Catch Some Live Music Outside This Summer at These Greater Cincinnati Concerts

From Riverbend to the Roebling Bridge, here's where you can rock out this summer.

Riverbend Music Center - Photo: Mark Byron
Photo: Mark Byron
Riverbend Music Center

Jam out by day, and sing under the stars at night: Cincinnati's concert season is back in full swing. From Riverbend Music Center’s PNC Pavilion to PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation in Newport, your nights are sure to be rocked away. Check out which venues are the best for your summer nights below:

Riverbend Music Center's PNC Pavilion (6295 Kellogg Ave., California)

  • June 18: Counting Crows
  • June 19: Charlie Puth Presents the “Charlie” Live Experience
  • June 22: Peter Frampton
  • June 28: Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • July 6: Chicago
  • July 7: Lettuce & Steel Pulse
  • July 18: Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Aug. 4: Dwight Yoakam
  • Aug. 10: Lindsey Stirling
  • Aug. 18: Goo Goo Dolls
  • Aug. 22: Jethro Tull: The Seven Decades

ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park (25 Race St., Downtown)

  • June 3: Louis Tomlinson
  • June 23: Noah Kahan
  • June 29: Pride Month Brady Block Party
  • July 19: Sad Summer Festival 2023, featuring Taking Back Sunday, Mom Jeans, PVRIS and others
  • Aug. 9: Rufus Du Sol
  • Sept. 15: The National: Homecoming 2023, featuring Patti Smith and Her Band, The National, Carriers and others
  • Sept. 16: The National: Homecoming 2023, featuring The National, Snail Mail, Pavement and others

MegaCorp Pavilion (101 W. Fourth St., Newport)

  • June 6: All Time Low
  • June 16: An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
  • June 21: ILLENIUM
  • June 23: AJR
  • June 24: My Morning Jacket
  • July 9: Dreamsonic 2023: Dream Theater, Devin Townsend and Animals As Leaders
  • July 11: In Harmony: The Commonwealth Tour of the Louisville Orchestra
  • Aug. 9: The Mega-Monsters Tour: Mastodon and Gojira with special guest Lorna Shore
  • Sept. 12: An Evening with: Ween
  • Sept. 14: An Evening With CAKE
  • Sepy. 16: Danzig
  • Sept. 20: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Strapped for cash? No worries. There are various locations where you can catch a free concert in Cincinnati this summer. These venues include Rockin' the Roebling every Thursday from May 18-Aug. 31, 6-10 p.m. at Smale Riverfront Park on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn; Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series at Sawyer Point's P&G Stage and Lawn every first Saturday of the month, from June 3-Aug. 5, 4-10 p.m.; and Amped Up at Sawyer Point at the Schott Amphitheater and Stage on various dates from May 12-Sept. 29, 6-10 p.m.

Editor's Note: This is not a comprehensive list of every outdoor concert taking place in Greater Cincinnati.

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