Taste Some Local Music: Check Out the Live Music Schedule for This Weekend's Taste of Cincinnati

The Memorial Day weekend event features nearly four dozen bands and solo artists over the course of three days along Fifth Street

click to enlarge Bluegrass group The Missy Werner Band is among the nearly four dozen artists performing live music at 2019's Taste of Cincinnati festival - Photo: missywerner.com
Photo: missywerner.com
Bluegrass group The Missy Werner Band is among the nearly four dozen artists performing live music at 2019's Taste of Cincinnati festival
This weekend marks the official unofficial start of summer (aka Memorial Day weekend), which in Cincinnati means Taste of Cincinnati, the massive outdoor food festival along Fifth Street, between Main Street and the I-71 ramp.

As always, the popular (and free) event — running May 25-May 27 — also features a massive buffet of live music, showcasing a wide range of styles, including Rock, Americana, R&B, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Salsa, Jazz and more. There are nearly four dozen bands and solo artists performing on five stages throughout the weekend.

The music programming this year is a collaboration with the Cincinnati Music Accelerator, headed up by Kick Lee, a staple of the local music scene. Lee made sure the diversity of the music reflected that of the food vendors participating.

“This partnership helps enable the Cincinnati Music Accelerator to create and establish jobs for musicians within our region — and it’s another great step toward making our future city a music city,” Lee says in a press release. “I saw that 60 percent of the restaurants, food trucks and Findlay Market vendors at Taste of Cincinnati are owned by minorities, women and immigrants. Now, the Cincinnati Music Accelerator is excited to have the opportunity and responsibility of helping to expand the already diverse entertainment lineup.”

Check the full schedule below and compliment your eating itinerary with some live music.

Bank of America Main Stage on North Broadway

Saturday, May 25

11:30a.m.-2p.m. Harbour the Band

3-6p.m. Robin Lacy & DeZydeco

7-11p.m. The Sly Band

Sunday, May 26

11:30a.m.-2p.m.The Colour of Rhythm

3-6p.m. Lai the Vocals

7-11p.m .3 Day Rule

Monday, May 27

11:30-11:45a.m. Sonny Moorman Band

3-5p.m The Ingrid Rachel Band

6-9p.m. The Menus

Kentucky Ale Beer Garden Stage at First Financial Plaza

Saturday, May 25

11:30a.m.-2:30p.m. Tyler Moore Band

3:30-7p.m.  The Amy Sailor Band

8-11p.m. Kenny Welch Band

Sunday, May 26

11:30a.m.-2:30p.m. Missy Werner Band

4-7p.m. Jason Owens Band

8-11p.m. Dan Varner Band

Monday, May 27

11a.m.-1p.m. Dudley Taft

2-5p.m. Nick Netherton Band

6-9p.m. Danny Frazier Band

Braxton Beer Garden Stage at P&G Gardens

Saturday, May 25

11:30a.m.-2p.m. P. Ann Everson Price & the All Star Band

3-6p.m. Cocky Pop

7-11p.m. DV8

Sunday, May 26

Noon-3p.m. Azucar Tumbao

3-6p.m. Ricky Nye Inc.

7-11p.m. What She Said

Monday, May 27

11:30a.m.-2p.m. Stays in Vegas

3-5p.m. Tracy Walker Band

6-9p.m. Leroy Ellington Band

Rhinegeist Food Truck Alley Stage

Saturday, May 25

Noon-2p.m. Grady Burton

3-6p.m. Jeff Henry & the Necessary Evils

7-11p.m. Frenchaxe

Sunday, May 26

11:30a.m.-2 p.m. Troubadour Dali

3-6 p.m. Plan B

7-11p.m. Amy & the Arrangement

Monday, May 27

11:30a.m.-2p.m. Jeff Henry & the Necessary Evils featuring Noah Witherspoon

3-5p.m. The Sunburners

6-9p.m. Nina Marie

Taste of Findlay Market Stage

Saturday, May 25

11:30a.m-2p.m. Tracy Walker

3-6p.m. Adanya Lin

7-11p.m. Azucar Tumbao

Sunday, May 26

Noon-2p.m. Aprina Johnson

3-6p.m. Perfect Sequel

7-11p.m. Burning Caravan

Monday, May 27

Noon-2p.m. Sarah Ratcliff

3-5p.m. Perfect Sequel

6-9p.m. Elizabeth Walters


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