Wednesdays In The Woods

May 29 – August 7, 2019

Come celebrate everything great about summer at our spirited series of 11 free weekly concerts. Good friends, good tunes, good food, good times with a variety of hands-on art making activities for the kids – all at the historic bandstand in Burnet Woods!

    • Extended shows again in 2019! Concerts from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
    • Admission is free – contributions encouraged.
    • Savory snacks and sweets available from local food vendors.
    • Beer available for purchase from 50 West Brewing Company courtesy of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation.

 

May 29, 2019
The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars were assembled in 1996 and became the house band at the Northside neighborhood bar The Comet. The band soon gained popularity beyond the lounge at the Comet and has performed at the opening ceremonies of the World Choir Games as guests of the world-renowned Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; opened for bands such as Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, and Sam Bush; and has won numerous music awards.

  • Food vendors are Taco Oso and Streetpops
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our May/June Community Partner: Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services: NEW Rain ponchos (adults and kids sizes), umbrellas, school supplies and backpacks, trash bags, NEW Kids underwear, NEW Kids and adult socks, shower curtains/liners or clothes hangers.

Jun 05, 2019
Misterman and the Mojo Band

Misterman and the Mojo Band features Bob Herrmann alongside of some of Cincy’s finest musicians. These professionals have been playing for many years, performing at casinos, clubs, parties, weddings, festivals and corporate events. This talented and popular group perform regularly in the Greater Cincinnati area and enjoys a large fan base. These versatile performers play blues in an exciting upbeat style that audiences love. This exciting band entertains audiences at large events such as festivals or the more intimate settings of a private party, night club or a group of family and friends.

  • Join us before the concert for a Nature Walk led by Cincinnati Parks Naturalists. Meet us at the Bandstand at 5:30pm – walk is free to attend.
  • Food vendors are Mexi-Q and Graeter’s.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our May/June Community Partner: Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services: NEW Rain ponchos (adults and kids sizes), umbrellas, school supplies and backpacks, trash bags, NEW Kids underwear, NEW Kids and adult socks, shower curtains/liners or clothes hangers.

Jun 12, 2019
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra presents Chamber Rock

Back by popular demand, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra returns to Burnet Woods to present Chamber Rock! The musical subgenre of chamber pop emerged in the mid-1960’s, a fusion of pop, rock and classical music that emphasized sophisticated songs infused with elements of classical style. Curator rock guitarist Roger Klug will host a mixed CCO string and woodwind ensemble for an evening of wildly familiar and off-the-beaten-path pop music selections. This performance is guaranteed to rock you!

About the Band: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

 

Jun 19, 2019
The Cliftones

The Cliftones are a group of musicians, who together, create powerful music – a unique style of crucial, powerhouse roots reggae. In the true spirit of roots and culture, The Cliftones blend the sounds of a relentless dance groove with positive upliftment in the lyrical message. The result is an individual sound that is undeniably their trademark.

  • Food vendors are Cheese-N-Chong and Streetpops.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our May/June Community Partner: Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services: NEW Rain ponchos (adults and kids sizes), umbrellas, school supplies and backpacks, trash bags, NEW Kids underwear, NEW Kids and adult socks, shower curtains/liners or clothes hangers.

 

Jun 26, 2019
Mike Wade and the Nasty Nati Band

The Nasty Nati Brass Band (NNBB) came into existence in 2012. Led by Trumpeter Mike Wade the band consist of a 9-member ensemble of brass, saxophones and drums. (2 Trumpets,2 Trombones, 2 Saxophones, Tuba, Drummer, Percussionist)

  • Food vendors are Big Dogg BBQ and Meteorite Ice.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our May/June Community Partner: Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services: NEW Rain ponchos (adults and kids sizes), umbrellas, school supplies and backpacks, trash bags, NEW Kids underwear, NEW Kids and adult socks, shower curtains/liners or clothes hangers.

 

Jul 03, 2019
Model Behavior

Model Behavior is a high-energy cover band that plays upbeat pop, rock, dance and party music with a core focus in the 1980’s.  We play the tried and true crowd favorites from bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett and Led Zeppelin but we’re unique because we also play a wide selection of songs other bands don’t play.

  • Join us for a special Independence Day Celebration at the concert, featuring expanded kids art and activity area, music till dark, and a fireworks display!
  • Food vendors are Caveman Crepes and Kona Ice.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our July/August Community Partner Lighthouse Youth & Family Services: NEW baby items of any kind, developmental toys & games, bed & bath linens, dishes, cups, utensils & cookware, NEW socks & underwear for teens, NEW Plain t-shirts for teens.

