Signs and Songs: An Americana Music Series



The American Sign Museum will present Signs & Songs, an Americana Music Series, on June 17, July 8, and August 11. The series will spotlight three separate nights of live music by some of the Queen City’s top musicians. Cincinnati folk troubadour Jake Speed will kick off the series, and then host the next two concerts. Each band will illuminate a distinct genre of Americana music (i.e. folk-blues, New Orleans jazz, bluegrass) while audiences sip suds and soak in the signs of America’s bright past.     

The Queen City’s vibrant musical history will come alive as Speed, a five-time winner of Cincinnati’s Best Folk/Americana Musician, explains each band’s connection to some of the city’s many musical legacies (King Records, Herzog Studios, The Midwestern Hayride), which helped launch the likes of Hank Williams, Flatt & Scruggs, and James Brown.


 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for museum touring; the concert will start promptly at 7:00PM and wrap up by 9:00PM.

Advanced ticket purchases are $10.00 each and if there are any remaining the day they will be sold for $15.00

Seating is general admission


SATURDAY, juLY 8, 2017:

The Hot Magnolias

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The Hot Magnolias are a Cincinnati-based, New Orleans-style party band that features music ranging from 1920s traditional jazz favorites to 1970s funky dance songs. The Hot Magnolias’ talented eight-member group includes vocals, drums, bass, banjo, electric guitar, keyboards, saxophones, trombone, and trumpet.

fRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017:

Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band

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Continuing in the shadows of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and The Stanley Brothers, The Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band features lightning-fast fingers and three-part harmonies while showcasing a combination of traditional and original Bluegrass tunes. These boys will put a smile on your face and keep your toes tapping until the banjo can roll no more



American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45225
In the Camp Washington neighborhood

Phone: 513-541-6366
Fax: 513-701-2190