Celebrated soulful ensemble JJ Grey & Mofro will head to Cincinnati following the release their latest recording Ol’ Glory. The record contains 12 new songs that feature the deep, soulful blend of blues, rock, folk, funk, gospel, gritty R&B, and personal, Southern-inspired narratives that have become synonymous with JJ Grey & Mofro. A true Southern renaissance man, JJ Grey’s intensely charismatic live performances, combined with the incredible musicianship of Mofro, have connected with audiences all over the world. Their work has been praised by the press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Relix, The Oxford American, and many more.
Following the success of “Dancing with the Stars: Live! – Hot Summer Nights” and the 25th Season of Dancing with the Stars, America’s favorite dance show, produced by BBCWP, is going back on tour across America this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live! – Light Up The Night.” Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live at the Taft Theatre on February 1st. This all-new production showcases every style of dance seen on ABC’s hit show produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, from sizzling salsas to elegant waltzes and high energy group numbers, plus original pieces choreographed by Emmy© winning choreographer Mandy Moore.
It would seem that Kathleen Madigan is one of the hardest working comics in the business: she tours 250 night a year, manages to keep producing hour-long comedy specials, and is beloved by her fellow comedians. Lewis Black says, “She's the fun lady at the end of the bar with a lot of opinions and only half the information. She's one of the best comics working today and one of my favorites and I'm not getting paid to say that. And she beats me in golf which is just bullshit." Ron White had this to say: “There's nobody better than Maddy. Smart and just crushes it every time. She's not just one of the best 'female' comics, she's one of the best comics, period.”
Detroit native Jax Anderson (aka Flint Eastwood) returns to Cincinnati’s Taft Ballroom following an impressive Cincinnati debut at Midpoint Music Festival in September. Flint Eastwood is what happens when family and friends gather in the forgotten spaces of an embattled city and are left to create with no rules, no boundaries, and nothing holding back.
Two-time GRAMMY Nominee Tommy Emmanuel, whose five-decade career has garnered hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, will be bringing his passionate and infectious live show to Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre on February 15th. Joining Tommy as special guest will be renowned singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell.
It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.
Comedian Eddie B brings uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic portrayal of a teacher’s hectic life with “Teachers Only Comedy Tour” to the Taft Theatre on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8 pm. Eddie B is comedy on steroids! The Houston native is single handedly changing the comedy game, tapping into the minds of teachers around the world and selling out major arenas throughout the country in minutes.
SPECIAL OFFER: Every online pair of tickets purchased includes one physical or digital copy of Miguel’s latest album, War & Leisure. You will receive an additional email after your purchase with instructions on how to redeem your album. One album per every pair of tickets. US/CAN residents only. Not valid for Fan to Fan Resale.
Eric Johnson has announced plans to perform his celebrated album AH VIA MUSICOM in its entirety at dates across America in 2018. Johnson shares, “I listen to the fan feedback and comments as I plan my projects and tours. That's how I got into the recording and subsequent tour with Mike Stern. Same thing with the acoustic recording and tour because I kept hearing ‘Hey when are you gonna do that acoustic record you've been talking about for years’. But by far, the most feedback I've been getting from fans is to play the entire Ah Via Musicom record live so I figured I've put this off for too long. The time is now, and the timing worked out for Tommy Taylor and Kyle Brock to be involved too so here we go.”
Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as a jack of all trades and one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. Following years of a successful contemporary pop career, the New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter crossed over into the classical world, now working on his second opera to premier in the fall of 2018. Wainwright’s show in Cincinnati is a special, one-night-only, solo acoustic show not to miss!
Long-time friends Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin come together for one incredible acoustic evening of music as these two master performers and songwriters share songs and stories.
It’s like Whose Line Anyway, only it’s Whose LIVE Anyway. Enjoy a completely improvised 90-minute show of games, scenes and songs that will tickle not only your funny bone, but every bone in your body. Bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage!
Billboard put it best: “Everything this act has ever released is spectacular.” The 10-time Grammy Award winners return to the Ballroom at the Taft Theatre for the first time since 2015. Voted “Best Country & Western Band” by Rolling Stone, “Touring Band of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music, and honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Americana Music Association, Asleep at the Wheel is a band’s band that country music lovers would be remiss to sleep on!
Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 65 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that brought them to their major label self-titled debut album released on Sony Music Masterworks in 2012. This release was followed by their sophomore album, The Piano Guys 2, holiday album, A Family Christmas, Wonders, The Piano Guys Live! and recently released Uncharted album all available now on Portrait, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks. Don’t miss the chance to see them live!
The Cincinnati Men’s Conference is back! Hear the nation’s top motivational speakers on what it means to be the best version of a man you can be. Meet other men from all walks of life and hear compelling faith-based keynotes that will transform your journey on becoming the best version of yourself. Speakers include former Moeller High school and University of Notre Dame Head Football Coach, Gerry Faust. EWTN television and radio personality, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. Founder of Reason For Hope Foundation, Fr. Larry Richards. The Archbishop of Cincinnati, Dennis Shnurr and a surprise headline speaker TBA. Join thousands of men to engage and be inspired. More information at www.CincinnatiMensConference.com.
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show returns to the stage in 2018 for a very special '45th Anniversary' retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon.
Comedian, author, documentarian, and Emmy-nominated TV star Bill Maher brings his politically-charged stand-up act to Cincinnati with a show at the Taft Theatre this spring! The acerbic comic will surely bring much political commentary and dissection of current events, as seen on his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” to the Taft Theatre stage this spring.
Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games and join the biggest dance party around!
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the John Prine performance originally scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Taft Theatre has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 9, 2018. Ticket holders are encouraged to hang on to their original tickets as these will be honored on the rescheduled date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but look forward to seeing everyone at the rescheduled date.