Bill Cartwright on Saturday, March 14th at 10pm.  Songs by some of the iconic big bands of the era will be heard including Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Les Brown, and Harry James.  Some of the famous vocalists who'll be heard are Eydie Gorme, Nancy Wilson, and Keely Smith. 

The Cincinnati Pops kick off their 30th summer at Riverbend on Saturday, June 7 with a program called Pops Orchestral Spectacular. Conductor John Morris Russell previews that and the full summer schedule in a conversation with our Brian O’Donnell.

Buffett tailgating is best in "Fin-cinnati"

Jul 16, 2013
Holly Yurchison / WVXU

Parking lots across from Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center swirled with music, grass skirts and parrothead decor as partygoers anticipated Tuesday's Jimmy Buffett concert with a tailgate party.

Tim and Kelly Howard, of Oswego NY, drove 12 hours Monday to attend the party and concert.

"Cincinnati is the tailgate capital of the Jimmy Buffett world," Tim Howard said.

Wes Wright of Huntington, West Virginia, drove his black fin-topped SUV to what he calls "Fin-cinnati" referring to Buffett's song "Fins."

Blues Brews and BBQ

Aug 29, 2012

There's a great blues mini-festival coming to the PNC Pavilion on Saturday, September 8th.  You can hear songs from three of the groups - Delbert McClinton, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Little Feat on my Blues show, 11pm-midnight, September 1st on WVXU.

PNC Pavilion announced the first annual Blues, Brews and BBQ, a mini blues festival featuring Delbert McClinton, Little Feat, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Villains on Saturday, September 8th .