Museum founders Anna and Charles Taft were devoted supporters of music in the community. The Taft Museum of Art continues that tradition with a variety of concerts throughout the year, including the Chamber Music Series, the Fall Jazz Series, and Taft Sessions. Most concerts are free and open to the public. Join us!


Saturday Sounds

Live music! Every Saturday, May through August, 1-3 p.m.

Grab a glass of wine and head to our patio and garden to enjoy the sounds of summer. Local musicians provide the perfect background music as you enjoy a leisurely day at the Museum with lunch or a drink from the café and beautiful music and art. Too hot?  We’ll move the cool sounds inside. Different acts each week, performing a variety of music and styles.

Saturday Sounds in July are made possible by a friend of the Taft.

July 5 – Desafinado

July 12 – Full Moon Ranch

July 19 – Classical Surprise

July 26 – Consort in the Egg

August 2 – Desafinado

August 9 – Richard Arnest, flute and recorder


For more information, call (513) 684-4515. Check back for updates!
FREE. Museum admission sold separately.


Taft Sessions

Enjoy acoustic music with a bit of folk and Americana at the Taft this summer with this set of free concerts inspired by the special exhibition. Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of local music in the Taft garden. Come early for lunch in the Lindner Family Café and Taft Highlights tour. Stay late and see the exhibition America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and “The Voyage of Life.” Cafe reservations strongly recommended: (513) 352-5140.

Shiny and the Spoon
Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m.

Shiny and the Spoon is no stranger to the Cincinnati scene. Playing together since 2008, this dynamic group performs with an unadorned simplicity and draws you in with their catchy melodies. Their lyrical songs have been described as whimsical, old-timey, charming, and intimate.


Hot Music/Cold Treats: Lagniappe
Sunday, August 24, 2:30 p.m.

Continuing the old-fashioned tradition of a neighborhood band concert and ice cream social, the Taft Museum of Art invites you to enjoy a free, late-summer treat under the shade in the garden. Lagniappe (pronounced Lan-yap), means “a little something extra” in Cajun French, and that is what you’ll get in this free concert by Cincinnati’s only Cajun New Orleans Jazz Blues Gypsy Band.

FREE. No reservations taken.

Sponsor: The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation


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