Frankly Speaking
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Frankly Speaking

Frankly Speaking is the monicker for singer, songwriter, producer, and performer Jordon Frank. At a young age, Jordon played piano and eventually joined in various choirs throughout middle and high school. While attending Rollins College in Orlando, FL, he studied music and graduated with a degree in music performance. After senior year, Jordon recorded a 3 song demo in the summer of 2006 with Producer Randall Shreve and moved to Los Angeles. While In LA, Jordon along with producer Toby Semain, recorded his debut album titled "Edit, Undo". It didn't take long to get recognized, and his single "Wasting all my time" was nominated at the LA Music Awards for best punk vocal in 2007. The song was also featured on Saturday Night Magazine's compilation "Saturday Night Loud" aside other artists such as Lifehouse, Luna Halo, Kate Nash, The Midway State, and more. In 2009, Jordon decided to move back to his hometown of Cincinati, OH. Since then, he has teamed up with Juno Award winning producer/songwriter Paul Otten, and released 4 more albums. Songs from these albums can be heard on retail radio, various film/television placements, as well as advertisements for GE, and more.

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Heavy Hinges
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Heavy Hinges

Heavy Hinges is a sublime ruckus… a beautiful collision of rock, soul, gospel, and roots music. When Heavy Hinges came about in early 2012, their earliest sessions were taken on with heavy hearts.  Three of the five members had recently suffered heartbreaking and unexpected loss of loved ones and were still very much coping.  While the music they were creating was conceived from a place of sadness, what came forth from them was rather spirited and in a way celebratory… a revival of sorts.

Initially, the group gravitated toward playing old traditional numbers, unearthed from field recordings of chain gangs, gospel groups, and fishing boat crews. They found the coarse and rustic nature of the music and the dark, yet hopeful imagery of the lyrics suited them well. While songs from the past proved inspiring and fruitful, it was never their intention to travel down a musical path quite that narrow.  So, they began writing their own story, adding more layers to their evolving style. They frequently referenced the gospel groups, chain gangs, and fishing crews from those old recordings, all the while remaining true to their existing foundation of r&b, blues, and rock & roll…

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Lauren Eylise
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Lauren Eylise

When the racially hostile culture of her university’s campus left her feeling depressed and alone, music was her refuge and her community. When her dreams were seemingly crushed once she learned of the unplanned conception of her son just months after embarking on her career in New York City, it was her first single “Petals” that healed her despair and sparked her music career.

Lauren Eylise’s genre-defying music can only be accurately categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound. On stage with just her commanding vocals and her acoustic Fender guitar, Lauren Eylise exudes indie-folk with R&B overtones that can take a turn towards Pop depending on the mood. Armed with her full band and background singers, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues. The unrepentant, autonomous sexuality of legends like Jill Scott and Janet Jackson inspires her defiant, feminine demeanor. The medley of sounds she produces is always in alliance with a vulnerability that is purely Lauren Eylise.

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Final Friday with The Hot Magnolias
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Final Friday with The Hot Magnolias

We had so much fun with the Hot Magnolias the first time they played here, we knew we had to have them back on a monthly basis, and we knew it had to be on Final Friday. Park for $5, grab some BBQ, check out the Pendleton Art Center, enjoy a beer and more art at 3 Points Brewery, and then cap the night off back at the Q with one of Cincinnati's most entertaining bands. We promise you'll go home more than satisfied with the course of your evening.

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Funky Friday with Freekbass
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Funky Friday with Freekbass

You read that right. WNKU may be gone, but Funky Friday with Freekbass lives on! The show that brought the funk to WNKU in early 2016 can now be heard on Radio Artifact every Friday night from 6-9p, and just like WNKU took the show to the street at the 21c Museum Hotel, Funky Friday is now coming live to the Q! Join Freekbass and Chris D as they spin classic and modern funk live and in person. It's gonna be...Funky. Seriously. 

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The Grove
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Grove

The band has been described as, “The Black Crowes meets The Red Hot Chili Peppers”; careful listeners will also hear shades of everything from Stevie Ray Vaughan to the Killers.

The Grove’s origins were in the band SomeDaze, started by Forsthoefel and drummer Jeff Voegele, who attended high school together in Anderson, Ohio. SomeDaze quickly became one of the hot upcoming bands in Cincinnati, with performances at local clubs and festivals as well as several appearances on Cincinnati’s local news channel Fox 19. While the band’s reputation grew, Forsthoefel became known in his own rite as a local guitar phenomenon. He was regularly invited to open Cincinnati Reds games at the Great American Ball Park with his rendition of the national anthem, and made the rounds doing interviews for local radio stations and NPR.

