Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 News has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks.
1. Macy's Music Festival
Fifty years ago, the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival set its roots in Cincinnati thanks to Dino Santangelo and his love of Jazz. Though the festival’s name and genre — from Jazz to Hip Hop to Soul to R&B — have changed, the Macy’s Music Festival consistently provided the city with growing crowds and well-known artists.
This year adds to its rich past with headliners Alex Boyd and Zay Foggs. Other artists include Eric Benet, Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review, Jaheim and Monica. The festival will celebrate its 50th birthday with a video featuring past artists as well as a few surprise features.
Get more information here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-macys-music-festival) .
2. Bridalrama returns to Paul Brown Stadium
Calling all confused, frustrated, nervous or stressed brides-to-be: May the struggles of what’s meant to be one of the best days of your life cease to exist! Bridalrama is here to rescue you from your potential retreat into the fiery depths of Bridezilla territory with its summer showcase.
The showcase will feature more than 100 of Cincinnati’s best wedding professionals there to assist you in planning your wedding in one sitting, under one roof.
Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-bridalrama-summer-showcase) .
3. Greek Fest in Middletown
This weekend Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Fest returns for its 45th year in Middletown.
'Gyros on the Go' will be available for part of the fest, but if you're looking for authentic Greek cuisine, a Grecian dinner menu can be enjoyed as well. Live music will be provided by George Karras and Themi Kakias, along with various dance troupes, throughout the weekend.
For more details click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/greek-fest-in-middletown) .
4. NOM: Night Owl Market debut
It’s 2 a.m. You’re hungry. You’re in the downtown wasteland of late-night dining. Where do you go? Don’t think too hard, NOM’s got you covered. Night Owl Market is a lot on Main Street lined with food trucks, food booths and artisans selling their goods that’s open late to fill the void.
Café’ de Wheels, C’est Cheese, Cincy Bag Ladies and Fireside Pizza will be some of the vendors on hand slinging grub for the NOM kick-off.
Local band The Pinstripes will also be performing.
Get more information here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-night-owl-market-kick-off) .
5. Tony Rock (brother of Chris Rock) performs in Tri-State
Tony Rock’s stand-up does remind you a bit of his older brother Chris’s work, though the younger Rock’s delivery is actually quite different. Where Chris seems somewhat stunned by the things he observes, Tony evokes bemusement.
Growing up in the tough Bedford-Steyvesant section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rock realized quickly that he needed to develop a sense of humor.
For ticket information go here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/comedy-tony-rock) .