Listen to Music Under the Stars All Summer Long at These Greater Cincinnati Outdoor Concerts

Wilco, Dead & Company, Backstreet Boys and other big-name acts are hosting outdoor concerts in the Queen Citythis summer.

With the addition of the festival stage at downtown’s newish Andrew J Brady Music Center and Newport’s indoor/outdoor PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION to the existing Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati is now a prime spot to catch a concert under the stars. Luckily for Cincinnatians, some big-name acts are rolling through town this summer. These are the acts set to host outdoor concerts in the Greater Cincinnati area this summer.*

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

  • June 15: Whiskey Myers
  • June 25: Maren Morris
  • Aug. 1: All This Future Summer Festival Tour, featuring Hillsong UNITED, Tauren Wells, and others
  • Aug. 3: Glass Animals
  • Aug. 10: RuPaul's Drag Race Werq the World Tour 2022
  • Aug. 13: LANY
  • Aug. 21: LAUV
  • Sep. 7: ODESZA
  • Sep. 9: Sam Hunt

PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION (101 W 4th St., Newport):

  • June 21: Bon Iver
  • July 6: Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday
  • July 7: Death Cab for Cutie
  • July 27: Sad Summer Festival 2022, featuring Waterparks, Neck Deep, Mayday Parade and others
  • Aug. 16: Wilco
  • Aug. 25: Greensky Bluegrass
  • Sep. 17: Kevin Gates
  • Sep. 29: Zach Bryan

Riverbend Music Center (6295 Kellogg Ave., California):

  • June 7: The Lumineers
  • June 11: Styx and REO Speedwagon
  • June 16: Steely Dan
  • June 18: Josh Groban
  • June 19: Train, Jewel, Blues Traveler and Will Anderson
  • June 21: The Chicks
  • June 22: Dead & Company
  • June 23: Kenny Chesney
  • July 7: The Doobie Brothers
  • July 9: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire
  • July 12: Rod Stewart
  • July 13: Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • July 14: The Cult, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus
  • July 16: Keith Urban
  • July 20: Barenaked Ladies
  • July 21: Jimmy Buffet & the Coral Reefer Band
  • July 23: Chicago and Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin
  • July 24: Trouble No More, a special tribute to the Allman Brothers Band
  • July 26: Backstreet Boys
  • July 30: Outlaw Music Festival, featuring Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Gov't Mule and Larkin Poe
  • July 31: OneRepublic
  • Aug. 2: Chris Brown and Lil Baby
  • Aug. 4: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine
  • Aug. 13: Zac Brown Band
  • Aug. 16: The Beach Boys and The Temptations
  • Aug. 17: Kid Rock
  • Aug. 18: Alicia Keys
  • Aug. 23: Pitbull
  • Aug. 24: Sammy Hagar & The Circle
  • Aug. 25: Jason Aldean
  • Aug. 26: Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert
  • Aug. 27: Wiz Khalifa and Logic
  • Aug. 28: Imagine Dragons
  • Aug. 31: Divo
  • Sep. 3: The Black Keys
  • Sep. 10: Ohio is for Lovers Festival, featuring Hawthorne Heights, Bayside, Senses Fail and others
  • Sep. 11: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • Sep. 16: Lee Brice
  • Sep. 28: Five Finger Death Punch

Don't have the funds to attend a show at one of these venues? No problem. Multiple free concert series are set to take place throughout the summer months at various outdoor venues in the Greater Cincinnati area. These free concert series include: Rockin' the Roebling, held from 6-10 p.m. every Thursday through September 1 at Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale Riverfront Park; Groovin' on the Green, held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of June through August from Village Green Park in Fairfield; and several outdoor music series at Washington Park, including Jazz at the Park through Sep. 26, Roots Revival from June 2-Sep. 1 and Friday Flow from June 3-Sep. 2. Of course, this list of free outdoor concerts is far from comprehensive.

*This is not a comprehensive list of every outdoor concert taking place in Greater Cincinnati.


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