Buckle Up and CMHF (Now thru Sun) – Washington Times/ Associated Press

“It’s a big month for music of all kinds in Cincinnati.

Last weekend saw the third Bunbury Music Festival, featuring alternative and independent acts, and the annual Macy’s Music Fest returns July 25-26, focusing on R&B; and soul with performers such as Ne-Yo, Chaka Khan and Robin Thicke.

Mayor John Cranley said the festivals highlight Cincinnati’s musical roots, besides attracting huge throngs of visitors for the city’s hotels, restaurants and other entertainment spots.

They “provide a real cultural value for Cincinnatians and give another reason for people from all over the world to come and experience Cincinnati,” Cranley said in a statement.

The Bunbury and Buckle Up festivals benefit the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the region’s music history. It has helped put historic markers at the former Kings Records headquarters and at the former Herzog Studios, where the late country music legend Hank Williams recorded.

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Bunbury, Buckle Up and CMHF…

Bunbury and Buckle Up Partner with Cincinnati Music Heritage Foundation

(Cincinnati, OH)  The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation (CUMHF) is humbled to be asked and accept the distinction as non-profit beneficiary of Bunbury and Buckle Up Music Festivals.  These festivals make Cincinnati a top place for fresh alternative and americana music, mixing global stars with local legends.CUMHF exists to celebrate and preserve our region’s diverse and rich history by mixing generations and genres in contemporary installations.  Through Bunbury and Buckle Up, CUMHF will serve as ambassadors to touring artists to our historic and contemporary music heritage, by offering private opportunities to visit Historic Herzog (CUMHFs HQs), see the marker at King Records/1540 Brewster and more.
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-Historic Herzog OPEN: 5/18 11:30-1:30-

(Cincinnati, OH)  The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation will open Historic Herzog to the public on Saturday, May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is proud to be a stop on a new tour from Cincinnati Heritage Program Tours from the Cincinnati Museum Center.   Historic Herzog is home of the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation on the 2nd floor at 811 Race Street, Downtown.  It is where E.T. Herzog Recording Company hosted recorded sessions for Hank Williams, Bullmoose Jackson, Patti Page, and early King Records.  Currently, a photo exhibit, “Annie’s Baby Had A Baby” is on display, which was a part of FOTOFOCUS.  Herzog is also used for events and live recording sessions. It features a piano once played by Hank Williams. Continue reading

CityBeat New Music Showcase

The 2013 New Music Showcase event presented by Coors Light will feature performances by 6 of Greater Cincinnati’s best local bands as they battle it out for audience votes to help determine who will be crowned New Artist of the Year at the 16th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show the following weekend.

These artists, as well as other local bands on the rise, will also be profiled in CityBeat’s special Music Issue which hits the streets on January 16th. Long known for having the best music coverage in the Cincinnati area, fans will read about the bands to watch out for in 2013 in this highly anticipated special issue. Continue reading

FOTOFOCUS at Historic Herzog: Annie’s Baby Had A Baby

“Annie’s Baby Had A Baby
October 5 – January 31
Exhibition Opening: Friday October 5, 7:00 pm – 10 pm
FOTOFOCUS www.fotofocuscincinnati.org

Supported and documented by a host of local photographers and filmmakers, this show brings viewers face to face with Hank Williams, James Brown, Patti Page, and why The Train Keeps A-Rollin’ All Night Long in our region. Held in the space where Cincinnati’s first professional recording studio captured “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and Cincinnati’s first R&B recording, a visit to this show itself is an act of participation in this group’s efforts to save historic locations like Herzog at 811 Race and King at 1540 Brewster Ave. Select photographers include Keith Neltner, Michael Kearns, Scott Beseler, Jess Kinder, Brewster Rhoads, Danny Nader, Matthew Andrews, John Curley, Steve Ziegelmeyer, Rick Neltner and more, with The Sally Nixes as curators.
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