"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 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."