The murder of young SCPA student and aspiring artist/musician Esme Kenney touched our city deeply, and Cincinnati's arts community took it especially hard, responding with benefits and memorials ranging from a composition named in her memory at the recent MusicNOW festival to the planned sculpture memorial at the new SCPA building to innumerable charity concerts in her honor since her passing.
The latest concert takes place Sunday at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley, starting at 4 p.m. and running until midnight. Money raised at the Esme's Blues show will go to the Esme Kenney SCPA Memorial Fund to assist with the aforementioned art installation tribute at the school.
The show features performances from Crick Gypsies (pictured), Voodoo Blues, B Hatfield Blues Band, A Dog Named Van, Rocket Science and many others. Though the world was robbed of future artistic expression from Esme, the fact that her life and death have inspired others to create is a fitting, beautiful thing.
Tickets are $10 at the door.