For Immediate Release: September 8th, 2021

Media Contacts: Kelly Adamson / 513-470-1379 / [email protected]


OTR’s oldest street festival returns to Main Street, celebrating an important chapter of its artistic and cultural history this September with King Records Month.

Returning for its 16th year, Second Sunday on Main (SSOM) is a free neighborhood street festival in Cincinnati’s historic Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. This monthly celebration includes vibrant arts and music programming, a diverse and eclectic vendor market, and the Braxton Brewing Biergarten lounge. Cincinnati Music Accelerator brings their Mobile Stage Trailer to 12th and Main, to complement the SSOM Main Stage programming. The event’s September theme, “King Records”, celebrates the mark of the beginning of what would become one of the most crucial record labels in the history of music. Second Sunday on Main is honoring the 78th year of the label Syd Nathan built in 1943. Celebrations include performances of record label hits by Afrochine and The Comet Bluegrass Allstars and a hot rod vintage car show. Each month from July to November, SSOM invites visitors and residents alike to explore Main Street’s 30+ participating shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars, along with more than 100 vendors. Second Sunday on Main has become more than just a street fair, as it has evolved into being an incubator festival, attracting aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the region to sell their goods, build their customer base and network. The festival keeps vendor fees low and is intentional with outreach, recruiting some of the region's newest and brightest entrepreneurs. SSOM is an Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce signature event with the help of presenting sponsors P&G and Kroger.
WHERE: Main Street OTR, in between E. 12th and Liberty Street, with a vintage car show occurring on 13th Street, in front of the historical Old Saint Mary’s Church.
Main Stage Line-up:
  • 12:15 - 1:15 p Jake Kolesar
  • 1:30 - 3:45 p Afrochine
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
Vintage Car Show: Presented by the Oh Sh*t Car Club (O.S.C.C.), bringing Muscle cars from the '60s & '70s era.
Braxton Brewing Pre-Party Partner:
Braxton Brewing is the official Second Sunday 2021 pre-party location! Kicking off at 11:00am, Braxton Brewing will offer drink specials and brunch from partner restaurant, Pendalo Wingery .

SSOM is an Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce signature event with the help of presenting sponsors P&G and Kroger .