Live Music in Greater Cincinnati: This Week's Concerts and Club Shows (Aug. 21-27)

Full calendar featuring over 100 live music options for the week ahead

click to enlarge Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro plays Thursday at Memorial Hall - Photo: Jensen Communications
Photo: Jensen Communications
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro plays Thursday at Memorial Hall

WEDNESDAY 21

BLIND LEMON - Johnathan Luck. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Blue Wisp Big Band. 8 p.m. Big Band Jazz. $10.

FOUNTAIN SQUARE - DJ Diamond. 7 p.m. DJ/Dance/Various. Free.

*FOUNTAIN SQUARE - Reggae Wednesdays with Ras Bonghi Allstars. 7 p.m. Reggae. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Braza Trio. 6 p.m. Brazilian Jazz. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Dallas Moore. 10 p.m. Country. Free.

THE LISTING LOON - Ricky Nye. 8 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Losing Lucky. 8 p.m. Roots. Free.

*MOTR PUB - IN2ITIV3 with Diavolo and Parlor Voice. 10 p.m. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Shiny Old Soul. 9 p.m. Cosmic Roots. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Adam Flaig and The Jellyfish. 9:30 p.m. Rock. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Kate Mills, Terror at Midnight, Jacob Tippey and Krystal Peterson & Queen City Band. 9 p.m. Rock/R&B/Various. $5.

STANLEY’S PUB - Kevin Daniel Band. 9 p.m. Pop/Rock. Free.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Overstreet. 8 p.m. Rock. Cover.

THURSDAY 22

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Philip Paul Trio. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Mark Macomber. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Nick Fryer and the Queen City Serenaders. 8 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

COMMON ROOTS - Open Mic. 8 p.m. Various. Free.

FOUNTAIN SQUARE - Salsa on the Square with Mambo Combo with Salsannati. 7 p.m. Latin/Salsa/Dance. Free.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - John Ford. 6 p.m. Blues/Roots. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Phil DeGreg Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Kenny Cowden. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*MEMORIAL HALL - Jake Shimabukuro. 8 p.m. Ukulele/Various. $30-$50.

MOTR PUB - Dusty Bryant with Black Swift and Good Saint Nathanael. 10 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

NEWPORT ON THE LEVEE - Summer Music on the Levee with The Menus. 7 p.m. Pop/Rock/Dance. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - The Hollow Roots and Fickle Hellcat. 10 p.m. Free.

THE PIKE BAR AND GRILL - Ricky Nye. 6 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER - Jason Aldean with Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver. 7:30 p.m. Country. Sold out.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Mandy Gaines Duo. 8 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*SEASONGOOD PAVILION - It's Commonly Jazz with Michael Cruse Quintet. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

*SMALE RIVERFRONT PARK - Whispering Beard Folk Festival with Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The Tillers, Charlie Parr, Chicago Famer and Maria Carrelli. 5 p.m. Folk/Americana. $25, $30 day of show ($120 for 3-day pass).

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Habibi with Fruit & Flowers. 8 p.m. Indie Rock. $10, $12 day of show.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Popa Chubby with Albert Castiglia. 8 p.m. Blues Rock. $20-$30.

STANLEY’S PUB - Rosalind & The Way with Peaceful Sorrow. 10 p.m. Folk/Americana. Cover.

TOP CATS - Vincent. 10 p.m. EDM. $10.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Wonky Tonk, Frosty Palms and Sam Nichol. 9 p.m. Singer/Songwriter

*WASHINGTON PARK - Roots Revival with Young Heirlooms. 7 p.m. Indie Folk. Free.

FRIDAY 23

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Highly Likely. 8 p.m. Jam. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Donna Frost. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*BOGART'S - Big Freedia with Sweet Crude. 8 p.m. Bounce. $20.

BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Mandy Gaines with The Rob Allgeyer Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

*CAFFÈ VIVACE - Brandon Coleman Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

FOUNTAIN SQUARE - The Brummies and Coastal Club. 7 p.m. AltPop. Free.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Matt Waters. 8 p.m. Funk/Rock. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Marc Fields Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - The Sly Band. 9:30 p.m. Pop/Dance/Rock. Cover.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Danny Frazier. 9 p.m. Country. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - The Amy Sailor Band. 10 p.m. Country. Cover.

LUDLOW BROMLEY YACHT CLUB - Trailer Park Floosies. 9:30 p.m. Dance/Pop/Rap/Rock/Country/Various

THE MAD FROG - Westend. 9 p.m. House. Cover.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Doug Hart Band. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

*MOTR PUB - Lauren Eylise and the Part Time Lovers. 10 p.m. Soul/Folk/Various. Free.

MT. HEALTHY CITY PARK - Balderdash. 7:30 p.m. Rock. Free.

*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Knotts with Super Low and Freedom Nicole Moore. 10 p.m. Indie Pop/Rock. Free.

NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Iron Chic. 8 p.m. Rock. $15.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Berachan Valley. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

RIVERFRONT LIVE - Ted Nugent with Michael Austin. 8 p.m. Rock. $30, $35 day of show.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Jason Branscum Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*SMALE RIVERFRONT PARK - Whispering Beard Folk Festival with The Felice Brothers, M. Ward, Peter Rowan, The Harmed Brothers, Town Mountain, Willy Tea Taylor, My Brother the Bear, The Handshake Deals and Easy Tom. 1 p.m. Folk/Americana. $50, $55 day of show ($120 for 3-day pass).

