Queen City Blues Fest
Sat November 4, 2023 6:00 pm (Doors: 5:00 pm )
The Southgate House Revival - Sanctuary
All Ages
$20 adv/$25 dos
Three Stages!

Lounge Stage:
Jimmy D Rogers
Micah Kesserling 
Sonny Hill Trio

Revival Room:
Misterman and The Mojo Band
Prestige Grease 
Mojo Blues Cats

Shaun Booker Dammit Band
Johnny Fink & The Intrusion 
CFG & the Family 
Jimmy D Rogers
Micah Kesselring
Award winning singer/songwriter/musician from the Hocking Hills of Ohio.
Micah Kesselring, 29, hails from the Hocking Hills of Ohio. A professional musician since the age of fifteen, Micah has played over 1,000 across the USA & Internationally. In 2020, Micah was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, placing in the Top 8 out of nearly 300 acts worldwide. Micah has opened up for Robert Cray, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Corey Harris, and many others, and his music has been featured on SiriusXM Radio, in Guitar Player Magazine, on the TV show “Songs at the Center” and in the book Blues on Beale Street. In 2021, Micah released his third studio album ‘Signal Fires’, and is currently working on his fourth album.
Sonny Hill Trio
Prestige Grease
Mojo Blues Cats
Shaun Booker Dammit Band
Johnny Fink and the Intrusion

Johnny Fink and The Intrusion used to be known as the “Best Kept Secret in the Midwest Blues Scene” among local blues and classic rock enthusiasts.

That was until they won the 2015 Cincy Blues society band challenge....and the made the semi-finals in the 2016 IBC in Memphis Tn. They were also finalists in the 2015 CEA entertainment awards for "best blues band". Then Johnny himself won the 2016 Cincy Blues challenge in the "solo" category....and to top it all off, the band won the 2016 Dayton Ohio blues challenge.

The band placed in the top 8 (of the world) in the 2017IBC Finals.The secret is definitely out....

If you ever happen to ask someone who’s seen the band play, you’ll likely hear of true musicianship and one helluva good time.

The band was formed in the winter of ’92 originally going with the name “The Blue Intrusions” with real-life guitar hero Johnny Fink pulling together a powerful 4-piece lineup of talented pro players through a diverse blues spectrum. They covered a wide range of blues, tapping the soul of the music from well know legendary blues artists. Jammin’ everything from the Allman Brothers to Buddy Guy, then swinging from Albert Collins to Lonnie Mack.

After two years of the band performing and crowd pleasing at well known local establishments like; the Local 1207, Allyn’s Cafe, Mansion Hill, Lucille’s, Burbank’s, several popular Foley’s locations… Johnny took over the reins. He led the band into a new era as a tighter three-piece blues unit. 

The band sports over 35 years of overall professional musical experience, and each member shares an equal passion for old school classic rock and blues. Once you hear them simply open on a song, it becomes quite obvious that the band has talent, and true professional showmanship. Every classic rock and blues enthusiast around now knows where “the real deal” offers up a great show.

Over the years The Intrusion has evolved and changed up like any band,  which is inevitably par for the course. Fortunately and rare in the industry, the band has never experienced any dramatic road bumps or “breakups” throughout the years. No bridges were ever burned, no friends were ever lost, and they never skipped a beat. In ’05 they brought on the talented drummer Doug Moore, then in the fall of ’07 long time friend and too-cool bass guitarist Matt Newman joined. They are always around somewhere, rockin’ the scene at blues festivals, events/venues, and popular establishments throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.

Their original music contains true conviction and passion often missing from others in the genre. And don’t be shy about walking up too request your favorite classic rock song, or memorable blues tune – they know them all..

Check out their upcoming gigs, then drop on by sometime too see for yourself why they are no longer called the best kept secret but rather "one of the best" in todays contemporary blues scene.

CFG & the Family
Souls, funk, rock, and blues from Ohio with love.
Misterman And The Mojo Band
Misterman and the Mojo Band are a group that plays the blues the way it used to be, with heart and soul and groove and feelings. Guitarist Bob Herrmann leads the band through classic and contemporary blues songs, from blues centers like Chicago, Memphis, Texas, and Cincinnati. Bob is a veteran of many Cincinnati blues bands that have won local blues challenges in Cincinnati and Dayton, and has played in the semifinal round of the International Blues Challenge 3 times.
The Mojo Band includes Greg (keys and vocals) and Nancy Hudson (vocals),  Tony Guethlein (bass and vocals), Chris Glen on drums and Jimmy Bays on Sax.
They will entertain you blues songs from the masters, and some of them with a totally new twist. They honor their blues forefathers and still put their own spin on it.