Relive the 'Best' of the 80s with Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn and Patty Smyth at Riverbend's PNC Pavilion

The "Rick Springfield Presents Best in Show" tour is stopping in Cincinnati on Sept. 6

Sep 2, 2019 at 11:20 am
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Rick Springfield, Patty Smyth and Greg Kihn

Several ’80s Pop Rock hitmakers are traveling the country together this year as part of the “Rick Springfield Presents Best in Show” tour, including Tommy “867-5309” Tutone and Richard Marx.

For the Cincinnati tour stop, it was initially announced that Springfield — a soap opera star who turned in one of the 1980s’ more enduring Pop hits with “Jessie’s Girl” — would be appearing with Eddie Money, but Money had to drop off the lineup due to pneumonia that developed after his heart surgery. The “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer later revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

Taking Money’s place on the bill is Patty Smyth, the frontperson for Scandal, which had big hits in the ’80s with songs like “Goodbye to You” and “The Warrior.”

Power Pop veteran (and now novelist) Greg Kihn, whose contributions to the ’80s zeitgeist include classics like “The Breakup Song” and “Jeopardy,” will also perform.

7:30 p.m. Friday. $23.50-$73. PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave., California,