The good folks who put on Cincinnati's annual Midpoint Music Festival have released the first round of artists playing this year's festival. The event takes place September 27 - 29 in downtown Cincinnati.
WNKU has been a proud sponsor of Paddlefest and the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival for 8 years now, and each year we've managed to host a pretty impressive line up of local and regional musicians. This year, we're very excited to announce that The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - the only band to ever play the Vans Warped Tour with a washboard - will be headlining the Friday night festival.
It's what every kid dreams of. Just look at it! What kid wouldn't want a Paul Thorn, "What the Hell is Goin' On?" lunchbox? Enter to win this clever culinary container along with a copy of Paul's new CD, a flask, and a signed lithograph simply by telling us about your favorite-est lunchbox ever!
A new threat to public broadcasting has surfaced. Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado is circulating a letter in the House of Representatives asking that the federal government eliminate funding for public broadcasting. In addition, Congressman Lamborn has introduced legislation, H.R. 68, to cut all funding for public broadcasting.
The lineup for this year's Midpoint Indie Summer Music Series on Fountain Square is announced. Head to the Square every Friday night for a preview of the acts you can expect to see at September's Midpoint Music Festival. Music starts at 7pm. It's free and open to all ages. And be sure to stop by the WNKU tent to say hello and register for cool prizes!
Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk.
He performs live on the air tonight at 7pm for the season finale of Studio 89. Tell a friend and tune in!
Tunes & Blooms truly is the place to be Thursday night's in April. Last week, we set a new attendance record at Tunes & Blooms with The Tillers and Shiny & the Spoon. Over 4300 people came through the gates of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens to soak up the beautiful weather and hear some of the best local talent our region has to offer. Tonight will be no different as we welcome back perennial favorites Jake Speed & the Freddies and The Turkeys for the series finale.