Second Sunday on Main starts this Sunday, June 10

Year seven of Second Sunday on Main is here! The first Second Sunday on Main of 2012 is June 10th and promises to kick off the Summer with an exciting afternoon. Second Sunday on Main is an eclectic neighborhood street festival of historic Over-the-Rhine. Main Street, between 13th and Liberty, is closed each second Sunday from June through October from Noon – 5 pm to showcase the event.

2:00 pm Culture Queer –
“Culture Queer has taken the elements of traditional Pop (sprightly melodies, unquenchable effervescence) and injected the proceedings with a quirky liquidity
(Electronic experimentalism, Eno-like lyrical conundrums, New Wave energy, a wonderfully disguised darkness), resulting in a fascinating mash-up of style and substance.”

3:30 pm Hospitality (Brooklyn, NY) –
A Brooklyn based band with a new release on Merge Records bearing the band’s name. Fronted by singer Amber Papini’s, they create “quietly groovy drumbeats turn fully danceable in the flick of an instant, shimmering Afropoppy guitar rains down like confetti, whole brass sections seem to barge in and sneak away and climb back in through some window.” – via Pitchfork’s review of Hospitality’s self-titled EP (Merge Records)

Drag Races – The Cincinnati Drag Races have been the traditional “kickoff” of the Pride Celebrations here in the Greater Cincinnati Area for over 20 years. This year’s activities include “Drag Your Dog OUT”, the Pooch Parade, Dykes on Trykes, “Miss Pit Stop 2012” and of course, the infamous Drag Races. All proceeds benefit Cincinnati Pride 2012. Races begin at 1:30 pm.

Dr. Bongonatti’s Art Parade – The Art Parade is an opportunity for Second Sunday visitors to let go of all the imagination and creativity stored inside of them and is their chance to express their creativity to the world. Dr. Bongonatti is a mythical made-up figure with the story that his potions transferred people into their dreams. The Art Parade was created in his honor.
The parade will assemble at 1:00 pm at Main and Liberty. It begins at 1:30 pm
Free for all who participate

The Crafty Mini Market – Hosted by the Crafty Supermarket, an indie craft event, began in 2009, to showcase local artisans. The Mini Market will highlight a selection of Crafty Supermarket’s vendors.

Executive Chef Jose Salazar & Pastry Chef Russ Wheeler – The Palace
Chef demo starts at 2:00 pm
Doors open at 1:30 pm
No reservation required; seating is first-come, first-seated.

BEER AMBASSADORS – 85 Broads Cincinnati, the local affiliate of the global women’s network.

The 2012 Second Sunday on Main is presented by Christian Moerlein.

Our sponsors include:
Christian Moerlein MOTR Pub
Merchants of Main Street Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce
3CDC Urban Sites Property Management
Stough Development Corporation Artswave
Below Zero Lounge Original Makers Club
Yelp Green Recycling Works
Lightborne City Cellars
Bombshells of Cincinnati Pones Inc

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