2024 Free Summer Concerts around Cincinnati

Cincinnati is home to an amazing art community including the art of music. With some of the best bands in the tri-state, grab the family for a free summer concert or two.

Here are the best spots to jam at a Free Concert in Summer 2024:

Groovin on the Green at the Fairfield Village Green Park

Village Green Park | Thursdays | 7pm
  • May 30: Kanin Wren’s – Taylor Swift Experience
  • June 6: Blessid Union of Souls – Pop/Rock
  • June 20: Fooz Fighters – Foo Fighters Tribute
  • July 18: The Eagles Project – Eagles Tribute
  • August 22: Mallrats – 90s Tribute
  • August 8: The Verve Pipe – American Rock
  • August 29: Michelle Robinson Band – Country
  • August 15: New Wave Nation – 80s Tribute
  • September 5: Come Together – A Rooftop Beatles Tribute

Rockin’ the Roebling at Smale Riverfront Park

Schmidlapp Event Lawn | Thursdays 
  • May 16: Floyd and the Walkmen | 7pm-10pm
  • May 23: Naked Karate Girls | 7pm-10pm
  • May 30: Noah Smith | 7pm-10pm
  • June 6: DV8 | 7pm-10pm
  • June 13: Push Play | 7pm-10pm
  • June 20: Noah Wotherspoon | TBD
  • June 27: Zach Attack | 7pm-10pm
  • July 4: Ernie Johnson from Detroit | 7pm-10pm
  • July 11: Sungaze | 7pm-8pm
  • July 11: Sylmar | 8:30pm-10pm
  • July 18: Erin Coburn | 7pm-10pm
  • July 25: Buzz Bins | 2pm-5pm
  • August 1: Brother Smith | 7pm-10pm
  • August 8: The Menus | 7pm-10pm
  • August 15: Crown Watts | 7pm-10pm
  • August 22: Trauma Illinois | 2pm-5pm
  • August 29: Natural Progression | 7pm-10pm

Music at the Esplanade

Castellini Esplanade at Smale River Park | Saturdays | 5pm – 7pm
  • June 1: Acoustic Abuse
  • June 8: Temani
  • June 15: Anno’
  • June 22: Tracy Walker
  • June 29: Sawyer Roberson
  • July 6: Catlea
  • July 13: The Foles
  • July 20: Gettier
  • July 27: Positive Vibe Band
  • August 3: Tooth Lures a Fang
  • August 17: Jet Jurgensmeyer
  • August 24: The Sweat Peas
  • August 31: Union Son

Wednesday in the Woods

Burnet Woods Bandstand | Wednesdays | 7pm- 9pm
  • June 5: The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
  • June 12: Positive Vibe Band
  • June 19: Vudu Childe
  • June 26: Dayton Salsa Project
  • July 3: Sound the Alarm
  • July 10: DAGLIO
  • July 17: The SunBurners
  • July 24: Jake Speed & The Freddies
  • July 31: Push Play
  • August 7: Burning Caravan
  • August 14: Saffire Express

Saturdays in the Park

Inwood Park | Saturdays | 10am – 12pm
  • June 8: Burning Caravan
  • June 15: Josh Strange Trio
  • June 22: Bernon McIntrye’s Appalachian Grass
  • June 29: Chaya J
  • July 6: Jump ‘n’ Jive Big Band
  • July 13: Ti & D Band
  • July 20: Aprinas Revolutionary Love
  • July 27: Muwosi

Acoustic Lunch Series at Piatt Park

Piatt Park | Wednesdays | 11am-1pm

Relaxing music in the heart of the city from a variety of Cincinnati-based duos and soloists starting June 5th.

