One of Cincinnati’s finest city parks offers free music to the public that you absolutely have to go experience for yourself! This park is very inclusive for all people, of all ages and backgrounds, making it the perfect place to join with the community in sheer outdoor fun! They always have tasty food there by local favorite, Eli’s BBQ and a variety of beverages to choose from. Whether it’s Jazz, Bluegrass, Roots, or Americana you can be sure to find the music either on the mainstage at the open field with a view of Music Hall, the covered porch patio, or in the gorgeous gazebo towards the south side of the park. Roots Revival is the series that is every Thursday from 7-9pm. This series is sponsored by The Johnson Foundation, Dunlap Cafe, George Remus, and the Cincinnati and Kentucky Enquirer.
Two of Cincinnati’s most well-known bluegrass bands were recently featured in the summer music series, The Tillers and Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle. Both bands have a great following of friendly fans and they always get you off your feet to dance! The Tillers played on the larger stage in front of the greenspace during a rainstorm but that didn’t scare them away from performing! As the dark clouds rolled in, one of the members of the band addressed the audience saying, “Don’t let the rain run ya off, we’re gonna keep pickin’ till we see lighting!” and with those words the rain came but that didn’t stop anyone from having a good time! It was an amazing site to see, the entire audience got up and danced in the rain without a care in the world!
Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle had a hooten and hollern’ of a time with their performance in the gazebo. They started off with an endearing tribute to those that attended the show, “This is for all of you folks that love to see live music, because we love seeing you!”
This band always brings a fun energy that makes you want to dance and sing along to their songs!. You can’t help but smile when this band is on stage; they are hilariously entertaining with their witty lyrics and banter with each other and the audience.
The series is almost over so if you missed the other ones you still have a chance to make it to the last two and they are going to be good ones! We have Honey & Huston on August 26th and Fairfield Four on September 1st! Not to worry even if you missed some of the summer series of Roots Revival you can still find these bands performing all over the Cincinnati area at other incredible venues. Washington Park also has live Jazz music every Monday until September!