Even before the new Covington Plaza was dedicated, The Carnegie held several outdoor musical productions on the riverfront. Now, the space will be the site of seven free Friday night concerts.
Newly dedicated Covington Plaza to host free Friday night events
COVINGTON, Ky. – Live music will reverberate around the newly redesigned Covington riverfront this summer with the Luv The Cov Concert Series.
Seven free concerts will be held at the Covington Plaza amphitheater on Friday evenings every week beginning this Friday, June 25.
Several of the concerts will be stand-alone events, while others will be part of larger festivals, including the three-day FedEx Rockin’ Taco Fest this weekend and the Glier’s Goettafest on July 29 and Aug. 6, according to event producer Coldiron Enterprises.
“We’re extremely proud to be a part of this exciting new venue at Covington Plaza, in a city with a rich tradition,” Coldiron COO Mario Cicchinelli said. “With a great view of the river and Cincinnati skyline, I’m confident that these events will be some of the finest and most exciting in the area.”
A rotating fleet of food trucks and beverage trucks will be present.
The concerts run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The venue – located between the Madison Avenue and Scott Boulevard overlooks – has amphitheater-style seating.
- June 25: Son del Caribe (part of FedEx Rockin’ Taco Fest).
- July 2: HiFi Honey.
- July 9: The Everyday People Band.
- July 16: Swan.
- July 23: 3 Day Rule.
- July 30: Kenny Welch Band (part of Glier’s Goettafest).
- Aug. 6: DV8: (part of Glier’s Goettafest).
A Facebook event listing for the series can be found HERE
Covington Parks & Rec Manager Ben Oldiges said the concerts represented another layer of the City’s plans to activate the new space, which was dedicated last Friday.
“The concert series will act as a weekly reminder of how unique and special the Covington Plaza location truly is,” Oldiges said. “Covington residents have been disconnected for too long from their front yard (so to speak), and we want to reconnect them. This concert series will provide a free, family friendly activity that will allow the Covington area the opportunity to come together and participate in good ol’ wholesome fun.”
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