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

Update: The Riverfront Fusion concert has been postponed.

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.

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.