Benefit to Rebuild Rabbit Hash General Store

Photo By Jeanne Sheridan

This whole house event, at the beautiful Southgate House Revival, put together by local musician and Rabbit Hash lover, Kelly Thomas (Wilder - and the first lady of Cincinnati Music), to bring the local music community together to help raise funds to rebuild the General Store in Rabbit Hash that was destroyed by fire on February 13, 2016. The store had been in continual operation since 1831, according to the Rabbit Hash Historical Society - a span in which 38 U.S. presidents took office. The store at 10021 Lower River Road was on the National Register of Historic Places. Not only was it a historical landmark, it served as a much loved performance space for many area musicians, for the past fifteen years.

The event will include performances by over 30 acts, a silent auction, and open mic, on Sunday. All proceeds to benefit The Rabbit Hash Historical Society and Terrie Markesbery, the store’s proprietor, for the rebuilding of The General Store.

$15 suggested donation per day or $20 for a weekend pass.  All ages event.

SATURDAY, May 28th ( Music Starts at 7:30)
The Center of The Universe Band                  Lightning Tim Trio
Jake Speed & The Freddies                           Mudpies
Lawson Family Reunion                                 Harlot
500 Miles to Memphis                                    Lovecrush88
Wilder                                                             Part-Time Gentlemen
Ricky Nye                                                       G. Miles
Rabbit Hash String Band                               Wonky Tonk
Honey & Houston                                           Hickory Robot

SUNDAY, May 29th (Music Starts at 4)
The Tillers                                                       Andyman Hopkins
Kentucky Struts                                              Shiny And The Spoon
Hillbilly Harem & Anna Mae                           Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
Ma Crow and The Lady Slippers                   Judge n Jury
Magnolia Mountain                                        The Turkeys
Straw Boss                                                    Moonshine & Wine
The Swells (Lexington)                                  Dallas Moore
Leroy Ellington Band                                     Krystal Peterson & The Queen City Band


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...