On October 7th from 12pm to 10pm, Community Matters will be hosting the 4th annual Bend in the River Art & Music Festival. This family-friendly event is free to the public and showcases the ongoing vibrant transformation of the Lower Price Hill neighborhood. Bend Fest will be held in and around TheSanctuary, a beautifully-renovated, historic former church built in 1847.
Bend Fest will feature local music ranging from bluegrass to alternative rock with headliner performances in the evening by The Tillers and Ben Knight & the Welldiggers. Opening performances will include community favorites MYCincinnati, MUSE│Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, and WordPlay spoken word poetry, as well as the up and coming young talent of the band Saving Escape.
A diverse group of local artists and other vendors will make our Art Alley come alive and St. Michael Street will become a kid’s area complete with fall, family-friendly games. Food & beverages at Bend in the River will also be available from local businesses, including craft beers from Rivertown Brewing & Barrel House, Buddy Fristoe’s Catering, and a community grill out.
All proceeds support the work of Community Matters.
About Community Matters
As a nonprofit organization, Community Matters exists to create a thriving and more just community by removing barriers to opportunity. We work closely with the residents of the Lower Price Hill neighborhood. Our work focuses on three core areas: 1) Family Stabilization – ensuring all residents have access to basic needs; 2) Economic Opportunity – working with neighbors to both earn and spend their income in Lower Price Hill; and 3) Neighborhood Revitalization – creating a thriving community where people choose to live, invest, and grow.