Written by guest blogger Ryan Schatzman
How was your Fourth of July? Excellent? Exercised some Freedom like the great American that you are? Us too! Weâ€™re keeping the party going with the entire neighborhood with Second Sunday On Main this weekend, and weâ€™re bringing a fresh set of music to three different stages from the top to bottom of the street.
This Sunday, July 13th is the second installment of OTRâ€™s favorite way to celebrate Sunday Funday. Itâ€™s the only time you roll out of bed and bring your dog to grab one of those addictive Affrogato Gelato magic elixirs and catch a show in the middle of a historic neighborhood, so hey â€“ whatâ€™s not to love? Hereâ€™s the lineup.
Art on the Streets at the corner ofÂ Orchard & MainÂ starts the musical musings at 12pm with Allison Bishop and Mark Campbell of the Archers, a folk-pop duo that plays acoustic covers and quirky originals. Terri Burch and Hoop Roots, Inc. start the hula hoop part at 1:45pm, and Ben Hershorin rounds out the northern sets beginning at 3:30pm with acoustic indie and blues riffs.
Old Green Eyes begins the main stage festivities on 14th tunes before the Missed OTR Drag Queen Contest and Tryke Races get started. TheÂ Cincinnati Menâ€™s Chorus makes an appearance to sing a few great American songs and the National Anthem to kick off the Drag Races at 2:45pm, and Hugh Bob and the Hustle hit the stage at 4pm. Check them out in their video, â€œBlame Me;â€ theyâ€™re a north country band from Wisconsin that have the honky-tonk party down to a jam, so it should be a way fun swing town hoedown in the middle of the street.
In the Rock Paper Scissors tent at the south end of the street, Equator Bear takes to the mic at 1pm with jazz parlor-style indie folk. They have a tinge of Ben Folds in their sound, so itâ€™s a nice mellow way to start the day. Moriah Haven Lawson follows at 3pm with a soulful swoon and short strings. She has a really powerful voice and is great on the mandolin, so sheâ€™s definitely worth checking out when youâ€™re picking up that gelato we talked about. Finally, Nancy Paraskevopoulos closes it out at 4pm with what she calls â€œDreamy Folk Rock.â€ Youâ€™ll have to find out how dreamy it is for yourself. Thereâ€™s a lot to remember, so snapshot these schedule cliffnotes below and come support our community with us this Sunday.
RPS Tent (13th & Main)
1pm to 1:50pm: Equator Bear
3pm to 3:50pm: Moriah Haven Lawson
4pm to 4:50pm: Nancy Paraskevopoulos
MOTR StageÂ (14th & Main)
12:30pm to 1:45pm: Old Green Eyes
1:45 to 2pm: Missed OTR Drag Queen Contest
2pm to 3pm: Tryke Races
2:45pm to 3pm: Cincinnati Menâ€™s Choir
3pm to 4pm: Drag Races
4pm to 4:50pm: Hugh Bob and the Hustle
Art on the Streets (Orchard & Main)
12pm to 1:30pm: Allison Bishop and Mark Campbell
1:45 to 3:15: Terri Burch and Hoop Roots, Inc.
3:30pm to 5pm: Ben Hershorin