2017 Music

/ Bluegrass for Babies

Jake Speed & The Freddies

Jake Speed & The Freddies traditionalist approach has won them the respect of fellow musicians, music lovers, and even critics. The readers of CityBeat Magazine voted them Best Local Musicians in 2004. The band is a five-time winner of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2008) for Best Folk Musicians. They also won the 2002 CEA for Artist of the Year and Best Singer/Songwriter. Their winning of Best Folk Vocalist and Best Folk Band at the 2003 CAMMYs (Cincinnati Area Music Awards) put them on the definitive road of folk music in Cincinnati. Learn more.

Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars were assembled in 1996 as the Sunday night house band at The Comet, a neighborhood pub in Northside, Cincinnati. Since that time the popularity of the band has grown beyond the lounge at The Comet, opening for such national acts as Sam Bush, Blue Highway, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, and Ricky Skaggs. Learn more.

Jennifer Ellis Music

Jennifer’s music is a brilliant combination of great rhythms, unforgettable lyrics and an amazing voice. She has been drawing crowds from Atlanta to New York, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati for more than 10 years now. In an Ella Fitzgerald jazz style, national singer and songwriter, Jennifer Ellis is bringing her original songs as well as her passion for the Great American Songbook to audiences of all ages. Learn more.