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Discover New Music At Bunbury 2015

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The 4th annual Bunbury Music Festival takes place this weekend, Friday through Sunday! Three full days of music in Downtown Cincinnati’s scenic riverfront parks: what could be better?

While there is no excuse to miss headliners The Black Keys (Friday), The Avett Brothers (Saturday), and Snoop Dogg (Sunday), it is going to be tough to see every one of the impressive acts included. But that’s what we’re here for right?

We’ve been previewing local and national artists ever since the lineup was announced. We encourage you to read our previews below, and even drop by to see a band you aren’t familiar with–you will likely be pleasantly surprised!

Bunbury Music Festival 2015 Artist Previews

Indigo Wild »
When/Where: Friday 3p-3:30p @ Pavilion Stage 

Go Analog »
When/Where: Friday 4p-4:30p @ Pavilion Stage 

Playing To Vapors »
When/Where: Saturday 2:30p-3p @ Sawyer Point Stage 

The Decemberists »
When/Where: Saturday 6:15p-7:15p @ Sawyer Point Stage 

The Black Keys »
When/Where: Friday 9:45p-11p @ Yeatman’s Cove Stage 

Playing To Vapors »
When/Where: Saturday 2:30p-3p @ Sawyer Point Stage 

Matt & Kim »
When/Where: Friday 6:45p - 7:30p @ Sawyer Point Stage 

Father John Misty »
When/Where: Friday 4p-5p @ Yeatman’s Cove Stage 

Kacey Musgraves »
When/Where: Saturday 7:15p-8:30p @ Yeatman’s Cove Stage 

Tame Impala »
When/Where: Friday 8:45p-9:45p @ Sawyer Point Stage

Catfish and the Bottlemen »
When/Where: Friday 5p-5:45p @ River Stage

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas » 
When/Where: Sunday 4:15p-5p @ Pavilion Stage

Walk The Moon »
When/Where: Friday 7:30-8:45 @ Yeatman's Cove Stage

Brand New »
When/Where: Sunday 6:30-7:45 @ Yeatman's Cove Stage

Bummers »
When/Where: Saturday 3:30-4:00 @ River Stage

Royal Blood »
When/Where: Friday 7:30-8:15 @ Pavilion Stage

Twenty One Pilots »
When/Where: Sunday 8:15-9:15 @ Yeatman's Cove Stage

Bleachers »
When/Where: Friday 5:45-6:45 @ Yeatman's Cove Stage

Manchester Orchestra »
When/Where: Sunday 4:30-5:30 @ Yeatman's Cove Stage

Temples »
When/Where: Friday 4:30-5:30 @ Sawyer Point Stage



Brand New Back in the Queen City 

After six years of not releasing any music, alternative rock group, Brand New, released their new single “Mene” in April and are ready to showcase their new material to their Cincinnati fans on Sunday at the Bunbury Music Festival. The band, who have been together since 2000, consists...

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Bunbury Interview: Bummers 

Columbus foursome, Bummers, who recently rocked Nelsonville with their own style of fuzz beach-rock, will make their Bunbury debut this weekend. Since I’m unable to tell just how many times I’ve made Bummers apart of my evening plans (whiskey), I do remember having the best time at each...

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Bunbury Preview: Royal Blood 

We were all taught that success comes with time and hard work, but the accomplishments of English duo, Royal Blood, seemingly occurred overnight. I made the trek to The Shelter in Detroit in July of last year to see Michael Kerr and Ben Thatcher bust open everyone’s eardrums while...

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Twenty One Pilots Come Back to Cincy for Bunbury Music Festival 

Coming back for the second time to the Bunbury Music Festival, Ohio natives, Twenty One Pilots, will be performing on the Sawyer Point stage on Sunday to hundreds of screaming fans, showcasing their new material. The band released their fourth studio album called Blurry Face in May which includes...

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Bleachers to be Carried Away at Bunbury Music Festival 

Jack Antonoff has been through a whirlwind of musical points in his life with being a lead singer of Steel Train, to guitarist of Fun., to writing songs for artists such as Taylor Swift and Sara Barielles, to starting an 80s pop-punk inspired side project called Bleachers. Antonoff was on tour...

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Manchester Orchestra Set to Play Bunbury 

Nothing gets people moving like a deadline. Andy Hull was barely past high school when he got handed a very important one. His father gave him an ultimatum - he had one year to pursue his music career. That’s it. If he didn’t succeed after that - essentially his freshman year of...

