How do we know it’s spring? Because the Clifton Plaza live music series is back in action. Hosted by the adjoining Aquarius Star’s Om Cafe, the series kicked off Friday, April 26, with the band Vinylraptor.
The series takes place every Friday and Saturday, and runs from April 26 to September 21. For right now the shows will run from 6pm to 9pm, but that will probably change from 7pm to 10pm fairly soon (we’ll let you know).
When I spoke today to Cat Harpen, an employee of Aquarius Star’s Om Cafe, she emphasized that these music events are free, family friendly and a great way to meet new people. “We need some fun on Ludlow,” she added. “It’s time to spruce things up!” Examples of “sprucing up” she gave included Compassionfest, yoga on the plaza, art displayed in the plaza, and a very diverse mix of music. “We also have weekly events happening inside of Aquarius Star’s Om Cafe, such as Lyrical Insurrection every Wednesday through June,” she added, “and musicians who play live music in the store during the week, such as Twig & Leaf.”
All of that begs the following question: what if you want to perform as part of the Clifton Plaza Live Music Series, or host another type of event at the space? The answer: call Aquarius Star’s Om Cafe at 513-381-3436 and ask for Cat Harpen—or stop in Aquarius Star’s Om Cafe (their hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 9am-6pm).
Here are some of the other artists performing at the Clifton Plaza live music series:
4.27 Steve Falmmer
5.3 No Intent
5.4 Nick Sudbury’s Acoustic Philosophy
5.10 Jamie Willard
5.11 Twig and Leaf
5.18 Steve Flammer
5.24 Susan Gray Collective
5/25/13 A major fundraiser event called Compassionfest will be taking place in the plaza from 12pm-5pm. It’s a dog rescue fundraiser, and music will also be at this plaza event.
5.31 Red Beard’s Revenge
6.1 Joe Berger
6.7 No Intent
6.8 Rob McAllister
6.14 Correyville Sazuki with the Retreat Bluegrass Band
6.21 Destiny N August
6.22 Steve Flammer
6.28 Mike Connolly
6.29 Gypsy Cab plays with Ruthie Allen Lincoln