News from Downtown - 05.20.21
We know that we have the best local food scene around, but it’s great to see our business owners recognized on national television! Congratulations to Matt Cuff and Just Q’in on being featured an upcoming episode of Food Network’s “Food Paradise.” The show highlights popular eateries around the United States, showcasing restaurants offering a one-of-a-kind dining experience. If you haven’t tried Just Q’in, make sure you stop in at the Walnut Hills location for some delicious barbeque items including brisket, ribs, wings, as well as tasty side dishes and desserts. Follow the Just Q’in Facebook page for updates on when the episode will air.
I was excited to hear about the great programming from Cincinnati Parks this spring and summer, providing a hopeful and positive outlook for the months to come. From local and regional musical acts to group exercise events, there’s a lot to see and do at the various park locations around Downtown Cincinnati. The free music series Rockin’ the Roebling has returned to the Schmidlapp Event Lawn (next to the Moerlein Lager House), happening every Thursday from 6-10 p.m. through September 2. At Sawyer Point, enjoy more musical performances at the P&G Pavilion during the Sawyer Point Summer Concert Series and the Amped Up Concert Series at the Schott Amphitheatre. If you’ve been searching for concerts to enjoy outdoors, Cincinnati Parks has you covered. Follow the Cincinnati Parks Facebook page for updates on these great events.
This weekend, the May Festival is returning for its 148th anniversary season, making it the oldest continuous choral festival in the entire western hemisphere, which definitely calls for a celebration. Attend the festival at Music Hall and enjoy a performance written by composer Julia Perry featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the May Festival Chorus. The opening weekend program also includes a performance by opera singer Elliot Madore, who has recently joined the faculty at the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). The festival continues next weekend, featuring two-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, as well as other solo artists and ensemble performances.