What's on tap this weekend: July 18-20 - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

What's on tap this weekend: July 18-20

Buckle Up Festival will bring country music fans down to the banks of the Ohio River for shows on six stages. Belt buckles encouraged. (Facebook/BuckleUp) Buckle Up Festival will bring country music fans down to the banks of the Ohio River for shows on six stages. Belt buckles encouraged. (Facebook/BuckleUp)
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Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.

Buckle Up Music Festival

From the man who brought you Bunbury and MidPoint, the three-day festival will bring country music fans down to the banks of the Ohio River for shows on six stages. Friday acts include Eric Paslay, Jamie Lynn Spears, Eli Young Band, Jamey Johnson and Alabama. Saturday features Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Nelson and more. Sunday performers include David Nail, Thompson Square and The Band Perry. Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Belt buckles encouraged.

Details: 2-11:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2-10:15 p.m. Sunday. Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $69 one-day, $154 three-day. www.buckleupfestival.com.


The Kolping Society of Cincinnati hosts the traditional German festival that dates back to medieval times serving German food, beer, wine, music and rides for kids. 

Details: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Rd., Springfield Township. $3, free ages 15 and under. www.kolpingcincinnati.com.

Kenton County Fair

Truck and tractor pulls, horse shoes, Miss Kenton County Pageant, rides, games, 4H livestock, spelling bee, food and more.

Details: Events begin 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Kenton County Fairgrounds, 2836 Harris Pike, Independence, Ky. $10 includes rides. www.kentoncountyfair.com.‎

Jay Mohr

The comedian, actor, radio host and bestselling author brings his stand-up comedy tour to Cincinnati. Mohr is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series "Ghost Whisperer," his time on Saturday Night Live and as sports agent Bob Sugar in "Jerry Maguire."

Details: 8 p.m. Friday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $32.50 plus taxes and fees. www.tafttheatre.org.

Cincy T-Shirt Market

A T-shirt mini market with dozens of shirts made by, for, and about Cincinnati. Local designers and printers on site with shirts featuring Cincinnati landmarks, locals-only inside jokes and more.

Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free admission. www.myfountainsquare.com.

PNC Summer Music Series: MidPoint Indie Summer

The 2014 Indie Summer Series lineup of local, regional and national artists, as part of the PNC Summer Music Series. Featuring Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites, DAAP Girls, Mardou and Young Colt.

Details: 7-11 p.m. Friday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free admission. www.mpmf.com.

Cincy Summer Streets

A celebration of Cincinnati's city streets and public spaces by creating a car-free area with art, dancing, bike riding, yoga and more.

Details: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. E. McMillan St. and Woodburn Ave. (Between Gilbert Ave. and Madison Rd.), Walnut Hills. Free admission. www.cincysummerstreets.org.

Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert

The multi-platinum country singer brings his Burn It Down stadium tour to Cincinnati. Miranda Lambert is also in the lineup, as well as Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.

Details: 6:35 p.m. Saturday. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. $29-$115 plus taxes and fees. Purchase on www.ticketmaster.com or www.stubhub.com.

SelfDiploma Summer Concert Series Week Eight: DJ D-LO

The Queen City's live music event every Saturday night in the heart of downtown. DJ D-LO, Joseph Nevels, Oregonia, Spearpoint, Brad Redford, Banducci and The Wheels, and Kyle English on the P&G Music Stage.

Details: 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free admission. www.selfdiploma.com.

Date Night Movies: Goldfinger

Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket and a date for a free showing of the third film in the James Bond series. Bond (Sean Connery) investigates a gold magnate's smuggling and uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. Rated PG.

Details: 9-11 p.m. Saturday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. www.washingtonpark.org.

Counting Crows

The band that brought you "Mr. Jones" and "Accidentally In Love" brings their summer tour to Cincinnati with Toad the wet Sprocket. 

Details: 7 p.m. Sunday. Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway, Downtown. $43 plus taxes and fees. www.horseshoecincinnati.com.

Classic Car Show

More than 250 hot rods, custom and classic cars parked along tree-lined streets and walkways of MainStrasse Village and Goebel Park, presented by KOI Auto Parts. Rain or shine.

Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. MainStrasse Village, Sixth Street Promenade, Covington. Free admission. www.mainstrasse.org.


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