local music

A classic Cincinnati band of the 1960's will be celebrated at an upcoming fundraiser for the Play It Forward foundation, supporting local musicians in need. 

The annual celebration of music, community and independence returns to Northside on July 4. 

Dan McCabe, co-owner of MOTR and the Woodward Theatre, will join other local creative thinkers for a discussion of the health and future of the local music at the 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati on Thursday, May 24. 

Play It Forward, the local effort to support musicians in need, is bringing together some of Cincinnati's best guitar slingers for a night of music and fundraising. 

He's one of Cincinnati's favorite musicians, known for his singing, songwriting and drumming. 

Some new Memories from the Hills of Home from Katie Laur

Cincinnati native and acclaimed musician Bryce Dessner and his band, The National, are hosting a weekend of music and art from April 26-29 in downtown's Smale Park, the Freedom Center, and the Cincinnati Masonic Center.

Happy Together - The Next Concert From Fluidity

Apr 20, 2018

Coming April 29: Cincinnati's newest community choir, Fluidity, presents its next concert, Happy Together, at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout.

Music And Conversation With The Newbees

Apr 13, 2018

One of Cincinnati's most popular bands is The Newbees, led by Jeff and Misty Perholtz.  The band uses a variety of line-ups, sometimes performing all Beatles music, but now doing more and more original material.

Elaine Diehl welcomes Jeff and Misty to our Corbett Studio for a conversation and some great live music.


As Women's History Month wraps up, Lee Hay welcomes in Sue Plummer and Christine Anderson from Xavier University.   They are documenting the many women who were part of Cincinnati's legendary King Records and encourage listeners to email them any names or other information that will help.  Please email them directly:  Sue Plummer - plummers1@xavier.edu -  and Christine Anderson - andersoc@xavier.edu.

Local music: A song from recent CEA award-winning band and album, Dawg Yawp.

New Music From Maurice Mattei

Oct 20, 2017

Local musician and artist Maurice Mattei is ready to release his latest CD, Jealous Wreck

Ladyfest Cincinnati is a multi-faceted festival promoting womxn involved in arts and activism. Working in partnership with various local organizations, the festival is focused on musical and multi-media performances, visual art, educational workshops, community building and empowerment. Their mission is to provide a safe space for personal expression in a dynamic array of forms.