After High School, Forsthoefel and Voegele moved to Athens, OH to attend Ohio University, where they started playing with local Athens players at venues such as Jackie O’s and The Union. Eventually they joined with members of the band Standing on Friday, and rehearsals began at their house on Grosvenor Street. These rehearsals at “The Grove” started becoming informal shows; it wasn’t long before the band that was born there became a mainstay of the Athens music scene, releasing their debut CD “Procuriosity” in December of 2012. In addition to playing in Athens, The Grove made frequent trips back to Cincinnati, playing local music festivals and at the famed Fountain Square.

 

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Wonky Tonk
Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

Wonky Tonk

Wonky is so curly it is straight, so wrong it is right ... so bad it is good. Tonk is a twang found in voices and instruments or the sound your head makes after a bourbon filled night of tunes and hootenanny. And, Wonky Tonk is a Kentucky girl with a closet full of boots, a heart full of wander and a soul full of songs.

Often compared to Jenny Lewis, Lucinda Williams and Iris Dement, Wonky Tonk has played tunes alongside names like Jessica Lee Mayfield, Langhorne Slim, Joe Fletcher, Paleface, Guy Clark, Elizabeth Clark, Trampled By Turtles, Sunset Rubdown, Southern Culture on the Skids and the David Lee Mayfield Parade in towns all around the good ole US of A.

Front woman, Jasmine Poole, has a Hank III duality; sweetly naive folk music that periodically erupts into Cramps and Jello Biafra inspired punk notions. The Wonk covered over 280 cities in 2016, put out three singles, three music videos and a 7inch following her debut release Stuff We Leave Behind in November of 2015 and has no plans of stopping.

Do yourself a favor and, #getWonked.

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Final Friday with The Hot Magnolias
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Final Friday with The Hot Magnolias

We had so much fun with the Hot Magnolias the first time they played here, we knew we had to have them back on a monthly basis, and we knew it had to be on Final Friday. Park for $5, grab some BBQ, check out the Pendleton Art Center, enjoy a beer and more art at 3 Points Brewery, and then cap the night off back at the Q with one of Cincinnati's most entertaining bands. We promise you'll go home more than satisfied with the course of your evening.

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Final Friday with the Hot Magnolias
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Final Friday with the Hot Magnolias

We had so much fun with the Hot Magnolias the first time they played here, we knew we had to have them back on a monthly basis, and we knew it had to be on Final Friday. Park for $5, grab some BBQ, check out the Pendleton Art Center, enjoy a beer and more art at 3 Points Brewery, and then cap the night off back at the Q with one of Cincinnati's most entertaining bands. We promise you'll go home more than satisfied with the course of your evening.

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The Newbees
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Newbees

From the imagination of a husband and wife musical duo, blossomed a many-limbed, musical family tree. For over a decade, The Newbees have been producing compelling original compositions, crafted of rich harmony and improvisation, employing American songwriting traditions, vintage pop energy and rock-n-roll sensibility.

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Triiibe
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Triiibe

Dubbed "one of Cincinnati's most potent local music, art and activist groups" by Cincinnati CityBeat, Triiibe blends hip-hop beats, poetry, neo-soul grooves and genuinely good viiibes. This will be the first performance at Lucius Q by the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Award winners. The evening will begin with a DJ set by Pxvce at 9p followed by Triiibe (Siri Imani, Pxvce, and Aziza Love) backed by their live band at 10p. Come check out one of Cincinnati's hottest acts. As always, it's a free show.

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Ben Levin Duo (featuring Ricky Nye)
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Levin Duo (featuring Ricky Nye)

Ben Levin is an 18 year old blues/boogie woogie piano player and vocalist from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is one of only a handful of “fourth generation” boogie woogie musicians in the US. Ben started playing professionally at age 11 with his father’s band, the Heaters, and since then has played over 200 gigs in a variety of configurations: with The Heaters, or with his own band, The Ben Levin Trio. Recently, Ben won second place in the solo/duo category of the Cincinnati Blues Challenge with the Ben Levin Duo, and won first place at the Dayton Blues Challenge. This duo consists of Ben alongside his mentor and friend Ricky Nye, who went back to his musical roots to back up Ben on drums. They made it to the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. He has played prestigious shows/events, such as Cincinnati, OH's Cincy Blues Fest, Chicago Blues Fest, Ricky Nye’s Blues & Boogie Piano Summit, and too many clubs and restaurants to list.

2017 was a big year for Ben, as he played at the 19th annual Festival de Boogie Woogie in LaRoquebrou, France, where 5,000 blues/boogie enthusiasts from all over the world gather for three days of music and dancing. In November Ben went to Iowa City to play at Chase Garret's annual Piano Stomp at the Englert Theater, and do a mini-tour of St. Louis.

