way to go Eisen team. one of what we believe were 10 local “hits” as we call them for two of our more “colorful” clients!!
Cincinnati USA has been dubbed one of Esquire Magazine’s “Cities that Rock,” and it’s no surprise with annual music events like MidPoint Music Festival, Macy’s Music Festival, Cincy Blues Fest and this year’s inaugural Bunbury Music Festival (bringing in the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Weezer and Gym Class Heroes) and the international 2012 World Choir Games.
Do you know what else the region has to offer? FREE music! Check out fun, free live music series offered all summer long.
After-Hours on the Square
The Square at Union Centre
Unwind and start the weekend early with live music and friends.
Blue Ash Concert Series
Blue Ash Nature Park and Blue Ash Towne Square
You can’t have too much free live music! Several times a week, Blue Ash celebrates summer with concerts in the park and on the square.
Live After Five
Kick-start your weekend with happy hour and live music at the new development in downtown Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River.
Live at the Levee Summer Concert Series
Newport on the Levee
Enjoy live music outside on the plaza by Newport Aquarium with amazing views of the Cincinnati skyline.
Party in the Park
Rock the riverfront with cold drinks, live music and amazing river views. New this year is a zipline!
Party on the Plaza
Enjoy the outdoor veranda, live music and local vendors like Anderson Bar & Grill, LaRosa’s, Carmine’s Italian Ice and more.
PNC Summer Music Series
Free live music can be heard six days a week in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Enjoy Salsa on the Square, Reggae Wednesday, MidPoint Indie Summer and more, all week long.
Wednesdays on the Green
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Bring a picnic, wiggle your toes in the grass and enjoy music on the center’s law and hands-on art activities for kids.
West Chester Concert Series
Keehner Park Amphitheatre
Pack a picnic and pack up the family for free Saturday night concerts at the park.
Find more live music and other free activities at CincinnatiUSA.com!
It’s the nation’s longest-running culinary arts festival and one of the largest street festivals in the country. Join half a million fellow foodies for a fabulous feast of Cincinnati USA cuisine this Memorial Day weekend during Taste of Cincinnati USA, May 26-28!
To help you navigate the 34th annual event held along six blocks of Fifth Street in Downtown Cincinnati, here are five not-to-miss experiences:
1) Be your own judge: Best of Taste dishes
Indulge in the best of the best. Earlier this month a panel of judges tasted and voted on the best dishes that will be at Taste of Cincinnati USA. Arloi Dee Thai Bistro’s crab and shrimp dumpling with noodle won “Best Damn Dish.” Other “Best of” winners include Strasse Haus’s fried peanut butter and jelly for appetizer, Courtyard Café’s Hunter’s home turkey chili for soup/salad, Andy’s Mediterranean Grille’s gyro wrap for entree, Courtyard Café’s black bean burrito for vegetarian entree, and ZZ’s Pizza Company’s banana cream pie for dessert. Try them all and cast your own vote for the “Best of Taste”!
2) Dance the weekend away: Live entertainment
Several stages set up throughout the Fifth Street corridor will keep guests entertained every hour of Memorial Day weekend. From rock, pop, country R&B, zydeco and more, live music will provide the Taste soundtrack and stand-up comedians will keep spirits high.
3) Sip and savor: Beer and wine tastings
You’ll need something to wash down all that delicious food, so why not taste test some cold libations? The beer tastings are 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and wine tastings are 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost includes a souvenir wine glass or beer pint. Be sure to register!
4) Stick to the diet: NEW healthy options
Good news: You can stick to your diet AND enjoy Taste of Cincinnati USA! For the first time ever, organizers have teamed up with not-for-profit group go Vibrant to provide healthy food options. Look for the go Vibrant “V” which indicates items that meet the basic American Heart Association Standards with regards to calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium. So chow down on that black bean burrito and filet mignon sandwich without the guilt!
5) Meals on wheels: NEW food trucks
Food trucks are a staple of any urban landscape, and this is the first year that they will be a part of Taste. Get your to-go grub from Café de Wheels, Pizza Bomba, Cold Stone Creamery, Taco Azul and Queen City Cookies who will put on their parking brakes along Fifth Street to serve hungry customers.
Run Amuck. Karma Krash. Smashin’ Punk’n. Hannah Barberic.
These are just a few of the roller derby athletes you’ll see in action this summer in Cincinnati USA. With not just one, but TWO, women’s, amateur, flat-track roller derby teams, the Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls and Cincinnati Rollergirls display athleticism, entertainment and a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll as part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
Ready. Set. Skate.
These women give four wheeling a whole new meaning. After pulling on the fishnets, lacing up the old-school skates and suiting up with proper protective gear, the athletes take to the floor for hard-hitting, action-packed jams that have been known to send a team member or two out of the arena on stretchers.
Whether you’re looking for a family outing or a night out with the guys or girls, roller derby is a guaranteed good time full of high energy and rowdy spirits.
Not quite sure what roller derby is all about? Learn the lingo here!
Ready for Action.
Black –n-Bluegrass Rollergirls at Bank of Kentucky Center
All games begin at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Cincinnati Rollergirls at Cincinnati Gardens
All games begin at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
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