 

Jul 10, 2019
Push Play

Music should be fun, and make you not only pat your feet, but get up out of your seat: this is the mantra of the band Push Play, founded in 2014. Featuring Derexter Davis (Singer), Justin Jones (Singer), Patrick Conway (Keyboards), Marvin “Ohge” Coleman (Guitar), Randy Calloway (Drums), and Darrell Calloway (Bass), Push Play’s set list spans from the 70’s to present day, and includes music from the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson to Hall and Oates, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, and Bruno Mars. When you Push Play, the house is going to rock!

  • Join us before the concert for a Nature Walk led by Cincinnati Parks Naturalists. Meet us at the Bandstand at 5:30pm – walk is free to attend.
  • Food vendors are Slice Slice Baby and The Cheesecakery.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our July/August Community Partner Lighthouse Youth & Family Services: NEW baby items of any kind, developmental toys & games, bed & bath linens, dishes, cups, utensils & cookware, NEW socks & underwear for teens, NEW Plain t-shirts for teens.

 

Jul 17, 2019
TRIIIBE

Winners of the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Award Winners- R&B/FUNK/SOUL, TRIIIBE members include PXVCE, Aziza Love, and Siri Imani. TRIIIBE combines art and activism, using their music as a vehicle to raise awareness of social issues; the most recent example being the TRIIIBE Drive started in January 2018, through which they encouraged community members to donate clothing items for distribution to the homeless.

  • Food vendors are Taco Oso and Meteorite Ice.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our July/August Community Partner Lighthouse Youth & Family Services: NEW baby items of any kind, developmental toys & games, bed & bath linens, dishes, cups, utensils & cookware, NEW socks & underwear for teens, NEW Plain t-shirts for teens.

 

Jul 24, 2019
Sound Body Jazz Orchestra

Formed in 1992 as a collaboration of Cincinnati, Ohio’s, Roger Bacon High School Band Alumni, Sound Body has received tremendous response to its eclectic combination of classic big band swing with contemporary jazz and fusion. The band’s name, adapted from the high school’s Latin motto, “Mens Sana en Corpore Sano” (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body), is quite appropriate, given the powerhouse ensemble work that is the trademark of the 18-piece group.

  • Food vendors are Smiley’s Bayou and Streetpops.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our July/August Community Partner Lighthouse Youth & Family Services: NEW baby items of any kind, developmental toys & games, bed & bath linens, dishes, cups, utensils & cookware, NEW socks & underwear for teens, NEW Plain t-shirts for teens.

 

Jul 31, 2019
Tropicoso Salsa

The band Tropicoso was officially formed in February of 1999 from a core group of musicians holding down a monday night Latin jam session at The Mad Frog in Cincinnati, OH.  Through several personnel additions and transformations, they performed their monday night show for over 14 years, making it one of the longest running musical events in the Greater Cincinnati area. That monday night tenure recently ended, but not their long association with The Mad Frog. Frequent participants in many regional Latin festivals and events, the band has been the recipient of a number of awards over the years, including the Cammy award for “Best World Beat Band” in 2003 and two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (2002, 2006), an award for which they have been nominated eight times, most recently in 2013.

  • Food vendors are Quite Frankly and Graeter’s.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our July/August Community Partner Lighthouse Youth & Family Services: NEW baby items of any kind, developmental toys & games, bed & bath linens, dishes, cups, utensils & cookware, NEW socks & underwear for teens, NEW Plain t-shirts for teens.

Aug 07, 2019
Jake Speed and The Freddies

Jake Speed & The Freddies play a mix of traditional & original folk, country blues, and ragtime tunes that muse on Cincinnati’s unique past & present. Known as the Woody Guthrie of Cincinnati, Jake Speed uses a traditional folksy delivery to compose timely and timeless songs that tell great stories with a bit of a lyrical edge. The band, built out of guitar, mandolin, fiddle, tenor guitar and upright bass (with hints of harmonica, kazoo, and washboard), has been hailed by CityBeat magazine as a “…a fixture of Cincinnati’s traditional Folk scene” since releasing its first of five albums, Queen City Rag, in 2002. Speed’s tongue-in-cheek stories and crowd-engaging antics (such as watering can solos, sing-alongs, and dance moves) keep audiences thoroughly entertained.

  • Join us before the concert for a Nature Walk led by Cincinnati Parks Naturalists. Meet us at the Bandstand at 5:30pm – walk is free to attend.
  • New this year! Bring your four-legged friend for the Dog Days of Summer Dog Parade.
  • Tonight’s food vendors are Smiley’s Bayou and Kona Ice.
  • Kindly bring donations of the following items to support our July/August Community Partner Lighthouse Youth & Family Services: NEW baby items of any kind, developmental toys & games, bed & bath linens, dishes, cups, utensils & cookware, NEW socks & underwear for teens, NEW Plain t-shirts for teens.