On Nov. 17, the website cincygroove.com officially turned 10 years old. Founded by photographer Scott Preston (who also does promotional work for local venues and artists), the site regularly features info on music events around Greater Cincinnati, photo galleries from various concerts and updates on local musicians’ latest projects.
Cincy Groove’s 10-year anniversary is being celebrated (logically) with the Cincy Groove Music Festival, which takes place Saturday at the Southgate House Revival (111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com). The stacked lineup features some of the best of Cincinnati’s long-stellar Americana scene. Local music veteran Jeremy Francis (who has also performed with acts like Atlas River, Bibs and Barefeet and Blue Caboose) opens the show at 7 p.m. Also on the bill are the progressive Bluegrass/Jazz/Rock/Etc. group Hickory Robot (which is nearing its own 10th anniversary) and Illinois’ Chicago Farmer, who has built up a local following with regular tour stops in the Cincinnati area.
Rounding out the lineup are two of the region’s most popular Roots acts — Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle and The Tillers, who will return to the Southgate House Revival on New Year’s Eve for a show with the Legendary Shack Shakers.
Tickets for the Cincy Groove Music Festival are $15 in advance or $20 at the door on the day of the show.
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