Bobby Mackey & The Big Mac Band Play Free Show Saturday

At Smale Riverfront Park on the Banks, next to Great American Ball Park, Bobby Mackey & The Big Mac Band will be playing a free show at 3:30pm!

Mackey has had music bubbling through his veins since birth. "Out of everything in my life, music has always meant the most." Beginning as a small child singing along with the jukebox in his father's grocery store.  He picked up the guitar at the age of 4, learning the songs of his first favorite country musician, Hank Williams Sr.  His oldest brother gave him the Roy Robinson guitar (that he still owns) and history was in the making. Mackey moved north from his hometown of Lewistown, KY after high school to Covington in order to work on the railroad but music was always his first priority. He attended jam sessions on Sundays at local bars. Someone told Red Jenkins about Mackey..."and it was a perfect fit. I had never met any of the guys before. Red called me and asked me to be at this club. I showed up with my guitar and I like to say that we shook hands and ended up playing music." They ended up playing at clubs such as The Apple in Woodland, Boulevard in Springdale, and The Chuck Inn in Highland Heights. They played out for over an 8 yr span and then Mackey decided to get his own club. He found the place in Wilder that fit the bill and now 36 years later here we are...

Bring the kids out and introduce them to a Country Music Legend. Check out the recent performance in the VIP tent at Buckle Up Music Festival below:


Our Weekend Picks :: August 8, 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,...