Cincinnati & NKY Guide to Summer Concerts

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summer concerts

CMC proudly presents your guide to this year’s FREE Summer Concerts Series {2021 Edition}. What better way to spend a beautiful night than attending a Summer concert!? After COVID-19 canceling almost everything last Summer, we are just as excited as you are that all these concerts will be available for us this year!!


Anderson – Concert in the Park (Park District)

Beech Acres Amphitheater
Thursdays (June 10 – July 15th)
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Arts Wave – Arts @ The Parks

June 26 – October 16
Saturdays, 1-5pm
Various Park Locations in the Cincinnati Parks across the Region
Check Link above for Schedule & Performers

Ault Park Advisory Music Festival Series

June 17, July 15, August 19 and September 11
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Ault Park Dance to live music at the Summer Music Festival.
Beer, wine, water, and food will be available for purchase. Kids activities will be from 6-8.

Blue Ash

Tuesdays 7-9pm – Blue Ash Nature Park
June 29th – August 31

Fridays 8-11pm – Blue Ash Towne Square
July 9 – September 3
See link for more information.

Boone County Parks – NKY – Concerts & Family Fun Nights

Creekside Stage @ Boone Woods Park, 7-8:30pm
June 5 – August 7 (Various Dates – See Link Above for Details)

Butler County Metro Parks – Hump Day Concert Series

Voice of America MetroPark – Gazebo on the Lake
7850 VOA Park Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
June 2 – August 25
Wednesdays, 7-9pm

Clifton Cultural Arts Center – Wednesdays In The Woods

Hosting concerts  on Wednesdays, starting June 2 through August 11
Burnet Woods Bandstand, Burnet Woods Drive, Cincinnati, OH
7:00pm-9:00 PM
Donations of items will be accepted:

Deerfield Towne Center

5085 Deerfield Blvd, Mason, OH 45040
Hosting concerts  on Wednesdays in the Grove Area, starting June 9 through July 28
A Kids Concert Series will be held from 10AM to 11AM on Wednesdays, so bring your kiddos out to dance and play at our children’s concerts!

Fairfield Groovin’ on the Green

Village Green Park

Thursday, July 15 & 29
Thursday, August 12 & 26
September 9 & 23
Concerts begins at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

Fountain Square Free Summer Concerts

June 4 – September 4
Wednesdays 7-10pm – Reggae Wednesdays
Fridays and Saturdays 7-11pm – Fifth and Vine Live

Great Parks of Hamilton County Summer Concerts in the Park

Various Saturdays, July 17 – September 11
7-9pm
Head outside and enjoy free summertime concerts in your favorite Great Parks. A lineup of talented local bands covers almost every genre, from classic rock to orchestral pop.

Green Hills

Corner of Winton and Farragut
Various Wednesdays, 7-9 PM
May 19 – September 8

Hamilton Rivers Edge Amphitheater Summer Concert Series

116 Dayton, St, Hamilton, OH 45011
Various dates, June 4 – September 18

Friday & Saturday Shows: Doors @ 6:30 / Music @ 7:30
Thursday & Sunday Shows: Doors @ 6:00 / Music @ 7:00

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Summer Series

July 10 & 11, August 7 & 8, September 4 & 5
Saturday nights in Covington’s Devou Park
Sunday nights in Ft. Thomas’ Tower Park

Liberty Township

Live Bands on the Square
June 3 – August 26
Thursdays, 6-9pm

Newport on the Levee

Central Plaza at the Levee
May 27 – September 2
Thursdays, 7-10:00pm

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge, Newport, KY
May 26 – August 4
Wednesdays 6-10:30pm

Rocking the Roebling

Smale Riverfront Park
Schmidlapp Event Lawn, Right next to Moerlein Lager House
Thursdays June 3 – September 2
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Sawyer Point

Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way
Sunday July 4 – 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, August 7 – 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Smale Riverfront – Music at the Esplanade

Every other Saturday from 5-7:00pm
June 5 – August 28
Mehring Way & Main St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Springfield Arts Council Summer Arts Festival

Veteran’s Park Amphitheater
Springfield, OH
June 1 – July 24 (Various Dates, see link above)
Music Starts 8:00pm

Washington Park

Starting May 31 – September 3

Mondays 6-9pm – Jazz in the Park
Thursdays 7-9pm – Roots Revival
Fridays 7-10pm – Friday Flow R&B Series
Sundays 6-8pm OTR Performs

West Chester

Keehner Park Amphitheatre
7211 Barret Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069

No Alcohol Allowed
Saturdays, June 26-September 6, 7-9pm

The Square at Union Centre

The Takeover at The Square @ Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Dr.
Thursdays, June 24 – August 26
6 to 9 p.m. at the clock tower in West Chester


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I am originally from New Hampshire and moved to the Cincinnati area in 2003. I am a single mom to 2 amazing boys, Eli and Ethan. We are avid Reds fans and you will likely find us at the ballpark quite a bit during baseball season. I have a degree in healthcare management and work full-time in Cincinnati. I have shared parenting of my boys, so when we are together, I try to make sure we make the most of our time! Whether it’s seeing Madcap Puppets, exploring the numerous local parks, enjoying the Cincinnati Pops, or cheering on our Cincinnati Redlegs, I strive to expose my boys to as many aspects of culture that I can! I enjoy music (I’ve played piano for 30 years) as well as being crafty (as time allows!), making crazy cool cakes, and relaxing with my boys, our dog Frankie and cats Lyra & Luna (we have quite the animal kingdom in our house)! I’m really excited about sharing a piece of my world with you and this oftentimes humorous and wild adventure I call my life as a mom!

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