Live Music in Greater Cincinnati: This Week's Concerts and Club Shows (May 29-June 4)

This week's live music options include Judy Collins, EmiSunshine, Brett Dennen, Tech N9ne, Black Signal, River Whyless, Olivia Neutron-John and much more

click to enlarge Young Country sensation EmiSunshine plays Southgate House Revival Saturday - Photo: Jeffry Fasano
Photo: Jeffry Fasano
Young Country sensation EmiSunshine plays Southgate House Revival Saturday

WEDNESDAY 29

ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Todd Hepburn. 7 p.m. Piano/Various. Free.

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

THE GREENWICH - Kateri Farrell & the Angie Coyle Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Soul Jazz. $5.

*FOUNTAIN SQUARE – Reggae Wednesday with Johnny Payne & The True Believers. 7 p.m. Reggae. Free.

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

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

*MOTR PUB - Dutch Tullips with The Tigerlilies. 10 p.m. Rock. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - St. Stevens Choir. 9 p.m. Various. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Jeremy Clyde (of Chad and Jeremy). 8 p.m. Pop Rock. $27.50, $30 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - John Gentry & the Electric Thumb. 9 p.m. Rock/Jazz. Free.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - Sad Baxter with MARR and Fycus. 9 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

click to enlarge Rapper Tech N9ne plays Bogart's Thursday - Photo: Mizery Made (CC by 3.0)
Photo: Mizery Made (CC by 3.0)
Rapper Tech N9ne plays Bogart's Thursday

THURSDAY 30

*20TH CENTURY THEATER - Karla Bonoff. 8 p.m. Singer/Songwriter/Various. $30-$35.

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

*BOGART’S - Tech N9ne. 8 p.m. Rap. $30.

BREWRIVER CREOLE KITCHEN - Ricky Nye. 7 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

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

*THE GREENWICH - Now Hear This. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $5.

*FOUNTAIN SQUARE – Salsa on the Square with Dayton Salsa Project with Cuban Salsa Cincinnati. 7 p.m. Salsa/Latin/Dance. Free.

*HIGHTAIL MT. ADAMS - The Lowdown with Vusive. 10 p.m. EDM. Free.

HILTON NETHERLAND PALM COURT - Marc Wolfley Quartet. 6 p.m. Jazz. Free.

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

*THE MAD FROG - Gin Faced with PrettyUgly, Swooly, Red Snapper and OKKtopus. 9 p.m. Trap/Bass/EDM. Free (before 10 p.m.).

MEMORIAL HALL - Morgan James. 8 p.m. Pop/Jazz. $26-$40.

*MOERLEIN LAGER HOUSE - Rockin’ the Roebling featuring Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project. 6 p.m. Blues. Free.

MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT - Missy Werner Band. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

MOTR PUB - Noah Smith's Crooner Circus. 8 p.m. Singer/Songwriter. Free.

*NEWPORT ON THE LEVEE - Summer Music on the Levee with 90s Kids. 7 p.m. Rock/Pop. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Open Mic. 7 p.m. Various. Free.

*RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER - Dierks Bentley with Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. 7 p.m. Country. $34.50-$104.25.

*SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Society Jazz Orchestra. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $10.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Kenny Roby (of 6 String Drag). 6 p.m. Roots. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - Voice Of Addiction, Patsy and JIMS. 8 p.m. Rock. $6, $8 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Them Coulee Boys with Traveling Jam. 10 p.m. Bluegrass/Rock. Cover.

*TAFT THEATRE - Brett Dennen with Carl Anderson. 8 p.m. Pop. $30, $35 day of show (in the Ballroom).

THOMPSON HOUSE - Stevie Cannon. 7 p.m. Hip Hop. Cover.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Letters of Acceptance, Kind Skies and Rachel Mousie. 9 p.m. Indie/Rock/Folk/Various.

*WASHINGTON PARK – Roots Revival with The Harmed Brothers. 7 p.m. Americana. Free.

FRIDAY 31

*ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Root Cellar Xtract. 8 p.m. Country Rock. Free.

BOGART’S - Megadeth vs Pantera: A Tribute Night. 9 p.m. Metal. Cover.

BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - The Five Little Bears. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

*CAFFÈ VIVACE - Randy Villars Trio. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

THE COMET - Nave Netoow and the Spanks. 10 p.m. Indie Folk. Free.

COMMON ROOTS - Kiersten Feuchter. 8 p.m. Pop/Soul/Various. Free.

FIBONACCI BREWING COMPANY - Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. 7 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

FOUNTAIN SQUARE – Fifth & Vine Live with The Menus. 7 p.m. Pop/Rock/Dance. Free.

 *FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Two Crows. 9 p.m. Improv/Jam/Various. Free.

*THE GREENWICH - Sonny Moorman Group. 8 p.m. Blues. $5.

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

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - The Fun Size. 9:30 p.m. Rock/Pop/Dance/Various. $5.

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

KNOTTY PINE - Britney's Lipstick. 10 p.m. Cover.

MANHATTAN HARBOUR MARINA - Josh Wilhoit. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - The Heaters featuring Ben Levin. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

MARTY'S HOPS & VINES - Chris Lee. 9 p.m. Acoustic. Free.

*MOTR PUB - Heavy Hinges with Shannon Garcia & The Taken and JV Golf. 10 p.m. Rock/Soul/Blues/Roots/Various. Free.

*MVP BAR & GRILLE - The Great Affairs, Victor Spoils and Blue Print. 9 p.m. Rock. Cover.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Scream Culture with Sorry, Eric and Stella. 10 p.m. Indie Pop. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Willow Creek Band. 7:30 p.m. Americana. Free.

THE REDMOOR - White Party with 2nd Wind. 9 p.m. Jazz/R&B. Cover.

RICK'S TAVERN - Stratus. 10 p.m. Rock. Cover.

SCHWARTZ’S POINT - Eric Lechliter Group. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - William Russell Wallace, The Perfect Children, Billy Catfish and Michael Hensley. 9 p.m. Rock/Roots/Various. Free.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL - Black Signal (release show). 8 p.m. Electronic/Rock/Various. $5, $10 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Chromatic Crew with Actually and The Big Badd. 10 p.m. Funk/Jazz Fusion. Cover.

THOMPSON HOUSE - Said the Sky. 9 p.m. EDM. Cover.

*URBAN ARTIFACT - Slow Glows, Easy, Tiger, GoodnightGoodnight and Anna Applegate. 9 p.m. Indie/Rock/Pop/Various. $5.

*WASHINGTON PARK – Friday Flow with Dayton Funk Band. 7 p.m. Funk. Free.

*WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Brad Myers and Mad Dog. 9 p.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

WIEDEMANN BREWERY AND TAPROOM - Ricky Nye and Chris Douglas. 7 p.m. Blues/Boogie Woogie. Free.

*WOODWARD THEATER - Kelly Finnigan & The Atonements. 9 p.m. Soul. $10, $12 day of show.

click to enlarge Music legend Judy Collins performs Saturday at Memorial Hall
Music legend Judy Collins performs Saturday at Memorial Hall

SATURDAY 01

*ARNOLD'S BAR AND GRILL - Cincinnati Dancing Pigs. 8 p.m. Americana/Jug band. Free.

BOGART’S - Hunter Hayes with Levi Hummon. 7:30 p.m. Country. $35.

BROMWELL'S HÄRTH LOUNGE - Brian Lovely with The Steve Schmidt Trio. 9 p.m. Jazz. Free.

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Limehouse Ramblers. 8:30 p.m. Jazz. $10.

FRETBOARD BREWING COMPANY - Sullivan Janzen Band. 8 p.m. Rock. Free.

THE GREENWICH - Turned Up Band. 9 p.m. R&B. $10.

JAG'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - The Whammies. 9:30 p.m. ’80s Pop/Rock/Dance. $5.

JIM AND JACK'S ON THE RIVER - Hot Wired. 9 p.m. Country. Free.

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

*LUDLOW GARAGE - Al Stewart. 8:30 p.m. Rock. $32.50-$65.

LYDIA'S ON LUDLOW - Peter Dux Quartet. 7 p.m. Jazz Fusion. Free.

