Young Heirlooms

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Storytelling through song is an American tradition. Acclaimed Cincinnati songsmiths Young Heirlooms take you on a nostalgic journey with their sentimental, heartfelt original tunes. Music and lyrics are based on family history, personal experience, and adventures on the run. Anticipate the timelessness of bygone musical eras and dynamic lyrical themes. The antique instrumentation comes with a contemporary kick. This six piece band has the ability to resonate with a wide scope of audiences,

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Soul Step Records Announce SSR-022 with Young Heirlooms 

Soul Step Records have announced their latest vinyl release, and the third Cincinnati Brewers Series event! This upcoming event will have Soul Step Records partnering with Braxton Brewing and Young Heirlooms!

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Indie Music Series Returns to Fountain Square 

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mod Sun, Eric Nally (former front man of Foxy Shazam), Delta Rae, and Com Truise are among the headliners performing at Indie Vol 2017. Celebrating its ninth year in 2017, the free weekly concert series will return to the P&G Music Stage every Friday, 7p-11p, June...

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Laura Bock 

Laura Bock is a force in Cincinnati. Not only does she work for MEMI (Music & Events Management, Inc.), but she is also in one of the best local bands in Cincinnati, Young Heirlooms.  We were honored to sit down with Laura as a woman behind – and within the music in...

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Rock n’ Revival for a Cure at The Southgate House Revival 

The Rock n’ Revival for a Cure at The Southgate House Revival has been a show that has hit close to home for the Forsthoefel brothers.  Saturday, March 4th marks the second annual of the show and with the passing of their father in late January due to Glioblastoma (brain cancer), it will...

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NPR Announces 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company have announced the 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest! The winner of the Contest will play a Tiny Desk concert behind the desk at NPR. Then, they'll go on a fully-funded tour of the United States with NPR Music and sponsor, Lagunitas Brewing...

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Midpoint Superlatives: The Weekend in Review 

By: Nat Tracey-Miller & Zach Moning Best in Show: Bob MouldBob Mould is about to turn 56, but his scorching 40-minute 15-song set blew everyone half that old off the stage. Fronting a power trio rounded out by Jason Narducy (Superchunk/$plit $ingle) and Jon Wurster (Superchunk/The Mountain...

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NKY Nonprofit Hosts Free Biking and Music Festival 

Dave Huff, Executive Director of grassroots nonprofit Riding Forward, has a lifelong passion for all things bike. In recent years his focus has turned to instilling that same passion in Northern Kentucky’s young people.  That’s what Huff and his team of cycling enthusiasts...

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MPMF Releases Daily Lineup 

Midpoint Music Festival has released their daily lineup (below)! This year’s festival will take place the weekend of September 23-25 in Over The Rhine. In all, the event will feature over 60 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming...

Young Heirlooms Headline The Woodward 

Come celebrate Independence Day with Arlo McKinley, Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, and Young Heirlooms! There is no better way to celebrate than with these three stellar bands.  Arlo McKinley will tear at your heartstrings. A true storyteller of love, loss and tribulations along...

Music Off McMillan is Back 

Music Off McMillan is your chance to catch live, local music at your favorite Walnut Hills bars and venues! No covers, happy hour pricing, and buskers playing music along McMillan every first Saturday until October!  July 2nd – Jess Lamb @ The Greenwich 9pAugust 6th – Ingrid...

Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Liz Felix 

Liz Felix is the Music Director/Assistant Program Director at WNKU. Before coming to Cincinnati, she was the Music Director/Assistant Program Director at WAPS – The Summit 91.3 in Akron. Before that she was the Program Director at Cumulus Triple A KBXR in Columbia, MO. Liz is no newbie to...

Old Sea Brigade & Young Heirlooms at MOTR 

Old Sea Brigade’s Ben Cramer grew up playing in dozens of bands. At the age of 24, Ben’s musical path has had time to mature, develop and reinvent itself a number of times. A pivotal moment came when he was introduced to producer Jeremy Griffith in the spring of 2009. After a series of...

