Party in the Park kicks off Wednesday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The annual Party in the Park series, a staple of downtown Cincinnati spring and summer celebrations, has expanded to 16 weeks and will kick off on May 1.

Party in the Park, presented by 96Rock and Bud Light, is produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

Party in the Park returns to Yeatman's Cove along the banks of the Ohio River on Wednesdays beginning May 1 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. featuring "happy hour and a half" discounted drinks from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. This year's Parties will bring you the Bud Bar, a moveable Bud Light bar featuring bar-style seating, five Plasma TV's and ceiling fans for a cool breeze.

Local favorite Naked Karate Girls start the series on May 1 and end it on August 14.  Other bands returning to Party in the Park are local favorites as well: The Menus, 3 Day Rule, LDNL and DV8. This year's series will also include national recording artist Wayland on July 3 to kick off the holiday weekend.

The full series schedule includes performances by the following bands from 5 to 10 p.m.:

    • May 1, Naked Karate Girls
    • May 8, Jamison Road
    • May 15, Stranger
    • May 22, Final Order
    • May 29, The Whammies
    • June 5, The Menus
    • June 12, Pistol Holler
    • June 19, 3 Day Rule
    • June 26, LDNL (Lt. Dan's New Legs)
    • July 3, Wayland
    • July 10, Dan Varner Band
    • July 17, DV8
    • July 24, 4th Day Echo
    • July 31, Parti Gras
    • August 7, Danny Frazier Band
    • August 14, Naked Karate Girls    

More information on the Party in the Park series is at or at Live updates will be posted during the parties on Facebook and on Twitter via @CininnatiParty and #ParkParty.

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