MANHATTAN HARBOUR MARINA - Lori’s Secret. 8 p.m. Blues/Rock/Country/Various. Free.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Prestige Grease. 9 p.m. Blues. Cover.

*MEMORIAL HALL - Judy Collins. 8 p.m. Folk. $45-$60.

*MOTR PUB - Fairmount Girls, SKRT and Dear Darkness. 10 p.m. Indie Rock. Free.

*NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Sexy Time Live Band Karaoke. 9 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

PLAIN FOLK CAFE - Hickory Robot. 7:30 p.m. Americana. Free.

RICK'S TAVERN - Under the Sun. 10 p.m. Alternative/Rock. Cover.

*RIVERFRONT LIVE - George Clinton's One Nation Under A Groove featuring Parliament/Funkadelic, Galactic, Fishbone and Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf. 6:30 p.m. Funk. $40, $45 day of show.

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

SILVERTON CAFÉ - The Pandora Project. 8:30 p.m. Rock. Free.

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (LOUNGE) - Eric McM (of Ford Theater Reunion), Dead Man String Band and Scotty Karate. 9:30 p.m. Rock/Various. Free.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (REVIVAL ROOM) - The Krank Daddies with Lords of the Highway. 9 p.m. Rock/Rockabilly/Various. $10, $12 day of show.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - EmiSunshine with MayaLou And A Uke. 7 p.m. Country/Roots. $15, $18 day of show.

URBAN ARTIFACT - Beasts of Joy and Hathor's Fire. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic/Various

*VINKOLET WINERY AND RESTAURANT - Bluegrass Music Art & Craft Festival with Vernon McIntyre's Appalachian Grass, Wayne Haddix & the Haddix Family, Steve Scott & the Scott Brothers and Evan Lanier & Bluegrass Express. 11 a.m. Bluegrass. Free.

WASHINGTON PLATFORM - The Faux Frenchmen. 9 p.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

click to enlarge Olivia Neutron-John plays Northside Yacht Club with NOTS Sunday - Photo: facebook.com/olivianeutronjohn
Photo: facebook.com/olivianeutronjohn
Olivia Neutron-John plays Northside Yacht Club with NOTS Sunday

SUNDAY 02

THE COMET - The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars. 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

KNOTTY PINE - Randy Peak. 10 p.m. Acoustic/Various. Free.

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

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Open Jam with Deb Ohlinger. 6 p.m. Blues

MOTR PUB - Haneef Smart. 8:30 p.m. Flute/Various. Free.

*NORTHSIDE YACHT CLUB - NOTS and Olivia Neutron-John. 9 p.m. Indie Pop Rock. $8, $10 day of show.

PNC PAVILION AT RIVERBEND - Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band with The Cadillac Three. 7 p.m. Country. $37.50-$85.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - Hayes Carll. 7:30 p.m. Country/Roots. $22, $25 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Open Jam. 9 p.m. Improv/Various. Free.

WASHINGTON PLATFORM - Traditional New Orleans Jazz Brunch with 2nd Line Jazz Trio. 11:30 a.m. Jazz. $10 (food/drink minimum).

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

MONDAY 03

CAFFÈ VIVACE - Monday Night Big Band. 7:30 p.m. Jazz. Cover.

KNOTTY PINE - Open Mic. 9 p.m. Various. Free.

MANSION HILL TAVERN - Open Acoustic Jam with John Redell & Friends. 8 p.m. Acoustic. Free. 

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

MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT - Open Bluegrass Jam. 8 p.m. Bluegrass. Free.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Northside Jazz Ensemble. 10 p.m. Jazz. Free.

*PNC PAVILION AT RIVERBEND - Rob Thomas with Abby Anderson. 8 p.m. Pop/Rock. $43-$103.

*SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL (SANCTUARY) - River Whyless. 7 p.m. Indie Folk. $15, $18 day of show.

STANLEY’S PUB - Jazz Jam. 9 p.m. Jazz/Improv. Free.

TUESDAY 04

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 - Lynn Scott, Lee Stolar and Lou Lausche. 7:30 p.m. Jazz.

CROW'S NEST - Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. Various. Free.


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