Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW

Homecoming Music Fest (photo: Julie Brock)
Homecoming Music Fest (photo: Julie Brock)

2020 EVENT CANCELED
Band The National has curated world-class acts to perform on two stages in Smale Riverfront Park for Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW. In addition to The National, 2020 performers include Patti Smith and Her Band, Sylvan Esso and Of Monsters and Men and more. The festival is happening in conjunction with MusicNOW so festival goers can also participate in separately ticketed city-wide exhibitions, installations and special performances.

Cincinnati May Festival

Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

2020 EVENT CANCELED
Founded in 1873, the annual Cincinnati May Festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious choral festivals in the Western Hemisphere. Music Hall serves as the main venue for the concerts that take place over the course of two weekends featuring the May Festival Chorus and musical guests. 

Bunbury Music Festival

Bunbury Music Festival (Photo: Chris Casella)
Bunbury Music Festival (Photo: Chris Casella)

2020 EVENT CANCELED
The Queen Bee of them all. Bunbury Music Festival takes place along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. Bunbury has hosted artists such as Flaming Lips, Fun., Weezer, and Death Cab for Cutie. The 2020 headliners include Twenty One Pilots, Marshmello, The Avett Brothers, Kane Brown and other musical guests such as The Struts, Cake, Neon Trees, and many more! Bunbury Music Festival calls itself an alternative music festival, but each year there are bands for everyone throughout the weekend.

SummitFest

Summitfest (photo: Mark Garrett)
Summitfest (photo: Mark Garrett)

June 13, 2020
What pairs better with country music than beer and bourbon? Summit Park hosts SummitFest with country superstars Michael Ray and Carly Pearce for its annual country concert event. Attendees will also enjoy a beer and whiskey garden, food vendors and family-friendly activities. The best part? Admission is free!

Cincy Blues Fest

Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale Riverfront Park (photo: Cincinnati Park Board)
Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale Riverfront Park (photo: Cincinnati Park Board)

July 18, 2020
Follow the music to the Schmidlapp Event Lawn adjacent to Moerlein Lager House in Smale Riverfront Park for Cincy Blues Fest where local and national blues acts take to the stage.

Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G

Cincinnati Music Festival (photo: Madison Schmidt)
Cincinnati Music Festival (photo: Madison Schmidt)

July 23-25, 2020
Starting in 1962 as an all-jazz concert, this festival has evolved and grown into a three-day festival featuring amazing music from the hottest stars in R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop. The Cincinnati Music Festival is held annually at Paul Brown Stadium. This year's headliners include Janet Jackson and Snoop Dogg.

Bellwether Music Festival

Bellwether Music Festival (photo: Bellwether Music Festival)
Bellwether Music Festival (photo: Bellwether Music Festival)

August 6-8, 2020
Combine your love for camping with your love for music at Bellwether Music Festival featuring three days of live alternative music on three stages at the Ohio Renaissance Festival grounds. The 2020 lineup is still to be announced, but past year's bands included MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Local Natives, Dr. Dog and Whitney. The festival is family friendly and camping is not required.

With additional reporting by Amber Potter.