Memorial Hall OTR

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1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, US

Phone: (513) 977-8838


Memorial Hall is conveniently located in the heart of the revitalized arts district of Over-the-Rhine. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, this exquisite venue overlooks Washington Park, and is neighbor to Music Hall, the Transept, the School for Creative and Performing Arts, and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Memorial Hall also houses a special collection of artwork and artifacts of local civic and military history. More than 40 pieces are on display throughout the building, including the storied wreath that is said to have adorned Abraham Lincoln's casket when it passed through Columbus, Ohio. Other pieces previously on display are under the care of the Hamilton County Public Library and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Hosting more than 250 events each year, Memorial Hall offers an elegant setting for performances and unique spaces for social and business functions.


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The Del McCoury Band

Now helming the Del McCoury Band, with sons Ronnie and Rob, the ensemble did and continues to represent in a larger, growing musical community a peerless torchbearer for the entire sweep and scope of bluegrass history. Those many years, not to mention a good-natured willingness to stay alert to the latest sounds and opportunities around him, earned McCoury a whole new generation of fans, including some in unlikely places.

When: August 19, 2022 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Memorial Hall OTR
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Girl Named Tom

Small-town sibling trio Girl Named Tom seeks to create harmony in a world divided. With their distinctive harmonies and heartfelt performances, Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty won the hearts of America while becoming the only group to ever win NBC’s “The Voice.” In addition to their chart-topping covers (“River,” “The Chain,” & “Dust in the Wind” among others), GNT writes original music that will almost certainly project them to becoming the best-known harmony trio of their generation.

When: September 1, 2022 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Memorial Hall OTR
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The Paul Thorn Band with Angela Perley

Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths. Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character – as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, raised among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Paul Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine among many others, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time.

Angela Perley has spent the past decade onstage and on the road, creating her own cosmic swirl of alt-country, psychedelic rock, and amplified Americana along the way.

When: September 8, 2022 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Memorial Hall OTR
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Pinkalicious - The Musical The Altafiber RiseUp Women's Series

- Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
- Music by John Gregor
- Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
- Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann
- The Altafiber RiseUp Women’s Series

In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

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When: September 10, 2022 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Where: Memorial Hall OTR
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Ohio Open Doors Memorial Hall Tours

Explore a beautifully restored Beaux Arts gem as historic Memorial Hall, “home” of the Longworth-Anderson Series, opens its doors for free tours on Monday, September 12. The evening will consist of two tours bridged by a social hour (cash bar) in the ballrooms, featuring live music from jazz pianist Dan Karlsberg.

Please visit the ticket link: to make a reservation for one of the two tour times: 3 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Up to two guests may attend per reservation. Registration is required and limited to the first 20 registrants for each tour. Co-presented by the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society and Memorial Hall, with support from Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Programs.

When: September 12, 2022 3:00PM - 6:30PM
Where: Memorial Hall OTR
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Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Creator and innovator, musician and producer, artist, and philanthropist, Herb Alpert is a man with a profound passion.

A legendary trumpet player, Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, “Steppin’ Out,” fifteen Gold albums, fourteen Platinum albums and has sold over 72 million records. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight, at one point outselling the Beatles two to one. In 1966, they achieved the since-unmatched feat of simultaneously having four albums in the Top 10– and five in the Top 20. Herb Alpert also has the distinction of being the only artist who has had a #1 instrumental and a #1 vocal single.

Two time Grammy Award-winning vocalist and producer Lani Hall started her singing career in 1966 as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes’s breakthrough group, Brasil ’66. She left behind her city roots in Chicago and for 5 years performed throughout the world. While Lani’s singing career took her on the road, she also focused on her writing—committing to the page her personal impressions of the world around her. Sergio Mendes further expanded her writing career by asking Lani to write the English lyrics for many of the band’s Brazilian songs.

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When: September 19, 2022 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Where: Memorial Hall OTR
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Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull’s positively stellar career started early. That is, if you consider a Grand Ole Opry debut at age 10, called back to the famed stage a year later to perform with her hero and mentor Alison Krauss to be early. She played Carnegie Hall at 12; at 13 signed with Rounder Records and issued her debut, Secrets, and garnered the first of many nominations for Mandolin Player of the Year. She played the Kennedy Center at 16 and the next year became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. As a 20-year-old, Hull played the White House.

In 2010, Hull captured her first IBMA award for Recorded Event of the Year. She was shedding the prodigy tag, turning virtuoso, and releasing her second album, Daybreak, with seven of her own original compositions. In Byrdstown, she hosted an eponymous annual bluegrass festival.
“There’s a voice in the back of my head telling me to keep working, to keep moving forward,” Hull says. “You have to keep progressing and introducing new things.”
By 2016, Hull had reached a more mature place in her life and in her art. She tapped legendary bluegrass musician Bela Fleck to produce her third album, Weighted Mind. A departure from her opening pair of records that blended progressive elements with traditional structure, Hull let go of whatever preconceptions existed- both hers and those of her audience- and birthed a Grammy-nominated masterpiece.

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When: September 28, 2022 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Where: Memorial Hall OTR
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Croce Plays Croce A.J. Croce

A.J. Croce performs Croce Plays Croce, a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. This special event features such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle,” (a song written for A.J.), “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), and “Lovers Cross”, to name a few. Classic covers may include songs by Lieber and Stoller, Bessie Smith, and other folk and roots artists.


When: October 5, 2022 8:00PM - 11:00PM
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Madeleine Peyroux & Paula Cole

Cole pushes boundaries and touches hearts and minds with her songwriting. Her live performances are movements of passion. She was a seminal figure in the formation of the first Lilith Fair, and has performed the world over, for the Troops in the Persian Gulf, to coffee houses in small towns across America, to stadiums with Peter Gabriel, to elegant theaters. Now, twenty-five years later, Paula Cole will perform songs from her ground-breaking album, “This Fire” in select cities. This is a rare opportunity to witness her historical work.


When: October 19, 2022 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Memorial Hall OTR
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