Kelly Thomas

  • Local
  • alternative
  • country
  • blues
  • singer/songwriter


Traditional country with a strong dose of rock and blues. Kelly Thomas has been compared to Roseanne Cash with her transparent and personal writing and impressive vocal range.

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Kelly Thomas 

Kelly Thomas is the first lady of Cincinnati Music. She spends her days shaping young minds and her nights being a champion of the Cincinnati Music Scene.    Kelly is the founder of the Rivertown Music Club, a board member for Cincinnati Heritage Music Foundation, has been a member of...

Local Musicians Spread Holiday Cheer 

It may not feel like it outside, but Santa is coming tonight! Go get cozy around the fire with your loved ones with some local musicians covering your favorite Christmas songs.  The Blue Wisp Big Band   Kelly Thomas & Chelisa Clifton   Walk the Moon From the Ugly...

Nashville Recording Artist Offers Gift of Music to Fans 

The stars will be out Friday, December 5 at The Southgate House Revival, music stars that is. Nashville recording artist and the pride of Brown County singer Noah Smith will be performing a music showcase including some of the top homegrown musicians that are currently performing on the national...

See an Intimate VIP Set at Bunbury 

Bunbury Music Festival is yet again offering VIP ticketholders the chance to see exclusive VIP performances throughout the festival this weekend. We are excited to be involved again, and will be producing videos of these performances in a partnership with Moonbeam Studios/The Bellwether Sessions...

Buckle Up Artist Noah Smith to Release EP at tSGHR 

You can feel Southern Ohio in Noah Smith’s music.  American Rock and Roll with a country accent fills the room when Smith takes the stage. The singer/songwriter musician has been writing and signing since he was just 12 years old growing up along the banks of the Ohio in Brown County.  Now the...

Benefit for Caracole - 80’s Pop Rocks at The Southgate House 

30 of Cincinnati’s best original bands gather to pay tribute to the 80’s to benefit Caracole. Caracole provides safe, affordable housing and supportive services to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.  Starting at 8:30 PM until closing, you’ll get 30 of Cincinnati’s finest...

Empire Of The Sun joins Fall Out Boy, Paramore, & The Flaming Lips 

The Bunbury Music Festival has announced that Empire Of The Sun will join Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and The Flaming Lips in headlining the third annual event on the banks of the Ohio River July 11-13. In addition, Cage The Elephant, Dead Sara, and The Black Cadillacs have been added to the already...

Bunbury Music Festival Lineup Released 

Bunbury Music Festival announced today the lineup for its return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yearman’s Cove for three power-packed days of music across six stages on Friday, July 11; Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, 2014! Fall Out BoyParamoreThe Flaming LipsFitz And The...

The Spirit of Hank Comes to Life With Help of Local Musicians! 

CincyMusic.com caught up with Arlo McKinley (Tim Carr), Moriah Lawson, Sylvia Mitchell and Kelly Thomas about their upcoming release, Spirits of Hank featuring the 8 songs originally recorded by Hank Williams at Herzog Studios at 811 Race Street.  The space is no longer a studio, but it has been...

And the Nominees for the CEA's Are... 

Nominations for the 17th Annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs) were announced today by CityBeat.  Nominees were determined by a committee of dozens of Greater Cincinnati music experts. This year’s list again reflects the talented community of music makers across various genres...

One More Girl on a Stage Returns! 

The popular music festival organized by local musician, Kelly Thomas returns, after a one year hiatus this Thursday through Saturday! Bigger and better than ever, the festival will utilize 7 local venues and feature 46 acts! This year’s goal is to raise $10,000 for The American Cancer...

GET YOUR FIX OF BLUEGRASS ASIDE THE OHIO 

Banger Mayes, a long time resident of Grants Lick Kentucky and supporter of Bluegrass and American Roots music, will be honored through the first annual Bluegrass and American Roots festival – The “Banger Mayes” Festival or Mayesfest. Located in his own backyard, the Bellevue Beach Park,...

4th Annual BrownGrass Festival in Rabbit Hash Saturday! 

When is the last time you visited Rabbit Hash, KY?! Rabbit Hash is one of my favorite places in all of the tri-state. Grab some friends and your dancing shoes and head on down Saturday! BrownGrass Festival donates all the proceeds to WNKU (89.7, 105.9 and 104.1 FM). WNKU is a non profit publicly...

Kelly Thomas Tonight at SGHR 

Kelly Thomas plays tonight at The Southgate House Revival with Sara Hickman in The Revival Room! Kelly Thomas is easily one of Cincinnati's young local legends. She describes her music style as traditional country with a strong dose of rock and blues.  In 2005, Kelly Thomas and The Fabulous...

The 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Winners Are... 

Cincinnati celebrated some of the best our city has to offer at the annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards on Sunday at The Madison Theater. Everyone looked amazing and partied like the rock stars they are. It was an honor for CincyMusic.com to be a part of the event, presenting Best Punk...

Our Weekend Picks :: January 4, 2013 

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our complete calendar of all things music in Cincinnati HERE, or take our word for it at one of these events: Friday, January 4:Monkeytonk @ The Southgate House RevivalKelly Thomas @ Northside TavernHickory Robot @ 1207  Saturday, January...

Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation Benefit 

Cincy Groove is proud to bring you a benefit concert for the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation.  The concert is taking place tonight at The Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY.  The lineup for the evening includes The Cliftones, The Cincy Brass, Shoot Out The Lights, The Stories, Kelly...

MPMF Homegrown Schedule 

The 11th annual MidPoint Music Festival is finally here! For the next three days you can wonder around Over The Rhine and discover great music from around the world. The organizers have really put a lot of time in to making this the best MPMF yet, and I can't wait! Eachnotesecure.com has been doing...

You Can Still Help Bob Cushing 

Bob Cushing is easily the hardest working musician in Cincinnati. Bob earns his living by playing 300 club dates a year for over the past 20+ years. I think I can safely say that if you have not seen Bob Cushing play, you may not be a real Cincinnatian. According to his song 'Middle Aged Crazy,'...

Cincy Groove Festival This Weekend 

Cincy Groove will be hosting their 2nd annual festival at Arnold's this Friday through Sunday. Music starts at 9pm each night and is FREE! The full list of artist's playing is below: Friday, July 27:The TillersJessie Torrisi & the Please Please MeThe Salty CaramelsHickory Robot  Saturday,...

Taste of Cincinnati :: This Weekend 

Taste of Cincinnati is this weekend. My favorite part of any street festival is grabbing a beer and watching some local bands. The full list of entertainment is below… Saturday, May 26 Chemed Stage:WIZ/MOJO 12:00 - 6:00Hott Stuff 7:00 - 11:00  Metromix Stage at P&G Gardens:Faux Frenchmen...