Guide to Free Summer Concerts in Cincinnati for 2024

We are lucky to have so many great free outdoor summer concerts in Cincinnati! You can enjoy live music on just about every day of the week this summer.

We personally enjoy these free and cheap nights out around town. It’s a fun way to spend an evening with friends, it’s great for all ages, and it’s easy on the wallet!

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Jazz At The Park at Washington Park
Listen to local and regional jazz acts perform at the Washington Park Porch
Mondays, May 6 – Oct. 28, 2024 (no concerts on May 27 or Sept. 2)
watch for weather updates here

Blue Ash Summer Concert Series at Blue Ash Nature Park
They’ll have a variety of musical acts including the Ohio Military Band, Cincinnati Brass Band, and more
Tuesdays, June 11 – August 20, 2024 (no concert here on July 2 due to Red, White and Blue Ash)
Starting at 7pm
Site says “rain or shine”; watch for weather updates here

Jazz at the Square / Fountain Square
Enjoy live Jazz from local and regional acts at our beautiful Fountain Square
Tuesdays, April 2 – Oct. 8, 2024
watch for weather updates here

Acoustic Lunch Series at Piatt Park
Enjoy some relaxing music from Cincinnati based duos and soloists as you enjoy your lunch
Wednesdays, June 5 – August 28, 2024
11:30am – 1:30pm
watch for weather updates here

Blues and Brews at Washington Park
Soulful melodies of live blues music will meet the refreshing sips of your favorite drink at the Washington Park Porch! Whether you’re a blues enthusiast or a beer aficionado, Blues & Brews promises a good time!
Wednesdays, April 3 – May 22, 2024
watch for weather updates here

Delhi Parks Concerts in the Parks
Delhi Park Pavilion, 5125 Foley Rd.
Select Wednesdays including: May 22, June 5, July 17 and 24, Aug. 7 and 21, Sept. 4
Shows start at 7pm

Greenhills Concert Series on the Commons
Corner of Winton and Farragut Roads in Greenhills, Ohio
Wednesdays, starting June 5, 2024

Wednesdays in the Woods at Burnet Woods
Live music from a variety of great local bands, free artmaking for kids
Wednesdays, June 5 – August 14, 2024
watch for weather updates here

Wildcard Wednesdays at Factory 52 (Center Stage on the lawn)
From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Factory 52’s lawn will transform into a vibrant stage for a
variety of musical acts. Each week will feature a different genre, ensuring there’s
something for everyone. Whether you’re a blues aficionado, an indie rock enthusiast,
or a country music devotee, Wild Card Wednesdays has you covered!
Wednesdays, May 29- Sept. 4, 2024

Summer Sessions Live at The Lodge at Voice of America
Get ready to groove every Wednesday from 6-9 PM as they bring live music back to this beautiful venue.
Wednesdays, May 1 – July 24, 2024

Concert in the Park at Beech Acres Park (Anderson Twp.)
6910 Salem Rd., Cincinnati 45230
They’ll have free music at the amphitheater. Musical acts include Vinyl Countdown, Push Play, and more.
Thursdays, June 6 – July 18, 2024

Groovin’ on the Green Concert Series in Fairfield
This series happens on select Thursdays. See dates below.
Select Thursdays: May 30, June 6 and 20, July 18, August 8, 15, 22, 29, and Sept. 5
Food, giveaways, and activities from 6 – 9 pm
Music starts at 7pm

Rockin’ the Roebling / Schmiddlapp Event Lawn at Smale Riverfront Park
Enjoy some music from a DJ from 6-7pm and then bands starting at 7pm
Thursdays, May 16 – August 29, 2024

Salsa on the Square / Fountain Square
This event features live music from Latin bands; basic and intermediate Latin dancing classes too!
Thursdays, May 2 – Sept. 26, 2024
watch for weather updates here

The Takeover at The Square @ Union Centre
9285 Centre Point Dr.
Start your weekend off right with free live music, enjoy food trucks and brews from DogBerry and Grainworks
Thursdays, May 23 – July 25, 2024 (no concert on July 4)
watch for weather updates here

Blue Ash Summer Concert Series at Blue Ash’s Towne Square
Fridays, August 2 – Sept. 13, 2024
Site says “rain or shine”; watch for weather updates here

Indie Friday at Fountain Square
Enjoy live music from a variety of up-and-coming artists and bands.
Fridays, May 10 – Oct. 11, 2024 (no concert on July 26)
watch for weather updates here

Sizzling Summer Entertainment Series* at Colerain Park
Colerain Park will alternate between live music and movies on Fridays this summer.
*Concerts are on select Fridays: June 21, July 19, July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 30, 2024
Starting at 7pm

Fifth and Vine Live at Fountain Square
Each of the over 20 nights of free live shows features a fan-favorite cover or tribute band from across the region taking over Fifth Third Bank Center Stage. This year, they are also offering a special edition of Fifth & Vine Live powered by Voices of America Country Music Fest on select dates throughout the season to feature up and coming country artists!
Saturdays, May 11 – Oct. 5, 20243
watch for weather updates here

Music at the Esplanade / Smale Riverfront Park
Enjoy live music from a mix of Cincinnati bands at the Castellini Esplanade section of Smale Riverfront Park
Saturdays, June 1 – August 31, 2024
watch for weather updates here

Saturdays in the Park / Inwood Park
Enjoy a free family-friendly concert featuring everything from big band swing to children’s music
104 Wellington Place, Clifton
June 8 – July 27, 2024
10am – noon

Summer Concert Series at Boone Woods Park (Ky)
Boone County Parks and the Boone County Library have paired up to bring us a great summer music line-up. Click the link above for the band list and location.
Select Saturdays including: June 8, June 15, June 29, July 6, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10,17

Westwood Live! A Town Hall Concert Series*
*select Saturdays only: May 25, June 26, and Sept. 25, 2024


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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!