Second Sunday on Main's King Records Celebration Rescheduled, Offering a Rare "Third Sunday on Main"

After last weekend's non-stop rainstorms caused the event to be canceled, organizers will host SSOM today (Sunday, Sept. 16) beginning at noon

On the second Sunday of September 2018, you almost needed a small boat to get around Over-the-Rhine due to the heavy and persistent rains. OK, it wasn't that bad, but it definitely wasn't "outdoor community street festival" weather, so organizers of the Second Sunday on Main fest — on Main Street (between Liberty and 12th streets) in OTR — decided to cancel it's Sept. 9 event.

But today (Sunday, Sept. 16), Second Sunday on Main has been rescheduled, offering a rare "Third Sunday on Main" edition. The King Records-themed event (smack dab in the middle of King Records Month) kicks off at noon and will feature the same fun and festivities.

For more info, see CityBeat's initial preview of the event below:

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. 16). Free admission. Main Street between 12th and Liberty streets, Over-the-Rhine, secondsundayonmain.org.





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