Over-the-Rhine Street Festival Second Sunday on Main Returns This Weekend with PRIDE on Main

There will be live music, a drag show from Below Zero Lounge, a Braxton biergarten and plenty of vendors.

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Photo: Provided by Second Sunday on Main
PRIDE on Main

Over-the-Rhine street festival Second Sunday on Main is back this summer after shifting to a social-distance-friendly format last year.

And this weekend, the monthly neighborhood party — now in its 16th year — is celebrating Pride. 

From noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, there will be live music, a drag show and belly dancing in addition to a Braxton biergarten and more than 100 different vendors along Main Street, from 12th Street to Liberty.

"Second Sunday on Main is more than just a street festival. It’s a community event that brings neighbors together. It’s a fun place for families to relax," reads a release from organizers. "It’s an incubator for aspiring entrepreneurs to sell their goods."

The main stage will feature performances from BERSHY, the Cincinnati Opera, Brooklyn Rae, Jess Lamb & the Factory, The Bumbling Bard, Mysfits and Anya Belly Dance. Below Zero Lounge (which recently made Yelp's top 100 best LGBTQ+ bars across America list) is also hosting a drag show with PH Dee, Queen Danicure, Sister MSG, Sister Barely Clearance, LaLa St. James, Brock -Leah Spears, and Tayta the Queen.

All events are free to attend and Cincinnati Music Accelerator will have their own stage at 12th and Main streets.

The next Second Sunday on Main will take place on the titular second Sunday in August: August 8. The theme is Second Line Sunday on Main and will feature a New Orleans-style parade. 

For more information, visit secondsundayonmain.org

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