Courtney Phenicie

Courtney Phenicie,
Courtney Phenicie is a writer and Editor in Chief of, a local music resource dedicated to improving Cincinnati's vibrant music scene. If you can’t find her at the Famous Neon’s Unplugged with her dog, Matilda … check The Southgate House Revival or Casablanca in Northside.

Describe Cincinnati USA in three words.
Passionate, welcoming, eclectic.

Favorite Graeter’s ice-cream flavor?
Black raspberry chip.

Must-ride coaster at Kings Island?
The Beast. You have not lived until you ride the Beast at Kings Island at night, in the rain. 

Best spot for pre- or post-Reds game drink?
Moerlein Lager House.

Courtney Phenicie,
Courtney Phenicie,

How do you order your Cincinnati-style chili?
3-Way with tons of hot sauce.

Favorite ArtWorks mural?
I have the tattoo to prove that my favorite ArtWorks mural is “I let a stranger Sing to Me, lines that told the truth like graffiti.” They have two for my phrase: one downtown on the 5/3 building (can see it from Nada) and another smaller one on the corner of Jackson and Central. 

Rainy day activity you’d recommend to a visitor?
Rabbithash General Store.

Weirdest dish you ever tasted…and loved!

Favorite hidden gem (that you’re willing to tell everyone about!)...
Highland Cemetery Hiking Trail in Ft. Mitchell, KY. In the middle of the trail it opens up to a Pet Cemetery, it is hauntingly beautiful. 

Can’t-miss annual event that you always attend?
MidPoint Music Festival. The city becomes alive with music! 

Best view of the Ohio River...
On the Roebling Bridge in Covington.

Most memorable concert you ever attended?
Too many to name! The first concert to ever blow my mind was Paul McCartney in 1994 at the then Riverfront Stadium. I was a kid and in awe the entire time. It was the first time I cried at a concert out of happiness. 

Recent Articles

Cincinnati May Festival (photo: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)

Music To Your Ears: Cincinnati May Festival

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (photo: Mark Lyons)

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Bunbury Music Festival (Photo: Chris Casella)

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