Jason Aldean performs onstage during the 2019 Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field on April 28, 2019, in Indio, California. He will perform at Riverbend Music Center on Aug. 22. The show is sold out but tickets are still available at secondary outlets. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
Photo: Kevin Winter
Photo: Kevin Winter

10 best things to do in Greater Cincinnati this week, including country star Jason Aldean live

Best bets for fun in northern Cincinnati and Cincinnati Aug. 18-24

Ten things to do in the Greater Cincinnati region this week:

Jason Aldean, Kane Brown

Jason Aldean is a country superstar with six platinum albums and 19 No. 1 singles. He released his eighth album, “Rearview Town,” last year. Kane Brown is the first artist to have number one singles on all five Billboard country charts at the same time. He released his second album, “Experiment,” last year. The show is sold out, but tickets are still available at secondary outlets. See them at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.

Korn, Alice in Chains

Korn, a founder of the nu-metal genre, has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. It will release its first album in three years, “The Nothing,” in September. Alice in Chains was a seminal member of the Seattle Grunge Invasion of the early 1990s. The band released its sixth album, “Rainier Fog,” last year. See them at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$113. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.

Melissa Etheridge

This Grammy-winning folk singer/songwriter who broke through in the early 1990s just released her 16th album, “The Medicine Show.” See her at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$58.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.

The Wiggles Party Time Tour

This popular children’s band has gone through some lineup changes over the years, but their show still features favorite characters like Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, and Wags the Dog. Sing along to tunes both old and new at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $43.75. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.

Whispering Beard Folk Festival

This purported back-to-basics music festival which claims a family reunion atmosphere includes three full days of live folk music both in the park and on the Whispering Beard riverboat. The headliners are Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Felice Brothers, and Ryan Bingham. Check it out at Smale Riverfront Park, 100 W. Mehring Way, Cincinnati, on Aug. 22-24. The music starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Friday, and noon Saturday. Tickets are $25-$55 (single day), $80-$120 (weekend), and $225 (VIP). For more information, visit www.whisperingbeard.com

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha

This annual craft beer and stand-up comedy festival features scores of beers from local, regional and national breweries and a full lineup of local and national stand-up comedians on several stages. The headliners this year are Preacher Lawson and Jay Mohr. Check it out at Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, on Aug. 23-24. Fest hours are 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, and 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. There is no admission cost, but beer wristbands are $5 and individual beer tickets are $1 each. For more information, visit www.cincybrewhaha.com.

Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical

This Broadway show features an ensemble of actors and musicians celebrating the life and music of the Man in Black. Enjoy renditions of classic such as “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk The Line” and, of course, “Ring of Fire.” See it at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Aug. 23-24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28-$42. For more information, call 513-977-8838 or visit www.memorialhallotr.com.


This all-day dog party features doggie vendors, training demonstrations to teach your dog how to swim and cross a cross walk, a police K9 unit, and plenty of food (for people and animals). Check it out at Monroe Community Park, 412 Old St., Monroe, on Aug. 24 from 2-8 p.m. Admission is $2. For more information, call 513-539-PAWS or visit www.pawsadoptioncenter.org.

Kool & The Gang

This legendary soul/pop group are best known for their singles “Jungle Boogie,” “Celebrate,” “Ladies’ Night,” and “Get Down On It.” Their last release was 2013’s “Kool for the Holidays.” See them at Jack Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati on Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. For more information, call (513) 252-0777 or visit www.jackentertainment.com/cincinnati.

The Ohio Valley Indigenous Music Festival

This weekend devoted to Native American culture will feature award-winning musicians such as Douglas Blue Feather, Rona Yellow Robe (and several others), the Miami Valley Flute Circle, a community drum circle, Native American arts and crafts and presentations, educational workshops, food, and other vendors. Check it out at Patricia Allyn Park, 7266 N. Ohio 48, Springboro, on Aug. 24-25. Fest hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission cost. For more information, visit the Ohio Valley Indigenous Music Festival Facebook page.

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