For Immediate Release: August 2th, 2021

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


OTR’s oldest street festival returns to Main Street, celebrating the great New Orleans tradition of a Second Line Parade led by Nasti Nati Brass, and the Q-KIDZ Dance Team. Attendees are encouraged to join in this second line around OTR .

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.
August is time for the Second Line to celebrate the great New Orleans tradition. The Second Line Parade led by Nasti Nati Brass, Q-KIDZ Dance Team and stilt walkers from the Afrakan Artist Alliance steps off at 1:30pm at Main & Orchard St. Attendees are encouraged to bring their snazziest umbrella and join in this short second line around OTR. 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 with each other. The festival creators keep vendor fees low and are intentional with their outreach, working to recruit some of the region's newest and brightest entrepreneurs.
WHERE: Main Street OTR, in between E. 12th and Liberty Street.
Main Stage Line-up:
  • 12:00-12:15p Baba Charles Samba Parade
  • 12:15-1:15p Preston Bell Charles III
  • 1:15p Parade meets at Main & Orchard
  • 1:30-2:00p OTR Second Line Parade with Nast Nati Brass Band, Q-Kidz Dance Team, and Afrakan Artist Alliance Stiltwalkers
  • 2:00-2:15p Q-Kidz Dance Team Performance
  • 2:20-3:30p Nasty Nati Brass Band
  • 3:30-3:45 Q-Kidz Dance Team Performance
  • 4:00-5:00p Black Brass
Braxton Brewing Pre-Party & Mini-Market:
Braxton Brewing is the official Second Sunday 2021 pre-party location! Kicking off at 11:00am, Braxton Brewing will offer drink specials and a brunch menu from their partner restaurant, Pendalo Wingery. The brewery will also be hosting a handful of local vendors in their space, as a compliment to the Second Sunday on Main festival.

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