2:15 - Watchfrogs
3:00 - Matt Waters
4:00 - The Last Troubadour
5:00 - Junior Citizens
6:00 - Queen City Silver Stars
7:00 - Jim Trace and The Makers
8:00 - Noah and the Rescue Radio
9:00 - The Grove
1:30 - Rocket Allstars
2:30 - Intro Signal
3:30 - Michael Moeller Band
4:30 - Sungaze
5:30 - Steve Covington & Humble Strays
6:30 - Sun Dyle
7:30 - Freak Mythology
8:30 - The Peaks
9:30 - Motel Faces
10:30 - Dead Centric
11:30 - Dead Frets Society
2:00 - Matt Rouch (30 Min Solo)
2:30 - Charlie John (30 Min Solo)
3:00 - Carriers (30 Min Solo)
3:45 - The Traveling Jam
4:45 - Matt St George
5:45 - 90 Proof Twang
6:45 - Jimmy Clepper
7:45 - Ryan Malott
8:45 - Evening Redness
9:45 - Elementree Dave
10:45 - Kyle Hackett
The Grove is a Cincinnati based rock band that draws from an impressive range of influences to forge their hard-hitting, yet emotive, signature sound.
Built around the songs of lead vocalist/guitarist Adam Forsthoefel, the band has been described as, "The Black Crowes meets The Red Hot Chili Peppers"; careful listeners will also hear shades of everything from Stevie Ray Vaughan to the Killers.
The Grove’s origins were in the band SomeDaze, started by Forsthoefel and drummer Jeff Voegele, who attended high school together in Anderson, Ohio. SomeDaze quickly became one of the hot upcoming bands in Cincinnati, with performances at local clubs and festivals as well as several appearances on Cincinnati’s local news channel Fox 19. While the band’s reputation grew, Forsthoefel became known in his own rite as a local guitar phenomenon. He was regularly invited to open Cincinnati Reds games at the Great American Ball Park with his rendition of the national anthem, and made the rounds doing interviews for local radio stations and NPR.
After High School, Forsthoefel and Voegele moved to Athens, OH to attend Ohio University, where they started playing with local Athens players at venues such as Jackie O’s and The Union. Eventually they joined with members of the band Standing on Friday, and rehearsals began at their house on Grosvenor Street. These rehearsals at “The Grove” started becoming informal shows; it wasn’t long before the band that was born there became a mainstay of the Athens music scene, releasing their debut CD “Procuriosity” in December of 2012. In addition to playing in Athens, The Grove made frequent trips back to Cincinnati, playing local music festivals and at the famed Fountain Square.
When Forsthoefel and Voegele returned to Cincinnati after graduation, they decided to keep The Grove alive and added new members to replace those it had left in Athens-Adam’s brother Matthew Forsthoefel on keyboards, and bassist Matt Holt (Bolt) holding down the low end. They then quickly got to work re-introducing themselves to the Cincinnati scene, playing local buzz rooms like The Northside Tavern, Bogarts, Madison Theater, Stanley's Pub, and The Backstage Café. The band continues to write and record new music while winning new fans with their energetic live show and solid musicianship.
Matt Waters is the rock and blues, bringing a sound and a show to crowds all over the country. Starting as a soulful singer-songwriter, Waters has grown into strong frontman who owns the stage and audience with the help of his bandmates. The show is nothing short of a groove that renders chairs useless when venues turn into an all-out dance floor. This is an up and comer to keep your eyes on as the time goes on with the release of his new single “Wild” there is nothing but high expectations for the trajectory of his career.
Freak Mythology was formed in 2012 as a psychedelic and funk rock experiment in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Their debut self-titled album was released in April of 2017, landing them spots at music festivals (Hippie Fest in Athens, Ohio), song placement of their single “Headed Out” in a French short film, an Album of the Year Award 2017 by UK Rock blog “Pete’s Rock News and Views”, features in The Jamwich Magazine, and numerous large local shows in Cincinnati. Their singles from the first album 'Wake Up', 'Haunting Me’, and ‘House Arrest’ have made it onto numerous college radio stations across the U.S. as well as local stations in Cincinnati.
In August of 2017, Freak Mythology placed 1st in the Cincinnati’s Next Big Band Competition, winning a cash prize as well as studio time in one of Cincinnati’s top studios, where they are currently in the process of recording their 2nd album. During this same period, they played heavily in the Cincinnati music scene, opening up for some of the top local acts and making a name for themselves with their tight knit and loyal fanbase.
Press and Reviews of Freak Mythology:
"Discovering Freak Mythology, a four piece from Cincinnati, is a refreshing breath of Americana-embedded alternative rock and roll."
— Charles Frank - The Jamwich Magazine
"That’s the great thing about what I do, every once in a while you get to hear that band that just ‘clicks’. Freak Mythology clicks."
— Pete Divine - Pete's Rock News and Views
“Truly stunning varied selection - current and original yet so evocative of years gone by - a true pleasure to have heard it” - Donald Strachen
The Queen City Silver Stars are united with the hopes of bringing the uplifting sounds of the Caribbean to the Cincinnati area. With members experience including the acclaimed Miami University Steel Drum Band, The Silver Stars (located in St. Kitts) and Mas N' Steel (Tallahassee, FL), the group brings a professional and energetic vibe to their repertoire. QCSS specializes in combining Soca, Calypso, Reggae and other world styles into their own original songwriting ending with a sound all their own! Come lime with us!
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Country Music Singer/Songwriter Michael Moeller,writes the songs that live inside of him.With a guitar and a voice,he tells a story of love, loss and life.
As a concept band, their music follows a story written by lead singer Frankie Hill which speaks of love, retribution, betrayal and deception. The group originally broke onto the Cincinnati music scene in 2010 with their debut album “Act 1: Stereo Ground”. The Last Troubadour quickly gained notoriety by combining the silky sounds of the saxophone with the raw energy of a rock band. Continuing into “Act 2: A Thousand Wars” their songs are composed of clever lyrics and catchy hooks that keeps the audience immersed and eager for the release of “Act 3”.
Brent Billock - Vox & Bass
Brian Rappach - Drums
John White - Guitar
Born into a family of musicians, singers and songwriters, Charlie's unquenchable passion for great music and melodies seemed only natural. He grew up listening to Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, and The Doobie Brothers among others, so it’s no surprise that by the age of 6 he was singing and performing with his siblings for family and friends. It wasn't until high school though that he really got the bug, and flourished. At 18 he picked up the guitar and hasn't looked back, playing solo gigs while working and attending school.
Recent artist influences such as Gavin DeGraw, Ed Sheeran, Andy Grammar and Eminem inspired Charlie to concentrate on songwriting, and ultimately his first EP. His father, Bill, a producer, writer and musician who reached the billboard charts in the 80’s, produced Charlie’s 4 song self-titled debut. The sounds of the EP are a punchy combination of 2016 Pop and Soul, Hip Hop, Gospel, EDM, and Classic Singer/Songwriter.
In 2013, 2014 and 2016 Charlie was contacted by the producers of the TV show “The Voice” and invited to audition in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville. He also recently won “Best Original Pop Song” and “Best Original Singer/Songwriter Song” in the 2016 Ohio Music Awards AND the overall Grand Prize in the Songdoor 2016 International Songwriting Competition with his original song “Change Me”.
Charlie continues to grow as a performer, and now incorporates “looping” into his live shows. By looping he can accompany himself not only with acoustic guitar, he can also create a drum track, bass and other instruments, giving him a full band sound.
Spacey Americana Heartland Rock from Cincinnati, Ohio.