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!
Enjoy acoustic music with a bit of bluegrass, folk, and Americana at the Taft this summer with this set of free concerts. Local bands come out of the bars and into the daylight to share their tunes. Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of music under the tent in the garden. Come early for lunch in the Lindner Family Cafe and a Taft Highlights Tour. Stay late to see the exhibition Photographic Wonders: Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
FREE. No reservations taken. Cafe reservations are strongly recommended: (513) 352-5140
Sunday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.
Sleepy Andy Tracy, Tony Hall, and Michael Martin bring their unique American, folk, and bluegrass sound to the Taft. They have a wide range of instrumentation and top it off with a luscious three-part harmony.
Sunday, August 4, 2:00 p.m.
The Tillers (Mike Oberst, Sean Geil, and Aaron Geil) are the recipients of the 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for the Best Folk/Americana Act. Some of their songs come from Woodie Guthrie, some are southern blues laments, and many are anonymous relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies, and coal mines. The Tillers are magnetic showmen, mature musicians, and colorful storytellers.
Hot Music/Cold Treats
Sunday, August 25, 2-4 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 late-summer treat under the shade in the garden. Singer/songwriter Tracy Walker brings her unique blend of folk, rock, country, jazz, and blues to the Taft tent. Walker will be joined by Brian Rivers, guitar, Adam Sanregret, bass, and Ricardo Wilkens, percussion.
FREE. No reservations taken. Information: (513) 684-4515.
Sponsor: The Wohlegemuth Herschede Foundation.
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