Ludlow Garage is Loading Up Its Diverse Post-Renovation Lineup with Macy Gray, 999, Exile and Much More

Music picks up again in late August after the music venue’s summer-long refurbishment project

click to enlarge Macy Gray - Photo: Larry Philpot, (CC by 3.0)
Photo: Larry Philpot, (CC by 3.0)
Macy Gray
Clifton’s Ludlow Garage is shutting down after this weekend’s Al Stewart concert. But after the music venue’s summer-long renovation project, it will return in late August, kicking off a full and diverse slate of concerts. (The venue’s historic incarnation opened 50 years ago this year.)

The club’s renovations will up the capacity from 300 to 500 people. The venue’s airliner feel will be altered, with some walls reconfigured and knocked down. The seating will also be removable, creating more space for patrons. Click here for more on the renovation project.

As of now, the first concert scheduled after the refurbishment project is Pop/Soul singer Macy Gray on Aug. 30. Other freshly announced shows include Exile (Sept. 14), Jimmy Herring and the 5 of 7 (Sept. 22), Arielle (Oct. 10), The Rippingtons (Nov. 15) and Chad Prather (Nov. 23).

Post-renovation, Ludlow Garage will also host the Pat Travers Band (Sept. 6), Poco (Sept. 7), Dweezil Zappa (Sept. 19), Adrian Belew (Oct. 4), 999 (Nov. 1), Hiroshima (Nov. 2), Spyro Gyra (Nov. 22) and Rockapella (Dec. 5).

Tickets for the recently announced concerts go on sale this Friday (May 31) at 10 a.m. Click here and here for ticket info and more details.

UPDATE: listed the Macy Gray concert earlier this week (as well as a May 31 on-sale date for tickets), but the listing has since disappeared. We'll update this post again as more info becomes available.

UPDATE 2: Ludlow Garage has officially announced that tickets for Macy Gray's Aug. 30 concert — the venue's Grand Re-Opening Show — will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. via .

Sign up for CityBeat's weekly newsletters to get the latest on Cincinnati culture, dining news and things to do delivered right to your inbox.

Scroll to read more Live Music articles


Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.