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 cincinnatifamilymagazine.com/uncategorized/kidchella-2019 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
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
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
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 yourmetroparks.net
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
Music @ BCM
Thursdays through August 15, 7p.m.
Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington
859-491-4003 or http://www.bcmuseum.org/activities/music-bcm
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
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