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Second Sunday on Main is August 11

2013 marks the eighth year of Second Sunday on Main (SSOM), the eclectic neighborhood street festival of historic Over-the-Rhine. The third event of the season is Sunday, August 11 from noon to 5 p.m. and promises great entertainment and friendly competition with the Third Annual Hudepohl Bier Laufen and more. Expect wonderful local goods vendors, activities for the whole family, food trucks, live music, an outdoor beer garden by Christian Moerlein, and sales and specials from the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Main Street. Main Street between Thirteenth and Liberty Streets is closed to vehicular traffic each Second Sunday through October to showcase the event. SSOM is FREE and open to the public.


Sunday, August 11 Highlights:

Hudepohl Bier Laufen:

12:30 p.m.           Parade of Bier Laufens

1:00 p.m.             Timed Trials Elimination Round

2:15-3:30 p.m.   Heat Races and Championship Race

3:30 p.m.             Awards Ceremony Race

Bier Laufen, a “high speed” competition of makeshift racing carts through a hay bale obstacle course, makes its return to Cincinnati -- but this time to the middle of Main Street in Over-the-Rhine. The racing carts are designed by local bartenders and they compete for the title of Bier Laufen Champion. The shops and galleries on Main Street, and an outdoor Christian Moerlein beer garden, are also open on Second Sundays. Laufen contestants include Arnold's (Two-time defending champ), Bakersfield,  Cincy By The Slice, The Drinkery, Japp's, Kaze, Neons, The Lackman, Milton's Prospect Hill Tavern,  MOTR, Mr. Pitiful's, Washington Platform.


Art on the Streets Featured Performing Artists Schedule (two performance tents):

From noon to 5 p.m.

12:00 p.m.           Studio Kre8v of Elementz; and He, Him and Her jazz, Celtic, folk, rock trio featuring Olivia on vocals, Justin on guitar and Stephen on violin.

1:00 p.m.             Baby Money singer­songwriter; and Kimberly Spivey Hooping with Cincinnati Flow Arts and Drum Circle

2:00 p.m.             Juicy Jays Indie, Funk, Soul Music; and Queen City Dixie Cats Dixieland and Blues

3:00 p.m.             Kimberly Spivey Hooping with Cincinnati Flow Arts and Drum Circle; and Preston Charles new violin music

4:00 p.m.             Jon Evans of We Are Snapdragon; and Standards with Melisa duo keyboard and singer


Celebrity Chef Demonstration:

Chef Julie Francis (Nectar), and Richard Stewart (Carriage House Farm). Chef demos start at 2:30 p.m. inside Mr. Pitiful’s. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. FREE; No reservation required; seating is first-come, first-seated.


Live Music Main Stage:

12:30-1:30 p.m.                 The Hot Magnolias (Cincinnati)

2:00-3:00 p.m.                   TBA

3:30-5:00 p.m.                   John Michael Rouchell (New Orleans)

Save the Date for these upcoming Second Sundays on Main:

Sunday, September 8: Dance on Main featuring dance performances on three stages, including contemporary, modern, ethnic, folk and more

Sunday, October 13: Community with a non-profit fair and family friendly fun


2013 Second Sunday on Main is supported by the following sponsors:

3CDC, Below Zero Lounge, Christian Moerlein, MOTR Pub, Merchants of Main Street, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Rosemary and Mark Schlachter, Urban Sites, WNKU, Yelp