Best of January Events

We have compiled a list of the top venues playing in Cincinnati during the month of January. So get out and heat up the day with some of our best shows this month.

Come back to Discover Cincinnati each month to see our areas best local events.

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Event: Southern Accents
Dates: January 4th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 7PM (Doors), 8PM (Show)
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

This is an all ages show - everyone is welcome.

 

Scheduled to appear:

Southern Accents
*Flying Buffaloes
*Seth Canan & The Carriers

*All schedules and support bands are subject to change without notice or refund

 

Box Office: Bogart's Box Office is open Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm & 2 hours prior to door time for weekend shows.

 

Premium Seating: Don't just see a show get the ultimate concert experience! Exclusive Premium Seating packages available. For more information contact Mindy Goff at 502-883-5804 or email bogartspremiumseating@livenation.com

 

Admission Type: All ages are welcome General Admission standing room only PSS Seating available

 

Accessible Seating: Limited ADA Seating is available and is first-come first-serve Ask a staff member to escort you when you arrive.

 

Parking: For more details on parking please check out the FAQ section.

 

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Event: Wendy's Bridal Show
Dates: January 4th, 2020 (Sat) & January 5th, 2020 (Sun)
Time: Sat 10AM - 5PM, Sun 11AM -5PM
Location: Duke Energy Convention Center
Address: 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Tickets available at the door (cash or check only) or purchased online.

 

At Wendy's Bridal Show you'll find aisle after aisle of displays by more than 150 of Cincinnati's finest wedding professionals. You can talk with the experts, see the latest trends, get new ideas and find money-saving show specials. Find everything you need to make your special day a dream come true!

 

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Event: Disney's The Lion King
Dates: January 4th, 2020 (Sat) - February 2nd, 2020 (Sat). Showings almost every night.
Time: Multiple Times
Location: Aronoff Center
Address: 616 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.

 

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Event: Alan Jackson Concert
Dates: January 10th, 2020 (Fri).
Time: 7PM
Location: Heritage Bank Center
Address: 100 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45203

 

More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.

 

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Event: Orleans Concert
Dates: January 10th, 2020 (Fri)
Time: 8:30PM
Location: The Ludlow Garage
Address: 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

Orleans – 70s Pop/Rock icons “still havin’ fun” 46+ years later!


Orleans is best known as the Pop/Rock band that brought you the classic 70s hits “Still The One,” “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time.” Now in its 46th year, Orleans has produced a body of work spanning 16+ albums and 4 DVDs. The band continues to be in great demand for live performances, as they have been for over 4 decades. Co-founders Lance Hoppen and John Hall, along with long-standing members Lane Hoppen, Fly Amero and Charlie Morgan deliver Orleans’ music with power, class and integrity to appreciative audiences everywhere.

 

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Event: Renée Fleming and Rachmaninoff
Dates: January 10th, 2020 (Fri) & January 11th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 8PM Friday, 7PM Saturday
Location: Music Hall
Address: 1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

 

The most beloved soprano of our time, Renée Fleming, brings her incredible artistry to the CSO with two different programs across two evenings.

 

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Event: Cavalcade of Customs
Dates: January 10th, 2020 (Fri) - January 12th, 2020 (Sun)
Time: Fri: 3PM - 10PM, Sat: 10AM - 10PM, Sun: 10AM - 6PM
Location: Duke Energy Center
Address: 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

The annual KOI Cavalcade of Customs Car Show brings hundreds of the coolest custom cars, hotrods, motorcycles, trucks, and more to the floors of the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, OH. The show also features special guest celebrity appearances, special events, activities, contests, great KOI deals, good food, and tons of fun.

 

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Event: Najee
Dates: January 11th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: The Ludlow Garage
Address: 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

Five #1 Albums &
Four #1 singles on Billboard Charts

 

With two platinum and four gold albums, Najee is one of the pioneers of what is commonly known as Contemporary Jazz. A combination of jazz improvisation and R&B, this genre forms a bridge from the Jazz music of the late 80s to the jazz pop of the mid 90s.

