Please note this post is from 2010.
There’s something about the start of summer that always gets me excited. I have visions of our family sprawling out on a blanket, packing a picnic, sipping an ice-cold beverage and enjoying some great live music. Of course, sometimes my vision and our reality don’t always mesh (kids are too hot, the bugs are bothering them, I forgot to pack the drinks, it rains, they’re too tired, etc.). But even with some of our previous mishaps, we usually have a good time and there’s always hope that my “vision” for this season will work out. So with that in mind, FFC wanted to share some of the upcoming free summer concerts held throughout Greater Cincinnati. If you have any free concerts that you’d like to add to our listing, please leave us a comment with all the details.
After Hours on the Square – Union Centre, West Chester Ohio. Concerts held from 6-9pm beginning June 3 through Sept. 2. Food and beverages will be available but no coolers are allowed.
Broad Street Bash – Governor’s Square, Broad St. & Central Ave., Middletown, Ohio. 6-9:30 pm, various concert dates this summer, May 19 – Aug 11.
- Everybody’s Backyard Picnic Concerts – Held at various parks on Thursday nights starting June 3 through July 29 – 6-8:30pm
- LPK Acoustic Lunch Series – Piatt Park – Tuesdays – 11:45am-1:45pm – May 18 through Sept. 28
- Burnett Woods Concerts – Held on Saturdays (various dates)
- Tuesday Night Concerts in the Park – 7-9pm at the Blue Ash Amphitheater, 4433 Cooper Road.
- Friday Night Concerts on the Square – 8-11pm at the Blue Ash Towne Center, corner of Hunt & Cooper Roads
Evendale Summer Concert Series – Thank you FFC reader, Katie, for letting us know about the Village of Evendale’s summer concert line up. All concerts are held from 7:30-9:30 pm beginning June 5 through September 11. Click here for a list of dates and musicians. Concerts are held at a park behind the Evendale Recreation Center (corner of Reading & Glendale-Milford Roads).
Fifth Third West Chester Concert Series – Held at Keehner Park on Saturday nights starting June 5 through Sept. 6. Pack a picnic and bring a blanket or chairs. They have an outdoor amphitheater that is perfect for a summer concert. 7211 Barrett Road, West Chester.
- FSQ Lounge – Mondays – 7-9pm
- Southern Sounds – Tuesdays – 7-9pm
- Reggae Wednesdays -5-9pm
- Acoustic Thursdays – Noon-1pm
- Salsa on the Square – Thursdays – 7-9pm
- Mid-Point’s Indie Summer – Fridays – 7-11pm
- Smooth Sundays – 7-9pm
Landen-Deerfield Park Summer Concerts – They will have six Sunday evening concerts beginning June 6 through Aug. 29. The concerts will be held at the Landen-Deerfield Park Amphitheater at 6pm. Bring your own seating. Bring a picnic or enjoy the onsite concessions available for purchase. Sponsored by Deerfield Township and the Warren County Park District.
Sunshine Concert Series – Mason, Ohio. Sundays at 6pm at Corwin Nixon Park. Bring your own seating. June 27-Aug. 22 (no concert on July 4). They will also have concessions available at the Lou Eves Municipal Pool.
Thursday Night Live – Mason, Ohio. The Festivals of Mason have a great music line up on the newly designed plaza in Downtown Mason. On the first Thursday of the month (May 6 to Sept. 2), enjoy live music, activities for kids, food and more. Bring your own seats.