Wed 7/18 @ 7:30PM
Wed 7/25 @ 7:30PM
While the Ohio City Stages series (now dubbed “City Stages”) started far afield from its original location outside Ohio City’s Transformer Station, with last week’s kickoff in University Circle, the action returns to the original location for the next two concerts.
On Wed 7/18, Malian singer/songwriter Sidi Toure will perform on the outdoor stage. He’ll be promoting his new release Toubalbero, a high-energy blend of electronic and acoustic sounds, steeped in Malian traditional music. Several nearby FRONT venues will be open until 9pm, including the Transformer Station, SPACES and St. John’s.
Then on Wed 7/25, Puerto Rican salsa ensemble Orquesta el Macabeo will perform their lively dance music, which draws on both the traditional sound of “salsa gorda,” featuring heavy, dance-friendly salsa instrumentals and other sounds, including reggae, ska and punk. The 11-member band should make a big sound that will fill the street with dancers.
Both concerts take place a the corner of E 29th and Church where a large stage is erected and the streets are closed for dancers and listeners (bring a chair!). Food and drink will be available. The City Stages concerts are all free. Both night, several nearby FRONT venues will be open until 9pm, including the Transformer Station, SPACES and St. John’s.