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The mystical sounds of Temples Opens Up the World of Bunbury 

2014 was a healthy year for European imports in the United States.   One of those acts to make a significant break-thru into our listener’s minds & hearts was Temples (formed in 2012 in Kettering, England).   One of their fellow Heavenly Recording Artists The Wytches is also a...

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Walk the Moon Back in Hometown for Bunbury Music Festival 

Locally known alternative pop heroes, Walk the Moon, will be coming back to their hometown to play at the Bunbury Music Festival on Friday on the Sawyer Point stage at 7:30! The band consists of Nicholas Petricca on lead vocals/synths, Kevin Ray on bass/vocals, Sean Waugaman on drums/vocals, and...

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Catfish and the Bottlemen Bring U.K. Rock to Bunbury 

Catfish and the Bottlemen are one of those bands that one falls in love with immediately. I have a feeling that this will be one of the standout sets of Bunbury Music Festival.  Catfish and the Bottlemen are Van McCann (lead vocals, guitar), Johnny Bond (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass)...

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Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas at Bunbury Music Festival 

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas will play Bunbury Music Festival on June 7th in support of their critically acclaimed debut Secret Evil.  Rolling Stone, Latina Magazine, USA Today, People Magazine, Nylon, MTV, KEXP, Alt Latino, Paste (one of their artists of the...

Bunbury Preview: Tame Impala 

When Australian psych rockers Tame Impala burst onto the scene in 2010, it would’ve been a forgivable offense to think they were part of a bandwagon trend. MGMT were riding a wave of success with their own psych-rock success Oracular Spectacular, and pulling a host of soundalikes along with...

Bunbury Preview: Kacey Musgraves 

Same Trailer, Different Park didn’t have any of the predictable elements of a mainstream country success. Kacey Musgraves’s 2013 major label debut was subtly produced, its biggest single endorsed pot smoking and lesbian sex (“if that’s something you’re into”),...

Bunbury Preview: Father John Misty 

Despite only being two albums deep into his life as Father John Misty, Josh Tillman is hardly new to the rock world. He joined Seattle folk rock juggernaut Fleet Foxes on drums after the release of their eponymous 2008 debut, remaining a key creative member until the end of the Helplessness Blues...

Matt and Kim Marching Towards Bunbury 

Going to the concert of a band you don’t know can be a real harrowing experience. If you haven’t heard them before, you’re trying to digest something that might normally take three to four listens to fully appreciate. If you’ve heard of the band, but only know a couple...

Playing To Vapors Release “Whisper” Video 

Playing To Vapors is an independent band from Columbus, Ohio, with a unique style groove-based alternative rock. They will be playing Bunbury Music Festival on Saturday, June 6th at 2:30 on the Sawyer Point Stage! Check out our interview with the band HERE. [Add the band to your Bunbury Schedule...

The Black Keys Come Home 

The Black Keys are the biggest band that's ever come out of Ohio. "Wait, but what about...?" Nope. Any other artist you can throw at this argument formed elsewhere or left before they got huge. The Black Keys are a product of Akron, which they called home until moving to Nashville in 2010, but by...

Bunbury Preview: The Decemberists Move Forward, Look Inward 

The Decemberists are miles removed from the club-dwelling road warriors that turned out four stellar LPs in as many years between 2002 and 2006--the same period of time it took them to make What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, their seventh album and fourth on Capitol Records. Ever...

Playing To Vapors Release New EP Just in Time for Cincy Shows 

Playing To Vapors explores questions in their music, rather than trying to provide answers. Is there a relationship between geometry & music? Can one composition be objectively better than another? Do sounds bare significance in terms of representing specific emotions and ideas? Each individual...

Go Analog are Ready for Bunbury Music Festival 

Go Analog is an alternative (indie) rock outfit based out of Columbus, Ohio. The band, who was recently announced as a performer at this year's Bunbury Music Festival, is currently working on an untitled second EP, which will be released in August. Matt Fisher, the band's drummer, who...

Indigo Wild Release New Single, Playing Bunbury Music Festival 

“High Point”, the new single from Indigo Wild dropped yesterday! Go have a listen HERE! Indigo Wild poses a unique brand of no-coast indie rock, distinguished with lyrics that illustrate the tangible true-life stories of four Columbus, Ohio natives crafting their own version of the...