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.
Wed
May 27, 2020
TBD
Country Megaticket (Includes Tickets To All Performances)
Cincinnati, OH
Thu
May 28, 2020
7:00 PM
Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen & Caylee Hammack
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
Jun 7, 2020
7:30 PM
Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Jun 13, 2020
7:30 PM
Rascal Flatts
Cincinnati, OH
Thu
Jun 18, 2020
TBD
Brad Paisley, Jordan Davis & Gabby Barrett
Cincinnati, OH
Wed
Jun 24, 2020
7:30 PM
Dave Matthews Band
Cincinnati, OH
Fri
Jun 26, 2020
TBD
Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen & Maddie and Tae
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Jun 27, 2020
6:30 PM
Nickelback, Stone Temple Pilots & Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
Jun 28, 2020
7:30 PM
Steely Dan & Steve Winwood
Cincinnati, OH
Mon
Jun 29, 2020
7:00 PM
Journey & The Pretenders
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
Jul 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Hall and Oates, KT Tunstall & Squeeze
Cincinnati, OH
Tue
Jul 14, 2020
8:00 PM
Jimmy Buffett
Cincinnati, OH
Mon
Jul 20, 2020
7:00 PM
Dead & Company
Cincinnati, OH
Thu
Jul 23, 2020
TBD
Tim McGraw
Cincinnati, OH
Fri
Jul 24, 2020
7:00 PM
Alanis Morissette
Cincinnati, OH
Tue
Jul 28, 2020
6:30 PM
Chicago - The Band & Rick Springfield
Cincinnati, OH
Thu
Jul 30, 2020
TBD
Sugarland & Tenille Townes
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Aug 1, 2020
7:00 PM
Foreigner, Kansas & Europe
Cincinnati, OH
Tue
Aug 4, 2020
7:00 PM
The Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Aug 8, 2020
7:00 PM
Sammy Hagar and the Circle & Whitesnake
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Aug 15, 2020
7:00 PM
Disturbed, Staind & Bad Wolves
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
Aug 16, 2020
7:00 PM
Sam Hunt, Kip Moore & Travis Denning
Cincinnati, OH
Thu
Aug 20, 2020
8:00 PM
The Black Crowes
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
Aug 23, 2020
TBD
Jason Aldean, Brett Young, Mitchell Tenpenny & Dee Jay Silver
Cincinnati, OH
Thu
Aug 27, 2020
7:30 PM
Matchbox Twenty & The Wallflowers
Cincinnati, OH
Fri
Aug 28, 2020
TBD
Brooks and Dunn
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
Aug 30, 2020
6:45 PM
Incubus, 311 & Badflower
Cincinnati, OH
Tue
Sep 1, 2020
7:00 PM
Maroon 5 & Meghan Trainor
Cincinnati, OH
Fri
Sep 4, 2020
7:30 PM
Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Sep 26, 2020
TBD
Chris Young, Scotty McCreery & Payton Smith
Cincinnati, OH
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230
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History & Traditions:
Capacity:
20,500
Past Names/Nicknames:
The Hulbert Taft Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

J. Ralph Corbett Pavilion

Date/Year Built/Opened:
1984