UPDATE: Fountain Square showcases Cincinnati music and more with free springtime concerts in May

While you wait for the Square’s full lineup for its popular summertime series, check out the goodies slated for next month.

This summer, Fountain Square’s free weekend music series returns every Friday and Saturday, along with the weekly Reggae Wednesdays showcases.  But, while we know who’s playing throughout the every-Thursday Salsa on the Square music and dance series (which gets an early start, kicking off May 3; click here for details), the rest of the popular summertime concert lineups have yet to be released.

While waiting for the rest of the schedule to drop (touring indie rockers Maps & Atlases recently revealed that that they are playing June 30 on the Square), you can get in the mood by checking out the solid acts scheduled for Fountain Square’s Spring Concert Series, which begins May 11 and runs every Friday and Saturday through Memorial Day weekend (with a to-be-announced date held for Sunday, May 27).

The May concerts on Fountain Square run 7-10 p.m. and feature top-notch local acts performing Country (Noah Smith), Reggae (Elementree Livity Project), Indie Pop (Bad Veins) and Hip Hop/Neo Soul (Audley). The non-locals are rootsy rockers Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons (who regularly perform around Greater Cincinnati) and grandson, a young Toronto artist now based in L.A. who has been waves with his mix of Blues, AltRock, Pop, EDM and Hip Hop.

Check out some of the artists in the Fountain Square Spring Concert Series playlist below.

(UPDATE: Full lineups for each of the Fountain Square shows added.)

Friday, May 11: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, Wilder and Brent James

Saturday, May 12: Audley, Jess Lamb and the Factory and Coastal Club

Friday, May 18: Noah Smith, Ben Knight and the Well Diggers and Casey Campbell

Saturday, May 19: Elementree Livity Project, The Cliftones and Freak Mythology

Friday, May 25: grandson

Saturday, May 26: Bad Veins, Carriers and Knotts