It’s been a long time since we saw a big music festival hit Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. We remember the last festival pretty well, back in 2006 when the Desdemona festival took over the city and gave us hopes of our own outdoor summer festival. Sadly, that festival was short lived and since then a summer festival we could rally around hasn’t hit the area.
The Bunbury Music Festival is ready for its very first festival, at Sawyer Point here in beautiful Cincinnati, and it’s only a week away. The festival came out of the gates with some really big names when things began to leak out earlier this year. And the three festival headliners are certainly names that music fans, and even those that really aren’t plugged in to the music scene, will recognize.
Jane’s Addiction, Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie.
Those are some heavyweight names to be sure, but there are plenty of others to be excited about as well. The ‘undercard’ bands that I’m most excited about include Ra Ra Riot, Dan Deacon, RJD2, and Guided By Voices. And it’s always great to see the collection of local talent represented as well.
But the most important thing about Bunbury, in my opinion, is the fact that it’s here in Cincinnati. If you love the lineup or could care less, this is a good thing for our city and our music community. This is something we can hang our hat on and add another brick to the Cincinnati music fortress that seems to be growing by leaps and bounds in the past decade. It’s a birth, or a re-birth for summer festivals in Cincinnati and it’s one that I hope is well attended by you.
If you haven’t already picked up tickets, you still can, follow the link. Don’t be that guy that expects to buy tickets at the gate and then gets shut out.
Coming next week, a closer look at the lineup, with a list of must see bands.