The 28th Annual Cincy Blues Fest at Serenade Smale Riverfront Park this month | Live Music | Cincinnati

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The 2022 Cincy Blues Fest will be held on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale Riverfront Park on July 16.

Blues music from a wide range of award-winning musicians will be performed on two stages at this 28th annual music celebration.

Performers include top International Blues Challenge guitarist Noah Wotherspoon, Grammy-nominated R&B singer Shaun Murphy, St. Louis musician Marquise Knox, winners of the Cincy Blues Challenge 2022 Blues Breakdown, as well as David Burk , Bob Lese and more.

The event is organized by the Cincy Blues Society with a mission to “promote and advance the culture and tradition of blues music as an original American art form,” according to a statement. They say their hope is to honor the history of the blues while “celebrating our present”.

Tickets are $20 and on sale now. Doors open at 2 p.m. and music will last from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 16.

The Schmidlapp event lawn is located at 124 Mehring Way E., The Banks. Find more information at

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