Cincy Blues Fest Coming To Sawyer Point 8/11-8/12 with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ruthie Foster & Many More

Ronnie Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks

The 25th edition of the Cincy Blues Fest, produced by the Cincy Blues Society, features four stages of local, regional and national blues acts performing Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 along the Cincinnati riverfront downtown at Sawyer Point.

Admission to the Cincy Blues Fest is $25 on Friday and $25 Saturday, with two-day passes for $45 sold at the gate on Friday. Children 13-18 are $5 each day, children under 12 are free.
Tickets are now available at

VIP Seating is available this year: $75 per day or $135 for the weekend. Locate in front of the Budweiser Main Stage.  Bring you own lawn chair or use ours.  Also include with the ticket is a Cincy Blues Fest T-shirt.

Headlining the weekend Budweiser main stage is Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ruthie Foster, Albert Cummings, Davina and the Vagabonds. Kenny Blues Boss Wayne will be head lining the Arches Boogie Piano stage along with eleven other boogie piano players.

Friday is “Ticket For Vets” night. For every $20 donation, we will be donating 2 tickets for Vets.

Times and acts on the four Cincy Blues Fest stages include:

Budweiser Main Stage:
Friday, August 11

5:15 p.m. Six String for Solace/Guitars 4 Vets Cincinnati

6:00 p.m. Strum n’ Honey

7:15 p.m. Dixie Peach Band

8:30 p.m. Davina and the Vagabonds

10:15 p.m. Albert Cummings

Saturday, August 12
4:50 p.m. Blues in the School Band

6:00 p.m. Stacy Mitchhart

7:20 p.m. Ruthie Foster

9:10 p.m. Ronnie Baker Brooks

11:00 p.m. Doug Hart Band

Arches Boogie Piano Stage:
Saturday, August 11

4:45 p.m. Jimmy D Rogers

5:20 p.m. Craig Brenner

5:55 p.m. Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues

6:30 p.m. Ricky Nye

7:05 p.m. Josh Paxon

7:40 p.m. Bob Malone

8:15 p.m. Rob Rio

8:50 p.m. Cynthia Critley

9:25 p.m. Mitch Wood

10:00 p.m. Katharina Alber

10:35 p.m. Bob Seeley

11:10 p.m. Kenny Blues Boss Wayne

Youth Showcase Stage:
Friday, August 11

5:30 p.m. Kellen Williams Trio

6:35 p.m. Jake Kulak and the Lowdown

7:40 p.m. The Aaron Carney Band

8:45 p.m. The Joe Tellmann Band

9:50 p.m. The Blues In The Schools Band

11:05 p.m. Jam

Backline Super Starts / C&D Audio Local Stage:
Friday, August 11

5:45 p.m. Rhythm Jones

7:00 p.m. Tempted Souls Band

8:15 p.m. The Beaumonts

9:30 p.m. Johnny Fink and the Instrusion

11:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 12
4:45 p.m. Dick & the Roadmasters

6:00 p.m. Leroy Ellington Blues Band

7:15 p.m. Jay Jesse Johnson Band

8:30 p.m. The SoulFixers

9:45 p.m. Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project

11:00 p.m. Brownstreet Breakdown

Cincy Blues Society is a member-supported, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and advance the culture and tradition of Blues music as an original American art form. Cincy Blues Society has been in existence since 1990, and strives to fulfill its mission by encouraging and facilitating both performance and educational events and projects.