Downtown Events


Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22, 2019

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.

The Mavericks

Friday, September 20, 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St.

https://www.cincinnati-theater.com/theaters/taft-theatre/the-mavericks.php

Get ready to swing to the Rockabilly, Tex Mex and Neotraditional Country styling of one of the most original and eclectic bands of the last quarter century - The Mavericks are back! The Grammy Award-winning innovators fuse their Latino roots with a vintage Country flair that culminates in a sound so diverse yet so distinctively theirs; genres are ingeniously blurred but the band's energy never waivers, consistently drawing crowds to their high-octane, sold out shows.

Don't miss The Mavericks in 2019, as they bring you "Brand New Day", their first album released on their brand new independent label, Mono Mundo! Led by the exceptionally emotive vocals of lead singer Raul Malo, the band has a chemistry unequal in contemporary music today. The band shows no signs of slowing down and are arguably hitting their stride, so don't miss this chance to see The Mavericks in their prime!

At the Summit: Strauss + Dessner

Friday, September 20, 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/cso/1920-cso-season/at-the-summit-strauss-plus-dessner/

Richard Strauss’ last orchestral odyssey leads us to the summit of experience and music from Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner takes us home.

Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati

Friday, September 20, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Cincinnati, 2nd & Race

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/oktoberfest-zinzinnati

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is where more than half-a-million herren und frauen will convene on Second and Third streets between Walnut and Elm to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Oktoberfest Zinzinnati features seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And don't forget the wiener dog races!

Watch as Joey Chestnut defends his crown at the World Brat Eating Championship! The Running of the Wieners will take place one day earlier this year on Thursday, September 19, at 11am. Spectating is free, and to sign your dog up to race is $35.

Cincinnati Comic Con

Friday, September 20, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cincinnati-comic-expo

Annual show celebrating all periods and genres of pop culture with emphasis on comics. Latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, artwork, games, toys, movies and TV.

Überdrome Oktoberfest

Friday, September 20, 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 1:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/%C3%BCberdrome-oktoberfest

Überdrome, Cincinnati’s authentic Munich-style fest tent, returns this year to Smale Riverfront Park’s Schmidlapp Event Lawn next to Moerlein Lager House starting Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 21 during Oktoberfest weekend.

Enjoy free admission, entertainment from regional German bands, participation in Oktoberfest games with prizes, traditional German foods, and freshly brewed Oktoberfest beers in 1-liter collector DAS BOOTs– all under a Munich-style fest tent with lights, Oktoberfest décor, and plenty of seating.

Cincinnati Reds

Friday, September 20, 7:10 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 4:10 p.m.

Sunday, September 22, 1:10 p.m.

https://www.mlb.com/reds

Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Mets. Enjoy a Fireworks Friday, a 150th Anniversary Commemorative Blanket on Saturday and a Kids Fathead Wall Decal on Sunday.

Come from Away

Friday, September 20, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 22, 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Aronoff, 650 Walnut St.

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/come-from-away

Through September 29.

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America!

The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony Award-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, 'It takes you to a place you never want to leave!' On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Crash Test Dummies

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/crash-test-dummies/

Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies will reunite for the first time in 17-years to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their seminal sophomore album God shuffled His Feet.  The north American tour will launch November 23 and will feature the original line-up of Brad Roberts, Ellen Reid, Dan Roberts, and Mitch Dorge.

Ish: Cincinnati’s Jewish and Israeli Arts and Cultural Festival

Sunday, September 22, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/ish-cincinnatis-jewish-and-israeli-arts-and-cultural-festival

Ish Festival is a community-wide celebration of Jewish and Israeli arts, food, music and culture. The event is free to attend, open to the public and appeals to all ages!

Ashley Hall Trumpet Soloist

Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/matinee-musicale-presents-ashley-hall-trumpet-soloist/

One critic called Hall “one of the most gifted musicians who I have ever had the privilege to hear.” The internationally renowned soloist is the principal trumpet with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, with an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Massachusetts, she was the featured guest artist at the 2019 National Trumpet Competition in Lexington, Kentucky. She has performed internationally in Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Mexico, and China.