Check Out the Expansive Music Lineup for Cincinnati's BLINK Art and Light Extravaganza

Tons of local bands — including Pomegranates (a rare chance to catch them), Triiibe, Black Signal, Carriers, Moonbeau, JSPH, Lauren Eylise and Young Heirlooms — and touring acts like Grouplove and Redfoo will play throughout Downtown, OTR and Covington

click to enlarge Redfoo - Photo: Rosario López
Photo: Rosario López

BLINK is a light-based art festival that transforms Cincinnati into a luminous, kaleidoscopic alter-ego of the city with large-scale projection mapping installations, lustrous murals, and immersive art that's fun for all ages. A walk through BLINK will have you look at the city in a whole new (forgive the pun) light, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of artists who make this four-day festival possible.

There's not just visual art at play: more than 80 local musical performances are planned for the festival's six stages scattered throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, so you'll not only be visually astounded by the festival, but the eclectic soundtrack will keep you dancing through the array of exhibits.

Among those 80+ performances are some of the city's most exciting musicians featured in CityBeat, including Pomegranates (a rare chance to catch them),  Triiibe, Black Signal, Carriers, Moonbeau, JSPH, Lauren Eylise and Young Heirlooms, just to name a few.

Below is the current lineup as published at And here's a map of BLINK's footprint to help you navigate your way through the event.

click to enlarge Go Go Buffalo - Photo: Kelly Coleman
Photo: Kelly Coleman
Go Go Buffalo


(10 E Rivercenter Blvd., Covington)

Oct. 10

Hayden Kaye: 7 p.m.

Moira: 8 p.m.

Andrew Elaban: 9 p.m.

Young Heirlooms: 10 p.m.

Oct. 11

Calumet: 7 p.m.

Go Go Buffalo: 7:45 p.m.

Near Earth Objects: 8:30 p.m.

Young Colt: 9:15 p.m.

Sylmar: 10 p.m.

Oct. 12

Self Diploma DJ 7 p.m.

Willie Jones 8:20 p.m.

Redfoo 9:20 p.m.

Grouplove 10 p.m.

Oct. 13

Slow Glows 7 p.m.

Renchler Framg 8 p.m.

Beloved Youth 9 p.m.

Colly 10 p.m.


(26 W 7th St, Covington)

Oct. 10

Brooklynn Rae 7 p.m.

Abby Vice 8 p.m.

Sun Seeker 9 p.m.

This Pine Box 10 p.m.

Oct. 11

Physco 7 p.m.

Quotah 8 p.m.

Heaven Honey 9 p.m.

Multimagic 10 p.m.

Oct. 12

Wombo 7 p.m.

Blueprints and Elements 8 p.m.

Mavis Guitar 8:30 p.m.

Frontier Folk Nebraska 9 p.m.

Freak Mythology 10 p.m.

Oct. 13

Aiming For Enrike 8 p.m.

Bendigo Fletcher 9 p.m.

Joe's Truck Stop 10 p.m.

click to enlarge Blossom Hall - Photo: Brittany Thornton
Photo: Brittany Thornton
Blossom Hall


(101 E Freedom Way, Downtown/The Banks)

Oct. 10

See You in the Funnies 7:30 p.m.

Maria Carrelli 8:30 p.m.

Pomegranates 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 11

Greer 7 p.m.

Sarob 8 p.m.

Black Signal 9 p.m.

Triiibe 10 p.m.

Oct. 12

Ronin 7 p.m.

Rosewood Coast 8 p.m.

Blossom Hall 9 p.m.

Dudley Taft 10 p.m.

Oct.  13

The Grove 7 p.m.

Counterfeit Madison 8 p.m.

Lukr 9 p.m.

Ernie Johnson From Detroit 10 p.m.


(30 E Court St., Downtown)

Oct. 10

Season Ten 7 p.m.

Big Hit 8 p.m.

90's Kids 9 p.m.

Rob Fetters 10 p.m.

Oct. 11

Jane Decker 7 p.m.

The Raquels 8 p.m.

Costal Club 9 p.m.

Harbour 10 p.m.

Oct.  12

Spooky Dreamland 7 p.m.

Moonbeau 8 p.m.

All Seeing Eyes 9 p.m.

Passeport 10 p.m.

Oct. 13

DJ Mowgli 7-11 p.m.


(1801 Race St., Downtown)

Oct. 10

Druskii 7 p.m.

Seb 9 p.m.

Oct.  11

Sabastooge 7 p.m.

Max Entropy 8 p.m.

Oct. 12

DJ Track Bike 7 p.m.

Orbit 8 p.m.

Oct.  13

CreepVision 7 p.m.

Darkotica 8 p.m.

click to enlarge Lauren Eylise - Provided by the artist
Provided by the artist
Lauren Eylise


(1654 Central Pkwy. Over-the-Rhine)

Oct. 10

Illsonic Presents 7-11 p.m.

Oct.  11

Current Events 7 p.m.

Carriers 8 p.m.

Joesph 9 p.m.

JSPH 10 p.m.

Oct. 12

Shiny Old Soul 7 p.m.

Willow Tree Carolers 8 p.m.

Jess Lamb 9 p.m.

Lauren Elyise 10 p.m.

Oct. 13

New Moons 7 p.m.

Dinosoul 8 p.m.

Broken Chairs 9 p.m.

This Pine Box 10 p.m.

UPDATED Oct. 8 with lineup changes

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