While we'll miss hosting the Cincinnati Music Festival in 2021, that doesn't mean there is a shortage of entertainment that weekend or the entire month of July. With plenty of diverse businesses to support, concerts to vibe at and festivals to try new things, this is sure to be a thrilling weekend.
KEM With Leela Davis at Icon
Thursday, July 22: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Check out Cincinnati's new downtown concert venue for a night of music. Headlined by KEM and Leela James.
The concert takes place in Cincinnati's newest venue, Icon, at The Banks. For Cincinnatians, it represents the culmination of a revitalization project that has transformed the riverfront area from a dirt patch to a full-scale entertainment district with bars, restuarants, shops, and, now, a concert venue. The Andrew Brady Icon Music Center is a uniquely Cincinnati venue. One of the ways it hopes to attract a wide variety of performers is through its flexible capacity of 1,500-4,000. It can also be opened up to support multi-day outdoor festivals.
Get your tickets here!
Fountain Square has been a staple of Cincinnati since 1871, but did you know the area was recently renovated? With a brand-new performance stage, shows multiple days of the week, and food trucks galore, this is one of Cincy's many hot spots where food, culture, and entertainment mix!
The Isley Brothers Mural
Cincinnati is the proud birthplace of one of the world's most enduring, popular, and diverse music groups of all time, The Isley Brothers. With hits including "Twist and Shout," "It's Your Thing" and "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)," this is a truly legendary group (and they'll be in town for Music Weekend).
SELFIE ALERT: Inspired by their seven-decade career, artists Jonathan and Lindsey Lamb commemorate the supergroup's hit "It's Your Thing" with a larger-than-left mural on Pendelton Street. The beautiful, contemporary, yet grounded mural is one of 40+ murals in downtown Cincinnati adding to the immense cultural heritage of the region.
Alabama Que: BBQ Joint with traditional barbecue staples, and their hallmark- Turkey Tips
Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey: Traditional southern fare with trendy atmosphere.
Conscious Kitchen: A modern and healthy version of traditional comfort food.
Esoteric Brewing Company: A new brewery with great bar food.
Originalitees: Socially conscious store with local + neighborhood pride apparel.
Black Owned Outerwear: Offers sports memorabilia along with outerwear, caps and masks.
Hutch Baby: An upscale children's clothing store with sustainably made products.
All Together Lovely Beauty Salon: An upscale hair and beauty salon that also holds monthly events to help adoptive parents provide proper hair care.
El Nails: A full-service nail salon that offers manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements in a safe, clean, and friendly environment.
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