Riverfront Fusion to bring first live music to new Cincinnati Riverfront Park

Update: Due to potential severe weather, the Riverfront Fusion concert has been postponed.

The first public concert will be held at the Cincinnati Riverfront Park (CRP) Schmidlapp Event Lawn on Thursday, May 26. The Riverfront Fusion event will follow the Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Riverfront Park fifth annual ‘Hats Off’ Luncheon which will also be held on the event lawn.

Riverfront Fusion will run from 5:30pm to 9pm and include four live bands from the Cincinnati region, and feature a variety of musical styles including Jazz, R&B, Rock and Salsa. Event organizers say Riverfront Fusion will be the first of many similar cultural events for which the CRP was designed to feature.

“The impact of this park to drive tourism, business, real estate values and regional health cannot be understated,” Debbie Oliver and Helen Heekin, co-founders of the Women’s Committee, said in a prepared release. “As more features in the park are completed over the next months, it will be clear that this park will become our city’s new front door.”

Organizers say that food and drink will be available for purchase from Montgomery Inn, and that music will be provided by Acapulco, Groove Doctor, Triage and Second Wind.

  • Marshal

    Too bad it’s forecast to storm all day. Typical Cincinnati spring! It’s always been a great mystery why we don’t have most of our outdoor events in the fall. Spring concerts, marathons and festivals almost ALWAYS get rained on. We need a culture shift. Spring in North America wet and violent, not like Europe’s mild sun.

  • Aaron Watkins

    And more summer events! When I’m actually in town and not on co-op.

  • Matt Jacob

    I just walked around the Banks today at lunch and things are moving along very quickly. The Event Lawn is completely sodded, the trees are all planted, and the last of the top soil was being moved up from Mehring Way. From the look of it, the Walnut Street Steps should have their forms done by the end of the week and be ready to pour concrete by next week.

    As for the rainy forecast on Thursday, you’ll be happy to know that an events company has already put up their white tents, which cover the entire lawn, so you don’t have to worry about getting wet and missing out on the fun.

  • Marshal

    Good deal! Cross your fingers. 🙂

  • Zack

    Noticed the tents. I doubt tent coverage nor hundreds of people are very good for newly sodded surfaces…