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Monk Tamony
Aug
6
9:00 PM21:00

Monk Tamony

Monk Tamony was born over drinks in a downtown Lower East Side bar. After realizing he'd been writing songs for a band that didn't exist, TJ Rosenthal (vocals, guitar) walked the new material over to long time friend Joe Zdaa (drums, vocals). Days later, rehearsals were officially underway. Their sound is an amalgamation of the band’s biggest influences from the British invasion to classic soul and punk which has fast earned them attention for their exciting live shows. The duo released their self titled debut EP in the summer of 2016. Their single "Leaders" was voted Q Magazine track of the day. In addition to live stints throughout various regions of the US in 2017, the band enjoyed festival stops in 2017 at both SXSW in Austin and the Desert Stars Festival. The first single off the duo’s upcoming EP, THE GOOD SIDE was released in late January of 2018. It quickly saw heavy rotation on college radio stations throughout the US. The EP and single were produced by Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes. 

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This Pine Box
Jul
14
to Jul 15

This Pine Box

This Pine Box was a WNKU favorite in the last couple of years the station was around, and for good reason. They blew us away at the now legendary Catfish Ball with their tribute to Jeff Buckley, and soon after, they were a WNKU Artist of the Month. They helped kick off Lucius Q's Grand Opening celebration back in April, and now they're back for another round of excellent indie rock.

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Tacos & Trivia
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tacos & Trivia

You already know that Tuesday is for tacos at Lucius Q, but now Tuesdays are for trivia, too! Hosted by future Mayor of Covington, Borden Gewin, Trivia Night at the Q will consist of 3 rounds of 10 questions. Each round will have a theme and last approximately 30 minutes.  Six-person teams will compete for Lucius Q swag, gift cards, tacos, and most importantly, bragging rights. 

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50 West Punch Out: Round Three
Jul
7
to Jul 8

50 West Punch Out: Round Three

Now, in it's 3rd year, 50 West Punch Out is a one-of-a-kind amateur boxing event featuring men and women from 16 local breweries going toe to toe in the ring. The event has gotten so popular that we've been asked to stream it live at Lucius Q on our ginormous 80" TV's. In return, 50 West is providing us with three limited-release variants of their popular Punch You in the EyePA to pour for you! Join us this Saturday for epic barbecue, beer, and boxing!

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12th Street Shuffle
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

12th Street Shuffle

Experience all the cool things to do around the 12th Street area from Pendleton to OTR! This inaugural 12th Street Shuffle is hosted by some of your favorite breweries and bars to benefit Give Back Cincinnati!

BUY TICKETS

Participating bars and restaurants along the Shuffle route will offer exclusive drink specials to participants. We will also hold a raffle drawing for a few lucky winners! 

Raffle prizes include:
- Baskets and experiences from each featured brewery
- Four FC Cincinnati tickets to the July 18th game
- A $250 gift card to Richter & Phillips Jewelers.

Participating Bars:
3 Points Urban Brewery
Nation Kitchen and Bar
Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey
Lucius Q
Rosedale OTR
rhinehaus
Taste of Belgium
Vestry at The Transept 
Queen City Radio

Click here for tickets and information. Ticket proceeds benefit Give Back Cincinnati's volunteer programs and events.

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Sweet Tea: A Day Party Series by Meraki Haus
Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

Sweet Tea: A Day Party Series by Meraki Haus

Cincinnati promoters, Meraki Haus, are bringing the party to the mezzanine at Lucius Q this Sunday with summer classic hits, top 40, house, indie, and pop by DJ HD, DJ Apollo Ihy, and DJ $avy. The kitchen will stay open late until 8 with our regular menu while we serve up new drink specials crafted specifically for this event. The mezzanine bar will be slinging adult slushees including our new Raspberry Rose and Rum Peach Tea slushees. Plus, Grapefruit Orange Mimosas and Housemade Bloody Marys, as always. 

RSVP is not required but is certainly appreciated at https://sweettea.splashthat.com/

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Daniel Bennett & the Dirty Shirleys
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Daniel Bennett & the Dirty Shirleys

Blend together a smooth crooner style with the swinging appeal of a modern day jazz quartet and you get Daniel Bennett and the Dirty Shirleys. This recently founded group brings a diverse and experienced background highlighted by each members musical journey. This includes performances at The Blue Wisp, The Celestial, The Greenwich, Chez Nora, and a multitude of events and private functions. Be sure to prepare yourself for an energetic yet intimate evening with one of Cincinnati’s rising acts.

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Jake Speed & The Freddies
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Jake Speed & The Freddies

Having booked Jake Speed & the Freddies for countless WNKU concerts and events over the years, it was only a matter of time before Aaron got the boys into Lucius Q. However, it wasn't easy. Having reached a status in the local music scene equivalent to that of the popular brit-pop mop top hair band of the sixties known as The Beatles, public appearances by the Freddies are now a very rare thing. This is not a show you'll want to miss, and as always, it's FREE. Come early for the BBQ (cuz you never know when we may run out), and stay for the live music and witty banter. 

