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WiliOne performs live, hundreds come out for UrbanCincy’s 4th anniversary

This past Saturday, UrbanCincy celebrated its fourth anniversary at Below Zero. This was the second year for such an anniversary party, and it certainly will not be the last. Top notch drinks, one of Cincinnati’s best food trucks and one-of-a-kind musical performances highlighted the event.

This past Saturday, UrbanCincy celebrated its four-year anniversary at Below Zero Lounge. This was the second year for such an anniversary party, and it certainly will not be the last. For those who were able to make it to the party during a weekend chuck full of events, thank you. To those unable to attend, the UrbanCincy team hopes to see you soon at one of our upcoming events.

The party was a great success. Hundreds of people came through the doors to celebrate Cincinnati’s urban core. DJ Casey Coston provided music for almost two hours while guests enjoyed drinks from Below Zero’s robust bar, and food from Café de Wheels outside on the street.

The crowd enjoys the party at Below Zero [LEFT]. WiliOne performs live at UrbanCincy’s four-year anniversary party [RIGHT]. Photographs by Thadd Fiala.

After that, WiliOne gave Cincinnati its third-ever live mashup performance. WiliOne performed for just over an hour and entertained the crowd with a brand new performance that will lay the foundation for his second album which he anticipates to drop later this summer.

UrbanCincy loves to throw parties and come up with fun, urban events. Bryon Martin and Dave Rolfes will be leading the second annual Bikes+Brews ride tomorrow, and then Jenny Kessler be leading a tour of the new Ohio River Trail on Sunday, May 22. The OTR Urban Kickball League will also be returning soon. If you have any other great event ideas you think we should pursue, let us know by contacting us at

Thanks again for supporting this little project to support Cincinnati’s urban core for four strong years. The whole UrbanCincy team is looking forward to what will come next. Cheers.

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.