Mother's Day is this weekend and the city of Cincinnati is bursting with some great concerts and shows to check out over the holiday weekend. Shows range from heavy metal to R&B to folk music and everything in between. Here are just a few options that you can check out for the holiday. Some of the shows are perfect for the whole family and some have an age limit.
Heavy metal band Mastodon will be bringing their spring tour to the Taft Theatre on Mother's Day. The Atlanta-natives are touring in support of their recently released seventh studio album Emperor of Sand. The show will also feature performances from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. Tickets for the show are available for purchase here and all come with a copy of their new album. Tickets start at $39 and the show is all ages.
Industrial metal vocalist/guitarist Devin Townsend is bringing his Devin Townsend Project to Bogarts for a show on Mother's Day. The spring tour continues to support the band's 2016 album Transcendence. The show will also feature performances from Thank You Scientist and Oni. Tickets for the show are available for purchase here. Tickets start at $20. The show is for those 17 and up.
R&B/soul singer Eric Benét will be making a stop at OTR Live with Marsha Ambrosious on their M.e. Tour. Benét is touring in support of his self-titled 2016 seventh album. Tickets for the show are available for purchase here. Tickets start at $20 and the show is for those 21 and up.
Cirque Du Soleil presents OVO is headed to the U.S Bank Arena this weekend. The show will be playing Thursday through Sunday and is based around the idea of the "OVO", which means egg in Portuguese and its introduction to an ecosystem full of various insects. The cast is comprised of 50 performers from 12 countries. Tickets for the showings are available here. Tickets start at $46 and the show is open to all ages.
South Carolina singer/songwriter Edwin McCain will be making a stop at Live! at the Ludlow Garage on May 12. He is touring in support of his new EP O Edwin, Where Art Thou? Tickets for the show are available here. Tickets start at $25 and the show is open to all ages.