The weather is cooler (and there is rain in the forecast, but let’s not think about that right now), so if you haven’t ventured out to find out what the fuss is about the World Choir Games, this weekend might be a good time to do that. Choirs from Poland, Hong Kong, and Cincinnati perform on Fountain Square at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, and there is another free multi-choir concert the same day at the Main Public Library, 800 Vine Street, at 2:30 p.m.
The Bogazici Jazz Choir from Turkey performs on Fountain Square at 7:30 p.m. that evening, and there is a free Friendship Concert at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams that same evening, in conjunction with the parish festival. The entire schedule for the last few days of the World Choir Games is available online.
If you are in Mt. Adams, don’t miss another free concert in Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday evening. It’s the second of four EdenSong folk and roots music evenings presented by the Queen City Balladeers, and this week’s lineup includes Diane Chittester, Ma Crow & The Ladyslippers, local blues legend Greg Schaber, John Kogge & The Lonesome Strangers, and Shiny and the Spoon.
EdenSong concerts have been drawing big crowds for almost five decades; it’s a local tradition to bring a picnic and a blanket, enjoy the evening in the park, and hear some really great music. More details and the performers scheduled to play every Friday in July are listed on the Queen City Balladeers website.
There is literally something for every type of music lover this weekend, as the Bunbury Music Festival comes to Sawyer Point July 13, 14, and 15. This one isn’t free, but it is a well-curated selection recent indie favorites. Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, and Death Cab for Cutie headline the festival’s three days, along with local and regional favorites such as Foxy Shazam, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, G. Miles & The Hitmen, The Sundresses, Wussy, The Tillers, and many more. You can find the full schedule as well as more details and ticket information on the Bunbury Music Festival website.
The World Choir Games wrap up on Saturday, July 14, but the music never ends. There’s also a free Midpoint Music Indie Summer Concert featuring Seabird and The Harlequins on Fountain Square Friday evening, and DJ music on the Square on Saturday night. Get out in the cool(er) weather, don’t let a little rain in the forecast keep you inside (you know it’s not going to happen), and get out to enjoy music all over Cincinnati this weekend.