(Cincinnati, OH) The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation will open Historic Herzog to the public on Saturday, May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is proud to be a stop on a new tour from Cincinnati Heritage Program Tours from the Cincinnati Museum Center. Historic Herzog is home of the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation on the 2nd floor at 811 Race Street, Downtown. It is where E.T. Herzog Recording Company hosted recorded sessions for Hank Williams, Bullmoose Jackson, Patti Page, and early King Records. Currently, a photo exhibit, “Annie’s Baby Had A Baby” is on display, which was a part of FOTOFOCUS. Herzog is also used for events and live recording sessions. It features a piano once played by Hank Williams.
To join the bus tour, which will include visits to former King Records at 1540 Brewster Ave, where the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation worked with the Rock Hall, City and others to install a historic marker, The Blue Wisp and Historic Herzog. Spots are available, but you need to sign up by Tuesday, May 7. This is the 1st music history tour for Greater Cincinnati – a region just as rich with music heritage, maybe more so, then New Orleans, Memphis and more. One day, Cincinnati will awaken to the amazing history we have and will welcome the world to visit us in celebration and appreciation. The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation, a non-profit, with a mission of celebrating and preserving our area’s history is thrilled that the Cincinnati Heritage Program Tours through the Cincinnati Museum Center, has developed this tour!
Please see below for more details on the Cincinnati Heritage Program Tour:
Saturday, May 18
When the Queen City was King of Recording
NEW! Did you know that The Twist was first recorded in Cincinnati and that James Brown started his career in Cincinnati with King Records? Hear how Cincinnati, in the 1940s and 1950s, was known for its recordings of country, bluegrass and soul music. Visit a state-of-the-art recording studio. View the site that was home to King Records and hear about the famous musicians who recorded there. At historic E.T Herzog Recording Studios on Race Street, now the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation, see the recording studio that once was filled with the music of Hank Williams, Patti Page and Rosemary Clooney. At the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, enjoy lunch with a little “jam.”
Time: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $50 Member; $60 Non-Member
Registration Deadline: May 7
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