Last Call for Tiny Desk Concert Contest Submissions 

Today is the LAST day to submit your submission to the Tiny Desk Concert contest! You have until tonight at 11:59pm EST to submit HERE. Remember, this is a contest about the creativity in your music, not the polish of your video. Last year’s winning entry was shot on an iPad!  The...

And The Nominees Are… 

The nominees for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards have been announced! The 19th annual CEAS’s will be held on Sunday, January 31st at Madison Theater.  The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards is THE event to attend to support our local music community. One night of the year that everyone...

2016 Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

Want to play a Tiny Desk Concert? NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company are once again holding a contest. The winner gets to perform at Bob Boilen's desk at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.  To enter, make a video performing one original song behind a desk of your choosing. It could be...

MULTIMAGIC Talks Cannon Ball, WNKU and More 

MULTIMAGIC is presenting the first event of a bi-annual series held at the historic Woodward Theater! The inaugural concert will feature special guests Indigo Wild, Young Heirlooms, The Yugos, as well as a headlining performance by MULTIMAGIC. MULTIMAGIC has also been selected as WNKU’s...

MULTIMAGIC Presents The Cannon Ball at Woodward Theater 

Indie-pop band, MULTIMAGIC, presents the first event of a bi-annual series held at the historic Woodward Theater. The Cannon Ball is a dynamic exposition of Cincinnati-based touring musical acts that share a unique vision, rigorous focus and saturated integrity. Curated by virtue, not by genre,...

Hockey, Local Music, Beer, Wine, Bourbon, and Moonshine 

Forget tailgating, take part in the ultimate unique pre-game experience! The Cincinnati Cyclones invite you to the Restaurant overlooking the ice at U.S. Bank Arena to watch warm-ups and enjoy a tasting of your favorite beverages! Whether you are a wine connoisseur, a craft beer enthusiast, or a...

Third Annual Fifty Fest Next Weekend 

On Saturday, September 19th, Fifty West Brewing Company is holding the third annual Fifty Fest! The party starts at Noon and lasts until Midnight. Parking is free and it’s only $10 for admission!  The music at this year’s Fifty Fest is going to be like no other music festival held...

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Heartless Bastards Leads Third Group of MidPoint Artists 

MidPoint organizers announced today a third group of artists, led by hometown favorites Heartless Bastards. Tickets for the fourteenth annual event, September 25–27, are on sale now at MPMF.com. ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF 3-DAY PASSES HERE!  Heartless Bastards, touring in support of their...

DCCH Music Fest Sponsored by WNKU 

2 Stages – 12 Bands! DCCH Center is a residential treatment facility in Ft. Mitchell, KY caring for abused and maltreated children.  All net proceeds from the DCCH Music Fest provide 40 abused children with a safe home, food, clothing, therapy and education.  DCCH Center helps...

Our Weekend Picks :: May 15, 2015 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone...

CincyGroove.com Presents: Cincy Folk Festival 

CincyGroove.com is proud to announce the Cincy Folk Festival, Saturday June 27, 2015 at The Southgate House Revival.  This event is also a benefit show for local NPR radio station WNKU.  WNKU is a very important part of the Cincinnati music scene.  They operate as a non-profit and a...

Great Lake Swimmers Bring Canadian Folk to SGHR 

Canadian folk darlings Great Lake Swimmers will be headlining The Southgate House Revival on May 13th with local greats Young Heirlooms! Great Lake Swimmers consists of Tony Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen,...

MidPoint Indie Summer Lineup Released 

MidPoint Music Festival have announced an amazing lineup of music on Fountain Square for MidPoint Indie Summer! As part of the PNC Summer Series produced by 3CDC, this free concert series presents regional, national, and international acts for a night of music each Friday...

Our Weekend Picks :: March 20, 2015 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone...

Willow Tree Carolers are Ready to Shake the Roof of Madison LIVE 

Willow Tree Carolers are a folk, roots, and americana band from Cincinnati, Ohio. They have taken their vast array of influences put them in a blender, added a cherry, and came out with the Willow Tree style.  CincyMusic.com asked the band to play our 3rd Anniversary Party / Photo Exhibition...