 

As a native New Yorker Najee began his career playing clarinet and later saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school Najee began studying under the direction of Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, and Billy Taylor at Jazzmobile in Harlem. Najee also studied flute with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music.

 

Najee along with his brother Fareed attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with a concentrated study in performance and composition. Najee and Fareed moved back to New York where they were asked to tour with the R&B songstress Chaka Khan. Through his association with Melisa Morgan who was a background vocalist for Chaka Khan

 

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Event: Thunderstruck
Dates: January 11th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 8:45 PM
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

America’s AC/DC

 

Thunderstruck is AC/DC the way you remember it. Recreating the "Thunder From Down Under" throughout the Southwest, Midwest, Southern and Northeastern United States ...Thunderstruck is constantly adding new cities and aims to please every crowd, playing the songs you know and love from all eras of AC/DC.

 

Dave Moody screeches out the ball breaking vocals of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson, covering all the hits and deep cuts from 1975's "High Voltage," to 2014's "Rock or Bust."

 

Corey Baetz brings the sound and image of Angus Young to the stage, complete with a school boy uniform and Gibson SG.

 

The rhythm section of the band is comprised of drummer Jerry Lawson, bassist Chris Jones, and rhythm guitarist Kevin Feller, who keeps the music rocking and solid with smooth precision.

 

Striving to stay true to the AC/DC way, Thunderstruck obsesses over the tones and structures of each song's studio and live versions, also using all the gear necessary to bring the power and entertainment of a genuine AC/DC show. Thunderstruck can bring the High Voltage Rock n' Roll to any theater, ballroom, festival or special event.

 

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Event: The Dead South
Dates: January 14th, 2020 (Tue)
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

A rock band without a drummer, a bluegrass band without a fiddler. To the gentlemen of The Dead South, a self-styled 4-piece string band from Regina, Saskatchewan, it’s about how, not what, you play. The Dead South’s combination of cello, mandolin, guitar and banjo has all the hallmarks of a group tuned to bygone times, but The Dead South find distinctly modern bathos in this old time rigging.

 

On their third album, Sugar & Joy, The Dead South tell stories of desperation and bad decisions in fast-paced, brightly-laced bursts. The title, Sugar & Joy, was selected in the band’s style of pulling a lyric from their self-identified “weirdest song on the record” (in this case, the Gashlycrumb goth of “Fat Little Killer Boy”).

 

Sugar & Joy is the band’s first album written and recorded outside Regina. Produced by FAME Studio-trained Jimmy Nutt, a longtime member of the Muscle Shoals music scene whose recent credits include a Grammy for his work on The Steeldrivers, Sugar & Joy is The Dead South’s tightest, weirdest and most exciting studio work yet.

 

The Dead South’s original and current lineup includes the gnarled baritone of Nate Hilts, Scott Pringle on mandolin, whistling cellist Danny Kenyon and virtuosic banjo player Colton Crawford. The four-piece, string-driven approach puts the interplay of unique and versatile voices front and centre, with Hilts, Pringle and Kenyon all sharing lead vocal duties.

 

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Event: Fuel
Dates: January 16th, 2020 (Thu)
Time: 8:30 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: The Ludlow Garage
Address: 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

Fuel formed in 1993 while playing the club circuit in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The band signed to Sony and in 1998, released their well-received debut album Sunburn and massive single “Shimmer”. Their second album Something Like Human hit multi-platinum status with the singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”, followed by 2003’s Natural Selection(“Falls on Me”). The band has been selling out dates since 2010 with the current lineup and return of Scallions.

 

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Event: Led Zeppelin 2
Dates: January 16th, 2020 (Thurs)
Time: 8PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

LED ZEPPELIN 2 - THE LIVE EXPERIENCE brings you the excitement of Led Zeppelin "In Concert" by re-enacting the live improvisation & onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status for performing. Rather than a "greatest hits" show, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played in front of an audience.

