CANCELED: Second Sunday on Main Celebrates King Records and September's King Records Month

The monthly Over-the-Rhine street festival gets a vintage vinyl makeover


UPDATE: This event is canceled due to rain.

Over-the-Rhine’s monthly summer street festival gets a King Records upgrade this month with a special Second Sunday on Main celebration during September’s King Records Month.

As per usual, there will be vendors, food and beer stops, live music and other arts programming lining the street, but keep an eye out for a special pop-up record fair as well as performances from the likes of the Afrochine Studio Orchestra and Comet Bluegrass All-Stars.

Syd Nathan put his plan to launch a record label into action in September of 1943, enlisting Country music entertainers Grandpa Jones and Merle Travis to record the first music for the venture, which Nathan dubbed “King Records.” To mark the beginning of what would become one of the most crucial record labels in the history of music, Cincinnati has been celebrating King Records Month in September for the past several years.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of those first King sessions, this year’s celebration is too big to contain in just one month, getting an early start this week and with exhibits and other events extending through the end of 2018.

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 9). Free admission. Main Street between 12th and Liberty streets, Over-the-Rhine, secondsundayonmain.org. 

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