One of the most recognizable families in music history is embarking on a tour this year, and luckily for us, Cincinnati is one of the cities where they will be playing. The Jacksons – made up of original members Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Marlon Jackson – are bringing their famous dance moves and mega-hits to the Hard Rock Casino Ballroom in November. The Motown supergroup and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have five No. 1 albums, 18 No. 1 hits, 17 top-10 albums and 17 top-40 singles.
Tickets will also go on sale this week for October shows by some legendary guitarists. Eight-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck will play Andrew J. Brady Music Center, and Robert Fripp, founding member of British progressive rock band King Crimson, is coming to the Madison Theater with its director and producer David Singleton. Fripp and Singleton’s tour is a “talking tour”, where the duo will answer questions from the audience.
The four-night arts and music experience Blink returns to Cincinnati in October and, alongside it, the UnderWorld Black Arts Festival, featuring Jarobi White, founding member of legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Jarobi disappeared from the group a few years ago to pursue a career in the kitchen, which led to him working in some of the best kitchens in New York. At the Woodward Theatre, the plates he turns won’t come from the kitchen, but the savory, warm, flavor-packed ensemble of upbeat sounds and grooves he dishes out will surely fill you up. Along with Jarobi is special guest Vince Fraser “The Artivist,” who brings his AfroFuturist screenings from London, England.
On sale Thursday August 18
November 7: The Harry James Orchestra, Music hall.
November 16: Brother Elsey, Best cats. With Oliver Hazard.
On sale Friday, August 19
September 15: Bricks & Beer: History and Hops of the Cincinnati Music Hall, Music hall.
October 6: An evening with Robert Fripp and David Singleton, Madison Theater.
October 8: Don Felder, Hard Rock Casino Ballroom.
October 15: Ani Difranco, Madison Theater.
October 20: Jeff Beck, Andrew J. Brady Music Center.
Oct. 25-Nov. 6: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Aronoff Center for the Arts.
October 30: WEBN Night of the Rocking Dead: Rival Sons, by Bogart. With Giovannie and the mercenaries.
November 11: Twiddle, Madison Theater. With dogs in a heap.
November 18: The Jacksons, Hard Rock Casino Ballroom.
On sale Friday, August 26
December 9: Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer, Music hall.
December 16: On 1975, PromoWest pavilion at Ovation.
On sale now
September 3: Go Go Buffalo, Urban artifact. With Lordship.
September 10: The Blender Bash: Roadrunner TB, Madison live.
September 23: Zephaniah O’Hora, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary. With Elijah Ocean.
September 25: Cycles, Madison live.
September 29-30: Lalah Hathaway, Ludlow Garage. Second show added.
October 5: Drowning pool, Harrison blue note.
October 21: Jarobi (A tribe called Quest), Woodward Theatre. With afrofuturist projections by Vince Fraser.
October 27: Mightmare, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary.