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Bend in the River Art & Music Fest


  • The Sanctuary 2110 St Michael St Cincinnati, OH, 45204 United States (map)

Mission Statement: "To create an environment where community is born, thrives, and multiplies between all walks of life from all over the city." 

October 4th, 5 pm to 11 pm.
October 5th, noon to 6 pm.
2104 St. Michael Street.
Lower Price Hill. 

Lead Sponsors: frameshop, Price Hill Will, Sisters of Charity, Judge Mark Painter.

11 Bands: Ohio Knife, Tim Caudill, Blue Caboose, Phoenix, Jerry Ray, Under New Order, Pike 27, Matthew Schneider, Nick Corey, The Part-Time Gentlemen.

Celebrity Bartenders: John Cranley, Amy Murray, Chris Seelbach, Yvette Simpson, Greg Hartmann, Joe Hoffecker, Carolyn Washburn, Angenette Levy, Eric Langevin, FD Harper, Nick Tilley, Michael Heckmann, Roxanne Qualls, Laure Quinlivan, Christie Bryant, Jamie Smith, Wendell Young, Edith Thrower, Tammy Simendinger, Denise Driehaus, Charlie Luken, Greg Hartmann, and Dusty Rhodes.

Food: C'est Cheese Food Truck (Sunday only), Buddy Fristoe's Catering, Nancy Sullivan's Price Hill Tamale Co-Op, Texas Joe's food truck (Sunday only), Catch-A-Fire Pizza (Sunday only)

Beer: MadTree Brewing & Rhinegeist 

Vendors/Artists: Soap Kitten, FD Harper Fine Art, Lorelei's Charms, Om Eco Cafe, Marc Wavra, Beth Smith, Sybilka Storie Photography, Amy Tuttle, Once Blind Studios, Elefint Shues Clothing, SPCA animal adoption on Saturday only (5 to 8 pm).

SPECIAL ITEM: Limited edition signed & numbered prints for Bend Fest by Cincinnati Business Courier cartoonist, Joe Hoffecker. We will only have 100 of these. 

Special Guests the Cincinnati Preschool Promise will also be at Bend Fest to answer all of your questions about this city-changing initiative. 

All proceeds from the first annual Bend in the River Art & Music Festival will benefit Community Matters (cmcincy.org) & Education Matters (emcincy.org). 

COST: $7 for a one day pass, $10 for a two day pass (residents of the Lower Price Hill neighborhood get in free - coupons will be passed out a month before the event).

Children under 2 get in free, children between the age of 2 & 12 get in for $5 for both days. 

Earlier Event: September 27
Price Hill NEP Strategy Workshop
Later Event: October 11
Community Potluck