Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion plays host to the third annual “Bluegrass for Babies” concert this Saturday at 4p.m. The event was co-founded by Matt and Anne Schneider, who organized the family-friendly concert to raise funds for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center after their son Nicholas underwent emergency surgery there the day after he was born. Wanting to both celebrate and give back, the couple launched Bluegrass for Babies and drew around 500 people to the inaugural benefit; last year, attendance and money raised more than doubled. Help them triple (or better) that Saturday while enjoying music by Louisville’s Relic and local artists like the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars and children’s musician Jennifer Ellis. The event also features a variety of family activities — like kids’ crafts, games and much more — and information on healthy eating (the group Green B.E.A.N. Delivery is providing fresh, natural concession food this year). Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.bluegrassforbabies.com for $10; the suggested donation price at the concert is $12. Children are admitted free. Visit the site for full information.
• The recording of episodes for the upcoming second season of the eclectic local music TV show Greenwich Groove continues this Monday and Tuesday. The program (which airs on Time Warner Cable’s public access Channel 4) is hosted by singer/songwriter (and one of this year’s 25th anniversary Duncanson Artists-in-Residence at the Taft Museum of Art) Tracy Walker and features performances by and interviews with a wide variety of local artists from numerous genres. Monday, Bluegrass heroes the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars tape their session, while Tuesday has excellent Roots Pop band Tupelo Honey. The public is encouraged to attend the show tapings at The Greenwich in Walnut Hills, which begin at 8:15 p.m. There is no admission charge (food is provided gratis, as well). So far, local acts that have taped sessions for Greenwich Groove’s Season 2 include Jake Speed and the Freddies, The Sonny Moorman Group, Steve Schmidt with Andrea Cefalo, The Rollins Davis Band, The J. Dorsey Blues Revival and many others. (www.the-greenwich.com)
• MOTR Pub, the music venue that has been helping to breathe new life into the old Main Street Entertainment District in Over-the-Rhine, celebrates its first anniversary Wednesday, Sept. 21, with a special show featuring two of Cincinnati’s best — nationally-acclaimed Indie crew Pomegranates and rockin’ newcomers The Kickaways. The show starts at 9 p.m. and, as usual, there is no cover charge. MOTR (co-founded by CityBeat’s events guru and longtime local booking agent Dan McCabe) opened last year just in time for the MidPoint Music Festival. MPMF 2011 begins the day after this year’s first birthday party (yes, MOTR is again a participating venue). (www.motrpub.com)
• Successful local Holy Hip Hop artist D-Maub just dropped his new album, the 13-track Death Before Dishonor, the MC’s second release for Dedicated Music Group (with distribution through Universal Music Christian Group). The album will get a local release party on Oct. 14 at The Underground in Forest Park, where D-Maub will be joined by Pastor AD3, Petidee, Canton Jones and Gospel Gangstaz. Advanced tickets are available now through itickets.com. Visit www.onerouteentertainment.com for more info.
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