 

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Event: Aretha: The Queen of Soul
Dates: January 17th, 2020 (Fri)
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Aronoff Center
Address: 616 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Aretha Franklin’s iconic career spanned six decades, inspiring and influencing generations of aspiring musicians and vocalists. In her life, she recorded countless classics, garnered 18 Grammy Awards, The Presidential Medal of Freedom (the USA’s highest civilian honor), and earned the #1 spot as Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The Greatest Singers of All Time. This new production stars the immensely talented Charity Lockhart, accompanied by spectacular vocalists and musicians as they celebrate the legendary life & music of ARETHA FRANKLIN!

 

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Event: One Direction Vs. Jonas Brothers Tribute Night
Dates: January 17th, 2020 (Fri)
Time: 7PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

This is a tribute night with multiple DJs preforming. This is an all ages show - everyone is welcome.

 

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Event: Marvel Weekend: Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Fort Wayne Komets
Dates: January 17th, 2020 (Fri)
Time: 7:30PM (Doors Open 6:30PM)
Location: Heritage Bank Center
Address: 100 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45203

 

Cyclones Fans Assemble for Marvel Weekend! Meet some of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes throughout the game. The Cyclones will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off. Plus enjoy $5 Craft Beers, $1 Sodas, and $3 Cheeseburgers as part of 513 Friday

 

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Event: Ford Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show
Dates: January 17th, 2020 (Fri) - January 26th, 2020 (Sun)
Time: Multiple
Location: Duke Energy Center
Address: 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

What’s the best cure for cabin fever? A show that brings you into the great outdoors. A show with fishing tackle, seminars, boats, powersports, travel destinations and so much more! This is a show you can’t afford to miss! Head down to the Ford Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show January 17-19 & 22-26, 2020!

 

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Event: Morgan Wallen / Jon Langston / Ashland Craft - Whiskey Glasses Road Show
Dates: January 18th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 8 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: Taft Theatre
Address: 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Morgan Wallen will hit the road in 2020 for his headlining Whiskey Glasses Roadshow Tour. The coast-to-coast run kicks off on Jan. 2 and ends up in Cincinnati on January 18th. Jon Langston and Ashland Craft will serve as support.

 

“This year so far, I’ve mostly played shows as the opening act. While I love that, and appreciate everyone who’s made that possible, I’m ready to get into rooms where I know the energy will all be directed towards our music and our production,” says Morgan. “It’s been a while since I’ve gotten to headline, so I can’t wait to see some of the same faces I’ve gotten to know from before and get to know a bunch of new ones. I know it’s going to be the best one yet. Jon is one of my good buddies and has his own star rising, so I’m super pumped he accepted the offer to come out. Ashland is a new talent, one that most aren’t familiar with yet, but that will change soon. So I ask y’all to show up early and show both of them love. You won’t be disappointed.”

 

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Event: The Levin Brothers Band
Dates: January 18th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 8:30 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: The Ludlow Garage
Address: 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

LEVIN BROTHERS was founded by Pete and Tony Levin in 2013, After 5 decades of glorious career playing with virtually who is who in all genres of music – jazz, fusion, rock, pop and world music, and after guesting on each other’s projects, two brothers finally decided to have their own jazz band. Levin Brothers released 2 albums: the self-titled first album in 2014, and the follow up live album ’Special Delivery’ in 2017. The band has toured all over the USA, and has performed also internationally in Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan.

 

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Event: Signs Of Life: The American Pink Floyd
Dates: January 18th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 9PM (Doors Open 8PM)
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd faithfully captures the music, emotion and excitement of a Pink Floyd concert. The group features eight incredible musicians and a top-notch production team dedicated to reproducing the vast and spacious Pink Floyd sound. Arguably one of the best tributes anywhere, Signs of Life shows feature authentic music, sound effects, lighting and video to recreate the essence of Pink Floyd. Setlists encompass hits and rarities spanning every Floyd album – played live with remarkable reverence and power. Concert-goers will never see the same show twice.

