Over-the-Rhine's subterranean nightclub Ghost Baby is ready to give the people what they want — live music, great cocktails and a safe environment to experience it all in.
The nightclub has announced new collaborations with local musicians and entertainers that will be taking the stage throughout the coming months.
Ghost Baby has teamed up with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, seniors from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music program and regional cabarets, in addition to various other talented artists, to offer live entertainment four nights a week.
CSO musicians will take the stage from 7-10 p.m. Thursday evenings throughout October and November.
“The CSO is happy to partner with Ghost Baby and continue to find outlets to share music with Cincinnati. We hope guests will enjoy the talent and passion our musicians have for performing live music, especially in such a unique space.” said Jonathan Martin, president of the CSO, in a press release.
On Wednesday evenings, Ghost Baby will welcome guests to "Ghostlight Cabaret," a play on the "ghostlight" featured on vacant stages across the region as COVID-19 has impacted performances.
“We were struck by the realities of all of the theatres and performers who have been impacted by the closures throughout our neighborhood and city,” said venue founder Josh Heuser in the same press release. “The irony of a 'ghostlight' representing a safe haven on a dark stage waiting for performances to begin again was not lost on us.”
"Ghostlight Cabaret" will feature regional cabaret performers, following CCM-led open mic showcases beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
The weekly performances will kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 14 with a burlesque show by Queen Bee Cabaret. Following artists include Spring Starr Pillow on Oct. 21 and Beth Ann Wipprecht on Nov. 4.
"The plan is to produce an ongoing series of performances that celebrate the numerous talents that have been waiting in the wings for far too long this year," the press release concludes.
With safety at the forefront of its plans, Ghost Baby has shifted to table service and features socially distanced tables throughout the space, plus separate entrances and rooms for performers.
For more about Ghost Baby's upcoming performances, visit ghost-baby.com.
Ghost Baby, 1314 Republic St., Over-the-Rhine.