Live Music in Greater Cincinnati: This Week's Concerts and Club Shows (Aug. 22-27)

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

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click to enlarge Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies come to Riverbend's PNC Pavilion this Saturday - Photo: The Come Up Show (CC by 2.5)
Photo: The Come Up Show (CC by 2.5)
Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies come to Riverbend's PNC Pavilion this Saturday


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

BLIND LEMON - Billy Otten. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Mandy Gaines Trio. 8 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

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

*FOUNTAIN SQUARE - Salsa on the Square with La Formula with Atrevidos. 7 p.m. Latin/Salsa/Dance. Free.

*THE GREENWICH - On a Limb. 8:30 p.m. Jazz

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Nick Fryer Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Mitch Greve. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

LYDIA'S ON LUDLOW - Open Mic. 6 p.m. Various. Free.

*THE MAD FROG - Chops N' Chops featuring Sythyst. 9 p.m. DJ/EDM. $5.

MOERLEIN LAGER HOUSE - Rockin' the Roebling with DV8. 6 p.m. Rock. Free (at Schmidlapp Event Lawn).

MOTR PUB - Gully Boys with Gender Confetti. 10 p.m. Indie Pop. Free.

NEWPORT ON THE LEVEE - Summer Music on the Levee with Endless Summer Band. 7 p.m. Rock/Pop. Free.

*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Chuckie Campbell with Trademark Aaron and Devin Burgess. 9 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.

*RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER - Iron Maiden with The Raven Age. 7:30 p.m. Metal. $35-$99.50.

*SEASONGOOD PAVILION - It's Commonly Jazz with Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Hillbilly Casino. 8 p.m. Rockabilly/Honky Tonk. Free.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Madison Violet. 8 p.m. Americana. $12, $15 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Extansion and Tub. 10 p.m. Jam/Funk. Cover.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Justin Duenne, My Brother's Keeper and Darity. 7 p.m. Rock. Cover.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Dukes and the Package with Stratoscope. 9 p.m. Alt/Indie/Pop/Rock.

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

*WASHINGTON PARK - Roots Revival with Honey & Houston. 7 p.m. Roots/Country/Various. Free.

*WOODWARD THEATER - Robbie Fulks with Maria Carrelli. 8 p.m. Roots. $15, $18 day of show.


BB&T ARENA - Toby Keith. 7:30 p.m. Country. $29.50-$109.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Arnold Culbreath Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*THE COMET - Phoul Phill Andt Guill with Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes and Slugsalt. 8 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Over The Top Festival with The Fritz. 6 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

THE GREENWICH - The Spear Shakers. 9 p.m. Blues/Rock. $10.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Ricky Nye, Inc. 9 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - The Good Hooks Band. 9:30 p.m. Rock/Dance/Various. Cover.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Deuces Wild. 9 p.m. Country. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Joey Said No. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Soul Pushers. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

MOTR PUB - Dehd with CJ Run and Dinge. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

MT. HEALTHY CITY PARK - New Brew. 7:30 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Colors in Mind, Northbound and Starless. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.

NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - Vatican with Typecaste, Life's Question, Transgression, Overstep and Bather. 8 p.m. Metal. $10, $15 day of show.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Russell Up Some Grub String Band. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

PNC PAVILION AT RIVERBEND - Skillet and Sevendust with Pop Evil and Devour The Day. 6:45 p.m. Hard Rock. $23.50-$42.50.

RADISSON CINCINNATI RIVERFRONT - Basic Truth. 8 p.m. Funk/R&B/Soul. Free.

THE REDMOOR - Soul Pocket. 9 p.m. R&B. $10.

RICK'S TAVERN - HiFi Honey. 9:30 p.m. Pop/Country/Rock/Dance. $5.

*RIVERSEDGE - Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival with Del McCoury Band, Billy Strings, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers and Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound. 5:30 p.m. Americana/Country/Bluesgrass/Various. $25-$40.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Honey Combs and Combo Slice, MayaLou And A Uke and Anna Applegate. 9:30 p.m. Acoustic/Pop/Roots/Various. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - James Carothers. 9 p.m. Country. $10, $12 day of show.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - John Paul White. 8 p.m. Folk/Roots. $20, $25 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Suede Jackets. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Kelby, Adam Sightler, Breanna Renee and The Holy Trinity. 8 p.m. Hip Hop/Alt. Cover.

TOP CATS - Tyler Jarvis, Matt Waters and Zack Lemons. 9 p.m. Singer/Songwriter. $8.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - Aziza Love with After Ours and AC the Entity. 9 p.m. Hip Hop/Jazz/Various. $5.

