Plain Folk Cafe announces grand opening weekend 5/4 – 5/5 with music by Rumpke Mountain Boys, Hickory Robot and more


PLEASANT PLAIN, OH, February 22, 2012 – “Good food, good coffee, good beer, and good music in a historical setting” is the promise of Plain Folk Café, a new music venue opening on the east side of Cincinnati.

Offering live, original folk, bluegrass, and acoustic music, Plain Folk Café’s grand opening is set for the weekend of May 4th. Terminal Union kicks off Friday night, followed by The Rumpke Mountain Boys, a local favorite and 2011 CEA award winner for Bluegrass. Starting at noon on Saturday May 5th, the line-up includes Ellen Mershon, Hickory Robot, Blue Caboose, The Missy Werner Band, and Vaughn & Co. Chicago Farmer is also scheduled to launch their 1st Open Mic night on Thursday, May 10th.

In addition to offering live, original music, a café-style menu, gourmet coffee, and a craft beer selection; the venue will also support local artisans and their hand-crafted work, including stained glass, jewelry, clothing, and crafts on consignment. In warmer weather, look for a grill menu and music outside in the gazebo or under the covered pavilion. The café also boasts a full jungle gym / playground for the kids.

Plain Folk Café operates out of a historic 2-room schoolhouse (circa 1913) in the small village of Pleasant Plain at the South end of Warren County in Harlan Township. Although the venue may be “out in the country,” it’s not that far of a drive. Located at 10177 State Route 132 – from the Milford area, it can be reached by taking State Route 28 through Goshen, looking for State Route 132 on the left. Travel three miles on 132; the café is the left as you enter the village of Pleasant Plain.

The venue is already completely booked with live music every weekend through November. For more information about Plain Folk Café, their Grand Opening, and other upcoming events, go to