Honey & Houston Album Release tSGHR 3/7/15 

Honey & Houston's long-awaited debut album Barcelona is set for release Saturday March 7, 2015 at The Southgate House Revival! They have invited their friends Young Heirlooms and Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound to help them celebrate!  Barcelona takes you on a musical journey. The...

CincyMusic.com Wants YOU to Come to Our Anniversary Party 

CincyMusic.com is celebrating our 3rd anniversary! Our photogs have rangled up some of their favorite photos for display at the new venue Madison LIVE. We also have asked our friends Young Heirlooms and Willow Tree Carolers to play! Come celebrate with us! Young Heirlooms have a sound akin to...

Our Weekend Picks :: February 20, 2015 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone...

Young Heirlooms & Kelley McRae opening for Nikki Lane 

Friday, February 20, 2015 – The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio Just as a triple play in baseball is a rare occurrence, such is the Woodward Theater’s line up on Friday!  Under the experienced eye of Cincinnati music scene magician Dan McCabe, the Woodward Theater presents...

Young Heirlooms Release Video for “Bus Stop” 

Young Heirlooms are well on their way to being the hardest working band in Cincinnati. Hopefully you were at The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards back in January and saw them bust out their new full band. As well as some breathtaking songs with Scott Risner from Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill...

Locals Submit for NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

The NPR Tiny Desk Concert is where I have personally discovered many of my favorite artists. I never fully “like” an artist until I see them live. But to see them live in a tiny office? Priceless.  I was first hooked back in 2009 when I saw Avett Brothers perform on the program. I...

American Originals: Pops, Folk Artists, Local Bands & Bourbon 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell bring together an all-star cast representing the best of today’s American folk and roots music scene for “American Originals” at Cincinnati’s Music Hall Friday and Saturday, January 23-24 (8 p.m.) and Sunday,...

And The 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Nominees Are... 

CityBeat has announced the nominees for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards! This year, the organization did things a little differently allowing the public to weigh in on the nominees before deciding on the artists we will all be able to vote for. Remember, not everyone can be nominated. This...

Yes on 8 Pop Up Concert with Young Heirlooms 

Join us at the Yes on 8 Action Center on Thursday at 7pm as Young Heirlooms play a special live concert dedicated to the campaign to save Union Terminal.   Kelly Fine and Chris Robinson have been captivating audiences in the Midwest for the past three years. Their band’s name – Young Heirlooms...

Young Heirlooms Launching Six Piece Ensemble at MPMF 2014 

Known for their tight two part harmonies, passionate lyrics and heart wrenching instrumentation, Cincinnati natives, Young Heirlooms are preparing to expand their musical reach with additional band members to debut at Midpoint Music Festival on Friday evening, September 26 at Memorial Hall....

Kelley McRae With Young Heirlooms at tSGHR 

Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road.  Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they've toured coast to coast in the US,...

Our Weekend Picks :: August 15, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

MPMF.14 Schedule Released 

MidPoint Music Festival has released their full performance schedule for the festival that takes place in downtown Cincinnati, September 25-27, 2014. MidPoint has always been the place to discover new indie music on our own turf, and we are more excited for this year than ever! The festival...

Swear & Shake are Honest and Soaring 

Swear and Shake hail from Brooklyn and are an indie folk quartet. The band is fronted by the guitar songstress Kari Spieler, and the left handed guitar and banjo picker Adam McHeffey, and old friends Ben Goldstein on drums and Shaun Savage on bass guitar. Kari and Adam wrap the vocal around...

LUMENOCITY Village Has Something for Everyone 

LUNENOCITY Village brings arts & crafts, food, beverages, entertainment on site for three-day festival in Washington Park.  Projections will also be visible from the village area. Friday, August 14-7 pm Life/Theater Hot Dogs by Lee Walton (presented by Contemporary Arts Center and...

