The National are returning home this weekend and are hosting a weekend celebration of music, art, and cultural connections at Smale Riverfront Park. Saturday and Sunday will feature curated support from 20+ acts across two stages with The National closing each night with two unique sets.
During the weekend, the inaugural Homecoming event will be surrounded by several city-wide exhibitions, special performances, and more, including many in association with the 13th installment of MusicNOW. Events will include an installation by Lot of Sorrow collaborator and Icelandic multimedia artist Ragnar Kjartansson at the Cincinnati Art Museum; a premiere of the Cincinnati Ballet with Eighth Blackbird, Justin Peck, and Bryce Dessner. As well as a photography exhibition featuring The National.
Saturday, April 28 Lineup
Father John Misty
Mouse on Mars
‘Electric / Garcia / Haven Counterpoints’ featuring Bryce & Aaron Dessner
Tyshawn Sorey Trio
Crash Ensemble & Tyshawn Sorey
Crash Ensemble: Hans Abrahamsen's 'Schnee'
Sunday, April 29 Lineup
The National (performing "Boxer")
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Ben Sloan (feat. A Delicate Motor & Bryan Devendorf)
Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra perform Andrew Norman's 'The Companion Guide to Rome'
Crash Ensemble & Lisa Hannigan
Eighth Blackbird with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Bryce Dessner
Yuki Numata Resnick & Kate Ellis