PNC Summer Music Series Returns to Fountain Square

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The Cliftones
The Cliftones

Photos by Scott Preston

Fountain Square’s 2014 PNC Summer Music Series returns next week! See below for the full schedule of summer events. All are free unless otherwise noted. Stay tuned for further details at www.MyFountainSquare.com.

Trivia Night
Mondays, June 2 – August 25, 7pm to 9pm
Every Monday from 7pm to 9pm, grab your friends and head to the Square for fast-paced trivia and great prizes. Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to our sponsor, Last Call Productions. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for updates or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

Strauss Troy Market
Tuesdays, Tuesday June 3 – August 27, 11am to 2pm
Spend your Tuesday lunch-hour exploring one of the city’s most unique shopping experiences. From 11am to 2pm, enjoy fresh baked treats, made-to-order lunches, hand crafted goods and more. Special thanks to our sponsors, Strauss Troy and the Cincinnati Business Courier. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for a complete list of vendors or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

American Roots
Tuesdays, May 27 – August 26, 7pm to 10pm
Tuesday marks the return of American Roots to Fountain Square. Spend your evenings enjoying live performances from Jeremy Pinnell & the 55’s, the Dallas Moore Band, Bulletville, Birds of Chicago and many others. Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to our sponsor, Verizon Wireless. American Roots is part of the 2014 PNC Summer Music Series. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for the complete performance schedule or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

Reggae Wednesday
Wednesdays, May 28 – August 27, 6pm to 10pm
Put a little “weekend” in Wednesday with the help of free Reggae concerts on Fountain Square. This year, enjoy live music from fan-favorites like Super-Massive, the Jah Messengers and the Cliftones. Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to our sponsors, KMK Law and Shellback Rum. Reggae Wednesday is part of the 2014 PNC Summer Music Series. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for the complete performance schedule or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

Salsa on the Square
Thursdays, May 29 – August 28, 7pm to 10pm
Grab your dancing shoes and join us every Thursday on the Square for an evening of Salsa, featuring live music, expert instruction and, of course, plenty of dancing. The 2014 schedule includes appearances by Mambo Diablo, Tropicoso, Kandela, the Latin Beat Project and more. Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to our sponsors, P&G, UC Health, MetroPCS, Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, and Camarena Tequila. Salsa on the Square is part of the 2014 PNC Summer Music Series. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for the complete performance schedule or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

MidPoint Indie Summer
Fridays, May 30 – August 29, 7pm to 11pm
Fountain Square joins with MidPoint Music Festival to offer free previews of MPMF’s indie music showcases all summer long. Join us on the Square for live performances from the likes of WHY?, Wussy, Psychodots, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah and tons of other great bands!  Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to our sponsors CityBeat, The Project Cincinnati, and New Amsterdam Gin. MidPoint Indie Summer is part of the 2014 PNC Summer Music Series. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for the complete performance schedule or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

Diet Coke Beats by Self Diploma
Saturdays, May 31 – August 30, 7pm to 11pm
Enjoy live hip-hop/electronica music from local, regional and national acts every Saturday night on Fountain Square. This year, expect appearances from Cal Scrubby, Chingy, Mike Stud, Dizzy Wright, and Capitol Thrill. Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to our sponsors, Diet Coke, MetroPCS, Self Diploma, and New Amsterdam Vodka. Diet Coke Beats by Self Diploma is part of the 2014 PNC Summer Music Series. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for the complete performance schedule or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

Sundays in the Grove
Sundays, June 1 – August 30, 4pm to 8pm
Looking for a low-key way to spend your Sunday evenings? Join us on Fountain Square for our weekly wine tastings. Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to our sponsor, Barefoot Wines. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for the complete performance schedule or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

Camp Washington Chili Coney Eating Challenge
Friday, June 13 – Noon to 1pm
Registration for Fountain Square’s Camp Washington Chili Coney Eating Challenge is now open! Think you have what it takes to chomp your way through this speed eating competition? Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com to secure your spot. Special thanks to our sponsors, Camp Washington Chili, Fox Sports Ohio and The New 94.9. The Camp Washington Chili Coney Eating Challenge is part of the 2014 Freaky Friday Series.

World Cup Watch Parties
Monday, June 16
Sunday, June 22
Thursday, June 26
Calling all soccer fans to Fountain Square! Watch the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team on our giant LED as they take on Ghana, Portugal, and Germany for their shot at the World Cup. Enjoy live music, food, sports vendors and more. Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to sponsors Cincinnati Saints, AGAR, Hoist and Wrong Side of the Pond. World Cup Watch Parties are brought to you by AGAR. Visit www.MyFountainSquare for more information or to add this event series to your Smartphone.

Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 3 – 10pm to 10:30pm
In celebration of America’s birthday, bring your family and friends to Fountain Square for a spectacular Independence Day fireworks show from the rooftop of Macy’s downtown store. Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will light up the Cincinnati skyline at 10pm after Thursday night’s Salsa on the Square, part of the PNC Summer Music Concert Series. Full bar service and drink specials available. Special thanks to our sponsors, Belterra Casino Resort & Spa and Messer Construction. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com to add this event to your Smartphone.

Summer Indie Fashion Fling
Friday, June 20 – 7pm to 11pm
Get the scoop on all of summer’s latest fashion trends with the help of Fountain Square’s 2014 Indie Summer Fashion Fling. More details coming soon. Full bar service and drink specials available. Visit www.MyFountainSquare for updates or to add this event to your Smartphone.

UC Health Twister Mania
Friday, July 11 – Noon to 1pm
Fountain Square’s UC Health Twister Mania returns this July! Do you have what it takes to be the next 2014 Twister Champion? Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com to register today. Special thanks to our sponsors, UC Health, Fox Sports Ohio and The New 94.9. The UC Health Twister Mania is part of the 2014 Freaky Friday Series.

Cincy Apparel T-Shirt Market
Friday, July 18, 5pm – 11pm
We are now accepting vendor applications for our 2014 Cincy Apparel T-Shirt Market. Each year, the market offers dozens of T-shirts designed and made by, for, and about Cincinnati. You’ll find small, local designers and printers as well as unique shirts featuring favorite Cincinnati landmarks and locals-only inside jokes. All applications must be received by Friday, July 4 at 5pm. Special thanks to our sponsor, Cincy Apparel. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for more information or to submit an online application.

Graeter’s Ice Cream Eating Challenge
Friday, August 8 – Noon to 1pm
Fountain Square’s Freaky Friday Series returns for one last freeze-tastic event! Thirty contestants will race to see who can finish a pint of ice cream in the fastest time. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com register for the contest. Special thanks to our sponsors, Graeter’s, The Children’s Home, Fox Sports Ohio and The New 94.9. The Graeter’s Ice Cream Eating Challenge is part of the 2014 Freaky Friday Series.

Indie Craft Market
Friday, August 15 – 5pm to 11pm
We are now accepting vendor applications for our 2014 Indie Craft Market on Fountain Square. The Indie Craft Market, which features handmade, etsy-style goods and crafts, is designed to support local, independent artists and designers and the small, local businesses where their products are sold. All applications must be received by Friday, August 1 at 5pm. Visit www.MyFountainSquare.com for more information or to submit an application.