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Riverbend Concerts - Riverbend Music Center

A popular summer music venue located along the banks of the Ohio River, Riverbend Music Center was originally built for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1984. Taft Broadcasting donated about 11 acres of land, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Ralph Corbett contributed $2 million for the construction. It took a year for the amphitheater to be built, and in 1984, Riverbend Music Center was officially opened. In 2008, the Riverbend Music Center's expansion project led to the construction of the more intimate PNC Pavilion venue right next door.

Designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, this 20,500-capacity open-air music venue is located along the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its tent-like pavilion features statues that represent musical muses. At the outer border of the lawn, there is an arcing pergola with a variety of facilities and concessions. Riverbend hosts live concerts, festivals, theatrical acts, and symphony productions. Its stage has been graced by musicians such as John Denver, Ed Sheeran, and Gwen Stefani.

The venue is accessible by public bus, hotel shuttle, or cab. For those who drive, the parking fee is typically included in the ticket price. Tailgate parties are prohibited to ensure a safe environment for all patrons.

All events go on rain or shine, and umbrellas are permitted in case of inclement weather. Guests may also bring in lawn chairs with a seat no higher than 9 inches off the ground, seat cushions, small soft-side coolers, small cameras, and binoculars. Backpacks and audio or video recording devices are not permitted inside the venue.

Due to local noise ordinance, the venue has an 11 p.m. curfew. For those who want to party after the concert, Cincinnati boasts a number of nightlife options including breweries, taverns, and dance clubs. The venue is also near Belterra Park, which features a casino and a racetrack. Upcoming concerts by famous music artists are scheduled this year, and Event Tickets Center offers a wide selection of Riverbend concerts to choose from.

Who is playing at Riverbend Music Center this weekend?

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What time do gates open at Riverbend Music Center?

Gates typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at Riverbend Music Center. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.

What time do concerts end at Riverbend Music Center?

Every concert and event at Riverbend Music Center will typically end at a different time. Set times and ending times for Riverbend Music Center are usually not established.

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Riverbend Music Center Concert Ticket and Venue Information:

What is the capacity of Riverbend Music Center?
20,500
What was Riverbend Music Center named before?
The Hulbert Taft Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

J. Ralph Corbett Pavilion

When did Riverbend Music Center open?
1984
Thu
Jun 10, 2021
7:00 PM
Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen & Caylee Hammack
Cincinnati, OH
Wed
Jun 16, 2021
7:30 PM
Dave Matthews Band
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Jun 19, 2021
7:30 PM
Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell
Cincinnati, OH
Wed
Jun 23, 2021
7:30 PM
Steely Dan & Steve Winwood
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Jul 10, 2021
7:00 PM
Santana & Earth, Wind and Fire
Cincinnati, OH
Mon
Jul 12, 2021
7:00 PM
Disturbed, Staind & Bad Wolves
Cincinnati, OH
Tue
Jul 13, 2021
8:00 PM
Jimmy Buffett
Cincinnati, OH
Thu
Jul 15, 2021
7:30 PM
Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
Aug 1, 2021
6:30 PM
Chicago - The Band
Cincinnati, OH
Tue
Aug 3, 2021
8:00 PM
The Black Crowes
Cincinnati, OH
Mon
Aug 23, 2021
7:00 PM
Hall and Oates, KT Tunstall & Squeeze
Cincinnati, OH
Tue
Aug 24, 2021
7:30 PM
Matchbox Twenty & The Wallflowers
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Aug 28, 2021
7:00 PM
Maroon 5
Cincinnati, OH
Wed
Sep 8, 2021
7:00 PM
The Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald
Cincinnati, OH
Wed
Sep 15, 2021
7:00 PM
Alanis Morissette, Garbage & Liz Phair
Cincinnati, OH
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