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Catch these sounds from WCPO Lounge Acts alumni while seeing the BLINK sights

Posted at 11:43 AM, Oct 10, 2019

This weekend's BLINK will offer visitors a lot of fantastic sights, but there will be plenty of sounds as well. Over 70 musical artists will perform across six stages during the event.

Eight of the artists performing at BLINK this weekend have previously performed for WCPO Lounge Acts. Read on for more information about them and when you can catch these Lounge Acts alumni at BLINK.


10 p.m. Friday at the AARP Freedom Way Stage

To listen to Triiibe is to know its causes: love, peace, community, prosperity, faith, self-sustainability. Triiibe, an acronym for True Representation of Intellectual Individuals Invoking Black Excellence, creates its own brand of hip-hop “artivism” -- combining powerful lyrics, smooth melodies and rhymes, all laced with the group's principled beliefs.

Watch Triiibe perform "You Can't Stop the Movement" for WCPO Lounge Acts.


8 p.m. Friday at the Findlay Market Biergarten Stage

Indie rock band Carriers is built around Curt Kiser's sincere and dreamy songwriting. The band's debut album, "Now Is The Time For Loving Me, Yourself And Everyone Else," dropped in August and features performances by members of Afghan Whigs and The National.

Watch Carriers perform "Patience" for WCPO Lounge Acts.


10 p.m. Saturday at the Wellness Your Way Rivercenter Stage

Sylmar describes its sound as “dream rock” -- the less informed might call it indie. It’s a unique style to be sure, but it’s all Sylmar. The group's latest release, "Telford," was recorded entirely analog and released on local vinyl label Soul Step.

Watch Sylmar perform "Bipolar Ball" for WCPO Lounge Acts.


8 p.m. Saturday at the Belterra Court Street Stage

You can’t help but dance along with Moonbeau's layered music and fun performances. The group's love for nostalgia and new wave is evident, but its sound is still distinctly modern.

Watch Moonbeau perform "Like the Night" for WCPO Lounge Acts.

Jess Lamb

9 p.m. Saturday at the Findlay Market Biergarten Stage

Jess Lamb has been a mainstay in the Cincinnati music scene for years, and her unique style that is equal parts soul, pop and R&B makes her memorable to audiences lucky enough to hear her. She punched a ticket to Hollywood on the 2015 season of "American Idol" and even memorably “jammed” with then-judge Harry Connick Jr.

Watch Jess Lamb and the Factory perform "Slow Down" for WCPO Lounge Acts.

Lauren Eylise

10 p.m. Saturday at the Findlay Market Biergarten Stage

Queen City's own neo-soul artist Lauren Eylise made a big statement with her debut EP, "Life/Death/Life," in 2017. Her witty lyricism gives off the matter-of-fact tone of Lauryn Hill and the unapologetic savagery of SZA’s "CTRL" layered with vulnerability that is purely her own.

Watch Lauren Eylise perform "Petals" for WCPO Loung Acts.

Frontier Folk Nebraska

9 p.m. Friday at the Seventh Street Covington Stage

Despite its name, Northern Kentucky band Frontier Folk Nebraska has a classic-era alt-rock sound that is decidedly not folk.

Watch Frontier Folk Nebraska perform "Sunken Ship" for WCPO Lounge Acts.

Young Heirlooms

10 p.m. Saturday at the Wellness Your Way Rivercenter Stage

Folk/Americana group Young Heirlooms aims to take listeners back with stunning vocal harmonies and nostalgic writing based on the group's family histories and personal experiences.

Watch Young Heirlooms perform "Silverglade" for WCPO Lounge Acts.

Find more great performances at wcpo.com/LoungeActs or find Lounge Acts on YouTube.

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