Guys, we are so lucky. A lot of areas comparably sized to the Ohio/Kentucky/Tennessee trio don’t get a lot of shows. Not only do we get most any band you’d want to see between the three of us, we also have a bunch of music festivals. There’s Forecastle, MusicNOW and, oh yeah, BONNAROO.
But this is about one festival specifically: MusicNOW. Curated by Bryce Dessner of The National, it’s quickly become a fantastic event. I’ve seen Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens and Joanna Newsom put on fantastic performances there. This year looks to keep the trend alive — maybe even expand on it.
Friday May 13:
Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond)
Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)
Saturday May 14
Sunday May 15 (Cincinnati Music Hall)
Sharon Van Etten