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B-52s, Rick Springfield to perform at Taste of Cincinnati

Posted at 4:29 PM, Apr 18, 2018

CINCINNATI – "Rock lobster" will be a featured dish at this year's Taste of Cincinnati.

Festival organizer the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced that the B-52s and Rick Springfield, along with special guest Loverboy, will co-headline the first ever Music Bash at the Taste of Cincinnati.

Rick Springfield

The 40th annual Taste of Cincinnati will take place May 26-28 along Fifth Street, Downtown, from Main Street to the ramps of I-71 and Columbia Parkway. The ticketed Music Bash will take place in the area of Sentinel Street at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.

Tickets for the concert start at $29.99 and are on sale now at www.tasteofcincinnati.com.


The B-52s are known for hits such as "Roam," "Rock Lobster" and "Love Shack." Springfield, a Grammy Award-winning singer, made a name for himself with songs such as “Jessie’s Girl" and "Don’t Talk to Strangers."

Other main acts include:

  • The Cincinnati Pops Poptet – The rhythm ensemble will play standards and showtunes, Sunday, May 27, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the Taste of Cincinnati Main Stage at Western & Southern Plaza.
  • Art of the Piano – Students from Cincinnati’s Art of the Piano Festival will perform Saturday, May 26 at noon on the Main Stage. Launched in 2011, Art of the Piano is an energized showcase of piano’s future and current classical “rock stars.”  

SEE the full entertainment schedule.