 

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Event: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: 125th Anniversary Concert
Dates: January 18th, 2020 (Sat) & January 19th, 2020 (Sun)
Time: 8PM Saturday, 2PM Sunday
Location: Music Hall
Address: 1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

 

Celebrate with us as the CSO ignites spark of creativity. George Gershwin takes the stage and Music Hall gets loud with color.

 

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Event: Yola - Walk Through Fire World Tour
Dates: January 21st, 2020 (Tue)
Time: 8 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: Taft Theatre
Address: 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Queen of Country Soul.

 

Yola is a Grammy nominated English musician, singer and songwriter from Bristol, England. She has also gone by the name Yola Carter. She became the lead singer of the band Phantom Limb, who released their first album in 2010.

 

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Event: Grace Potter
Dates: January 22nd, 2020 (Wed)
Time: 8 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: Taft Theatre
Address: 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Grace Evelyn Potter is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress who formed Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in 2002. Potter released her debut solo record Original Soul on 2004 via Grace Potter Music.

 

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Event: Cirque du Soleil Axel
Dates: January 23, 2020 (Thu) - January 26, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: Multiple Times
Location: Heritage Bank Center
Address: 100 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45203

 

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us that our dreams are within reach.

 

Discover this young artist as he falls for the fascinating Lei in a high-speed chase for love and self-realization. Sparks fly as they set out on a fast-moving quest through fun colorful fantastical worlds. Will he fulfill his destiny and find his voice?

 

Cirque du Soleil AXEL: Get ready for awesome music, astonishing projections, and stunning acrobatic skating performances.

 

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Event: Johnny Payne and The True Believers
Dates: January 24th, 2020 (Fri)
Time: 8:30 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: The Ludlow Garage
Address: 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

Reggae Music: Johnny Payne, Jason Babey, Paul Golder, Fred Byers III, and Darnel Jones came together to form the band with the aim of providing music that is positive, vibrant, and full of dynamic energy.

 

Each of the band members has worked in previous projects in a variety of genres; this mix of influences exhibits a great love for music and a greater love for people.

 

True Believers has been performing live and in the studio for over ten (10) years. The group strives to take their place in the universe, to stand their ground, and to be the most unique experience ever presented to the Music World. This is reached through working together in order to exhibit the best in reggae music, Jamaican music, and universal sounds.

 

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Event: Micro-wrestling All*stars Extreme Midget Wrestling Live
Dates: January 24th, 2020 (Fri)
Time: 8PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

The World's smallest wrestlers are competing for the title! An all-out Pro Wrestling War. Extreme Midget Wrestling will shock and delight you!

 

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Event: TRIPPIN BILLIES (The Dave Mattews Tribute Band)
Dates: January 25th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 9PM (Doors Open 8PM)
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

The nation's most renowned dave matthews tribute band touring the U.S. for close to twenty-five years.

 

"This is not just another Dave Matthews cover band. This is THE tribute band. If you enjoy Dave Matthews, this is the band for you. As close as you can get to the real thing"

 

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Event: Countess Luann and Friends
Dates: January 25th, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 8 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: Taft Theatre
Address: 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

An original cast member of one of the most successful franchises in television history, The Real Housewives of New York, Luann de Lesseps was just ranked the #1 Housewife by TV Guide, topping all 46 housewives across all franchised cities. The hit show is now entering its 11th season but Luann is just hitting her stride. The model-turned-Countess has transformed herself into an author, philanthropist, actor and bona fide cabaret star.

This past year, de Lesseps started packing venues with her show, #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS, to rave reviews from venerable publications such as Vanity Fair and The New York Times. #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS is filled with hilarious stories, one-of-a-kind anecdotes, and songs in her inimitable style.

