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POSTPONED Lucky Chops / Ernie Johnson From Detroit

Lucky Chops
  • Lucky Chops


    Lucky Chops has been unleashing high-energy brassy funk on the world since forming in NYC in 2006. The intensity of the band’s energy is fueled by their desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with others. That power has resonated with audiences around the globe, giving the band hundreds of millions of views on their online videos and leading to live performances in more than twenty five countries. Lucky Chops maintains a busy schedule touring across several continents. The band members are also committed to music education, regularly performing clinics and educational outreaches to help train and inspire the next generation of musicians.

  • Ernie Johnson From Detroit

    Ernie Johnson From Detroit


    Beginning in December of 2015, EJFD has always embraced a DIY attitude and work ethic, self-producing and releasing two EP’s within their first two years as a band. Starting out as a 6-piece band, and quickly adding keyboards, trumpet, and percussion, EJFD has exploded onto the Cincinnati live music scene, selling out venues across the city. Their smooth blend of afrobeat, funk, and jazz has garnered them praise from critics and musicians alike, in a city known more for indie rock, folk, and bluegrass music. In 2017, EJFD was nominated for their first Cincinnati Entertainment Award for the best Funk/Soul/R&B band. In 2018, they were nominated again for best Funk/Soul/R&B, but this time adding a nomination for the Best Live Act, solidifying their spot in the city’s bustling live music scene. Adding yet another nomination in 2019 for best Funk/Soul/R&B. Clad in black jumpsuits, donned with all kinds of patches custom to each musician, they resemble a team more than just a collection of guys playing music. Their live shows are usually high-energy, infectious dance parties, with the band playing for as long as 3 hours at a time. After throwing numerous, self-produced parties with the Cincinnati art collective, BUNK News (lights, projections, album artwork), including NYE shows every year since their beginning, EJFD unveiled their flagship event in 2018, Ernie Johnson From Detroit presents: Pelicans on the Breeze. The 1st Annual Ohio River Boat Cruise took place in September 2018 to massive acclaim from the sellout crowd. The smashing success of this 1st annual boat cruise paved the way for their landmark sellout of The Belle of Cincinnati for their second annual Pelicans on the Breeze 2: Booze Control, held on a beautiful night in August 2019.

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  • Day of Show: $18.00*

Show Description

In light of the order from Governor Dewine, all Taft Theatre events through April 5th are postponed.

Patrons who have tickets to any events at The Taft Theatre between now and April 5th should hold on to their tickets. We will be in touch with information regarding new show dates in the upcoming weeks.The health of our employees, patrons, artists and community is paramount. We look forward to seeing everyone back at The Taft Theatre very soon.