Amped Up Concert Series

Sawyer Point Park | 4th Friday | 6pm – 9pm
  • June 28: What about Jane
  • July 26: Timestamp
  • September 27: Pandora effect
  • October 4: Retrovention
  • October 5: Dangerous Jim and the Slims

Concert in the Park

Nisbet Park Amphitheater | Sundays | 6pm- 8pm
  • June 9: Blacktop Rodeo | Country
  • June 23: The Lady Joya Band | Blues, R&B, Soul
  • July 14: The Belairs Show Band | 1950s & 1960s
  • August 4: Jump ‘n’ Jive Big Band | Jazz
  • August 18: Retrovention | Celebrating the Music of The Doors

Trailside Tunes Series

Nisbet Park’s Gazebo | Saturdays |  1pm – 3pm
  • June 15: Chris Lee Acoustic | Blues, Rock
  • July 13: Anita and The Daves | Folk, Indie, Pop, Top 40
  • August 17: Nylon & Steel| Country, Pop, Top 40

Jazz at the Park

Washington Park | Mondays | 6pm-9pm
  • May 6th: Faux Frenchmen
  • May 13th: Lili Shires & Steve Schmidt
  • May 20th: Mambo Combo
  • June 3rd: Ron Jones
  • June 10th: Kris Keith Quartet
  • June 17th: Mike Wade Quintet
  • June 24th: Noisepolice
  • July 1st: Daniel Bennett & the Dirty Shirlies
  • July 8th: Mandy Gaines & Brad Meyers
  • July 15th: Phil DeGreg Trio
  • July 22nd: Dixie Karas Quartet
  • July 29th: Camille Saba Smith
  • August 5th: Tachoir Duo
  • August 12th: Queen City Cabaret
  • August 19th: John Zappa’s “Now Hear This”
  • August 26th: Ben Levin
  • September 9th: Jazz Attack
  • September 16th: Sophia Troyer Duo
  • September 23rd: April Aloisio Trio
  • September 30th: Jordan Pollard Trio
  • October 7th: Al West, Jr. Quartet
  • October 14th: Spherical Agenda
  • October 21st: Carlos Vargas Trio
  • October 28th: Tough Friend
Jazz in the Park

Roots Revival Summer Concerts

Washington Park | Thursdays | 7pm – 9pm
  • May 30: The Harmed Brothers Duo
  • June 6: Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
  • June 13: Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
  • June 20: The Tillers
  • June 27: Shanty Boat Trio
  • July 11: Jordan Wilson Coalition **Please note the time change for this show date only!
  • July 18: The Carriers
  • July 25: Ruby Vielos
  • August 1: Casey Campbell Project
  • August 8: Mike Oberst & Justine Cefalu
  • August 15: Shelby Lore
  • August 22: TyeDye
  • August 29: Bedel & Hibbard

Blue Ash Summer Concert Series

Blue Ash Nature Park | Tuesdays | 7pm- 9pm
  • June 11: Monday Night Big Band
  • June 18: Miami University Steel Band
  • June 25: Daniel Bennett & The Dirty Shirleys
  • July 9: The Sunburners
  • July 16: Sycamore Community Band
  • July 23: Wyoming Winds
  • July 30: Jump ‘N’ Jive Big Band
  • August 6: Queen City Krewe
  • August 13: Cincinnati Brass Band
  • August 20: United States Air Force Band of Flight
Towne Square | Fridays | 8pm – 10pm
  • August 2: Michelle Robinson Band
  • August 9: Soul Pocket
  • August 16: Parrots of the Caribbean
  • August 23:  Forever Diamond
  • August 30: DV8
  • September 6: Eagles Project
  • September 13: Second Wind

The Takeover Summer Concert Series

The Square @ Union Centre | Thursdays | 6pm-9pm
  • May 23: Trailer Park Floosies
  • May 30: The Naked Karate Girls
  • June 6: My Sister Sarah
  • June 13: DV8
  • June 20: 2nd Wind
  • June 27: Earth to Mars
  • July 11: Michelle Robinson Band
  • July 18: Vinyl Countdown
  • July 25: RED – A Taylor Swift Tribute

Keehner Park Concert Series

Keehner Park Amphitheatre | Most Saturdays | 7pm- 9pm
  • June 8: New Horizon
  • June 15: Big Trouble Blue Band
  • June 22: Saffire Express Band
  • June 29: Sycamore Community
  • July 6: 122nd Army Band
  • July 20: Monday Night Big
  • July 27: University of Cincinnati
  • August 17: Penthouse Dogs
  • August 24: BlueStone Ivory
  • September 2: West Chester Symphony

may, 2024

It is important to note, sometimes venues may change an act or cancel a summer concert due to weather. Please check the venue’s website or Facebook page before visiting.

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