Buckle Up Festival will bring country music fans down to the banks of the Ohio River for shows on six stages. Belt buckles encouraged. (Facebook/BuckleUp)
Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.
Buckle Up Music Festival
From the man who brought you Bunbury and MidPoint, the three-day festival will bring country music fans down to the banks of the Ohio River for shows on six stages. Friday acts include Eric Paslay, Jamie Lynn Spears, Eli Young Band, Jamey Johnson and Alabama. Saturday features Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Nelson and more. Sunday performers include David Nail, Thompson Square and The Band Perry. Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Belt buckles encouraged.
Details: 2-11:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2-10:15 p.m. Sunday. Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $69 one-day, $154 three-day. www.buckleupfestival.com.
The Kolping Society of Cincinnatihosts the traditional German festival that dates back to medieval timesserving German food, beer, wine, music and rides for kids.
Details: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Rd., Springfield Township. $3, free ages 15 and under. www.kolpingcincinnati.com.
Kenton County Fair
Truck and tractor pulls, horse shoes, Miss Kenton County Pageant, rides,
games, 4H livestock, spelling bee, food and more.
Details: Events begin 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Kenton County Fairgrounds, 2836 Harris Pike, Independence, Ky. $10 includes rides. www.kentoncountyfair.com.
The comedian, actor, radio host and bestselling author brings his stand-up comedy tour to Cincinnati. Mohr is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series "Ghost Whisperer," his time on Saturday Night Live and as sports agent Bob Sugar in "Jerry Maguire."
Details: 8 p.m. Friday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $32.50 plus taxes and fees. www.tafttheatre.org.
Cincy T-Shirt Market
A T-shirt mini market with dozens of shirts made by, for, and about Cincinnati. Local designers and printers on site with shirts featuring Cincinnati landmarks, locals-only inside jokes and more.
SelfDiploma Summer Concert Series Week Eight: DJ D-LO
The Queen City's live music event every Saturday night in the heart of downtown. DJ D-LO, Joseph Nevels, Oregonia, Spearpoint, Brad Redford, Banducci and The Wheels, and Kyle English on the P&G Music Stage.
Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket and a date for a free showing of the third film in the James Bond series. Bond (Sean Connery) investigates a gold magnate's smuggling and uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. Rated PG.
Details: 9-11 p.m. Saturday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. www.washingtonpark.org.
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