 

Alongside Grammy nominated musical director Billy Stritch, Luann has performed on an all-star bill at New York City’s Town Hall with icons Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera, to name a few. She has also performed with the legendary Natalie Cole.

 

Her globally known dance hits “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” “Chic C'est La Vie" and "Girl Code” resulted in her own Pandora station, and her hit tracks lift audiences to their feet when she performs them live. Just ask uber fans Jennifer Lawrence and Chrissy Teigen, only two of the well-known admirers of the Countess.

 

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Event: Freddy Jones Band
Dates: January 30th, 2020 (Thurs)
Time: 8:30 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: The Ludlow Garage
Address: 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

Freddy Jones Band is one of America’s premiere roots rock bands (and no, none of the members are actually named Freddy Jones). Freddy Jones Band is fronted by founding member and sole writer/singer of the bands biggest hit to date, “ In A DayDream” Marty Lloyd, who plays alongside longtime member/bassist Rich Ross. The lineup rounds out with veteran musicians Stu Miller- guitarist, and Goose LaPoint- drummer.

 

Freddy Jones Band is best known or their number one hits including “In a Daydream” and “One World”.

 

“Never Change” is brand new music produced by a three-time Grammy winning producer Justin Niebank. Neibank says, “Never Change is the best record I’ve worked on in years!”

 

Since the release of “Never Change” Freddy Jones Band has been touring relentlessly and is coming to venue near you. Currently, the Freddy Jones Band is working on new music to be released in early 2020.

 

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Event: Jackopierce
Dates: January 31th, 2020 (Fri)
Time: 8:30 PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: The Ludlow Garage
Address: 342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, the “Jack O” and “Pierce” who make up the seminal duo Jackopierce, are celebrating 30 years of making music that has amassed a loyal following of millions of fans across the country and the world with a super high-energy live show and what the Dallas Morning News has called “spotless harmonies.”

 

Having just released their first studio project ‘Feel This Good’ in 5 years, Jackopierce is poised and ready to get back on the road full-time.

 

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Event: IRON MAIDENS
Dates: January 31st, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 8PM (Doors Open 7PM)
Location: Bogarts
Address: 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

 

The world’s only female tribute to Iron Maiden!

 

Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of southern California’s most popular tribute acts and are rapidly gaining international recognition. The band boasts beauty as well as excellent musicianship, lively stage presence, and a remarkable stage show with theatrical scenes interspersed throughout.

 

First and foremost on the agenda of The Iron Maidens is talent. These women are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The band and its members have been the recipients of many awards including best tribute band, and best in category (guitar, bass, drums, voice) at events such as The Rock City News Awards, The LA Music Awards, and The All Access Magazine Award Show to name a few. The line-up is Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg on vocals, Linda “Nikki McBURRain” McDonald on drums, Courtney “Adriana Smith” Cox and Nikki “Davina Murray” Stringfield on guitars, and Wanda “Steph Harris” Ortiz on bass.

 

The Iron Maidens cover Iron Maiden material from all eras of the band’s career, encompassing the band’s biggest hits as well as fan favorites. The stage show includes appearances by Maiden mascot Eddie, the grimreaper, the devil and more.

 

The Iron Maidens have packed houses everywhere they have played.

 

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Event: Brantley Gilbert - Fire't Up Tour
Dates: January 31st, 2020 (Sat)
Time: 7:30PM (Doors Open 6PM)
Location: BB&T Arena
Address: 209 Johns Hill Rd, Highland Heights, KY 41076

With special guests Dylan Scott and Brandon Lay

The tour takes its name from a track on Brantley’s upcoming album, Fire & Brimstone, which drops on Oct. 4.

“I truly feel like we’re at the point that we can let the music take us where it is meant to go, so with every new album we like to change up our show and make it something that plays to those stories and characters,” says Brantley. “We’ll of course still do the hits our fans love, but we are looking at this as an opportunity to turn up the heat a bit and give the songs on Fire & Brimstone a chance to really rock.”

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