Here are 10 things to do in the Greater Cincinnati region this week:
Bunbury Music Festival
The big names for this annual summer music festival are Fall Out Boy, Greta Van Fleet, Machine Gun Kelly, Awolnation, Stone Temple Pilots, Blue October, and many more. See it at Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, on May 31-June 2. Tickets are $79-$1299. For more information, visit www.bunburyfestival.com.
Olde Main Street Antique Show
This annual antiques and vintage items market will include not only the impressive array of dealers on Waynesville’s main drag, but some of the finest collectors in the Midwest. Check it out along Waynesville’s main street on May 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 513-897-7437 or visit www.waynesvilleshops.com.
Memorial Day Parades
Butler County communities will pay homage to fallen veterans past and present with Memorial Day ceremonies and parades. In Fairfield, the parade forms at 10 a.m. at Express Shifts, 4865 Winton Road, and ends at Veterans Memorial Park, 701 Wessel Drive. In West Chester, the parades forms on Cincinnati-Dayton Road and concludes at West Chester Cemetery, 6425 West Chester Road. In Hamilton, the parade forms on Monument Avenue and ends at Greenwood Cemetery, 1602 Greenwood Ave. In Middletown, the parade leaves Smith Park and ends at Woodside Cemetery, 1401 Woodside Ave. These Memorial Day events take place on March 27, are free, and start at 10 a.m. They will usually include patriotic music, speeches, 21-gun salutes, and kids’ activities.
This multiple Grammy-nominated country singer/songwriter released his ninth album, “The Mountain,” nearly one year ago. He will be joined by Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and Hot Country Knights. See them at the Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on May 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $34.50-$104.25. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
The Linda Ronstadt Songbook
Ann Hampton Callaway, an acclaimed jazz singer/songwriter (she wrote the theme song for “The Nanny”) will celebrate the legendary Linda Ronstadt with an evening of song and storytelling, from Ronstadt’s Stoney Poney days to “You’re No Good.” See Callaway at the Sorg Opera House, 57 S. Main St., Middletown, on May 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit www.sorgoperahouse.org.
This annual visual arts festival features over 300 local and national artists and craftspeople exhibiting in over 10 artistic categories, including photography, painting, drawing/printmaking, wood, metal, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fibers, leather, jewelry and 2D/3D mixed media. As usual, there will be live music, gourmet food, and a youth arts area for kids. Check it out at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., on May 31-June 2. Hours are 2-8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $10-$15. Children 12 and younger get in free. For more information, visit www.summerfair.org.
Oxford Wine and Craft Beer Festival
This annual festival is aimed at those who appreciate the finer things. Sample international and domestic wines and craft beers, listen to diverse live music, and browse the booths of local artisans and merchants. Check it out at Uptown Parks, 14 West Park Place., Oxford, on June 1 from 3-10 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.oxfordwinefestival.com.
Butler County Motorcycle Ride
Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to join the Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club for this 80-mile group ride for charity throughout Butler County. Food will be available at the first stop and there’ll be an after-party at Rick’s Tavern, 5955 Boymel Drive in Fairfield, featuring split the pot, raffles, and live entertainment. Registration begins on June 1 at 10 a.m. at Cycle Specialties, 7220 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Cost is $20 per motorcycle. For more information, visit www.fireandiron.com.
Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends Live!
Rob Lowe, 1980s Brat Packer and prominent co-star on “The West Wing,” has embarked on a national live tour based on his two best-selling memoirs. He will tell stories about fame and how it affects fatherhood and marriage. See him at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on June 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$250. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
The Grand Funkmeister, poised to receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award this year, is coming to perform with his Parliament collective in your backyard. See him at Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40-$100. For more information, call 513-321-2572 or visit www.riverfrontlivecincy.com
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