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For Sunday, September 13
Monthly neighborhood street festival and market features new activations, pop-up shops and local artists
The OTR Chamber of Commerce presents its September Second Sunday OTR initiative (9/13) to drive an increase in support for its beloved Over-the-Rhine small businesses. September’s OTR-wide, masks-on, walkable market features over 50 participating brick and mortar shops in partnership with a diverse array of 41 pop-up shops and local musicians brought to you by Cincinnati Music Accelerator. Merchants and vendors will set-up on the sidewalk outside their storefronts to transform the whole neighborhood into a socially-distant sidewalk fair on the second Sunday of each month, 12pm - 5pm, through October.
The OTR Chamber hopes to shine a light on the unique and diverse small businesses in OTR with the help of the city’s independent vendors and local artists. Each brick and mortar storefront is encouraged to participate by activating on the sidewalk in front of their store, incorporating a sale or special, with the option of partnering with a vendor of color, LGBTQ+, women, and people with disabilities. An important goal of the OTR Chamber organization is to create the most diverse business district in the Cincinnati region, so Second Sunday OTR is an exciting new avenue to support new entrepreneurs who hope to be future business owners and help facilitate important relationships which are key to small business success.
Presented by the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, with presenting sponsors P&G and Kroger
To ensure the safest practices for this sidewalk market, all participating vendors and merchants must agree to operate under state guidelines, which includes maintaining 6-feet of distance between others and wearing masks when indoors or outdoors where you are unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members. The OTR Chamber is asking anyone who comes to shop and explore to be wearing a mask, unless actively consuming food or beverage. To provide options to shop at all comfort levels, the organization will also be sharing opportunities to shop OTR’s small businesses and participating vendors this Sunday from 12pm - 5pm on their Instagram page @OTRChamber.
Over-the-Rhine, including Vine St., Main St., Pendleton, and north of Liberty Race & Elm surrounding Findlay Market. For those who prefer to shop online, visit the OTR Chamber’s Instagram page @OTRChamber, or Second Sunday OTR webpage Visit for a map of all activation locations.
Sunday, September 13: 12pm-5pm
List of programming includes:
All activations can be found on the OTR’s Chambers webpage Visit for a map of all activation locations.
CMA Buskers: Expect to be serenaded as you stroll the neighborhood with local buskers playing live music.
Where: Throughout all of Over-the-Rhine
When: From 12pm – 2pm & 3pm - 5pm
Second Sunday Melting Pot: Join us for this immersive pop-up experience that celebrates local black creatives and their contribution to enhancing the Cincinnati arts, food and culture scene. Merchants will be set-up on the sidewalk outside of Lost & Found bar, with plans to transform the space into a cultural melting pot and sidewalk fair, featuring local Hyperrealist visual artist Gee Horton, Pata Roja Taqueria, and Cincy Nice Social House. 
Where: Lost & Found, 22 E 14th St.
When: 12pm – 5pm
“Thrive” Hip Hop Performance by ELEMENTZ: ELEMENTZ presents “Thrive”, a news series of public concerts and events presenting art and artists from Cincinnati’s own hip hop community.  In partnership with GOODS On Main, this pop-up performance includes Devin Burgess and Leo Pastel @thrivecincy
Where: GOODS, 1317 Main Street
When: 12pm - 5 pm
Music Hall Market and Live Performances: Mini-market and pop-up live performances outside Music Hall throughout the day (performance schedule TBD). Cincinnati Arts Association doing a wine tasting and wine bottles for sale. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra “Bravo Shop” will be open with discounts and selling Music Hall Pride shirts. Cincinnati Opera will have merch for sale and a pop-up performance (TBD, between 1pm and 3pm).
Where: Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.
When: 12pm - 5pm
Kroger's Treasure EmporiYum: This tasting pop-up will present a collection of Kroger's new and delicious products from their Simple Truth, Private Selection, and Kroger Brand private labels. These Tasty Treasures are exclusively found at Kroger stores only. There will be live screen printing onto reusable canvas grocery bags to be passed out to attendees and will enable them to receive their sample products through a contactless walk-thru experience.
Where: 12th and Vine Parking Lot
When: 12pm - 5pm
Vend the Haus: Felsenhaus and Uncut Republic have teamed up with Second Sunday OTR to bring you a one of a kind outdoor entertainment experience, complete with local vendors, live music + art, low contact activities, and giveaways! Live Music by MUUS, Ski Patrol, DJ Kombat, and Primal. Complimentary alcohol tasting for 21+ guests (must have valid ID). NO COVER | ALL AGES Masks Required | Social Distancing guidelines in place. Amigos Tacos | The Street Rat Pins | Tuff Vintage | Ezra Kalmus Art | Uncut Republic | Felsenhaus +more TBA
Where: Felsenhaus Parking Lot, 242 W McMicken Ave.
When: 12pm - 5pm
Findlay Market CMA Streetstage: The Street Stage Project is a busking project that positions various musicians around the OTR downtown area to provide live music to the community. The Street Stage Project is powered by ArtsWave and presented by Cincinnati Music Accelerator and 3CDC.
Where: Findlay Market: Elm & Elder St.
When: 12pm - 2pm
Showtune Sundays: This special edition of classic Showtune Sundays with your host VJ Fuel is “Everything GAGA”. Your bartender, Ian, will be mixing up the cocktails and fun! Masks are required and social distancing will be in full effect. Bring a friend and Sing Out Louise!!
Where: Below Zero Lounge: 1120 Walnut St.
When: 12pm - 5pm
ArtWorks Pop-Up Newsstand: As part of a city-wide campaign initiated by ArtsWave to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, this new project is helping to get youths to vote! The Newsstand will share information about voting and proper registration to mail to vote, while registering people to vote and to pass out voting guides. Information on the candidates will be provided by the league of Women Voters.
Where: 13th & Rodney Alley
When: 12pm - 5pm
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The OTR Chamber of Commerce has provided support to OTR's small business district since the very beginning, being a guide and resource for small businesses to create the OTR we know and love today. Since 1985, the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce has represented its members and the community with a mission to be the driving force for creating a strong economy while also promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity and celebrating originality. Our vision is for Over-the-Rhine to be a model neighborhood for inclusive urban revitalization.