A dreary winter can definitely be improved with live music, so thank goodness holiday shows are being scheduled all over the Queen City. However, before you head out to your concert, check your venue for mask and vaccination policies. Memorial Hall, Riverbend Music Center, Bogarts, Taft Theater and other venues have announced that they will enact additional COVID-19 precautions soon as coronavirus makes its way through Greater Cincinnati once again. Artists like Garth Brooks are postponing shows due to COVID-19, too.
Madeleine Peyroux, Sept. 25, Ludlow Garage
The singer-songwriter who honed her skill as a teenaged busker on the streets of Paris will stop by next month. Known for her smooth croon and Jazzy songs, Peyroux has been compared to Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, and the former was a major influence on Peyroux’s performance style. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
The Steel Woods with Hannah Dasher, Oct. 28, Madison Theater
The musicians out of Nashville, Tennessee, who have been credited with pioneering the “smart Southern rock” sound are bringing it to Cincinnati this fall along with Georgia-born singer-songwriter Hannah Dasher. Rolling Stone dubbed The Steel Woods one of “10 New Country Artists to Know” in May 2017. Tickets are available now on ticketmaster.com.
Dennis Quaid, Nov. 11, Ludlow Garage
Yes, that Dennis Quaid is making a stop in Cincinnati to perform his special brand of Rock and Roll and Country-Soul. Quaid, known for his roles in The Parent Trap and Great Balls of Fire, has been playing music for years, recently at the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Rayne Johnson, Nov. 28, Ludlow Garage
The Fairfield native will be bringing his first EP, the self-titled Rayne Johnson, to Clifton this fall along with his signature mix of Country and R&B songs that tell a story. In between working a 9-5 as a railroad mechanic and being a full time dad, Johnson has released “Real Dang Good,” the lead single off of his debut album. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, Dec. 10, Ludlow Garage
Rocking and bopping since the 1960s, Manchester-born Peter Noone and his band Herman’s Hermits will be making a stop in Clifton for “An Olde English Christmas.” The band has been named Cashbox’s Entertainer of the Year twice, and hits include classics like “I’m Into Something Good,” “Silhouettes,” and “I’m Henry VII, I Am.” Tickets are available now on ticketmaster.com
Over the Rhine, Dec 17-19, Memorial Hall
Husband-and-wife Folk duo Over the Rhine will continue their tradition of annual Christmas performances this winter at Memorial Hall. Performing together since 1996 with a rotating cast of additional members, the band has three original holiday albums in its extensive discography, the most recent being 2014’s Blood Oranges in the Snow. Tickets are available now at mvp.tickets.com. Read CityBeat's story about Over the Rhine.
Underoath, March 22, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Tampa Rock band Underoath has announced a headlining 2022 tour in support of its upcoming album Voyeurist with a stop at the Andre J Brady ICON Music Center. With six full-length studio albums, the band was nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 2018. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at iconmusiccenter.com.
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