With the joining of the festival stage at the new Andrew J Brady Music Center in the city center and the indoor / outdoor pavilion of PromoWest in Newport in OVATION to the existing Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati is now a great venue for a concert under the stars. Fortunately for the Cincinnati, some famous artists are riding around the city this summer. Open-air concerts in the Greater Cincinnati area are scheduled for this summer. *

ICON Festival Stage at Smile Park (25 Race St., Downtown):

  • June 15: Whiskey Myers
  • June 25: Maren Morris
  • August 1: All This Future Summer Festival with Hillsong UNITED, Tauren Wells and others
  • August 3: Glass Animals
  • August 10: Drag Race RuPaul Werq the World Tour 2022
  • August 13: LANY
  • August 21: LAUV
  • September 7: ODESSA
  • September 9: Sam Hunt

PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION (101 W 4th St., Newport):

  • June 21: Bon Yever
  • July 6: Third blind, return on Sunday
  • July 7: Death Cab for Milk
  • July 27: Sad Summer Festival 2022 featuring water parks, Neck Deep, Mayday Parade and others
  • August 16: Fork
  • August 25: Greensky Bluegrass
  • September 17: Kevin Gates
  • September 29: Zach Brian

Riverbend Music Center (6295 Kellogg Ave., CA):

  • June 7: The Lumineers
  • June 11: Styx and REO Speedwagon
  • June 16: Steely Dan
  • June 18: Josh Groban
  • June 19: Train, Jewel, Blues Traveler and Will Anderson
  • June 21: Chickens
  • June 22: Dead & Company
  • June 23: Kenny Chesney
  • July 7: Duby Brothers
  • July 9: Santana and earth, wind and fire
  • July 12: Rod Stewart
  • July 13: Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • July 14: The Cult, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus
  • July 16: Keith Urban
  • July 20: Barenaked Ladies
  • July 21: Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefer Band
  • July 23: Chicago and Brian Wilson with Elle Jardine and Blondie Chaplin
  • July 24: Trouble No More, a special tribute to the Allman Brothers Band
  • July 26: Backstreet Boys
  • July 30: Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule and Larkin Poe
  • July 31: OneRepublic
  • August 2: Chris Brown and Lil Baby
  • August 4: Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine
  • August 13: Zac Brown Band
  • August 16: The Beach Boys and The Temptations
  • August 17: Kid Rock
  • August 18: Alicia Keys
  • August 23: Pitbull
  • August 24: Sammy Hagar and Circle
  • August 25: Jason Aldin
  • August 26: Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert
  • August 27: Wiz Khalifa and Logic
  • August 28: Imagine Dragons
  • August 31: Diva
  • September 3: Black Keys
  • September 10: Ohio – a festival of lovers, which includes Hawthorne Heights, Bayside, Senses Fail and others
  • September 11: Frankie Valley and Four Seasons
  • September 16: Lee Bryce
  • September 28: Deadly blow with five fingers

Don’t have the means to attend a show at one of these venues? No problem. During the summer months, several free series of concerts are planned to be held at various outdoor venues in the Greater Cincinnati area. These free concert series include: Rockin ‘the Roeblingconducted with 18-22 pm every Thursday to September 1 at the Schmidlapp Event Meadow in Smale Riverfront Park; Groovin ‘on Green, held at 7pm on the second and fourth Thursday of June to August at Village Green Park in Fairfield; and several open-air music series on Washington Park, including Jazz at the Park through Sept. 26, Roots Revival from June 2 to Sept. 1 and Friday Stream from June 3 to Sept. 2. Of course, this list of free outdoor concerts is far from complete.

* This is not a complete list of all the open-air concerts that take place in Greater Cincinnati.

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