Family-Friendly Summer Concert Series

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Photograph: Ramona Blaine and The Company, set to perform at Music @ BCM on August 15. 

Send summer off into the sunset with a fun and family-friendly concert! Brush up on your dance moves and browse this guide for a summer concert series near you.


Get moving and grooving during Cincinnati Family Magazine’s Third Annual Kidchella music festival. Bring the family to the park to enjoy amazing performances by Zak Morgan, Jennifer Ellis, Mason School of Rock, Joanie Whittaker…  plus so much more! Spend the day dancing and singing along to terrific tunes, browsing local vendor booths, signing up for great giveaways and sampling tasty treats like pizza and ice cream from The Cone. Proceeds from Kidchella will benefit Common Ground at Makino Park, an all-inclusive park in Mason.


Kidchella will take place at Cottell Park (5847 Irwin Simpson Road in Mason) on Sunday, August 11 from 1 – 5 p.m.; call 513-252-0077 or visit for more information.



Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series

Most Fridays through August 30 (and an additional show September 21), 6 p.m.

Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati

513-357-2604 or

Have a rockin’ good time enjoying a free concert with the family. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series Lineup

July 26- The Sonny Moorman Group, Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project 

August 2- The Sunburners

August 9- Final Order, Prizoner

August 30- Nick Netherton Band, Noah Smith

September 21- Thunderstruck 


Wednesdays in the Woods

Wednesdays through August 7, 7 p.m.

Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati

513-497-2860 or

Spend Wednesdays in the Woods with your family, moving and grooving. Celebrate everything fun about summer with free spirited concerts. Enjoy good music, good food and good times with friends; there will also be free hands-on art making activities for the kids.

Wednesdays in the Woods Band Lineup

July 24- Sound Body Jazz Orchestra

July 31- Tropicoso Salsa 

August 7- Jake Speed and the Freddies 

North Cincinnati


Hump Day Concert Series

Wednesdays through August 14,  7 p.m.

Voice of America MetroPark,  7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester

513-867-5835 or

Need a little mid-week relaxation? Gather up the family and head to the park to wind down with some live music! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. A valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for more information.

Hump Day Band Lineup

July 17- Kavan

July 24- Road Trip

July 31- The McCartney Project 

Aug 7- Ryan Broshear

Aug 14- The Barefoot Movement

Northern Kentucky


Music @ BCM

Thursdays through August 15, 7p.m.

Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington

859-491-4003 or

Enjoy a lively outdoor concert at the Behringer-Crawford Museum. Admission is $5 or free for concert-goers who bike to the event and also for children 12 and under. There will be a Kids’ Music Club during the show featuring free kids activities. Food and drink will be available for purchase.  

Music @ BCM Lineup

July 25- Bam Powell and the Troublemakers, Northern Kentucky Rock

August 1- The Bluebirds, blues

August 8- Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, cajun

August 15- The Company with Ramona Blaine, old school show band


Summer Music on the Levee

Thursdays through September 5, 7 p.m.

Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport

859-291-0550 or

Gather the family and head to Newport on the Levee for a free concert on Thursday evenings (through September 5)! Newport Aquarium will be on site selling nautically themed cocktails and Braxton Brewing Co. will have their tasty hard-seltzer, Vive available. 

Summer Music on the Levee Band Lineup

July 25- Ithika

August 1- Diamond Empire Band

August 8- Blue Water Kings Band

August 22- The Menus

August 29- Doghouse

September 5- Moonbeau and This Pine Box

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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