Summer has just begun, but it's already time to make your fall concert plans, Cincinnati. From the return of old favorites to some newer acts, the Queen City will be getting plenty of entertainment. Here's who's on the way:
Harry Connick Jr., Aug. 7, PNC Pavilion
Harry Connick Jr.’s second stop of his outdoor “Time To Play!” Tour will be at PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati. The Grammy- and Emmy Award-winner will bring his seven-piece band with him to celebrate a return to live music. Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. June 17 at ticketmaster.com and PNCPavilion.com.
Counting Crows, Aug. 14, PNC Pavillion
A staple from the 1990s, Alternative Rock act Counting Crows will tour to support Butter Miracle, Suite One, the group's first album in seven years. Seán Barna and Matt Sucich will provide opening support. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. June 11 at ticketmaster.com and PNCPavilion.com. Read CityBeat's story about Counting Crows.
Maroon 5, Aug. 28, Riverbend Music Center
Adam Levine has been busy with TV's The Voice these past several years, but live music is where his heart is. After postponing a tour in 2020, Pop-Rock group Maroon 5 is hitting the road this year to support its new album JORDI, which debuts June 11. Blackbear will open the show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 11 on ticketmaster.com and riverbend.org.
Toad The Wet Sprocket, Sept. 18, Taft Theatre
To celebrate 30 years as a band, Toad The Wet Sprocket will be going on a national tour that will include a stop at Taft Theatre in September. The Alternative Rock group will take the stage after special guest Steven Kellogg and will play songs that span its discography that launched in 1990. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 11 on ticketmaster.com and at the Taft Theatre Box Office.
Bela Fleck, Sept. 29, Taft Theatre
Pop-Bluegrass-Jazz artist Bela Fleck will tour this year without his beloved Flecktones, instead gathering a band of rising Bluegrass musicians. The Grammy-winning artist and International Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee has returned to his banjo roots with recent album My Bluegrass Heart. Find tickets beginning at 10 a.m. June 11 on ticketmaster.com and at the Taft Theatre Box Office.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oct. 9, Riverbend Music Center
After the coronavirus shutdowns cut its original farewell tour short, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd announced a 30-date tour that will stop at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center on Oct. 9. The Southern Rock group will be joined by opener The Marshall Tucker Band. Presale tickets are available now, and general admission tickets will be available at 10 a.m. June 11 on ticketmaster.com and riverbend.org.
Earth, Wind & Fire, Oct. 1, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
The band that took the Disco and R&B world by storm in the 1970s and 1980s will make an appearance at the all-new ICON Music Center this fall. This past year marks 50 years of the group being in entertainment. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 11 at ticketmaster.com and iconmusiccenter.com.
The Toadies, Oct. 13, Madison Theater
The Alt-Rock band's1994 album Rubberneck was a staple on alternative radio stations, and on this tour, The Toadies will be playing it from start to finish to celebrate its 25th anniversary (technically the 27th anniversary, but COVID-19 shut down earlier plans). Fellow Texans Reverend Horton Heat will open for the Toadies on all dates and will play its album Liquor in the Front in its entirety. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 11, at ticketmaster.com. Read CityBeat's story about The Toadies.
Mat Kearney, Oct. 29, Taft Theatre
Singer and songwriter Mat Kearney, who has amassed over 2.5 billion streams throughout his musical career, is coming to Cincinnati as a part of his “January Flower” tour, supporting his latest album of the same name. Tickets will be available at noon June 11 at ticketmaster.com and the Taft Theatre Box Office.
Joe Bonamassa, Oct. 31, Taft Theatre
Blues-Rock musician Joe Bonamassa will lead an all-star band when he visits Cincinnati after pausing his touring efforts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Billed by Guitar World magazine as the world's biggest Blues guitarist, Bonamassa will celebrate the release of his new album Now Serving: Royal Tea Live From The Ryman, which was recorded at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Tickets go on sale at noon June 11 at ticketmaster.com and the Taft Theatre Box Office.
Black Pumas, Jan. 5, Madison Theater
The Grammy-nominated Soul duo Black Pumas will take its talents all across the nation, performing covers and songs from its debut self-titled album. The group has also scheduled performances at Lollapalooza and Bottlerock Napa Valley, among other big festivals and events, so catch them at the comparatively cozy Madison Theater while you can. Tickets for the show are currently sold out.
Brian Regan, April 30, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Observational and sarcastic comedian Brian Regan, whose second stand-up special debuted on Netflix in February, will swing by the Queen City in 2022 during his lengthy comedy tour. Regan's series Loudermilk is in its third season on Amazon Prime, and his Jerry Seinfeld-produced Netflix series Stand Up and Away! launched in 2018. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 11 at ticketmaster.com and iconmusiccenter.com.