Here are 10 notable things to do in Greater Cincinnati this week:
Bellwether Music Festival
The 2019 lineup for this annual alternative music festival includes Beach House, Cake, Guided By Voices, Cold War Kids, and many more. The fest also includes yoga, a comedy show, a silent disco, and screenings of the films “Jaws,” “Wayne’s World,” and “The Hangover.” Check it out at Renaissance Park, 10542 East State Route 72, Waynesville, on Aug. 8-10. Gates open at 6 p.m. Thursday, and noon Friday-Saturday. Tickets are $64-$249. Camping prices are $49-$649. Parking passes are extra. For more information, visit www.bellwetherfest.com.
Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Three Days Grace
This hard rock triple bill features three stars from the 2000s. Breaking Benjamin released their sixth album, “Ember,” last year. Chevelle released their eighth album, “The North Corridor,” in 2016. Three Days Grace released their sixth album, “Outsider,” last year. See them at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$113. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
Union Centre Food Truck Rally
Over 40 food trucks offering diverse cuisine will occupy the Union Centre Square. There’ll be live music and fireworks, and the charity beneficiary this year is Companions on a Journey Grief Support. Check it out at the Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Point Drive, West Chester, on Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 513-383-2665 or visit www.ucbma.com.
Dress up in your worst and come out to this family-friendly event where you can participate in a mud slide, a mud obstacle course, and mud volleyball. On Sunday, bring your four-legged friend for Mutt Mania, a day full of activities for dogs. Check it out at Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton, on Aug. 9-10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. For more information, call 513-867-5835 or visit www.yourmetroparks.net.
Great Inland Seafood Festival
This annual seafood festival will feature more vendors than ever, with fresh and interesting varieties of shrimp, crawfish, crab legs, oysters, salmon, scallops, grouper, mahi mahi, po boy, redfish, whole Maine lobsters, and more. There will be live entertainment as well. Check it out at 1 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., on Aug. 9-11. Festival hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission cost. For more information, check out the Great Inland Seafood Festival’s Facebook page.
Hops in the Hangar
We’re increasingly discovering that you can pair craft beer with anything, airplanes in this case. Tour the various planes and enjoy professional skydiving performances while sipping beer selections from Fat Head’s, Fifty West, MadTree, Rivertown, Lock 27, Taft’s, Grainworks, and others. There will be live music and food trucks as well. Check it out at Middletown Regional Airport, 1707 Run Way, Middletown, on Aug. 10 from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $20-$65. For more information, call 513-217-4777 or visit www.hopsinthehangar.com.
Jungle Jim’s Backyard Bash
Jungle Jim’s is celebrating summer by throwing a grill-out on steroids. Sample over 200 foods from 60 vendors (barbecue, seafood, bacon, etc.) and wash it down with craft beer and summer cocktails. VIP ticketholders will participate in an after-party pig roast at 8 p.m. Check it out at Jungle Jim’s International Market, 5440 E. Dixie Highway, Fairfield on Aug. 10 from 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $10.65-$53.25. For more information, call (513) 674-6055 or visit www.junglejims.com.
2019 Western & Southern Open
This Masters 1000 tournament — the most prestigious tournament series in tennis outside of the four Grand Slam events and the ATP World Tour Finals — takes place every year in our own backyard. This year, the competitors will include Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, and many others. The week-long tournament will also feature several tennis-related special events and exhibitions. Check it out at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason, on Aug. 10-18. Individual match tickets are $14-$76 (prices depend on the round/match). For more information, including the match schedule, visit www.wsopen.com.
Santana, Doobie Brothers
Santana, led by jazz fusion rock guitarist Carlos Santana, is celebrating two milestones with this tour, the 50th anniversary of their breakthrough Woodstock performance, and the 20th anniversary of their comeback album, “Supernatural,” which won eight Grammys and featured the megahit single, “Smooth,” with Rob Thomas. The Doobie Brothers, who were inducted into the Vocal Hall of Fame in 2004, will also appear. See them at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $47-$173. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
This Grammy-winning rapper is also known for his philanthropy and activism. He released his 12th album, “Let Love,” this year. See him at the Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky., on Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50-$60. For more information, call 859-491-2444 or visit www.madisontheateronline.com.
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