The Cincinnati Sinners to play Riverfest September 2, 2012
Broad Horizon Records, Inc. is pleased to announce that The Cincinnati Sinners will be playing this year’s Riverfest.
Hot on the trail of the release of their new single, She’s the One, The Cincinnati Sinners were invited to be one of 5 local bands to play the nation’s biggest Labor Day Party; Riverfest, or as it is more commonly known, The Cincinnati Bell / WEBN Fireworks.
The Fireworks started in 1977 as a celebration of 10 years of decadence by local radio station, WEBN. 80,000 people showed up in what would become the nation’s biggest summer blowout; growing in popularity and size, year after year after year. Several sponsors have come and gone (Hudepohl Brewery, Pepsi, Toyota) but one thing continues; a spectacular show by Rozzi’s Fireworks (Loveland OH) a synchronized soundtrack by the area’s largest Rock Station, and a ton of fun provided by some of the area’s best vendors and local musicians. The event routinely draws over 500,000 people to the Cincinnati Riverfront and is celebrating it’s 35th anniversary this year.
The Cincinnati Sinners are excited to be playing the prestigious and coveted event; having opened for Sebastian Bach, Jackyl, Quiet Riot, and appearing on the Monsters of Rock Cruise within the last 12 months. Their first single, Thunder, got modest airplay while their follow up, She’s the One seems to be THE one for the Sinners. Already in heavy rotation on Cincinnati stations due to the band’s addition to the fireworks festivities, a full fledged radio campaign for the single kicks off 10.11.12. Featuring Russell Jinkens (CJSS/Prizoner) you may have seen them recently on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue or in the upcoming video campaign for Fireball Whisky.
WEBN is a commercial album oriented rock (AOR) station licensed in Cincinnati and owned by Clear Channel Communications. The station serves the greater Cincinnati area since 1967 and is the home of many Cincinnati personalities. Besides a standard analog transmission, WEBN broadcasts over two HD Radio channels, and is available online via iHeartRadio.
Cincinnati Bell is the dominant tele communications provider for Cincinnati, Ohio and neighboring suburbs in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.Cincinnati Bell partnered with WEBN in 2007 to help sponsor the event.
Broad Horizon Records, Inc. is a Cincinnati based record label distributing quality music since 1987.
It’s bands are distributed digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Google Music, Spotify, Last FM, and more. Most can be found on +40,000 Touchtunes Jukeboxes nationwide.
Every Labor Day weekend, WEBN in Cincinnati puts on one of the biggest fireworks displays in the midwest. This end of the summer celebration has become a tradition in Cincinnati. Usually about 500,000 people are crammed into the banks of the Kentucky and Ohio sides of the Ohio River to watch the huge fireworks display.
Another thing that is always a constant for this massive celebration is live music. There are few stages set up on both sides of the river, where people can check out local and national acts for free!
In 2007, UGLY opened up for the band Operator. That show was somewhat of a fiasco (thanks Operator). You can read more about that here.
In 2008, UGLY was the headlining act for a bunch of local acts inluding Edge of Life, American Hardcore, Screaming Kings, Livid and Rootbound. The band had just returned from their European tour. Cincinnati was the last stop on their tour, before the band heads home to Detroit, and to the studio to record album #2.
UGLY’s set included their songs “Pusher”, “24 Hours”, “Friday Night (In The City)”, “The Cats Ass”, “Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll and Van Halen’s Unchained medley”and a brand new song “Close to You”.
This was a pretty fun show by UGLY. Lead singer Geo Tuebl was very interactive with the audience. He brought a young boy up on stage who he let play the tamborine during their set. Geo also went out into the crowd while signing some of the songs.
Chris Castro has taken over as drummer for UGLY, and he seems to fit in quite well. He does a pretty good job keeping the rhythm going with bassist Frank Green.
As much as I hate to see the summer concert season end, I was glad to have caught UGLY live again. I was happy that WEBN brought them in for this show. I will be anxiously awaiting their new CD.