Live Music Venues in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati Region

Browse top venues to watch live music in Northern Kentucky

Thanks to the variety of both indoor and outdoor music venues in the Northern Kentucky and Cincy region, concert season is year-round in NKY. Explore the list below to find the top live music venues in Cincinnati, Newport and Covington, Kentucky

  • The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center, Cincy: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Taft Theater, Cincy: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Riverbend, Cincy: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • PNC Pavilion, Cincy: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation: Newport, Kentucky
  • Truist Arena: Highland Heights, Kentucky
  • Southgate House Revival: Newport, Kentucky
  • Bogart’s: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Madison Theater: Covington, Kentucky
  • Devou Park Band Shell: Covington, Kentucky

Read on for more live music venues around Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky area.

Riverbend and PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati

If you live in NKY or Cincy, you’ve been to Riverbend. You’ve sat on the itchy turf of the lawn as you wait for your favorite artist to start playing the songs you know by heart. PNC Pavilion is right next to Riverbend, on the banks of the Ohio river.

Bogart’s in Cincinnati

Bogart’s is home to a famous brick wall. Each brick has a different band’s name on it and all of them have performed at Bogart’s. They host a variety of concerts, but what’s different about Bogart’s is their dance parties. There is a specific genre for each dance party. Hours of different artists play for the themed dance party, and there are several bars located throughout the venue.

The Taft Theater in Cincinnati

The Taft Theater in Cincinnati is an art deco style theater built in 1928. They host concerts as well as plays and musicals.

PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation in Newport, Kentucky

PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation is one of only three indoor/outdoor concert venues in the U. S. 

Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky

Southgate House Revival is a circa-1866 church that is home to live bands, open mike acts, and many other fun events.

Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky

The historic Madison Theater, in the heart of downtown Covington, Ky., takes pride in hosting a wide range of local talent. 

Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky

You can hear the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, live bluegrass music, and more at the Devou Park Band Shell in the summer.

No matter which side of the river you’re on, it’s easy to find great live music and entertainment in the Northern Kentucky region. 


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