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Father's Day with Harold Kennedy & the Honky Tonk Three
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Father's Day with Harold Kennedy & the Honky Tonk Three

Bring Dad to Lucius Q for barbecue, cold beer, and live music by Harold Kennedy & the Honky Tonk Three. Dad and Granddads alike will receive a free order of 3 whole smoked wings with any purchase of $20 or more. On top of that, we'll be serving Half-price High Lifes all day long!

In 1992, Harold began touring as lead guitarist for an RCA country artist based in Nashville, Tennessee and relocated to Music City where he established himself as a studio & road musician. There, he started playing gigs with the likes of Hank Williams III, Noel Haggard, Rhonda Vincent, and Montgomery Gentry. Harold's 8 1/2 years in Nashville were highlighted with performances on the Grand Ole Opry, TV appearances on Nashville Now with Ralph Emory, Crook & Chase, Prime Time Country, and the Craig Kilborn Show. He’s also worked as a back-up musician for a long list of acts including Fabian, Del Shannon, The Coasters, The Drifters, Peter Noone and The Shirelles.

Harold is joined by his Honky Tonk Three - Cameron Cochran on lap steel, Chris Douglas on bass, and Brian Aylor on drums. They'll perform from 1p until 4p.

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Erin Coburn Band
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Erin Coburn Band

Erin Coburn is a 17 year-old songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist bringing a style all her own across a wide range of musical genres. Her prowess on guitar and electric ukulele are a striking compliment to her original lyrics and honey hued vocals. She got her first paid gig at age 12 and recorded her first original album, Chaos Before Conformity at 14. In 2015, she received a full scholarship to the Pinetop Perkins Master Guitar workshop and was awarded the Ann Rabson Memorial Scholarship the following year. Erin has performed with Grammy award winning artists in Nashville and opened 2017 festival shows for Larry McCray and Tommy Castro. 
 

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Derby De Mayo with Tropicoso
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Derby De Mayo with Tropicoso

Like a full solar eclipse, the passing of Haley's Comet, or a Cicada summer in Cincinnati, Derby de Mayo is an extremely rare occurrence that deserves a celebration of epic proportions! This Saturday, join Lucius Q as we celebrate Mexican-American culture and the Run for the Roses with our soon-to-be legendary Mint Julep and Mezcal Margarita slushees, Mexican and Kentuckian culinary classics, live music by Tropicoso from 1p - 3p and more!

PLUS...wear your favorite Mexican sombrero or Derby hat and receive a FREE BBQ taco or Kentucky Burgoo!

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Harold Kennedy & the Honky Tonk Three
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Harold Kennedy & the Honky Tonk Three

In 1992, Harold began touring as lead guitarist for an RCA country artist based in Nashville, Tennessee and relocated to Music City where he established himself as a studio & road musician. There, he started playing gigs with the likes of Hank Williams III, Noel Haggard, Rhonda Vincent, and Montgomery Gentry. Harold's 8 1/2 years in Nashville were highlighted with performances on the Grand Ole Opry, TV appearances on Nashville Now with Ralph Emory, Crook & Chase, Prime Time Country, and the Craig Kilborn Show. He’s also worked as a back-up musician for a long list of acts including Fabian, Del Shannon, The Coasters, The Drifters, Peter Noone and The Shirelles.

Harold is joined by his Honky Tonk Three - Cameron Cochran on lap steel, Chris Douglas on bass, and Brian Aylor on drums. They'll perform from 1p until 4p.

 

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Record Store Day at Lucius Q
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Record Store Day at Lucius Q

It's Record Store Day! Bring in your day's vinyl purchases along with receipt from Everybodys Records and/or Shake It Records to receive 33% off any of one our Signature Sammys and a chance to spin your favorite new find for our customers! (NOTE: All vinyl will be vetted by a professional. You think we're crazy enough just to give you carte blanche on the music!?)

Lauren Eylise performs from 6:30 to 8:30 on Saturday, and Juan Cosby'sVinyl Frontier is spinning the funk and old school hip-hop from 9 until midnight!

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First Annual Lucius Q Smoke Out
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

First Annual Lucius Q Smoke Out

Join us on 4/20 as we kick off our Grand Opening Weekend with the First Annual Lucius Q Smoke Out. We'll be smokin' all day long with live music, giveaways, drink specials, photo booth by The Photobomber and, of course, a whole lot of delicious smoked meat!

Live music begins at 6:30 on with Cincinnati's Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle followed by Dayton, OH's This Pine Box.

All craft beers will be discounted to $4.20, and our Slushee of the Day will, of course, be a Liquid Marijuana slushee available for just $4.20.

 

 

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