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Music Venue at the Banks

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Cincinnati, Ohio | 4,500 Indoor & 6,000 Outdoor Seating

You never forget a great show…or where you saw it.
The new music venue will be situated on the banks of the Ohio River, in Cincinnati’s beautiful Smale Park.

Designed to connect audiences to the exhilaration of live music, Cincinnati’s new Music Venue will reshape the pulse of public space at Cincinnati’s riverfront. In a city known for cultural spaces that span generations —Music Hall, the Aronoff Center for the Arts, and Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Otto M. Budig Theater—the impact of the new Music Venue will reverberate beyond the building itself, re-shaping how people throughout the region engage with public space along the banks of the Ohio River.

Park and venue are connected with views inside and out
Blurring the lines between interior and exterior

...the impact of the new Music Venue will reverberate beyond the building itself, reshaping how people throughout the region engage with public space along the banks of the Ohio River.

Seating 4,500 people on three levels captures the thrill of the crowd while also fostering the feeling of an intensely personal experience—for both patron and performer. Moving along its grand staircase for a sold-out performance; seeing a band play on the seasonal stage from the outdoor lawn; enjoying a drink (and a view of the historic Roebling Bridge) on the balcony on a cool spring night—the musical experience extends beyond the show itself.

Set amongst the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Carol Anne’s Carousel and Event Center, this new Music Venue will extend the cultural corridor at Cincinnati’s southern edge and help anchor signature events like Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day.

The outdoor stage will have a capacity of 6,000-8,000 people

It is anticipated that the venue will host 140-160 (indoor and outdoor) concert events a year, but it’s more than just a great place for music; the building is designed to fit in with the landscape of life in Cincinnati, whether or not an event is programmed. Running by it on a brisk autumn morning; approaching it for an outdoor concert or relaxed tailgate picnic; playing one last game of tag on the lawn with the kids as its lights come on— this new Music Venue will be a constant companion for so much of what makes life in this river town rich and inviting

Walking up or dropping off, the entrance orients patrons toward views of the river
Three interior levels create unique experiences in all parts of the venue.

Live performance—and the space that houses it–brings people together like few things can; it has the power to lift community spirit in a way that echoes beyond the stage and amplifies an entire region.

You never forget a great show... or where you saw it.
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