Young Heirlooms Sucks You into a Different Dimension 

Cincinnati’s very own folk band, Young Heirlooms, have captivated their listeners with their passion of folk and are ready to take their music to a bigger audience on Sunday at the Bunbury Music Festival. Multi-instrumentals and vocalists, Chris Robinson and Kelly Fine, met in 2010 at a music...

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...

Our Weekend Picks :: June 27, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

Our Weekend Picks :: June 6, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

Folk Takeover from Here, Near and Far! 

On Saturday June 7th, The Taft Ballroom presents London based Skinny Lister, with Midwest band of many talents Onward, etc. and harmonious Cincinnati natives Young Heirlooms to provide and evening of toe tapping, heel clicking and foot stomping folk music.  Let the Folk takeover begin! Skinny...

11th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival Kick Off Party 

Know Theatre of Cincinnati and CityBeat have announced that Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle and the Young Heirlooms will be performing live for the Cincinnati Fringe Festival Kick-Off Party! These two local bands will set the tone of the Fringe Festival with their signature, captivating,...

MULTIMAGIC Release First Single on iTunes and Spotify 

MULTIMAGIC is an indie dream-pop band featuring singer/guitarist Coran Stetter, keyboardist Brian Davis, bassist Trent Russelburg, and drummer Chris Cox. The band came together in Cincinnati, Ohio in early 2014, where they recorded their first single “Let Go” with producer Eric Tuffandsam in...

Taylor Alexander Releases New EP Then Jets off to London 

Taylor Alexander is set to release his third EP release in as many years. The EP, Bleu, features a title track written and performed entirely in French! The band for the EP consists of members from local band favorites Archer's Paradox (Seth Huff, Stefan Wright) & Young Heirlooms (Kelly Fine,...

Our Weekend Picks :: March 21, 2014 

Each week we will highlight a few of our picks for the weekend. Some may be local, some may not, but as long as you are seeing live music in Cincinnati you are contributing! Our picks are below, but you can choose for yourself with our calendar here. (Or download our iPhone app here). Friday,...

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...

Count Down to Midnight with Red Wanting Blue! 

Red Wanting Blue is proudly based in Columbus, Ohio, but could easily be America’s local band. For years, singer and songwriter Scott Terry has gone about logging thousands of miles throughout the nation’s heartland, leading the group through hundreds of shows and making fans one at a...

Experience MPMF at Findlay Market! 

Findlay Market has announced the first annual MidPoint Music Festival Day Show event September 27-29, 2013! This 3 day event will showcase 13 local, regional and international bands and is free for the public. There will be 2 stages throughout the weekend–one will be located next to the OTR...

Daughters of the Midwest Concert Announced! 

Six musically talented female soloist pulled together by Kelly Fine of Young Heirlooms perform a free concert, Sunday at MOTR Pub entitled Daughters of the Midwest. The artists hope to foster community and fellowship among themselves and their fans as they vocalize their stories and adventures....

Don't miss the lusty Aly Tadros at The Comet Thursday! 

When Aly Tadros was offered her first paid gig, she had three original songs under her belt. The set time called for two hours. She took it anyway. Four years and over 700 shows later, that gutsy attitude has defined her as an ardent and auspicious voice among young singer/songwriters. Spacious and...

First Annual Irish Folk Hootenanny at Southgate House Revival tonight! 

Come show your Irish pride w/ The Blue Rock Boys, The Tillers, Jeremy Pinnell & The 55s, Kentucky Timbre, Mill Creek Revelry, MC Green, Unlucky Charms, Ceol Mhor, Young Heirlooms, Silver Arm, The Serfs, Magnolia Mountain Trio, and Red Cedars today!  This is a video release show for Young...

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...

Our Weekend Picks :: August 3, 2012 

There are a ton of shows to choose from this weekend, most notably the unique performance taking place at Washington Park tonight at 7:30pm! You can check out our picks below, or make up your own mind by going here. Friday, August 3:Cincinnati Pops Orchestra w/May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati...