AMERICAN ORIGINALS: The Cincinnati Sound
March 7-8, 2020 | Music Hall
No longer on sale
A rediscovery of our musical roots.
John Morris Russell, conductor
Paul Shaffer, co-host, curator, keyboards and vocals
Ticket PricesFrom $25 adults/all kids $20
Concert DurationAbout 2 hours with intermission
This concert is part of the Pops Saturday, Sunday and Premier Series
- JMR and former Late Show with David Letterman band director Paul Shaffer co-host a celebration fit for a Queen City.
- Cincinnati has nurtured some of America's most important musical styles and musicians, including James Brown, the Isley Brothers, Hank Williams, Mamie Smith and the Stanley Brothers.
- Experience the legacy of American music born just blocks from Music Hall in local landmarks King Records and Herzog Studios, reimagined with the power of the Pops and special guests. Following the Saturday concert, join us in the Foyer for a funk & soul party, free with your ticket.
- "It's a unique mélange that started with folk, bluegrass, country and then branched into gospel and rockabilly and, eventually, into the funk sounds of James Brown. That happened right here." —Pops Conductor John Morris Russell in the Cincinnati Business Courier
Sample the legacy of music in Cincinnati and get ready for the concert with this playlist.