Touring Roundup: The Black Crowes, Jason Aldean, Jim Gaffigan Coming Soon to Cincinnati

Live music is back, baby!

May 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Jason Aldean - Photo: Miller Mobley
Photo: Miller Mobley
Jason Aldean

The opening of new concert venues in Greater Cincinnati — such as the Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center in downtown and The Ovation Music Pavilion in Newport — as well as the multitude of historic music centers around the area have made the Queen City a hot spot for many big-name musicians and comedians.

As artists begin to perform live shows once again, Cincinnati’s lineup for 2021 and beyond is already strong, with acts such as Alice Cooper, The Jonas Brothers, and Jason Aldean announced this week. 

Recently announced concerts and shows in the Cincinnati area are below.


The Black Crowes, August 3, Riverbend Music Center

The delayed 2020 “Shake Your Money Maker” tour is finally set to hit the road July 20, stopping in Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. August 3. The legendary Rock band will play the entirety of its debut album Shake Your Money Maker in addition to all of its hit songs. Dirty Honey, a relatively new Rock band formed in 2017, will open for The Black Crowes. Tickets are available at now, and tickets for the original dates will be honored.


Jason Aldean, August 12, Riverbend Music Center

Chart-topping Country artist Jason Aldean is touring with his band for the first time since 2019. The Academy of Country Music “Entertainer of the year” will perform his old-school Country roots after an opening from the latest up-and-comer in Country music, Lainey Wilson. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. May 21 on both and


Kings of Leon, August 31, Riverbend Music Center

Kings of Leon, the four-time Grammy Award-winning band will stop in Cincinnati on August 31 while on its North American tour. The alternative Rock group will perform songs from the 2021 album When You See Yourself live for the first time along with hits such as “Use Somebody.” Indie Rock band Cold War Kids will open. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. May 21 at and Read CityBeat's story about Kings of Leon.


Ashley McBryde, September 3, Bogart’s

The Country Music Association Award-winning artist recently announced her “This Town Talks” theater tour, which will include a stop at Corryville’s historic Bogart’s on September 3. The four-time Grammy nominee will perform her unique style of music, a style that NPR describes as “classic, but also rock ‘n’ roll… and touch the heart of the heartland.” Morgan Wade, Adam Hambrick and Priscilla Block will open for McBryde on the tour that consists of more than 35 shows. Tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. May 21 on


Dead & Company, September 11, Riverbend Music Center

Despite the loss of front man Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kruetzmann and Bob Weir have lived on the Dead’s legacy by continuing to play the psychedelic Rock group’s greatest hits around the world. John Mayer, Oteil Brunbridge and Jeff Chimenti will join Dead & Company onstage to groove with Cincinnati on Saturday, September 11. Tickets will go on sale at noon May 21 on and

Sebastian Maniscalco, September 11, Taft Theatre

The man who has been described as “the hottest comic in America” by the New York Times is coming to Cincinnati for two shows on September 11. Maniscalco began his career at open mics before blossoming into one of the most popular comics, releasing five comedy specials and guest-hosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” twice. There are few seats remaining for the 7 p.m. show; tickets for the 9:30 p.m. show will become available at 10 a.m. May 21 at


Bleachers, September 18, Ovation Music Pavilion

Bleachers, the Pop group that will be the first band to perform in-studio at NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in over a year, is touring alongside its new LP Take the Sadness out of Saturday Night. The record highlights topics that have been common for many people during the COVID-19 pandemic such as depression and loss. The band will make an appearance at the brand-new Ovation Music Pavilion in Newport on September 18, with tickets available at 10 a.m. May 21 on Read CityBeat's story about Ovation Music Pavilion.


311, September 19, The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park

The American Rock band 311 is building off of its online livestream concert series “Live From the Hive”, announcing its 36-date cross-country tour “Live From the Ride.” The group, which rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will play its Funk and Reggae-heavy songs in front of an audience for the first time since 2019. Pre-sale tickets have already begun, with public tickets hitting the market at 10 a.m. May 21 at


The Jonas Brothers, September 21, Riverbend Music Center

The Jonas Brothers proved to be more than just a short-lived boy band with its 2019 chart-topping single “Sucker.” Now in 2021, the band is continuing its impact in Pop music with the ‘Remember This’ tour. The tour, which will include Country music star Kelsea Ballerini as an opening act, will stop at major cities throughout the United States, including a visit to Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on September 21. Tickets will be available to the public at 10 a.m. May 27 at Citi cardmembers can access to pre-sale tickets 10 a.m. May 24-10 p.m. May 26. Read CityBeat's story about the band.


Alice Cooper, September 28, Rose Music Center at The Heights

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is touring for the first time since releasing his solo album Detroit Stories. The tour, which will include KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, will begin on September 17 in Atlantic City, stopping in Huber Heights on September 28. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. May 21 on Read CityBeat's story about Cooper.


Andrew Schulz, October 9, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center

Known for his hilarious interactions with the crowd, comedian Andrew Schulz will tour in front of an audience for the first time in more than a year. Schulz, who has accumulated more than 252 million views on YouTube and recently received his own Netflix special, is coming to Cincinnati’s ICON Music Center. In addition to stand-up comedy, Andrew Schulz is a music artist whose music has reached #1 on the Billboard comedy charts, as well as a host of two podcasts that reach more than 2 million people per week. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. May 21 on


Jim Gaffigan, November 20, Heritage Bank Center

Six-time Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan is coming to Cincinnati as a part of his 2021 “The Fun Tour.” Gaffigan is best known for his wide range of humor, as he has guest-starred in everything from “Law & Order” to Disney/Pixar’s Luca. Praised for his observational comedy, Gaffigan has won two Emmy Awards, and he will share his humor with the Queen City at 7 p.m. November 20. Tickets are available at


Clutch, December 31, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center

The Hard-Rock band Clutch is celebrating its 30-year anniversary with a winter headline tour that features five dates, with the finale at the Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center in downtown Cincinnati on New Year’s Eve. The tour will be supported by STONER, a new Rock band formed by Brant Bjork of Kyuss and Nick Oliveri of Queens of the Stone Age. Tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. May 21 at


Colin Hay, March 29, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center

Scottish-born singer Colin Hay has scheduled an appearance at the ICON Music Center, where he is expected to display his Rock music for those of Cincinnati. Previously the frontman of Australian Rock band Men at Work, Hay has been noted as an influence on many modern bands such as The Lumineers and Metallica, and he is now known for his solo work. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 21 at