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Neko Case to launch Longworth-Anderson musical series at Cincinnati Memorial Hall in September at Cincinnati Concerts Near Me

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Neko Case will kick off the Longworth-Anderson series at Cincinnati Memorial Hall.

Crowds will pack Over-the-Rhine Memorial Hall once again this fall for the fourth installment of the Cincinnati Contemporary Music Series.

The Longworth-Anderson Series, a musical event launched in 2017 by the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, features nationally recognized musical artists from a variety of genres, from bluegrass to hip hop. The series has hosted a number of Grammy-winning acts in addition to other world-class artists,

This year’s series will be the first since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alt-Folk singer Neko Case will kick off on Friday, September 3. The Grammy nominee will present her country rock music alongside pop artist AC Newman (member of Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers with Case).

Meshell Ndegeocello will bring his long R&B and Funk discography to the series on Saturday September 4th.

From there, the series moves on to three-time Grammy Award-winning Taj Mahal. The blues artist will groove on guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica during the hits of his 50-year career on Sunday, September 12.

Bluegrass band Watkins Family Hour and special guest Courtney Hartman will be the next musicians to take to the Memorial Hall stage of the Longworth-Anderson series on Thursday, September 16.

Next artist, jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, will perform music from his discography which includes three Certified Gold albums on Saturday, October 16.

Nashville Music Awards Artist of the Year John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band will perform their Bluegrass music on Tuesday, November 9, before Southern rock band Shake & Holla Tour concludes the Longworth-Anderson series on Saturday. November 13.

Each concert begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Memorial Hall will feature local dishes from restaurants such as Keystone Bar & Grill and Lucious Q, according to a press release. Events will also include wine and beer tastings from local distributors as well as live local music before the headlining shows begin.

Tickets for events in the series can be purchased now at memorialhallotr.com.

Last year, the Longworth-Anderson Series and its Advisory Board presented the LAS Underground Virtual Concert Series to provide intimate and COVID-safe performances. Virtual concerts continue this year, with the next event scheduled for Friday August 13 with the group Berachah Valley. It will be broadcast live for free on the LSA Facebook page, but donations will be accepted.

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