Northside Rock N' Roll Carnival Features Big Name Local Music Acts Over July 4 Weekend

Bands slated to perform at the favorite fest include Vacation, Carriers, Multimagic, Freedom Nicole Moore, Leggy and Culture Queer.

click to enlarge Leggy at a previous Northside Rock N Roll Carnival - Photo: Kellie Coleman
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Leggy at a previous Northside Rock N Roll Carnival

Northside is once again ready to claim its title as the place to be to celebrate the Fourth of July in Cincinnati.

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the over-the-top Northside Fourth of July parade is back on July 4 and with it comes the weekend-long Northside Rock N' Roll Carnival.

This three-day festival takes place July 2-4 and features a line-up of local music, food and beer at Hoffner Park (4101 Hamilton Ave., Northside).

Multiple musical acts are slated to perform each day, with big local music names like Vacation, Carriers, Multimagic, Freedom Nicole Moore, Leggy and Culture Queer taking the stage.


July 2

  • Sen Morimoto
  • Flocks
  • The Harlequins
  • Vacation
  • Quotah
  • Patterns of Chaos
  • Coast Off
  • Mynah Tones
  • Rae Fisher
  • National Barks
  • Sage the Renegade

July 3
  • Kaina
  • Carriers
  • Multimagic
  • The Serfs
  • Fruit LoOops
  • Wavelette
  • Culture Queer
  • Heist
  • Bailey Miller
  • Blood Chill
  • School of Rock

July 4
  • Mol Sullivan
  • Freedom Nicole Moore
  • Leggy
  • Moon Cruiser
  • The AmpFibians
Get a preview of performers and a full schedule at northsiderocks.com/music.

The carnival's local beer sponsors this year are Urban Artifact, Fifty West and MadTree. Local food vendors scheduled to be on hand include Bridges, Dojo Gelato, N.Y.P.D. Pizza, streetpops, Dangerbird Espresso and Taqueria Las Catrinas.

The Northside Rock N' Roll Carnival takes place 3 p.m.-1 a.m. July 2 and July 3 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4. The Northside Fourth of July Parade steps off at noon July 4 and travels down Hamilton Avenue. Both events are free.

Get more info about the parade at northsideparade.com and the carnival at northsiderocks.com.

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