*WASHINGTON PARK - Friday Flow with Lil G from Silk. 7 p.m. R&B. Free.

click to enlarge Australian AltRock band Castlecomer plays Saturday at Madison Live - Photo: Anna Webber
Photo: Anna Webber
Australian AltRock band Castlecomer plays Saturday at Madison Live


ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Modern Groove Jazz Band. 8 p.m. Jazz. Free.

BLIND LEMON - Warren Ulgh. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

BLUE NOTE HARRISON - Moonshine Bandits. 7 p.m. Country Rap. $17, $20 day of show.

*CAFFÈ VIVACE - Kathy Wade with Dan Karlsberg Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*THE COMET - Fycus, SPISH and Brooklyn Rae. 10 p.m. Indie/Rock/Various. Free.

*FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Over the Top Fest with Subterranean, The Spookfloaters and Kung Fu. 6 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

*THE GREENWICH - Mike Wade's Nasty Nati Brass Band. 9 p.m. Brass/Jazz/Various. $10.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Dixie Karas Quartet. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - 3 Piece Revival. 9:30 p.m. Rock. Cover.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Project Doyle. 9 p.m. Rock/Pop. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Final Order. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

LYDIA'S ON LUDLOW - Paul Lake. 7 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

THE MAD FROG - Wooli. 9 p.m. Bass. $25.

*MADISON LIVE - Castlecomer. 9 p.m. AltRock. $10, $12 day of show.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Swamp Bees. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

*MOTR PUB - AP Counterfeit (album release show) with Sons of Silverton. 10 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Ampfibians with They Never Came Back. 9 p.m. Surf Rock. Free.

PADRINO - Chris Comer Trio. 8 p.m. Jazz. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - P's In A Pod. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

*PNC PAVILION AT RIVERBEND - Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies with The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly. 7 p.m. Hip Hop. $23.50-$56.

RICK'S TAVERN - Top This Band. 10 p.m. R&B/Dance/Various. Cover.

*RIVERSEDGE - Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival with Shooter Jennings, JD McPherson, The Steel Woods, Brandon Taz Niederauer and Jaime Wyatt. 4:30 p.m. Country/Americana/Various. $25-$40.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Mandy Gaines Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

SILVERTON CAFE - Basic Truth. 9 p.m. R&B/Funk/Soul. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Cincinnati Noir. 10 p.m. Dance/DJ/Alt/Various. $5.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Mike Zito, Johnny Fink and the Intrusion and In Layman Terms. 7 p.m. Blues/Rock. $20, $25 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Unofficial: Shane Smith & Michael Chandler. 10 p.m. Country. Cover.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Alone I Walk, Campus Rex, Matt Mantis and Far From Fiction. 9 p.m. Emo/Pop/Rock. Cover.


HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Rob Allgeyer. 10:30 a.m. Jazz. Free.

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

LYDIA'S ON LUDLOW - Ron Enyard Jazz Quartet. 11 a.m. Jazz. Free.

*MOTR PUB - Vibe One with A.C. the Entity and MC Till. 8 p.m. Hip Hop. Free.

*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Lo, the Loyal Conscripts, Of Two Minds and In the Pines. 8 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

*NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - The Last Ten Seconds of Life with No Zodiac, Kaonashi and VCTMS. 7 p.m. Metal. $15, $18 day of show.

*RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER - KoRn and Alice In Chains with Underoath and FEVER 333. 6 p.m. Hard Rock. $29.50-$125.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - JD Simo with The Exit Strategy. 8 p.m. Psych/Blues/Rock. $15, $18 day of show.

TOP CATS - The Hip Abduction. 9 p.m. World/Pop. $10.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Jeb Bush Orchestra and Spherical Agenda. 8:30 p.m. Jazz/Funk/Fusion. Free.

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

WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Ricky Nye. 7 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. 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.

*MEMORIAL HALL - Jazz at the Memo presents Stevie Wonder Reimagined with the Phil DeGreg Trio and Brad Myers. 7 p.m. Jazz. $8.

MOTR PUB - Street Limes. 9 p.m. Rock. Free.

*TAFT THEATRE - Melissa Etheridge. 7:30 p.m. Rock. $29.50-$58.50.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Old Fox, ForestFox and Sovereign Being. 8 p.m. Alternative. Cover.


ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Cheryl Renee. 7 p.m. Blues. Free.

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 - Mandy Gaines and Brad Myers. 7:30 p.m. Jazz

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - George Cunningham Trio. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

*THE MOCKBEE - Hieroglyphics 3rd Eye Vision 20th Anniversary Tour. featuring Souls of Mischief, Del the Funky Homosapean, Casual, Pep Love and Domino. 10 p.m. Hip Hop. $25, $30 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Trashgrass Troubadours with The Goldberrys. 8 p.m. Bluegrass. Cover.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Joint Operation, The Reckoneers, Mr. Scientist and Jamwave. 7 p.m. Rock/Funk/Various. Cover.


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