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Behringer-Crawford Museum Announces Line-Up for Summer Concert Series

There’s something for everyone on Behringer-Crawford Museum’s [email protected] 2018 summer concert series. Jazz, blues, rock or pop, it’s all here. The popular concert series returns this May and continues through August with 11 family-friendly performances.

The series opens May 3 with "Live from New York," featuring Nicole Zuraitis and an evening of original compositions, performed by vocals and keyboard. On May 17, it's "MJQ Déjà Vu All Over Again" features the third [email protected] appearance of the great Modern Jazz Quartet tribute band. Beginning June 7, [email protected] will take place each Thursday night through Aug. 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. .Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, supporting local community organizations. Parking is free.

The 2018 [email protected] concert lineup:

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: Latin with a Twist - Mambo Combo

Mambo Combo is the biggest little band in the region with its alluring sounds of Latin jazz combined with the classic mambo, cha cha and tango. And the dancers that follow them are a five-star bonus!

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 2: 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 - Aaron Levin & Heaters

The Heaters, with Aaron 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.

For more information, call 859-491-4003, email [email protected] or visit www.bcmuseum.org.