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Aug 20, 2020

The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Aug 20, 2020

The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

The Black Crowes, which Melody Maker proclaimed as “the most Rock n’ Roll Rock n’ Roll band in the world” will be playing their debut, described by Rolling Stone as, “a guitar-party cracker that marries Southern R&B crunch and Anglo cock-strutting attitude” in...

The Black Crowes, which Melody Maker proclaimed as “the most Rock n’ Roll Rock n’ Roll band in the world” will be playing their debut, described by Rolling Stone as, “a guitar-party cracker that marries Southern R&B crunch and Anglo cock-strutting attitude” in...

Jul 17, 2020 through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Jul 17, 2020 through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

A sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world....

A sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world....

Now through Aug 23, 2020

Cincinnati Burger Week


Various restaurants around the Cincinnati region, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 23, 2020

Cincinnati Burger Week


Various restaurants around the Cincinnati region, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. Visit website to see the list of participating locations.

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. Visit website to see the list of participating locations.

Aug 21, 2020 through Aug 22, 2020

Needmore St. Bites, Bands & Brews

St. Joseph Academy
48 Needmore St., Walton, KY 41042

Southwest

Aug 21, 2020 through Aug 22, 2020

Needmore St. Bites, Bands & Brews

St. Joseph Academy
48 Needmore St., Walton, KY 41042

Southwest

Needmore St. Bites, Bands & Brews hosted by St. Joseph Academy will be the community event of the year! Join us on August 21st & 22nd starting at 5:30 pm. Admission is free except for the cost of bites & brews. Enjoy entertainment from local bands, Ky Myle &...

Needmore St. Bites, Bands & Brews hosted by St. Joseph Academy will be the community event of the year! Join us on August 21st & 22nd starting at 5:30 pm. Admission is free except for the cost of bites & brews. Enjoy entertainment from local bands, Ky Myle &...

Jul 18, 2020 through Sep 26, 2020

Escape the ViIllage

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Jul 18, 2020 through Sep 26, 2020

Escape the ViIllage

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Escape the Village is an escape room style challenge!   “Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art” will be held in Fetter General Store. Follow the clues to solve this art heist based on the historic confederate raid in July 1863, when General John Hunt Morgan and his men...

Escape the Village is an escape room style challenge!   “Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art” will be held in Fetter General Store. Follow the clues to solve this art heist based on the historic confederate raid in July 1863, when General John Hunt Morgan and his men...

Aug 23, 2020

Home Free

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Aug 23, 2020

Home Free

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dive Bar Saints World Tour

Dive Bar Saints World Tour

Aug 27, 2020

Matchbox Twenty

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Aug 27, 2020

Matchbox Twenty

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

On tour for the first time since 2017, Matchbox Twenty will bring hits like "Unwell","Bent", and "Push" live to Riverbend this August!

On tour for the first time since 2017, Matchbox Twenty will bring hits like "Unwell","Bent", and "Push" live to Riverbend this August!

Aug 27, 2020

Penny & Sparrow -- The Finch Tour

The Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Aug 27, 2020

Penny & Sparrow -- The Finch Tour

The Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Penny & Sparrow concert for their Finch tour

Penny & Sparrow concert for their Finch tour

Now through Aug 30, 2020

Cincinnati Celtic Festival

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 30, 2020

Cincinnati Celtic Festival

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Celebrate Celtic heritage with family-friendly games and activities; classic Celtic food from local vendors, pubs, bars and restaurants; a Scotch and Whiskey tasting tent; dart tournament and more.

Celebrate Celtic heritage with family-friendly games and activities; classic Celtic food from local vendors, pubs, bars and restaurants; a Scotch and Whiskey tasting tent; dart tournament and more.

Aug 28, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Program Series

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Aug 28, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Program Series

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

This Eleanor Roosevelt program deals with the greatest economic depression the nation has ever known and how the Roosevelt's dealt with it.   Upon Roosevelt’s election in 1932 he remarked to a friend that the country’s problems must be solved immediately or he would...

This Eleanor Roosevelt program deals with the greatest economic depression the nation has ever known and how the Roosevelt's dealt with it.   Upon Roosevelt’s election in 1932 he remarked to a friend that the country’s problems must be solved immediately or he would...

Aug 29, 2020

2020 Cincinnati Hamfest and W8DXCC

Clermont County Fairgrounds
1000 Locust St, Owensville, OH 45160

East

Aug 29, 2020

2020 Cincinnati Hamfest and W8DXCC

Clermont County Fairgrounds
1000 Locust St, Owensville, OH 45160

East

Food and Ice Cream Trucks Onsite   (Pit to Plate BBQ and Loveland Dairy Whip)   Air Conditioned with Plenty of Seating   Hourly Door Prizes

Food and Ice Cream Trucks Onsite   (Pit to Plate BBQ and Loveland Dairy Whip)   Air Conditioned with Plenty of Seating   Hourly Door Prizes

Aug 29, 2020

Chef Robert Irvine Dining Experience

Hollywood Casino
777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

West

Aug 29, 2020

Chef Robert Irvine Dining Experience

Hollywood Casino
777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

West

Enjoy dinner and a show! Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine brings his exceptional culinary skills to the Lawrenceburg Event Center for a dining experience you won’t forget. Choose from two seatings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.   Chef Irvine is the host of Restaurant: Impossible on...

Enjoy dinner and a show! Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine brings his exceptional culinary skills to the Lawrenceburg Event Center for a dining experience you won’t forget. Choose from two seatings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.   Chef Irvine is the host of Restaurant: Impossible on...

