Music: Cincy Blues Fest

Next year, the Cincy Blues Society’s annual summer showcase of local, regional and national Blues talent will celebrate its 20th anniversary. One of the Queen City’s prize music festivals (and one of the best Blues fests in the region), 2012’s Cincy Blue

Next year, the Cincy Blues Society’s annual summer showcase of local, regional and national Blues talent will celebrate its 20th anniversary. One of the Queen City’s prize music festivals (and one of the best Blues fests in the region), 2012’s Cincy Blues Fest is sure to have many unique features and surprises, but you could say that every year. There are tons of reasons to attend the 2011 event Friday and Saturday at Sawyer Point. In honor of its 19th anniversary, we give you the Top 19 in easy-to-digest list form.

19) You can’t say you’ve fully experienced Cincinnati until you’ve frolicked for hours in the humidity and laughed in heat stroke’s face. Performances start in the evening (5:30 Friday and 4:30 Saturday), so wear sunscreen and hydrate and you’ll be fine.

The 2011 Cincy Blues Fest runs Friday-Saturday at Sawyer Point. Admission is $15 each day ($25 two-day passes available at the gate Friday). Go here to read Mike Breen's full countdown.

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