Katie Laur Tribute Concert – 9/24

On Thursday, September 24 Cincinnatians will be able to pay tribute to Cincy’s Queen of Bluegrass, Katie Laur, at concert to be held at the Madison Theater in Covington. The concert will celebrate Laur’s life and musical career.

Katie Laur spent the majority of her life doing what she loved – music. Over this time she performed with a slew of other musicians and at live gigs all across the larger region, and hosted a radio program on WNKU 89.7. She eventually released three albums with the Katie Laur Band and received the Ohio Arts Council’s prestigious Ohio Heritage Music Fellowship in 2008.

The concert will begin at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) and will feature some of the region’s top Bluegrass artists (full list below), and will feature nationally-syndicated radio personality Gary Burbank as the event emcee. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 and will also be available at the door (map). For more information, contact concert organizers Ed Cunningham,, 513-225-6040; or Liz Wu of Play it Forward,, 513-254-5033.

7:30 – 8:10 | Magnolia Mountain
8:20 – 9:10 | The Turkeys
9:20 – 10:00 | Ma Crow and Friends
10:10 – 10:45 | Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
11:00 – 12:00 | Jazz and Bluegrass with Katie Laur

Madison Theater photograph by Flickr user stopthegears.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.