Bunbury and Buckle Up Partner with Cincinnati Music Heritage Foundation


(Cincinnati, OH)  The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation (CUMHF) is humbled to be asked and accept the distinction as non-profit beneficiary of Bunbury and Buckle Up Music Festivals.  These festivals make Cincinnati a top place for fresh alternative and americana music, mixing global stars with local legends.

CUMHF exists to celebrate and preserve our region’s diverse and rich history by mixing generations and genres in contemporary installations.  Through Bunbury and Buckle Up, CUMHF will serve as ambassadors to touring artists to our historic and contemporary music heritage, by offering private opportunities to visit Historic Herzog (CUMHFs HQs), see the marker at King Records/1540 Brewster and more.

Real dollar proceeds through Bunbury & Buckle Up will assist CUMHF to continue the legacy at Historic Herzog Studios and supporting efforts like saving King Records at 1540 Brewster Ave and a Riverfront Coliseum victims/ Who concert historic marker.  

“These festivals offer a new landmark for our region’s music heritage,” said CUMHF President Marvin Hawkins.  “Buy your tickets now and help make new history by respecting our rich and diverse festival traditions.”

“It’s the support of a partner like the Cincinnati Music Heritage Foundation that enhances the quality of the entertainment experience we bring to the community and the overall impact we’re able to make each year,” says Bunbury and Buckle Up Festivals Director, Bill Donabedian. “Our alignment is a natural fit and we look forward to continuing that down the road.”

CUMHF has worked with several festival local bands including Straw Boss (Ed Vardiman is CUMHF Trustee), Kelly Thomas (CUMHF Director), Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle, Arlo McKinley and The Lonesome Sound and The Kentucky Struts.  CUMHF  is also excited to continue partnering with Neltner Small Batch, a Kentucky based branding shop with a long, impressive history working with brands and musicians. Neltner was a key contributor in telling the Herzog/Hank Williams story. Enlisting NSB to revitalize the CUMHF brand to awaken the relevance and appeal to a younger generation. Expect the Foundation to share exciting news at Bunbury and Buckle Up.

Individual memberships to CUMHF available for $40.

A Few CUMHF Accomplishments
– Organized the collaborative efforts to erect Rock Hall/City –  King Records historic marker 
– Historic Herzog Studios and Han Williams marker at 811 Race St (CityBeat Building).
– Provided Herzog for Patti Smith to rehearse for CAC Memorial Hall Coral Sea performance.
– Co-organized tribute to James Brown on the 1st anniversary of his passing.
– Working with Who Concert Victims Committee on permanent remembrance.

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