Sep 01, 2020

Maroon 5 with Meghan Trainor

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Sep 01, 2020

Maroon 5 with Meghan Trainor

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

The band’s tour announcement follows the debut of their most recent single, “Memories” (222 Records/ Interscope Records).  The release of “Memories” marks the first new music from the Los Angeles band since the release of their global anthem “Girls Like You.”...

The band’s tour announcement follows the debut of their most recent single, “Memories” (222 Records/ Interscope Records).  The release of “Memories” marks the first new music from the Los Angeles band since the release of their global anthem “Girls Like You.”...

Sep 03, 2020

The Harry James Orchestra

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Sep 03, 2020

The Harry James Orchestra

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

WMKV revives the glory days of Music Hall Ballroom with this big band concert and dance with The Harry James Orchestra.  During the golden era of the big bands, Harry recorded a number of hits, including ‘I've Heard That Song Before’, from the motion picture Youth on...

WMKV revives the glory days of Music Hall Ballroom with this big band concert and dance with The Harry James Orchestra.  During the golden era of the big bands, Harry recorded a number of hits, including ‘I've Heard That Song Before’, from the motion picture Youth on...

Sep 04, 2020

Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Sep 04, 2020

Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer/songwriter, announced details for his highly anticipated 2020 summer tour with special guests Cheap Trick. 

Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer/songwriter, announced details for his highly anticipated 2020 summer tour with special guests Cheap Trick. 

Sep 04, 2020

Etta At Last: Tribute to Etta James & Fundraiser

Sorg Opera House
63 South Main Street, Middletown, OH 45044

North

Sep 04, 2020

Etta At Last: Tribute to Etta James & Fundraiser

Sorg Opera House
63 South Main Street, Middletown, OH 45044

North

Middletown native and accomplished vocalist, Dr. Marlena Smalls, returns home to Middletown, Ohio for a one-night show and fundraiser featuring the songs and sounds of Etta James. This is a special fundraising show for an exciting, new event celebrating ALL music in September,...

Middletown native and accomplished vocalist, Dr. Marlena Smalls, returns home to Middletown, Ohio for a one-night show and fundraiser featuring the songs and sounds of Etta James. This is a special fundraising show for an exciting, new event celebrating ALL music in September,...

Now through Sep 05, 2020

WestSide Market

Downtown Cheviot
3719 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

Now through Sep 05, 2020

WestSide Market

Downtown Cheviot
3719 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

A small business market pop-up in Downtown Cheviot. Showcasing some of the best local handmade items, baked goodies, unique vintage finds and fresh local brews from West Side Brewing. Here in Cincinnati, we support our community and those outside it. We know it's the skilled...

A small business market pop-up in Downtown Cheviot. Showcasing some of the best local handmade items, baked goodies, unique vintage finds and fresh local brews from West Side Brewing. Here in Cincinnati, we support our community and those outside it. We know it's the skilled...

Sep 05, 2020 through Sep 06, 2020

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport
262 Wilmer Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Sep 05, 2020 through Sep 06, 2020

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport
262 Wilmer Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Airport Open House with B-17 WWII bomber and helicopter rides, military and civilian aircraft on display, aviation exhibits, flight simulators, classic cars, flag presentation and National Anthem at 12N, food vendors, free hot dogs, Living History Veterans Panel, kids...

Airport Open House with B-17 WWII bomber and helicopter rides, military and civilian aircraft on display, aviation exhibits, flight simulators, classic cars, flag presentation and National Anthem at 12N, food vendors, free hot dogs, Living History Veterans Panel, kids...

Now through Nov 01, 2020

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Park
10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, OH 45032

North

Now through Nov 01, 2020

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Park
10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, OH 45032

North

Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the queen’s honor in the thrilling full-armored joust. The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. Feast like royalty on...

Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the queen’s honor in the thrilling full-armored joust. The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. Feast like royalty on...

Now through Sep 12, 2020

Hobby Pig

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Now through Sep 12, 2020

Hobby Pig

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Hobby Pig is a Cincinnati spin on the classic KY derby. Get out those big hats, fascinators, and bow-ties, and get ready to watch teams compete in our Hobby Pig races for the Win, Place, & Show trophies! Adults Drinks (cash bar) Heavy H'ordeuvers Games Races...

Hobby Pig is a Cincinnati spin on the classic KY derby. Get out those big hats, fascinators, and bow-ties, and get ready to watch teams compete in our Hobby Pig races for the Win, Place, & Show trophies! Adults Drinks (cash bar) Heavy H'ordeuvers Games Races...

Now through Sep 12, 2020

Thomas Rhett

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Now through Sep 12, 2020

Thomas Rhett

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

With special guests Cole Swindell and HARDY.

With special guests Cole Swindell and HARDY.

Now through Dec 13, 2020

Cin City Reptile Show

Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester
5800 Muhlhauser, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Dec 13, 2020

Cin City Reptile Show

Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester
5800 Muhlhauser, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Cincinnati's premier monthly reptile show. 1000's of reptiles, amphibians, spiders, insects, feeders, supplies and more all to view and buy.

Cincinnati's premier monthly reptile show. 1000's of reptiles, amphibians, spiders, insects, feeders, supplies and more all to view and buy.

Sep 14, 2020

CHER: Here we go Again Tour 2020

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Sep 14, 2020

CHER: Here we go Again Tour 2020

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Due to overwhelming demand, Cher has extended her phenomenally successful Here We Go Again Tour, announcing additional dates in 2020. A complete list of upcoming shows follows this release and includes previously announced 2019 dates. On the North American run alone Cher has...

Due to overwhelming demand, Cher has extended her phenomenally successful Here We Go Again Tour, announcing additional dates in 2020. A complete list of upcoming shows follows this release and includes previously announced 2019 dates. On the North American run alone Cher has...

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