9 bands you won't want to miss on BLINK festival's six stages this weekend

20-block light and art festival planned Oct. 12-15

CINCINNATI – Organizers for BLINK on Friday announced the live entertainment lineup for the free 20-block light and arts festival, which is scheduled to take place Oct. 12-15.

“BLINK visitors can expect everything from African dance companies to electric dance parties,” said Andrew Salzbrun, managing partner of cultural activation agency AGAR, in a news release. “Cincinnati’s musical roots are deep, and BLINK will honor them well with this downright awesome entertainment lineup.”

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Salzbrun said nearly 30 artists will perform on six stages located across the festival’s 20-block span, which organizers have divided into four zones. The Freedom Center Stage is located in zone one of the festival at the Banks. The Fountain Square, Charlie Harper Mural and the St. Xavier Back Lot stages are located in zone two, which encompasses Downtown’s Central Business District. The Huetopia Stage at Elder and Logan streets and Findlay Market West Stage are located in zone four, which is the area north of Liberty Street surrounding Findlay in Over-the-Rhine.

Zone three includes Washington Park, which will be the site of the Architects of Air luminarium exhibit. BLINK also will include 21 light projects, 27 sculptures and new murals located throughout all four zones. 

Here's the live entertainment schedule for each stage:
 
Oct. 12:
Freedom Center Stage 

  • 9-11 p.m.: Schwartz's Point The Mambo Combo

Fountain Square Stage           

  • 9-11 p.m.: DJ Mowgli

St. Xavier Back Lot

  • 9-11 p.m.: Queen City Kings

Charley Harper Mural 

  • 9-11 p.m.: Queen City Silver Stars       

Huetopia Stage 

  • 9-11 p.m.: Forealism Tribe           

Findlay Market West Stage

  • 9-10 p.m.: Slow Caves
  • 10-11 p.m.: Modern Aquatic 

Oct. 13:
Freedom Center Stage 

  • 6-7 p.m.: Kanupriya Sharma 
  • 7-8 p.m.: Bi-Okoto
  • 8-9 p.m.: Stafford Berry
  • 9-11 p.m.: Schwartz's Point Barry Ries and Tim McCord Quintet           

Fountain Square Stage

  • 7-8 p.m.: MUSE Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir
  • 8-9 p.m.: Moonbeau
  • 9-10 p.m.: GO GO BUFFALO
  • 10-11 p.m.: Us, Today

St. Xavier Back Lot

  • 7-11 p.m.: Queen City Kings           

Charley Harper Mural

  • 7-8 p.m.: Emmaline
  • 8-9 p.m.: Old Souls String Band
  • 9-11 p.m.: Comet Bluegrass All-Stars           

Huetopia Stage

  • 7-9 p.m.: Forealism Tribe
  • 9-11 p.m.: DJ Mowgli

Findlay Market West Stage

  • 7-8 p.m.: New Moons
  • 8-9 p.m.: Beloved Youth
  • 9-10 p.m.: Krystal Peterson
  • 10-11 p.m.: Jess Lamb

 
Oct. 14
Freedom Center Stage 

  • 6-7 p.m.: Kanupriya Sharma 
  • 7-8 p.m.: Bi-Okoto
  • 8-9 p.m.:  Stafford Berry
  • 9-11 p.m.: Schwartz's Point The Barry Ries and Friends Quintet           

Fountain Square Stage

  • 7:30-10 p.m.: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • 10-11 p.m.: Black Signal           

St. Xavier Back Lot

  • 7-11 p.m.: Queen City Kings           

Charley Harper Mural

  • 7-8 p.m.:   Zak Greenburg
  • 8-9 p.m.:   Hickory Robot
  • 9-10 p.m.: Shiny Old Soul
  • 10-11p.m.: Willow Tree Carolers           

Huetopia Stage

  • 7-8:45 p.m.: Forealism Tribe
  • 9-11 p.m.:  DJ Mowgli           

Findlay Market West Stage

  • 6-7 p.m.: Sylmar
  • 7-8 p.m.: This Pine Box
  • 8-9 p.m.: TALK
  • 9-10 p.m.: The M.O.O.N
  • 10-11 p.m.: Lemon Sky

 
Oct. 15
Freedom Center Stage 

  • 7-8 p.m.: Bi-Okoto
  • 8-9 p.m.: Stafford Berry
  • 9-11 p.m.: Schwartz's Point Jazz Band           

Fountain Square Stage

  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
  • 8:30-11 p.m.: DJ Mowgli           

St. Xavier Back Lot

  • 7-11 p.m.: Queen City Kings           

Charley Harper Mural

  • 7-8 p.m.: Wonky Tonk
  • 8-9 p.m.: Shiny Old Soul
  • 9-10 p.m.: Willow Tree Carolers
  • 10-11 p.m.:  Shiny & The Spoon           

Huetopia Stage

  • 7-9:45 p.m.: Forealism Tribe
  • 10-11 p.m.: Black Signal           

Findlay Market West Stage

  • 6-7 p.m.: Blossom Hall
  • 7-8 p.m.: Malcolm London
  • 8-9 p.m.: Frontier Folk Nebraska
  • 9-10 p.m.: Daniel In Stereo
  • 10-11 p.m.: Leggy

BLINK is produced by AGAR, ArtWorks, Brave Berlin, The Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

To learn more about BLINK visit blinkcincinnati.com.

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