A Thriving Blues Music Scene Lives at Cincy's Winter Blues Fest

Winter Blues Fest will warm up your cold January with smooth and sultry blues music mixed with soul, jazz, rock, roots, groove, and more. Head to Cincinnati to see popular and less well-known acts take both big and small stages over two days.

Celebrate the Blues at This Cincinnati Music Festival

Details and the Blues Festival Venue

Winter Blues Fest is happening on January 27 and 28 at The Phoenix, a storied and historic landmark in Cincinnati that will be filled from top to bottom with great music.

For the Cincinnati music festival, various rooms in the venue will host lots of different bands and musical acts, including the Tea Room, the President’s Room, the Archway Ballroom, and the Grand Ballroom. It all starts on Friday at 6 p.m. and lasts well past midnight. Then, the music starts back up on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. in the Archway Ballroom.


Headliners for the event include Michelle Lundeen, otherwise known as the "Queen of Steam" and frequently commended for her commanding stage presence, Mike Wheeler Band, musical chameleons and a huge part of the Chicago blues scene, incredibly guitarist Davy Knowles, and Southern Avenue Band, a fresh and upcoming blues outfit from Memphis, Tennessee.

Include a stay at Marriott Cincinnati Northeast and plan a winter getaway full of the warm, soulful sounds of blues music, as well as a relaxing weekend retreat from the daily grind. Grab the Book Now and Save deal and take advantage of a discount on best available room rates when you book early. There are plenty of things to do in Cincinnati, so book in advance and save!