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - The Cousin Kissers. 9:30 p.m. Country. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Kellie Loder with Anna Applegate. 8 p.m. Folk/Pop. $8, $10 day of show.

*ST. LAWRENCE SQUARE - Ricky Nye, Raymond & the Fernbank All-Stars and Robin Lacy & DeZydeco. 7 p.m. Blues/Funk/Roots/Various. Free.

STANLEY’S PUB - Dead Humor, Sovereign Being and Stratoscope. 10 p.m. Rock/Prog. Cover.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Ami Dang with Rose Winston and .Soldat. 9 p.m. Indie/Ambient/Experimental. $8.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - beWILDerfest with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Screaming Females, Shellshag, Tweens, Green Jellÿ, GRLwood, Glostik Willy, Lung, The Whiskey Shambles, Common Center, In the Pines, National Barks, The Grove and The Vims. 6 p.m. Alt/Rock/Various. $30; $50 for 2-day pass.

VERONA VINEYARDS - Lyn Payne Holland & Merry Herbert Duo. 6 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*WOODWARD THEATER - Carriers (album release show) with Turtledoves, Joesph and Molly Parden. 8 p.m. Indie Rock. $10, $12 day of show.

SATURDAY 24

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - The Gray Dogs. 8 p.m. Blues/Roots. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Jake Walz. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - The Rob Allgeyer Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Craig Bailey Quintet. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*CLIFTON PLAZA - Ma Crow & Co. 7 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

THE COMET - Testifiers, Slow Violence and Pout. 10 p.m. Post Punk/Experimental. Free.

FOUNTAIN SQUARE - Leroy Ellington's Sacred Hearts. 7 p.m. Blues. Free.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Strange Mechanics. 8 p.m. Rock/Jam. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Bill Gemmer Quintet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

*JACK CINCINNATI CASINO - Kool & The Gang. 8 p.m. R&B/Pop/Funk. $65.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. 9:30 p.m. ’70s Pop/Rock/Dance. Cover.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Excalibur. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Wayward Son. 10 p.m. Classic Rock. Cover.

MADISON LIVE - Jamie Carr Band, The Howard Brothers Band and Stones Throw. 9 p.m. Rock/Blues. $8, $10 day of show.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Jay Jesse Johnson. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

*MOTR PUB - Slow Glows (release show) with Darlene and Pop Empire. 10 p.m. Indie/Pop/Rock. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Dirty Fuss. 9 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Deadcentric. 7:30 p.m. Grateful Dead tribute. Free.

*THE REDMOOR - Rock Your ALS with Hunting Agnes, Lost Coast, The Pistol Mystics and Moped Mafia. 7 p.m. Alt/Rock/Various. Cover.

RIVERFRONT LIVE - Official Western & Southern WEBN Fireworks Bike Night with That Arena Rock Show, Sunset Mafia and Party Town. 3 p.m. Rock. $10.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Marcelo Silviera Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SHORTY'S SUGARTIT KENTUCKY PUB - Saving Stimpy. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock. Free.

*SMALE RIVERFRONT PARK - Whispering Beard Folk Festival with Ryan Bingham, Lost Dog Street, The Wild Reeds, Possessed by Paul James, Senora May, John R. Miller & The Engine Lights, The Winetree, Frontier Folk Nebraska, Krystal Peterson and Chalk Eye. noon Folk/Americana. $50, $55 day of show ($120 for 3-day pass).

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Andrew Adkins. 9:30 p.m. Americana. Free.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Recovery Rocks 2019: Northern Kentucky People Advocating Recovery Presents with JIMS, Marsellus Wallace, Chris Taylor Brown and more. 7 p.m. Rock. $25.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Peace Slam 2019: A Celebration of Music, Art and Activism with Floyd and the Walkmen, Samsara Music Company, Donnie Canfield & The Electric Campfire, Dracula-Wolf and more. 8 p.m. Rock/Pop/Various. $12, $15 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Mama Said String Band with Stringus Khan. 10 p.m. Bluegrass. Cover.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - beWILDerfest with Zach Deputy, Marbin, Moonbeau, Soften, Us, Today, ’68, Go Go Buffalo, Fykus, Baoku, listener, Patterns of Chaos, Timbre, Freak Mythology and more. 3 p.m. Alt/Rock/Various. $30; $50 for 2-day pass.

SUNDAY 25

BLIND LEMON - Jeff Henry. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

LATITUDES BAR & BISTRO - BlueBirds. 8 p.m. Rock/R&B. Free.

*NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Mutilatred with Skincarver, Livid and Split Tongue. 8:30 p.m. Rock. $10, $12 day of show.

PNC PAVILION AT RIVERBEND - Why Don’t We with EBEN. 7 p.m. Pop

WESTSIDE VENUE - Blues Jam with Jimmy D. Rodgers and Lil Al Thomas. 7 p.m. Blues. Free.

MONDAY 26

BLIND LEMON - Ben Armstrong. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Peter Gemus Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

MCCAULY'S PUB - Open Jam with Sonny Moorman. 7 p.m. Blues/Various. Free.

MOTR PUB - Knotts with Circadian Clock. 9 p.m. Indie Pop. Free.

TUESDAY 27

BLIND LEMON - Nick Tuttle. 8:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

BREWRIVER CREOLE KITCHEN - The Twirlers. 7 p.m. R&B/Classic Pop/Standards. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Emily Grace Jordan and Steve Schmidt. 7:30 p.m. Jazz

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Pam Mallory Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

STANLEY’S PUB - Trashgrass Troubadours with Pat Fiddle. 8 p.m. Bluegrass. Cover.

 

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