The series opens May 3 with "Live from New York," featuring Nicole Zuraitis and an evening of original compositions, beautiful vocals and superb keyboard work. On May 17, it's "MJQ Déjà Vu All Over Again" with the third Music@BCM appearance of the great Modern Jazz Quartet tribute band. Beginning June 7, Music@BCM will take place each Thursday night through August 10, with the exception of July 5.
Weather permitting, concerts are held in BCM's outdoor amphitheatre at 1600 Montague Road - Devou Park, Covington KY 41011. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets for seating. In case of inclement weather, the events will move indoors.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Museum members pay for one admission and get the second one free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.
May 3: Live From New York - Nicole Zuraitis
The 2018 concert series launches with a charismatic performance by this award-winning vocalist, pianist and songwriter.
May 17: MJQ Déjà Vu All Over Again - MJQ Deja Vu
This group of popular Cincinnati artists gathers for a musical shout-out to the famous Modern Jazz Quartet
June 7: Bluegrass Defined - Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
An all-star performance by the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars. Country and bluegrass is on tap with this Cincinnati-based band which has opened for such national acts as Sam Bush, Blue Highway, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan and Ricky Skaggs.
June 14: 1st String, Second Line - Nasty Nati Brass Band
Mike Wade returns with the Nasty Nati Brass Band. Eleven pieces of power prove second line is first rate.This ensemble of brass, saxophones and drums describes themselves as "a socially conscious, New Orleans, second line-inspired brass band with our own jazz, fusion, funk and soulful sound."
June 21: Sgt. Pepper Spray
Like the sixties'sounds of the Beatles and Van Morrison? You'll love Sgt. Pepper Spray!
June 28: Let the Good Times Roll - Robin Lacy & DeZydeco
Robin Lacey & DeZydeco light up the stage with their special gumbo of music, exuberance and Mardi Gras beads.
July 12: It's Showtime - Leroy Ellington Band
Leroy Ellington, a soulful vocalist whose sound is influenced by R&B, rock, soul, jazz and blues, fills the stage with players and the air with the songs and entertainment you want to go on and on.
July 19: NOLA Come North - Hot Magnolias
The only thing that says New Orleans better than beignets and chicory is a concert with Hot Magnolias, an eight-piece band that will open your eyes and ears with exciting musical styles and showmanship.
July 26: Cleared for Takeoff - The Bluebirds
Marcos Sastre and The Bluebirds, with their sounds of Mussel Shoals, Stix and King Records, will prove again how high a five-piece blues band can soar.
August 2: Something New, Something Blue - Aron Levin & Heaters
The Heaters, with Aron Levin on guitar, bring the night alive with the powerhouse playing of Ben Levin, the tristate's amazing young keyboard master.
August 9: Big Finish - The Company
The summer of 2018 ends with Behringer-Crawford's favorite high energy, hard-driving cover band. Ramona Blaine and the Company guarantee that you'll be dancing in the streets.